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    Better than a card!

    #2 son presented me with a can of sweetened condensed milk and a bag of dried apricots for Mother's Day (on Monday- but he did call on Sunday)

    I totally love both items.

    We used to put a can of ripe olives in each of the kids' Christmas 'stocking' - actually it was a brown paper grocery bag - but it worked for us.

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    When DH was a kid his folks would give him a jar of peanut butter for a gift. He still LOVES PB.

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    Personalized gifts are the BEST! It means someone is really paying attention to you, your likes and dislikes, etc. Apparently nobody in my family has ever been able to figure me out.......

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    If you like them that is all that counts.
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    I love gifts like that, in which the giver knows exactly what you love . . . and gives it, instead of something "for show."

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    That is so sweet!!! What are you going to make?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    #2 son presented me with a can of sweetened condensed milk and a bag of dried apricots for Mother's Day (on Monday- but he did call on Sunday)

    I totally love both items.

    We used to put a can of ripe olives in each of the kids' Christmas 'stocking' - actually it was a brown paper grocery bag - but it worked for us.
    Ooooooooooh... condensed milk! Are you gonna use it to make danger pudding? Yum! Now that I think about it, I may have to have DH make some tomorrow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    When DH was a kid his folks would give him a jar of peanut butter for a gift. He still LOVES PB.
    My dad was THRILLED when he got a can of sardines for a gift!
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    My hubby knows he can get me chocolate for any occasion, and he'll pass muster. Anything past that is "extra credit;" anything less is "doghouse"
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    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    Ooooooooooh... condensed milk! Are you gonna use it to make danger pudding? Yum! Now that I think about it, I may have to have DH make some tomorrow!
    Now what is danger pudding????
    KEEP CALM and CARRY ON!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoyjoyMarie View Post
    Now what is danger pudding????
    I've never heard of 'danger pudding' either?

    I have seen several dessert and/or cake recipes that use it.

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    I have purchased huge 1/2 gallon jars of Vlaski pickles for two of my grandsons for gifts and they love it!

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    My youngest son loves Raisnets so when I send him his Christmas gifts I always tuck a bag of them into the box.

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    hmmm.. okay what is danger pudding if I may so boldly ask ?
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    Love it -- Our daughter makes homemade granola bars and brings them to us every now and again ! Just love the impromtu's !

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    A friend I worked with told me you know you're getting old when all you want/all you get is consumables! I'm there!

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    I hope condensed milk is the same, they have changed the canned milk. it's all watery now and my smallest cat who loved canned milk before, won't touch it now. me either!

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    There's condensed milk and evaporated milk. Condensed milk is thick and creamy. Evaporated milk is just a little thicker than regular milk. Are you sure you which one you got?
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    Yeah, what is danger pudding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    I've never heard of 'danger pudding' either?

    I have seen several dessert and/or cake recipes that use it.
    I had to google it. Found out it's dulce de leche. I guess "danger pudding"
    would be an appropriate name if you did it the dangerous way.
    http://maricucu.blogspot.ca/2009/05/...r-pudding.html

    Personally, I enjoy condensed milk on its own...yum. LOL
    Haven't had it in years.

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    I love gifts like that.
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    Awe, sweet gifts!
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    I always give gifts that are for the person. My husband's grandmother loved the last Christmas gift we gave her as if we had given her a million dollars... what was it? A home canned jar of applesauce!

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    Wow -- danger pudding sounds awesome!! It is great to get something you want as a gift. My DS gets me baseball tickets every Mother's Day -- for sometime in July or August so I can be warm at the ball park. It is the only time I can go.
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    My most memorable Christmas gift from childhood was a can of Black olives. I didn't have to share it with anyone! To this day I still love black olives.

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