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[Dec. 11th, 2007|02:44 pm]
Verminius Rex
No cabin fever, mostly because the roads were just wet and we hit Target to get cupcake makings for Pari to take to school on her birthday (assuming they have it tomorrow, I don't think it's going to freeze like they were predicting today). I'm such a domestic, I was thrilled with finding a two level cupcake holder that holds 2 dozen cupcakes, the bottom tray is a muffin pan to bake in also. Only $15 at target.

Gumbo for lunch, a bit spicy to eat but tasty (from a box, I just added turkey sausage). I'm also working on some bread and experimenting with photographing in my mixer corner, seeing if I can get better results there than just my usual quick shots on the stovetop.
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[User Picture]From: renniemom
2007-12-11 09:10 pm (UTC)
Lucky you--our kids' schools have passed the "only store bought treats" rule. I would much rather make something for Claire's birthday treats Thursday, but can't. (Have you checked that? I'd hate for them to trash or send home cupcakes...)

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[User Picture]From: geekmom
2007-12-11 09:13 pm (UTC)
It was already brought up during the parent orientation meeting, and they don't have that rule. The only reason to institute the rule is if you have allergy problems because people are idiots when it comes to knowing the ingredients they put in their own baked goods.
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[User Picture]From: renniemom
2007-12-11 10:24 pm (UTC)
I'm glad. It's a royal pain. Our school district cited health codes concerning cleanliness in preparation, thorough cooking to avoid illness, etc.
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[User Picture]From: geekmom
2007-12-12 02:49 am (UTC)
Oh, that's so lame. I'm guessing more people die of tainted pre-packaged food items than die of undercooked homemade cupcakes. Bagged spinach anyone?
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[User Picture]From: margaretq
2007-12-12 12:12 am (UTC)
That's terrible... Is this b/c some fear of poisoning?
At least with homemade treats you can compensate for allergies, religious dietary issues, dietary needs,etc... (And most people won't care if one person brings egg-free cupcakes or sugar free cookies b/c when somene cooks them at home - you usually can't taste huge difference - or at least thekids can't) Storebought - you have to except gunk and sugar.

That's so sad. I think of all the international food days and foodsharing events we had at my elementary schools - and I went to school in a DODDS school, so there were always kosher options, vegan options, diabetic options... (prob gluten-free options now as well). I learned so much about food that way.
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2007-12-12 01:08 am (UTC)
My personal guess would be that a school adopts this when they have a severe food allergy present, since even someone with peanut butter breath can kill someone under the right circumstances.
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