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July 21, 2021, 07:59:44 PM #90 Last Edit: July 21, 2021, 11:37:08 PM by patricia19
Does a ground turkey burger count?

I haven't had a sub in months, maybe a year?

I was sarcastic on the "heavy water." I guess there are ingredients they don't have to list. That one jug of OJ contains an entire day's worth of calories alone.


July 21, 2021, 09:34:22 PM #91 Last Edit: July 21, 2021, 09:37:55 PM by Shirley
I'm a fast food junkie and at 86 have indulged more in a year that we did in 20 years when we were just hard working & saving people! I love my hamburger & fries & cokes/pepsi if it comes "with the meal". Back in the day when we were raising kids & paying off a mortgage we didn't spend for fast food and the kids thought it a real treat to get a hamburger or root beer float maybe once in a month or so.

Lucky for me my system tolerates the abuse it gets now but lets me know it still does not approve of raw veggies & not too much fruit. My gall bladder reminded me a few months ago to cut back on the coffee so I quit making a pot every morning & now make me a very "limp" cup of instant Folger's for breakfast & no more the rest of the day. Chocolate is also an enemy of my gall bladder... growing up my fav food was home made fudge. When I explained to my mother that I had a horrible taste in my mouth she said it was probably my gall bladder, that I was eating too much fudge & the bitter taste went back to even bible days, "the taste of gall". I pointed that out to my daughter recently when she mentioned a bitter taste, suggested she slack off the Starbucks strong stuff for a while!

Growing up my mother was always quoting "You Are What You Eat" by Adelle Davis and in high school we had a health class 3 days a week that & every hour was a lecture about foods, nutritian. Besides that, my father's mother was the best at French cooking & if you ever noticed, even tho French use creams & butter, they are never fat.

Amy, I discovered about 50 years ago that my headaches, migraine? blinding that went on for days & the doctor thought probably a sinus problem, turned out to be the nitraits & nitrites. I had been taking an antibiotic twice a year to clear my sinuses & with a move to another city, I new I would have to figure something out, so I went cold turkey. I ate nothing with those preservatives in so cut out bacon, pizza, hotdogs & any kind of cold cuts or deli meats. Sure enough, no headaches until about a year later I decided to test myself. Ate 2 slices of bacon & about 24 hours later that familiar pain across the eyes & forehead started in. I went without any of the preservatives for years but slowly added them back into my diet. Never much & never more than a day or two & a week clean!

I'm pretty hard nosed about the fast food people thinking they are worth more than they are paid. They can always work into a better paying position. One of my nieces worked in a pizza place & found when she wanted to work up the ladder she didn't have the ability to "order in quantity". The high school classes weren't teaching practical math for every day jobs. So she started some college classes and ended up with a Doctor's degree in geriatric pharmacy. She paid her own way thru & the Doctor's degee came after having 3 kids. Gotta want to do something & be willing to work extra hard for it.

Got cats telling me it's time to eat again. Sweet dreams to all and God Bless!


What brought all that on?  I didn't realize we were in school when we came in here! ;D 

I spent the day organizing my recipes (mostly A/F recipes and now they are all in a book with an index.  I won't have to wonder where they went.

And I'm off to the haystack.  Mickie and I have a vet appt at 7:20 tomorrow morning to have her eye checked out.  We had drops for it for a week but they don't seem to have done any good.

Today was a gorgeous day!  It never got above 75 and there was a beautiful breeze all day.  I had the windows open and enjoyed every minute of it!

I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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DARN I type on notepad and my long post so far disappeared. Oh well nothing important. Most ly about eat ing fresh frui t and not drink sugared juice. That  and fas t foods. 2 things I ge t a craving for at times KFC and Fish & Chips. Once in a while Yvette will go to a local restaurant  for fish & chips for both of us.  I pay for it. Instead of KFC I will oven fry chicken with  t he Bisquick recipe, tasty and crispy and I leave the skin on. I love  the crispy skin.  No wonder I lost so much weight and weigh in at 80 pounds.  I would love a box of good chocolates, a nice big banana split with different  flavors ice cream and different toppings. I know darn well I would never be able  to eat all of it  anymore. Making my self hungry. Well I finished my daily 2 cups of coffee and time vor my shredded wheat with fresh blueberries. They have been so tarty from the market this year. Mus thave been a big crop because t he prices a lower than I had seen them from the markets.

Have a good day and hope it is a sunny day with no rain for a change. Let the rain fall on all  those western fires, they sure could use it there.   

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Good Morning Everyfriend...especially you, GLORIA.  You're up and attem early today.

Mickie and I have a Vet appt at 7:20 a.m. this morning so we had to get a move on.  We're ready to leave at 7 or so.  She's been having trouble with one eye and she had drops for it but since the drops finished, she's getting the crust back around her eye so we know it's seeping something.  I guess I'll find out what and why this morning.

The weather out there is like an early Fall day...down in the mid 50s overnight and only heading for the high 70s for a couple hours this afternoon.  I can live with that!

I hope you all have a good day....better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow. 

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Lloyd Hammond

Gloria Good Morning, and all else that fallow. well it is going to be another hot one today, we got to 98 degree's yesterday. we went the dealer yesterday and got Freon 2 LBS added, was low that much. Shure Made a difference in the cooling. and a big nip in our bank account, $146. and some change, but the car is cool to ride in now. hope you all are abel to stay in and stay comfey.



Good morning ...

Another lovely day here 51° and sunny......sure wish it would stay at this temp.

Picked more beans last night so they will have to be done for the freezer today. Have a Dr appointment later this morning ,blood work has been done for it so hope all is well.

Lloyd, you do need the a/c in the van.small price to pay for comfort and you both are worth it.

Jane ,hope all goes well at the vets today.

Gloria,I can't remember the last time I had a banana split. Think I am going to have to fix that.

Enjoy your day and stay safe..

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


We made it back from the vet but we don't have an answer.  We have to go back tomorrow because the tests they want to do have to be done on an empty stomach and she'd already eaten this morning.  They did give me more eyedrops!

I got all the stuff done that I should have done before I went anywhere this morning and now I'm ready to relax.  Just remembered, I didn't have any breakfast. 

Have to tell you...Frankie was here for supper last night and I was planning to have the leftover squash with my dinner.  She doesn't like squash so I made corn from the freezer for her.  I told her that I wanted her to try one piece of the squash because I thought she MIGHT like it.  She did and she said "It's not too bad".  Then I noticed that she took another piece and ate that, too.  So that's the report on the squash recipe!

AMY, eat a bean or two for me!

LLOYD, it sounds like you need the A/C in the car where you live!

Enjoy the rest of your day!  Hope it's better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.

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Good morning from the Interior! I didn't sleep well last night and got up and made my bed at four. It was 64 degrees then, and another eighty-degree day is expected. The sky was full of large puffy purple clouds, but now those are breaking up, back into blue again.

Fires are going out around the state, and an Alaska fire management team, two hotshot crews, and 24 firefighters have been diverted to the lower 48 to help fight fires there.

Maintenance came by yesterday and put in a new bedroom set of blinds to replace the broken ones I reported in March 2020, but still no word on the building inspection and all repairs finalized. At least we're back on a somewhat normal schedule even with news of a new variant after Delta.

I'm rather meh on squash, and perhaps I need to find a new, perhaps roasted recipe?

Too early in the morning at six for more to report.


Have you tried baked Acorn Squash, Patricia?  Cut in half, de-seed, microwave face down in about 1/2 inch of water in a corningware, or other baking dish.  Then turn right side up, put butter, brown sugar in the center, and bake for ______ minutes @ _____degrees.  I will have to look those up, but cook until a fork goes in smoothly.  It's probably about 25/30 minutes, and 350 or 375 degrees.

This is almost like having dessert!  You can sprinkle tiny bit of salt on before you begin the last part of cooking, or salt it after it's ready to eat.
Or forgo the salt altogether, as I do. 


Tome, thank you I will try this!!
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


That's almost how I do the acorn squash minus the first baking in water.  And the times and temps are right.  But when you bake it, you need to do it in a pan that will hold an inch of water so it doesn't burn on the bottom.

Now I'm heading for the haystack.  I'm tired and Mickie and I have to head back to the vet early tomorrow morning.  They are going to put her to sleep and treat her eye so it doesn't have the goop coming out and sticking to her eyelids.  If you think of it, say a prayer for her!  She a bit old for general anesthetic and anything they have to get at this age is risky. 

I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Good morning..

We are soon to lose this lovely weather and head back to frying time again. Temp is 55° at the moment and sunny.

A trip into town to pick up a few things then home to check the beans. I can likely pick more today. to eat.....or give to the neighbour.

Jane, hope all goes well at the vets today.. Monday we take Jesse to for needles. Can't go in as they come , take the dog and bring him back out....darn covid and restrictions!!

Supper tonight will be a mix of cabbage, onion, celery, tomatoes and sausage. Will blueberry pie for dessert. I did put pie in the hidey hole if anyone wants a piece..

Enjoy your day and stay safe.

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Good morning everyone, we had a day wit h sun and no rain yes terday, amazing for this month. No AC running, just a fan so nice and quiet. If my back wasn' t ac ting up I would have gone outside when Yve tte lef t but  didn't know if I would have been able to walk from the porch to the elevator  to come back up here. The high was 75 and a beautiful summer day. T he sky was a pale blue wit h the smoke in the air. When I pulled up the shades this morning the sky is blue again and a few white puffy clouds.

JANE  yes I was up early yesterday. When sound asleep by 8:30 at night it is no wonder I woke so early. How I can get so tired from not doing much all day it is surprising I was asleep so early. Early again this morning but no as early. Makes a long day though. Hope you found out about Mickie's eye and got help for it.

LLOYD  I would no t live where it was so hot where you are. I know I would never live in Arizona where my daughter lives now. Still not up in the 100's like in the souther part of that state. They already had a couple of weeks in the triple digit temperature.

AMY  I have the ice cream in  the freezer but no bananas or toppings to make a banana split. Just thinking about  it makes my taste buds wake up. Ah fresh beans right from the garden, cannot beat  that except for a tomato.

JANE  vets are as bad as human doctors with their tests. Hope they do get the reason Mickie has a problem with her eye. I chuckled abou t Frankie no t liking squash but went back for a second piece of it. Like a youngs ter saying they don't like something till they tasted it.

PATRICIA  one of the CNAs I had when Yvette was on vacation came in one day and first thing she said was -why didn't you make your bed?. and then she jus t sat  down. If that had been Yvette she would have made it. I alway throw the covers back when I get up in the morning and make the bed when I go in there to dress up after I have breakfast.

TOMEREADER  with Acorn squash I cut in half, get the inside cleaned and stuff it with slices of apple nuts and breakfast sausages cut up and sprinkle brown sugar of it and then dot with butter then bake about an hour-depending on the size of the squash. Yummy.

JANE  I widh you good luck with Mickie's test this morning. We do love our fur babies don't we?

AMY  right now it is 65 here and with it was 50.

Have a good day everyone and hope today is a good one for all of us.

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Well, I dropped Mickie at the Vet and I came out with tears in my eyes.  I always miss her when she's not here. 

GLORIA, when I saw Frankie take the second piece of squash, I had all I could do not to comment and not to chuckle. 

I have stuff to do and I better get at it or it won't get done.  And if I'm doing, I won't be worrying so much about Mickie.

I'm not a fan of blueberries in any way, shape or form but I was hungry enough to try the pie in the hidey hole and it was very good and it hit the spot.  Now you could slip some beans in there, too!

I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.

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Good morning from another smoky Interior! The western fires are sending smoke as far east as New York City, and Siberia's fires are sending smoke here. Siberia is also having floods as is Europe. We're all citizens of planet Earth, and we haven't been that responsible.


* AFFECTED AREA...Fairbanks North Star Borough, the surrounding hills, and the White Mountains.

* TIMING...1 PM to 11 PM Friday.


* WINDS...West 4 to 8 mph.

* HUMIDITY...38 to 48 percent.

* TEMPERATURES...70 to 76.

* IMPACTS...Ample lightning could lead to numerous new fire starts. Some of the thunderstorms will have frequent lightning, brief heavy rain, small hail and gusty winds.


A Red Flag Warning means that conditions are occurring or will occur which could lead to the development of large and dangerous fires. It is directed toward fire agencies, and through them, to the public.



Patricia, you do not need any more fires!!

Babe is not happy with me but she is much cooler!! Gave her a bath  and she promptly roiled when I let her outside....
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Jane and Joanie, thanks for the acorn squash recipe. I've written it down and placed squash on my grocery list.

Jane, I hope everything goes well for Mickie at the vet. I have to take Farrah back in August for the periodontal disease cleaning in her teeth and go back in four hours to pick her up. It's the same here, drop off and return to pick up. She's also older for these procedures, nine in September.

I agree with you about Amy's pie, but I hope you didn't mean to slip those beans into the pie?  ;D

I remember that growing up; I always thought I disliked asparagus, and it wasn't until years later that I discovered you didn't need to boil it until it was limp to enjoy it. Of course, I enjoy several foods as an adult that I would never have touched as a child! Frankie may be just discovering this.

Gloria, we either swim in the rain or roast in the heat this summer. You don't get sticky in dry heat, but you may feel dried out to a husk the higher the temperatures go. The highest I've seen here is 104 to 106 degrees but normally in the 80 to 90 range.

It's too bad that more CNAs aren't prepared to do their jobs. I applied when I was injured, but they were buried in applications and referrals. They called last week to say they were still understaffed, and I had them remove my name.


Mickie's home and all went well.  She practically wagged her tail off her body when she saw me!

PATRICIA, the beans and pie are separate!

I made a big batch of fried red cabbage today out of a cabbage that Christy sent me the last time Frankie went down there.  Boy is it ever good!


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I posted a quiz on-site for those who wished to play. The same rules apply.


Jane, I don't think I've seen or heard of red cabbage?



Red cabbage
The red cabbage is a kind of cabbage, also known as Blaukraut after preparation. Its leaves are colored dark red/purple. However, the plant changes its color according to the pH value of the soil, due to a pigment belonging to anthocyanins.

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My daughter in Maryland grew this one and gave it to me.  I think I might have another one before the summer is over and it's really good in Cole Slaw too. 

I stayed up to watch the Parade of Nations at the Olympics.  That's the best part of the broadcast.  I saw countries that I didn't even know existed!  The costumes are always great and representative of the country but this year so many of the athletes were carrying Iphones and using them to photograph during the procession.  I'm not sure how I feel about that.

The haystack calls and I'm answering!  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Lloyd Hammond

 JaneS well you beat me shutting down just a bit. that is alright. we are going to go pickup our beef tomorrow, we had our last cow brutheard and they called and said it is ready. they said we have quite a bit of round steak and also a roast or two. Lot of Hamburger. We are going to give quite a bit of it to the children that are close to us here and grands. Good night and sweet dreams.



July 24, 2021, 01:43:49 AM #115 Last Edit: July 24, 2021, 02:03:48 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Jane S - Everyfriend...
....when i was very young ( 60 years ago ) i watched my mother often pickling red cabbage into jars, she also jar pickled walnuts, gherkins and tiny silver favourites were the pickled walnuts...gherkins if anyone is unfamiliar with them were like 1-2 inch miniature cucumbers...
Now of course white pickled cabbage in jars are todays healthy in thing called ( Sauerkraut )

" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "


Good morning everyone. Another morning I am awake before the rooster  starts making noise. I think tonight I will take a Melatonin and see if I sleep better. 2 nights in a row I will feel like a zombie today. My son Bill will be here about 10:30 like he is every Satuday. He called yesterdy to ask if I need anythng. He went to the doc tor yesterday because his lef t wrist was all swollen, took xrays but the tech could not read it right and thinks it is broken so he has to go back on Monday. Poor guy, if anything could go wrong it seems like it always happens to him. 56 now and it was a cooler night for  sleeping and I could not sleep again. :(

JANE  I have to laugh-quietly-when I watch my great grandson try something new and different. He sees it before it is cooked and at meal time he tells his Mom to just give him 2 bites. They always told him to try 2 bites of something to see if he likes it so now he tells them that. When he was younger if he didn't like something he would take it out of his mouth and drop it on the floor-it never hit the floor, the dog would lay near him at the table and would catch whatever he dropped.

PATRICIA  there is flash flood warnings in parts of Arizona. On TV they showed a car caught in one and it was rushing down the river. Living on a mountain side and mountains all around them higher they get little rain at their home. There is a dry river bed t hey c ross before ge tting to the highway and they all know bet ter than trying to cross it. It sinks into the ground fast when it stops running.

AMY  isn't that normal for a dog after having a bath? I know dogs in my life over the years always did that, too.ou made my mouth water with your blueberry pie so Yvette and I made a one crust one. 2 cups blueberries are cooked and thickend, cooled a bit and then 2 cu ps raw berries are added and mixed and poured into a baked shell and then chilled for a couple of hours. Served with whipped cream. Yummy. Has to be fresh blueberries. I got that recipe in an old Yankee magazine about 45 years ago. The name is Fresh French blueberry pie. Yvette had to wait for the next day to have a piece of it.

PATRICIA  I still do not like asparagus, to me it tastes like I am ea ting grass. All the companies here who suplu CNAs and homemakers are short handed since Covid hit. Nursing homes are always looking for CNAs, too. For one thing they do not pay much, not a living wage for those supporting a family.

JANE  I would love to try your fried red cabbage. I have tried doing that but never had a recipe so it never came out as good as I have had before. I love the flavor of the red cabbage and like it is coleslaw, too.

LLOYD  enjoy eating all that beef.

JACKIE  I always have a can of Sauerkraut in the cupboard.

Have a good day everyone. Hope you ge t some needed rain wi thout the thuder and lightening. Do not heed that last to start another fire.

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July 24, 2021, 05:23:01 AM #117 Last Edit: July 24, 2021, 07:02:12 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Gloria...that dog was not stupid, it knew where to wait to get an extra feed....Yes we ( UK ) have had rain this morning, a welcoming change...but i think some thunder was around...The only way i have eaten fried cabbage ( white ) is bubble and squeak...fried mashed with potato...

" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "


Good morning...
Starting to warm up to uncomfortable temps again..
Working outside today ,tryin to finish off the area that needs mulch on it.

Gloria, you would have blueberry pie if you were next door as I ran two pieces over to the neighbour yesterday. That reminds me I had better make pasty also pie shells in the freezer to use now. Hope Bill's hand  is soon looked after, that must be sore.

Lloyd, good to see you. Nothing like having your own beef. I used to ask for the tail when a beef was sent to the abattoirs made the best soup!

Jane, the beans we had for supper last night were French beans.they don't grow very big but are long. Bought the seeds by mistake as they are not good for freezing or we eat.

Shirley, where are you? Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

Better put an egg in my boot and beat it..

Enjoy your day and stay safe.

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Good Morning Everyfriend!  JACKIE, I made up that word way back and some of the posters picked up on it.  It does cover the territory.

I forgot who mentioned the fried red cabbage.  I could post the recipe in
What's for Dinner if you're interested!

Mickie and I just got back from our walk and we stopped where some friends are putting out stuff for a yard sale.  I bought a jar and a chair and I have to go back and pick them up.  I might look around a bit more, too.  They had some nice stuff.  They're closing up their cabin up on the mountain and it's most of the stuff from there.

I was going to wait until after Cathy came for my shopping list to go back and pick up the stuff I had her saving from the yard sale but I got a text saying it would be later than usual so I walked back down there and picked up a nice folding porch chair and a couple jars she was saving for me.  They have some nice stuff and it's selling fast!

I have to get some stuff started.  I have a new recipe to try today.  I'll let you know how it works out. 

Enjoy your day, Everyfriend!

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