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post #161 of 203
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Originally Posted by Pure_AK_Crystal View Post
I got a total and complete surprise last week -- a BFP! Baby #3 due at the end of June 2010!!
Congrats! I am due in June also!
post #162 of 203
Yes, I have several bags of peeled, sliced apples in my freezer. Take them out, throw them in a crust, bake...easy peasy.
post #163 of 203
Congrats Pure_AK_Crystal !!!!


I agree with the dehydrator for some of the apples. I can usually get 4 or 5 apples at a time in mine and it makes a big bag of chips.
post #164 of 203
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Originally Posted by tallanvor View Post
So, ladies, what do I do with 60 lbs of apples? I was thinking applesauce, but that sounds like a lot of applesauce. I only have roughly 15 quart sized mason jars, though I suppose I could buy more if I needed to. I wasn't planning on having so many, but I ended up with an unplanned 20 lbs from our co-op this morning. So, what would you do with that many apples?
If you make apple butter will you post a recipe? Or better yet, just send me some!

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Originally Posted by Pure_AK_Crystal View Post
I got a total and complete surprise last week -- a BFP! Baby #3 due at the end of June 2010!!
CONGRATULATIONS!
post #165 of 203
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Originally Posted by Pinoikoi View Post
I would make about 5 apple pies and seal and freeze them. I would make some applesauce and some apple butter. Also there are some yummy recipes for apple type coffee cakes that you could make and freeze.

I wonder if there is a way to just freeze chopped apples? I bet you could. I like adding chopped apples to pancake batter.. I also stick chopped apples in my coleslaw but I haven't done that with frozen apples... they might lose some of their crunchiness that way..

They would lose most of the crunch but this is a great idea! I would cut them and them place them single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze ASAP. After they are froze, put them in a couple of ziplocks!
post #166 of 203
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Originally Posted by Pure_AK_Crystal View Post
I got a total and complete surprise last week -- a BFP! Baby #3 due at the end of June 2010!!

Congrats!! I just noticed your Camilla is exactly one week older than my youngest.


I didn't think about freezing them. We have no freezer space since moving here, as we are stuck with just the side freezer on the fridge. We've been talking about getting a small chest freezer, though. If we get one I think I will do that with a large portion of them to use for later. Oh, someone asked what type they are. They are fairly evenly split between red delicious, golden delicious, and honey crisp. Thankfully, even if though I got them at a ridiculously low price they are very good quality apples, so many of them will just get eaten as they are.
post #167 of 203
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Originally Posted by ~Purity♥Lake~ View Post
We're planning on doing the trick or treat at the Zoo on Saturday. We've got costumes already.
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Originally Posted by heartmommyak View Post
We're thinking about going to the zoo Saturday. There are a couple halloween things out here but I think the zoo would be more fun, but maybe kind of crazy too.
DH (the parent in charge of ToT'ing) has taken the girls there before, they had tons of fun. I think they can also take 'treats' to the animals (lettuce, etc) and they really liked that. The zoo is in a cold micro-climate though, so be sure to bundle up! (although maybe that won't be so much of an issue this year with the warm weather we're having!)

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Originally Posted by brightonwoman View Post
I've officially lost my belly button. DH calls it a 'turkey timer" cuz it pops right at the end...so if I've lost it that means baby's done cooking and can come out now, right?
DING! mine was done at about 7 months though

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Originally Posted by blizzard_babe View Post
Looks like I'll be coming to ANC Nov 7th or 8th, through the 11th for work. Anything fun happening?
um, DD1 is having her b-day party at Dimond Ice Chalet... wanna come skate?

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Originally Posted by Pure_AK_Crystal View Post
I got a total and complete surprise last week -- a BFP! Baby #3 due at the end of June 2010!!
congratulations!


so, we're moving out of our house and over to a rental on the eastside this weekend. everything is going super quick with the sale and I haven't packed a thing (well, other than the stuff we packed before we put the house on the market). I'm overwhelmed with stuff to do and so pretty much ignoring it all

oh crud, I just remembered I still need to sew dd2's halloween costume! sigh. tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow...

post #168 of 203
Central Middle school VAX day is Nov 3rd

Rilke Schule is Nov 16th
post #169 of 203
131 Patterson street ANchorage AK, child missing
Black shirt, zipper gray hoodie, PJ bottoms
Traveling in an unknown Vehicle with a man with curly hair
Charlotte is the girls name.
post #170 of 203
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Originally Posted by roadfamily6now View Post
131 Patterson street ANchorage AK, child missing
Black shirt, zipper gray hoodie, PJ bottoms
Traveling in an unknown Vehicle with a man with curly hair
Charlotte is the girls name.
I just saw that on tv! I went to the Alaska Amber Alert webpage though and it says no current alerts I think someone is not doing their job!
http://www.dps.state.ak.us/amberalert/

I hope that girl is found soon!
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post #172 of 203
Anchorage police found a missing girl just minutes after issuing an Amber Alert Wednesday morning.
post #173 of 203
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by CKinAK View Post
DH (the parent in charge of ToT'ing) has taken the girls there before, they had tons of fun. I think they can also take 'treats' to the animals (lettuce, etc) and they really liked that. The zoo is in a cold micro-climate though, so be sure to bundle up! (although maybe that won't be so much of an issue this year with the warm weather we're having!)
I've never been to the zoo here. I don't even know where it is. Thanks for the tips. How exactly is the zoo in a mirco-climate?
post #174 of 203
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Anchorage police found a missing girl just minutes after issuing an Amber Alert Wednesday morning.
I hear an amber alert this morning on the tv. I was on the phone paying a bill, my girls and their younger cousin were running mad around the house, but I swear the missing child was a toddler or infant, not a 12 year old. I thought they said the child was wearing a onesie and pajama bottoms. I hear they suspected an Elijah? had kidnapped the child.
post #175 of 203
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Originally Posted by ~Purity♥Lake~ View Post
I hear an amber alert this morning on the tv. I was on the phone paying a bill, my girls and their younger cousin were running mad around the house, but I swear the missing child was a toddler or infant, not a 12 year old. I thought they said the child was wearing a onesie and pajama bottoms. I hear they suspected an Elijah? had kidnapped the child.
Yeah I thought they said she was 3 years old. ???
post #176 of 203
hmmm has POD (h1n1 distribution) been postponed until further notice at ALL the middle and high schools? I certainly hope so.
post #177 of 203
fwd

Limited H1N1 availability postpones some ASD vaccine clinics



Due to limited availability of the H1N1 vaccine in the state of Alaska, the district is forced to revise its vaccination plan originally developed by ASD and city officials. The school-based vaccination clinics will begin on Nov. 2 as scheduled at all elementary schools. Middle, high and secondary alternative school clinics must be rescheduled for a later date, most likely in December when deliveries of the vaccine are expected to be more robust. The district will continue to work closely with city and state officials regarding school-based vaccination clinics and vaccine availability.
“In the past several days, it has become apparent that there would be a vaccine shortage,” said Mark Mew, director of Security and Emergency Preparedness. “We immediately began working on a back-up plan, which we switched to this afternoon. The district understands this may be an inconvenience and could cause confusion for parents but we must make changes due to the unavailability of the vaccine.”

Each school will notify parents and guardians of the clinic date scheduled for their school. The vaccine is not mandatory and will only be given on scheduled clinic dates with signed parent/guardian permission.
post #178 of 203

Apple Butter

Apple butter is soooo easy with a slow cooker. You will laugh next time you see it sold for $6 for a 12 oz jar (or cry if you've ever bought one).
Core and chop apples (enough to fill slow cooker at least 1/2 way). Leave the skin on. Cook on 1 hour, then on low for another 8-10 hours - keep it covered. Stir occasionallyTaste, add brown sugar and spice as desired. I like mine with cinnamon and cloves and just lightly sweetened (3 tablespoons for 6 apples). You house will smell amazing. FWIW, apple butter freezes well or keeps in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.

You can use it at a "jam," serve it on oatmeal, ice cream, or other dessert topping. I also like it as a base for a marinade or sauce on pork and salmon. Or you can just warm it up a little bit, sit at the table and eat it all straight. My not-yet-2 year old and I ate 3 cups one day last week. We have apple issues though and we did it over about 2 meals and 3 snacks.

I think I'm going to chop some apples in advance and freeze them. I'm going to start cooking them down when I go into labor. Cooking apples is one of my very favorite soothing smells. Maybe I'll start a loaf of bread in my breadmaker. Freshly made bread and apple butter for the first meal after giving birth. Yummmy! (But will I hate these in the future if I have a difficult labor??)
post #179 of 203
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Originally Posted by liza-s View Post
Apple butter is soooo easy with a slow cooker. You will laugh next time you see it sold for $6 for a 12 oz jar (or cry if you've ever bought one).
Core and chop apples (enough to fill slow cooker at least 1/2 way). Leave the skin on. Cook on 1 hour, then on low for another 8-10 hours - keep it covered. Stir occasionallyTaste, add brown sugar and spice as desired. I like mine with cinnamon and cloves and just lightly sweetened (3 tablespoons for 6 apples). You house will smell amazing. FWIW, apple butter freezes well or keeps in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.

You can use it at a "jam," serve it on oatmeal, ice cream, or other dessert topping. I also like it as a base for a marinade or sauce on pork and salmon. Or you can just warm it up a little bit, sit at the table and eat it all straight. My not-yet-2 year old and I ate 3 cups one day last week. We have apple issues though and we did it over about 2 meals and 3 snacks.

I think I'm going to chop some apples in advance and freeze them. I'm going to start cooking them down when I go into labor. Cooking apples is one of my very favorite soothing smells. Maybe I'll start a loaf of bread in my breadmaker. Freshly made bread and apple butter for the first meal after giving birth. Yummmy! (But will I hate these in the future if I have a difficult labor??)
mmm.. that sounds amazing. What size crock pot do you use for this quantity? I have a 6 qt and a smaller one. 4 qt?
post #180 of 203
oh liza, that sounds scrumptious!!!
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