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  1. On 11/4/2020 at 1:03 AM, Dante said:

    Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy


    Exactly one of the things I have been craving...along with some cooked to death green beans.  Do you do care packages?

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  2. 41 minutes ago, Shelby said:



    For my cake, I also ordered from Goldbelly.   Boston Cream Pie is one of my favorites.  I've made it before from scratch, but, again, I didn't want to this year.  We ate ...a lot of it.  I might have had a bite in the middle of the night, too....




    Other than a good apple pie I adore Boston Cream Pie!  Maybe next year we can share!

    Here is to a happy and HEALTHY next revolution around the sun and happy times with Ronnie, puppies and kitties.

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  3. Made a Guinness stew for John to take up to Poughkeepsie.  Pulled out potatoes, carrots, onions and parsnips and made a mushroom gravy for myself.

    Meatballs are in production for baking for later; shrimp for roasting are thawing.

    Made a pile of John's pasta so he can heat up whatever he wants when he gets home later.


    Meat ball sub or lunch later...

    Also had made tuna salad for a sandwich as well as mixing with some macaroni salad.

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  4. 2 hours ago, BeeZee said:

    The one time Shoprite had fresh corn, an employee was kind to let me know (when they observed my struggle with the plastic bag) if I rubbed my fingertips on the silk of the ear I was holding, it would give the needed traction. I have adopted a strategy of grabbing multiple plastic bags first, heading to the lettuce area where there are stray water droplets on the shelves, and wetting my fingers so I open all of the bags at once and have them ready to go in the cart.

    I use mesh bags that can be washed.

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  5. I would be so happy if I never had to cook or eat.  This is not a good place for me to be in at any time.  

    Lately I cook for John .... shrimp and pasta, pasta and shrimp, what ?   no shrimp?  I don't want pork or bison or chicken and NO SANDWICHES!!!!

    I am living on Ensure ....

    The thought of eating anything makes me feel ill.

    I have reached out to my network to try to figure this out.....





















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  6. just cooking ....

    not sure if for dinner, lunch, a sandwich ........ whatever.


    bison meatballs baked in red sauce.   I would really rather sip the sauce like a soup but tried a meatball and it was very light.

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  7. Yesterday :  slices of beefsteak tomato with blue cheese and Catalina dressing(ok...channeling my childhood) and an ear of local bi-color corn (meh)

    Today:  two slices of leftover pizza and a salad

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  8. 2 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:




    I flocked groats for breakfast yesterday.  But then I do so about once a week.


    As the shepherd said to the sheep....."Let's get the flock out of here".



    Sorry.....my grandfather's favorite line.

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  9. Local cantaloupe with some blackberries drizzled with some key lime yoghurt.

    This was one of a local farms last of the season sweet petite fruits.  I let it sit out for a few days and the scent was intoxicating.  Finally cut it up for breakfast the last two days.


    Getting chillier now - guess it's time for the oatmeal to come out.

  10. 38 minutes ago, Darienne said:

    You are incredible Ms. Suzilightning.  So generous.  And, pray tell, why do you keep having reams of cookbooks to give away?  I am really curious.

    I'm going through my own cookbooks and many of them my in-laws give me for birthdays and Christmas that I really wouldn't buy for myself.  Some of the ones in this batch also came from a woman who was cleaning our her brother's estate and wanted me to have them because she knew I was a cook.  Others I do get as review books.  If they are not marked in a particular was we librarians use I will offer them.  After about 6 weeks I will give ones not requested to my local library.

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  11. Well...this has been a "fun" almost year.

    Here is the list of what I have to get rid of.  PM me with titles you want and I can ship up to 70 lbs in the states and 20 lbs to Canada so don't be shy.  First come, first served ....


    Branch, Susan                                    Autumn                           CLAIMED


    Capon, Robert F                                Capon on Cooking

                                                                 Food for Thought


    Clark, Jacqueline                              Mediterranean: food of the sun                 CLAIMED


                                                                Cookbook compiled by the staff, families and friends of the California Institute for Men


    Day, Bunny                                         Catch 'em Hook 'em and Cook 'em


    Duff, Haylie                                        The Real Girl's Kitchen


                                                                 Feingold Family Favorites


                                                                 Gluten Family Favorites


    Lukins, Sheila                                    All around the world cookbook


    McCalman, Max                               Cheese               CLAIMED


                                                                Recipes:  the cooking of Scandinavia (Time Life)                       CLAIMED


    Smith, Jeff                                        The Frugal Gourmet on our immigrant ancestors


                                                                Southern Living Christmas Cookbook 2011


    Thompson, Terry                              Cajun-Creole Cooking                            CLAIMED


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  12. 21 hours ago, Anna N said:

     have a recollection of a cooked dressing used on coleslaw which was reputed to last an inordinate amount of time in the refrigerator and that did remind me of Heinz salad cream. I think it was all the rage at one point in time — perhaps in the 60s. 


    My copy of my great-grandmother's recipe is quite a bit older than that...early 1900s.


    Loving this .

  13. 1 hour ago, robirdstx said:

    😁 I do need to come back and visit with you again!

    Our local Penzey’s has curbside service, too, but they are over 30 miles away and would mean a drive into Houston. I was not in a hurry for any of the items in my order, so I ordered online and got free shipping, too!

    let me know when you are going.... maybe we can coordinate a trip we are planning to Charleston.

    I am so sorry I missed meeting you  and Smithy during our hawk conference trips!!!


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  14. On 1/4/2020 at 2:02 PM, kayb said:

    This bit of doggerel comes to mind:


    "Loves to eat them little mousies

    Mousies what I loves to eat

    Bites they little heads off

    Nibbles on they tiny feets."


    I cannot for the life of me remember what that's from, nor do I have any idea why I remember it.



    It's on an apron hanging in my kitchen ... by Kliban


    John insists on hav a heart traps only.  Therefore I have to deal with a lot of mouse poop.  ALWAYS spray with some sort of liquid before cleaning up because the hantavirus can aerosolize.

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