dinner suggestions?

Looking to impress my family by cooking a somewhat easy but delicious dinner (for 4) Nothing has really jumped out at me on the food section but still looking - if anybody has any suggestions to save me some time let me know.

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Instructacon Dinner

With all the interns in town there was one thing that had to happen: a huge dinner where everyone had to make something delicious. We went shopping and then descended upon Eric and Christy's place for a frenzy of cooking. Lots of amazing food was cooked and enjoyed. Here are a few pictures from the meal.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

Thanksgiving dinner is coming up in just a couple weeks and we want you to be able to have the perfect feast ready. So we've whipped up a fresh batch of Instructables that will help you out with everything from the turkey to the side dishes and even a dessert and a bit of apple cider.These recipes have been tested out at the Instructables Test Kitchen in the Oakland Hills and are sure to be a great addition to the festivities. If there's something that you think that we missed, make one of your own!This topic is now an official Thanksgiving Dinner Guide. Turkey Recipe by noahw Cook up a delicious bird and get everyone in a festive mood as the aroma fills your house! This in-depth recipe will guide you on the way to greatness. Gravy Recipe by noahw Make this delicious sauce from the turkey's pan drippings. Stuffing by scoochmaroo An amazing stuffing recipe so good that it stands well completely on its own. Mashed Potatoes by scoochmaroo An essential part of the Thanksgiving dinner, mashed potatoes go well with everything else that will be crowded onto your plate. Cranberry Sauce by noahw Homemade cranberry sauce rules with its tanginess and wonderful texture. It cooks up easily and stores in the fridge like a champ so skip the can this year. Cornbread by canida Cornbread is a versatile dish, equally good with a big bowl of chili and as a holiday side dish for Christmas or Thanksgiving. Deviled Eggs by rachel While everyone's anxiously waiting for the turkey, bring these out to keep the hungry horde happy and content. You can also try the dill-variation of Deviled Eggs. Corn on the Cob by noahw Hot corn on the cob with a bit of butter is a simple pleasure that nobody should be denied on Thanksgiving. That's right, nobody. Green Beans by noahw Add some veggies to the meal with this quick and tasty recipe for green beans. They're so tasty that even those who normally have to be force-fed greens will grab them up. Apple Pie by randofo Learn the basics of apple pie making with this Instructable and then try out different kinds of apples to see which combination makes you happiest. Pumpkin Pie by ewilhelm This recipe turns out a pumpkin pie so smooth that eating it is like becoming one with the essence of pumpkin. Absolutely worth the effort. Apple Cider by nagutron Fresh cider has a life of its own that can't be matched with what you get in the store. Give this beverage the respect it deserves by juicing some up yourself.

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Valentine's Day Dinners

All of those restaurants are charging a premium for mediocre food on Valentine's day; stay home and make something instead. Instructables is full of great recipes that can be made quickly and easily; the pictures make it (virtually) foolproof. I've included some suggestions below to get you started; feel free to add your own favorites.I'd recommend picking things that can be made ahead, preferably the night before, so you KNOW you've done them right. Or at least things that require little preparation; pick only one thing that requires attention just before serving.All of the recipes listed below are easy, and most can be made ahead of time except where noted. Light and fruity is probably the best choice for Valentine's dinner; I've also steered clear of heavy garlic. If you can lay hands on a nice-looking table cloth and/or cloth napkins it will be a bonus. Cloth napkins will fool most anyone into thinking you're classy.Appetizers:Mangos (prep ahead; cute and fruity)Avocados (prep ahead; fruity and a nice complement to mangos)Main dish:Catfish (fast prep, wide cooking window)Scallops (quick, but require cooking just prior to serving)Bulgogi (again quick, but requires cooking just prior to serving)Side dish(es):Beet salad (make ahead; cut into heart shapes for bonus points)Roasted fennel (minimal prep, wide cooking window)Artichokes (minimal prep, entertaining to eat)Green salad of any typeDessert:Trifle (make ahead from easy ingredients; make individual servings in big wine glasses if you've got them, or a short wide-mouthed "old fashioned" glass.)Frozen ginger/mango (make ahead with any fruit juice combination you like)Chocolate truffles (make ahead; bonus points for chocolate)

Topic by canida 


Making Thanksgiving dinner for 45

I stole the Instructables Eye.fi enabled camera and am using it to take pictures while we personally take Thanksgiving to the next level by having 45 people over for dinner. The camera is automatically uploading all the pictures of our progress to Flickr here.

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Girl Geek Dinner at Techshop

Girl Geek Dinner at Techshop On Wednesday August 14th was the 46th Girl Geek Dinner Sponsored by Techshop, Autodesk and Instructables. The activities included a talk from Brig Morin of Brit + Co, Laser Cutting, Book Binding, Silk Screening, Lego Jewelry and Lace Underwear. These events are so popular you have to get your name in a lottery to see if you get to go.  The next lottery is up and closes tomorrow, so check it out now!

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Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

I won!!! I'd like to thank the Academy... Wait... Oh, wrong award... I'd like to thank everyone who read my instructable, who learned something from it, who voted for me, and of course the sage wisdom of the selection committee. I didn't post the instructable to win anything; that's a bonus. I posted my instructable, The Perfect Hike -- Follow the Way of the Backpacker at  https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Perfect-Hike-Follow-the-Way-of-the-Backpacker/, to share my experience and the shared experience of others in an effort to make backpacking a safer, more enjoyable sport. If you like what you saw, keep an eye out for more. I'll be back... chokapi -- a different kind of rebel

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I'm looking for a dinner section in Food, but I don't see it. Is it there?

I think that being able to tag food instructables with Dinner (Breakfast, Lunch, etc...) would be so helpful. I'm new at Instructables and most of the time I have a question or suggestion I eventually find that it has already been asked/added/solved, but I don't see this anywhere. Maybe I'm just missing it...

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May the Fourth - Theme 3-course dinner

Last weekend I finally watched Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. So with May Fourth coming our way I decided I would cook a nice Star Wars themed 3-course dinner for me and my wife this Friday. The idea is just simple food, but made it looking like something linked to Star Wars. I've come up with some ideas, but more ideas are always welcome. Here's whats on the menu up to now:Appetizer - Galaxy carpaccio:Purple beetroot 'empty space' carpaccio with sesame seeds 'stars' and drops of balsamico 'black holes'Main course - Star Wars Episode IX: The Fast-Food Hero:Sweet 'C3PO'-tatoes / 'BB'-pot-'8'-oes'Han'-burger 'Solo'Grilled green asparagus 'light-sabers'Dessert - Cheese platter:May the Roquefort be with youRevenge of the SwissMozzarella Death StarBabybell star wars smileysSo what are your suggestions?

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This will be my first year cooking Thanksgiving dinner?

Should I buy any kitchen /cooking supplies I'll need for Thanksgiving in advance of the Holidays? I'm guessing I'll need some new pans, serving dishes and maybe a Cuisinart? When do most people buy the kitchen supplies they need for the Holidays?

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Need ideas for repurposing frozen dinner plastic trays

I have tons of the plastic trays from frozen dinners and want to find ways to repurpose them into some kind of craft that can be made by kids in an afterschool setting. Any ideas?

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need help with food for a friend Answered

i have a friend coming to my house and want to cook dinner unfortunately my friend is on a no gluten and caesin diet and to top it all off my friend is coming over on a friday which means that due to religious code all meat except fish is out of the question any help would be wonderful?

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Food instructable

  I just published food my first food instructable ...   https://www.instructables.com/id/Linguini-and-clam-sauce-my-way/

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I am going to cook dinner for 5, I need an idea what to cook.?

I am going to cook dinner for 5, I need an idea.? I have plenty of jasmine rice, some frozen corn, deep fryer with potatoes to fit for fries, frozen ground meat, a TON of spices, potatoes, hot sauces, orange and orange zest, lemon zest, a little cornstarch, etc. I have the works. What can I do with the works? Can you give and/or link recipes?

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A Man's Meal for Sunday night.

A perfectly mixed sunday night dinner reading engadget.

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Ch. 2 In Which Many Packages are Shipped and a Fancy Dinner is Held

Hey Instructabrarians, SHIFT!  here.  Just keeping you updated on the exciting weekly activities at the Instructables HQ!  This week was relatively hectic, with a lot of planning on a bunch of stuff including Maker Faire 2011, Ice Cream Social Planning, shipping out new prizes, and of course NEW contest planning.  We finally got all of our iCreate Robot kits in, as well as an extremely large shipment of new Instructables T-Shirts in this week (now in Purple and Blue!). My fellow interns, Karen and Wade, and I were able to finish shipping out all of the fantastic prizes for not only the National Robotics Contest as well as the Eggbot Contest at our local PO (and it only cost a couple hundred in postage!) So Winners, be expecting a special delivery from Instructables HQ soon! Maker Faire planning is going well for us too.  Just received all of our tickets to the Faire, and I know Karen's been very busy preparing with upcoming interviews with all of the news teams that will be visiting the Faire.  And, as always Instructables will be selling some awesome one-of- a kind merchandise.  Which reminds me, better get DIY PIXAR ready too. And before I forget, Friday was totally awesome!  To celebrate our 10 millionth visitor to our website, we were all treated to a fancy dinner at Lulu's Restaurant on 4th Street, SF!  Food there was fantastic, everyone had a great time, and it was great to get everyone out of the office on a Friday night. As for me, I'm still adjusting to my work as a new member of the Instructables team.  There's always something new and exciting going on everyday and I'm still wrapping my head around all of this.  This really is the best job ever. Oh, two last things before I go - special treat for all of you, some special inside news.  First off, our upcoming public Ice Cream Social at our Top Secret HQ (conveniently located on 82cd Second Street, right next to Sammy's On Second) is going to be amazing.  If you've ever wanted a glimpse of all the behind-the-scenes stuff that happens on the site, come next Thursday, May 19th, for the public event and FREE Ice Cream!  Laura's actually booked a machine that uses Nitrogen to store all of the  ice cream and, yes, it is Cool. Finally, some brief new contest news. Earlier this week, I actually got to sit in a new planning meeting and listen in to all of the great new ideas Instructables has planned.  Now, as an intern I've promised my bosses not to spoil the surprise for you, so I'm bound by my word to uphold their confidentiality.  BUT, I can guarantee you that our new upcoming ones in the next months are literally the best  contests I've ever seen happen in my long time experience as a user of this site, and are quite unlike anything you've ever seen before.  So stay tuned, you'll be amazed. Anyway, that's it for me.  So until next week, SHIFT! signing out! PS.  I know I'm forgetting several people in my pictures, so, in advance, I apologize.

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Thanksgiving: Absolutely Necessary?

Every year we throw a huge Thanksgiving dinner for dozens of our friends. Everyone has a different idea of what must be included; there are usually serious regional variations in food choices, and even variations on a single dish. We generally get around this problem by having everything.What do you need to see on a dinner table for it to be a "proper" Thanksgiving? Are you planning to have anything new or weird this year?

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im in school and BORED!

Im bored, my dad is going over to his girlfriends so i might make hamburgers for dinner, or china man food.

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Didn't quite get to the beach

My wife decided we had time to stop for dinner, so we only got as far as the Walmart in Titusville, about 7 miles away.

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Can you feed a dog raw meat?

I thought yes because after all a wolf or fox doesn't cook its dinner. but is it OK to feed them raw meat?

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Idea for a new cooking contest/challenge!

Creative Leftovers Challenge! 1) Create 1 meal as your base.  Has to be at least a main course and 1 side that will last through the whole challenge (Example - Steak, salad, and baked potatoes counts as a main course w/ 2 sides) 2) Create at least 1 way of using up the leftovers WITHOUT having the exact same thing each night and using as much of the original meal for 2 dinners (Example - Steak tacos (uses 1/2 steak and all of salad) and mashed potatoes (uses all baked potatoes w/ extra) for Leftover Dinner 1.  Chopped steak (uses last of steak) w/ gravy or sour cream over potato cakes (uses the last of the mashed potatoes) for Leftover Dinner 2) 3) All 3 meals must be posted together in a single step-by-step Instructable w/ each meal being 1 step.  Most creative/wild of the edible entries wins! It's just a thought...

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CAN SOMEONE COPY MY INSTRUCTABLE ON HOW TO BUILD AN ANTI-GRAV PROPULSION UNIT AND BECOME A BILLIONAIRE? Answered

I WOULD HATE TO MAKE SOMEONE A BILLIONAIRE WHILE I'M SITTIN' HERE EATIN' BOLONEY SAMMICHES FOR DINNER.

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Had yourself an 'ibling Christmas ?

Inspired by an Instructable posted here, our Christmas dinner was a deep fried turkey, accompanied by my own Potato puffballs and all the trimmings Who else has used 'Ibles to help the season along ? Steve

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Make Your Store Bought Spaghetti Taste Better Than From Scratch!!!

This is an amazing recipe that has everyone asking for seconds. https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Store-Bought-Spaghetti-Taste-Better-Than/

Topic by dreadyjazz 


What does it mean when I have a dream about the person I like? Answered

In the dream, i was at this dinner party thing, and most of my friends are there and the girl i like is there with her parents (which ive never met in real life before). The girl's mom asked her if i was the one? and she said yes, and then the dinner thing just continued. After a while most of the people started to leave and it was just me the girl and her parents. She invited me to the bathroom and she said "I really like you" then we hugged and I said "I really like you too" and im not too sure what happened after, I think we ended up at her place not sure what we were doing...so what does this mean, is this a good sign?

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What should I add to my Mac and Cheese? Answered

I've got a big pan of homemade mac and cheese with meat and fresh parsley and I'm at a loss for what else I should add. Any suggestions are helpful.. besides ones that say add more cheese.. because I'm out of cheese. 

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Need help building an electrical apron to cover a garden and detract deer from an early breakfast,late dinner)?

The idea is to cover the garden with a fine mesh wire that is powered from garden lights with a low charge strong enough to deter deer;  which is not easily grounded, and which will not electrocute the neighbor's children and small pets. These mesh blankets would be able to be hooked in series from one to another to allow the protective process to "jump" from one small garden on the property to the next.

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Make Your Store Bought Spaghetti Taste Better Than From Scratch!!! (I fixed the link)

I put this up a couple of days ago. I have found a new love for spaghetti. https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Store-Bought-Spaghetti-Taste-Better-Than/

Topic by dreadyjazz 


knex machine gun?

Right, so after i saw the video for the cyclone by perfect duck, i decided to make a machine gun with the highest ROF ever. but i was wondering what mechanism it should use? because i am posting ibles for it when it is finished i dont really want to make 80 ft long chains. so what should i do?

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Should I post?

Dinner tonight is fresh chicken, literally just clucking a few hours ago, which set me to wondering-should I post an ible on how to butcher and clean chickens? Yeah, I know...Kiteman's law. But I have no pictures (you kinda need both hands, and anyway they'd be fairly gross...). Would it still be worthwhile using stock photos/drawings? What sayeth ya'll?

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Knifes From Things Around The House

Can you think of ways to make a knife out of cheap, easy to find items around the house? I came up with a knife made out of a Penny and a Nickle! Now lets see what you can thing of! (butter knifes, dinner knifes, and pocket knife do not counts , be creative :P )

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What's the best (or your favorite) kind of pie? Answered

I'm a big fan of pie. Generally fruit pies are my favorite: I love fresh raspberry pie, and poached pear pie is downright classy. Of course, a friend just brought chocolate pecan pie to dinner on Saturday, served warm with vanilla ice cream. Mmmm. I'm not sure there's such thing as a bad pie.What's your favorite? And can I get the recipe? ;)

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He s allergic 2 nitrates-beans-caffeine-nuts-etc. Help me mke a birthday meal 4 my boyfriend dinner 4 me 2 surprise him!

Nitrates means meats with any nitrates such as lunch meats, ham, sausage, bacon, pepperoni, or smoked meats to name a few. Caffeine is any item that has caffeine in it, chocolate or cola or such. He is very allergic to any of these. All beans, nuts, etc, including great items such as avacados.

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Healthy Meals and Recipes !

Learn how to cook the perfect steak, make your own chicken broth & prepare the most delicious vinaigrettes. No grains, No dairy, No legumes, No sugar, No vegetable oils and No preservatives. I recently bought The (Paleo Recipe Book) and thought I would actually share with you a bit more about it... "Paleo Recipe Book" is a comprehensive collection of recipes from across the globe. Whether you're looking for Paleo-friendly breakfasts, dinners, desserts, or international favorites, you'll find dishes for every taste!  

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Highlights of Cambodia Muslim Tours – 5days

Detail Itinerary Day 1 : Phnom Penh – Arrival by noon flight Arrive at Phnom Penh airport. Visa arrangements. Welcomed by your local guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel. Lunch not included In the afternoon, take a city tour to visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum of Khmer Arts. Dinner not included and night at hotel. Day 2 : Phnom Penh – Flight to SiemReap (B) After breakfast, we will witness the reign of terror during the Khmer Rouge Regime by visiting the Killing Field of Choeung Ek, and the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crime. Lunch not included. In the afternoon, transfer to Phnom Penh airport for flight to Siem Reap by K6 109 @ 1600 – 1645 hrs. Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, meets and transfers to hotel for check in. Rest of the day at leisure and night at hotel. Day 3: SiemReap – Angkor Wat (B) After breakfast, visit to Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei,Pre Rup, Neak Pean and and Preah Khan temples. Lunch not included. Later in the afternoon, visit to the Small Circuit to see Ta Prohm, Ta Keo, Thommanon, and Chausay Tevoda. Dinner not included and night at hotel in Siem Reap. Day 4: Angkor Wat – Bayon (B/-/D) After breakfast, we will continue with your tour to see the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Bapuon, Terrace of Elephants and Leper King. In the afternoon, visit the fabulous Angkor Wat complex. Enjoy your dinner with the traditional Khmer Dance Show. Overnight at your hotel Day 5: SiemReap – Vientiane (B) After breakfast at hotel, free at leisure until transfer to airport for departure to VTE by QV 522. more:..http://indochinatours.asia/tours/highlights-of-cambodia-muslim-tours-5days

Topic by hoanhx 


Looking for UK based presentation on 'What makes a good instructable'

Hi, I'm a facilitator for a business network who are having a Knowledge Management related event in Bath on December 1st. I'm looking for someone to come and do a talk / make a presentation on the topic of 'What makes a good instructable' (or in our jargon - a good Knowledge Asset). I can offer expenses paid and dinner and accomodation the evening before and stimulating discussion with 30-40 KM professionals from a wide range of organisations. Any takers ? Any suggestions?

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Recursive Food

I've been thinking about the concept of recursive food for Thanksgiving, as epitomized by the Turducken (bird inside a bird inside a bird.) While we don't have time to make a Turducken for our crowd this Thanksgiving, I'd like have something equally cool in concept, but less time-consuming to create. Suggestions? Also, is it possible to make recursive food that doesn't end up looking like a Katamari Damancy-style foodball?Having a collaborative/pitch-in dinner party where everyone must bring some sort of recursive food is also sounding like fun.

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Uk based animatronic company i found mega cheap free postage

Ok I ordered an animatronic arm piece from the company and received it by the next day dinner time free postage and only £4.99 for the arm. The sell servos and everything cheap price all free postage, thought I'd share the wealth! Buy in bulk, great for us animatronic and robotics lovers! hope this helps! http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/mechatronics-online/

Topic by Zion_Sphere 


In making a guitar pick-up, do the wire that is winded around the bobbin need to be insulated? or they don't have to be? Answered

I am trying to make a guitar pick-up. At the moment, I couldn't get my hands on a 48 gauge wire so I just used a 20 gauge wire from the dollar store and I don't think its insulated (I just want to try it out first and see if it works, its the first one I'm making anyway _ ). So my question is does the wire need to be insulated or not?

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Make a stamp disappear?

I'm planning a mystery dinner party. There will be a postage stamp on display. I have a way to trigger a lights-out remotely (just by plugging the lamps into a remote-control switch). During the blackout, which will last a few seconds until I can "find the fuse box," the stamp needs to disappear. I could of course just walk over and steal it myself, but I'm looking for other suggestions. Print the stamp with some kind of ink that will vanish if hit with a camera flash? Some sort of motor-and-string attachment that could pull the stamp into a hidden chamber in the display case?

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Looking for an indian/pakistani chickpea recipe Answered

A few years back I was invited to dinner by my neighbor, he was from Pakistan. They served a dish with chicken and chickpeas. He told me what it was called but i can´t remember the name of the dish, and I lost his email adress... I´m trying to find a recipe for it, but all I find is "Punjabi Chole" or other recipes for a more gravy-like dish...The dish they served was different, more like chickpeas and chicken in a spiced (hot) oil, not thick as gravy. Maybe one of you knows this dish and can tell me a recipe....

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CPA(couch potatoes of america)

If you qualify for the CPA please join my group. reasons to join the CPA might be(but are not limited to): 1)watching to much t.v. 2)spending extended periods of time on couch. 3)haven't changed you shirt in 3 days 4)having t.v. dinners more then 4 days a week 5)having more then 15 pop cans on the floor right by you. 6)you almost have the t.v. guide memorised 7)you do have the t.v. guide memorised 8)you havent cleaned you room or house in 3 weeks.

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Christmas 2009 inspiration

Each year I do a "Christmas Project" that I give to friends and family. I'm completely uninspired this year. Anyone have something great they've made? I have to be able to make it for 15 or so people and the cost is usually $5 to $10 a person (though some years I have a more expensive project so I give to fewer people). I've done velvet scarves, candles, curry mix, blacken seasoning, kleenex holders, spiced nut mixes, caramels, painted dinner napkins, bent rebar garden art, and a few more I can't think of (I wish I had step-by-step photos for all of these!). Thanks for the ideas.

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RIBS? Answered

Ok I want to make a special Dinner for my Fiance this weekend. and have some questions... I have a sauce already, I just want the cooking instructions.. I'm not opposed to using the oven a little, but I want the flavor from the grill as well.. I have tried ribs several times and none of the times have I been happy with them. the best ribs I have ever eaten have been boiled and then grilled the following day, but I tried this and they were tough as heck! I am no noob on the grill, I can make a steak that would make a cows mouth water! chicken, sausage, vegetables even Pizza! yeah you can grill pizza! :) anyway, I was thinking Baby backs! anyone know a good, easy, fool proof method for cooking them? Open for side dish ideas as well..

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Take Thanksgiving to the Next Level! Project Contest Winners

I hope your Thanksgiving was as exciting and competitive as mine! Of the 42 people that came over for dinner, I beat them all by gaining an unprecedented 5 percentage points of body fat over the course of the dinner!Ok, maybe not that much, but I did eat until I was literally sick, and can feel comfortable saying, "I took Thanksgiving to the next level."From their projects, it's clear the winners of the Take Thanksgiving to the Next Level contest did too.Grand PrizeThese three projects will win beta Eye-fi Eye-Film cards. More information here.green chile fried turkey by drEelmodular pie-cosahedron by turkey tekPumpkin Cheesecake Pie by dently First Prize PackageThese three Instructables will win On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee and a Tanita UM080 Scale with Body Fat and Body Water Monitor.Cloth Napkins by HeresyOfTruthTurkey Treats by FrenchCrawlerXtreme Buddha's Non Vegan Delight in a Skin Tube by MrMunki Second PrizeThese projects will win one year magazine subscriptions to their choice of Make (digital or print version), Craft (digital or print version), or ReadyMade.$7 Non-Stick Rolling Pin by jess'Antique' Holiday Molasses Cookies by ianCranberry Relish by LasVegasDIY 41-inch uberHDTV (3 150 x 1 680) - 3 x 20" monitors in portrait by acfouHow to fry a turkey by rbhaysLeftover cranberry relish cake by lisareaPumpkin Pie Dessert Squares by GregDDCScratch Pumpkin Pie by Tool Using AnimalStatistical Analysis of Turkey Cooking by trebuchet03Thanksgiving Calculator by spacejockeysUSB-Powered Apple by randofoThanks to everyone to who entered and to the people who helped judge the contest: canida, honus, kinawera, leahculver, mever, noahw, numberandom, puffin_juice, and zieak.Original Thanksgiving contest instructions here.

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College Application Items ? Answered

I'm a Junior, and I've being thinking (like I should be) about my college apps. I've got good grades; but I know that's not everything to the admissions office. I haven't done much around school for extracurricular, but I'm not sure what I can count for that. I'm really into my church youth program, and I have been for about five years now. We've done a lot as a group; we've gone on mission trips to places like Chattanooga and Baltimore; put on fundraiser productions (plays, dinner theaters, et cetera), taken in foreign exchange students, and general service to the area. The mission trips were more service-based than worship-based. Can I count any of this as "extracurricular" on my apps? Or does it all need to be via the school I go to?

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Wild-Foraged Oyster Mushrooms

I've always wanted to forage for wild mushrooms, but have been hesitant to do so with just information gleaned from the internet because the risk to reward of a really good tasting mushroom versus a mouthful of neurotoxin is too asymmetric for me.  However, today while hiking in the Berkeley Hills, Christy and I were lucky enough to run into someone collecting oyster mushrooms from some rotting logs.  He turns out to be a member of the Mycological Society of San Francisco and helps with their annual Fungus Fairs, and so was eager to help us identify more oyster mushrooms and death caps, which have recently caused some illness near us. We collected the oyster mushrooms shown here, and I sauteed them with a little bit of butter, salt, and pepper for dinner.  They were fresh, earthy, and tasty!

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Is it okay for family members to enter and potentially win the same contests?

Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at and potentially answer my question.     Since I I started writing Instructables some months ago, my mom and little sister have both started writing as well.  It has been great fun writing along side them as whenever we meet up to have a family dinner the converstation usually turns to contests or ideas for new Instructables that we think would be really poplular.  Up until this point we have all been entering different contests following our natrural affinities for certain types of projects but now a few contests have come up that we'd all like to enter.  So I was just curious if there is a rule against family members enter and potentially winning the same contests.  Thanks for your time!

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The geek daily Scheduel. <--- i hope i spelt that right, otherwise i'de be a geek castaway.

What Geeks do every day.7:00 AM= Wake up and brush teeth, then polish braces. (LOL)8:00 AM= After hour long brace polishing we eat a healthy fiber filled breakfast.8:30 AM= Leave for school. We like to be early.12:00PM= Talk to friends about Conquer.3:00 PM= After school, run away from bullies, all the way home.3:45 PM= At home, play Conquer.3:46 PM= Live Conquer.4:00 PM= Start doing homework.7:00 PM= Finish homework and study8:00 PM= Eat dinner then sleep instantly. Repeat every day, any day.

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