food is important

Everybody listen up!

Between now and Monday, 09 January 2017, all menu priced pizzas for Delivery and Carry Out are 50% off, ONLINE ONLY, at 1- topping Personal pan pizzas are only $2.50, one topping mediums are $4.50, a large is only $5.50. I was able to get a medium half pepperoni and half bell pepper, a 2 litter drink, and 2 dipping sauces for under $10, carryout. Only 2 more days but this is an incredible deal and you can save a lot of money on dinner tonight, especially if you pick it up. If you get delivery, tip your drivers on the original price, not the discounted total. Spread it while you can!

*This is not in any way sponsored or a promotion of pizza hut, I’m just trying to help you all save some money!

  • Georgi: Let me give you some advice. 1, Do not call Yakov grandpa. 2, Do not call Viktor grandpa. Under any circumstances. Ever. Yakov will make your life miserable and Viktor will pretend to be your grandparent for a month, if not longer.
  • Yuri: Wait...You once called Viktor 'grandpa'?
  • Mila: He called him 'grandma', actually. It was great.

Headconon that Fred Weasley is a Really Fantastic cook!!! This is so important, okay?

- For years he watched Molly cook dinner by herself, even on days when someone else should do it, like Mothers Day and her Birthday. 

- One Mothers Day he decides that she shouldn’t cook dinner, so fifteen minutes before Molly usually starts cooking, Fred sneaks into the kitchen and begins preping the meal Molly always makes on Mothers Day, Beef Stroganoff. 

- Molly walks in as he is slicing the beef into little pieces, meticulously, making sure each piece is exactly the same size. He has her old cook book sitting next to him and everything he will need for the dish already out. 

- Molly is surprised that he can even read the recipe, because she has had that book since her mother gave it to her years ago, and the pages are very faded and caked in spilled food. She could barely read it herself, but she didn’t need to having memorized most of the recipes anyway.

- Coming out of her thoughts Molly asks her trouble making son what he’s doing.

- “It’s Mum’s Day. You shouldn’t have to cook Mum. Go sit down or tell little Ronnie to clean his room or whatever Mums do for fun.” Molly smiled at her son and turned around to leave the kitchen. She expects she will have to whip something up later when Fred messed something up or burned it, as he had never cooked before.

- Fred is in the kitchen for a few hours, going slow and making sure everything is perfect. He may like to pull pranks, but he also knew his mum put up with a lot and he wanted to do something nice for her and he did nothing halfway. 

- The stroganoff is ready when Arthur walks through the door. The kitchen smells wonderful, as it always does when Molly cooks, but when he turns to see Fred stirring dinner he is shocked. Fred turns around and just smiles at him.

- Fred tells his mother that dinner is ready and she calls the rest of the children, they all sit down together and begin eating after each child has said Happy Mothers Day to Molly.

- The entire family gets silent as they dig in, it was absolutely wonderful, everyone makes a content noise as their tummies are filled with yummy food. 

- Ron looks over to his mum and says “It’s really really good mum, one of the best batches ever!”

- Molly smiles across the table at Fred, “Ronnie, I would love to take credit, but I didn’t make this. Fred did.”

- All jaws around the table drop. No one could believe Fred had made this. Except Arthur and Molly, the just beamed at their son. 

- For a moment all the Weasley children are nervous to eat anymore, for fear of a prank, but then they realized Fred would never do that to their mother, no one messed with mum. She was scary when she wanted to be. So they continued stuffing their faces after telling Fred how good it was.

- From then on, Fred made dinner once a week. 

- After a few weeks of this, Ginny started watching Fred when he cooked, as he was her favorite brother, though don’t tell that to anyone else, especially George. 

- One day Fred asked Ginny if she wanted to help him, and she agreed excitedly and they cooked together. 

- The day Fred got to cook quickly became Ginny’s favorite day of the week because she got to help her older brother cook and was finally able to spend quality time with someone she looked up to. Cooking also meant you didn’t have to do dishes, so that was a great perk too, both Fred and Ginny HATED dishes.

- Fred’s cooking skills later came in handy when developing the trick candies for their shop, Ginny also helped with the development, while George came up with more candy ideas. 


I haven't seen this on my dash so

I just wanted to let all my followers, especially those who are strapped for cash, know that Pizza Hut is running a deal now through 1/9/17 where if you order online, their pizzas are half price.

This is also a friendly reminder of what I posted with the last pizza deal- you can freeze pizza and it keeps for a long time (like 2 months for best quality but I’m sure you can keep it for longer before it gets funky) and if you reheat it in the oven (375-400 Fahrenheit on foil) it’s like new. It’s a great budget food to have around especially if you’re in an unstable situation and may not be able to afford food in the future.

@caitthepiemaker and I have been talking about Bitty’s love for Thanksgiving and how y’all need to cool it with these ‘it’s practically Christmas’ posts because Y’ALL.


  • like I get there’s the whole commercialism thing and maybe in other regions it’s being phased out? But in the South that’s not part of your Thanksgiving really?
  • it’s food and family and making recipes written down on index cards that get pulled out of the tin once a year
  • it’s telling stories about Thanksgivings Past even though you tell the same story every year. 
    • “do you remember when the collard greens in the pressure cooker exploded and ended up on the ceiling?”
    • “Don’t let cousin Jo touch the biscuits. You remember the Baking Soda Fisasco of ‘09”
    • “Remember the time that woman promised to bring the turkey and turned it into a casserole– bless her heart– and you had to drive all the way to Athens to find a Walmart open and convince them to sell you just the turkey from their pre-cooked meals?” 
    • ((True stories from my fam))
  • So when Bitty goes to college he has planned for this from the very beginning. Freshman year was an improvised turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce and fetta cheese, but after he moves into the Haus there’s nothing to hold him back.

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'Plastic rice' seized in Nigeria - BBC News
Nigeria confiscates 2.5 tonnes of "plastic rice" smuggled into the country from China, officials say.

This is seriously awful and could cost lives. I’m probably not the first person to have put it up but please help get the word out. This is apparently almost impossible to tell from real rice.  I’m really worried this will have been mixed with real rice and someone will end up eating it accidentally.

If you’re worried about your rice smell it, the article says it still has a slight chemical smell. Or boil a little bit, apparently once it’s cooked you can clearly tell the difference. 

Important Terms

For approaching Religious and Anthropological Studies:

Cultural Relativism:

“The ability to view the beliefs and customs of other peoples within the context of their own cultures rather than one’s own; or, describing another culture from its own point of view without imposing one’s own cultural values.”

Look at what people BELIEVE, not whether or not what they believe is “true.”

Ethnocentrism (the opposite of cultural relativism):

“The tendency to judge the customs of other societies by the standards of one’s own; combines the belief in the superiority of one’s own culture with the practice of judging other cultures by the standards and values of one’s own culture.”

Harnessing ethnocentric ideas when approaching religious and cultural studies will hinder one from truly being able to learn and understand other peoples and their cultures. 

So as we know making fun of foreign food is always Top Notch Humour*. So, let’s take a handful of ERASMUS students who came to Paris to study. Let’s say one of them appoints himself the Bishop of Banterbury and, upon noticing a snail, he attempts to be funny by elbowing Grantaire and asking if he’s hungry yet.

This was a strategic mistake.

Grantaire bends down, critically examines the critter and proclaimes it nice and fat, but sadly not ready for the picking. Our Top Lad thinks that was that, he has a laugh… but then Grantaire launches into an extremely detailed lecture on the exact art of snail-raising, their keeping, the nieche market of snail eggs and of course the best ways to prepare them.

At this point our Lad’s smile is a bit forced and he makes an attempt at excusing himself… but Grantaire loops an arm around him AND he hails over Joly and Lesge to ask for second opinions on the snail in front of them and to help him decide if the frying-and-herbal-butter route or the soup is the ideal way to consume it.

They decide the ideal way is, of course, the frying, but only if you fish it out of the shell yourself. Having settled that, they launch into fondly reminiscing over the old school, bones-and-innards-and-leftover-fish, anything-goes bouillabaise, just because.

By the time they’re done, about an hour later, our Top Lad is slightly dizzy, but richer with a slight headache, an impressive list of culinary terminology and a firm resolve never to poke fun of French food again.

*It’s not. Don’t be an asshole, don’t do it.

Playing the Part

Summary: Sam and Dean have a fun night with Gen while stuck in The French Mistake Au.

Warning: Wincest, smut, voyeurism, threesome (sort of), role play, some dirty talk, mentions of Sam’s addiction to demon blood

Word Count: 2850

A/N: If this doesn’t sound like your thing, I won’t be offended if you skip it :) Thanks to @leatherwhiskeycoffeeplaid for assuring me the idea was worth writing. I’ve never written anything like it before, but it was a lot of fun! XOXO

Dean’s lying on the couch- not quite asleep, but his eyes are closed, and that means he’s not up for talking- and Sam’s got nothing to do but wait for morning. They’re stuck here for at least the night.

But they’ve got a roof over their heads, a particularly nice roof with fancy and unnecessary furnishings everywhere and tons of food and imported beer in the kitchen, so Sam can’t really complain. He just grabs a bottle with a foreign label from the fridge, and enjoys the dark flavor on his tongue as he makes his way back to Dean.

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