September Chats

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    September Chats

    Good Sunday morning. Seeing as we're up to 9, probably 10 pages now, I thought I'd take a little liberty and start our "September Chats" a day or two early. 

    Having company for lunch today and have been prepping veggies and making dessert, and need to sit and take a little breather. Our plans were to go to Rockport, and by the look of the sky right now, we just may make it.  Trying out 3 new recipes, it seems cool enough to have the oven on.  Found a simple orange dessert (my son loves orange flavor), and have been dying to try out a recipe for "chicken pockets" I got from a library cookbook.  Will start putting that together as soon as I rest here a bit.  The other is a brown rice I'm sort of concocting myself tho I'm sure it's been thrown together before - sautéed onion and celery, brown rice cooked in apple juice and the juice from the mandarins used in the dessert, and some chopped apple thrown in at the last.  Sounds good, I hope it has enough flavor.  Haven't made up my mind yet on the veggie, either mixed vegs or spinach.  If I had enough burners, something I wish lots of times I had more of, I'd do both.

    Oops, they're here very early - - - - - have a nice day.
     
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    Hello TT and All...Your dinner sounds great...I think I will do a variation of your rice dish to go along with our sirloin tips today. Honey is staining the trim work for the bathroom, It really looks beautiful and quite functional.

    On another note...Our blue morning glories are starting to bloom see...
     
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    How beautiful your morning glories are, Icer.  We did get down to Rockport (along with a trillion other people!) and there were loads of morning glory vines by the different shops, but none as beautiful a blue as yours.

    What a perfect day down there - a breeze and so comfortable walking around.  Everyone had the same idea I guess.  In one of the last shops, G.T. got some really old Christmas ornaments for a song, and by the door I saw a bear paper doll book, mama, papa, little girl and little boy bears.  I've been looking for some paper dolls to cut out to play with my 5 year old granddaughter.  This is a book like the old books I had as a kid - loads of outfits complete with hats, pocketbooks, and shoes, for each bear.  Hope she'll enjoy them as much as I will. Funny, when I got home there was a message from her wanting to come over - but it was much earlier in the afternoon.  I've still got lunch dishes to take care of, and will not return the call today.  Also had a message from G.T.'s old school friend who said she had driven by but didn't stop because she saw I had company!  Wait until I call her tonight and tell her "Silly girl - the "company" was G.T.!"

    Everything was a hit at lunch, and I sent the remains, enough for another meal for both of them, along with them when they left.  Also sent home a good amount of the remains of the lasagna I was craving and had made last night.

    Well, those dishes are waiting and there's no one here but me to empty the clean dishes out of the dishwasher, load these in, and do up by hand those I don't put in.  Good to hear from you.

    A P.S. on the rice recipe, Icer, I also threw in some golden raisins, they gave a nice little extra touch.  Made a big container or cole slaw too, since they are fans of that.
     
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    icer, those are prize winning morning glories!  Thanks for posting. :)
     
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    [QUOTE]icer, those are prize winning morning glories!  Thanks for posting. :)
    Posted by kargiver[/QUOTE]

    No problem...I am learning new things everyday....Thanks for the compliment"}
     
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    Hi Everybody -

    I am very busy at work this week with move-ins and lease signings, etc...  I will check in later in the week.  Take care!

    mothermitzi
     
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    Brrrr - it's a cool Fall morning here, slipped into my nice flannel robe.  Got up during the night and pulled out an afghan to add on top of my covers.

    Forgot this is the busy time for you, mothermitzi, what with college kids moving back in apts.  When I used to be in and out of Boston I was more aware of it.  Not sure what day the kids go back to school here, my grandson who goes to a Catholic school in another city, starts back tomorrow.  Typical of a now 9 year old, he's not looking forward to losing the freedom of lazy summer days.

    Glad the dentist was able to squeeze me in today, I was up during the night with pain, so altho I dread work on that tooth, I'm sure I'd be in big trouble by the week-end - may already be.

    Enjoy this day that's supposed to go up into the 70's.  I look forward to getting back home!



     
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    How does one catch a cold when the temperatures are in the 100's?  Well I did, and I rarely ever have a cold.
    That's it, I'm going back to bed.
     
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    Poor Ken.  Hope you feel better.  It's a virus that was floating around in the air or on something you touched.
     
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    I am going to attempt a picture of the floor honey made...If I can do this..I will post our beer chicken with pictures ...cause you gotta see this to believe it
     
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    What a beautiful floor, Icer!  That's absolutely gorgeous!  And you are getting to be an expert with posting these pics.

    I'd love to see the "beer chicken".  Have you actually cooked it that way?  Is there a difference in flavor?
     
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    [QUOTE]What a beautiful floor, Icer!  That's absolutely gorgeous!  And you are getting to be an expert with posting these pics. I'd love to see the "beer chicken".  Have you actually cooked it that way?  Is there a different in flavor?
    Posted by toytrumpet[/QUOTE]

    Yes I have cooked the chicken this way. These days, old Icer has become quite the economist. Local store had whole chickens for 1.29 per pound and I had a coupon. I got two...I was gonna cook one up tomorow, but I thought I could post pictures as I do it. Should be fun. I will start a new thread.

    BTW..This chicken was so moist and tender I am drooling just thinking about it
     
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    Good morning ladies:
    THe cold is better,,,,,,somewhat. I go to the Dr. this morning, but not because of the cold. This appointment I got long time ago, my annual check up and renew my prescriptions. 
     
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    Hope you get a good report at the Doctor's, Ken.  I and he, were pleasantly surprised at mine last week, hope you are too.
     
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    Good morning everyone!
    Boy is it cold this morning. If it keeps this way, it will not be long before we need to start our heat.
    Anyway, the suspense is over. Mr. Pingo took Monday off (except for a few hours in the morning), which is truly unheard of. He had made reservation for us at the new MGM in Foxwood and arranged for Champagne and roses in our room.
    We did have a great time. Played for a few hours at the casino, and had an amazing dinner at the restaurants called Craftsteak. Apparently they get their meat from small farms that grass feed their stock. Never tasted such flavorful and melt-in-your-mouth beef. Their butter they get from a small farm in France. It made me go back to the summers, I spent on a small farm as a child. I could go on and on. The service was just over and beyond. It was truly a wonderful experience.
    However, the slot machines "stunk" - I quickly lost my allotment I give myself when we go to the casinos. Fortunately Mr. P made up at the Blackjack tables. So all in all, we came home with a bit of a winning. Not much, but at least we didn't loose any.

    Now, this was our first time at MGM. And even though we had a great time, I think it will also be our last. MGM is mostly hotel rooms. The rooms are lovely. Brand new and modern. We stayed on the top floor and had an amazing view. But the casino is tiny. It had a lot of 1 cents and 5 cents slots. Not much worthwhile to play. Imagine you once in your life time hit the jackpot and you get ---$500.
    Also not many restaurants to select from. All in all 3. A steak house, an Italian and an Asian one. And they are all very expensive. They also have a food market with hotdogs, hamburgers and such. No real breakfast place. We had our breakfast at the Foodmarket - only place you can get more than coffee and a muffin. Eggs and toast is served - on plastic plates and with plastic utensils. We could truly have gotten a better breakfast down the road at McD - for a fraction of what we paid.
    They do have a walkway to Cedar and Pequot (sp?), so if we ever go again, we may just get a room at MGM and walk across the walkway to the other casinos.
    We are not gamblers by any means. But it is fun entertainment once in a while.
    - P



     
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    Thanks for the up-date Pingo..Sounds great..Happy belated anniversary to you and Mr.PKiss
     
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    Where's that "beer chicken", Icer?  I won't be home until late tonight.  Going over to watch the kids around 2 and will stay through the evening.  Will I see pictures when I get home and click on C.C.?  Your description of how moist it comes out, has my mouth watering already.  I'm in cleaning the "computer room" this morning, washing the floor, etc., so will be screen available for any pics you may want to post!
     
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    What a lovely suprise Pingo!  Your husband sounds like a sweetie!  Fall is in the air. I do admint, it's my favorite time of year.  I just love when the leaves turn.  Hope everyone is well - Ken, take care of that cold!
     
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    [QUOTE]Where's that "beer chicken", Icer?  I won't be home until late tonight.  Going over to watch the kids around 2 and will stay through the evening.  Will I see pictures when I get home and click on C.C.?  Your description of how moist it comes out, has my mouth watering already.  I'm in cleaning the "computer room" this morning, washing the floor, etc., so will be screen available for any pics you may want to post!
    Posted by toytrumpet[/QUOTE]

    I'll be starting it soon..TT yes it is today...I was going to do it and take pictures so you can have the recipe real time..So folks can get an idea of how log ect. I thought it might be a great Labor Day thing because its a little unusual...the way it looks and all..I could imagine it being quite the conversation starter

    The pictures slow down the thread though...I will be starting a new post,
     
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    Icer, looking at all the beautiful pictures you've recently posted, both of areas around your home and of the "beer chicken", I was thinking yesterday of when you and I first started posting to each other (how many years ago was that?) and you were apologizing for not knowing your way around the computer.  Your son was showing you the ropes and answering questions you had re forwarding emails.  -   Look at you now.
     
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    [QUOTE]Icer, looking at all the beautiful pictures you've recently posted, both of areas around your home and of the "beer chicken", I was thinking yesterday of when you and I first started posting to each other (how many years ago was that?) and you were apologizing for not knowing your way around the computer.  Your son was showing you the ropes and answering questions you had re forwarding emails.  -   Look at you now.
    Posted by toytrumpet[/QUOTE]
    You know my son and I were talking about that just this past week..It has been a few years sinse I was first drawn in by your poetry TT..Time sure did fly.

    I just came in from my morning walk. It is such a beautiful day. I just love it just like this..tough to get started on work though
     
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    Ran up to the Ann & Hope Curtain Shop today to look for kitchen valances.  What an assortment they have.  Bought a couple with the idea that I might have to bring them back, but when I got them home, they have the same exact colors as in my plaid chair cushions and also the wallpaper.  Love, love, love them.  They have a solid color and then a shorter print over that.  It looks so different after having that cottage lace hanging there SO many years.  Later in the Fall I may go with the blinds idea.

    The paper dolls I bought are mine, I guess.  Brought them over to my granddaughter yesterday and cut out the little girl bear and some of her clothes, but in a voice that was supposed to be the bears' she said, "My clothes don't fit too good"!  I told her  I would take the rest of the bear family and clothes home and cut them out and the next time she came over we could play dress up with them. "Do you want to do that?"  She looked at me for a couple of minutes and then just shook her head - no.  Not action enough for her, I guess.  I used to love to play paper dolls, and trace around them and color my own clothes for them.  But, that was many moons ago, and times change.

    Another beautiful day.  Hope you all had a chance to enjoy it.

     
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    Oh tt, I feel for you  - truly. I don' t have grand children yet (hoping), but I have watched my nieces and nephews children several times. What we and our children used to play with, does not count any longer. Everything now is made with bling, bling and loud noises - no imagination on their own. It is so truly sad.
    I am so sorry, your grand daughter did not like your paper dolls. Save them for some other time. Put them in treasure chest of yours. And then one day pick them up, "Look what I found. The paper dolls Grammy once used o play with". When they get older, I am sure it will get some more attention.


     
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    [QUOTE]Oh tt, I feel for you  - truly. I don' t have grand children yet (hoping), but I have watched my nieces and nephews children several times. What we and our children used to play with, does not count any longer. Everything now is made with bling, bling and loud noises - no imagination on their own. It is so truly sad. I am so sorry, your grand daughter did not like your paper dolls. Save them for some other time. Put them in treasure chest of yours. And then one day pick them up, "Look what I found. The paper dolls Grammy once used o play with". When they get older, I am sure it will get some more attention.
    Posted by pingo[/QUOTE]

    Not to worry, I'm enjoying cutting them out.  What elaborate costumes they each have.  I'll put them aside and then one day take them out when she's over here.
     
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    Anyone have any plans for the long week-end?  I don't have anything etched in stone, but usually something comes up to do one of the days.  If not, it's the kind of weather that inspires me to Fall clean, and take rests sitting out back reading.
     

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