Thursday Chit Chat Thread

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thursday Chit Chat Thread
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Thu, 03-14-2013 - 8:50am

Good morning ladies, its Thursday, how are you today?

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 03-15-2013 - 9:06am

Those other recipes sound great too!!  I may have to try them a few more times in the coming week also!

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Registered: 07-25-2007
Fri, 03-15-2013 - 8:53am

Thanks for the recipes ladies!  I think I'll give one of them a try over the weekend.

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Fri, 03-15-2013 - 6:48am

I like to halve the brussel sprouts, then sautee them in a little olive oil til they brown.  Then I season with salt and pepper, add chicken broth to cover the bottom of pan, throw in a can of drained water chestnuts and simmer til tender-ish.  The whole family loves them

                                                                       Mindy

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Registered: 12-06-1999
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 8:00pm

Heather, I don't like Brussel sprouts boiled or microwaved either. I also feel like they are slimey

I roast them. Oven at 375, I trim then and cut them in half, throw them into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil, sea salt and pepper to taste, put them flat on a baking pan and roast for 10 minutes stirring them once. After 10 minutes I sprinkle them with crushed pecans and roast for about another 10 minutes. They are very good.
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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 5:09pm

Aggravated with DH at the moment.  I called him at 12:30 when I ran errands for lunch, he didn't answer my call.  I had the insurance company call him at 2:45, he didn't answer it, "he'll call them back tomorrow", he didn't answer my text message at 3:30 and just now called me back.  He was playing video games all day, didn't put the roast in for dinner and now won't be home this evening because he has a job to do.  Very aggravated at the moment...

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Registered: 06-29-2001
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 4:39pm

Hi everyone.  It was a pretty hectic day at work. I feel beat.

Ian had a regular school day. Kayleigh had school, then GSA, is now volunteering at the Art Center and will donate blood after that.

Tonight I'm making zucchini latkes and a butternut/barley risotto. 

Dh has been finalizing the taxes so I can make the final FAFSA adjustments and hopefullly Kayleigh's aid won't be changed too much.

Other than tweaking the FAFSA, nothing planned for tonight, just hoping to relax

                                             Mindy

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 2:49pm

I grew up being forced to eat fresh brussel sprouts from our garden and hated it! LOL!  But I came across this recipe about 6 months ago and made them.  The kids didn't care for them, but I actually really liked it, I may have to revisit them and try again to see if I can get them to try them again.

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/10/sauteed-brussels-sprouts.html

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Thu, 03-14-2013 - 2:40pm

How do you prepare your brussel sprouts?  I had them once and they were slimey. DH had them recently at a business dinner and came home singing about how fantastic they were.  I'd be interested in making them if you care to share the recipe.

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Thu, 03-14-2013 - 1:56pm

I just woke up.  I hate sleeping away half of the day.  When I got up this morning I could barely stand due to a migraine.  I took some Advil, some pop and went back to bed.    I feel much better now.  I haven't had one like that in ages.  

Today is Family Day and  we will look through Zeph's Korea box and watch the video us meeting him at the airport.  I'll read The Day We Met You and Love You Forever and he will squirm because he's a tween and I'm being really sappy but inside he'll be happy I'm keeping up the tradition.   I assume we're going out to dinner.  My dad him this morning to tell him how happy he is to be a grandpa and that Zeph is part of the family.  My dad also gave him the day off of school.  Who am I to argue? 

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Registered: 12-06-1999
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 11:13am

My students are at PE, I am all ready for my day so I have a few minutes. After work I need to head to Costco to get a few things I need for a potluck tomorrow night. The kids will be at school late tonight as the play opeNs tomorrow night and runs all weekend. When I get home laundry and some bills, hoping I can make a few calls to get some insurance quotes. I know we can do better than what we have right now. Also need to make sure everything is in order for taxes. Dinner is baked pork chops, Brussel sprouts, and salad. Have a great day.

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