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#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 Lady Excentrique

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. 😄😄😄

Cat


#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?





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