Gutter Girls meet Betty Crocker Adult Thread #9

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Gutter Girls meet Betty Crocker Adult Thread #9

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NO WAY!!!! I'M FIRST! Never happened before. Wheeeee! "Betty Crocker"--snort. This has to be the most motivated group of people in all of cyberdom. Was a decision ever made about illustrations? What about something seasonal? We could maim more holiday-centric songs as was done for "The Gutter Christmas Song." That was incredibly fun. Just a thought.
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Di- To answer your quesition, I like two: wikispaces and pbwiki. Pbwiki is a lot more nice and neat looking. I'm going to be using Pbwiki for the cookbook.

Spoon-Hmm...maybe we could put a section on Holiday cooking in the cookbook? Just a thought..
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I think once we get it set up we can add and edit as we see fit. We'll just start filling in the categories and make more if we need them.
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So should we submit regular recipes? Or should we Twilightize them first? Or will we Twilightize them as a group?
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Post by Una »

It may be too difficult (and confusing for the recipients making the recipes) if we Twilightize the recipes. I think if we keep the recipes straight and Twilightize Section titles, illustrations and the cover it would keep things light hearted with our little dash of gutter innuendo.
The joy of this reminds me of children's cartoons. When I was a kid, I thought cartoons were funny because of the pictures, characters, and such. When I got older, I realized that a lot of the cartoons I thought were funny had some "adult content" but since it was masked by innuendo, colorful characters and action (the old slight of hand), children miss it and adults still found humor in it. I see our beloved Gutter Thread similarly and the cookbook is an tangible extension of it.
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Post by BDE »

That's my Spoon, breaking ground on the new thread! I'd wager that Betty Crocker never dreamed of this cookbook. :) I like the seasonal idea, or perhaps a special section for holiday treats as CG suggested. What are the Vampire holidays, anyway? I think that most preternatural beings would rather stay home on Halloween, viewing the event as over commercialized. But as long as there is some version of marshmallow peeps involved, I'm in. I dig my peeps! Second only to glorious Zagnut.

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Post by Spiro »

Betty Crocker meets the Gutter. My my my! Times certainly have changed. What would our grandmother's and mothers think?
I like the seasonal idea, can be more creative that way with the recipes.
So we start Memorial Day then?

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I am officially no longer a "nissan" mama. I've driven a Nissan since before I was pregnant with FS. I've had this one for the last twelve years. It went to nice family and I hope it will be well taken care of, but I felt a little like I was leaving a child behind when we drove away.

I now have no car for the next three weeks. I'm going to go stir crazy, over post here (like I don't do that anyway) and hopefully get my daughter's room painted.

It's amazing when you think about it, what goes on in a car. Aside from the obvious baking references...in this is the car we have:
  • eaten
    spent the night
    napped
    cried
    camped
    cheered
    rocked out
    prayed
    laughed
    thrown up
    changed clothes
    raced
    moved multiple times
    zoned out
    read
    gotten a tan
    pee'd
    watched movies
    brought babies home from the hospital
    taught teens to drive
    shown our school spirit
Amazing the amount of living that goes on in the car.
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Post by twihardy »

N'mama - awww - an end to an era - I can't picture you in any other car!! *snifles* Hope you enjoy your new wheels!!

I like the idea of leaving the recipe part of the cookbook un-twilightized for simplicity, but the titles and illustrations totally vamped up! Should be so fun!!
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