Tuesday Chit Chat Thread

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Tuesday Chit Chat Thread
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Tue, 02-05-2013 - 9:46am

Good morning ladies, I hope the day has started out well!  How are you today?

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Registered: 11-06-2012
Tue, 02-05-2013 - 10:12am

Good morning!  It is a better morning.  I am still coughing but feeling a lot better.  I am tired from lack of sleep, every time I cough I wake up.  So sometime today I will squeeze in a nap I hope.  I have the kitchen almost squared away.  It got a tad cluttered while I was sick cause no one cleans it up like I do.  I hate a cluttered kitchen.  I hate working in a cluttered kitchen I should say.  I bought a large bag of bread flour and finally have it poured into plastic containers.  I might make some coffee cake in a bit.  It's a long process but I want some so bad and so does Tim.  LOL   I plan to vacuum our family room, pick things up in here.  I also will be doing a load of towels since the hamper has gotten a tad full.  Nothing going on tonight.  

Dinner tonight might be pork ribs if I can get them in the oven soon enough.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 02-05-2013 - 10:12am
Thanks for hanging in there ladies! I know the boards have been a bit more frustrating than usual lately!! If you are having any problems that I can try and help with, you can either head over to the help board, http://www.ivillage.com/forums/ivillage-women/around-ivillage/ivillage-help or feel free to email me at tracy20745@aol.com. As for today, busy morning already. I have a bunch of projects to work on today. Not sure about lunch yet, we'll see how things go. I left my smoothie on the counter this morning when I left. :0( No plans for this evening as of right now. Jordyn goes from work straight to the basketball game tonight. I am sure I have more paperwork for DH to do and we need to get the rest of the stuff around for the taxes to get to the accountant. He seems to be dragging his feet for some unknown reason and he is frustrating me! Not sure about dinner yet. Have a great one!
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Registered: 07-25-2007
Tue, 02-05-2013 - 10:20am

Good morning!  There is some light snow falling and I am glad I have no where to go today!  I am working on a month of meal plans and trying to incorporate more greens and oranges into our diet.  I have the winter blahs and am hoping some bright food colors will help!   I spoke to DH about how hard winter is for me and am insisting we go on a winter trip next year-thinking cruise-to somewhere warm. 

Zeph made it into the Regionals for the HIstory Bee and is vey excited.  He already sees himself winning the finals. There will be 120 kids seeded by scores for the next part.  If there is anything we have learned from past competitions (karate, swim, geography bee) luck of who you are up against plays a big part of the outcome.  My part is to keep him realistic and encourage him at the same time.  I  still have to go throgh the rules and scoring to figure out how that works.  I ordered 2 more American history books  to bring him up through the 1990s as we as an a Cram For the AP European History Test book.  I am going to readjust our typical school schedule to accomodate all of this extra history reading.  Plus he needs time for the documentaries and audio books still to come.

Not much else going on today besides typical housework. 

Breakfast wass broccoli cheddar quiche with fresh mango, lunch is roast beef sandwiches with spinich/tomato/cheese, apples and carrots.  Dinner is grilled chicken breast with gnocci/polenta/peas/kale in a light marinara sauce.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 02-05-2013 - 11:26am
Hmmm, I have not made a quiche in a while. Jordyn won't eat it, I can't remember if the little girls do or not, but I love it and even if no one else does, I can always bring it for lunches. Maybe I will add that in for tomorrow evening or even tommorrow morning if I get up early enough to make it. I am so behind on menu planning, being gone messed me all up for this week. I did make a batch of green smoothies last night and froze 2 of them so I can just grab and go and then drink it once it thaws. I need to plan out the rest of the month in general as we have a decent amount of stuff going on, and with DH's work load back to a pretty consistent 30-40 hour week plus office stuff, all the regular responsibilities are back onto me again. I am really crossing my fingers that my lunch with my former boss is good on Friday and that I can officially say this will be my last month at my current job.
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Tue, 02-05-2013 - 11:57am

We all like quiche, but we all like different things in it.  DH does not like it as much when I omit meat and dislikes broccoli.  Zeph doesn't like tomato (tomato and basil is my favorite) but DH wasn't here this morning so broccoli and cheese it was.  My crust isn't homemade.  I use a frozen whole wheat crust.  What I call quiche is more like egg pie-close enough.  I have enough left for a lunch for us later in the week.  I splurged and bought fresh cut up mango-they did it for me there.  I love mango but hate cutting it.  I should see if they would do a papya too!    

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Tue, 02-05-2013 - 12:52pm
I have cutting up mango too! I haven't tried a papaya yet, still working on new fruits. I did cut up 2 kiwi and added those and a handful of strawberries to Emma's lunch bag today. Jordyn loves kiwi, but she says the work involved in peeling it and cutting it as they are so small isn't worth the payoff. LOL! I will have to buy a few more this weekend and cut it up for her and Emma both and then maybe she'll eat it. I forgot to mention to her I cut up some pineapple for her also. She doesn't like her fruits mixed. I alwyas tell Jordyn I don't understand why she doesn't like quiche, she likes eggs and cheese and the bacon I usually put it in, its just in a different form, how does she not like it?? LOL! I'm still figuring out the gluten free issue in relation to a quiche. I found a great gluten free crust for pumpkin pie, but it won't translate to a quiche and I hate spending the money on a pre-made gluten free one in the store, they are so so expensive. I'll have to start doing some research again.
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Tue, 02-05-2013 - 12:55pm

I made a broccoli quiche for lunch.  So good. Been meaning to make one for a while. Finally remembered. 

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Registered: 07-25-2007
Tue, 02-05-2013 - 2:02pm

When Zeph was little he loved sliced kiwi on a mini rice cake with a dab of cream cheese. 

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 02-05-2013 - 2:06pm
that sounds like a good idea for Emma!! I am working through making lunches that don't involve sandwiches since she refuses to eat any of the gluten free ones I"ve tried so far and she has yet to eat one of the simple lunch meat and cheese roll ups I send either...
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Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 02-05-2013 - 2:06pm
that sounds great Chelle! How are all the kids feeling? Have you heard anything on the job yet?
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