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  1. #1
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Today's Dead Spread

    It was uninspired. Deli potato salad (not bad), cole slaw (not too
    bad), chips, pickle spears, roast beast sandwiches with plastic packets
    of condiments; bars, cupcakes, and tasty carrot cake. Plastic flatware
    that looked like stainless steel, and paper plates and styro coffee
    cups. Lutherans are getting a bad name for their funeral luncheons, I
    fear. I'm thinking of converting to Judaism‹that was a nice spread.
    "-) The deceased? In my heart he'll always be forever young.

    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - good news 4-6-2009
    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
    -Philo of Alexandria

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    George Shirley Guest

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    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > It was uninspired. Deli potato salad (not bad), cole slaw (not too
    > bad), chips, pickle spears, roast beast sandwiches with plastic packets
    > of condiments; bars, cupcakes, and tasty carrot cake. Plastic flatware
    > that looked like stainless steel, and paper plates and styro coffee
    > cups. Lutherans are getting a bad name for their funeral luncheons, I
    > fear. I'm thinking of converting to Judaism‹that was a nice spread.
    > "-) The deceased? In my heart he'll always be forever young.
    >

    I'm more familiar with Catholic and Southern Baptist dead spreads and
    they're both wonderful.

  3. #3
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Wed 17 Jun 2009 06:17:08p, George Shirley told us...

    > Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >> It was uninspired. Deli potato salad (not bad), cole slaw (not too
    >> bad), chips, pickle spears, roast beast sandwiches with plastic packets
    >> of condiments; bars, cupcakes, and tasty carrot cake. Plastic flatware
    >> that looked like stainless steel, and paper plates and styro coffee
    >> cups. Lutherans are getting a bad name for their funeral luncheons, I
    >> fear. I'm thinking of converting to Judaism‹that was a nice spread.
    >> "-) The deceased? In my heart he'll always be forever young.
    >>

    > I'm more familiar with Catholic and Southern Baptist dead spreads and
    > they're both wonderful.
    >


    I think, in general, that dead spreads in the south are far suuperior to most
    other locations. Southerners wouldn't be caught dead with a sub-par dead
    spread.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Chemicals, n: Noxious substances from which modern foods are made.
    ~Author Unknown




  4. #4
    pavane Guest

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    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    | It was uninspired. Deli potato salad (not bad), cole slaw (not too
    | bad), chips, pickle spears, roast beast sandwiches with plastic packets
    | of condiments; bars, cupcakes, and tasty carrot cake. Plastic flatware
    | that looked like stainless steel, and paper plates and styro coffee
    | cups. Lutherans are getting a bad name for their funeral luncheons, I
    | fear. I'm thinking of converting to Judaism | "-) The deceased? In my heart he'll always be
    forever young.

    Death ain't nothin' without bagels, chopped chicken liver,
    cream cheese and smoked salmon.

    pavane



  5. #5
    sf Guest

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    On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 21:41:06 -0400, "pavane"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Death ain't nothin' without bagels, chopped chicken liver,
    >cream cheese and smoked salmon.


    I still don't understand how people can like smoked salmon. I prefer
    lox/gravlax.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  6. #6
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article <v5h_l.221857$[email protected]>,
    "pavane" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > | cups. Lutherans are getting a bad name for their funeral luncheons, I
    > | fear. I'm thinking of converting to Judaism | "-) The deceased? In my
    > | heart he'll always be
    > forever young.
    >
    > Death ain't nothin' without bagels, chopped chicken liver,
    > cream cheese and smoked salmon.
    >
    > pavane


    And kugel. Don't forget the kugel.
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - good news 4-6-2009
    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
    -Philo of Alexandria

  7. #7
    Lou Decruss Guest

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    On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 18:15:18 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >It was uninspired. Deli potato salad (not bad), cole slaw (not too
    >bad), chips, pickle spears, roast beast sandwiches with plastic packets
    >of condiments; bars, cupcakes, and tasty carrot cake. Plastic flatware
    >that looked like stainless steel, and paper plates and styro coffee
    >cups. Lutherans are getting a bad name for their funeral luncheons, I
    >fear. I'm thinking of converting to Judaism‹that was a nice spread.


    I floundered around for awhile myself in the quest for a suitable
    faith. 30 years ago I happened upon St. Mattress and I've attended
    every Sunday since.

    >"-) The deceased? In my heart he'll always be forever young.


    My dad will be 80 in August. I'm lucky he's lived long enough for me
    to see the youth we carry even as we age. Louise in Florida today
    celebrating her Dad's 90th. He too has many youthful qualities. I
    make caramel corn loaded with nuts and we send it to him. Talk about
    a kid with a box of cracker-jack!! I made a 2 gallon bag for her to
    take with and used 3 different kinds of nuts. When I talked to her
    earlier he was singing like a canary about how good it was. It seems
    the worst part of getting old is you're gonna die. <sigh> My dad
    still works 6 days a week for 9 months of the year. As much as he
    makes me nuts sometimes, I admire him.

    Lou

  8. #8
    Sky Guest

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    Lou Decruss wrote:
    >
    > On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 18:15:18 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >It was uninspired. Deli potato salad (not bad), cole slaw (not too
    > >bad), chips, pickle spears, roast beast sandwiches with plastic packets
    > >of condiments; bars, cupcakes, and tasty carrot cake. Plastic flatware
    > >that looked like stainless steel, and paper plates and styro coffee
    > >cups. Lutherans are getting a bad name for their funeral luncheons, I
    > >fear. I'm thinking of converting to Judaism‹that was a nice spread.

    >
    > I floundered around for awhile myself in the quest for a suitable
    > faith. 30 years ago I happened upon St. Mattress and I've attended
    > every Sunday since.
    >
    > >"-) The deceased? In my heart he'll always be forever young.

    >
    > My dad will be 80 in August. I'm lucky he's lived long enough for me
    > to see the youth we carry even as we age. Louise in Florida today
    > celebrating her Dad's 90th. He too has many youthful qualities. I
    > make caramel corn loaded with nuts and we send it to him. Talk about
    > a kid with a box of cracker-jack!! I made a 2 gallon bag for her to
    > take with and used 3 different kinds of nuts. When I talked to her
    > earlier he was singing like a canary about how good it was. It seems
    > the worst part of getting old is you're gonna die. <sigh> My dad
    > still works 6 days a week for 9 months of the year. As much as he
    > makes me nuts sometimes, I admire him.
    >
    > Lou


    Now if only everyone could say the same for their folks and all of their
    relatives Such a good world it would be! When I was a youngster &
    full of myself, my father forewarned me that he would get ever so
    smarter the older I got. Dang it, but he is/was right! Now I dread his
    final departure . . . . .

    Sky

    OBFood Dead Spread: I haven't a clue!

    --
    Ultra Ultimate Kitchen Rule - Use the Timer!
    Ultimate Kitchen Rule -- Cook's Choice!!

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    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

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    On Jun 17, 6:15*pm, Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net>
    wrote:
    > It was uninspired. *Deli potato salad (not bad), cole slaw (not too
    > bad), chips, pickle spears, roast beast sandwiches with plastic packets
    > of condiments; bars, cupcakes, and tasty carrot cake. *Plastic flatware
    > that looked like stainless steel, and paper plates and styro coffee
    > cups. *Lutherans are getting a bad name for their funeral luncheons, I
    > fear. *


    The Missouri Synod is all about eschewing pleasure, right? If you're
    talking ELCA, then maybe it's more a function of Upper Midwest than
    Lutheran.

    > -Barb, Mother Superior


    --Bryan


  10. #10
    George Shirley Guest

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    Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    > On Wed 17 Jun 2009 06:17:08p, George Shirley told us...
    >
    >> Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >>> It was uninspired. Deli potato salad (not bad), cole slaw (not too
    >>> bad), chips, pickle spears, roast beast sandwiches with plastic packets
    >>> of condiments; bars, cupcakes, and tasty carrot cake. Plastic flatware
    >>> that looked like stainless steel, and paper plates and styro coffee
    >>> cups. Lutherans are getting a bad name for their funeral luncheons, I
    >>> fear. I'm thinking of converting to Judaism‹that was a nice spread.
    >>> "-) The deceased? In my heart he'll always be forever young.
    >>>

    >> I'm more familiar with Catholic and Southern Baptist dead spreads and
    >> they're both wonderful.
    >>

    >
    > I think, in general, that dead spreads in the south are far suuperior to most
    > other locations. Southerners wouldn't be caught dead with a sub-par dead
    > spread.
    >

    Around here the ladies who supplied a sup-par spread would be ridden out
    of town on a rail, covered with tar and feathers.

    The parishioners at our church are, in the main, getting on in years. We
    have a funeral almost weekly and there's always a dead spread of sorts.
    Of late the ladies of the Altar Society provide the food, which means I
    do the cooking for the Altar Society lady I'm married to. They seem to
    always ask me for specialty breads, don't these women bake anymore?

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    George Shirley Guest

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    Lou Decruss wrote:
    > On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 18:15:18 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> It was uninspired. Deli potato salad (not bad), cole slaw (not too
    >> bad), chips, pickle spears, roast beast sandwiches with plastic packets
    >> of condiments; bars, cupcakes, and tasty carrot cake. Plastic flatware
    >> that looked like stainless steel, and paper plates and styro coffee
    >> cups. Lutherans are getting a bad name for their funeral luncheons, I
    >> fear. I'm thinking of converting to Judaism‹that was a nice spread.

    >
    > I floundered around for awhile myself in the quest for a suitable
    > faith. 30 years ago I happened upon St. Mattress and I've attended
    > every Sunday since.
    >
    >> "-) The deceased? In my heart he'll always be forever young.

    >
    > My dad will be 80 in August. I'm lucky he's lived long enough for me
    > to see the youth we carry even as we age. Louise in Florida today
    > celebrating her Dad's 90th. He too has many youthful qualities. I
    > make caramel corn loaded with nuts and we send it to him. Talk about
    > a kid with a box of cracker-jack!! I made a 2 gallon bag for her to
    > take with and used 3 different kinds of nuts. When I talked to her
    > earlier he was singing like a canary about how good it was. It seems
    > the worst part of getting old is you're gonna die. <sigh> My dad
    > still works 6 days a week for 9 months of the year. As much as he
    > makes me nuts sometimes, I admire him.
    >
    > Lou



    Mine went at age 71 with a massive heart attack 27 years ago, I miss him
    every day Lou and always admired him. Your dad sounds like a really nice
    gentleman.

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Bobo Bonobo® <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Jun 17, 6:15*pm, Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    > > It was uninspired. *Deli potato salad (not bad), cole slaw (not too
    > > bad), chips, pickle spears, roast beast sandwiches with plastic packets
    > > of condiments; bars, cupcakes, and tasty carrot cake. *Plastic flatware
    > > that looked like stainless steel, and paper plates and styro coffee
    > > cups. *Lutherans are getting a bad name for their funeral luncheons, I
    > > fear. *

    >
    > The Missouri Synod is all about eschewing pleasure, right? If you're
    > talking ELCA, then maybe it's more a function of Upper Midwest than
    > Lutheran.
    >
    > > -Barb, Mother Superior

    >
    > --Bryan


    I think it's more a function of finding people to cook and serve a
    funeral luncheon ‹ most younger women are working outside their homes
    and the Old Guard figures they've done their time and someone else can
    do it now. Or not, but they're not going to. Health Department laws
    might be getting stickier, too.
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - good news 4-6-2009
    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
    -Philo of Alexandria

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    Kalmia Guest

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    On Jun 17, 7:15Â*pm, Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net>
    wrote:
    > It was uninspired. Â*Deli potato salad (not bad), cole slaw (not too
    > bad), chips, pickle spears, roast beast sandwiches with plastic packets
    > of condiments; bars, cupcakes, and tasty carrot cake. Â*Plastic flatware
    > that looked like stainless steel, and paper plates and styro coffee
    > cups. Â*Lutherans are getting a bad name for their funeral luncheons,I
    > fear. Â*I'm thinking of converting to Judaism‹that was a nicespread. Â*




    Gee, when did it become de rigueur to feed the bunch after a funeral?
    Or is this a regional thang?

    Years ago, it was customary in my area to offer coffee, tea and petit
    fours back at the house. Now, it's become a spread for sure at the
    funeral parlor, or having the whole bunch at a resto for heavy duty
    appetizers and desserts. Did the resto industry work in league with
    the funeral directors to promote this? I wonder what's next.


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    blake murphy Guest

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    On Thu, 18 Jun 2009 06:53:59 -0500, George Shirley wrote:
    >>

    > Around here the ladies who supplied a sup-par spread would be ridden out
    > of town on a rail, covered with tar and feathers.
    >
    > The parishioners at our church are, in the main, getting on in years. We
    > have a funeral almost weekly and there's always a dead spread of sorts.
    > Of late the ladies of the Altar Society provide the food, which means I
    > do the cooking for the Altar Society lady I'm married to. They seem to
    > always ask me for specialty breads, don't these women bake anymore?


    not if they can bamboozle a man into doing it.

    your pal,
    blake

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    blake murphy Guest

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    On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 21:41:06 -0400, pavane wrote:

    > "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >| It was uninspired. Deli potato salad (not bad), cole slaw (not too
    >| bad), chips, pickle spears, roast beast sandwiches with plastic packets
    >| of condiments; bars, cupcakes, and tasty carrot cake. Plastic flatware
    >| that looked like stainless steel, and paper plates and styro coffee
    >| cups. Lutherans are getting a bad name for their funeral luncheons, I
    >| fear. I'm thinking of converting to Judaism | "-) The deceased? In my heart he'll always be
    > forever young.
    >
    > Death ain't nothin' without bagels, chopped chicken liver,
    > cream cheese and smoked salmon.
    >
    > pavane


    if lunch is gonna be that good, i'm not dying.

    your pal,
    blake

  16. #16
    Nancy2 Guest

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    On Jun 17, 9:13*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 21:41:06 -0400, "pavane"
    >
    > <pav...@somewhere.something.com> wrote:
    > >Death ain't nothin' without bagels, chopped chicken liver,
    > >cream cheese and smoked salmon.

    >
    > I still don't understand how people can like smoked salmon. *I prefer
    > lox/gravlax.
    >
    > --
    > I love cooking with wine.
    > Sometimes I even put it in the food.


    I have had smoked salmon mousse that is killer.

    N.

  17. #17
    gloria.p Guest

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    Kalmia wrote:
    >
    > Gee, when did it become de rigueur to feed the bunch after a funeral?
    > Or is this a regional thang?
    >
    > Years ago, it was customary in my area to offer coffee, tea and petit
    > fours back at the house. Now, it's become a spread for sure at the
    > funeral parlor, or having the whole bunch at a resto for heavy duty
    > appetizers and desserts. Did the resto industry work in league with
    > the funeral directors to promote this? I wonder what's next.
    >



    In today's world where family and friends are far-flung, when people
    make the effort to come to a funeral the "dead spread" is a nice way to
    reconnect, share memories of the deceased, and catch up with events.

    When my mother-in-law passed away her children invited all the memorial
    service attendees to lunch in a very nice CT historic "country inn"
    style restaurant. She would have LOVED it and the two children had no
    problem with paying for the tab from the estate. It was a nice tribute
    to her and the way she raised her kids.

    gloria p

  18. #18
    Nancy2 Guest

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    > do it now. *Or not, but they're not going to. *Health Department laws
    > might be getting stickier, too.
    > --
    > -Barb, Mother Superior,



    I've never heard of a health department inspecting/interfering in a
    church-sponsored food event, no matter what kind it is - coffee &
    cookies after a service, or a funeral feast....

    N.

  19. #19
    James Silverton Guest

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    Nancy2 wrote on Thu, 18 Jun 2009 09:50:07 -0700 (PDT):

    > On Jun 17, 9:13 pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    >> On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 21:41:06 -0400, "pavane"
    >>
    >> <pav...@somewhere.something.com> wrote:
    > >> Death ain't nothin' without bagels, chopped chicken liver,
    > >> cream cheese and smoked salmon.

    >>
    >> I still don't understand how people can like smoked salmon.
    >> I prefer lox/gravlax.
    >>
    >> --
    >> I love cooking with wine.
    >> Sometimes I even put it in the food.


    > I have had smoked salmon mousse that is killer.


    Me too, Montezuma would have been proud of it even if the revenge was
    not fatal!

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


  20. #20
    Goomba Guest

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    Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    >> I'm more familiar with Catholic and Southern Baptist dead spreads and
    >> they're both wonderful.
    >>

    >
    > I think, in general, that dead spreads in the south are far suuperior to most
    > other locations. Southerners wouldn't be caught dead with a sub-par dead
    > spread.
    >

    Southern spreads are pretty predictable (yawn)....*Italian* spreads are
    the superior ones!

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