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    Default Re: What are the strangest things your relatives do?

    Re compost, we have had a bin for 3 years and have never used the compost, but putting our scraps in there has halved the amount of rubbish in our general waste bin.

    Re freezing, my mum once produced a packet of coles iced donuts marked down to a $1 from her freezer. I frreze bread but stale supermarket donuts is a bit far. Then she told me she only bought one packet as she wanted other shoppers to also reap the benefits of heavily discounted supermarket baked goods.

    She also sends me lengthy letter typed on a 1960s typewriter, doesn't wrap gifts and has stuffed bears on her sofa to the extent there is no room to sit.

    Also, no matter what we are cooking, my mil always brings a packet of white bread rolls from the local bakery when they come for a meal.

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    OMG that reminds me my MIL still uses VCR's

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    My uncle used to have a favourite cup that he used for tea or coffee. He wouldn't let anyone wash it as it was 'seasoned with flavour'


    My mum is here to visit. She never sits down. Eats standing up, watches tv standing up, probably stands up to pee. She also folds or puts everything in a pile. Helpful but sad cause I know it's anxiety driven.

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    Missie Mack that reminds me of my grandfather. When he died we found a cupboard full of hundreds, if not thousands, of marg containers. For leftovers. Lots of leftovers!

    He also had cardboard boxes from the 1950s!

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    Can people please stop mentioning frozen bread?!

    We've established it's not weird!! It's totally normal.


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    Hahahahahaha these are too funny, all the nan and pops out there....

    Or it could be the 2 glasses of wine I've had...


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    Default What are the strangest things your relatives do?

    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post

    My MIL saves all the plastic containers that food come in like butter, ice cream and even meat (from like woolies or coles) she then uses these like tupperware. She especially likes marg containers to mash potatoes in. I once found a Mrs McGregors butter container in her cupboard, I don't think it has been sold since the 80's!
    OMG my mum does this too! And if she gives me leftovers or something she gets mad if I throw the container out!! Haha!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misspumpkin View Post
    There's lots!
    But one thing is my mum makes icecream in cones for her and my dad and she puts them in a cup standing up in the freezer for later. She told me this saves her time when she wants to eat it (even though she has spent the same amount of time making it, just earlier) :-S
    when u wanna eat it u wanna eat it hehe , she doesnt have 5 minutes to wait to let it defrost a little to scoop out and then clean up the spoon / put the icecream away .....

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    my mother insists on roasting silverside... I keep telling her it's to boil but she's done it a few times and btw it disgusting. I also just went to the fridge to cook dinner and she's put my vacuum sealed roast in the freezer... so annoying as I now have to think about what to make!!!

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    Default What are the strangest things your relatives do?

    Quote Originally Posted by ciaomamma View Post
    my mother insists on roasting silverside... I keep telling her it's to boil but she's done it a few times and btw it disgusting. I also just went to the fridge to cook dinner and she's put my vacuum sealed roast in the freezer... so annoying as I now have to think about what to make!!!
    Corned silverside? Cos we buy silverside roast (virginia roast) sometimes - we use it for sukiyaki but it is generally for roasting. Perhaps that's why she's confused. Corned is definitely for boiling though.


 

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