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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Today, 05:50 AM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
Productive Monday? Yes please. On the train...

Productive Monday? Yes please. On the train headed into the city -

- Caught up reading my blog feed.
- Wrote a blog post.

And now I'm hoping for a quick and painless day at the office. Need...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,053
Posted By kitchensqueen
Did a ton this afternoon - - Cleaned the...

Did a ton this afternoon -

- Cleaned the hutch.
- Moved my sewing supplies and fabrics into the bottom cabinet of the hutch.
- Arranged some Blue Willow and milk glass on the top shelves of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,053
Posted By kitchensqueen
Yeah, so apparently a lot of the larger pieces...

Yeah, so apparently a lot of the larger pieces today cost a couple thousand apiece. I've been trying to research it - it's an Ethan Allen Baumritter piece, which means it was manufactured between...
Forum: Meal Planning   Yesterday, 09:39 AM
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Views: 63,472
Posted By kitchensqueen
Thinking about doing scalloped potatoes and ham...

Thinking about doing scalloped potatoes and ham with steamed broccoli for tonight.

Need to do a couple of crockpot dinners for this week, but I have no idea what to do. Should probably think...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-25-2015, 07:10 PM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
Spaghetti with marinara and Italian sausage. Not...

Spaghetti with marinara and Italian sausage. Not really what I had a taste for, but I was to tired to make anything else.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-25-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 15,465
Posted By kitchensqueen
Frugalmama, you reminded me we went by a church...

Frugalmama, you reminded me we went by a church rummage sale today too. We got a paper bag for $3 and you could fill it for that price. We got -

- Carhart flannel shirt for husband
- Some summer...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-25-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,053
Posted By kitchensqueen
I can't even believe it! I looked it up on Ebay,...

I can't even believe it! I looked it up on Ebay, and it's going from anywhere from $500 - $1000!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-25-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 15,465
Posted By kitchensqueen
Best scores ever in the last few days. In...

Best scores ever in the last few days.

In Madison yesterday, we found the perfect bed side table at an antique mall - it's painted black, with a magazine pocket in the back of the top, and a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-25-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,053
Posted By kitchensqueen
Amazing whirlwind of a morning here! - Made...

Amazing whirlwind of a morning here!

- Made carrot cake muffins.
- Loaded the dishwasher and set it to run.
- Went to the church rummage sale. It was $3 for a bag, and we were able to find a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-25-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,053
Posted By kitchensqueen
Everyone has been busy! Yesterday I took the...

Everyone has been busy!

Yesterday I took the day off work and we had a family day to celebrate husband's birthday, and we went up to Madison -

- Breakfast for Little Man.
- Packed a day bag....
Forum: Meal Planning   04-25-2015, 06:21 AM
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Views: 63,472
Posted By kitchensqueen
Yesterday we went up to Madison for a family day...

Yesterday we went up to Madison for a family day to celebrate husband's birthday and had a big lunch out. By the time we got home it was late, so we scrounged leftovers - husband had the last of the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-22-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,053
Posted By kitchensqueen
On being Cromwell - hahahaha I suppose those are...

On being Cromwell - hahahaha I suppose those are good things in the right light! Though he did get beheaded in the end...

Sorry you're not feeling well lately. It's really hard on the families -...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-21-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,053
Posted By kitchensqueen
Today - mostly difficult. - Fought with...

Today - mostly difficult.

- Fought with several executives; multiple topics.
- Managed not to get fired.
- Became aware some of my friend-colleagues have nicknamed me Thomas Cromwell. Not...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-20-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By kitchensqueen
CSA stands for "community shared agriculture"....

CSA stands for "community shared agriculture". It's basically paying a membership fee to a farmer upfront, and then receiving a share of produce (typically weekly) during the growing season.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-20-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,053
Posted By kitchensqueen
Hope it works out for you - it's a recipe I make...

Hope it works out for you - it's a recipe I make several times per month, if not weekly.

I didn't do anything I intended tonight, but it was good nonetheless -

- Played with Little Man.
-...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-19-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 126
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Posted By kitchensqueen
I've been using this recipe for hoagie rolls...

I've been using this recipe for hoagie rolls (http://www.thekitchenwhisperer.net/2012/07/02/super-soft-n-chewy-hoagie-rolls/). The only thing I change is I use Earth Balance instead of butter. They...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-19-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3,973
Views: 63,472
Posted By kitchensqueen
Corned beef and cabbage with potatoes tonight. ...

Corned beef and cabbage with potatoes tonight.

I also prepped some meals for the crockpot this week - beer-marinated chicken with oregano and garlic, barbecue country-style pork ribs and I made...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-19-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,053
Posted By kitchensqueen
Sunday has been much busier than I prefer, but...

Sunday has been much busier than I prefer, but the house was a wreck so I had a lot of cleaning to do -

- Made the beds and tidied the bedrooms.
- Breakfast for Little Man and I.
- Cleaned...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-18-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,053
Posted By kitchensqueen
A typical Saturday of running errands thus far. ...

A typical Saturday of running errands thus far.

- Dropped husband off at work so we could have the car.
- Stopped at Meijer to stock up on pasta - got Barilla for just $0.70 per box between...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-18-2015, 10:49 AM
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Views: 63,472
Posted By kitchensqueen
Tonight we'll probably use the grill - maybe do...

Tonight we'll probably use the grill - maybe do some smoked chicken and roasted potatoes, with some baked beans on the side.
Forum: Gardening   04-17-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By kitchensqueen
What about just traditional window box planters...

What about just traditional window box planters or containers? You can arrange them to best suit the foot print of the space, they're easy to move if you need to and you don't have to worry about...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-17-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By kitchensqueen
Coq au vin. :-)

Coq au vin. :-)
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-17-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,053
Posted By kitchensqueen
Yeah, except for the money I dropped on all that...

Yeah, except for the money I dropped on all that stuff! Ouch! But we did make a hefty debt payment this month too, so I feel like we balanced work hard/play hard pretty well this time around.

I'm...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-17-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3,973
Views: 63,472
Posted By kitchensqueen
It's really easy - take equal parts Frank's hot...

It's really easy - take equal parts Frank's hot sauce (or whatever your favorite is) with equal parts of melted butter/margarine and toss chicken wings in it. Dump everything in the crock pot and...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-16-2015, 08:17 PM
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Views: 63,472
Posted By kitchensqueen
Bamee noodles with barbecue pork here - we had...

Bamee noodles with barbecue pork here - we had the broth and pork in the freezer stash, so all we had to do was defrost that, and make fresh noodles.
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