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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 09:28 AM
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Fairly lazy Sunday here. It's gloomy and cool...

Fairly lazy Sunday here. It's gloomy and cool here, so we may get more rain. I hope so actually; it suits my mood. So far today -

- Got up with LM so husband could have his day to sleep in....
Forum: Meal Planning   09-20-2014, 03:13 PM
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Changed my mind for dinner tonight - it's muggy...

Changed my mind for dinner tonight - it's muggy and humid after the rain we've had all afternoon, so I didn't feel like the kielbasa and chard soup. So instead I'm just doing spaghetti with bottled...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-20-2014, 11:27 AM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
Sounds like a very challenging family visit, so...

Sounds like a very challenging family visit, so hopefully things go smoothly! He is better today, so hopefully we've escaped the worst of the nasties going around.



I know; I can't believe how...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-19-2014, 07:57 PM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
There's a pretty good brand at Cost Plus World...

There's a pretty good brand at Cost Plus World Market if you have one of those near you - I think I paid $3 for a package last time I got it?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-19-2014, 06:02 PM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
Thanks for asking - I've been so worried about...

Thanks for asking - I've been so worried about that too. We were just at the doctor on Tuesday for his three year check up, and the doctor felt like it was really an "average" illness. And he's...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-19-2014, 04:40 PM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
Gingerjv, funny that you made mackerel - we're...

Gingerjv, funny that you made mackerel - we're watching an episode of Jacque Pepin's cooking show on PBS and he's making mackerel! Sounds pretty good, actually.

Tonight, it's on the cool side and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-18-2014, 05:40 PM
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Views: 1,248
Posted By kitchensqueen
Thanks everyone - he's a bit better today. Low...

Thanks everyone - he's a bit better today. Low key evening here after work -

- Stopped at the store to pick up fresh fruit, per LM's request. Actually got him to eat most of an orange!
- Looked...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-18-2014, 04:52 PM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
Making a version of bacon bourbon barbecue...

Making a version of bacon bourbon barbecue chicken (http://hostthetoast.com/bacon-bourbon-bbq-chicken-kebabs/) tonight - except I swapped bourbon for dark rum, since we're out of bourbon/whiskey and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-17-2014, 08:44 PM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
LM is so sick... apparently the internet is...

LM is so sick... apparently the internet is telling me that a "seal bark cough" is most likely croup, which in most cases can be treated at home. If he's not better by Friday we'll take him to the...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-17-2014, 07:57 PM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
Same here, honestly. Little Man lives on macaroni...

Same here, honestly. Little Man lives on macaroni and cheese, yogurt, parmesan noodles, applesauce and any baked goods and sweets he can get his little hands on... will only begrudgingly eat fries,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-17-2014, 07:05 PM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
Have you thought about just limiting his visits...

Have you thought about just limiting his visits to a day or two at a time and having planned activities to cover it?
Forum: Meal Planning   09-17-2014, 06:52 PM
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Views: 52,840
Posted By kitchensqueen
I'll drink to that, but not with the bathtub gin!

I'll drink to that, but not with the bathtub gin!
Forum: Meal Planning   09-17-2014, 06:30 PM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
I freely admit to keeping tater tots in the...

I freely admit to keeping tater tots in the freezer as a matter of course. :-) I've not made the tater tot casserole that's been making the rounds on the interwebs, but I do make breakfast casserole...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-17-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,248
Posted By kitchensqueen
Oy, that's rough. Hope you get a break soon! ...

Oy, that's rough. Hope you get a break soon!

LM's birthday closed with a case of the sickies. Last night after he went to bed he developed one of those seal bark coughs and a temp. So he slept in...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-17-2014, 01:01 PM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
Hahaha it was basically a bottle of bottom shelf...

Hahaha it was basically a bottle of bottom shelf ditch gin - we still have a full bottle of the good stuff for the chef! :-)
Forum: Meal Planning   09-17-2014, 12:23 PM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
Husband went through the alcohol stash and found...

Husband went through the alcohol stash and found a forgotten bottle of gin - just about half a cup left, so I decided to cook with it. I'm making lemon-gin chicken, with sauteed onions, artichokes...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-16-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,248
Posted By kitchensqueen
Do you have a recipe you'd be willing to share?...

Do you have a recipe you'd be willing to share? I've been wanting to make a kielbasa soup, and pairing it with cabbage sounds good.

This afternoon was nice. The potty training was definitely...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-16-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,285
Posted By kitchensqueen
There is a 30% Cartwheel on One Spot through...

There is a 30% Cartwheel on One Spot through Saturday 9/20, so if you're looking for affordable Halloween/fall decor or stucking stuffers for Christmas, now is a great time to go! $3 items are only...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-16-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 14,324
Posted By kitchensqueen
Yesterday at Savers I found two Phillippa Gregory...

Yesterday at Savers I found two Phillippa Gregory books that I don't own already for $2 each. Found another today at Savers for $2, plus two children's books for $1 each. Also was excited to find a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-16-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,248
Posted By kitchensqueen
That's awesome! I swear, I know more trains now...

That's awesome! I swear, I know more trains now than I ever thought possible, living with two menfolk. :-)

Today is Little Man's actual birthday. It's almost hard to believe he's three now! I'm...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-16-2014, 11:47 AM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
I have absolutely no idea what to make for dinner...

I have absolutely no idea what to make for dinner tonight... I do have a couple of pounds of potatoes I need to use up, so I may do a potato soup. Fall is here, so a nice homey soup is probably just...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-14-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,248
Posted By kitchensqueen
Pretty good day here. - Spent the morning...

Pretty good day here.

- Spent the morning at the train show. Found some Thomas stuff for Little Man - two wooden freight cars and two Take N Play Engines $3 total, which is a bargain basement...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-14-2014, 03:59 PM
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Posted By kitchensqueen
Leftovers from last night since husband is...

Leftovers from last night since husband is working - the spaghetti with Italian sausage marinara sauce.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-14-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By kitchensqueen
I totally understand. When we made the decision...

I totally understand. When we made the decision to live Chicago, I was ready to go - I couldn't get out of that town fast enough. But it also made me really sad. We closed a chapter of our lives when...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-13-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,248
Posted By kitchensqueen
Thanks! It ended up being a pretty good day,...

Thanks! It ended up being a pretty good day, though by the time the party was over Little Man had some serious sniffles and a bit of a temp... so hopefully he's not getting sick again...

- Tidied...
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