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#1 Old 12-27-2004, 11:03 PM
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My grandma was very thoughtful, and bought me a cook book for Christmas. The problem is, that it's a vegetarian cook book, and calls for a whole bunch of specailty cheeses and the such (I'm a vegan). So, I decided to not mention it to my grandma, as to not hurt her feelings, and to take the cook book to Barns-N-Nobles, and trade it for a vegan cook book. So, I went to return it, and the worker was very nice about it. He scanned it, typed a lot of junk, and finally said that it didn't see it in the computer. He added that usually, it would be not problem to return it, even if it came from a different store, but the book wasn't in the systom at all, and so he didn't know how much store credit to give me for it. He then added that if I could get the resipt to show how much it was, then he would give me store credit for it, even if it didn't come from that store. But should I ask grandma for it? We are just starting to get along, and I don't know how she'll react. I don't want something as stupid as a cook book ruin our growing relationship, but at the same time, I don't have anything to do with the cook book, and it's pointless to keep it. So what should I do?
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#2 Old 12-27-2004, 11:17 PM
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Dude. Let it go. It's one cookbook. Give it to a friend or something, or sell it to a used bookstore. SO not worth making an issue with your Grandma.
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Just throw it in the back of the closet for a couple of years.. then give it to a vegetarian.
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#4 Old 12-28-2004, 12:09 AM
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Yeah I agree with the others. If my gran gave me anything even remotely concerned with vegetarianism, I'd have it framed and/or bronzed. You can probably still look through it and get some nice ideas for veganized dishes.

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She tried - is it worth hurting her by asking for the receipt? I think you should keep it or give it away.
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#6 Old 12-28-2004, 05:30 AM
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I agree. Give it to someone or take it to a used bookstore. Or sell it on half.com.
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#7 Old 12-28-2004, 07:34 AM
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You can leave out the cheese in most recipes and the dish will still be good. You can substitute soy milk where milk is called for and egg replacers where egg is called for. Those recipes can be veganized.
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Ditto what everyone else said. I think it's fun to try to veganize ovo-lacto recipes anyway, so I'd keep it. But giving it to a friend is a good idea as well. Just be thankful you didn't receive the wreath ornament that was made out of bird feathers. Yeah - that's what I got.
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