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Kosher Val
I went and saw Johnny English this weekend. I laughed. That has nothing to do with the subject line.

I went to the store and decided to make a conscious effort to Buy Kosher. I had as my weapon the knowledge of the various kosher certification agencies' symbols, and with that and a Kroger card I set to shopping.

Zapp's chips - Kosher! Can you believe it? Not just kosher, but pareve! I am referring to Cajun Crawtators flavour.
Ruffles Reduced Fat potato chips - Kosher!
Genisoy various flavours of soy nuts - Kosher!
Cheese Nips - Not Kosher. I should have tried the Cheez-its or something, but Holly likes Spongebob Cheese Nips.
I also bought some vegetarian and vegan foods, but there were so many certifications on those packages that I have no idea if any of them are kosher. They didn't have the brand I normally buy, so I was busy checking the label and everything for the regular things I check for.
I can't remember everything else, but there you go.

Then I started thinking. What's the purpose of buying kosher foods if I mix it all in my own kitchen anyway? So, I looked at the rules very closely, to see if it was OK that I use the same baking sheet for veggie corn dogs that I use for biscuits. I think it *would* be OK, if I washed the dish in between. But I don't, usually, because it's just some frozen things.
I'm glad it's not my religion. It would be too hard to get super strict like that.

I'm all : hungry hungry
Jammin' with : Abba - Does Your Mother Know (in my head)
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From:lobotomymonkey
Stop asking about milk already.
Date: July 28th, 2003 - 09:24 am
 
The only time that "mixing" kosher things matters, if at all, is when you're mixing two different categories of food. The basic one is meat and milk, but veggie corn dogs and biscuits seem to both be non-meat products so that's OK.

But there are very different levels of Kosher, from mine (don't bother, except a token effort on holidays), to "buying things that say they're kosher but not caring how they're prepared afterwards" (a token effort all year long), to the ultra-orthodox method of having separate dishes for everything. Or those Jews who become vegetarians "just because it's easier that way".

In the end, "kosher laws" seem to have stemmed more from health concerns of the society of 4000 years ago. So I wouldn't worry about it too much.
From:raditzsex
Whiner.
Date: July 28th, 2003 - 05:13 pm
 
You know, I've been trying to type responses all day. My LJ is hosed, or my laptop is hosed.

See, I've decided that secondhand meat is just as bad as intended meat. So, keeping meat separate from my other foods is a very good idea (I am not forcing Holly to be a vegetarian, although I do trick her with veggie corn dogs ;)
From:macklinr
Whiner.
Date: July 28th, 2003 - 09:28 am
 
Well, I know Jews who eat bacon, so you don't have to be über-struct.
From:raditzsex
I've been goosed!
Date: July 28th, 2003 - 05:23 pm
 
I'm not Jewish, I'm just choosing to be picky about food. It's fun, and good for you.

Bacon, on the other hand, is bad for you!
From:heyjana
Can you feel the love?
Date: July 28th, 2003 - 04:05 pm
  How interesting!
It's a shame that Spongebob isn't Kosher. I don't currently have any Cheez-Its, so I don't know if they're Kosher or not.
But, Peter Pan Honey Roasted Peanut Butter--Kosher! Woo!
By the way, is this going to be a permanent thing?
From:raditzsex
Teacher said not to.
Date: July 28th, 2003 - 06:30 pm
 Re: How interesting!
I figure, any time you can edit your diet and not notice so much, it should be permanent. I still drink too much soda, though.
From:heyjana
Teacher said not to.
Date: July 28th, 2003 - 08:34 pm
 Re: How interesting!
Yeah, me too. I'm drinking one now.
P.S. I can't wait to see Johnny English. Man, I love Rowan Atkinson.
From:jakebullet
Can you feel the love?
Date: July 29th, 2003 - 12:52 pm
 
We saw Johnny English the first weekend it came out - two weeks ago, I guess. We both thought it was really funny. It had some slow moments and some gags that didn't work, but more often than not, we were laughing.

The funniest bit in the whole movie, in my opinion, is during the credits where we see the guy with the orange hair and the eye patch and the banana-shaped scars sitting by the side of the pool. I nearly wet myself in the theatre because I was laughing so hard. A bit too much info, perhaps, but it was funny.
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