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Forum: Spirituality   10-03-2016, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Ragana
Thanks, Beedub! As it turns out, I made a...

Thanks, Beedub!

As it turns out, I made a traditional meal, but not the tarts, so they are still on my list. Leaves have not turned here yet, so it doesn't quite feel like fall, although the temps...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-28-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,605
Posted By Ragana
PS A good place to find suggestions for new...

PS A good place to find suggestions for new mystery and fantasy (esp. urban fantasy) books is Charlaine Harris' blog - she reads at least a couple of books a week and reviews them.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-28-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,605
Posted By Ragana
This summer I read a couple of non-fiction books:...

This summer I read a couple of non-fiction books:
Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin (who wrote The Happiness Project)
So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson - really liked this one. So...
Forum: Spirituality   09-14-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By Ragana
Pagan Mamas: Getting ready for fall

Hi Pagan Mamas!

Hope some of you are still around. Next Thursday is the autumnal equinox. Are you doing anything special that day or in preparation for fall? I'm looking for some ideas. My only...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-14-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By Ragana
That would work for me, and I'm an adult! :grin:...

That would work for me, and I'm an adult! :grin: Seriously, though, my MIL taught me the difference between a bribe and earning a reward. If they aren't doing what they're supposed to and get X to...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-13-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Ragana
Love this for breakfast! Another idea is...

Love this for breakfast!

Another idea is those mini-quiches in muffin tins - I've seen a lot of recipes on the Internet - or breakfast casseroles.
Forum: Meal Planning   09-13-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Ragana
I sometimes eat leftovers for breakfast and often...

I sometimes eat leftovers for breakfast and often have something like cottage cheese, peanut butter toast, avocado toast, cheese sandwich, potatoes (with or without eggs), hard-boiled eggs, apple and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-13-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By Ragana
My kids are now 8th and 11th grades, but ever...

My kids are now 8th and 11th grades, but ever since they were young we did no TV until late afternoon/evening - so that helped when they needed to get ready for school in the morning and do homework...
Forum: Spirituality   09-13-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Ragana
The one here has a pagan group - not sure how...

The one here has a pagan group - not sure how that is structured or how much of the Christian influence there is.
Forum: Spirituality   09-06-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Ragana
Hi Kitta! Geographically, we are in a very...

Hi Kitta!

Geographically, we are in a very liberal area, so me being pagan (I'm of Eastern European heritage and that's the "flavor" of paganism I subscribe to) and DH being Buddhist (former...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-06-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,659
Posted By Ragana
That's what I need to do - move! :grin: I...

That's what I need to do - move! :grin:

I haven't decluttered much over the summer, but when school started, I had my kids sort their clothes -
* DD1 - 1 grocery bag
* DD2 - 3 garbage bags (!!)...
Forum: Learning at School   09-02-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By Ragana
Welcome to the dark side! >:D Kidding! My DH...

Welcome to the dark side! >:D Kidding!

My DH is a teacher, and our kids have gone to school all the way through. I have one in middle and one in high school. Agree that middle school can be tough...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-24-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4,788
Views: 114,621
Posted By Ragana
The dinner plan this week: MON - Homemade...

The dinner plan this week:

MON - Homemade sushi with smoked salmon and avocado :thumb
TUE - Pasta with sauteed vegetables :thumb
WED - Skirt steak, salad, frozen fries :thumb
THU -...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-16-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4,788
Views: 114,621
Posted By Ragana
Hey! How is everyone doing this summer?...

Hey!

How is everyone doing this summer? School is starting here next week (I know a lot of places it has already started!), so I am thinking about meal planning again. This week is a toss-up due...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-19-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Ragana
I do this one with lime juice, plus/minus mustard...

I do this one with lime juice, plus/minus mustard and sometimes use agave syrup instead of honey.
Forum: Meal Planning   07-13-2016, 11:44 AM
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Views: 114,621
Posted By Ragana
Yesterday - Udon noodles/tofu with pad thai sauce...

Yesterday - Udon noodles/tofu with pad thai sauce and broccoli on the side
Today - Out
Tomorrow - Pasta and sauce made of tomatoes I rescued just in the nick of time today!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-11-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,193
Posted By Ragana
Thank you for this thread - it got me thinking,...

Thank you for this thread - it got me thinking, since we have spent quite a bit on food already this month. I'll list the meals I can make out of my pantry/fridge/freezer so I have a record here and...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-11-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Ragana
Time management methods like the Pomodoro...

Time management methods like the Pomodoro Technique also help with onerous tasks, like cleaning :wink:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-11-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Ragana
The main thing is figuring out which of the...

The main thing is figuring out which of the things on your master list - it helps to do a brain dump first - are must-do's and which are optional. It's better to stick with the real must-do's first -...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-11-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,784
Posted By Ragana
Just had to say this is a great thread, and I'm...

Just had to say this is a great thread, and I'm taking notes as the mom of a rising junior and a rising 8th grader!!

:nerd::grin:
Forum: Meal Planning   07-06-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4,788
Views: 114,621
Posted By Ragana
The New Orleans Style Shrimp and Rice was SO...

The New Orleans Style Shrimp and Rice was SO good. Definitely a keeper. With more shrimp it would be great for 6-8 people at a get-together (plus sides).

I wanted to roast my potatoes tonight, but...
Forum: Meal Planning   07-05-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4,788
Views: 114,621
Posted By Ragana
Mon. - We were barbecued out after the weekend,...

Mon. - We were barbecued out after the weekend, so I made pasta and tomato sauce, pineapple on the side.
Tues. - Shrimp & rice from a Martha Stewart recipe, vegetables on the side.
Weds. - Hot dogs...
Forum: Meal Planning   07-01-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4,788
Views: 114,621
Posted By Ragana
You could blanch the cauliflower and freeze it to...

You could blanch the cauliflower and freeze it to use later. Same with the eggplant if you make curry or something out of it.
Forum: Meal Planning   06-30-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4,788
Views: 114,621
Posted By Ragana
Weds - Thai yellow curry tofu with leftover veg...

Weds - Thai yellow curry tofu with leftover veg stirfry (onion, carrot, green pepper) & leftover rice - a clean out the fridge meal
Thur - Sausages, corn on the cob, pesto pasta
Fri - I am going to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-28-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By Ragana
Wow! I had a screw, not a pin, in my foot - it...

Wow! I had a screw, not a pin, in my foot - it was a planned surgery, not an accident, but the bone had to be fastened together until it healed. I had twilight anesthesia both for the original...
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