One year my husband recieved a gift box with vodka and bloody mary mix. After my husband and kids all left on the annual New Years deer hunt, I decided to fix myself a healthy bloody mary. I drank it, it was delicious and I decided to have another.
A while later, I thought I might just have one more. I stood up and found I was having a little difficulty with my equilibrium. I ambled to the kitchen and looked at the bottle and discovered I had been making my "healthy" drinks with 100 proof vodka.
It was too late by that point, so I drank another and went to sleep on the couch with the dog.
spice cookies that had so much spice in them that they proved to be inedible.
That’s one of those gifts that you give people you don’t like — such as giving a child a Barbie Doll or one tropical fish. You know the parents are going to go into hock afterwards. You can also give an adult a basic beer-making kit. This will set him back a couple hundred in a few weeks, not to mention the aggravation. I’m sure that there are plenty of food-related gifts that will eventually cost the recipient more than they do the giver.
While technically not a "bad" food gift… I received a gift certificate for $50 to a very high end food merchant.
What made it "bad" was that the $50 did not buy anything, everything was so high priced that it would have cost me an additional $50 to purchase anything!
Thanks, but no thanks!
I received a Christmas gift once that had a large wheel of different kinds of cheesecakes… doesn’t sound all that bad right? Only problem was, they arrived frozen and, once thawed, the different flavors started to blend into each other. First piece or two was not bad but after a day, the blended flavors cheesecake was bordering on the edge of inedible (the smell alone almost made you gag!)
Two things, my friend:
1. Your list of gifts for Road Fooders on this site is a great thread in its own right. What do you say?
2. I already have a copy of that book (published by WWE). Mind if I re-gift it to EliseT or the Mayor? (Mum’s the word.)
I kid you not, there was a doctor at our hospital named "Dr. Butts" and yep, he was a proctologist.
Every time he was paged overhead, we would all smirk and giggle like a bunch of 6th graders.
The gift that keeps on giving – bran muffins…[}:)][:(]
Clothier – back in my hospital days, the ICU lounge would be running over with all kinds of gifts from the doctors (yeah – you better give us something buddy [}:)]!). Most were very good, and one doctors wife made us these incredible banana pound cakes every year. She would never give out the recipe.
The only disappointment was always the gastroenterologists. Every year they gave us a whole tray of bran muffins. [xx(]
llee – here’s your chance – chaps, a tie and a bottle of wine!![}:)]
We’ll all give you our address for the re-gifted wine…[}:)]
I do not want to subject the innocents at the old folks home to those vile cakes. With all the alcohol in them, who knows what might happen?
LoneStar, how about donating the (uneaten) cakes to a food pantry or nursing home instead of tossing them out? That should make some souls happy…
Last year I received a great gift basket from a client, but: the only thing in there that I wouldn’t touch is the red and green food-colored wagon wheel pasta. Yuk! I just can’t picture eating that. So…I donated it to a food bank. [:)]
Problem is there are no "mints" in mince meat…[:0]
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