Friday Five

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Fri, 11-15-2013 - 3:34am

1. Are you planning to go skiing this winter?

2. When is the last time you ice-skated? (Did you fall?)

3. Any new winter coat this year, if so please describe?

4. Favorite winter footwear?

5. Favorite winter soup? (Recipe?)

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Fri, 11-15-2013 - 7:18am

rollmops2009 wrote:
<p>1. Are you planning to go skiing this winter?</p><p>2. When is the last time you ice-skated? (Did you fall?)</p><p>3. Any new winter coat this year, if so please describe?</p><p>4. Favorite winter footwear?</p><p>5. Favorite winter soup? (Recipe?)</p>

1.  Have not ever skied so do not think I will this year either.

2.  1995, no.   I grew up skating, both ice and roller so it all comes back to me easiy.

3.  No, but I ddi buy a jacket.

4.  A pair of chukka black boots.

5. I like bean soups but DH is not a big fan so do not  have them often.   Last year got a chcken chili recipe that we are both fans of.

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Fri, 11-15-2013 - 6:30am

1) I haven't been skiing since the kids were junior high age. I don't like skiing and I am glad they are old enough to go by themselves. 2). I like ice skating better than skiing but still haven't been since the kids were around 12. 3) I have a new to me winter coat. My girlfriend had splurged and bought herself an expensive designer coat as a post-surgery gift. She only wore it half of one winter because she died last Spring and her husband told me she wanted me to have the coat after I lost some weight  this year. It is a beautiful coat but I am going to have a hard time wearing it. It is full length and wool and a gorgeous shade of green. Peggy was a redhead and the coat looked stunning on her. 4) No winter footwear. 5). Not much in the soup department. I do make a big batch of split pea soup every winter with the last of the Christmas ham. I boil the bone for awhile and strip off the last bits of meat, then cool the liquid and soak the peas in it. Then I make the soup by frying up diced onions, carrots and celery in butter, then adding the peas and more water and seasonings, generally parsley, salt, pepper, and garlic, in the slow cooker for a long time, then run it alm through the blender to make it smooth, adding whatever chopped ham I have left.

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Fri, 11-15-2013 - 6:13am
The coat sounds beautiful and I would think that green suits you.
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Fri, 11-15-2013 - 4:59am


1. Are you planning to go skiing this winter? No, but mainly because I don't really like skiing down mountains.

2. When is the last time you ice-skated? (Did you fall?) I haven't ice-skated since dd was little and I took her the first time. I did not fall though. I used to skate quite a lot as a kid, and I do not fall easily.

3. Any new winter coat this year, if so please describe? Not yet, I need one and I have been looking, which is why I ask, to get ideas.

4. Favorite winter footwear? I had these great boots the last few winters. They were flat and lined with fake fur. They were cheapos from Zara and not great looking, but warm and comfortable. Unfortunately they died at the end of last winter. Pic attached.

5. Favorite winter soup? (Recipe?) I like to make a soup from homemade beef stock, with the meat in the soup along with lots of veggies and beans, sort of like a beef minestrone.


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