Jump to content

Christmas Confessions

  • Please log in to reply
25 replies to this topic

#1 CG123

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:12 PM

My contribution to Christmas dinner was homemade ice-cream.

It wasn't until the ice-cream had been churned and put into the freezer that I realised the milk I used had expired.

I chose to keep this bit of information to myself and served it to my family. Everyone enjoyed it and nobody got sick, so all is ok, but I felt I needed to clear my conscience.

My question to you all is...

Do you have any Christmas confessions, cooking or otherwise, you would like to share?

ETA- I ate the ice-cream myself. It tasted fine- yum in fact!

Edited by CG123, 28 December 2012 - 09:26 PM.

#2 Marchioness Flea

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:20 PM

I once made peach ice cream and it wasn't till it was all done that I tasted it and realised the cream was off.

I didn't serve it!

you could always say"ice cream? Did i call it that...no, frozen YOGHURT!" original.gif

#3 miinii

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

ohmy.gif Um gross!! Glad nobody got sick but no way would i have served it anyway. If they had have i would have felt terrible....Did you eat the ice cream?

#4 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

My confession is every one thought the potato bake was home made.... It was packet mix. My step grandmother always says she can tell the difference and refuses to eat packet mix stuff.... She ate 3 servings and says it was the best potato bake she has ever had laughing2.gif

#5 surprizzzed

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

I said I'd made a vegan cake which was true but the glaze had butter and milk in it wink.gif

No vegans were harmed wink.gif

#6 (feral)epg

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

QUOTE (miinii @ 28/12/2012, 07:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ohmy.gif Um gross!! Glad nobody got sick but no way would i have served it anyway. If they had have i would have felt terrible....Did you eat the ice cream?

Expired and 'off' are sometimes 2 different things. Once milk is off it's pretty obvious and OP would probably have noticed whilst making the ice-cream.

#7 Feral_Pooks

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:31 PM

Meh I drink expired milk all the time, the use by date is often wrong.

Packet mix for the bikkies
Prawns were preecooked
May or may not have washed the vegies in the salad
Ditto strawberries (they looked clean)

But anyone who knows me well would expect no less (or no more, actually).

#8 *Lib*

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:33 PM

QUOTE (surprizzzed @ 28/12/2012, 09:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I said I'd made a vegan cake which was true but the glaze had butter and milk in it wink.gif

No vegans were harmed wink.gif

ohmy.gif I disagree.....if you fed it to vegans.

#9 Cindy1014

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:34 PM

Last Christmas i bought some coffee ice cream, raspberries, grated some chocolate and mixed it all together with some roasted almond slivers...

My MIL  still bangs on about how it was the most Delicious homemade ice cream cake she had ever had in her life! she keeps asking for the recipe and had a little sook this Christmas because i didn't make it... i just told her i ran out of time to make it from scratch again   tongue.gif

#10 Bluestocking

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:36 PM

I offended DH's grandmother and I don't care.  ph34r.gif

#11 Beltie

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:39 PM

Many Christmases ago....

I gave a T-shirt to a very brand-conscious relative. I said I had read in a magazine that the brand was uber fashionable. The relative was very impressed and wore the t-shirt for years.

The "magazine" was actually a K-mart catalogue.

#12 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:46 PM

QUOTE (surprizzzed @ 28/12/2012, 10:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I said I'd made a vegan cake which was true but the glaze had butter and milk in it wink.gif

No vegans were harmed wink.gif

This is truly a disgusting and disrespectful thing to do if you have served the cake to vegans. Honestly how mean.

#13 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:47 PM

QUOTE (Beltie @ 28/12/2012, 10:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The "magazine" was actually a K-mart catalogue.

*snort* BEST. EVER.

#14 jayskette

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:51 PM

I didn't know you are supposed to wash the salad before eating  ph34r.gif

#15 Lokum

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:02 PM

QUOTE (Sunnycat @ 28/12/2012, 10:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is truly a disgusting and disrespectful thing to do if you have served the cake to vegans. Honestly how mean.

Disrespectful maybe. I don't know about disgusting. Depends on the PP's motivation. If she did it for a laugh? Not nice.

If she went to great lengths to cook a vegan cake with expensive ingredients that were difficult to source - and then had a brain fart and accidentally used the milky glaze? Totally different.

The vegans principles aren't compromised by eating the cake. Everyone tried to pursue the principle, so a slight failure isn't the issue. Wasting the cake would have been the issue.

Muslims who accidentally eat pork have not committed a sin. Islam also dictates that starving yourself or doing harm to yourself in the pursuit of only eating halal food is actually a greater sin than knowingly eating haram food.

Not that Islam and veganism are the same, but surely the underlying principle is more important than the actual rule?  

I love the Kmart catalogue - fashion mag.

#16 ~elle~

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:05 PM

Dh actually got me some jewellery - pendant and bracelet ( non matching).

Pendant was gorgeous - totally what I would pick - the bracelet was the ugliest thing I think I've ever seen. I go the route of oh what a shame the bracelt is too small... can we go and exchange it dearest????

No worries - DH may have been put out for about 5 mins as he kept saying you can het extra links to put in it ( not on thsi model).

Get to the shop on boxing day and its all at 50% off!!!!! Yay ... even DH is p*ssed that he only got 40% off when he bought it.

So now I have the gorgeous matching earings and a supurb necklace to go with the pendant ( the pendant only came with some rubbishy display - very short - necklace ) AND I still have $150 on a gift card to get something else!!! Yay  --- everyone wins and I have a beautiful set to wear !!!!!

#17 beebs09

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:22 PM

I handed out home cooked goodies to neighbors and friends. This included my yummy Christmas tree and star shortbread biscuits. Bought the biscuits and decorated them myself to make them look authentic. Also bought fruit mince pies (cheers coles), and I actually made rice bubble and marshmallow slice, which was pretty easy.
Go my brownie points handing them out.

#18 Feral_Pooks

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:31 PM

QUOTE (Excentrique @ 28/12/2012, 10:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I offended DH's grandmother and I don't care.  ph34r.gif

Do tell!

#19 OneProudMum

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:34 PM

This is more of a confession to you guys.

Every year Santa has a cigarette and a glass of coke at our place for Christmas.

#20 OneProudMum

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:55 PM

And that is how you kill a thread. Ta-da!!

#21 Cat12

Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:26 PM

So long as Santa doesn't have a shag on the dining room table I think a ciggie and a softie is fine. 😄😄😄


#22 Buggylicious

Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:56 PM

Almost every present I handed out didn't cost me anything.

#23 miinii

Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:27 AM

QUOTE (epg @ 28/12/2012, 10:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Expired and 'off' are sometimes 2 different things. Once milk is off it's pretty obvious and OP would probably have noticed whilst making the ice-cream.

Not necessarily. Just now made myself a cup of tea. The used by date was for today so i thought surely the milk was still ok. It poured normally but wasnt until the milk hit the hot tea that it curdled.

#24 Rainbow Lemur

Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:38 AM

I gave a huge box of chocolates to a dieting diabetic.  Ooooops.  I didn't discover these facts until after I had handed over the gift.

#25 PattiODoors

Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:54 AM

QUOTE (surprizzzed @ 28/12/2012, 10:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I said I'd made a vegan cake which was true but the glaze had butter and milk in it wink.gif

No vegans were harmed wink.gif

Oh aren't you the funny one?

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users


First look at Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Baby

Bridget is now in her 40s and is a successful publishing executive - but also has a pregnancy to contend with as well.

Newlyweds send bill to no-show guests

Planning a wedding can be stressful – and, as most newlyweds can attest, it can be very costly, too.

Claire Danes: acting out postnatal depression was difficult

Actress Claire Danes found it difficult pretending to have postnatal depression in Homeland, as she had just become a new mother herself.

Sneak peek: Geleeo self-cooling pram & high chair liners

We just spotted Geleeo, a brand new self-cooling pram liner you can buy in time for summer.

The moment a 92-year-old meets her great grandaughter

It's a heart-warming photo this family will treasure forever.

How to prepare for breastfeeding when you're still pregnant

While every woman's breastfeeding journey is different, many hurdles are shared. Knowing what to expect will enable you to make informed decisions if - or when - you meet challenges along the way.

Sneak peek: new Love Mae bamboo dinnerware designs

We do love ourselves some brand new designs in tried and true products. The renowned bamboo dinnerware from Love Mae has just had several more members join the family, in addition to a brand new website.

Mum who killed paedophile gets reduced sentence

A mother-of-five who killed a paedophile has had her jail sentence reduced by a judge who described her case as a "truly exceptional" one.

Toddler's silent debate with mum about naptime

He might not utter a single word - but this toddler is having a great debate with his mother about nap time.

Silence is golden ... or is it?

Silence is golden, or so the saying goes. But when it comes to children, quite the opposite is true.

Awards 2015: Vote now for a chance to win $2000

Vote for your favourite pregnancy, baby and toddler products for your chance to win your share of $2500 in cash prizes.

Scientists identify potential birth control 'pill' for men

Two drugs that help suppress the immune system in organ transplant patients may have a future as the long-sought birth control "pill" for men, new research suggests.

Running for beginners: taking the first steps

It's that time of year when the weather warms up and there's more opportunity to get out and go for a jog.

Tips for turning yourself into a morning person

Mornings are a great time to spend time in reflection or to get outside and get moving.

Thousands sign petition for unborn babies killed by domestic violence

Almost 8000 people have signed a petition calling for a law to recognise unborn babies killed by domestic violence in NSW.

Pregnant Sarah Harris tells body-shamers to 'get stuffed'

Television presenter Sarah Harris has a message for anyone who tries to body-shame pregnant women or new mums.

In defence of 'brexting'

Mums spend literally hours a day with a baby attached to their boob, or giving them a bottle. Surely they don't all need to be spent looking at the baby?

How a fellow passenger made a mum's day on a flight

As any parent who has ever travelled with a baby knows it can be a daunting experience. The stares and attitude of unsympathetic fellow travellers only serve to make the journey even more stressful. 


What's hot on EB

Stella McCartney honours mum with lacy bra

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has honoured her late mum, Linda McCartney, by designing a special bra for post-mastectomy patients.

Don't panic: A granddad midwife's guide for dads-to-be

Mark Harris has helped deliver 500 babies. And he's now telling fathers what to expect.

How to be a calm parent when you're feeling anything but

Being a calm parent takes a lot of work, sometimes more than is obvious to those around us.

The joy and isolation of being a stay-at-home dad

It's cool, kind of like a second childhood. I love him to bits and think, on average, I'm an okay dad. But I also want to talk about the other stuff.

How baby Teddy's short life is helping save thousands of lives

He may have only lived for 100 minutes, but that didn't stop baby Teddy from saving the lives of others.

A heartbreaking trail of missed chances in death of baby forgotten in car

A haunting reminder to stay mindful about babies in cars, especially as we approach summer.

What to do if your baby has tongue-tie

Tongue-tie can cause feeding problems. However once it is diagnosed, the condition can be easily treated.

How to move house without losing your mind

Some people move frequently, while others like to stay put. But everyone finds it stressful.

'She had nowhere to go': how new mum's life began to unravel

The birth of her first child should have been happiest of times for Campsie mother Phuong Cao, but friends say it marked the beginning of when her life began to unravel. 

Women giving birth to a son keep some of his Y chromosomes

It was an experiment doomed to failure - they were looking for male cells in female bodies. And their search was stunningly successful.

Photos: How babies fit in the womb

A gorgeous photo series shows babies in the first hours after their birth - as they were positioned in the womb.

Baby tries to persuade stubborn bulldog to walk, fails

We don't know what he's saying, but this baby has a very clear message for his bulldog pal: let's walk - NOW.

The best toddler gift ever? Nine gender-neutral play kitchen picks

Without a doubt, one of the best gifts for a toddler turning two or three is a play kitchen.

9 easy steps to improve your baby photography

With a few simple tips you can take your images from random happy snaps to lovely clean images that create beautiful lasting memories.



What are your favourite baby products?

The Essential Baby Awards are on now, and we need your help! Have your say on your top picks and you'll go in the draw to win a share of $2500.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.