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Our Country Sunporch / Happy Saturday on the Sunporch
« Last post by carol on March 04, 2017, 06:29:59 AM »
Good morning everyone. Today is Saturday and I'm looking forward to five days off. Moved all my work to two days so I have a lot of time to work on my quilt top that I am trying to get finished to take to the quilter. I started this quilt in 2010 so friends, it's time. Two of my quilting sisters have been dragging me to a Wednesday group every week and things are getting done.

How is everyone doing? I miss you all and hope you're all doing great. I really need to get here more.

 Strange weather we've all been having. I hope none of you have been caught up in it. We had a few tonados a few weeks ago and two days without power. Luckily my house was undamaged but some were not so lucky. So many large trees downed, the county is still clearing debris from the roads everyday.

Have a great day everyone. I'm sewing and cooking today. I hope you all get to do something you enjoy today.
AWE  :smileyflag:

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Our Country Sunporch / Re: February 10th on the Sunporch
« Last post by Elle Mae on February 10, 2017, 01:44:27 PM »
Thank you for putting on the coffee pot L2Q  :1-best: !!!   :icon_hug:  It's good to see you!!  You're going to be one busy lady putting up that half beef, but it surely will be comforting to know you have it in the pantry.

Speaking of yucky weather.......we had SIX inches of new snow the night before last!!  Now I realize that compared to a lot of the areas we did well, but that was surely a wakeup call (literally) when we got up the next morning to all the whiteness!!  Fortunately for us, the backup battery on our whole house generator decided to need replaced TWO days prior to the snow hitting, so the repair man got it replaced just in time and as luck would have it we didn't have occasion to need it........ :whisper: but we all know what would have happened if it hadn't been replaced. 

I just got home from the doctor (and I've heard rumors that some folks actually go other places than the doctor, but not me) about 20 minutes ago.  Today I was at the nephrologist, sent there by my primary care physician who didn't like the looks of some of the blood tests from my wellness check up.  Turns out I have a golf ball sized (his words not mine) fluid filled cyst on each kidney.  Aren't I just the lucky one???  So he is sending me to have more and different blood work done and a CT scan of my kidneys to see if anything else is going on.  He said if everything came back ok that he  would just need to keep checking my kidneys, but that nothing else would need to be done.  I asked him about draining the cysts and he said no....unless the cysts started to grow or change otherwise.  So I guess I AM the lucky one.   :1-giggle:

I hope everything is going well for everyone else!!!  Love you all!!!  Stay safe and stay warm   :grouphugg:
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Our Country Sunporch / February 10th on the Sunporch
« Last post by luvs2quilt on February 10, 2017, 09:57:28 AM »
 :GMSmiley1: OCH!  Hope you are all surviving the unpredictable weather we're experiencing around the country. 

There's   :teacup:  :8-coffee: and hot chocolate to go with  :8-cinbuns: and banana muffins.

We just got our annual half a beef so I'll be spending the weekend canning up the rest of the ground beef and a couple of roasts that we have left from last year.  If I have time and my canning jar order arrives on time, I'll do a canner load of chicken too.

Stay warm and dry everyone and have a great weekend.

L2Q
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Soil Preparation & Seed Starting / Re: I started some seed in the house
« Last post by chloe on January 26, 2017, 02:02:16 PM »
Well it has been a couple of weeks --

the Tomatoes are coming up very well and the spaghetti squash is starting to sprout as well.

Seems as thought the hydrogen peroxide in a bottle of water is working good.

I am getting so excited to get more new heirloom seeds to start
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As we are still eating out of our storage instead of continuing to list everything we eat each day I thought I would just list some of the way we do use some of the foods.

We still have thing in the freezer,  also canned and dehydrated as well to pull from.

Here are some of the list of meal we will be eating to name a few---
we may use from each of the different ways the are preserved or maybe all the meal
is from one group
 
Vegetable soup with or without meat

Green bean casserole

Shepherds pie

Chili

Italian chicken

Mexican chicken

Chicken wraps

Spaghetti

Spaghetti rice


Breakfasts--  with or with out eggs or home made bread.


Wheat flakes

Oat meal

Rice

Sweets like  Dried apple pie


This is just the top of the iceberg so to speak. but it is a example of using the food out of the storage.

Any questions are welcome.  :)
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Jan 19 and 20

lunch

Dh came home around lunch time so I make him 2 grill cheese sandwiches and of course he ate a muffin. (he does have a sweet tooth)
I had Chicken and leftover veggie soup

Dinner
I fix some salsa chicken in the pressure cooker. Salsa was home canned
DH had corn on the cob with his and I had kale. It was pre cooked from the freezer. I did share it with my fur babies.  :)
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Our Indoor Kitchen - Delicious, Healthy & Frugal Foods / Re: English Muffins
« Last post by chloe on January 20, 2017, 06:10:50 PM »
I made some more English Muffins today they turned out so much better I used basically the same recipe just tweaked it a little. I also made the full recipe too.
It made 18 muffins.

Which I think I will freeze all but about 6.
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Our Country Sunporch / January the 20th Inauguration Day
« Last post by chloe on January 20, 2017, 02:36:42 PM »
Good Day Everyone.   :smileyflag:

Watching a new era in our history.

As I have been watching the inauguration which is a privilege of be in this Great Country

"Awesome"

No matter who you voted for we are all Americans coming together as we are one Nation.

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Soil Preparation & Seed Starting / Re: I started some seed in the house
« Last post by chloe on January 18, 2017, 01:03:11 PM »
So far of the old seeds in the cups I have one tomato plant come up  :gspring1:
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Jan 17th

Lunch
I enjoyed a Chocolate protein power and yogurt shake
DH had ham sandwiches for lunch and a fruit muffin

Dinner
Dh had the rest of the BBQ deer w/pork'n'beans and a piece of cheese toast.
I had chicken vegetable soup

I had 1/2 grapefruit for snack
Dh had the other half
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