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Upright ready meal mould

An attempt to make vertically specific ready meals look like they do on the box.
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We all know cooking layered or one-way-up specific ready-meals can be a recipe for lasagne. The problem arises when trying to slide the said layered meal out on to your plate without it just turning into an unrecognisable puddle of food.

To rectify this at manufacture, simply remove the base from the container and replace with a sliding tray for accurate plate distribution. The container will also have to have a marginally wider base than its roof, unlike the containers of yesteryear. Once cooked the meal is pushed, still in its container, on to a plate and then the container lifted off. Viola, hey pesto, lasagne. As nature intended.

Also can be used for Shephard's Pie, Canneloni etc. Why not bring out a range of fun shaped lasagnes to boot? Like boot-shaped lasagne for instance, or your name in lasagne. The possibilities are endless...

theleopard, Jan 09 2007

Mobius Lasagne Mobius Lasagne
..with a one way uppish index of? [zen_tom, Jan 12 2007]


       //hey pesto// there should be some kind of index to describe the one-way-upness of a given food (is this equivalent to the notion of 'spin' in sub-atomic particles I wonder?), with 1 being totally one-way-uppish, and zero being something like baked beans, or mashed potato. (-1 reserved of course for items such as upside-down cake, or jelly)
zen_tom, Jan 09 2007

       I, for one, prefer my mashed potato the right way up, thank you very much.
angel, Jan 09 2007


       But what of spinning sub-atomic food? What index value would you give to such a meal?
theleopard, Jan 09 2007

       A mash connoisseur I see. And respect to you for it is due.   

       (I sound like Yoda)
theleopard, Jan 09 2007

       You know where the instructions tell you to let the food stand for 5-15 minutes after you remove it from the oven? If you do that, the starches will set a bit and the layering will be more stable.
Galbinus_Caeli, Jan 09 2007

       //the one-way-upness of a given food (is this equivalent to the notion of 'spin' in sub-atomic particles I wonder?)// - so, the fact that your lasagne is the right way up means that, because spin is conserved, someone else's lasagne must be the wrong way up?
hippo, Jan 09 2007

       //someone else's lasagne must be the wrong way up?// And if the two lasagnes have become entangled at some earlier (or possibly later) point in time, turning one upside down should have an instantaneous effect on the counterpart lasagne. With potentially messy consequences.   

       Sub-atomic food could be said to be in a supposition of all possible states at once. Only by actually stabbing it with a sub-atomic fork does the spin resolve into a distinct and measurable property. Unfortunaly, this process has been known to cause drips of sub-atomic tomato sauce to spray out and land on your sub-atomic shirt.
zen_tom, Jan 09 2007

       //someone else's lasagne must be the wrong way up//

Or two people have lasagne on the side.
angel, Jan 09 2007

       Lasagne on its side? Surely the laws of gravity will have something to say about that. It's far too floppy.
theleopard, Jan 09 2007

       //supposition// - you mean "superposition"
hippo, Jan 09 2007

       <thinks fast>
supperposition: the location, in space and time, of one's supper.
zen_tom, Jan 09 2007

       souperposition? The location, in space and time, of one's sub-atomic soup..?   


       I just wanted to join in.
theleopard, Jan 09 2007

       Surely spaghetti is the prime candidate for entanglement, [zen_tom]?
gnomethang, Jan 09 2007

       You'd have thought so, but spaghetti is one of those foods with an uppish index of zero (unless of course, you are one of those people who, like [angel] and his mashed potatoes, likes their spaghetti the right way up) meaning that any entanglement and subsequent flipping behaviour is completely impossible to measure. The universe breathes a sigh of relief, and causality remains intact.
zen_tom, Jan 10 2007

       Is that like bringing pasta and anti-pasta into the same place in space and time? Sounds like a recipe for lasagne to me.
theleopard, Jan 11 2007


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