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I made die-hard cranberry haters like cranberry sauce, so I've got that going for me, which is nice.

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MargaretElliott

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All right guy
s, I'm quite proud of the apple-cranberry sauce I whipped up this year. Just toss a bag of dried cranberries, a half cup of cranberry juice, a half cup of apple cider, and a cup of sugar, and a cinnamon stick into a pot. Cook five minutes. Add two chopped apples (I used honeycrisp). Cook another five minutes. Make a slurry with two teaspoons of cornstarch and some of the juice from the pot. Add that, and cook another five minutes. Chill until jiggly. I want to try it with fresh, I think I'd need to up the sugar content for that. It might not look like much, but it's autumnal and festive and delicious.

Also: one part spiced rum, two parts cranberry juice, two parts apple cider. I like the combination of cranberries and apples, can you tell?

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    • nausicaa

      Posted

      14 hours ago, princessmahina said:

      ”you sure there’s no meat?”

      *eye roll* “bacon grease doesn’t count as meat.”

      yes, ma’am, it does 🙄🤢

      To be fair, I can see how a lifelong meat eater not exposed to many vegetarians wouldn't think much about the ingredients in the cooking process and just look to see if there's visible chunks of meat in the finished product. My Irish grandmother would have 100% done this without trying to be difficult.

      However, the "I will sneak meat into your food on purpose" people are weird and I've never understood what their problem is. (And I'm saying this as a meat eater.) 

      Or acting as if every dish that is vegan is automatically disgusting. I was once tasked with bringing a vegetable to my extended family's picnic so I made an edamame/bean dish that was vegan so it could sit out in the sun with no worries. When I informed my aunt that it didn't need to go in the fridge for this reason, the entire room recoiled. Again, I was tasked with a freaking vegetable dish!

      For the vegetarians/vegans, what do you do about your iron levels? When I experimented with it, my iron dropped precipitously and I was tired all the time (and my period was a mess). I was eating a balanced diet as well, not just mainlining Oreos. 

    • nausicaa

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      On 12/6/2019 at 8:15 AM, lumpentheologie said:

      I could never go home for Easter in college but many of us who stayed hunted for cans of beer in the library. 😂

      Wineries in my area have begun to do adult Easter egg hunts in my area, with slips of paper redeemable for beer flights/meals/manicures in the eggs. They're really fun! (But a bit embarrassing when a woman is complaining to her friend about not getting anything and you and your friend have to walk by with your stuffed bucket and your chin holding your additional eggs in place... Never said I wasn't competitive. :kitty-shifty: )

      And yes, if you're wondering, the starting call at an adult Easter egg hunt is the same Saving Private Ryan level every-man-for-himself pandemonium as it is at a kids' Easter egg hunt. Including a couple people crying with empty buckets in the back because they "weren't ready."

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    • danvillebelle

      Posted

      It irks me that one of those images is an Orthodox woman, when this chick probably wouldn't even consider her a "real" Christian.

    • Cleopatra7

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      1 minute ago, Perrierwithlemon said:

      I'm confused by the bolded part because the following things are not considered "official doctrine" by protestants.

      But I do agree with the rest of what you said. Especially the WASP aesthetic part, with their white button-up shirts and dress pants. 

      IMO America is far from blessed by the presence of Jesus because it has a history of colonial violence, discrimination, and exploiting/profiting off of individuals for unethical economic gain. I honestly don't think that most Christians realize that America was not founded by Christians. They were mostly agnostic because that was the more socially acceptable version of being an atheist at that time. However, I am thankful for separation of church and state.

      I know those statements are not official doctrine, but in the white Protestant fundamentalist world, you’d never know that. Much, if not most, of what constitutes religion is culture that has nothing to do with theological statements as such. This is why black Baptists and white IFBs essentially live on different planets. At the same time, whatever is considered the default religion in a place is always lurking in the background of seemingly secular spaces. This is why there’s separation between church and state in the Constitution, but in reality, a lot of American political discourse is a nonstop Jesus fest. 

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    • Perrierwithlemon

      Posted

      I'm confused by the bolded part because the following things are not considered "official doctrine" by protestants.

      58 minutes ago, Cleopatra7 said:

      I think Mormonism makes official doctrine concepts that many Protestant fundamentalists already believe to be semi-gospel truth: that the US Constitution is divinely inspired, that the US has been blessed by the presence of Jesus in various ways, an obsession with business, the valorization of the Wild West myth, a fascination/condescension towards Native Americans, and an outright disdain for blacks.

      But I do agree with the rest of what you said. Especially the WASP aesthetic part, with their white button-up shirts and dress pants. 

      IMO America is far from blessed by the presence of Jesus because it has a history of colonial violence, discrimination, and exploiting/profiting off of individuals for unethical economic gain. I honestly don't think that most Christians realize that America was not founded by Christians. They were mostly agnostic because that was the more socially acceptable version of being an atheist at that time. However, I am thankful for separation of church and state.




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