Life's too short....

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Rob C

Life's too short....

....for piping bags.

I love Delia's comment in Lesson 3.

What's your life too short for?

For me, life is too short for making your own pastry (no apology). And life is certainly too short for pasta making machines.

Can't think of any others right now...you?

:-)

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Dottie May

Life's too short......

For making your own Pizzas and Bolognaise Sauce.

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Yummy

Lifes too Short

Hi Rob, I posted this in May 2010, and we got some interesting replies back then.....
Mine was , and still would be, home made pasta making.......it went like mush when cooked. Perhaps I didn't leave it long enough to dry, or cooked it for too long , who knows.
I could never make Mayonnaise, drip, drip, drip...yawn, until I discovered the Magic Mayo recipe....Brilliant and made in about 2 minutes.

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violet eyes

life's too short

to shell peas. Frozen ones are much better and and far fresher than the ones on sale in the shops.

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Elpe

Life's too short....

- - - for chopping onions (I use my mini-chopper), peeling mushrooms (but I do it because I don't like slimy skins), and making marmalade with actual fruit (I use tins of lovely MaMade), oh yes, and ironing tea towels like my mother used to do!

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SonyaK

Life's too short....

"oh yes, and ironing tea towels like my mother used to do!"

Well, ironing anything I reckon!!

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Gerry

life's too short

for ironing yes. Make pastry, pizzas, mayo and enjoy doing those. Would make pasta if we liked it more.

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The Cat's Mother

Life's too short.......

Mostly been said - but pastry making is high on my list - just can't - and I wouldn't make pasta either.
Life is too short to wash up - that's what the dishwasher is for! I am sure there are loads of other things, I hate ironing too - but it has to been done, I suppose.

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Rob C

Memories!


" "oh yes, and ironing tea towels like my mother used to do!"

Well, ironing anything I reckon!!"


Gosh yes, my mum used to iron hankies. I had forgotten about that! I only iron my work shirts now. Lifes too short to iron t-shirts, although the OH does.

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violet eyes

life's too short

I like ironing, especially large white hankies, tea towels and dish clothes, but I have given up ironing pants, knickers and socks.
The OH irons his trousers as I once put creases in the wrong place.

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Biggles !

life's too short.....


"The OH irons his trousers as I once put creases in the wrong place."

Priceless Violet Eyes, I wish I could learn from that one xx

I just cannot make pastry so always buy it now. I have to iron hankies, tea towels; takes up much less room in the drawer and becomes a pleasure to use and I don't enjoy washing and drying up.

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violet eyes

life's too short

Biggles, when we were first married I once ironed creases in the sleeves of his jacket. I've never iron his jackets since.

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Thistledo

Life's too short

Scuse me but what is an iron?

I love making pastry; so rewarding when you've made it yourself.

Detest peeling spuds.

Hate washing up, hence we now have a dishwasher.

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jampling

Life's too short for...

I'm in with the 'life's too short for making pasta or pastry brigade', but I do love to make my own bolognese sauce. When I have time I even follow Marcella Hazaaan's 5-hour recipe. I find it wonderfully therapeutic and the resulting sauce is to die for. Definitely can't be equalled by a bought product in my experience.

Oh - and I agree - life is too short for ironing many things my ma took for granted. That's why OH has to iron his own boxers!

Good thread, Rob. Welcome back.

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The Cat's Mother

Life's too short....



"The OH irons his trousers as I once put creases in the wrong place."

Same with me too - but shirts. OH was a military man and does all his own ironing. His shirts have creases centrally down the two fronts (if you know what I mean!) - I never got the hang of that. Have always felt slightly guilty that I don't iron his clothes - so it is good to know others don't either!

 
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