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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
Last post by MaryPage - Today at 12:14:15 AM
Debi picked me up fairly early and took me to see a new pulmonologist.  My breathing has been getting scary, to say the least.  Debi went all through the visit with me, and we both liked him.  Then I had a long breathing test with a technologist and we went to another building, where I had an x-ray.  I will go back on the 1st for a follow up.

Chip gets home from Seattle Wednesday night.  I have missed him, but it is lovely to put something somewhere and have it stay there.  I guess everything in life is a trade off.

It is still icy cold here, but lovely to look at sunny and clear of actual ice.  I am running behind because I dropped everything to sit down and watch HBO's new show: THE GILDED AGE earlier this evening.  I predict it will be as popular as Downton Abbey turned out to be.  Me, I loved it!

Sweet dreams to you all.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for January ...
Last post by Shirley - Yesterday at 11:51:15 PM
I haven't used the old one since getting the new.... Fagor is what I think I got for the kids. I brought the lid over on one I used yesterday, brand name is Rapida, got it on sale because the book was missing so I Googled/using duckduckgo/ & discovered it is Fagor Rapida... so that's what a sharp memory I have.  :2funny:
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=fagor+rapida+pressure+cooker+manual&t=chromentp&atb=v1-1&ia=web   And if that doesn't work you can Google yourself!  ;)  My lid only has 3 settings & one is for steam. It has a green "switch" lever on the handle to lock the lid for pressure. A little orange button pops up when pressure builds up & that has to go down to remove the lid. Doesn't sound like we have the same model & I didn't see any links except to e-bay to find them now.  I love mine so give it a try, can't do more than blow up.  ::)
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for January ...
Last post by RAMMEL - Yesterday at 11:05:30 PM
Quote I even used to make meat loaf in the pressure cooker because the old one had a rack on bottom to keep from scorching & let the grease drain out, but stainless steel won out, even though the meat didn't sit on the aluminum.

The old Mirro also had a basket with seperators.
Shirley, Is the one you used yesterday the old Mirro or Fagor? If it was the Fagor what setting (High or Low) did you use?  And HOW LONG (for a start).

JaneS - You'd love to rummage around in my attic. All sorts of pots and pans, dishes, glasses. I think I could start a small housewares shop with all the stuff.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for January ...
Last post by Shirley - Yesterday at 10:34:27 PM
I'm thinking about going to bed early, THINK about it every night but usually about 11:30 pm when I finally crawl in, cover up & say my 4 short prayers that put me right to sleep. I've always been able to go to sleep fast but after being on my own for going on 9 years, Fitbit will tell me for sure how fast sleep comes. I focus on each word, prayers we all learned as children & take less than 5 min to mentally say & I'm doing good to get the last few words in.

Thank all of you for the kind words, I really was shocked at the whole day, helpless feeling at not being able to make his passing more peaceful. I will get a pup when Callie & Tiger are gone, I need something to take care of. Today has been surprising, I didn't realize how much time I spent fixing food for Tom & the girls, but it was Tom that was hungry all the time. Today Tiger has not eaten any of the foods Tom liked best, Callie did. Tiger has been sleeping in Tom's bed & doing what Tom liked to do. On the other hand I'm guessing that nature teaches mothers to give up their attachment to their young & Callie is spending more time out than inside. I so miss him but more relieved it is over.... at this time I think I will opt to find a way to make it easier for them, even if I just ask a vet to give them a shot to let them be asleep during the time it takes for their body to shut down. I did print 3 copies of the Rainbow Bridge, first time I saw the link to original version to print, for each of my kids since all 3 have kids with pets & for sure those grands will be a mess when they have to deal with pets deaths themselves. Like I told my kids, "it's part of life & worth dealing with for the years of happiness each pet has been".

And life goes on, I'm getting a kick out of Rick's venture in the kitchen. I think that is the brand name of the pressure cookers I bought for my kids. I used mine yesterday to cook a pot of beans & enjoying having some to freeze for more meals. I have some microwave "glass" bowls that are large enough to run hot water over the bottoms of the frozen plastic ZipLoc tubs, pop the beans into a bowl & cover with those plastic covers for that purpose (sure saves cleaning the microwave every time).

The roast sound delicious, I've never done one in my pressure cooker as I use the cast iron Dutch ovens for that. Two of my brothers could cook better than their wives & my father bragged about "all the guys on a camping trip would help with the cooking". They used pressure cookers in the higher elevations & cooked a lot of beans & chili...

Micheal, last gasket I found for that big old pressure cooker was at a repair shop, was SO surprised to find it. I even used to make meat loaf in the pressure cooker because the old one had a rack on bottom to keep from scorching & let the grease drain out, but stainless steel won out, even though the meat didn't sit on the aluminum. Good luck. 

My scrambled thoughts for this day. It was comforting to hear from each of you dealing with pets & how much they are still missed. My sister just adopted a large poodle that a man took to the humane society where her daughter's friend works. They are a perfect match & has made a big difference in my sister's days (she was 91 Christmas Day). She says the dog is just like her, not interested in being outside so she opens the door to fenced back yard & it is back wanting inside before she walks away from the door. The man gave them $400 to find homes for his 2 dogs, he couldn't take care of them anymore. I suggested she have the Humane Society contact him to let him know the one has a great home.... if me I would invite him over to visit the one she has, but she didn't like that idea. My sister & I are not at all alike.  :-\  ;) 

Rick, I let the pressure go down & check my beans & add water if needed, I like mine "mash/soft" so build up pressure again & again until the soup is the way I like it. I think I learned along the way that it takes different times depending on if the beans are fresh picked or end of the season.  One time with the old one I walked past the stove & flipped the dinger off without thinking & bean soup sprayed to the ceiling & ran down the wall behind, never saw such a mess. Never did that again!
Village Clubhouse~Place For Fun! / Re: Follow That Name
Last post by JaneS - Yesterday at 10:32:24 PM
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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for January ...
Last post by JaneS - Yesterday at 10:21:38 PM
Hello Everyfriend!  I think I'd like to root around in Rammel's attic and maybe take a couple things home with me!

Frankie is back to work tomorrow and for how long neither of us knows.  She was offered a part time job at the hospital today and she asked them if they had any full time ones available.  They said they do and they sent her the info to apply for full time.  She did that today and now we wait and see what happens.

I'm off to the haystac,.  I have to be up early tomorrow to see Frankie off to work.  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow!  And may God bless us, every one!
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for January ...
Last post by RAMMEL - Yesterday at 10:10:38 PM
About that bean soup you mentioned a few days ago. How long does it stay under pressure, and is there any indication about the pressure? As I indicated above I do have a pressure cooker, but it's not a IP (No auto features).  But I think if I can get in the ball park I can "adjust" as needed  :2funny:

You can teach old people new tricks
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for January ...
Last post by RAMMEL - Yesterday at 08:43:37 PM
Finally made it to the attic. The new (unused)Pressure cooker I have is a "duo Pressure Cooker made by FAGOR.  I believe it was a QVC presented item when my wife bought it. It came with two sized pots and one interchangeable cover - with controls built into the cover. It's stainless steel and for stove top (not electric). She was always afraid of pressure cookers - as so many were. I read over the instructions once but must do it again.  Will learn better with "Hands On". My guess is my first attempt will be the Bean Soup that was posted here on S&F. I also found a Braun Immersion Blender up there and some other neat stuff.
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