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Good morning! May I?
As I was typing the heading for this post, I was struck by the thought of it being close to the end of Sept..and wondering where it went!
I hope you have good plans for this week, and I'll try to keep up with all your doings!
Off tonight to a board meeting then to bookclub...always fun!
Lots to do to help Steve settle his camping stuff away...so that'll be good....
I'll post the pumpkin recipe later- very easy and tasty...
Waving and sending hugs to you all!
Have a great day!
Here's the recipe:
Pumpkin Pie- low carb, of course!
I used a pie pan that was a bit too large, so it came out kind of flat...but tasty...especially with whipped cream on top!
PS...I looked at the list of Emmy winners- I don't watch any of the shows that won...huumm..
Gm M and To all that stops by.
Going to watch our granddaughters Tennis match Friday night . Then they are coming back here for a bite. I will give that recipe a shot. Just bought a new mini muffin pan. So that's what I'll use. Looking forward to it.
While your are packing away summer equiptment i'll be packing stripping our back porch. Funny we never sat down there once. Bring in the chairs chairs end tables and a long buffet table. It's a fairly long and its on wheels. Hate to see the glass crack. Its tempered but one never knows.
Spent most of yesterday stripping 2 more areas. The small hallway got done and my Laundry room. That really needed it as the back splash to the sink was badly stained . And the seams were starting to open up from water splashes. . I am really starting to feel like we have made some major improvements this year. Amazing how it doesn't take much to spiffy things up. Fresh paint, new hardware for the cabinets and a new facet set for a sink. I may add some curtains. Room looks really good. Plus I bleached all of the grout in the white tiled floor. And Miss Meadow got a new water bowl and place mat .
Both philadelphia team lost last night. The wild card for the Phillies is approaching Mission Impossible.
Linny, Your team may still have shot !
Wishing all a great week. Happy carbing!
Hello Margaret and Janie,
Only 65 today but going to be 78 tomorrow, Hope we can keep away the sickness that comes with such temp changes.
Margaret, Glad Steve is home safe and I can just see Fester getting excited, Mr. Pickles was so happy to see Jenna and Danny but it was a sad day for me.
He did really well in his new home and I must say who ever decorated the condo did a wonderful job on the colors.
Have fun at your book club tonight.
Janie, Glad you are pleased with your laundry room bet Meadow likes her new bowl.
My friend Betty loves the Chicago White sox, She even named her dog Sox. I didn't realize they were in the running. Hope all goes well with the packing and shipping.
I swtched cars with Jenna so she could use my SUV she still has some things to move, She has a Jetta and I feel like I am on the ground. She said she would trade me straight up because she loves my Kia. I told her no way I like sitting higher up.
Tomorrow I am going to her old apartment and do some final cleaning for her, She works so hard and yesterday she ran a 5K for breast cancer and then moving some more stuff she was sleeping before 9pm last night.
Hope everyone has a great week,
Hi everybody ~
You know, Margaret, I was wondering the same thing. Seems like it was just last weekend that it was Labor Day. Actually it seems like only a couple weeks ago & it was Memorial Day. Where did the summer go? I haven't put all of my camping things away yet either, but I've got one load of whites done & there's a load of light coloreds in the dryer. I'll put the other things away later. I'm trying to figure out where it's going to go. I now have 2 of everything in the fridge! Thanks for that pumpkin pie recipe. It sure sounds good & I may be making it this weekend. I love pumpkin pie. I'll make an apple crisp for Joe. I made it Saturday for dessert using Splenda brown sugar. It was delicious. Nope, didn't know any of those shows either, nor many of the actors.
Lots to do at this time of the year, isn't there, Janie? I want to get my front porch packed away this weekend too. I'll get the carpet vacuumed, rolled up & put away in the basement for the season. Yep, sounds like you're all spiffed up even down to Meadow's new dish. Bet she loves it! Sorry about the Phillies. I think the Yankees are still at the top of their division. My Buffalo Bills won again this week, but they are coming up again a tough New England team this weekend.
Ann, I'll take your temps any day over ours here. It was 39 when my radio went off this morning & has only been in the low 60's all day. Brrrrrrr I had people in my office today telling me about people they knew with colds. Oh boy. Gotta get out the hand sanitizer again. I'll bet you do miss Mr. Pickles. I got an e-mail from my aunt & she had to say goodbye to Hunter, her English Setter. She misses him so. I feel so bad for her. What a job all that moving is. How nice that you're able to go & help Jenna. Doing all that, I'm not surprised she was in bed before 9.
Well, the camper is all buttoned up for the season. I asked my sister sorta how come it's some much more fun to set up as opposed to close up . Lots of work, but it sure was worth it. It was such a great summer. Joe told me all he wanted for dinner tonight was a tomato & provolone sandwich, so I'll make that for him & I'm going to fix myself a cheeseburger & some fresh green beans. Quick & easy. I'd like to make that Baked Chicken Salad Casserole one day this week. Not sure what else yet. OK off to folding & putting things away. DWTS is on tonight & I am so looking forward to just sitting & relaxing. It was a bear of a morning... computers down, then no internet. Tech. coming tomorrow morning. Naturally, it's my turn to do the bulletin. Figures!
Hi Ann & Barb, Last little note before my puter is done for the day. Not much playtime as i was right behind Mr with the clean ups. Floor is all in. Paint the walls tomorrow and add an outlet for a new lamp for the table that's in that area and another little project off the list.
Ann, How nice to help out. Wasn't too long ago that you were ripping things apart as well. Just don't over do it. They are a nice car, guess she would want to change !
Barb, Can you repost that recipe. Carol or Linny had asked for it as well and I couldn't find it? Thanks sweeite.
You are right its alwasys more fun to open up. As it is associated with warm weather with cook outs and nice summer nights. We sure did not utilize our porch at all. As I did No entertaining at all this year. Well there is always next year.
Chicken chow mein for din din tonight! Love the take outs and we have a real nice place that delivers ! Don't do it too often but once in a while it's just a perk ! lol
B, I may consider that one for dinner Friday night. Was it in fact Rosie that shared it with us??
Have a Wonderful Evening !
Out the door for bookclub....but...
1 cup sliced celery 1/2 cup chopped onion 3 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 2 tablespoons lemon juice Salt and pepper 5 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped 2 cans water chestnuts, sliced 2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded Cook celery and onion in butter til tender crisp. Pour into a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Pour into greased 9 x 13-inch casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Per Serving: 640 Cal (81% from Fat, 16% from Protein, 3% from Carb); 26 g Protein; 58 g Tot Fat; 4 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 278 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 544 mg Sodium; 146 mg Cholesterol
See you in the AM...
Ladies,what are we doing to do ? The TOH is so very slow and things are not changing.
Thanks for the delicious recipe,Margaret. I had to do some paperwork this morning and write some bills and I don't know,where the time slipped away to. I have to do some serious cooking tomorrow.
Linny do you know the St.John the Baptist "Gildehaus" Church in Villa Ridge? It is one of the churches with the most amazing Octoberfest dinner. The way it is organized is unbelievable. We have not been at many church dinners. We also went to a very,very small church ,St.Joseph Catholic Church of Neier near Union. They also had a dinner in fall.
Waving all to you,Renate
Another chilly morning- we're in the 40s in the AM and we'll be in the 60s later- looks like this week's pattern, at least...
You all sound like you're being very productive with your seasonal house work, helping neighbors, planning food...so...yup...me too!
Fun bookclub last night- although several of us hadn't enjoyed the book...we do muddle through, though! The social part is the most fun!
Not a lot planned today- probably shopping for my senior- doing some bill paying, etc...
I do think it's time to be looking at my clothes for the change of season...maybe the shorts can be stowed away...or at least some of them!
Fester is looking to have his stroll...so I'll go and be back later!
Waving and smiling...have a great day!
OK, I have lost 2 long and chatty posts and now I am just irritated.
I really have to try that chicken salad. It sounds great.
I'm helping at a program at church after school today. Once a week they have an after school club for kids in the neighborhood. It's a really positive thing for kids who don't have too much positive going on for them. Last week over 30 kids showed up. We plan 3 stations of activities: time in the gym, arts and crafts, and music. Then we feed them dinner and send them home. Let me tell you, it's a tough crowd.
Hope everyone has a good day. If I lose THIS post, I will scream.
Gm Everyone, We caved in yesterday and truned the heat on for a few hours. It was darn right cold in here. Then it got very pleasant in towards lunch time.
I am so thrilled to have another little project completed. Making small but various head ways lately. Making up for last years Blank Card.
Our squirrel saga is over. Felt bad as poor Mom got caught in the outside cage. She must have had all of her food stored up in the attic as the baited peanut butter sat all weekend. Then one Mr opened up one of the blocked holes the stronger of the 2 babies flew right out. I thought the company would come right out and pick up the capture. But no that poor thing was caged up for hours pacing and squealing. Finaly I couldn't stand it . One of the babies hooke dup with her and they were Nose to nose. That did it. mr took Mom away a released her. I haven't seen the larger sibling yet but the little runt remains squatted outside of the opening afraid to move. I am hoping that once Mom calms down frm her capture she will return for the wee one. She seems very dedicated. And to hear them communicate is amazing.
We ll are very busy litttle beavers. Thanks M for the recipe I saw several but was not sure which one it was. Barb how did you eat this? Main meal or a Sandwich? It sounds like it would make a great dip! now that I think about it Alliea posted something very similr this past spring. I remember doing a Review on it. I served it as an appy. Two ways, Filled baked mini cups and as a hot spread for toasted bread. I bet the recipes are very similiar. M, Glad your book club went well. What were the unpopular books. I need to down load so new ones on my kindle. Thanks.
Connie, Great work.! good for you for volunteering your time to help others. I a sure it has it's own way of rewarding you back for doing it. And look it's Tuesday already. Like many others I too have lost many long posts.
It is irrating.
Renate , That sounds like fun. Our Phillies Baseball team also has an Octoberfest. Great Foods and brews! I can remember enjoying the great German food in one of Disneys parks. Spicy but delicious. Especially the sausages. Mmmm.
Wishing all a great day.
Janie- I hope the little squirrel family reunites - but not in your house!
Making the crock pot pizza tonight- but using the casserole suggestion and not the crockpot. What's not to like? Beef, sausage, cheese, pizza sauce, etc...yum!
Getting some work done- saw a great sign when we were on vacation:
Last week my house was clean. Sorry you missed it!
So, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Waving to Renate, Connie and Barb...back later!
I can't tell you what a crappy day I have had so far. I would like to do nothing more than eat my dinner, go to bed & pull the covers over my head until today goes away. Well, since that won't be happening. This morning noone could get on the internet, then noone could get into their computers, the copy machine was jamming about every 5th copy, the fax machine wouldn't work & I was talking with the secretary over in Scottsville & the phone went dead!!!! We needed an exorcism in the office. Of course it was my turn to do the bulletin for our 3 churches & get it transmitted by noon. Then it took me almost 20 mins. to get on here. I had better be able to post this, otherwise I'm going to get a bottle of Scotch & a straw!!!!!! Well, the IT people got us back into the computer, cable guy came & got us up & running on the internet, the copy machine guy got the machine so it wouldn't jam up every few minutes, the fax machine finally straightened itself out & the phone came back on & was working. You can't make this stuff up folks!!!!
Thanks for posting the chicken recipe, Margaret. Janie, you're going to need a vacation with all the work you two have been doing. I'll bet everything looks lovely. Gosh I haven't had chicken chow mein in years. It sure sounds good. Yes, the Baked Chicken Salad Casserole was a Rosie recipe. I just took out some chicken to thaw. I'm going to make it tomorrow & I'm making the whole recipe so we can have it again.
Renate, I don't know what's going on with this board either. It just doesn't seem to be getting any better. Sure is discouraging & it doesn't surprise me that there are a lot of people not coming here any more. Don't you love going to church dinners? I especially like our potluck ones. You get the best of the best. I think people should bring their recipes with them to hand out!
Margaret, it got to be 70 this afternoon, but it sure was chilly this morning. We're to be in the 60's too for the rest of the week. Yup, I'm into my fall/winter closet now so guess I better get the shorts & tank tops out & put the sweaters in the drawers. I will have to make a sign just like that one & will hang it in my kitchen. Actually the downstairs isn't bad, it's the upstairs and I won't let anybody up there!
Connie, I'm going to save this post after I'm done & if worst comes to worst, I'll send it to Margaret & she can send it around. I have a really bad feeling about it. I think you'll like that recipe. We love it. What a nice thing to have for those kids. What wonderful people you all are, to help out.
I wouldn't have blamed you, Janie. Much as I can't stand squirrels, I wouldn't have been able to stand that either. Hopefully you'll be able to get rid of them before you leave. We ate the salad as a main meal. It's a casserole, not a sandwich filling, but I bet it would be good as an appy or a spread as long as the chicken was cut up small. I like to shred mine. If you've never read Janet Evanovich's Stephany Plum books, do yourself a favor. The first one is "One For The Money". I guarantee, you'll be hooked. I'm on "Lean Mean Thirteen". Just got a message from Amazon & number nineteen is out.
I'm making Balsamic Parmesan Chicken tonight, having some leftover green beans & then I'm going to saute a puff ball that Joe got from somewhere. I haven't had it in years. Talk with you all tomorrow.
Hi every one.
Janie sent me this recipe.I don`t know if she already posted it here,but just in case-- :))
Twice-Baked Cheesy Spaghetti Squash
side dish ( I could make a meal)
Ingredients2 large spaghetti squash3 tbsp. margarine1/4 c. finely chopped red bell pepper1 c. sour cream1/3 c. half and half1 tbsp. flour1 tsp. chicken or vegetable flavor bouillon1 1/2 tsp. choppoed fresh marjoram1/4 tsp. coarse-ground black pepper2 cups shredded sharp cheddar 1/3 c. thinly sliced green onions1/2 c. seasoned bread crumbs 2 eggs, lightly beaten Directions1. preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat 13x9- inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. Cut squash in half lengthwise; scoop out and discard the seeds. Season inside the squash lightly with salt and pepper to taste. Place squash cut side down on foil-lined baking sheet. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven. Reduce oven heat to 375 degrees.
2. Meanwhile melt margarine in small skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper; cook and stir 1 minute or just til tender. Set aside. Blend sour scream , half-and-half, flour bouillon, marjoram and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in medium bowl. Stir in cheese and green onions; set aside.
3. Scoop inside of squash from shell into large bowl and break apart with two forks. Add sour cream mixture; toss lightly to mix. Stir in breadcrumbs and eggs; mix well. Spread squash mixtures in prepared baking dish. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden.
Serves 18 3x3 pieces
Yea, The Express arrived ! Great !
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