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Forum: Meal Planning   Yesterday, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Ragana
I am probably going to be AWOL for the rest of...

I am probably going to be AWOL for the rest of the week due to a large work project that of course coincides with a big house project and Thanksgiving. So, my dear fellow "Dinner - What Are You...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-24-2014, 11:24 AM
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Posted By Ragana
Haha! I changed tonight's dinner to pizza bread...

Haha! I changed tonight's dinner to pizza bread by kid order!
Forum: Child & Teen Health   11-24-2014, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Ragana
My sympathy to you and your son. I don't have any...

My sympathy to you and your son. I don't have any particular advice other than it's tough to sort out stomach issues in kids. Definitely keep getting whatever evaluations you can until you get...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-24-2014, 10:27 AM
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Views: 4,373
Posted By Ragana
Just the usual stuff lately, but on the schedule...

Just the usual stuff lately, but on the schedule this week is switching my office into DD1's bedroom! I already signed up for a junk/donation pick-up, so hopefully we'll get rid of a lot of stuff in...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-23-2014, 08:38 PM
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Posted By Ragana
Friday we had pasta with scallops and...

Friday we had pasta with scallops and tomatoes/garlic, last night BBQ at a friend's house, tonight a simple tofu and vegetable stir-fry with rice. Tomorrow will be pasta with salmon, lemon, and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-21-2014, 08:14 AM
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Posted By Ragana
Of course, you're right, depending on the area....

Of course, you're right, depending on the area. My point of reference is friends who live in Mexico City, own a home there, are raising their kids there, etc. One is Mexican, the other not but fluent...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-21-2014, 08:11 AM
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Posted By Ragana
Last night we ended up getting takeout burritos....

Last night we ended up getting takeout burritos. Today, everyone is healthy and back in school - yay - so I will make the pasta with scallops and a big salad.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-20-2014, 11:34 AM
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Views: 95
Posted By Ragana
One more - We have forced air and need to change...

One more - We have forced air and need to change the filters at least once a month.
Forum: Meal Planning   11-20-2014, 09:23 AM
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Posted By Ragana
Kids home sick today, so I promised DD1 rice &...

Kids home sick today, so I promised DD1 rice & tofu vindaloo for lunch. Non-curry-eater will have something else. That means probably pasta for dinner, and I have half a bag of scallops in the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-20-2014, 09:04 AM
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Views: 202
Posted By Ragana
It's definitely possible to get the wrong...

It's definitely possible to get the wrong information or wrong visa - it happened to me, too. I went to the German embassy here with employment contract in hand, whereby they promptly issued me a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-19-2014, 04:09 PM
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Views: 95
Posted By Ragana
Yes!! Ours, too. We are above the basement.

Yes!! Ours, too. We are above the basement.
Forum: Meal Planning   11-19-2014, 04:01 PM
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Posted By Ragana
After last night's big dinner and seeing as how a...

After last night's big dinner and seeing as how a few of us are sick here, I decided to switch it up and make a simple Mexican-flavored soup for dinner - veggie broth, tomatoes, black beans, mixed...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-19-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 202
Posted By Ragana
This sounds like the Mexico deal (if that still...

This sounds like the Mexico deal (if that still exists), but I'm actually pleasantly surprised that a European country allows it. I think the thinking here is that although you are working, you...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-19-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 202
Posted By Ragana
There certainly are, but since I don't have any...

There certainly are, but since I don't have any person experience living in Mexico (we didn't end up doing it), I would want to recommend anything. However, there are a bunch of sites for US expats...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-18-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 95
Posted By Ragana
Agree with all of the above! Our place is circa...

Agree with all of the above! Our place is circa 1910's with wooden and tile floors, and original windows for the most part. Weather stripping helped on the front windows (also with noise), and we...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-18-2014, 06:43 AM
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Views: 202
Posted By Ragana
Self-employed stuff usually doesn't fly, but when...

Self-employed stuff usually doesn't fly, but when I looked into possibilities like this a few years ago, Mexico had a rule that you could stay there and work as a self-employed person if none of your...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-17-2014, 09:03 AM
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Posted By Ragana
Planning for this week: * Tonight -...

Planning for this week:

* Tonight - vegetable curry over rice
* Tomorrow - meat patties, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, and cucumber salad with sour cream

Rest of week, not sure which days:

*...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-16-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 202
Posted By Ragana
Glad you looked it up. I have EU citizenship, so...

Glad you looked it up. I have EU citizenship, so I don't think about it anymore. Maybe there is still a way.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-15-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 202
Posted By Ragana
Hi Smokering, As far as I know,...

Hi Smokering,

As far as I know, homeschooling is illegal in Germany, but they may not care about travelers, just permanent residents and citizens, I would imagine. Maybe someone here has more...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-15-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 68
Posted By Ragana
I have vets in my family, too - fortunately, they...

I have vets in my family, too - fortunately, they are doing well. So many are not. A friend of mine is raising awareness of vet suicide with a project. Perhaps some in this thread might like to...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-14-2014, 06:10 PM
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Views: 59,648
Posted By Ragana
OK, made nearly everything on my list this week,...

OK, made nearly everything on my list this week, except I didn't make the seitan chorizo or the peanut soup. Tomorrow is a long day, so DH will probably make dinner. I also did a Costco run, so there...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-12-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3,651
Views: 59,648
Posted By Ragana
I have a lot of tofu, so I think it's #2...

I have a lot of tofu, so I think it's #2 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) tonight!
Forum: Meal Planning   11-11-2014, 01:58 PM
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Posted By Ragana
Once my sister and I were talking about how good...

Once my sister and I were talking about how good my grandma's cauliflower was, and then we remembered that she basically boiled a head of cauliflower and melted a stick of butter over it. :grin:
Forum: Meal Planning   11-11-2014, 10:56 AM
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Posted By Ragana
We haven't done that in a while, but we used to...

We haven't done that in a while, but we used to also do the roasted potatoes/sweet potatoes and root vegetables with some garlic cloves and herbs (and, in meat-eating times, sausage) - yum! The...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-10-2014, 07:21 PM
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Posted By Ragana
Totally want to try this and have been thinking...

Totally want to try this and have been thinking about it since you posted! We're not buying meat and cooking it at home right now (are eating it out), so I may just do the veggie version.
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