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    Posted: 14 Jul 2017 at 7:55pm
This ad starts either with a lady saying "tonight we boldly go where no man or woman has gone for a long while now" or "tonight we shake hands with pot and pans" both ending with "tonight we cook" the rest doesn't bother me as much but one thing irks me is the girl loudly banging on the cooking ware. That BANGING pisses me the bleep off! Makes me dive for the mute button! The rest the commercial is tolerable but that banging is beyond irritating.
One good thing about TV-you could always turn it off
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I have to agree. You are going through the trouble of cooking yet you want your kids snotty, Hep E hands all over your food.  And, the little sh*t dirtying up more stuff on the floor and making a hell of a racket?

Not in my house!






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Agreed, I can still hear the banging in my head GAAAAAH They.may think it's cute but I find it irritating and a total annoyance! Makes me hate the commercial!
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Ouch^ I'm pretty sure he has poop under his fingernails.
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"I'm ecoli and say hello to my friend salmonella"
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Why do these companies want people to subscribe to them to get the ingredients to cook one meal?  It's called grocery shopping!  You go to the store, choose what you want to cook, bring it home and cook it.  If you have time to cook with pots and pans, and chop, dice and add ingredients, you probably have an extra half hour to go to the store.  Confused  Some of those recipes look horrid:  Spanish Style Spaghetti?  Unhappy
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My grandmothers, both of whom saw starvation and hunger first-hand and up-close in their native countries when they were children, had an almost reverential attitude toward food, its proper preparation, and careful use.  We shopped carefully and cooked with attention to every step:  I can still hear my Nana saying that it was a sin to waste food.  I see these ads, and people playing with food (and dirtying it up, as aka noted above! - YuckDeadDead!!)  as if it were a throwaway, trivial matter, and I just cringe.  Yes, cooking can be fun and there's no reason not to enjoy it, but the message here really clashes with the purpose of feeding people properly.
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^Thanks CC
I bet you make some pretty good meals there with your hubby.
Would it be weird if I just showed up one day?  I'm kidding, dammit! Wink
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^^ LOLLOL   Of course!  There's always room at the table for guests and both of us love to cook.  (We do get a lot of visitors, especially in the summertime, when everyone seems to want to get to "Olde Cape Cod").  Tonight was broiled chicken brushed with lemon glaze, sautéed green beans with toasted almonds, green salad and fresh corn on the cob.   Fresh strawberries with homemade whipped cream for dessert.  
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Sounds like just another gimmick someone sat around and dreamed up as a way to enrich themselves at the expense of those who are dumb enough to waste their time, effort and money on it.
Great news guys.... With the Air Hawk, flat balls are no longer a problem!!!
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They won't be in business long, as most people quickly realize that instead of ordering the ingredients and still having to cook, it's cheaper and quicker to just order takeout...
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Originally posted by CapeCat CapeCat wrote:

^^ LOLLOL   Of course!  There's always room at the table for guests and both of us love to cook.  (We do get a lot of visitors, especially in the summertime, when everyone seems to want to get to "Olde Cape Cod").  Tonight was broiled chicken brushed with lemon glaze, sautéed green beans with toasted almonds, green salad and fresh corn on the cob.   Fresh strawberries with homemade whipped cream for dessert.  
Sounds great! A well balanced meal.
My tummy wouldn't know how to act! LOL
It's been so wet and cool here that we don't have any fresh sweet corn yet.  Cry
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Thanks, aka!  I usually try to balance the meal, even if the rest of the day is chaos.  Every so often, though, you have to have a wildly unbalanced meal just to keep everyone happy.  And I think that Mr. Tim is dead-on too...I can't see that these pre-packaged,  paint-by-numbers meals (Hello Fresh, Blue Apron) would really become a way of life, when takeout is frankly easier for those inclined.   It just seems to be awfully costly, and how do you know that the food is the quality that you'd otherwise choose at the store yourself?  As far as economy goes...that chicken dinner aka could have had if he'd stopped by, cost about $25.00 to make,  and then became part of several more meals (chicken salad for lunch, and the beans were incorporated into a breakfast scrambled-egg dish).  The two extra ears of corn will become tomorrow's dessert - fritters with warm maple syrup.    
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The thing about restaurant take out food is that it's usually loaded with sodium. Probably high in fat and preservatives. MSG, TVP, XYZ... God only knows what.
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I made 8 'calzones' today for probably less than $2 for ingredients (would have been slightly more, but I was out of canned 'shrooms.)  One was for dinner, gave 1 to a neighbor, the other 6 went into the freezer.  I think it cost more to run the oven...  LOL
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