Tuesday Chit Chat Thread

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Tuesday Chit Chat Thread
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Tue, 08-21-2012 - 8:52am

Good morning ladies, its Tuesday (woops, almost typed Thursday).  How are you today?

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 8:47pm
Cheryl hugs! I am glad the neighbor took it okay and I hope Kristen is okay over all. The cat has had a long wonderful life, you'd rather he not suffer. When we moved here to Texas my grandmother agreed to take our cat. he was Jordyn's cat, the cat and I hated each other, but Jordyn loved him. DH also doesn't like cats (or I'd get one in a heartbeat). My grandmother had just lost a cat and she was happy to take him. She had to put him down 6 months ago maybe, he was a tiger siamese and had gotten quite large and his knees had deteriorated so much from jumping up and down on things that he was in a ton of pain and could hardly walk anymore. My grandmother was so upset to have to call me to tell me she put him down. I was more upset that she had lost him as a companion since my grandfather had passed 2 years ago. I frankly could have cared less about the cat, as sad as that is to say. And luckily Jordyn took it fine also. Anyways, my story was, sometimes we are more worried about what others think. I'm sure the neighbor and SIL knew that you took wonderful care of Jasper and knew that you made the best decision you thought at the time.
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Tue, 08-21-2012 - 8:48pm
Thanks Ann (and Heather). I have only cooked it once, I bought it from the bulk section at the grocery store, I cooked it with chicken broth and added broccoli at the time figuring it might work. It was, blah-ish. But I am determined to keep working with it to find a good way to use it!
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Tue, 08-21-2012 - 9:05pm
I pretty much use it to make cold salads like Ann described or I add in some drained black beans, corn, and diced bell peppers or I add mango, coconut, slivered almonds and fresh endamame. I seldom use dressings. DH is not a fan, but DS and I like them for lunch on a base of lettuce.

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Tue, 08-21-2012 - 9:24pm
Hugs Cheryl!
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Tue, 08-21-2012 - 9:51pm
Cheryl, I'm sorry to hear about Jasper,

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Tue, 08-21-2012 - 10:30pm
Heather, the coconut, mango, almonds and edamame sounds pretty good. Is the quinoa cold when you add those or warm? I'm not a dressing fan, so salads in general tend to be dry for me anyways. That combo sounds like it could be something that eouldn't work for a workday lunch.
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Tue, 08-21-2012 - 10:35pm
The quinoa is cold. I put it in the fridge overnight and add the ingredients in the morning. It's a Whole Foods deli knock off. I bought it a couple of times and then worked on recreating it.

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Tue, 08-21-2012 - 11:22pm
Sounds awesome! I am definitely going to try it this weekend. Jordyn asked the friend who is over if she could stay over at her house when I told her I had found 2 new recipes, one for swordfish burgers and one for turkey burgers (with zucchini, but I didn't tell her that). I reminded her if she wanted her sausage pasta dish for back to school night diviner, she'd be home this weekend. lOL! I am not above bribing at this point in life.
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Tue, 08-21-2012 - 11:23pm
Do you cook the edamame ahead of time also or so you eat it in its raw state?
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Wed, 08-22-2012 - 7:34am

Now you 2 have me thinking about trying something like that. 

Becca's a little more willing to try new kinds of foods than Kristen is. With just the 3 of us now- I'd like to branch out and try something different- and healthier.

Cheryl