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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 05:03 PM
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The winning streak continues! At farmer's market...

The winning streak continues! At farmer's market today, we popped into a little antique store on the square we haven't had a chance to check out yet - we'll be going back every week now! The...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   Yesterday, 03:51 PM
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Views: 74
Posted By kitchensqueen
The Handmade Wardrobe

Anyone else sew their own clothes? I've watched every season of the Great British Sewing Bee and now I'm inspired for real to get serious about learning proper tailoring and garment making.

I'm...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 03:39 PM
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We do a "Thai" noodle soup - chicken stock,...

We do a "Thai" noodle soup - chicken stock, ginger (powdered is fine but fresh is better), garlic, green onions, diced carrot, handful of edamame, one or two pieces of chicken diced, and as many...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 03:17 PM
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Ugh, I ended up getting slammed with a headache,...

Ugh, I ended up getting slammed with a headache, so haven't done half of what I intended today - no cooking or gardening as yet. But did manage a few things -

- Got the kitchen mess under...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 09:58 AM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
August. Little Man starts pre-K in two weeks;...

August. Little Man starts pre-K in two weeks; where did the summer go!?

Today, we haven't done much -

- Breakfast for LM.
- Walked to the farmers market. We got blueberries, cherries, early...
Forum: Meal Planning   Yesterday, 09:51 AM
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We didn't this time - the mosquitoes have been...

We didn't this time - the mosquitoes have been horrendous this year, so that pretty much tipped the balance not to go.

I have no idea what to make for dinner tonight. Maybe just spaghetti with...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-31-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,163
Posted By kitchensqueen
The mosquitoes were horrid, so I didn't work in...

The mosquitoes were horrid, so I didn't work in the garden, but I did take the cabinet doors off of one of the kitchen cabinets so my cookbooks were visible - such a big transformation for a small...
Forum: Meal Planning   07-31-2015, 05:45 PM
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Aw, thanks! :-) It was incredible; we had a great...

Aw, thanks! :-) It was incredible; we had a great time together as a family.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-31-2015, 05:43 PM
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Thanks! Milk glass is the best - I mix it with...

Thanks! Milk glass is the best - I mix it with Blue Willow and it's just about the perfect combination.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-31-2015, 04:20 PM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
We did a few stops at antique malls on vacation,...

We did a few stops at antique malls on vacation, and found some great stuff I'd been needing/wanting around the house.

- 2 quart Pyrex batter bowl $7.00 (for soap making)
- milk glass pie plate...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-31-2015, 03:59 PM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
It's been great! We had plenty of time just...

It's been great! We had plenty of time just lounging at the lake, plus nice meals (that I didn't have to cook!), antique mall visits, zoo, Norwegian museum - all kinds of fun things. We came home...
Forum: Meal Planning   07-31-2015, 03:47 PM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
We've been on vacation food this last week, so...

We've been on vacation food this last week, so tonight will be the first night we've had home cooking in awhile. We're doing brats on the grill with pasta salad on the side.

Oh - and sweet corn...
Forum: Meal Planning   07-23-2015, 03:58 PM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
Altering the dinner plan slightly, since we ate...

Altering the dinner plan slightly, since we ate the last of the bacon for breakfast. So I'm going to do breaded pork chops, with roasted cauliflower. We have just a few potatoes left too, so I'll...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-23-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,163
Posted By kitchensqueen
Thanks Wolfcat! You are a food preservation guru....

Thanks Wolfcat! You are a food preservation guru. :-)
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-23-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,163
Posted By kitchensqueen
I agree. And as with most things - simple things...

I agree. And as with most things - simple things (like sewing a basic A-line skirt) are easier than more complicated things (like sewing a three-piece men's suit). And of course, practice makes...
Forum: Book Clubs   07-22-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,913
Posted By kitchensqueen
Finally found an engaging novel - The Boleyn King...

Finally found an engaging novel - The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen. It's Tudor history, re-imagined - what if Anne Boleyn had been delivered of a son, that survived to be king?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-22-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,163
Posted By kitchensqueen
A getaway where other people cook and do the...

A getaway where other people cook and do the dishes is always a treat! Weren't you looking at assisted living options for your mother? How is that going? I've lived with my in laws, so totally...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-22-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,163
Posted By kitchensqueen
Vacation is so wonderful! So I did work from...

Vacation is so wonderful!

So I did work from home today, so got more done for a Wednesday than I normally would -

- Tidied up the kitchen.
- Made the beds and tidied the bedrooms.
-...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-22-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,163
Posted By kitchensqueen
For a split second, I considered suggesting you...

For a split second, I considered suggesting you feed them to the chickens (ala other food scraps) but then I remembered what an egg IS, so no. Just no. My brain needs vacation time!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-21-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,163
Posted By kitchensqueen
Nothing really major here today. Wrote a check...

Nothing really major here today. Wrote a check for a bill to put in the mail. Made dinner. Hung out with LM and husband a bit before LM went off to bed. Did the bedtime routine with LM.

And now...
Forum: Meal Planning   07-21-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4,254
Views: 74,316
Posted By kitchensqueen
Tonight we had rigatoni with bolognese from the...

Tonight we had rigatoni with bolognese from the freezer stash. Tomorrow I'm making scalloped potatoes with ham and a side of steamed broccoli. Thursday I'll do bacon-wrapped pork chops with paprika...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-19-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,163
Posted By kitchensqueen
Got most of what I intended done today - -...

Got most of what I intended done today -

- Put a batch of cucumbers to ferment into dills over the next three weeks.
- Refilled the sugar and flour bins from bulk storage.
- Froze 2/3 of the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-19-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,163
Posted By kitchensqueen
I do have the alerts set on my phone, but I have...

I do have the alerts set on my phone, but I have an awful habit off having the sounds turned off...



Thankfully, it was a really nice, quiet night.

Today it's sunny and clear so I think...
Forum: Meal Planning   07-19-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4,254
Views: 74,316
Posted By kitchensqueen
I got some small fresh summer squash at the...

I got some small fresh summer squash at the farmer's market yesterday - a yellow crookneck, zuchinni and two patty pans. I'm thinking about making minestrone with it. There are also a few beans ready...
Forum: Meal Planning   07-18-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4,254
Views: 74,316
Posted By kitchensqueen
I think I'm going to make bamee noodles with...

I think I'm going to make bamee noodles with barbecue pork and cucumber salad tonight.
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