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Old 04-28-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Well, I thought I had seen it all and yet yesterday I was served the following:

Vegetable Soup
two cans green giant string beans
two cans green giant corn
two cans hunt's diced tomatoes
one large can Spicy V8 juice

heat until warm in a soup pan

anyone think they can top that with something a live human actually served to guests?
Sounds like a place I would not be accepting invitations to going forward. The parents of a guy my sis was dating invited her over for lunch to meet her. They served a soup that was made by adding the contents of an envelope to boiling water. Unbeknownst to the "cook" the envelope's contents had been infested with some sort of little bug critters while it was sitting in her pantry awaiting its "big day" so they were cooked right in. The little dead bugs floated around on the surface of the soup. Bon appetit!

P.S. I cannot fathom why people eat canned vegetables and fruit. If they can't afford fresh (or it's out of season) then what is wrong with frozen? At least frozen veggies when cooked can still be palatable. I cringe at the thought of having to eat green beans that have been cooked to mush and sitting in a can on a store shelf.
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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They served a soup that was made by adding the contents of an envelope to boiling water. Unbeknownst to the "cook" the envelope's contents had been infested with some sort of little bug critters while it was sitting in her pantry awaiting its "big day" so they were cooked right in. The little dead bugs floated around on the surface of the soup. Bon appetit!
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Sounds like a place I would not be accepting invitations to going forward. The parents of a guy my sis was dating invited her over for lunch to meet her. They served a soup that was made by adding the contents of an envelope to boiling water. Unbeknownst to the "cook" the envelope's contents had been infested with some sort of little bug critters while it was sitting in her pantry awaiting its "big day" so they were cooked right in. The little dead bugs floated around on the surface of the soup. Bon appetit!
It sounds so gross and pathetic that it is laughable. Nothing like a little extra protein.
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:09 PM
 
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Lemme tell ya about the grossest soup of all time...

15 year old son was home alone for a whole weekend for the first time ever, it's winter time and he decides to make pot of soup...split pea ...because he had never had eaten it so he calls me for the recipe and I say "oh, split pea and ham, go on over to the Winn Dixie and the recipe will be on the back of the pack of split peas" but he heard "split pea and lamb"; being from the South he really should have known better.

He bought 6 lamb chops for the soup.

Later that night he calls wanting to know how anyone could possibly eat that stuff!

PS. He did turn out to be a really good cook despite the years of teasing.
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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True story from a few years back.....Husband's brother asked the two of us and their mom over for Thanksgiving. His wife said don't bring anything....so we just took wine etc.

Well, no. 1, SIL is from another country. But still....well there was a store-bought turkey but this is what else we were served for Thanksgiving:

Several different large boxes of Stouffer's frozen meals..... green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, spiced apples...all recently from the microwave and served with the Stouffer's boxes cut open to allow for dishing out the goods.....

I had to leave the room.....very hard to keep from laughing outright. MIL was SO annoyed and not impressed. But we all kept it together and had a fun meal! It really did not matter at all!

Moral: it is not what is served for dinner but who you are with that counts. But OMG, it was indeed funny.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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My mother once told me that she had found a recipe on a jar of peanut butter, for peanut butter soup, and thought that was the worst idea she had ever heard of.

However, I've since learned that Peanut Soup is very common in Africa, it is absolutely delicious, and can be made easily from peanut butter. Peanut is a cheap and common staple in many parts of Africa, appearing in almost every dish, and it adds nutrition and a wonderful flavor to many soups, along with banana and unsweetened chocolate.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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My mother once told me that she had found a recipe on a jar of peanut butter, for peanut butter soup, and thought that was the worst idea she had ever heard of.

However, I've since learned that Peanut Soup is very common in Africa, it is absolutely delicious, and can be made easily from peanut butter. Peanut is a cheap and common staple in many parts of Africa, appearing in almost every dish, and it adds nutrition and a wonderful flavor to many soups, along with banana and unsweetened chocolate.
I've had peanut soup before. If made properly, it's actually quite yummy And remember, peanuts are cousins to peas...we eat pea soup, right? (With the exception of the split pea and lamb soup above )

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Old 05-05-2011, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Sounds like a place I would not be accepting invitations to going forward. The parents of a guy my sis was dating invited her over for lunch to meet her. They served a soup that was made by adding the contents of an envelope to boiling water. Unbeknownst to the "cook" the envelope's contents had been infested with some sort of little bug critters while it was sitting in her pantry awaiting its "big day" so they were cooked right in. The little dead bugs floated around on the surface of the soup. Bon appetit!
Gross!! This thread gets worse as it grows lol
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:28 PM
 
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Several different large boxes of Stouffer's frozen meals..... green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, spiced apples...all recently from the microwave and served with the Stouffer's boxes cut open to allow for dishing out the goods.....

Ummm...what is wrong with that?! My kids would think that is fine. Of course, when they were growing up, I worked a full time job, a part time job, and went to graduate school part time.

I think that I have forgot how to cook, I look at the stove, and vaguely remember that it heats things...I think you need a pan or something. I have not used an oven in years...honestly!
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Several different large boxes of Stouffer's frozen meals..... green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, spiced apples...all recently from the microwave and served with the Stouffer's boxes cut open to allow for dishing out the goods.....

Ummm...what is wrong with that?! My kids would think that is fine. Of course, when they were growing up, I worked a full time job, a part time job, and went to graduate school part time.

I think that I have forgot how to cook, I look at the stove, and vaguely remember that it heats things...I think you need a pan or something. I have not used an oven in years...honestly!
For a family Thanksgiving dinner?
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