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#1 Mamabug

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:09 PM

Exchanged presents with my sister on the weekend. She knows three of the six people in my family have been on an elimination diet for food intollerances for a couple of months now. I have spoken to her about it a few times.

When I opened my gift from her I was very chuffed with the fantastic measuring jug she gave me -  it is a seriously great jug!

The part that made me go HUH???? was that it was filled with little packets of instant pudding, jelly crystals and choc bits......

I get what she was doing - the whole kitchen experience thing of equiptment and something to make in the jug.

But surely she would have had a little voice in her head saying "Hmmm. Food intollerances - maybe I'll just give her the jug"...especially since she herself has food allergies!!!!!!

Love my sister dearly, so I shall assume she had a lot more important stuff on her mind at the time... roll2.gif roll2.gif  

Anyone else had an amusing 'huh' gift yet this Christmas??

#2 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:14 PM

DH has diet & medication controlled diabetes. He got biscotti as his Secret Santa at work. We can only presume the person allocated to him was someone new or someone from another office. Oh well, his workmates are enjoying the tin of biscotti!

#3 Country (deci)Mel

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:15 PM

I'm sure they made it look very pretty.

And I guess you are sorted the next time the primary school asks you to bake a donation for the fair?

Love a good jug myself...  they make me happy in a way I can't explain

(is now the time to admit I have 3 pyrex and an uncounted amount of non pyrex jug shaped measuring paraphernalia in my kitchen?......... and I'm not really one for measuring!)

#4 MummaSgettie

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:16 PM

I still can't get over the terribly sexy size 18 G strings my MIL gave me quite some years ago...I was a size 10 at the time!





#5 Mamabug

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:18 PM

Ah Mel, I DO understand without judgement. My new Pyrex jug leaves me with a tingle in the sub-cockle region!

It's the one with the measurements on the inside so I don't have to bend down to look at the side for accuracy. It has cup, ml and oz measurements and can measure a whole litre in one go....sigh.... wub.gif

#6 Country (deci)Mel

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:21 PM

QUOTE (Mamabug @ 17/12/2012, 01:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's the one with the measurements on the inside so I don't have to bend down to look at the side for accuracy. It has cup, ml and oz measurements and can measure a whole litre in one go....sigh.... wub.gif



I HAVE THAT EXACT JUG!

You won't be disappointed, no siree!   I last used that one for cous cous-ing on Saturday night.

#7 Mamabug

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:28 PM

Do you cover it when cous-cous-ing? I thought you had to cover it so the steam didn't escape...or something...

We can actually eat cous-cous, so that may be the first use for my wondrous jug!

#8 imamumto3

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:32 PM

I have asked my dad for a new Pyrex jug for Xmas, I thinks I'm mad that I want one bigger than 500ml

Edited by imamumto3, 17 December 2012 - 12:36 PM.


#9 Mamabug

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:33 PM

imamumto3 - welcome to the measuring jug love-in!!! You're among friends here. biggrin.gif

#10 Country (deci)Mel

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:36 PM

Cous cous Countrymel style..

Cup of cous cous in wondrous jug
Stir through some powdered garlic and whatever spice will go with tonight's meal.
Add cup of boiling water and cover with glad wrap

Wander off and get distracted by pretty things.

Uncover cous cous and fluff with a fork
Add sliced spring onions and sometime some sundried tomatoes.
And some butter

Re-cover and microwave for about 3 mins

Fluff again with a fork

Serve with joy from magnificent jug..

#11 niggles

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:40 PM

Nothing looks quite as nice as when artfully arranged in a jug. Biscottini in a jug, breadsticks in a jug, lollies in a jug, palm beach martini by the jug...

This is not my wtf gift but it's the best I've ever seen. A colleague of mine (female) was given a reindeer printed tie with a red light in it's nose for a secret santa gift. We checked the not so secret when you're on the social committee list to find it was given by another female colleague who we'd always suspected of having a crush on said giftee. A swing and a miss.

#12 Cranky Kitten

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:12 PM

Darn it I have jug envy.

#13 Feral timtam

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:24 PM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 17/12/2012, 12:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cous cous Countrymel style..

Cup of cous cous in wondrous jug
Stir through some powdered garlic and whatever spice will go with tonight's meal.
Add cup of boiling water and cover with glad wrap

Wander off and get distracted by pretty things.

Uncover cous cous and fluff with a fork
Add sliced spring onions and sometime some sundried tomatoes.
And some butter

Re-cover and microwave for about 3 mins

Fluff again with a fork

Serve with joy from magnificent jug..


Ooh, sounds yummy. Off to try it right now in my wondrous (and for a change clean) jug.

I've repressed the memory of my biggest "Huh?" gift. It's just too traumatic. Think 18 years old and getting given a toy with "ages 3+" written on it that was purchased in a cheapie shop. I'm thinking that for the price the giver paid for it, she could have at least bought me the fluffy handcuffs that were across the aisle from it, I would have gotten some use out of them.

#14 Mamabug

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:33 PM

QUOTE (Cranky Kitten @ 17/12/2012, 02:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Darn it I have jug envy.

A little jug porn for you...

#15 silver-rain

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

Oooh, measurements on the INside - I envy your jugs!
Wait, that came out wrong........

#16 Mamabug

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:37 PM

QUOTE (silver-rain @ 17/12/2012, 02:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oooh, measurements on the INside - I envy your jugs!
Wait, that came out wrong........


No, don't apologise - I'll accept jug envy in any form!!!!

#17 Feral_Pooks

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:42 PM

I have a wondrous jug too!

One time I got a car cleaning sponge and squeegee. Didn't have a car.

#18 mandarins

Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

QUOTE (MummaSgettie @ 17/12/2012, 01:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I still can't get over the terribly sexy size 18 G strings my MIL gave me quite some years ago...I was a size 10 at the time!


I could only guess that was something she bought for herself and didnt keep or it was a re-gift. Was she closer to a size 18 at that time?

#19 Lazycow

Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

I'm jealous, My wondrous jug only holds 500ml sad.gif

Now I want a big one...*Wanders off to add a 1.9ml wondrous jug to Christmas list*

#20 Expelliarmus

Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:19 PM

I bought a jug like that recently. A pyrex, read on the inside jug of win.

Awesomeness in a jug.

#21 Mousky

Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:28 PM

QUOTE (MummaSgettie @ 17/12/2012, 01:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I still can't get over the terribly sexy size 18 G strings my MIL gave me quite some years ago...I was a size 10 at the time!



Me too! I'm a size 12, my SIL is an 18, she gets given 14-16 and I get the size 18 or extra large size. Worst thing is, I oftern cant swap sizes as they would have been purchased months and months in advance and now there is no stock. Ive actually asked DH to have a quiet word with her. Wel'll see how that goes, she's very dense.

#22 Excentrique Feral

Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:29 PM

This is my first dairy free xmas.

Have already received chocolate. Lindt chocolate.  cry1.gif

#23 namie

Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 17/12/2012, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cous cous Countrymel style..

Cup of cous cous in wondrous jug
Stir through some powdered garlic and whatever spice will go with tonight's meal.
Add cup of boiling water and cover with glad wrap

Wander off and get distracted by pretty things.

Uncover cous cous and fluff with a fork
Add sliced spring onions and sometime some sundried tomatoes.
And some butter

Re-cover and microwave for about 3 mins

Fluff again with a fork

Serve with joy from magnificent jug..

Ohhh yummo! But I don't have a jug big enough sad.gif

I haven't seen the Pyrex one in the flesh, so I could change my mind but my favourite so far is this type. I don't think it would be great for couscous though!

My 'Huh' presents would have to be bath products (such as bath bombs) which I don't use as I hate baths. I'm pretty sure most people in my family know that about me but i still keep getting them as gifts!

#24 asdf89

Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:44 PM

'Huh?' present = coffee/tea cups.

I don't drink hot drinks, never have. But I always get given coffee/tea cups. I have about 16 now. I use one to mix cornflour when making gravy... but all the others just sit on the shelf, dreaming of the day someone will visit who wants a cup of tea tongue.gif

#25 Rachiee

Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:50 PM

Not my "huh" gift but my hubby received a melways and car rug and didn't have a car LOL

The following year (from the same person) he received a fire blanket. He lived with his parents back then.






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