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SEPTEMBER, 2018 ~ What's for dinner / supper???

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UNCLE JIMMY

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cookingirl wrote:Is anyone on line.. or is there no posting because of Florence??  I am concerned about people when I do not see any posts for a couple of days....

Hope everyone is well.. even though I do not post, I still feel as if this is my 'family'...

everyone be safe...

on my way to the local central fire department to donate a huge bag of clothes to the poor people up in Lawrence, who had to endure the gas explosions, fires, and evacuations...

If they stopped taking donations, I am going up to the Salvation Army..

Having renovations to my apartment on Monday, so my place is a huge mess..

Not my doing, but of management... sigh... cleaning out the kitchen--completely bare, as is the 2 bathroom vanities, dining room table moved, everything else covered in plastic drop cloths with blue tape, hold them to walls...

I am the queen of the blue tape!!

only hope I can stay here for the night.. It will take at least 2 weeks for everything to be done.. the worst is the cabinets.. then the appliances, then the plumber, then the electrician, then the painters...

It better be done before October 1.... that is when I am having dental surgery!!

I have been slowly moving things into the spare room for a month.. I am sick of it...

I have to be out of the house by 7 AM!!!!!!!!! and not back until 2pm.... OMG....

So glad my friend is giving me a key to her apartment, so I can crash there, during the day, and sleep on her sofa bed, if needed.. sigh..

What we were told would be a 6 day full reno; has turned into a weeks long reno.... wrong people in charge... just about useless...

If I had known, I would not have agreed to it.... but.. My rent went up incredibly, and I feel that if I do nt volunteer now, when the weather is fairly good, then I will be mandated to have it done during the winter.... contracts are never open ended... and this management Stinks... I do not trust them at all...

I am hoping to move next year, but where, I do not know... I cannot afford this place any longer...
however, due to the building boom around here, and the casinos opening.. all the rents have gone sky high.. I do not  know how they expect people to live...

I can just see myself, living out of my car... sigh.. or in a run down, rat, roach infested slum apartment.... sigh

ok-- break is over...
gotta jump in shower...

Great that you are getting the Appt. remodeled.
Too bad it takes so long. So disruptive.

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I couldn't believe the gas line leaks and fires in Lawrence, MA
A lot of those old pipes in old cities all over.
Those poor people. We are praying for them, and for the Hurricane victims.

UNCLE JIMMY

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NormM wrote:I am here. In Kansas City. Florence isn't. One of the reasons I left Junction City was because city management allowed a building boom and gave tax cuts.  The Army said they were moving in thousands of new soldiers, and that meant more people who were family and support.  Then after hundreds of houses were built and whole new neighborhoods created, nothing happened. The taxes went up and I didn't like where things were going.  Of course Charlie and Cassie wanting to move and being there willing to help move made a difference too. I was glad to be back in my home town.  When we moved, the area was just about to come out of a real estate bust and prices were only about to start recovering. The house I bought cost 140K. Now 6 years later, it is estimated around 240K and taxes have gone up again. My mortgage payment is up over 70$ a month.  I am wondering if I can afford to stay in this neighborhood much longer.  

I remember you saying that you were in or near the Strawberry Hill
section of town....

Niagara Visitor


I am here in sunny Niagara, Ontario.  Florence definitely is leaving us alone.  We don't get such severe weather here.  Stay safe, everyone........................ I'm going to meet my sister for what we call "coffee"....................... Yes, we drink that, but we generally order a couple of appetizers and nibble, nibble............ it's more fun than a regular meal.  Meeting at a local smallish hotel on the shore of Lake Ontario.  We are on the south side of the lake, and from the place we like to go, we can see the skyline of Toronto, watch the ships on the lake as they either head into the Welland Canal on the way to places like Chicago, or exiting the canal on their way East toward the Atlantic.  

I think some supersize grilled shrimp are waiting for me! A fun, relaxing Sunday afternoon.

UNCLE JIMMY

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Niagara Visitor wrote:I am here in sunny Niagara, Ontario.  Florence definitely is leaving us alone.  We don't get such severe weather here.  Stay safe, everyone........................ I'm going to meet my sister for what we call "coffee"....................... Yes, we drink that, but we generally order a couple of appetizers and nibble, nibble............ it's more fun than a regular meal.  Meeting at a local smallish hotel on the shore of Lake Ontario.  We are on the south side of the lake, and from the place we like to go, we can see the skyline of Toronto, watch the ships on the lake as they either head into the Welland Canal on the way to places like Chicago, or exiting the canal on their way East toward the Atlantic.  

I think some supersize grilled shrimp are waiting for me! A fun, relaxing Sunday afternoon.

Same here.... in saying, "Come on over for coffee!"....usually means, platters with pepperoni and cheeses and crackers. Oh! sweets will follow too! hahahaha

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It wasn't grilled shrimp, but baked Brie which ended up calling to both of us!  YUMMMY! With crusty bread.

UNCLE JIMMY

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Something light later. Sipping on a coke to settle my stomach right now.

Maybe a toasted Thomas' Bagel with cream cheese.

Tina was at a birthday party, so she already ate.

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Leftover pork roast and sauerkraut is in the oven, re-heating.  Think I'll throw in a couple of potatoes too!  It smells great here.

Bugster2

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:Something light later. Sipping on a coke to settle my stomach right now.

Maybe a toasted Thomas' Bagel with cream cheese.

Tina was at a birthday party, so she already ate.

Hope your stomach is better today Jimmy.

UNCLE JIMMY

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Bugster2 wrote:
UNCLE JIMMY wrote:Something light later. Sipping on a coke to settle my stomach right now.

Maybe a toasted Thomas' Bagel with cream cheese.

Tina was at a birthday party, so she already ate.

Hope your stomach is better today Jimmy.

Thanks Debbie. Stomach WAS better today, until I had roasted chicken wings. hahaha

UNCLE JIMMY

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Just watching the news, and they said Tomorrow is National Cheeseburger Day!

Ummmm.....I can go for one.

NormM

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I had sort of planned to make something different but didn't read the recipe all the way through until about an hour before dinner time and it needed up to 4 hours in the refrigerator so I used a couple steaks I got on sale Sunday and made fries to go with it.

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UNCLE JIMMY

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Tina wanted spaghetti with meat sauce, and I had a cheeseburger on seeded rye lightly toasted.

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I made a great salad of lettuce, tomato, peppers, avocado, parsley, feta.  Plus something new for me, I saw a segment on the Today show yesterday where they made twice baked sweet potatoes.  I had one in the pantry, made it and it was great.  Bacon in it.  Yumm!

Bugster2

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I love twice baked potatoes. I never thought of twice baked sweet potatoes. Are you using the red fleshed spuds (yams) or the white spuds?

UNCLE JIMMY

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I actually love the sweet potatoes in the can; such as Bruce's or Precilla brand.The fresh ones are stringy in my opinion.

UNCLE JIMMY

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Today was a Punch in the Face.
Poor Tina, she is not feeling well, and gets dizzy with her new found Vertigo, and she went to close the freezer bottom door, and stuff spilled over the top, and in back of the drawer; preventing closing the drawer.
Here I am, yelling out s o b ..... s o b .... here she is on her knees with the easy reach and a flashlight trying to fish out the stuff that was back there.
I am of no help; cannot kneel, and cannot reach. Luckily she unclogged the jam.

I swore, N O T  to  open that freezer until the top and bottom drawers are lowered.With Product.

Supper will be Frozen Stouffer's salisbury steak meal T bought frozen on sale for $1.00.
She likes the meatloaf. Nice and soft and finely ground for her to digest.

UNCLE JIMMY

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Oh good. Able to finally get the site....
It was out all day yesterday.

No clue for supper today???

Bugster2

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I just saw where Instant Pot is now making a blender that cooks. For the life of me I can't figure out what you would use it for. I guess baby food, some soups. What else would you cook in a blender? The Europeans and Canadians have got this one kitchen appliance that seems to do it all: cooks, blends, mixes, kneads and more. Pricey - over $1000 but when you have a closet sized kitchen it would be well worth the investment. I wish I could remember what it was called. Niagra??? Do you lnow?

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Bugster2 wrote:I just saw where Instant Pot is now making a blender that cooks. For the life of me I can't figure out what you would use it for. I guess baby food, some soups. What else would you cook in a blender? The Europeans and Canadians have got this one kitchen appliance that seems to do it all: cooks, blends, mixes, kneads and more. Pricey - over $1000 but when you have a closet sized kitchen it would be well worth the investment. I wish I could remember what it was called. Niagra??? Do you lnow?

Sorry, I haven't seen an appliance like that in either Canada or Germany.  I am not a gadget person................. that is gadgets that cook.  I don't have a blender, an instapot, no grilling machine, no toaster oven, electric frying pan,  etc., etc., the only reason I have a slow cooker is because someone gave it to me. I use that maybe twice a year.   

I have an oven and a microwave for cooking.  That's it. I really appreciate good quality pots and pans, and anything that I work with, good knives etc.  I've never had a complete set of pots and pans, I have what I have found are good for what I do. The dishes that I use are mostly from either a thrift shop or The Dollar store. Have never had what one would call "good dishes" but lots of good food on cheap ones!  So far, no one has complained.  

I was watching MasterChef last night, and I think I have two pots that they were using on the show.  THey were called Magnalite professional.  I have one that is a Dutch oven size, and the other a very large roaster. I'm getting too old to be lifting that big roaster sucker out of the oven with a roast (or a rabbit) in it!....

As to what's cooking today?  Not cooking, but organizing.  We're having a pizza party tonight in my building I volunteered to make up a couple of platters of veggies and dip for 40 people. Pizza is delivery.  It makes me remember all the times we had a lot of people for a fishfry/barbecue on the farm.

bethk

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Sorry I've been so lax in participating in the forum. We've been working to prep the house, garage and yard to pass on to the new owner. We finally had a chance to meet the young lady who is buying our house. She came with her realtor and parents for the final "walk through" Tuesday evening. They were here 2-1/2 hours. I think we showed them everything about the house and yard. Everything I offered to leave, the couch, chair, bed, assorted stuff Robin was leaving......she said she'd keep or decide later to donate it. PHEW! What a relief! Just waiting for Ben and Robin to take the last of their stuff this weekend, then load up the trash and we can feel good about leaving.

On a sad note, our beautiful, sweet Huckleberry passed away this morning. He had been going down hill for the last week and just got worse suddenly Monday. Robin took him to the vet and he was diagnosed with Addison's Disease, affecting his system and he basically just shutdown. Robin was going to take him to have him put down today but he just gave up in the middle of the night. He wasn't in obvious pain but his eyes were so sad that he couldn't move. So we're all sad but glad he's not suffering.

I'm going back to Andrea's on next Friday for a few days and will fly home on Wednesday . I'll hopefully be back to normal by the 4th or 5 th of October. See you then

UNCLE JIMMY

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Great news Beth....Glad it all went good for both the buyer, and the seller.

Sorry for the loss of the pet.




Today was pillsbury blue tube pizza crust doctored with our frozen pizza sauce.
We both took stomach medicine like Zantac and tums before eating.
It was good.

DD was here after work, baking chocolate chip cookies. Tina elected her to bake for the church fundraiser sunday....

Bugster2

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So sad Beth! Was Huckleberry a dog? Addison's disease is treatable in humans, I wonder if they could have put your pet on steroids? That is what they usually (or at least they used to) treat it with. JFK had it and he got osteoporosis from the steroids. The adrenal glands quit working.

Bugster2

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Niagra, it is called a Thermomix! A German invention. German's always make the best things.

https://qz.com/967628/thermomix-vorwerks-1450-kitchen-appliance-is-coming-to-the-us/

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Bugster2 wrote:Niagra, it is called a Thermomix! A German invention. German's always make the best things.

https://qz.com/967628/thermomix-vorwerks-1450-kitchen-appliance-is-coming-to-the-us/
I took a very quick look at the info.................. It was introduced in Germany in 2014............ that's the last time I was there, and it was just to sign some papers to settle my late mother-in-law's estate.  No shopping or cooking involved.  I can't see myself getting one of those machines. I enjoy the process of cooking too much to give it to one machine.  Smile

Bugster2

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Think how great it would be to have one if you had one of those tiny Paris apartments with a kitchen the size of a closet. I need appliances or else I wouldn't cook. Right now I am proofing pizza dough. It takes 15 minutes of kneading. I couldn't do that so I use my KA. I have an immersion blender for pureeing soups and sauces. Nothing works as good. I sure as heck couldn't do it by hand. I have a salad shooter and a KA grater attachment for my mixer that I use for grating cheese. Too exhausting to grate by hand, especially really hard cheeses. Besides, I am tired of grating a knuckle into my mozzarella. Pre-grated cheeses contain things so the cheese doesn't stick. It affects the way it melts, so I grate my own. I also grind my own chuck - no mystery meat for me. So, I need appliances to do what I need to do.

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