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For Mother's Day....Things My Mother Taught Me. 
May 5, 2010 9:14 am 
Updated: Jul. 29, 2010 11:36 am
1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE .
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside.. I just finished cleaning."

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
" Because I said so, that's why."

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC .
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

7. My mother taught me IRONY.
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS .
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA .
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.."

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION .
"Stop acting like your father!"

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING .
"You are going to get it when you get home!"

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."

19. My mother taught me ESP.
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

20. My mother taught me HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT .
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
"You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

25. My mother taught me about JUSTICE .
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you
May 5, 2010 9:19 am
LOL! My mom taught me these things too!
May 5, 2010 9:19 am
Nana, my mom said SO many of these things. I got a kick out of reading them. She also taught me the importance of clean underware in case I was rushed to the emergency room and her famous line "Because I said so". Thanks for posting this.
May 5, 2010 9:21 am
LOL! So true! Thanks for the laugh!
May 5, 2010 9:23 am
HAHAHAHAHA!!! I've heard (as a kid) and said (as a mom) ALL of those things!
May 5, 2010 9:27 am
Oh boy, I did turn into my mother! I have used so many of these. Yikes! Thanks for the giggle!
May 5, 2010 9:28 am
LMAO :) I've heard those and said them too. Thanks!
May 5, 2010 9:29 am
My number 25 was just born last September. The bad thing is my husbands mom said that too and we were two peas in a pod growing up so we are S C R E W E D!
Chatty Kathy 
May 5, 2010 9:30 am
Gosh.......not only did I remember hearing some of those, I've probably used a few myself! HA-ha! Thanks for sharing. That was great!
May 5, 2010 9:30 am
This is WONDERFUL! I laughed when I read those I'd heard from my own mom and cringed when I recognized my own words! LOL Thanks Nana, for sharing this :)
May 5, 2010 9:35 am
Excellent! I'm definitely saving this one...and sending it to my mother with a HUGE "Thank You" for teaching ME all those things, too :-)
May 5, 2010 9:40 am
I just had to laugh at some of these. My mother isn't around any more to thank and I sure wish I could give her a BIG thank you!
May 5, 2010 9:41 am
Thanks BN. After the morning I've had today, I REALLY needed to laugh.
May 5, 2010 9:48 am
Thought of another one: My Mother taught me about agriculture: "You have enough dirt in your ears to grow potatoes!"
May 5, 2010 9:59 am
Thanks for the laugh BN, I just forwarded it to some co-workers.
May 5, 2010 10:13 am
LOL, great blog, I love it!!! I also turned into my mother, use some of those quotes daily
May 5, 2010 10:16 am
Great laugh!
May 5, 2010 10:26 am
LOL!!!! Funny my Mom taught me those things too! Her favorite all time saying was "What do you want to do that for?"
May 5, 2010 10:29 am
Oh my gosh, I love this! I hope your blog is on here for ages so I can copy it. My printer took a notion to quit on me yesterday and I want to give it to my kids. I'm sure they can relate! Thank you Baking Nana for the giggle I so much needed today. :0)
May 5, 2010 10:33 am
Kinship! How true! I find sometimes I open my mouth and out walks my mother! LOL
May 5, 2010 10:39 am
Linnie: I will leave it up. I don't delete my blogs....just keep adding to them. Glad you enjoyed it!
May 5, 2010 10:54 am
Love it Nana! So many laughs!!!!
May 5, 2010 11:02 am
Great blog, Nana!
May 5, 2010 12:48 pm
LOL, Nana! Loved it, very funny!
May 5, 2010 1:02 pm
Fantastic blog Nana! My Mom is no longer hear to thank her for these valuable lessons. There is another one my Mom use to say, I just can't remember the exact wording it was regarding closing the refigerator door when I would just stand there to look for something to eat. geeze I just can remember it now.
May 5, 2010 1:10 pm
That is some great stuff!! By the way, my brother did almost lose a toe to the lawn mower. I locked him out of the house because I thought he was faking it!! I was in big trouble when the folks came home... I learned from my mother how to stretch a dollar. She would let a $5 bill burn a hole in her pocket before she'd spend it, just in case something came up and then she'd say, "Aren't you glad I saved that $5??
May 5, 2010 1:16 pm
You had a smart Mother cowgrl. Hope you and your brother can laugh at the lawn mower incident now.
May 5, 2010 1:27 pm
Yup, there's been a lot happen that we can now look back on and laugh without wanting to hurt one another! It's a miracle we all survived childhood with our limbs intact.
May 5, 2010 2:02 pm
LOVED this!
May 5, 2010 2:15 pm
How about, "just look at your dirty neck, Looks like you have beads of dirt!"
May 5, 2010 2:47 pm
My mother also taught me all of these things, and in turn I taught my kids, and they are teaching their kids the same! One other thing she told me was that I had so much dirt in my ears that I had potatoes growing in them! Funny, times change, but people don't. Great memories and laughs!
May 5, 2010 3:02 pm
Nana, you crack me up!!!
May 5, 2010 3:24 pm
Four generations of moms that I recall used these same points of persuasion. I recall a conversation with my 6 year old son. "Put your sweater on, it is cold out....Put your sweater on, it is cold out...Put your sweater on, it is cold out." The sweater was donned and then I heard "But how is this going to make it warm out?" Happy Mother's Day all!
May 5, 2010 3:45 pm
Mom taught me about religion She would say " Is that where you want to be - or - is that what you want to be doing when Jesus comes'!
May 5, 2010 3:54 pm
What a wonderful blog. Our Mothers must have been educated at the same school. I think there was not one of those saying's that I myself have had said to me. I am going to send this to my Mother (Hope she sees the funny side)...
May 5, 2010 4:25 pm
love it...have been told many of these things..especially the one where i hope you have a child just like you, the funny part is my daughter is JUST like me LOL:-)...Happy Mothers Day everyone:-D
May 5, 2010 5:42 pm
I can't believe there is someone else who had potatoes growing in their ears! Good memories and lots of laughs!
May 5, 2010 5:43 pm
How about "Stop gawking and close your mouth before you catch a fly!" LOL
May 5, 2010 6:42 pm
LOL, what fun! I have heard most of these from my mom and yes, I have said several of them to my daughter. When I was a teen, I used to make fun of my mom because she wouldn't get out of the car, even to run into the grocery store without pulling out her lipstick for a touch up. I thought that was ridiculous! She always said, "Just you wait until you're old Laurie Ellen! And your kids have drained the life out of you and the color out of your will do the SAME THING!" Of course I thought, "no way". Well here we are some 35 years later and I hate stepping out with at least a little something on my lips! My mom is 82 now and in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's. What I wouldn't give to have her admonishing me once again!
May 5, 2010 7:04 pm
LOL, my Mom said so many of those to me. Great Bog!
May 5, 2010 7:21 pm
What about if you don't eat that Spinach you will never have muscles like Popeye! (As a young girl the last thing I wanted was to have a smile that covered only half my face, a tattoo of an anchor all the way up my arm, not the perfect role model there...)
May 5, 2010 8:42 pm
I've heard all of those, but really took No. 25 to heart. So, if you want grand kids, maybe think twice before saying that!
May 5, 2010 8:44 pm
I cought myself today! I tutor my grand daughter, second grade, after school. It is a fun time for us unless I am busy and can't actually sit down with her. Today was one of those days and her homework looked terrible....Then I find myself saying "Garbage in...Gargage out! You get back what you put in!" LOL ....Thanks Mom!
May 5, 2010 8:45 pm
apple.strudel - Popeye proabably wasn't the best example for a girl, huh? Still - he was so healthy! LOL
May 5, 2010 9:19 pm
lol - thanks for the laugh Baking Nana, I heard MANY of those things growing up :D
May 5, 2010 9:40 pm
Good chuckles, Baking Nana! My mom was full of [dookie] sayings, but the one I'm remembering right now is what she used to say when we were pouting, "If you keep sticking that lip out, a bird's going to fly by and poop on it!" ... Hence, I've never been much for pouting. Thanks, Mom! ~~~ And thank you, Baking Nana! :)
May 5, 2010 9:53 pm
LOL....hilarious Sunny! I am still wiping the tears from my eyes. I had not heard that one!
May 5, 2010 11:14 pm
My hubby just came up with another one....His mother taught how to treat the common cold....."Hold still or I will beat the snot out of you!"
May 5, 2010 11:26 pm
Very cute blog. Many, not all, bring back memories. There is nothing like saying some of the same things to your kid(s) that your mother said to you to make you aware of how wise she was.
May 6, 2010 12:05 am
Another one: My mother taught me about World Hunger: "Eat your dinner, there are children in China who are starving!"
May 6, 2010 12:12 am
of course "China" was soon replaced by Beafrica. I always wondered but dared not ask, how my eating would feed the other hungry children. Ahhhh, gratitude wasn't throughly explained!
May 6, 2010 2:01 am
Great blog, Baking Nana! Here's one my mother used in teaching me about moderation: "You look like you've been rode hard and put away wet!" (Originally used for horses or mules in the South - where ladies never perspired, they "glowed") LOL! Gotta love moms everywhere!
May 6, 2010 2:46 am
lol nana that is good stuff my mother is not around anymore and i miss her terribly even when she would give me that look an say " oh I AINT THE ONE GIRL" LOL what i would i have two daughters of my own an so many times i have thought to myself "omg did i just say that?" lol Mirror mirror on the wall i am my mother after all.
May 6, 2010 2:47 am
excuse the typos in that up there^^^^apparently i have not drank enough coffee this morning!
May 6, 2010 3:54 am
My mama taught me about seeing my future! IF IT'S A BEAR, IT WILL BITE YOU! Great memories!
May 6, 2010 4:57 am
My mother use to tell me "I brought you into this world and i will take you out." Of course I was about 6 years old and had no idea what she was talking about.
May 6, 2010 5:13 am
Thank you BN, for a perfect Mother's Day tribute. I also learned about nutrition from my Mother: all of the vitamins are in the heel of the bread which always must be eaten, and my red hair came from eating carrots.
May 6, 2010 5:21 am
I use one to teach my kids about cloning: "I brought you into this world. I can take you out and make another just like you!" (Of course, it adds to my "power" that my 2 boys--I have 5 kids total--are 2 years apart and looked exactly alike for 10 years!!)
May 6, 2010 6:23 am
Yup...I have turned into my mom! I heard #7 A LOT growing up when my mom would brush my hair. I frequently tell my 2yo he has potatoes growing in his ears. Another one my mom used a lot "Eat ______ it'll put hair on your chest!" Until I figured out I really didn't want hair on my chest! Thanks BN for a great post!
May 6, 2010 6:32 am
omg i think my mom used everyone of those on us kids. i lost my mom and dad 4yrs ago and i miss them badly. Thanks for sharing baking nana, and bringing back some great memories and much needed comic relief. lol RIP mommy♥
May 6, 2010 7:33 am
omg...are you my mom taught me these same things...ha ha i love this....thanks for reminding me..great blog
Deb D. 
May 6, 2010 8:08 am
Univeral motherisms...My Mom along with clean underwear (if you need to go to the hospital isn't likely to be dirty?) and 'do you want your face to freeze like that?'(I was probably pouting or crying...) Whereas I was my Mother's daughter, I never bought the "because I said so' Thanks for the stroll down Memory Lane!
May 6, 2010 8:24 am
BN, I really loved this blog and count me as having heard all of the above. I do remember also, my mom saying to me (and catching myself saying to my own kids), "you'll miss me when I'm gone".....truer words were never spoken.
May 6, 2010 8:43 am
BN, I laughed so hard the tears rolled down my face! Mother said, "If you don't eat all your dinner, Hoover'll get you, and "If you put something away, your husband will never find it.". Thanks for sharing these. I'll pass them on, and let others laugh, too.
May 6, 2010 8:59 am
Avon - "You'll miss when I'm gone..." Amen to that. Betty Jo, I never heard the "If you put something away, your husband will never find it." but this is very true in our house! Oh, goodie, a new one to use!
May 6, 2010 9:39 am
BN, I sent this to my Mom several years ago, I recall laughing at this more than she did---however no years later, she is the one laughing because I am using these same quotes! ha! Happy Mother's Day Mom--you are the best!
May 6, 2010 10:42 am
Yep, Grandma gets the last laugh!
May 6, 2010 10:55 am
LOL! Yeah, we all have done the same to our children that was done to us! I enjoyed this. Thank you for sharing.
May 6, 2010 11:15 am
Whenever one of us kids would say we "CAN'T" do something, my mom would say "Can't died in the army"! WTH?!?!? Anybody else ever hear that, or was it just my mom's line? LOL
May 6, 2010 12:07 pm
Thank you for posting this, Nana! It made me laugh and remember my mom in a way that I hadn't in all these years she's been gone... I'm from India, and its funny that we grew up hearing so many of these same expressions :-) Deb D: I remember the 'face freezing in a pout comment!' Only my mom's version went: 'if you keep making that nasty face the wind will blow and your face will freeze like that!'
May 6, 2010 12:10 pm
Mi: I can't say I ever heard that but I certainly understand what she meant. When I didn't know how to respond to one of my mother's questions she would say, "What's the matter, the cat's got your tongue?" WTH does that mean?
May 6, 2010 1:25 pm
I have to say that I heard every one of those quotes all my life either from my mom, grandmothers, aunts or uncles. I grew up in southern Illinois, a place that is pretty old fashioned, and down to earth. I said some of those to my own kids as they grew up too. It's so funny to read all those! LOl
May 6, 2010 2:01 pm
Those are the funniest things I have heard in a long while. Funny, i dont remember laughing the first time i heard some of them!
May 6, 2010 2:42 pm
Love it!
May 6, 2010 4:04 pm
thats was SO cute,BN!!!! It made me laugh but it was so true!!!! I loved it......... thanks
May 6, 2010 4:37 pm
nana that was so very nice read,I did laugh and I Did cry. Wow that was so many wonderful memories that just flashed across my mind. We never know how much we take for granted.I miss those years of learning. Respect and honor your parents, yourself, and your peers. Treat others as you would want to be treated. That was one of my mom's and dad's favorite sayings. ty again Rosemary
May 6, 2010 6:14 pm
My mom said most of those things as well as one I'll never forget...I guess it would be listed as "My mom taught me the power of suggestion": She so very often would say, at a meal, "You don't want more of that, do you?" I guess it was designed to keep our eating in check but regardless, I still have to chuckle when I remember. She's been gone since 2004 and I miss her. And I always think of that line when tempted to go for seconds! Thanks for the great memories.
May 6, 2010 7:43 pm
i'm from south georgia, and i heard all of the sayings...too many times. i was a lazy teen-ager. and mom would say this when the bed was too comfortable to leave-- i run a free hotel with maid service and i pay you to wait on you. that always got me moving...lmao! she was remarkable, her strength and determiniation. yeah, i was her favorite. i move my bed into the corner of the room facing out into the middle. she walked in and saw it and said why had i cat-a-goblin the bed? wth? yup plenty of dead kids in china due to me not cleaning my plate. i miss a great woman! she's been dead now 21 years this past march 10th. i was there and tried to resusitate her. her last breath out was in my lungs. thank you for a trip down memory lane!
May 6, 2010 7:58 pm
I love all of these, my mother use to say "look whos calling the kettle black?", "close the door were not heating the neighborhood", or "you make a etter door then a window" now having kids I am the one saying these things, whoo would of known?????
May 6, 2010 9:56 pm
I lost my mother when I was 13 which was 55 yrs ago. I loved hearing all those familar phrases. We never get past missing our mothers.
May 6, 2010 10:14 pm
Fantastic fun, Nana... It's amazing how much we all share. I'm having a pretty hard time right now, Mama died one year ago today. Does it get any easier? The things that make it bearable are the wonderful stories we share.Please keep it up. Luv Ya Gal. Linda
May 7, 2010 5:30 am
Had such a good laugh reading this :) Thanks for the post, which I suppose we all relate to in some way. Happy Mothers' Day !!
May 7, 2010 5:58 am
SO SO cute!
May 7, 2010 6:55 am
OMG!!! My Mother taught me all these things also. Thanks Mom
May 7, 2010 6:57 am
Happy Mothers Day To All !!!!!!!!!!
May 7, 2010 7:54 am
How about this one: Good thing your head is attached or you'd forget that too!
May 7, 2010 8:22 am
Thanks for the memories, and laughs...Hahahaha!
May 7, 2010 8:33 am
Thanks for the trip down memory lane--I laughed out loud!
May 7, 2010 10:22 am
Great blog BN!! I love it! My mom has said most of those to me too. haha
May 7, 2010 11:17 am
Wonderful, thanks for the laughs!!!
May 7, 2010 11:18 am
I can remember where I was sitting/standing when some of those things were said by my mother. :)
May 7, 2010 11:29 am
HAHAHAHA!Very good blog!
May 7, 2010 2:59 pm
Classic! Happy mother's day to all you mommies!
May 7, 2010 5:42 pm
Can you believe that Mother's the world over use the same phases! Wow - amazing. Thanks for all the kind comments.
May 8, 2010 5:55 am
That is great Baking Nana! Thanks for the great Mother's Day laugh!
May 8, 2010 3:16 pm
My momma taught me HOW TO MAKE A SALAD! My brother and I in our teen years would beg to go out with our friends on a school night, we would ask,Please momma let us go!! LETTUS go! and she would answer: and TOMATOES....grrrr...LOL:)
May 8, 2010 3:17 pm
chefK - that is hilarious.
May 8, 2010 3:55 pm
I loved all the above. My mother used to say a lot of those and she really was a beautiful lady I miss her so. She taught me lots.
Pat S 
May 8, 2010 4:16 pm
My dear mom taught me all of these things also and in turn I repeated them to my boys.Love you mom wish you were still here for me to tell you that( but I'm sure you know anyways)Pat
May 8, 2010 7:18 pm
LOL! I heard a lot of these. I use a few on my own kids. One I like is "Your momma was not made of glass - move!" My own mom phrased it "you make a great door but a poor window - move!". I miss you Mom...
May 8, 2010 7:25 pm
I'm sure if I show this to my 20-yr. old son, he'd recognize quite a few of them. Great blog - thanks for the memories.
May 8, 2010 10:25 pm
May 9, 2010 1:59 am
I want to print this out and show my children for mothers day, that I am not the only mean mom in the whole wide world ! I so sound like my mother and yes, she did get her revenge on me, as I will with them HA HA HA !!!!
May 9, 2010 6:06 am
Happy Mother's Day everyone. Enjoy the day.
May 9, 2010 11:54 am
I love this I shared it with my mom too!
May 9, 2010 12:26 pm
This sounds so much like my Mom, and I would love to hear her say just one of those things one more time. I miss you Mom.
May 9, 2010 12:39 pm
im nana now and i heard most of these from my mom and also said them to my kids and mom died 5 yrs ago and i still miss and love her so much .thanks for making me laugh and also this is from Canada.
May 9, 2010 5:13 pm
I think this is so funny--I sent it to lots of my friends..I know they will love it too.
May 9, 2010 11:23 pm
brilliant...thank u!!! and i can so relate!!! great blog luv it and the great sure helped me for today!!!
May 10, 2010 7:50 am
I love this! Def. do remember my mothers saying many of those things to my sister and myself growing up. I'm going to send this to her!
May 10, 2010 9:52 am
Thanks for all the kind comments. On Mother's Day I heard my daughter teaching her 15 year old step son about Veterinian Science, "If you lay down with dogs, you'll get up with fleas!" Gee, I wonder where she got that expression? LOL
May 10, 2010 10:28 am
to all the mom's here and all the mothers to come and all the mothers that are in heaven. God Bless you all.
May 10, 2010 1:25 pm
In the past few years we've had some close calls in losing our parents and they (and us) have gotten more attuned to sharing things via e-mail between the 4 of us siblings and our parents, especially because one sister lives 1,400 miles away and my brother is several hours away. Anyways - every holiday it has become tradition to send some sort of e-mail that all can contribute to and then the final product is saved to enjoy. I copied this and sent it out to everyone. We so enjoyed it! Thank you so much for sharing!!
May 10, 2010 1:50 pm
This was perfect!!! I cannot tell you how many times I heard soo many of these from my mom. Anyone remember trying to convince your mom with "Well, so-and-so is doing this or that" and your Mom not batting an eye saying if your friend jumped off a cliff, would you jump after them? Or how, about out of the frying pan into the fire... Priceless!
May 10, 2010 1:56 pm
These are all very true but one imporant lesson was left out. My Mother taught me financial security....The dorks of today are the providers of tomorrow :)
May 10, 2010 5:15 pm
OH Roxanne, what a smart Mom you have! Mother Ann - I am glad that you enjoyed kind of ties us all together, don't you think?
May 10, 2010 5:47 pm
loved it! Thanks!
May 11, 2010 10:39 am
this sounds exactly like my mom lol
May 11, 2010 10:39 am
Hello all; I'm a newbie here but I can remember my Mother saying just about all of these things to me and my 14 brothers and sisters, those were the days! Hope to put on a photo later, I found this site by accident while trying to find a new recipe for roasting a chicken, I have one in the oven at this very minute,the smell of lemon pepper and garlic is making me very hungry right now, my wife will love the surprise I am cooking up for her when she comes home from work tonight, I just love to see her face when she comes home and can smell what I have cooked for her, now that I am retired I have a lot of time to try out my hobbie of being the Chef! around here. Happy cooking to all.
May 11, 2010 11:11 am
the chef .... come visit the Recipe Exchange. Lots of good cooks there and loads of ideas. 14 brothers and sisters! Yikes - you had a brave mother!
May 12, 2010 5:39 am
This is great...Had to share them on facebook :) Thanks for the laugh today, I needed it!
May 12, 2010 9:11 am
Aren't Mom's great? I particularly remember #23 - "Do you think you were you born in a barn?" My response (because I partially grew up on a small ranch in Montana), "Why yes, I was born in a barn!" After I said that, she proceeded to show me what time travel was like.. hahaha!
May 12, 2010 10:42 am
Belles - That is hilarious. #23 was common in my family too!
May 12, 2010 8:05 pm
My grandma taught me to follow directions carefully when using a recipe.
Jun. 24, 2010 6:26 pm
would your momma be happy with the fat guy with the "fart" t-shirt. some folks are just plain stupid and will do anything to get attention.
Jul. 5, 2010 9:24 am
I am still laughing.......Dad's favorite was "Close the door are you trying to warm the outdoors?"
Jul. 29, 2010 11:36 am
THEDAD - if you had read the caption you would see that I don't know that man - he was attending a 6th grade promotion, dressed like that!
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Every morning my granddaughter calls and says, "Good morning Nana. Whatcha doing? Are you baking Nana?" Hence my name, Baking Nana. I love to bake bread and never get tired of it. Yeast is additive!
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I go through phases, Asian for a while then Italian then on to something else. I love experimenting with new flavors and different spices. Some times my husband will ask if we will ever have "ordinary" food again. Once in a while I have to toss him a burger just to keep quite! Actually, he is a good sport and my favorite taste tester.
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In our family if it is your birthday you get to choose the menu. We have had some really interesting meals. In March we have 5 birthdays so we do one big party - what a crazy menu that is! Christmas dinner is very traditional. Sausage rolls, Prime Rib, Yorkshire Pudding, gravy, Green beans with bacon, Mashed Potatoes (the really fattening kind) and trifle for dessert. If I were to dare to omit any of those items I would be lynched.
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Mastering really great bread is probably my biggest triumph. I am always so pleased when I create a perfect Asian dish.
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There have been a few but none so horrible that I can't laugh about them now.
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