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  • mycheal: Chatroom would sure be nice
    April 17, 2019, 08:11:25 pm
  • brian: almost  every  site   on the Net  has a  chat room--------  now  why is  that? I suggest you  go to a room  like [link]   and   ask  them!
    March 18, 2019, 12:24:02 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Finding one that will integrate with the forum system is not easy. If you've got some ideas please send me a PM or email with links and I will investigate further.
    March 17, 2019, 09:12:31 pm
  • brian: chat  systems  are a  dime a   dozen
    March 11, 2019, 11:53:11 pm
  • Oldiesmann: brian: The chat system we used to have on this site stopped working and I haven't found a good replacement. If/when I do I'll put one in again.
    March 10, 2019, 02:00:43 pm
  • brian: no chat  still?must  be  to technical      LOL
    March 09, 2019, 04:20:34 pm
  • joyous: Cold weather has arrived in Louisiana!  It is 30 degrees now at 8:00 A. M.  and prediction is for no higher than 49 today..  Certainly  BAD fir our traditional Mardi-Gras , but it WILL go on.------JOY
    March 05, 2019, 09:00:27 am
  • Oldiesmann: Glad it's working for you again. I didn't actually change anything though so I'm not sure what the issue was
    February 21, 2019, 12:22:09 am
  • junee: Ldoesmaqn:  the problem has been fixed.  Thank you to whoever. THANK YOU
    February 20, 2019, 02:36:56 am
  • Oldiesmann: junee: Make sure to choose "Always stay logged in" from the "Time to stay logged in" list when you login. If you're still having to login each time you visit after that then it's a problem with your browser
    February 19, 2019, 07:46:35 pm
  • junee: Getting tired of signing in.  Think I will just have to give this site away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    February 18, 2019, 11:58:23 pm
  • joyous: Happy Valentines Day to All----JOY
    February 14, 2019, 10:33:35 am
  • joyous: HAPPY Valentines  Day to ALL
    February 14, 2019, 10:32:53 am
  • joyous: HAPPY Valentines Day to all !
    February 14, 2019, 10:28:12 am
  • brian: 55F  typical    here   in  north california.If  I were   40 years old Id  be  outside    enjoying it
    January 30, 2019, 01:36:59 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Bitter cold here in Cincinnati today as well. Temp is about -1F (-18C) with wind chills as low as -24F (-31C). Going to warm up some tomorrow before a major heat wave rolls in for the weekend (temps on Sunday are supposed to be close to 60F (15C)
    January 30, 2019, 01:22:30 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Let's move to Australia, it is hot there!
    January 30, 2019, 07:59:16 am
    January 29, 2019, 10:21:01 am
  • joyous: Remove my 2 previous messages
    January 29, 2019, 10:04:12 am
  • brian: pooch   they all allow me in  so  please  stop  snivelling
    January 24, 2019, 12:43:30 am

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Messages - Delphineaz

Computer Store / Re: Tablets, Pads, Smart Phones
June 15, 2017, 05:14:02 pm
I have an android cell phone.  I turn it off wifi when I am away from a my personal wifi secured site.  With the hackers everywhere I feel that in my case since I pay all my bills online, it is to risky to walk around with it open to unsecured wifi sites.  Our local PD just had  workshop on this security risk and cited cases in the city I live where people had identify theaft happen at public places. 
Homemaking, Food & Gardening / Re: What's For Dinner?
November 21, 2016, 06:08:11 pm
Mary I don't think I will ever make peace with not having a car.  It's just not in me.  It was my source of freedom from a marriage based on abuse.  It kept me sane.  Even after it was over I had to watch my back.  Moving to AZ and changing my phone number many times did not stop the mental abuse.  Only his death did.  So, yes, I do not have panic attacks every time the phone rings or the knocking at my door but the memory tapes still play.  I have found peace 2000 miles away but still have panic attacks.  Life for me is blessed here.  I thank God daily for his patience and love.  Fiends I have met on SN and here made a difference.  So many have worn and still wear the same shoes. We have walked together down so many roads.   Praise God, praise God.  Our Lady of Perpetual Help gave me back my life.  Without her to talk to at 3am I would not  have lasted till now.  Enough if maudlin thoughts, life is good.
Homemaking, Food & Gardening / Re: What's For Dinner?
November 16, 2016, 12:52:01 pm
Thanks all for comments.  I only grocery shop once a month and haven't  gone this month yet.  Budget doesn't include money for car and since I do not buy lottery tickets to win one  I keep shopping to once a month, order food on line and go with what I have.  I hate not having a car but I guess things are as they must be. Tomorrow is our potluck here.  I am bring Schwans mashed cauliflower and rosettes.  Schwans mashed cauliflower is as good as it gets.  I made the cauliflower from scratch last year and loved it.  A man with Swedish family roots from Wisconsin makes the rosettes so I have them to bring too. He has a home here at FOS.  Lots of variety from people too.  One doz of rosettes are sugared and one is not.  No one uses pepper since so many allergic to it but the turkey is awesome.  I am a pepper lover and keep trying to find a good one.  So far I have only found one worth buying.  It comes from India.  Any suggestions?
Homemaking, Food & Gardening / Re: What's For Dinner?
November 09, 2016, 07:12:27 pm
Thanks Mary.  Glad to hear any milk as I never use whole milk.
Homemaking, Food & Gardening / Re: What's For Dinner?
November 08, 2016, 06:21:44 pm
Need help with piecrust  Do you use whole milk?  Is milk ice cold?  Tks
Homemaking, Food & Gardening / Re: What's For Dinner?
November 03, 2016, 07:55:32 pm
I can bake anything except my own our crust so I never make pie.  My favorite is  strawberry rhubarb.  I always add strawberry jello mix to it, not much but a few tbsps.  I do the pie crust too but never eat it.  Maryc I will try your's.  It looks like even I could do it.  Ina, Betty, Julia, Martha and my favirite, Paula, have not been able to teach me how to make it without it turning out like old shoe leather.  I have "high" hopes. :knuppel2:
Homemaking, Food & Gardening / Re: What's For Dinner?
August 02, 2016, 05:43:24 pm
I have been freezing milk, butter, cheese, eggs, etc  for years,. The eggs however are cooked and chopped for easy access for fresh salads, egg salad etc.  Seen where restaurants did it for fresh salad bar so have done for years.  I make chicken salad like you do too.  When I water chestnuts on shelf I have sometimes chipped them up too for both chicken and tuna salad.  Friend puts Mandarin leaves drained in her chicken salad.  I think they would be great in tuna or salmon salad too.
I love my crock pot too, however I did some research this week and all the sites I looked at agreed in energy use.  A crock pot takes a lot more electricity than an oven.  It was amazing how much.  Over a given period of time at high crock pot or oven at 350, the crock pot is a really high user of electricity where as an oven is much more energy efficient. 

I use to steam my chicken for salads etc, I no longer do.  I was watching the cooking shows on public TV and food shows yrs ago and Ina Garden and others roast the breasts in oven or rotisserie them.  The difference in taste is incredible.  I often use oven to make soup too....beef or chicken....same difference and I am not chained to stove watching it.  When I buy rotisserie chicken from store it is organic or free range. Once I am home it is deboned, put into freezer containers in one cup sizes to be use as needed.
Computer Store / Re: Tablets, Pads, Smart Phones
June 06, 2016, 10:24:38 pm
quick question.

I have an android cell phone and a tablet.  I also have two laptops.  I do not have a land line telephone.  I am currently using a free secured wifi.  I am looking for a secured wifi because the free one I use is so slow.  Any suggestions?  My phone is tracfone and I think my tablet is t-mobile.  Since the tablet does not have a phone option I could not find anything at t-mobil that seemed to fit the
Meatloaf is my favorite meat dish.  I often have breakfast at dinner/supper time.  I buy ground turkey or chicken and make meatloaf with it and it is awesome.  I also freeze stuffing in small amts to serve with turkey or chicken.  I prefer dark meat turkey so only buy the thighs and they are put in freezer with all the spices on them and froze in 1 thigh pkgs but they make two dinners.  When my market has organic turkey (or chicken) thighs I will buy as many pkgs as they will sell me since so many people like dark meat turkey.  They limit me to 4 usually.  I love this site....learn something every single day.  I love reading recipes as much as I love a good book.
Yesterday I put 2# of 95% frozen hamberger in crock pot.  I added 1 lrg chopped onion and 2 cups celery.  When done I added 1 can each of rotel hot chopped tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato soup, Mexican style chopped tomatoes and 2 cans of drained kidney beans, 1 cup of hot salsa, red pepper flakes, p&s, celery salt, garlic pwd and let it cook more.  I cooked a box of macaroni.  Put it in lrg roaster, stirred in meat mixture and baked covered in 350 oven.  When cooled I put it into 1 and 2 cup freezer containers.  It is now in freezer.  16 meals.  I also have chicken fetticini, beef veg soup, hash in the freezer.  I am one of those cooks who when I make something I want to be sure my time is used well.  Cooking or baking for the freezer is my way to go since I live alone and I would rather read a book than cook.
Computer Store / Re: Tablets, Pads, Smart Phones
April 27, 2016, 05:55:46 pm
Android and tablet question.  I get free Wi-Fi where I live.  It is secured.  The Android has Verizon as does the tablet.  I use the free.  I am pay as you go on Verizon.  I am considering paying for wifi.  What would be the best way to go?  I have found $40 is price Verizon charges.  Are there any other options?  I do not have a land line phone.
MaryC, I have made this for years but I add 1 box of pasthio instant pudding to the ambrosia salad.  Another variation is crushed pretzels right before serving.
My mom's is roast beef  cooked, raw potatoes and raw onions.  I don't have a meat grinder so use my Cuisnart to chop or grind the meat, raw potatoes and raw onions.  The potatoes have a lot of water in them so I squeez out excess water.  Once everything is chopped it is all stirred together and then cooked. I have baked it and fryed it.  I use unsalted butter, lots of it to dot the baked or fried hash.  Once cooked and edges crispy I freeze in 1 cup amts which is two meals for me.  I am a big user of pepper and very sparing with salt.  Since store bought meat has water added, salt is already there so with taste test after hash is completely cooked I may add salt.  There is so much natural salt in potatoes and onions salt additional salt is rarely needed. Approx 1/4 C butter. 
I accidentally made the most incredible beef soup last week in crock.pot.  I make awesome soups and this accidental soup was incredible.  I had some shank and skirt steak in the freezer.  I wanted to cookn it so I could make hash.  I put the bite size pieces in crock pot, coved it with a can of stewed tomatoes and can of Ro Tel Hot diced tomatoes with habaneros.  I set it in high, when beef was tender I removed it from pot.  There was a lot of juice in pot.  I added a qt of low salt beef stock, a pkg of dry Knorr veg soup and one half cup of barley.  It cooked till barley was done.  I DID NOT add one other thing to the soup, not even beef pieces.  The Knorr soup did its job.  The veggies came to life, the soup was incredible.  I froze 3 small containers.  The soup is thick and tasty.  The beef became beef hash.  I chopped the beef  in my cuisinart, added 4 chopped up potatoes and 1 chopped up red onion, no salt but added pepper.  I pan seared and steamed it with lots of unsalted butter till crisp on the bottom. I put 5 small containers in freezer.  My mom would have been so proud of my hash since I made it like her's.  The chopped potatoes had a lot of juice so I hand squeezed it out.
Leisure Activities / Re: RIP Merle Haggard
April 13, 2016, 06:03:00 pm
I was fortunate to see him in concert.  Sat in 3rd row.  He put on an amazing concert.  His music lives on, thanks always for the memories.  He always honored those who served and always included songs in his concerts relating to honor and patriotism.