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Old 11-20-2012, 09:01 AM   #1276
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BONUS QOTD: What is your most HATED piece of exercise equipment at the gym?
I don't go to the gym... but if I did, it would probably be a treadmill. I run outside but I kind of have a fear of treadmills. While I'm about 40 lbs down from my initial weight, I still have a fear of people hearing the loud THUD of every step and I also have a fear that I would break it from being too heavy. Crazy right? But that's why I dread it.

On the opposite end of things, I have an elliptical in my house that I got at Dick's Sporting Goods a few February's ago for $300 It helped start my husband and I out on our journey, so it's well loved. It used to be more of a coat rack until we moved it into our living room. It's not pretty, but it helped us on our journey and my husband still uses it. If we put it in the spare room again, it wouldn't get used.. so we'll have to wait awhile to be on the cover of House Beautiful
I totally understand about exercise equipment in the house! When I bought my TM many, many years ago (probably at least 10!), I had the delivery men put it in the bedroom, not the basement. I KNEW that I would NEVER, EVER go down to the basement to use it. At least in the bedroom I am forced to see it EVERY SINGLE DAY! Sure, at times it sees more use and other times less use and it makes a great clothes rack! In fact, it had about an inch of dust on it last time I used it (because I had been running/walking outside most of the summer and fall), but I am SO GLAD that it is "in the way" every day! I can watch TV or Netflix, talk to the family, listen to the radio, etc. I have windows and sunshine, so in the winter I can pretend I'm outside!

I will be last in line after you for that "House Beautiful" cover shot!

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I kind of fell out of checking in over here what with our trip and the half marathon. I finished the challenge just above my maintain range. Maybe 3 weigh ins ago, I ended up several pounds up and haven't been able to shake them - like, nearly exactly the same each week since. I'm awesome at maintaining, I guess - but need to get back to the weight I want to maintain! It's only about 3 pounds, but (this sounds crazy) I can totally tell the difference. I've been exercising more but also eating more, so I'll need to watch calories a little better.

Great job to everyone who stuck with the challenge - whatever the outcome!
I can SO relate to the 3 pounds! I spent a good portion of the last few months anywhere from 3-5 pounds above my ideal weight and HATED IT! I know at 220 pounds I would have thought I was INSANE to stress about just a few pounds, but it's the truth. I am finally FIRMLY back at the mid-point of my maintenance range and feeling SO MUCH BETTER! (Just in time for holiday eating... )

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Thanks everyone...

The tenants lease is up the end of December. We're planning to be back in our house the 1st or 2nd week of January. It just depends on how things go. I want to get a flooring company in there before we move in and get floors put down. Its something I've wanted to do since we've owned the house. I just never did it.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. We'll be at Disney starting Sunday and will return home on Friday. My best friend flies in on the 1st and will be here a week. I'm ready for some relaxation away from all the craziness.
Enjoy your visit to Disney and your BF time! Relax and enjoy your last holiday season in FL!

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Okay the "sports" fashion show was a lot of fun. Saw some really cute styles that I would wear as regular clothes.

Unfortunately they did not have fluffy girl sizes so the only thing I came home with was a new sports bra. Got professionally measured and I was only off a little on size. Wearing a 40D and measured a DD. I have been wearing the new one and can say for regular life it is extremely comfortable. I will take it for a 10K run at the turkeytrot and see how well it works keeping the girls contained in the running life.

They had a couple of local celebs/news ladies and some of the ladies in the local sports arena model the fashions and then the guys from the running store modeled some of the mens fashions. It was pretty funny since it was a girls night out and the only men were the vendors. Of course the guys made it a kind of racy fashion show and they tossed out socks, hats and a few shirts so that was a definate plus. Came home with 2 extra pair of feeture socks that I did not have to pay for.

The whole thing sounds like so much fun!! And freebies....


I dislike the gym as a whole but I really detest the treadmill the most. For me it just seems too jerky and I can run much easier on a track or outside. If I do get on the treadmill I just walk fast. Give me a stability ball a couple of hand weights and my stairs at home and I am much happier.

I even perfer running oustide in the rain to the treadmill at the gym.
Is it the gym atmosphere or the equipment that you dislike??

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BONUS QOTD: What is your most HATED piece of exercise equipment at the gym?

The arm weights... I don't mind the eliptical, the treadmill, or the stair climber. And I don't mind doing weights with my legs either. But I hate weight training with my arms... That said, I do pretty good with the rowing machine though.


The rowing machine is KILLER! But I love that it strengthens my arms and shoulders and back! I've come to really appreciate sexy strong arms! And as an "old lady" the strong back is so important! Keep it up!

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I hate thanksgiving week at the grocery store... Turkeys...turkeys everywhere... That aside, it's actually been going fairly smoothly so far. At least it's better than last year when one older lady had a meltdown because her husband (who had the wallet) went to go check the price on something and was taking forever to get back, so when he did get back, she broke loose and used curse words I didn't know ladies her age knew... Never a boring moment at the store.

I had intended to try to go to the gym tonight, but after 7 hours of turkeys and my nose still dripping from my head cold, I came home with a headache so I decided to take it easy tonight.

Hope everybody's doing okay!
THere had to be some significant upper body exercise in handling all those turkeys all day! Cut yourself some slack and get some rest! Hope the cold is gone quickly! Plenty of rest, fluids, green tea with honey and lemon, more rest, and you should be great by Thursday!

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DH and I are both doing the half (I can't bring myself to even imagine a full yet!) - it's my first half, too, so I'm extra nervous. I'll stay tuned and figure out where to go!

WOOHOO on the half!

My least favorite piece of gym equipment...the caveat is that I haven't belonged to a gym since I started telecommuting 4 days/week - just couldn't make the logistics work on that new schedule. I think that's part of why I started running - I do an occasional Zumba class, and I love my Jillian DVDs (especially Ripped in 30), but running has become my main exercise. I *never* thought I'd say that!!

Anyway, my least favorite piece of gym equipment has to be the stair climber. It all just feels so pointless, like I'm hauling a** to get nowhere. Like Sisyphus who rolls the rock up the hill just to have it roll back down again, and he has to keep going back for it. All I'm missing is the rock.

I actually HATE the stair climber when I'm on it, but if I am short on time, I can get a good workout in much quicker than walking/running. I try to think of things like the firefighters who had to climb up the twin towers carrying 90 pounds of equipment to save lives. If they can do that to save another person's life, I can certainly climb empty-handed to save my own!

We leave tomorrow midday for DMIL's, and I'm in a frenzy of work, baking, and packing...if I'm not back on before Thursday - Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!

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I'm not sure what I dislike about it so much. You would think someone who can do 15 miles on an indoor track could take a few minutes of the elliptical. I'm sure I should give it another try when I am working on my exercise goals for 2013 after the Donald.

Just curious. It certainly isn't a VITAL piece of equipment to use. My true confession moment here..... I use the elliptical instead of doing my run/walk on the TM when I am at the gym and there is someone there that intimidates me about my running (another swim parent). She is a triathlete (mini's, not Ironman) and is an exercise BEAST and I get feeling pretty lame running/walking next to her. So if she is there, I tend to hit the elliptical instead of the TM.

(As the spouse of a classical scholar and mother to a Latin I student, I always enjoy a good mythical reference in every day conversation. )

Happy Thanksgiving to all my BL friends!

I'll be keeping an eye on the thread for the results while I am travelling and will see you back here or on the new thread.
Safe travels to you my friend and Happy Thanksgiving!!


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Happy TUESDAY-BEFORE-TURKEY-DAY my friends! I am guessing by these posts that the holiday traveling has begun. We won't leave until Thursday morning. There was some thought that we might head as far as MIL's house in MA on Wednesday evening after swim practice (since the pool is an hour south of us it seemed to make sense), but between DD's cold and other things, we've decided to wait and leave Thursday morning. It will make for a longer drive on Thursday (nearly 3 hours to DSIL's house on the Cape), but at least we get one more night in our own beds. And as such, we won't be there in time for the Turkey Trot. NBD.

Tomorrow I will be making the desserts for Thursday and Friday and packing overnight bags. Not a big deal. Hoping we can squeeze in a trip to the theater to see Wreck-It Ralph between a.m. and p.m. swim practices as well.

Tonight I hit the markets... Market Basket, Shaw's, and Costco. Not a ton of stuff to buy, but lots of coupons to use to restock our dwindling pantry supplies and need to buy my dessert and casserole stuff for the weekend. I HATE grocery shopping and HATE using coupons, but it is a necessary evil.

Skipping my workout for today to make things move along a little quicker. I'm sure that all of that shopping and lugging of groceries tonight will count for something of a workout! But tomorrow morning I will be on the TM at the Y bright and early. DD has an "optional" HS swim practice in the morning, but since she is team captain, she feels that she MUST attend, even with her bad cold.

Picked up the 50 pictures I ordered from Walgreen's yesterday and will be making myself some scrapping kits to take along to work on over the holiday weekend.

Here is another BONUS QOTD for those of you still around:

You have to pick JUST ONE Thanksgiving food favorite! What is it and why? (And NO, not an entire category like DESSERT! ).


I'll be back to answer later! .........................P
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:22 AM   #1277
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Quinoa with Black Beans


Serving size: 1 cup | Calories: 201 | Previous Points: 4 | Points Plus: 5 | Total Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fats: 0 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 204 mg | Carbohydrates: 33 g | Dietary fiber: 7 g | Sugars: 3 g | Protein: 7 g


Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium sweet onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

3/4 cup quinoa (uncooked), rinsed

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)

1/2 teaspoon black pepper Kosher and sea salt to taste

1 (4.5 ounce) can diced green chilis

1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes

1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro

1 3/4 cup vegetable broth, low sodium

Directions:

In a large skillet add olive oil, turn to medium-low heat and saute diced onions until tender, about 4 minutes, add garlic and saute one additional minute. Add the remaining ingredients in the order listed above. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a low boil and cook 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and allow to sit 5 minutes covered before serving. Fluff quinoa with a large spoon and serve.


Link to website http://skinnyms.com/skinny-quinoa-with-black-beans/

** Here is what I did differently...

I used kidney beans instead of black beans, since that is what I had cooked most recently. NBD. I also added two large ribs of celery, diced, when I put in the onion. I was trying to stretch the recipe a bit more. It was an excellent choice and I will definitely make it that way again... and plan to perhaps add bell peppers next time too.

I've never bought a can of green chilies in my life and don't plan to start now, so of course, I didn't add that.... or the red pepper flakes. I don't do "spicy" as a rule.

I used a can of Rotel diced tomatoes with lime and cilantro, since I didn't have any fresh cilantro on hand. And I used homemade, sodium-free vegetable stock.

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I really liked it. The liquid wasn't totally absorbed after the 15 minute cooking time, so I just turned off the heat and let it "glide" to a finish. In about another 10 minutes it was perfect. DS could smell it and thought it smelled great and actually ate an entire bowl! This is my "pizza, burgers, and fries only" boy~! I knew that DD wouldn't eat it (doesn't like beans) and that DH wouldn't eat it (too many carbs), so I really was just thinking of myself when I made it.

When I served myself I put a big plop of warmed fat-free refried beans over the top (kind of like Cool Whip on a sundae) and it was delicious!

I will totally be making this again... it will be great to make on a Sunday and pack up for lunches for the week!

Enjoy!.......................P
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You have to pick JUST ONE Thanksgiving food favorite! What is it and why? (And NO, not an entire category like DESSERT! ).

Stuffing. My mom makes it in the bird (no giblets or anything) and whatever she does- it's magical. It's moist enough but then you throw the mushroom gravy on it and I could eat just that alone. I wouldn't need anything else on the plate. I may have done that with leftovers a time or two growing up
Go figure- I go for the carbs as my favorite part. Who'd a thunk it?
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Quinoa with Black Beans


Serving size: 1 cup | Calories: 201 | Previous Points: 4 | Points Plus: 5 | Total Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fats: 0 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 204 mg | Carbohydrates: 33 g | Dietary fiber: 7 g | Sugars: 3 g | Protein: 7 g


Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium sweet onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

3/4 cup quinoa (uncooked), rinsed

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)

1/2 teaspoon black pepper Kosher and sea salt to taste

1 (4.5 ounce) can diced green chilis

1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes

1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro

1 3/4 cup vegetable broth, low sodium

Directions:

In a large skillet add olive oil, turn to medium-low heat and saute diced onions until tender, about 4 minutes, add garlic and saute one additional minute. Add the remaining ingredients in the order listed above. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a low boil and cook 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and allow to sit 5 minutes covered before serving. Fluff quinoa with a large spoon and serve.


Link to website http://skinnyms.com/skinny-quinoa-with-black-beans/

** Here is what I did differently...

I used kidney beans instead of black beans, since that is what I had cooked most recently. NBD. I also added two large ribs of celery, diced, when I put in the onion. I was trying to stretch the recipe a bit more. It was an excellent choice and I will definitely make it that way again... and plan to perhaps add bell peppers next time too.

I've never bought a can of green chilies in my life and don't plan to start now, so of course, I didn't add that.... or the red pepper flakes. I don't do "spicy" as a rule.

I used a can of Rotel diced tomatoes with lime and cilantro, since I didn't have any fresh cilantro on hand. And I used homemade, sodium-free vegetable stock.

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I really liked it. The liquid wasn't totally absorbed after the 15 minute cooking time, so I just turned off the heat and let it "glide" to a finish. In about another 10 minutes it was perfect. DS could smell it and thought it smelled great and actually ate an entire bowl! This is my "pizza, burgers, and fries only" boy~! I knew that DD wouldn't eat it (doesn't like beans) and that DH wouldn't eat it (too many carbs), so I really was just thinking of myself when I made it.

When I served myself I put a big plop of warmed fat-free refried beans over the top (kind of like Cool Whip on a sundae) and it was delicious!

I will totally be making this again... it will be great to make on a Sunday and pack up for lunches for the week!

Enjoy!.......................P
This sounds fabulous! Thanks for putting in the suggestions for less spice - DD has such a sensitive palate that she can tell if you even looked at the pepper grinder when making her food!

Here is another BONUS QOTD for those of you still around:

You have to pick JUST ONE Thanksgiving food favorite! What is it and why? (And NO, not an entire category like DESSERT!).

While I'm normally a sucker for sweets, I would have to say stuffing. If I had to, I could enjoy Thanksgiving eating nothing else.
Thanks for this question, it really puts things in perspective and will help me make more thoughtful food choices on Turkey Day!

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After 2 hours of exercise last night (and checking out my cinched waist in the compression top I was wearing), I was feeling good. I know I was under my calories for the day. So I weighed myself this morning just to see, and the scale hasn't budged! Not even a tenth! I have literally been within two-tenths of the same weight for 4 weeks! I've been at this long enough to know that results aren't instantaneous, but seriously - is my scale broken?
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You have to pick JUST ONE Thanksgiving food favorite! What is it and why? (And NO, not an entire category like DESSERT! ).

Stuffing. My mom makes it in the bird (no giblets or anything) and whatever she does- it's magical. It's moist enough but then you throw the mushroom gravy on it and I could eat just that alone. I wouldn't need anything else on the plate. I may have done that with leftovers a time or two growing up
Go figure- I go for the carbs as my favorite part. Who'd a thunk it?
I think it will be a carb treat that most of us have as a favorite!

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This sounds fabulous! Thanks for putting in the suggestions for less spice - DD has such a sensitive palate that she can tell if you even looked at the pepper grinder when making her food!

Kids are funny! My DS is a very picky eater with lots of food allergies but has always really liked black pepper (which I don't like at all). Go figure!

Here is another BONUS QOTD for those of you still around:

You have to pick JUST ONE Thanksgiving food favorite! What is it and why? (And NO, not an entire category like DESSERT!).

While I'm normally a sucker for sweets, I would have to say stuffing. If I had to, I could enjoy Thanksgiving eating nothing else.
Thanks for this question, it really puts things in perspective and will help me make more thoughtful food choices on Turkey Day!

Is is bread stuffing or chestnut or meat stuffing/filling??

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After 2 hours of exercise last night (and checking out my cinched waist in the compression top I was wearing), I was feeling good. I know I was under my calories for the day. So I weighed myself this morning just to see, and the scale hasn't budged! Not even a tenth! I have literally been within two-tenths of the same weight for 4 weeks! I've been at this long enough to know that results aren't instantaneous, but seriously - is my scale broken?
THat sounds so frustrating! I would say that you need to shake things up in a big way, but I don't really know what you HAVE been doing, so hard to make any suggestions. Maybe the extra holiday eating will kick start your metabolism??

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Well, I ended up doing more housework than I planned this morning, then decided to take advantage of the Walgreens photo sale and order one more batch for the swim book. So here it is, MANY hours later, and I haven't done an actual BIT of scrapping yet! And I still need to organize all my coupons for shopping tonight! Guess I had better get moving! I washed DD's sheets and everyone's pillowcases because of DD's cold, so I need to grab those and put them back on the beds! And I have a towel load all washed to hit the line first thing tomorrow morning.

TTYL................P
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My favorite thanksgiving food would be my moms real cranberry sauce. It was as much fun to make it with my mother as it was to eat it.

I do miss my mom and wish I had written down her special recepies before she passed. My sis and I still call each other and try to figure out how she made everything so special. She had that touch with everthing she made.
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My favorite thanksgiving food would be my moms real cranberry sauce. It was as much fun to make it with my mother as it was to eat it.

I do miss my mom and wish I had written down her special recepies before she passed. My sis and I still call each other and try to figure out how she made everything so special. She had that touch with everthing she made.
Aww. Makes me realize we should be making more of an effort to share family recipes. My DMIL self-published a cookbook a few years ago, so we have her best recipes easily available.

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Morning friends! Back from the gym, breakfast made and eaten and cleaned up. We are heading out later to see Wreck-It Ralph before tonight's practice... And sadly I will be hitting the market during the craziness tonight to grab stuff I couldn't find last night. Market Basket has great prices, but they don't carry a really large selection. Will get the 14 items I couldn't find last night when I hit Shaw's tonight.

I should plan my outfits for the weekend and get them packed up today too. It's casual both days, but I'd like to wear my new boots!

Safe travels to everyone on the road or in the sky today and tomorrow!

Here is another BONUS QOTD:

Do you eat Thanksgiving dinner in the afternoon or evening?

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Here is another BONUS QOTD for those of you still around:

You have to pick JUST ONE Thanksgiving food favorite! What is it and why? (And NO, not an entire category like DESSERT! ).
Another carb lover who loves the dressing. think you call it stuffing if it's in the bird. Our style is very plain, bread, onions, celery, milk, broth and seasonings. If I had to choose between it and turkey, dressing would win every time.

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My favorite thanksgiving food would be my moms real cranberry sauce. It was as much fun to make it with my mother as it was to eat it.

I do miss my mom and wish I had written down her special recepies before she passed. My sis and I still call each other and try to figure out how she made everything so special. She had that touch with everthing she made.
Aww, it is a tough time of year to miss the ones that you love. You might check with aunts, cousins, etc. sometimes people shared their recipes with others. I have been rescuing the recipe boxes from DH's family because no one else really cares. I also had DMIL go through her Mom's recipes with me. That was a fun way to spend an afternoon. A cookbook is a great idea Pamela.

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Do you eat Thanksgiving dinner in the afternoon or evening?

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Afternoon -- then nap time.

Killing a few minutes here before we head out. Have to wait for the vet to open or else we would be on the road now. :driving:

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
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Another carb lover who loves the dressing. think you call it stuffing if it's in the bird. Our style is very plain, bread, onions, celery, milk, broth and seasonings. If I had to choose between it and turkey, dressing would win every time.

Sounds like our traditional NE stuffing. My DH grew up with his Mom's French Canadian hamburg stuffing. When I first had it I thought "ewwww!" Who wants a BIRD stuffed with a COW? But it has grown on me, somewhat. I still don't LOVE it and it is easy to skip.

Aww, it is a tough time of year to miss the ones that you love. You might check with aunts, cousins, etc. sometimes people shared their recipes with others. I have been rescuing the recipe boxes from DH's family because no one else really cares. I also had DMIL go through her Mom's recipes with me. That was a fun way to spend an afternoon. A cookbook is a great idea Pamela.

It was something that my MIL always wanted to do. She has been an avid cook and baker her ENTIRE life and has THOUSANDS of recipes. MY SIL and niece helped her and it came out really well. And now, at age 90, I believe she is working on book #2!



Afternoon -- then nap time.

Us too! Naptime for the men, playtime for the kids, and craft and chat time for the women!

Killing a few minutes here before we head out. Have to wait for the vet to open or else we would be on the road now. :driving:

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
Happy trails to you!!

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I have done NOTHING productive this morning except look at recipes! And now I'm hungry with a headache!

For tomorrow I am NOT making the pumpkin angelfood cake I had planned. Just found out that my SIL and niece who are both on WW will NOT be there tomorrow and I know from experience that no one else is interested in "light" desserts on T.giving. They just go to waste. So I will be making the "slow cooker pumpkin swirl cake" that I had in mind, as well as some gingerbread cookies (from refridge dough I bought at T. Joe's) for tomorrow and if the cake is successful I will be making it again on Friday (along with green bean casserole and a salad).

Gotta go wake DD from her post-swim practice nap! TTYL..............P
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Good afternoon everyone. I took the day off. We only had a half day and part of the time was going to be a pep rally so I called in sick. My car had a thermostat fixed last week and when we went to take dh's car in to fix his emergency brake they saw that my car was overheating. So I need to get a new radiator. Dh's car may not be finished until very late today or Friday so we are just doing things around the house.

I am getting ready to make dough for the pies and later will work on the stuffing.

Have a happy and healthy day.
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Favorite Thanksgiving Item: Its a toss up between the stuffing and candied yams

Thanksgiving Meal Timing: We usually eat in the afternoon
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Good afternoon everyone. I took the day off. We only had a half day and part of the time was going to be a pep rally so I called in sick. My car had a thermostat fixed last week and when we went to take dh's car in to fix his emergency brake they saw that my car was overheating. So I need to get a new radiator. Dh's car may not be finished until very late today or Friday so we are just doing things around the house.

I am getting ready to make dough for the pies and later will work on the stuffing.

Have a happy and healthy day.
Sorry about the car troubles!

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Favorite Thanksgiving Item: Its a toss up between the stuffing and candied yams

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Morning friends! Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a wonderful, healthy, fun, memorable day! Safe travels to those on the road!

I never posted my favorite thanksgiving food......a few years ago I would have said onion casserole, hands down. But I seem to have lost my taste for it more recently. My answer now is my aunt's award winning lemon meringue pie! And she really has won awards!

And we eat our big meal in the afternoon both days...a bit closer to 3pm on Thursday and 1pm on Friday.

Time to start the coffee and get this family moving along! We should be on the road by 9 am and nothing is packed! .................P
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Survived my 10K turkeytrot today and then went to DH brothers house for an afternoon celebration and then their crazy card games.

In talking with my SIL I think we may have stumbled on a cranberry salad receipe from her family that looks to be the same as my mothers. SIL says what made it so great was the love that our mothers put into it and I have to agree with her.

I also think that my mothers generation, she would have been 80 years old, that they made everything from scratch and we are so used to adding processed stuff together.

Hoping everyones "shopping" day is not crazy.
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Happy Black Friday! Hoping everyone is well!

My goal is to get the holiday chat started tomorrow, so get ready!

Back to family time! .............P
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