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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Today, 05:32 PM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
Work from home day! So that was nice, because it...

Work from home day! So that was nice, because it was a total cluster. I HATE, with a vehement passion that is hard to describe, this time of year at my job. It's like being stuck in the outer circles...
Forum: Meal Planning   Today, 05:20 PM
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Views: 59,454
Posted By kitchensqueen
I'm leaning toward winter pasta salad. I don't...

I'm leaning toward winter pasta salad. I don't have any kale or fresh greens, but I have everything else - scallions, sun-dried tomatoes, tapenade, capers and bacon. So it'll still be halfway decent...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   Today, 05:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,537
Posted By kitchensqueen
Still on my to-do list - - Pajamas for my...

Still on my to-do list -

- Pajamas for my nieces for their last gift.
- Everything for husband's gifts.
- Get some special chocolate for Little Man's stocking (I'll pick it up a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 21
Posted By kitchensqueen
Definitely Wordpress. There are several security...

Definitely Wordpress. There are several security options - public, invitation-only and private. Basic setup (with tons of features) is free, and it's really user friendly.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 09:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 604
Posted By kitchensqueen
I was totally getting dyslexic typing out the...

I was totally getting dyslexic typing out the acronym all the time! TP saves the day! Wait, isn't that a Charmin commercial? ;-)

And holy Batman, Smokering - that's a lot of baked goods! I totally...
Forum: Meal Planning   Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3,639
Views: 59,454
Posted By kitchensqueen
Jumbo crescent rolls make them into excellent...

Jumbo crescent rolls make them into excellent dinner sized portions. :-)

Tonight we had Chik-Fil-A on the way home from grocery shopping.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-19-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 604
Posted By kitchensqueen
TP - UGH. Just UGH. I have zero brain or...

TP - UGH. Just UGH. I have zero brain or emotional power left.

Chardonnay and episodes of This Old House with husband forthcoming. Then sleep.
Forum: Meal Planning   11-19-2014, 07:09 PM
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Views: 59,454
Posted By kitchensqueen
Pigs in a blanket with green beans! We're down to...

Pigs in a blanket with green beans! We're down to hot dogs and fish sticks - need to go grocery shopping.
Forum: Meal Planning   11-18-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3,639
Views: 59,454
Posted By kitchensqueen
That's awesome - it's so liberating to be able to...

That's awesome - it's so liberating to be able to step outside of a recipe. Time saver too!

Came home to another awesome crockpot dinner made by husband - a dill acquavit pork roast with potatoes,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-17-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 604
Posted By kitchensqueen
Congratulations Naturemama23! Thanks...

Congratulations Naturemama23!

Thanks everyone for the housewarming wishes! It has been awesome. Loving the whole experience, and so far I am coping with TP a lot better. After work today -

-...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-17-2014, 08:01 PM
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Views: 59,454
Posted By kitchensqueen
Came home to discover husband made crockpot chili...

Came home to discover husband made crockpot chili - perfect food after a 14 degree 15-minute walk home from the train!
Forum: Book Clubs   11-17-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 647
Posted By kitchensqueen
I desperately need to find a new read for the...

I desperately need to find a new read for the commute. I wish Phillipa Gregory would put out a new book already...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-16-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3,639
Views: 59,454
Posted By kitchensqueen
Husband worked tonight, so I had spicy honey...

Husband worked tonight, so I had spicy honey mustard salmon and a baked potato. Little Man had cinnamon oatmeal and three croissants. He's been on a carb kick since he's been sick...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-16-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 604
Posted By kitchensqueen
Well, after 16 very long hours yesterday, we've...

Well, after 16 very long hours yesterday, we've have 95% of our possessions in this house (less the bit we've had in storage at my in law's) and garage. We're about 2/3 of the way unpacked. A whole...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-14-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 604
Posted By kitchensqueen
Thanks everyone - tomorrow is the big day of...

Thanks everyone - tomorrow is the big day of final move in. It's so wild to think it's finally happening. Today was basically a repeat of yesterday, only with reprimanding staff thrown in because god...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-13-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 604
Posted By kitchensqueen
Heh! Today was a whirlwind. Husband went off...

Heh!

Today was a whirlwind. Husband went off to the new house to paint the master bedroom and take up more boxes. I stayed at the apartment with the sick kiddo and work responsibilities. My day...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-13-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3,639
Views: 59,454
Posted By kitchensqueen
Thanks! Tonight I made spicy honey mustard...

Thanks!

Tonight I made spicy honey mustard salmon with canned corn. Tomorrow I'm doing spaghetti with jarred marinara, and baked chicken.

Saturday will probably be takeout from a restaurant in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-12-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,537
Posted By kitchensqueen
I haven't done anything new for Christmas...

I haven't done anything new for Christmas recently, other than notice that Target has some great stocking stuffer items in One Spot.
Forum: Meal Planning   11-12-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3,639
Views: 59,454
Posted By kitchensqueen
Leftover pasta bolognese today, because we closed...

Leftover pasta bolognese today, because we closed on the house!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-12-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 604
Posted By kitchensqueen
Thanks! 32 year old, and now I finally feel like...

Thanks! 32 year old, and now I finally feel like an adult. ;-)
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-12-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 604
Posted By kitchensqueen
It wasn't bad, but it definitely takes a bit of...

It wasn't bad, but it definitely takes a bit of time. We spent 5 hours doing a small bedroom. The key is rolling on the wallpaper remover with a paint roller - a sponge or spraying it on just don't...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-10-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 604
Posted By kitchensqueen
Busy pre-close/working day here - - Longest...

Busy pre-close/working day here -

- Longest 10 hour work day of my life (you know, since last week).
- Set up gas, electric and water service for the new house.
- Went to Portillos for dinner...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-09-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 604
Posted By kitchensqueen
Oh my goodness I need to go to bed! Debating...

Oh my goodness I need to go to bed! Debating doing something else, like a crazy person... after Little Man woke up from nap -

- Snuggled on the couch with Little Man.
- Tried to convince LM to...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-09-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,639
Views: 59,454
Posted By kitchensqueen
I decided against it because I didn't want to...

I decided against it because I didn't want to risk food poisoning, spend more money or pack more stuff!

This afternoon I made up a batch of bolognese - used ground pork and ground beef from the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-09-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 604
Posted By kitchensqueen
Another crazy day here so far - - Dropped...

Another crazy day here so far -

- Dropped husband off at work for a day shift.
- Stopped at Dollar Tree for paper plates (because I GIVE UP and am packing the rest of the kitchen!) and also got...
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