THE PARTY THREAD

THE PARTY THREAD

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A place to say thanks to helpful BTer's, share your new BT status or heart achievement... A place to joke around, share memes, riddles or anything else you want to. Let's bring back some life in this place!!!!

 

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Congratulations @Milou07  

 

Time to celebrate!

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Congrats @Milou07!

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Oh my goodness @Milou07!!  You go girl!! That is a major accomplishment and you definitely deserve that Sephora shopping spree, missy!  Congrats Heart 

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Congrats @Milou07!! That is fantastic!! Smiley Very Happy Time to treat yo self!

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Wow, what an accomplishment! Congrats, @Milou07!

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Congratulations @Milou07!!! What a fantastic accomplishment. You definitely deserve a celebratory shopping spree!

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@Milou07  That's fantastic news!  Yes, have shopping spree!

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Congrats!!!!!!  @Milou07

 

 

Sometimes I feel like going back to school and mine is also free since I am veteran. (there is a new Food History degree at Uni here)

 

But, you have fun in school and carry on with your shopping spree!!!!!  Totally earned!

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You should do this!!! You are know so much about food/nutrition! Smiley Very Happy

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Omg, that sounds like an incredible program! Food history is fascinating. I'd want to write a paper on the rise and fall of jello salads as they relate to societal norms and industrial achievements!

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I don't know if you are being silly @txcatx......but this IS actually a thing! I am technically a 'Historian' if we are going  by degree and the most I promoted was American Culture while traveling and living abroad. 

 

If we go back to American Food History.......those Jello salads are important!!!  Jello/gelatin/aspic is indeed an art.

 

I worked with an old school German chef and he did galantine (meat aspics) and we sold quite a lot. He also did competitions.  Go for it!

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I'm completely serious, @wheeeee! I have a book that talks about the history of gelatin as food, and it's fascinating. I think a lot of social commentary can relate directly to the rise and fall of gelatin's popularity. 

 

I think we've discussed jello salads here before, probably around Thanksgiving when people's grandmothers' bring out the jello salads!

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Was this Holiday question thread?  Yea, we did.   People were posting photos and Pixie started it.  lol!  Everything comes back to food!

 

Make a Jello salad and show us in the Food Thread!  Would love to see.

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Oh, I totally tried a jello salad recipe from my book about food fads. I made ginger ale salad from the 1920s, @wheeeee! Then I made tomato aspic and will never do that again. Plus, I made it in a Halloween jello mold shaped like a brain and another like an anatomical heart because those were the only molds I had at the time. I've collected proper jello molds from estate sales since then. 😂

 

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@txcatx  I remember making gingerale salad in home ec!  (I was born after the 1920's, in case you were wondering.Smiley Wink  Have you found the site toriavey dot com?  She has lots of food history on there.

Have you seen those little recipe booklets from the 50's and 60's that were published by the Culinary Arts Institute?  They are so fascinating to read (to me anyway.)  Here's a photo of one of them:

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@Ispend2much6 I do have a couple of those recipe booklets! They're tucked between the books on this shelf. Come on, I couldn't resist buying both Party Potpourri and Foreign Foods at an estate sale. Never mind that Foreign Foods destroys the food of my motherland. It's just fascinating.

 

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The Culinary Arts Institute taught me how to make orange sherbet without an ice cream maker and then serve a scoop in an orange basket!

 

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@txcatx  Now I'm kind of wondering what that Party Potpourri book is about... my mind is going wild. lol

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@Ispend2much6 Party Potpourri is a book of party recipes written by members of the Junior League of Memphis in 1976! It includes delights such as Cream Cheese Consommé Mold (beef consommé, gelatin, cream cheese, anchovies, and bourbon) and Beef Tartare Loaf.

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What a combo!  @txcatx

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Are you a Junior Leaguer too @txcatx?! 

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I'm not, @Mcakes. I just somehow end up at estate sales where there are lots of Junior League cookbooks, ha. I have plenty of friends who are members, though!