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Forum: Meal Planning   07-15-2014, 05:48 PM
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Posted By spiderdust
If you put the chicken on top of the onions and...

If you put the chicken on top of the onions and then defat the liquid, you can use a stick blender to blitz the simmered onions and broth together to make an awesome grain-free gravy!
Forum: Meal Planning   07-15-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 46,026
Posted By spiderdust
I'm having a case of "I DON'T WANT TO COOK!"...

I'm having a case of "I DON'T WANT TO COOK!" today. I should probably figure out something because everybody went out to a beach playdate today, and they're going to be home and cranky and STARVING...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-15-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By spiderdust
Regarding cholesterol and fat intake... keep in...

Regarding cholesterol and fat intake... keep in mind that I am not a nutritionist or a doctor, but am basing this on articles I've read, my own experiences, the experiences of friends, etc.

I've...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-15-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,255
Posted By spiderdust
I kept wondering what combination of letters were...

I kept wondering what combination of letters were getting banned! ;)
Forum: Parenting   07-15-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By spiderdust
Broken, no. I don't destroy my children's things...

Broken, no. I don't destroy my children's things anymore than I'd want them to destroy my things.

Removed batteries, yes. :thumb It was a Tickle-Me-Elmo given to my daughter by a friend, and the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-14-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By spiderdust
I don't have a solid suggestion at the moment,...

I don't have a solid suggestion at the moment, but I also need to know what books people would recommend.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-12-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By spiderdust
What's your fat intake like?

What's your fat intake like?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-05-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,255
Posted By spiderdust
I believe I have some spare fleece lying...

I believe I have some spare fleece lying around... I should get to felting some soap!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-05-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,414
Posted By spiderdust
Or mortgage is currently over 50% of our monthly...

Or mortgage is currently over 50% of our monthly take-home income. :bigeyes
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-05-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By spiderdust
I'm planning to make a hat and scarf for...

I'm planning to make a hat and scarf for everyone. Already started on some.
Forum: Meal Planning   06-29-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 46,026
Posted By spiderdust
This is true! We just seem to fall on "mac &...

This is true! We just seem to fall on "mac & cheese with hot dogs" as a dinner choice more often than I'd like.



Pasta salad might work today... all the picky eaters are home, so it might also...
Forum: Meal Planning   06-28-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 46,026
Posted By spiderdust
I fell asleep after a long afternoon at the...

I fell asleep after a long afternoon at the farmer's market, library, play structure, etc... so the oldest boychild made dinner. Mac & cheese, hot dogs, fresh veggie sticks with ranch for dipping. ...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   06-28-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,875
Posted By spiderdust
Just bumping up again :thumb

Just bumping up again :thumb
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-28-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By spiderdust
A wringer for a mop bucket will work for...

A wringer for a mop bucket will work for squeezing the water out of your clothes.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By spiderdust
I haven't had a great deal of success with...

I haven't had a great deal of success with homemade detergents myself, but I also have *extremely* hard water. There are hard-water recipes out there, but I have no idea how they work with a HE...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,255
Posted By spiderdust
:lurk I don't have good suggestions to add...

:lurk

I don't have good suggestions to add yet, but need a refresher course and some inspiration -- in the last year, our household has doubled in size without much increase in income. :bigeyes
Forum: Meal Planning   06-27-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 46,026
Posted By spiderdust
We're having dinosaur chicken nuggets with...

We're having dinosaur chicken nuggets with ketchup :bag with steamed broccoli and rice cooked in chicken stock.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-24-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 988
Posted By spiderdust
I'm curious if your sticky chicken is similar to...

I'm curious if your sticky chicken is similar to mine!  Actually, it's not my recipe, it's been on the internet for as long as I can remember.  Make a spice rub out of paprika, garlic powder, onion...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-21-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 988
Posted By spiderdust
Hmm.  Using it in muffins or butternut squash...

Hmm.  Using it in muffins or butternut squash bread could work.  It's probably perfect for butternut squash soup, but the kids aren't fans of that.  I'll give the muffin thing a try, especially...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-20-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 46,026
Posted By spiderdust
Tonight's dinner: chili dogs and sauteed...

Tonight's dinner: chili dogs and sauteed zucchini.  Not the best dinner ever, but I'm tired.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-20-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 988
Posted By spiderdust
Seeing the question about frozen cubed butternut...

Seeing the question about frozen cubed butternut squash reminded me that I have several packages of Cascadian Farms butternut squash puree in the freezer.  What can I do with this?  I originally...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   08-20-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,875
Posted By spiderdust
I haven't caught it yet... hoping to find it...

I haven't caught it yet... hoping to find it online and watch it soon!
 
Have any of you tried juicing MJ?  Apparently in its unheated form, the THC is actually THCA and not psychoactive, but...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-09-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By spiderdust
What I need is for someone to come to my house,...

What I need is for someone to come to my house, look through my pantry, and make meal plans for me.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/confused.gif
I get into ruts and feel awfully...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-08-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 46,026
Posted By spiderdust
Don't feel bad, we had Little Caesar's pizza....

Don't feel bad, we had Little Caesar's pizza.  We had a coupon.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/bag.gif
Forum: Meal Planning   06-13-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 46,026
Posted By spiderdust
Homemade beef barley soup (using unhulled barley...

Homemade beef barley soup (using unhulled barley -- not the pearled kind) and salad (lettuce, carrots, radishes, shaved fennel, shaved turnips)
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