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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby dantzel » Tue May 22, 2012 8:06 am

Personally, I prefer just roasting marshmallows - the chocolate and the graham crackers always break on me. But every once in a while I'll go for the whole shebang. wotf007
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Tue May 22, 2012 8:18 am

dantzel wrote:Personally, I prefer just roasting marshmallows - the chocolate and the graham crackers always break on me. But every once in a while I'll go for the whole shebang. wotf007


Those chocolate striped shortbread cookies work nicely for s'mores, too, as do chocolate covered graham crackers. I've even been known to spread a little peanut butter on the cracker before the chocolate arrives. I do not, however, recommend toasted Peeps in s'mores. Toasted Peeps are fine alone. If you do it just right, the granular sugar coating turns into the crackle on top of creme brulee. But the bit of flavor in that coating doesn't mesh well with the rest of the s'mores ingredients.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue May 22, 2012 8:23 am

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How do you make cream into crackers? (That sounds like cheese to me.)


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Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue May 22, 2012 8:42 am

Not even I eat cream crackers dry though.

These, on the otherhand...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Tue May 22, 2012 8:48 am

Those round crackers are yummy, Elinor. Also, baked beans on toast is yummy, too. (Though I never tried it with melted cheese on top.) Not a huge fan of roasted marshmallows (though they are fun to roast and catch on fire). When camping, I skip the s'mores and look for the marshmallow launcher. Um. Just kidding. I don't actually like marshmallows that much, but I'll take a tasty berry pie with ice cream any day!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Tue May 22, 2012 8:49 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:
Strycher wrote:
How do you make cream into crackers? (That sounds like cheese to me.)


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So it's a regular cracker with the word "cream" impressed on it? Is cream the brand?

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Postby morshana » Tue May 22, 2012 8:51 am

I think they're crackers made with cream. =) Like cream biscuits or something, but in cracker form.
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue May 22, 2012 8:56 am

Strycher wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:
Strycher wrote:
How do you make cream into crackers? (That sounds like cheese to me.)


Like this!

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So it's a regular cracker with the word "cream" impressed on it? Is cream the brand?


No, Jacobs is the brand (usually).

As for ice cream, don't get me started on that Jeanette, please. You'll all be thinking I'm as fat as a hippopotamus. I'm not, it's just that it's my dinnertime.
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Postby morshana » Tue May 22, 2012 8:59 am

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The first thing I thought when I saw that -- right before dinner, mind you, and I'm hungry -- was this.


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Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue May 22, 2012 9:03 am

To change the subject entirely, whilst writing my last post I had to check the spelling of hippopotamus. And in the Google search autofil the most extraordinary word appeared. Of course I had to check it out, so thought I'd share.

Main Entry: hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
Part of Speech: n
Definition: fear of long words


I'm really off to get dinner now.
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Postby morshana » Tue May 22, 2012 9:05 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:To change the subject entirely, whilst writing my last post I had to check the spelling of hippopotamus. And in the Google search autofil the most extraordinary word appeared. Of course I had to check it out, so thought I'd share.

Main Entry: hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
Part of Speech: n
Definition: fear of long words


I'm really off to get dinner now.


Wow. lol Thanks for sharing!
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Postby venvariants » Tue May 22, 2012 9:08 am

Clearly, from the posts above, all of the contestants have been driven to madness by the wait.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue May 22, 2012 9:22 am

venvariants wrote:Clearly, from the posts above, all of the contestants have been driven to madness by the wait.


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Postby Kary English » Tue May 22, 2012 9:43 am

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venvariants wrote:Clearly, from the posts above, all of the contestants have been driven to madness by the wait.


Some of us didn't need to be driven...


Indeed. Some of us traipsed there ever so gaily, picking rue and lilies along the way.
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Postby Kary English » Tue May 22, 2012 9:47 am

Strycher wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:
Strycher wrote:
How do you make cream into crackers? (That sounds like cheese to me.)


Like this!

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So it's a regular cracker with the word "cream" impressed on it? Is cream the brand?


I think I've had these. If so, they're a bit stiffer than a saltine, and slightly less crispy, and there's no salt at all, not on top nor in the dough (ok, there probably is but I couldn't taste it). But they're not sweet, either.
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Postby Dustin Adams » Tue May 22, 2012 11:44 am

I think I've had these. If so, they're a bit stiffer than a saltine, and slightly less crispy, and there's no salt at all, not on top nor in the dough (ok, there probably is but I couldn't taste it). But they're not sweet, either.

So what you're really saying is:
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Postby Kary English » Tue May 22, 2012 11:46 am

ROFLMAO!!!

Seriously, I cackled (crackled?) out loud reading that. :)
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Postby gower21 » Tue May 22, 2012 11:54 am

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venvariants wrote:Clearly, from the posts above, all of the contestants have been driven to madness by the wait.


Some of us didn't need to be driven...


Yes, some of us got pushed in front of the car.

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue May 22, 2012 12:51 pm

gower21 wrote:
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venvariants wrote:Clearly, from the posts above, all of the contestants have been driven to madness by the wait.


Some of us didn't need to be driven...


Yes, some of us got pushed in front of the car.


Or alligator. Or maybe I'm just cream crackered? wotf004
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Postby Kary English » Tue May 22, 2012 1:04 pm

Somethings have to be shared here because everyone else will just look at me funny. I just printed out luggage tags for an upcoming sea voyage, and what do they say?

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Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue May 22, 2012 1:06 pm

Kary James wrote:So I just printed out luggage tags for an upcoming sea voyage, and what do they say?

TEN-FORWARD

I can't flippin' wait. Those chats with Jean-Luc and Guinan will be SO cool!


SWEET! If they have a holodeck, too, you'll have to let us know how it was.

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Postby Kary English » Tue May 22, 2012 1:08 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:
Kary James wrote:So I just printed out luggage tags for an upcoming sea voyage, and what do they say?

TEN-FORWARD

I can't flippin' wait. Those chats with Jean-Luc and Guinan will be SO cool!


SWEET! If they have a holodeck, too, you'll have to let us know how it was.

wotf007


The ship has a planetarium, so I'm thinking that's probably the holodeck. :)
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Postby DavidK » Tue May 22, 2012 1:40 pm

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Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:This, from the land of Vegemite? When Men at Work made the stuff briefly popular in the US, I tried some. I have some pretty exotic tastes. I really wanted to like it. But I took one dab, stuck it on my tongue, and spit it out. I tried some more on toast, and I threw it out. The entire, expensive, imported jar followed the toast.


Bah, Americans! You have no taste! To be fair, I've never tasted Vegemite, but if it's anything like Marmite it's extremely yummy. wotf007 Marmite on cream crackers, yum.


Marmite made me wish I had some Vegemite to cleanse my palate...


I can say that Vegemite, similar in taste to Marmite, is low in fat, does not contain butter, chocolate or marshmallow and doesn't need to be roasted over a fire. It's fine when spread thin. but some do put it on a bit thick. Think of it as semi-dried or reduced beer. wotf008
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue May 22, 2012 1:46 pm

DavidK wrote:I can say that Vegemite, similar in taste to Marmite, is low in fat, does not contain butter, chocolate or marshmellow and doesn't need to be roasted over a fire. It's fine when spread thin. but some do put it on a bit thick. Think of it as dried beer. wotf008


The thing is: when I hear Aussies describe Vegemite (or Brits describe Marmite), it REALLY sounds like something I would enjoy. So the fact that I find it vile is doubly disappointing.
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue May 22, 2012 2:04 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
DavidK wrote:I can say that Vegemite, similar in taste to Marmite, is low in fat, does not contain butter, chocolate or marshmellow and doesn't need to be roasted over a fire. It's fine when spread thin. but some do put it on a bit thick. Think of it as dried beer. wotf008


The thing is: when I hear Aussies describe Vegemite (or Brits describe Marmite), it REALLY sounds like something I would enjoy. So the fact that I find it vile is doubly disappointing.


The trick to eating Marmite is to spread it thin with plenty of butter. Your cracker or slice of toast should be a light golden brown, not black. If it's black you've put too much on!
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Postby george nik. » Tue May 22, 2012 2:24 pm

E.CaimanSands wrote:Not even I eat cream crackers dry though.

These, on the otherhand...
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I just love the round crackers! wotf007

Cream crackers are great also, though.

I've tasted marshmallows and I found them uneatable. It's probably due to the fact that every country has some foodstuff that don't take well to exporting and you have to go there to enjoy them. Maybe the same applies to vegemite (which I've heard Men At Work sing about but I've no idea what it is).
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby austinDm » Tue May 22, 2012 4:49 pm

Only at WOTF can a serious conversation about contest results turn into a lively discussion of international food staples. I love it!

george nik. wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:Not even I eat cream crackers dry though.

These, on the otherhand...
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I just love the round crackers! wotf007


I snack on those round crackers all the time (probably too much considering the amount of butter that's baked into them, but oh well), especially made into a sandwich with lots of creamy peanut butter inside. Haven't tried making s'mores out of them, but there's a first time for everything wotf004

Up until this thread, I'd never even heard of Marmite/Vegemite before. What exactly does it taste like? Based upon the pictures I found on google images, it looks interesting. Especially this one:

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue May 22, 2012 5:57 pm

austinDm wrote:Only at WOTF can a serious conversation about contest results turn into a lively discussion of international food staples. I love it!


We're writers. When we have no data, we make stuff up!

Up until this thread, I'd never even heard of Marmite/Vegemite before. What exactly does it taste like?


Well... My Vegemite experiment was in the 90s. My Marmite experience was around a decade ago. So I can't remember details. But I remember promising myself to never make that mistake again! Wikipedia says, "It is salty, slightly bitter, and umami or malty – similar to beef bouillon." Well, I remember salty. I remember bitter. But malty? I love malt in just about anything, but it didn't taste malty to me. The smell was intriguing; but the taste was unlike anything I've ever tried. And not in a good way.

But far, far worse was the time my sister brought home some durian. That's like eating jellied gasoline!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Tue May 22, 2012 6:04 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:But far, far worse was the time my sister brought home some durian. That's like eating jellied gasoline!

Saw that stuff on Bizarre foods. It's illegal to take on public transport in the country of origin due to the smell. We found frozen Durian at a local Asian market and my wife bought it along with some Durian candy. It is the most vile stuff ever, but for some reason she likes it.
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