The Dinette Set by Julie Larson

The Dinette Set

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  1. purple sky

    purple sky GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yeah, Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Meals are an absolute NIGHTMARE for these two! It’s all just WAY too much trouble! It’s a wonder they ever even heat up the cooker for Stouffer’s!

  2. mikie2

    mikie2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Let’s face it, Joy barely has time between eating her after-lunch HoHo’s and her before dinner Ding Dongs to put a Stouffer’s frozen dinner into the oven. Jeesh! What’s Burl expect anyway?

  3. purple sky

    purple sky GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mikie2

    Yeah, you’ve the right of it. Burl just expects FAR too much, doesn’t he? Guess he’ll just have to fill up on Twinkies — which will soon be back in Crust Foods, BTW. Twinkies, Ding Dongs and HoHos are their three main food groups.

  4. mikie2

    mikie2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @purple sky

    Don’t forget Spam, the wonder food; it contains fat, sugar, salt and protein, in that order. Maybe a little light on fiber.

  5. mikie2

    mikie2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Ah, Spam. One of my earlier memories was right after the war when my neighbor Fred W. came home. He had been in the SeaBees in Italy. His wife fixed a special dinner for him using a new meat product that only recently had become available on the civilian market. He roared and threw it out the window. We could hear him all over the neighborhood. It was Spam and he had been eating it non-stop since ’42.
    I still love it although it drives my cardiologist crazy.

  6. purple sky

    purple sky GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mikie2

    ROFL! Poor bloke! All I can think of is that Monty Python skit, though . . .

  7. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 1 year ago

    @purple sky

    Oh – I thought it was ‘30 Minute Meals’, not ‘30-minute Meals’ -and it was still too long in the Kitchen for Joy (that Burl – he’s such a caveman, expecting her to stand preparing food for 60 seconds – (certainly wouldn’t be 30 mi-newt meals – not the way they vacuum the grub up!)

  8. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Joy won’t buy frozen food that has to go in the actual oven…..
    way too slow.

    Her favorite lasagne recipe involves peeling the plastic film back from one corner before nuking….

    But that takes too long, so she slits it with a knife.


    It also says to let the hot lasagne sit for 20 minutes before serving….
    But she figured out that if you microwave it for 15 minutes instead of 25,
    you can eat it right away.


    She’s going to ask Marlene to type up her version, for possible inclusion in the Crustwood Art and Garden Center Community Cookbook.


    She’s not a member, so she has to forge Betty Ann Finkle’s signature on it….

    But imagine the thrill of seeing her assumed name in print!

  9. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    BTW I answered several people rather late on yesterday’s forum, in re brain bleach, and the Find-It…
    including a suggestion for Pipe Tobacco…

    Just in case any of you are still looking for a reply….

  10. Santa GROG!

    Santa GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Weell, I think everyone’s got all the bases covered, as usual. But I will say this. I will not eat spam….or Ho-Ho’s….or Ding-Dongs or any of those other former Hostess products.

  11. Shirl Summ

    Shirl Summ GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @purple sky

    Rachel dirty’s so many pans in 30 mins it would take an hour to clean the kitchen.

  12. finale

    finale said, over 1 year ago

    Looks like that time consuming recipe simply adds chopping celery to making boxed mac-n-cheez. Oh wait, now there’s micro mac…what was I thinking?

  13. lily245pj

    lily245pj GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Just go ahead and take a frozen dinner out of the freezer and cook it. That is what you always do. Go for it.

  14. lily245pj

    lily245pj GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I will never eat spam. The worst looking stuff SO IT MUST TASTE LIKE IT LOOKS

  15. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t watch many cooking shows (except the amusing ones like Top Chef, America’s Worst and Chopped) but I do like any with Alton Brown (his food knowledge is phenominal) and Giada (she has many simple Italianate foods that aren’t too unhealthy).

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