26 September 2019


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because the microwave explodes when you put the can in?

Ramon Zarate

Because it's horrible. Heinz Tomato soup is best!



As I have written before my mother really could not cook and did not want to, but she could make good split pea soup and baked beans.

Diana C

As I have thought of this problem more, I realize that there are MANY issues preventing these young people from eating soup they purchase in a can.

First, they will have to find a place to recycle the can.
Second, since some canned soup is condensed AND if they do read the directions, they will have to find a larger container in order to heat the soup. Their microwave may not be suited to such a large container, and using a stove top burner might be too much of a challenge for them--especially the wait as the soup heats to the right temperature for them.

At least AOC recently gave them an Internet lesson on the use of a garbage disposal so that they will know what to do with the leftover soup in case their refrigerator is too full of boxes of leftover pizza boxes that were conveniently delivered to their doorstep.

For some, all this struggle simply to eat means that they might have to return to college, sign in to a dorm again, and simply use the dorm cafeteria in order to eat while growing their debt tht they will then have to turn over to those of us who do pay our taxes--and our own debt.

This really is a serious question you posed when some thought it just a joke.

Later, as they get their highly paid job in Congress, they can simply tell people to eat cake.


Oh good heavens! Fried chicken livers for breakfast and a side of 'bubble and squeak.' I had to look scrapple up. It sounds tasty. Something I would like. I'm still waiting for "Grandmother's Genuine Country Pig Squeal Stuffing." One of the reasons I am trying to learn how to cook late in life is because I like chicken livers a lot more than does my wife. (She learned to cook from her Grandmother who was a legitimate Acadienne. [Do not refer to such people as Cajuns or you might have a fight on your hands.])

David Solomon

We still have one working can opener. For some reason most of the ones you can find now will barely get you around the edge of the can without doing harm.


You can order beans and bread direct from B&M



Don't forget a good helping of gizzards. We have chicken livers at our house as my wife loves them. Every time she was pregnant with one of our children, it was a diet of liver and o's for most of term as she couldn't take iron tablets. I loved liver and o's for years, but kinda got burn out after so much of them. When she eats her liver and o's I just smile at her, all the while thinking to myself a thick t-bone with a 7 course side.

It's sad the millenaials haven't a clue on a lot of things. If the grocery stores and big boxes were to dry up, they wouldn't know how to feed themselves (without u-tube that is). So many don't know how to grow a garden, or dress out a hog or a steer. And just think, they're our future leaders.

Mark Logan

I suspect baking a slice or two of Jarlsberg swiss on a good bowl of minestrone.. Minestrone ala French Onion...just might work.


Zero? I thought they were in the 'minus' category. Zero gives them too much credit IMHO.

Just imagine all the fun it would be putting a 100lb ruk on their backs, shove an m-16 in their hands, and drop them out the back end of a 130. I'm mean their first hand combat experienze comes from their video gamez they have stuck up their backsides. A real-deal experience would pop their eyes out, wouldn't it? Or am I being too nice?



I'm disappointed to read the comments in this thread. Except for TTG and the Colonel, you all sounds like a bunch of old farts sitting on the front porch and bashing the youths :) They are the future of this country. If you think they are hopeless, then do have some constructive criticism. Hey I am old, but I admire the assertiveness in their intellectual pursuit, and their don't-care-rism. Far from lazy, why use a can opener at all if the cans have a pulltab?

Don't keep yelling "get off my lawn" whenever you see a millenial approaching :)).

/end rant

English Outsider

Sounded to me like people who can open cans discussing people who can't. As for those spattery pull-top cans - what's wrong with opening the other end? But I don't have much use for cans. Heinz baked beans aren't what they were so we make our own.

I'd like to branch out with them so I lurk in the Colonel's recipe sections waiting for an authentic recipe for Boston Baked Beans..

Mark Logan


Check this out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=1OADXNGnJok

Diana C

I think many people no longer have electric can openers. They take up more space on the counter.

I have an excellent hand-held can opener. It works very well. I also have an excellent hand-held bottle cap opener/jar opener that is a real help since I'm now living alone and don't have stronger hands to call on for help.


As someone who has to manage 17 millennials I think I know the answer: Because there’s no fresh avocado in it!

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