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Last week's Friday Five came out on Sunday, so I didn't get to post it. This week it was on time, so, below the cut to save your flist - two Friday Fives.



Last week -

1. How do you feel about cooking?
Umm... I think it’s a good idea? We've been cooking for 40,000 years and have evolved with the process. I understand there is a theory that the more readily available nutrition from cooked food is part of the reason we evolved bigger brains that our nearest ape relatives. And anyway, I’m not very keen on raw meat, or raw many veg either, for that matter.
Seriously though, I quite enjoy it, when I do something special like Christmas lunch. But I rarely actually do anything like that.

2. How often do you cook a meal (from mostly fresh ingredients, not something ready-assembled that you just heat)?
I have never bought ready-to-heat food. I'm told that M&S do some nice meals in a bag, for Valentine's Day, or Christmas, but I've never tried them.
So in the sense of cooking because the alternative is raw food – every day. In the sense of cooking to a recipe – never. In the sense of taking some time and effort – once or twice a year.

3. How many people do you usually cook for, when you cook?
The once or twice a year type? Three, probably
The everyday type? Two

4. Do you have a favourite recipe book or chef?
See above. No. I have a couple of recipe books, but they are rarely opened.

5. Kitchen tools: use the fewest possible or gadgets are your friend?
Kind of in between. Good knives. Good chopping boards. A very good frying pan. My bread maker, since it makes much better bread than bought.
That’s about it. So I suppose I fall into the ‘use very few’ category, but it is not deliberate or by design, so the ‘as few as possible’ doesn’t fit.

And this week -

1. What was your favourite past time in high school?
My favourite past time? All my high school times are past (thank goodness *g*)
Seriously, what is the great nostalgia obsession with high school?
We were all too young to know what we were doing, victim to our hormones, often suffering (and the word is chosen deliberately) from first love, plus either working hard to learn academic stuff, or dropping out and flouting authority by failing to do so.
So... my favourite time? I was growing up. I was so certain and so paralysingly uncertain, at the same time. It was all good. But there is no way I feel nostalgic for it.

2. What is your all time favourite board game/card game?
We played board games when I was a child, but now - solitaire on my computer. I love that I don't have to shuffle the cards. I never did really get the hang of shuffling.

3. What is the last movie you saw at the theatre and what did you think of it?
Goodness. That was a long time ago. I can't remember. DJ and I used to meet up on Wednesdays, on the way home from work, to go to the discount evening showings. The last film I saw at a cinema? ... *thinks* Possibly the second Lord of the Rings movie? Which I really enjoyed. I don't think I've been to the pictures for 15 years.

4. What is something (no matter what kind of mood your in) that makes you happy the moment you do it, see it, or hear it?
Bright sunshine, early in the morning in summer. To walk out of the house, before the rest of the world is awake and stand in the sun, always lifts my mood. It doesn't matter if I am heading to work and I know there is more to do than I can manage, in that moment...

5.Do you believe that crop circles are made by human or alien?
*g* I certainly don't believe they are made by aliens. I suspect some are made by natural phenomena, like twisty winds, or pests and disease, but most are made by practical jokers.

What oddly random questions these are. But that was fun.
Happy Saturday, people!

Date: 2017-04-01 11:18 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] kazzy-cee.livejournal.com
There seems to be an obsession on these American memes about High School doesn't there?

I agree with your assessment of a good frying pan. Definitely useful. I would also add a casserole dish that can go on the hob and then in the oven is useful too.

Date: 2017-04-02 07:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thismaz.livejournal.com
I suppose it is a period of life that is almost universally shared in the western world, so it is an identifiable period of time with some commonality.

Yes, a good cast iron casserole dish is good. And I forgot my big stainless steel, copper bottomed pan, that is big enough to make a stew for 6 or 8, or a large quantity of marmalade *g*

Date: 2017-04-01 11:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shapinglight
Have to say some of these questions are very odd. Are they randomly generated?

Date: 2017-04-02 07:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thismaz.livejournal.com
*g* Goodness knows. I am quite enjoying them though.

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