[quote:2a17e89782="SarasotaCook"][quote:2a17e89782="The_Swedish_Chef"]S.C.--when is the party for your friend? PLEASE have someone take photos; I'm sure that everyone would love to see how it turned out! :D[/quote:2a17e89782]Party was last night. Success, gf loved it. All the food except a few things were left. And NOT much. The bday gal got the leftovers. We had 53 show up so more than expected. NO rain, nice weather, pool jacuzzi, 2 guys played music as well as the stereo. Cooked Sat night and Sun am and started the party at 2:30 / 3:00.No pics for me, camera what is that. But someone was in charge of that. Me I don't even have pics of me or my son ... so food are u kidding. :) I'm running in 50 directions taking care of the food.A camera ... I'd probably add to the soup, stir and not even realize it, hehehehe.----------------------------So, lots of food, good weather, happy campers, lots of sangria, pool weather, jacuzzi weather, football and strip poker. I wasn't involved. But we did have JSS (Jacuzzi Strip Sh0ts) ... Use your imaginationNot quite G rated, but NOT R either. Just fun and clean fun and remember, we are ALL adults, well age wise that is.[/quote:2a17e89782]I would think at a party this size someone would have taken pics. Please post!
[quote:7f1f98c6d8="The_Swedish_Chef"][quote:7f1f98c6d8="muffinlady"]Giving away desserts is the only way I can make them.[/quote:7f1f98c6d8]I just baked 18 Jumbo cupcakes. I ate ONE. Rest were gifted away. I made many folks happy today.[/quote:7f1f98c6d8]Sounds good. [url=http://www.smileyhut.com][img:7f1f98c6d8]http://www.smileyhut.com/eat_drink/essen.gif[/img:7f1f98c6d8][/url] Homemade is better than bakery goods anyday as far as I am conserned
[quote:1c3fa99fe8="Dib's"][quote:1c3fa99fe8="Chef Shadows"]Is Scripps so aregant as to ignore your wishes or was this a trick to bring more folks into this forum topic...Makes me wonder![/quote:1c3fa99fe8]No Chef Shadows, Scripps is not so arrogant as to ignore their wishes. It's simply a glitch that the names of the resigned Forum Hosts have not been removed yet.[/quote:1c3fa99fe8]Agreed!This is Liza's department and she's as good as they come. The names will be removed as soon as Liza is able to do it.Thanks for a great run Ladies! You did an admirable job! [img:1c3fa99fe8]http://bestsmileys.com/thumbs/3.gif[/img:1c3fa99fe8]
I z-mailed morgaingeiser to thank her,but I realize I did not post here. She sent me a beautiful hand made card, notebook/journal and pen! You did not have to do that, sweetie, but my heartfelt thanks to you-it means a lot to me! I am so happy that you finally received a swap package from your partner!Jocelyn
Did you ever find the jarred shrimp cocktails you were looking for? My son use to buy them in the cold section of the grocery store now we can't find them anywhere!! They came three to a pack, we loved them.
My favourite dinners for healthy eating are fish parcels - wrap white fish fillets in baking paper along with some slices of lemon and garlic and some fresh chopped herbs. Favourite way to serve this is with roast sweet potatoes and a tomato salad. It comes in at under 400cal with a good balance of protein, low-gi carbs, and plenty of veg.
[quote:152a2f9f62="AKillian24"][quote:152a2f9f62="Kim D."]I've made [recipe=40016]Crockpot BBQ Beef[/recipe] several times now. I use our favortie BBQ sauce - Stubb's, and omit the brown sugar. I serve it on warm hamburger buns with baked beans or chips on the side. Very simple! :)[/quote:152a2f9f62]I love Stubs!! It's got such a 'strong' flavor compared to many BBQ sauces, I'm never sure which recipe to use it in. I'm trying this one the way you have mentioned... thanks![/quote:152a2f9f62]I hope you like it. It's perfect for a weekday meal. Have you ever been to Stub's in Austin? We drove past it and my DH said, "look it's a Stubs" and I said "Yeah", not putting two and two together. Then we went to eat there the next evening and I was sitting at the table and noticed the bottle of BBQ sauce. I said, "Hey look it's the BBQ sauce I buy" and my DH said "Duh???". :oops: It was kind of funny. :lol: 8) Anyway, if you ever go there you have to order the serrano cheese spinach! :yummy:
In this community, there were some homes that were alittle older and also by a different manufacturer. You could definitely tell a difference from the one we stayed in.We did talk to people who lived there and their utilities were reasonable and they loved their homes. The management company did a great job of maintaining the grounds, etc. Some homes had very elaborate landscaping where others were more simple.A couple owners mentioned they went to the factory to see them being built before they purchased and were impressed by what they saw.These homes are really alot of "bang for your buck".I'll report back after next weekend when we see those on the east coast.
I'm originally from Texas and I have to say, downtown San Antonio is a dump (my apologies to those who live there) minus the Riverwalk (which is really nice.) Check out the Alamo and the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum. Austin has lots of cool stuff if you like music. Take a tour of UT Austin - even if you're not going to school there, there's lots of cool Texas history during the tour. Oh, and the LBJ library is right next to the school. There is also also the famous Austin Bats, so take a look at those too - http://www.austinbats.com/
I used to eat Fiber One bars on a daily basis, but then my allergist told me no more peanuts or almonds. I used to eat a Chocolate and Oats bar to satisfy dessert cravings.I'm a big fan of FiberOne products, but did find this article that was published on slate.com this week very interesting http://www.slate.com/id/2213354/
I am a little late on some of this but thought I would post it.Here are some neat Easter Idea links[url=http://tipjunkie.blogspot.com/2008/03/easter-traditions-fun-stuff.html] creative[/url]I think the idea of doing a "advent calender" for Easter is a neat idea. You put numbers on plastic eggs and inside the eggs put a little toy or candy and a scripture. :idea: Count down the days till Easter.[url=http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/bunny_footprints.htm] includes bunny footprints[/url]I would cut out the pads of the footprints and use a mixture of baking soda and glitter to make the tracks.some people just use their thumb and two smaller fingers dip it in the mixture. [url=http://holidays.kaboose.com/easter/] a mixture of different Easter ideas[/url]
[quote:869494b344="VickyJ"][quote:869494b344="DoryJean54"]Posted! :)[/quote:869494b344]Thank you, Dory! I'll try this, but I have to pick up somemore vinegar as I only have a bit of the white left. The only other I have is Cider Vinegar... that obviously won't work! :roll: :lol:[/quote:869494b344]Your very welcome Vicky! :)
I remove the silks from the corn, then rewrap the corn in its husks and soak overnight in salted water. Then either grill or roast the corn in the oven for 30 minutes. I love the vegetably flavor from the husks.
[quote:e255f432c7="Lightly Toasted"][b:e255f432c7]never[/b:e255f432c7] get a realtor out of the yellow pages! Ask everyone you know for referrals, and interview several[/quote:e255f432c7]Yes, interview, interview, interview! In some parts of the country business is really hurting so some of the best realtors are having to cut their commissions to as low as 4.5% Make sure you hire someone that specializes in your area. Ask for their references, and ask for information on the properties and volume they have sold in the last year and in the last month.
My daughter had a Whirlpool and it fizzled. Then, she got a Maytag and it was the worst, yet -- leaked more than the Whirlpool. I think she's considering a Kitchenaid, but it seems to me that a Bosch would be a good choice.I think I'm the only one I know who never uses a dishwasher. I have one, but it sits idle as I have always washed dishes by hand -- sort of therapeutic, I guess. :shock:
If you can, see Billy Elliot. It is fabulous. I like so many restaurants: Nobu, Daniel, Grammercy Tavern, Jean Georges.... all pricey, but all an experience. "Assault and Battery", fish and chips, is really a hole in the wall, but the fish and chips are great. There are no tables.... just barstools and a ledge for a half dozen people. I saw it on a throwdown with Bobby Flay and we tried it last spring. It was good. I have to agree with Tavern on the Green being not so hot, but when my son was young, he loved to go there. The twinkly lights and the somewhat tacky decor thrilled him.
[quote:e2b292cb9d="conniecooks"][quote:e2b292cb9d="Lilladyc"][quote:e2b292cb9d="conniecooks"][quote:e2b292cb9d="Denise!"][quote:e2b292cb9d="conniecooks"][quote:e2b292cb9d="Lilladyc"]DH went to the doc yesterday and his cholesterol and triglycerides are up from 2 years ago, even tho he takes Lipitor and Lisinopril. I will admit that he has been slacking on the exercise and watching what he eats. Doc said to cut out bread, pasta, cheese, chicken, turkey, and steak. So what in the heck is he supposed to eat besides salad? And one can only eat so much fish, so basically I am frustrated as to what I can fix him for dinners. I on the other hand have perfect numbers, only weigh 110 and can pretty much eat what I want. :? Any and all suggestions, links, etc are appreciated! TIA for any help! Chris[/quote:e2b292cb9d]Chicken breast, with no skin is not bad, also if bread and pasta is whole grain, it should be ok. There are also things like lentils, barley, brown rice, that can be quite delicious.[/quote:e2b292cb9d]Connie, agreed...I'm not understanding why chicken wouldn't be allowed? We eat so much chicken, we should be scratching the ground :lol:[/quote:e2b292cb9d]i know for diabetics, that the whole grain products are much better, and that whole oats actually lower colesteral, I put it in meat loaf for that reason, with lean chicken, yummy and healthy.[/quote:e2b292cb9d]I am going to have to try that!!! I added this topic to my favorites! I have read every response, but want to have this info on hand! Tyvm everyone! :P[/quote:e2b292cb9d]If he dosen't like oats, put it in the food pro, till it looks like crumbs and he won't know it is there, It adds a nice crunch to bread crumbs this way too(ww of course)[/quote:e2b292cb9d]He likes oats, so there shouldn't be any problem. I'll just substitute the oats for the bread crumbs I usually use!!
I keep thinking about this question..ahh the crispy Reuben with guey cheese running out thenno..the Monte Christo how delectible... butwe have Great Eggplant Sandwiches topped with sauce and mozzerella cheese oozing ..OMG.. but then there'sthe simple BLT with all it's fresh ingredients just running down your arm as the bacon just takes it's place in your mouth..Who started this??? Favorite Sandwich? I will be here all night! Is there such a thing as favorite?? I think as long as you put your favorites in between two pcs of great bread and sizzle it you can't go wrong! Don't forget though it must ooze, drip and you can't weigh yourself for days.
Does anyone remember who the woman was whose husband died suddenly of a blood clot? I believe that she had come home and found him, and it was shortly nefore Silent Cricket's death. She was was (naturally) very traumatized when she posted about it, and she disappeared shortly after. I've thought about her many times since then, and wondered how she was.
[quote:ed6c665042="Lightly Toasted"][quote:ed6c665042="Michelle S."][quote:ed6c665042="Alisa Lea"]There's a Super Target just a few blocks from where I work and one day last week I ran over there at lunch to pick up a few things so I didn't have to stop on the way home and I thought I'd grab a salad for lunch. I got a California Chicken Salad (Archer Farms). It's romaine and baby spinach, grilled chicken strips, dried cherries, walnuts, goat cheese and the dressing has poppy seeds and just a hint of dill. OMG! I had 2 last week and I'm thinking that's what's for lunch tomorrow too. What have you found lately?[/quote:ed6c665042]That sounds heavenly! Just regular Targets by us though... :cry:[/quote:ed6c665042]Michelle, you can get them in the snack bar at most regular Targets. I used to pick up a couple of them for lunches.[/quote:ed6c665042]CRud, I went to Target last night and forgot to look. I guarantee I won't forget next time!
I certainly hope I didn't cause any problems. That was not my intent. I am going back and forth from computers and was just easier to answer here rather than check all other threads. I hope I didn't cause anything. Zaar was loggin me off and I couldn't even access my zmails or my recipes most of the time. IT isn't Zaar. It is my computer than it why I'm switching to my new one. But with working ... it doesn't happen over night.Hope all is well and I didn't cause anything.
I would like to look a little tan, but am not a sun worshipper or tanning bed person, so some sunless tanner would be my best bet. I tried one a few years ago, and omg, my legs, and hands looked an orange streaky mess. I figure they have improved since, so with all the recommendations I am going to check out several brands this weekend. Good thread thanks!
[quote:ad4a990578="K9 Owned"]Ok, tomorrow you can 'splain it to me how ones 'smokes' a chicken in a crock pot.No point telling me tonight - I am 1 galss of wine beyond retention. ;)and spelling evidentally :oops:[/quote:ad4a990578]Luv eeee it!! ... sp too. Just had to, wine must of got me toooooooo!
[quote:929ae2f9a0="Denise!"][quote:929ae2f9a0="K9 Owned"]It won't kill you but there can't be anything good about ingesting Miracle Grow. A good triple mix will have compost in it which is all herbs need in the way of fertilizer. JMO[/quote:929ae2f9a0]I don't do a darned thing to mine. Plant them in a pot in potting soil and lots of water. Same with tomato plants or any outdoor herbs. I'm a lazy gardener :lol:[/quote:929ae2f9a0]I use organic potting soil-never that Miracle Grow Stuff-just really neat garden "tea".
So far here's what I have~[url=http://www.recipezaar.com/cookbook/Cooking-With-Kids-137452]Cooking with Kids[/url] which I will break down by holiday/birthday then breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.[url=http://www.recipezaar.com/cookbook/Crafts-for-Kids-247044]Crafts for Kids[/url] which I will break down by "bubbles, chalk, paints........type thing.Thanks for your help-I will post this in the Cookbooks forum to see if there are a few more out there!
[quote:57ea173db1="Aunt Paula"]I put ketchup, ([b:57ea173db1]yes, folks, I like ketchup[/b:57ea173db1]) mustard, and pickle relish on my dogs. I also love them on the grill, burnt! :yummy: Brands I like are Oscar Meyer, and Sugardale.[/quote:57ea173db1]I haven't been through the whole thread yet, but thank you. You and Z don't make me feel so bad for liking ketchup on my hot dogs, sometimes.I also love my hot dogs with diced cucumber and brown mustard.... even topped with spicy chili and diced onion!In my hometown, there is a place called Johnny's Lunch.... They have the best hot dogs with special sauce!
[quote:e10da88fcc="VickyJ"]Thank you for the compliments. As far as the plates, I know their pattern is out of date, but I still like them anyway! :D[/quote:e10da88fcc]That's what matters....if you like them, the heck to all the rest of them.
[quote:82b477555e="Coffee lover"]We had cajun rice and sausage, something simple.[/quote:82b477555e]Tonight, we ate at The Pit. It's one of my top 5 all-time faves, & if you're ever in Raleigh, you gotta check it out! :yummy:
[quote:a909babcad="SarasotaCook"][quote:a909babcad="Why Me?"][quote:a909babcad="SarasotaCook"][quote:a909babcad="DDW"]Sounds AMAZING!!! You should take some pictures - what a fun party![/quote:a909babcad]Thx, I have 3 helpers so we split everything up and each take 2 or 3 dishes. It is as much fun cooking it as eating it. I won't take pics, but I'll ask someone else too. I am the world worst camera person. All of us usually split up after dinner to a couple of tables and play silly board games or cards and listen to music. It's a fun time.[/quote:a909babcad]You are too modest. Don't you have a degree in photography? You silly girl![/quote:a909babcad]I do. I don't even have a current pic of my son. I'm horrible. I take pics of plants, birds, landscapes, buildings, etc :roll: :roll:[/quote:a909babcad]LOL-I'm the same. I did try to set up a dinner photo-my Husband looked at me like I was insane, went ahead and tucked into the food! When I remember :oops: I try and take photos of the canning projects I do.
Thanks for all the great ideas you've given me!Went in there tonight for the first time and it was packed since they've been open less than a week. Didn't get to shop too much (15 mins) but did pick up some sharp cheddar, a tuscan loaf and cheap boxes of weetabix. Next time I go, I will definitely look more closely in each aisle.Thanks again :)
There will just be the two of us and I don't feel like spending all afternoon in the kitchen making 'snacky' things.We rarely have chili so I am going to make that with some toppings (cheese, avocados, onions, diced tomatoes).Off to look for a recipe that has a bit more verve than Wendy's but not to spicy for my tenderfoot mouth ;)
[quote:711374e60d="Why Me?"][quote:711374e60d="eatrealfood"][quote:711374e60d="Deely"]Hey hosts...can't we send this thread to the Frying Pan? :cry:[/quote:711374e60d]I guess the dialog is a bit too engaging for you? Back to cats and knitting, then.[/quote:711374e60d]Or Twinkies.[/quote:711374e60d]What the hell did Deely say or do to you? You're a hateful wad of snot, aren't you? I knew it was only a matter of time before you smelled blood and crawled out of under your troll bridge. Have a nice day.[img:711374e60d]http://www.momsownwords.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/knittykitty-1.jpg[/img:711374e60d]