When I first moved here, I was actually shocked at the importance of lunch. For instance, just when we were at a crucial point in a project and I was expecting us to nibble biscuits at our desks, everyone would just drop everything and we would go to the cafeteria for a three-course meal.
However, the French are absolutely right. You really feel and work much better after entrée, plat and dessert rather than biscuits! Actually, with the warm feeling of a good lunch and fun conversation, you see the whole world differently, put everything into perspective and also have more respect for yourself than a lab rat nibbling biscuits.
I've also been in Italy and there the lunches were so long and people drank so much wine that our secretary used to put on sunglasses while entering the office so that noone would see that her eyes couldn't focus. That was kind of a little too much.
Where I work now, most people leave their desks for lunch. A lot of people eat lunch in the kitchen area together and the rest go out. Then a bunch of us go for a walk. It's great and really helps our productivity.
The people I work with also take time for "tea" in the afternoon. (except I'm the only one who actually drinks tea; they all drink coffee) That's not a company thing. That's mostly just the folks from India. And me.
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I wonder if Leonova likes a big lunch or a small one - does it make her feel energised or sleepy? Does she appreciate French food more than "N American"?
I love popcorn with a chocolate or white chocolate drizzle. I love caramel! By regular do you mean butter? Or plain (I like butter, not plain)
Lots of people like cheesy popcorn- but IMO, gross.
When we make it at home, I usually sprinkle mine with sugar (I picked that up in Germany), and DH will use pretty much anything in the spice cabinent- I think garam masala or chili powder are his main go to's, but I know he's tried oregano, cumin, pretty much anything in a shaker.
Would someone send me a pvt message when Alena returns to the room?
Well she's not very comfortable with the accommodations so I guess she will avoid the room as much as possible.
sorry I will stop now. This thread has absolutely cracked me up as I lurked - I actually only remembered after hitting send on my post above that this wasn't a foodies thread!
Why is movie popcorn so expensive? The place where I usually go sells it in three sizes ranging from $3.50 to $4.50, but other places are much higher. The worst place wanted $8 for a medium popcorn. I always smuggle in a bottle of water because I don't want to pay $4 to $5 for a bottle of water. I smuggle in water and snacks at skating events and baseball games, too. I'm willing to pay a fair price but most places jack their prices up to ridiculous levels.
It's snowing here and getting worse. I was planning to go see Zero Dark Thirty today but will stay inside instead and watch a DVD and maybe make some microwave popcorn. Or maybe I'll drink wine and have cheese and crackers or eat some of that black raspberry with chocolate chunks ice cream that's lurking in the freezer. Or take a nap. Anything to avoid going outside and shovel snow. Somebody should invent a self-propelled snow shovel that would shovel the snow for you while you lie on the couch watching a movie and eating popcorn or chocolate. It doesn't necessarily have to be a snow shovel; it could be a Roomba for snow.
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As amusing as this thread is, it really has gone pretty far afield.
And now I will do absolutely nothing to bring it back to the original subject.... if someone likes caramel popcorn, they might like Kettle Korn. It's my favorite.
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ETA: Re popcorn -- when I used to make it at home, I like to sprinkle it with Parmesan cheese. Now I just indulge in buying the kettle corn (and caramel corn) made and sold at the local farmers market.
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By plain I mean air popped with a drizzle of NON-extra virgin olive oil and some salt. Regular olive oil doesn't have a ton of flavor and I am too health conscious to use butter.
I've always wondered how kettle corn is different. Tastes the same to me.
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