October 20th, 2015


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Do you have relatives that always have to host a holiday dinner (Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.) and act like they have "dibs" on the holiday?

Last year, my sister told my dad and my stepmother that she was going to Europe with her husband and son, and that they weren't going to be over for Passover. They decided that they would celebrate Passover with her in-laws that live in Europe - at that point in time, my sister had not met her in-laws who live outside the country. My stepmom hosts Passover, Thanksgiving, and pays for us to go out on Christmas (we're Jewish, that's what we do), and when my stepmom heard the news, she completely lost her shit on my sister. This was in February or so when she told us, and the holiday is in April, and she completely blew up at my sister and told her that she had been planning Passover for weeks, how could you do this without telling me first, all this nonsense.

Another year, my mother wanted to host Thanksgiving and of course, my stepmother took it as a personal attack.

Does anyone else have this in their family? Have you ever had to deal with relatives/in laws when perhaps you wanted to host a holiday? Why do people think they own the holiday?
Grumpy Angel

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Ok, my google-fu is failing me. I apparently own an oddly large ironing board. It is 54" long, and 18" wide. I can find ironing board covers that are either long enough OR wide enough, but not both. Can anyone help me find a cover that will fit?

Do you iron much? What do you iron? Do you like ironing?

I almost never iron. The old cover for this ironing board got wrecked several years ago, and I'm only now needing to replace it!
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  • katimus

(American) Halloween food

Hello everyone,

I'm German and we don't technically celebrate Halloween but we have started to adopt some of the American traditions (small children will go trick-or-treating and teenagers throw Halloween costume parties sometimes, mostly in bigger cities rather than rural, more traditional places though).

My husband and I are having some friends over on Halloween to watch scary movies and chill (in the literal sense, not the 'Netflix and chill' sense) and I'd like to make some Halloween-themed food for dinner. So my question is, what's traditionally eaten for dinner on Halloween in America? Obviously I watch a ton of American movies and TV shows but Halloween is only ever about pumpkins and candy!

Or do you just have a light lunch and then nothing for dinner because you're full on candy? :)

Oh yeah, and I DON'T like pumpkin so anything with pumpkin in it is out...


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