August LTP :)

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Wed, 08-01-2012 - 1:26am

Congrats to Karyn, who won our July game! Here's your very cool reward:

A new month means a new place to chat about anything and everything! Last to post in this thread just before midnight Eastern on August 31st wins!

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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 5:46pm
I totally forgot it was the 31st! Thanks for reminding me!

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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 5:52pm
Dh is napping. Dinner is in the crockpot...chicken & dumplings....need to go make the dumplings and add them really quick. I think I am going to read or work on a new crocheted afghan. Probably both, just not at the same time! :smileywink:

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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 7:25pm

Angie - sending you a PM right now.  

How do you make your dumplings? I do them the way my grandma did - roll out the thin pastry dough and cut the strips to drop in the water. Chicken and dumplings is an all day thing. If I want to do that during the week, I found a secret box in the frozen food section of the grocery store.  They are Anne's Old Fashioned flat dumplings. They now come in a wheat variety. These are the only ones DH's mom uses so he had never had the real country ones before I made them. The Anne's are very close to my grandma's and they are produced in NC.  

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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 7:32pm

Give lots of hugs to Julia. So sorry she is having to endure all of this at her young age.

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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 9:32pm

Oh, poor Julia! My DD went through a really hard time when her grandparents and aunt died all a few years apart.

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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 9:44pm
Hubby made chicken and dumplings once in the crockpot. This was before I bought the larger one, so the poor dumplings were crammed in. Maybe someday he'll do it again with the bigger pot, though he has an aversion to chicken cooked in a crockpot (going back to the days of his mum making chicken noodle soup when he was sick, and the texture of the skin made him gag).

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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 10:13pm

I don't use the crockpot for mine - I have a 8qt stockpot and a 12qt stockpot that I use. If I think I want a larger batch, I pull out the 16qt pressure cooker/canner.  When I 'm rushed, I only use skinless/boneless chicken breasts and lots of chicken broth and those seasoning packets from ramen noodles. DH eats those noodles all the time but he uses 1 packet of seasoning for 2 packs of noodles. So I keep the leftovers and use as a substitute for chicken broth.

I don't like chicken skin either so I understand completely. I only like breasts and thighs - DH likes breasts and wings but will occasionally eat a leg. Most of the time it is a waste for me to cook a whole chicken.

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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 11:30pm

I have heard that Mall of America is wonderful.  I want to go but will probably never get there. 

Glad you had so much fun with your grandsons!!!

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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 11:58pm

Ruth, that sounds like a wonderful day!

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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 11:59pm

There is cool air coming through the windows, it feels SO good after a long, hot summer.

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