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What did you/would you eat the morning of your wedding?

I treated my bridesmaids to a luncheon at the Waffle House. I knew I might not each much later in the day, needed to make sure I got at least one big meal in me, and didn't want to plan some fancy-schmancy two-hour ordeal. Then during the hair/makeup time my mom made chicken salad, pimiento cheese, crackers, and various munchies which we enjoyed while chugging beer and wine. I was a low-maintenence bride.

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Do, a deer, a female deer.

Dec 22, 2014
NonnieMuss in Home Cooking

Petition for a Safe To Eat? board.

I imagine that a food safety board would open the doors to liability issues. Even with a giant disclaimer, there will be some 'wad that eats a piece of corn dog they found in a puddle because a random internet stranger said it would be fine. Then the lawyers get involved.

Dec 20, 2014
NonnieMuss in Site Talk
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Bump.

Dec 20, 2014
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Bumpity-bump

Dec 20, 2014
NonnieMuss in Home Cooking

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

It's not working 100%. Around 25-50% of the previously read posts continue to display as unread. I reported it, but no response.

Dec 19, 2014
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

I have done this - switched all the settings as recommended, but it still isn't remembering which posts I've viewed. It remembers the boards, but many the posts are not collapsed or grayed out.

Dec 18, 2014
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

Cheese Board

I'm taking a local class (KY, not NYC!) in January. I posted about it in Sept - just asking if anyone had taken a class, and no replies. I do visit other more cheese-centric sites that are full of cheese makers, so this just isn't the right board for me most of the time. I pop in about once a month, but that's about it.

Dec 18, 2014
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

Cheese Board

I thought I'd be the perfect audience for a cheese board, but I've also found that it doesn't quite fit my needs. I'm interested in learning to make cheese, and the discussions on that topic are few and far between. Any questions posted rarely get responses. I'm not as interested in people giving their opinions on different types of cheese - not complaining, just not my thing. I posted a question about cheese-making classes which got zero responses. Again, not complaining - apparently there wasn't enough interest in the topic and that's cool with me. I also agree with the poster who suggested the regional nature of cheese makes participation difficult. "Anyone tried this new cheese?" "Nope."

Dec 18, 2014
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

Everything on my end is loading slower.

Dec 18, 2014
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

Edited since I was able to restore the older, better view. I will say only this: I've not been participating as much because I haven't liked a lot of the changes, Chow no longer had original content - only upworthy/buzzfeedy stuff, and the moderators were deleting and locking comments like crazy for no reasons I could see. This is the worst change yet, with allowing advertisers and spammers on the site a close second. This is bad.

Hi From Marssy, Chowhound CM

Jus' kidding. I cry if I get a bad haircut. Plastic surgery isn't gonna be a thing with me. Or a tattoo. Or anything permanent that could go horribly wrong.

Dec 06, 2014
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

Popeye's Cat Carrier

CFA does that too - with a large order you get the cat carrier that's lined in something like foil bubble wrap for insulation. Someone brings one to work every couple months or so.

Dec 05, 2014
NonnieMuss in Chains

Hi From Marssy, Chowhound CM

Hers are adorable. Mine are enormous, giving me a pseudo-double chin in every photograph. How I long for the invention of a dimplectomy.

Dec 05, 2014
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

Hi From Marssy, Chowhound CM

Welcome Marssy. As a fellow dimple-sufferer, I wish you luck trying to wrangle us.

Dec 03, 2014
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

The Best Turkey to Buy Is...

I like that on about 9 out of 10 pages, one of the accompanying photos is Gonzo from The Muppet Show.

[UPDATE] Vote for Your Worst Food Trends for "Best (or in this case, worst) of 2014"

Pickled vegetables with EVERYTHING. A little pile of purple onion pieces do not a side dish make.

Water conscious methods for hand washing dishes

I hear you. I didn't have a dishwasher until I was 25, then I mostly used it for storing cookie sheets. When we bought our house it came with a 20 year old model that broke in May. We just got around to replacing it last month, but with only two of us in the house, it's usually more trouble than it's worth. I just fill the sink half up with soapy water and use a big pot to rinse once, then a quick rinse under cold water before I stack in the strainer.

Nov 22, 2014
NonnieMuss in Not About Food

Advice on cornbread mixes

I've always like the Jiffy in the blue and white box. It's got good body and is super cheap, plus not too terrible sweet.

Rule #1...always...

As a former paint mixer at a hardware store, I can relate to this one. Oh yes.

Nov 20, 2014
NonnieMuss in General Topics
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Rule #1...always...

Make sure you have all the ingredients before you start cooking. You may think you're sure there's cocao powder, or butter, or chicken broth somewhere in your house, but the extra 60-90 second checking first could save your dinner.

Olive Garden has gone downhill fast (modernflavormagazine.com)

Usually when I see an Olive Garden it's in a mall parking lot. Shopping season is upon us, hence the uptick?

Nov 19, 2014
NonnieMuss in Chains

Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

I'm going to try almond bark and also chocolate and crush up some candy canes to sprinkle. Even if they aren't perfect, they'll probably still be pretty daggone good. I use a fondue pot for melting/dipping instead of a double-boiler so I'm not stuck standing over a hot stove the whole time.

Nov 17, 2014
NonnieMuss in Chains

Any foods or products you really like(d) that have been discontinued?

These remind me of my grandparents! I remember not liking them, but always eating a few to be polite. Now they remind me of stopping by to visit on my way home from school, then work. Sigh.

Nov 17, 2014
NonnieMuss in General Topics

Brand-New Recipe Pages

I agree - I just looked at a recipe page for the first time and it's huge! I can only read about ten words without having to scroll. They definitely need to tone it down a bit. I mean yay for mobile users, but it's ridiculously large on a PC.

Nov 13, 2014
NonnieMuss in Site Talk
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Why Chinese cuisines/dishes do not include raw vegetables...

Here is the one from Gourmet: http://www.gourmet.com/magazine/2000s...

Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

I'm only going to buy as much as I can carry in one load. Then I'm going to start making them at home - they look pretty easy if you don't mind the mess. Then I can eat them year round!

Nov 12, 2014
NonnieMuss in Chains

Anyone here follow the Eat Right For Your Blood Type diet?

(standing ovation)

Popcorn - Movies?

They are the same in that both activities are optional - you don't have to see a movie, or use that airline. If you choose to do so, you should follow their rules. I've never heard of an airline that served nothing and forbade the carrying on of food - is that a real thing? And it's a movie - they are generally around two hours long. You also have the option to not eat during those two hours. You won't starve to death. (And I'm sure if someone had a blood sugar or other health issue and brought it to the attention of a manager, they would find a compromise rather than lose a customer entirely.)

Nov 11, 2014
NonnieMuss in General Topics

Fruits every morning ? Good or bad?

PhilD, please imagine me giving that comment a string of little blue hearts as long as my legs.

Nov 11, 2014
NonnieMuss in General Topics