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I do about the same thing, except, it is currently a board-gaming group at my house apartment, and since I host, I provide most of the food and drinks. Just last night, I made brats, onions, and bellpeppers...


I have to buy bread for dinner tonight or I won't have anything for them today.
Today I have lunch at my parents-in-law's home so I don't have time to make a homemade pizza.


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Kileanna wrote:
I am an all in one GM, I cook and clean and GM and put the house xD

Time to start charging for services rendered! LOL


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Actually, I shouldn't be so generous, because my players have stopped bringing snacks and drinks because we already have everything at home. I should start charging them so we pay equal parts for everything, but I just don't feel like doing it.
Dalindra doesn't count. We live together so we both actually pay for snacks, not just me.
And he has to clean all my kitchen mess, as I don't allow him to cook (I'm a control freak) we have come to an aggreement. We divide tasks: I make things dirty, he cleans, I cook, he eats.


That at least sounds like an amicable division of labor Kileanna. I had a similar one in college with a housemate.


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Kileanna, here's a recipe I found that sounds delicious. Thought you might be interested in trying it, as would others.

Banana Bread with honey and applesauce instead of sugar and oil.

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar free applesauce
3/4 cup honey
2 eggs, beaten
3 mashed overripe bananas

Directions :

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together applesauce and honey. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.


Thanks! It sounds great! The next time I'm baking something sweet I'll try this!

My grandmother has bees so I have some very good honey to put there.


Ohhh.. fresh honey is the best! I have a friend who's a beekeeper, as well. I usually get a jar every year for Christmas!


She has also some of the best peppers!
I am lucky that my grandmother and Dalindra's are always giving us this kind of things. I have always fresh eggs too.


I grew up on a farm where we always had a large garden every year. I hated working in it and didn't really appreciate it but now I kind of miss the fresh produce.


I grew up on a (small) city, but as most people in Galicia I have family in rural areas that provide a variety of fresh products.

BTW I've created a list for all the recipes you share. I love trying new things so keep sharing! ;-)


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We had to milk our cows by hand. We had an olde timey butter churn and ice cream maker.

My parents thought it would build character to have the kids milk the cows and churn the butter and ice cream.

I wasn't convinced as a kid, but now that I'm a parent with kids of my own I understand. :-)


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I must admit I have zero experience in farming. I'm thinking of planting some spices in my terrace to take some profit of the space.


Go for it. The first rule with plants: the Number One cause of death is overwatering. Remember that. Indoors it's easier to overwater, but it can still happen outdoors.

Some spices are a bit touchy, others are pretty flexible. Same with herbs. We've got a small patch of sage that's been growing beside our asparagus patch for years. All we do is mow around it, it does the rest. We've grown bay inside, and I've lost track of things like the basil over the years.


I don't have an outdoor terrace, it's closed, so I'll do all the watering myself.

When I was a child I overwatered the plants in my home because I liked to see how the earth absorbed the water. I killed most of them. So I know that xD


Sage is forgiving. I had one that got to manhole cover size. Oregano and thyme likewise. Rosemary likes it dry and hot. Also not frost tolerant if that is an issue in your area. I never have any luck with Basil.


Weird thing is that sage can also live through the winter, and as such is one of the only fresh herbs you can have all year round. (it is also great on noodles if fried in browned butter)


Kileanna wrote:

I don't have an outdoor terrace, it's closed, so I'll do all the watering myself.

When I was a child I overwatered the plants in my home because I liked to see how the earth absorbed the water. I killed most of them. So I know that xD

So, your terrace is a mini-greenhouse? I'm jealous. :)


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Do put luck have everyone bring something for snacks and food stuff so its not all coming out of your pocket.


Vidmaster7 wrote:
Do put luck have everyone bring something for snacks and food stuff so its not all coming out of your pocket.

Basically the rule, when I host an rp-session at my apartment.

You bring snacks and various foodstuffs, and I provide the brewages and the occasional cake, bun or bread-roll if anyone is a bit hungry (or even once in a blue moon, a hot meal).


That would make sense, but I have a tendency to have too many things for them. So they stopped bringing things. My fault.


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I'm not going to say there's a direct correlation between if you bring snacks and if your character lives.

But, I mean, hey, sometimes there's a reason the Bhole awakens...


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get a mic and speaker, stash it, hold mic to stomach when hunger growls start. "You hear this from the immense hole before you." ;)


And thus, the Hunger Amplifier was invented. :)


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I once gave out a Tome of Clear Thought +2 in exchange for sushi. I can be bought.


Back on topic, folks usually just stop at a fast food place on the way to my games. One guy always brings me a couple of 2 liter Mtn. Dews and various cookies and flavored popcorn for the group. Sometimes we order pizza, but that usually slows things down game-wise as we all stop to go and get our slices. Once in great while I or another guy will make chili for the group. We have a new player, the 11 year old daughter of the player who plays our Psion. She always makes sure to bring me a really large plum.


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How cute!

We stop our gaming sessions for a while so I can make dinner. As I'm both the GM and cook it slows the game a bit, but at that moment I am already needing a break so it's OK.

When Dalindra is the GM sometimes he just goes with private scenes with other players while I cook.


MMM... Plums...


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My game nights start with the food, which I make just before people arrive. Eat then play seems to work pretty well for us.


That is my general direction of events as well... I find that it produces a smoother game-night/event if you eat only snacks while playing the game, and as such provide a meal first, then follow it up with popcorn or chips or nothing if people aren't hungry.


A couple of my occasional players (they have to drive two hours from different towns to get here) will sometimes bring home made lemon squares or some other dessert for folks to snack on. We love those nights... lol


I was in two groups that had dinner breaks about halfway through the session.


The biggest break we take is about halfway through the session is when I have to walk my dogs. That's usually about 20 minutes, depending on how quickly they do their thing.


We start playing on the early afternoon so the dinner break is compulsory even if everybody has been snacking. I don't usually eat snacks so I'm starving at evening!


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I miss my high school games where Saturday we would start at noon till midnight meal breaks were mandatory. Now a day a good 4 hour session is something to be happy about.


I wake up at 6 in the morning and have my.body so used to it that I wake up early even when I don't need to. So I cannot stay awake until late even if I try.
I couldn't even when I was younger and it gets worse with time. Not that I am that old, most people my age and older go out by night a lot, but I've never enjoyed night life so much.


Since I started working night shifts I ca not stay awake past my set time to sleep at all. I will pass out on my feet. When I worked days I had no trouble staying up late. I don't know what the difference the swap makes. somehow the presence or lack there of messes with me to much.


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Biology wants us to sleep at nights and be awake at days. We are programmed like that.
It's called circadian rythm (sp?).
It's everything controlled by a hormone called cortisol that has high levels by day and low by night. As it increases awareness, sleeping by night is easier. People who have different sleep habits have different reactions on how they sleep.


Yay science! So my cortisol is all messed up because of the weird sleep cycle thing.


You explained better than I did. I'd make such a poor teacher (even though I've already been a teacher).


Mine was more of a summary. yours actually probably made more sense.


I must admit that I'm a science freak.


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I knew that I think. You have the lab coat job correct? (soon to be stitch PJ's)


Yes, I do. But most of my workmates are nor such science freaks as I am. I mean, one of them has as her goal in life to become a star of a Big Brother type show. She wouldn't care if it was some sort of Jersey Shore show either. She's about 50 many years old.


Ah reality TV the lowest form of entertainment. To be fair I did enjoy that sci-fi one with the special effects artists.

I don't think they have people over 35 on those kind of shows.


Here they put whatever freaks they find, no matter their age.


I personally despise the fake romance ones more then any of them.


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I dislike most of them. I admit to have enjoyed some Kitchen Nightmares though. The US version. The Spanish version sucks.


I gladly work overnight 12 hour shifts, it's the daylight hours I avoid. Yes, I have been called a vampire, more than once. :P

At present I swap my day/night awake times every week and weekend, because I have a 9 to 5 internship during the week.

I suppose what I'm saying in a roundabout way is that either circadian rhythms aren't really universal, or I'm a complete outlier. Probably the latter.


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Swapping back and forth would probably make me loss my grip on reality.

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