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February 13, 2011
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I go through patches like that. The best thing to do is keep the cupboard and frig stocked and tell them tonight is everyman for him or herself!  I've been leaning towards anything easy to clean-up, since that is my least favorite part.I wish I could loan you my daughter-in-law. When she comes to visit, she cooks, she bakes, she cleans. OMG, what a joy! The next best thing is to go off for a few days and just eat out. Pretty soon, you realize, hey! I can do better than this! We've all felt like you, Mary. Don't despair. Spring is on its way…shimmy

February 13, 2011
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Oh what a DIL!!!   That gives you a tiny break, which is just what I need, you are so right.   (((hugs)))) to you Helen!  I have been trying to go the way of easy easy, casseroles or crock pot meals…  I just can't even think of that anymore.  Spring will help with more grilled foods.   fork

February 14, 2011
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MaryB – take thyself to Farm Bell! OUR same-old, same-old may not be yours and vice-versa. Lots of good ideas over there!

 

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February 14, 2011
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Dede, I started out there wayyyy  before I signed on.   I looked last nite and I'll be over there today too, I'm sure.  I hadnt made a menu for this week, so I have to come up with some ideas!   It's going to be nice this week so maybe I'll go the way of grilling.   sun

February 14, 2011
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Mary B I so agree with you.  Nearly 50 years of tryng to come up with new things makes one want to tear out the hair!  One of my DILs is a great Mexican cook and after spending a week with her at Christmas came home with some new/old things.  Green chili pork stew, posole (fantastic chicken soup), etc.  However, (isn't there always one?), DH is starting to speak Spanish!  Keep looking n FB  there are so many great dishes. 

 

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February 14, 2011
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Yep, you know how it feels, Euni!  Thanks for understanding.  What you got was a 'food lift'!  That's what I need, a food lift.  Yep yep… I'll keep looking!   fork

February 14, 2011
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Mary I'm right there with you too! I go through “spells” where just the thought of cooking dinner makes me crazy! The part I hate the most, is just figuring out what to make.

I have found that trying new recipes gets me back into the groove. I am a compulsive recipe hoarder LOL and seem to always have an endless supply of new recipes to try. Even though my hubby is not  ever helpful in the what to fix for dinner challenge, he actually likes trying new stuff….. I have learned though just to fix it, if I ask him if he would like to try this or that he is likely to hesitate at the thought of something new. But if I just fix it, he will enthusiastically try it!

My favorite new recipe is Chicken with Olives… I wasn't sure about it but was tempted anyway. It's AWESOME and he loved it….and has requested it several times.

February 14, 2011
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Hershiesgirl you are so right!  If I ask then the new ideas get shot down immediately, so I have to sneak things up on them.  lol   I have one won't eat chicken, so I try to make chicken when he is away, then another won't eat mexican, so on and on it goes..   I love recipes and cooking normally so I have sites I go to, books I read, and recipes I hord too, lol, but I'm just washed up…  I'm out of ideas.   I think I need a vacation…  haha,  a real one where there are no meals to prepare for or clean up after.. haha in my dreams.   haha

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hershiesgirl 
 Where did you find that chicken and olives receipe?

Sounds like that might be good, I'm like all of you, I'm running out of ideas for supper, I want something that's tasty, quick, and not to messy for clean up–does that make me lazy?surprised

February 14, 2011
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No!  It means we need a break!  lol

February 14, 2011
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I thought it was time to post a reminder of why we grow things. This may be one of the best I have ever done.

February 14, 2011
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Ross that is beautiful! I have a nice camera that my MIL gave me for Christmas that I love I just always forget to bring it with me!!

"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living.  The world owes you nothing.  It was here first."  ~Mark Twain

February 14, 2011
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Beautiful picture

I see so many beautiful pics on blogs that its making me want a decent camera

Thanks for sharing

February 14, 2011
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It doesn't require an expensive camera. All of my posted pictures are taken with a Fujifilm z33 camera that I bought at Best Buy for about a hundred dollars.

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Zinnia's right?   I love zinnias..   I bought some Dialhs so I hope they do well too.  Not sure I have the right sun for them.   I think they say they want full sun and I have noon on sun, so I hope they will do well.

February 14, 2011
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Ross said:

It doesn't require an expensive camera. All of my posted pictures are taken with a Fujifilm z33 camera that I bought at Best Buy for about a hundred dollars.


Ross Do you have to do a lot of adjusments and settings with this camera?

I bought one that just drove me nuts trying to get it to work :( It was over 150.00

February 14, 2011
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It has a large built in menu but you can set it on automatic and click away,

February 14, 2011
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Ross, your picture is beautiful.  Is there anything you can't do?  You seem to have all the bases covered.  Your breakfast rolls looked good enough to eat right off the monitor screen!

 

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Change of subject but giving credit where it is due. In early January I ordered a meat grinder from Cabelas and it came in reasonable time. It looked just like all of the meat grinders I have seen of the hand cranked variety. I made about five pounds of sausage and discovered a defect that rendered it useless. I called customer service and told them of the problem and they agreed to exchange it for another unit and to pay the shipping both ways. Today I received the replacement and it seems to be in perfect order.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Home-Cabin/Food-Processing/Food-Grinders%7C/pc/104798880/c/104723280/sc/104364180/Cabelas-Meat-Grinders/716083.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fhome-cabin-food-processing-food-grinders%2F_%2FN-1101293%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_104364180%3FWTz_l%3DSBC%253Bcat104798880%253Bcat104723280&WTz_l=SBC%3Bcat104798880%3Bcat104723280%3Bcat104364180

February 14, 2011
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Thats great that Cabelas does its customers so fairly.Hopefully you dont have any problems with the new one.

Thanks for the info on the camera also

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