Tupperware – Is it all about the Party?

Tupperware has had an interesting history that goes beyond its famous ‘burp’. But the most fascinating thing about Tupperware, to me, is the parties. I’ve always heard of ‘Tupperware parties’ yet have never been to one. They seem to represent solid suburbia in an iconic way.

I don’t use Tupperware . . . my food storage is done with this and that and the other thing, at home. I do use plastic containers to send my kids’ lunches to school with them

(this one has fried rice with shrimp and a couple of little sides)

I ran across a few things this week I might like to put in some Tupperware for storage . . . there were these Lebanese pastries

(which are now all gone, and which were utterly delicious!) and there was this cake – which might have been interesting to bring to a Tupperware party

This was in the bakery department of my local supermarket. I don’t know which part of the cake I would most want to save . . .  I really wish I’d bought the thing, in retrospect.

Maybe I’ll go back to see if they still have it. Or another one like it?

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Oranges and Lemons, The Bells of St. Clements

Oranges and Lemons

“Various theories have been advanced to account for the rhyme, including: that it deals with child sacrifice; that it describes public executions; that it describes Henry VIII‘s marital difficulties.”

Oranges and lemons,
Say the bells of St. Clement’s.

You owe me five farthings,
Say the bells of St. Martin’s.

When will you pay me?
Say the bells of Old Bailey.

When I grow rich,
Say the bells of Shoreditch.

When will that be?
Say the bells of Stepney.

I do not know,
Says the great bell of Bow.

Here comes a candle to light you to bed,
And here comes a chopper to chop off your head!

Not sure if I’m still hungry for that pie . . .