Summer Fluff

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Summer Fluff
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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 7:04pm

On this cold, windy, snowy night as I am so ready for summer to be here. lol

1. Do you have plans for the summer yet?

2. What is your favorite summer fruit?

3. Have you ever owned a convertible?

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 8:32am
Empty, I hope she continues to get through the chemo easily (relatively speaking).
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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 8:39am
I'm not a big yogurt fan to begin with but that's cool, a blueberry farm. MIL has a property full of them and sends them down.

 


 


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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 8:59am

geschichtsgal wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>I should add blueberries as a favorite Summer fruit, MIL has bushes of blueberries and bb pancakes are so good.</blockquote></p><p>There is a really awesome blueberry farm nearby where I go every summer to pick tons of blueberries.  They freeze amazingly well.  I think I picked over 30 pounds last year, and I hope to pick even more this summer!  I like eating them in plain lowfat yogurt for breakfast.</p>

I do love to freeze several gallon bags of the blueberries I pick.  They're about as easy to freeze as anything.  I just line a baking sheet with either parchment paper or a silicon mat, and after picking through the berries, just line them on the sheet and let them freeze for an hour or two and then bag them up.  Makes them easy to scoop out a 1/4 C or so of them, without having to thaw all of them.

I do the same thing with cherries, after pitting them.

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 9:18am

puss_boo_kay wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">geschichtsgal</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;jamblessedthree&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;I should add blueberries as a favorite Summer fruit, MIL has bushes of blueberries and bb pancakes are so good.&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;There is a really awesome blueberry farm nearby where I go every summer to pick tons of blueberries.  They freeze amazingly well.  I think I picked over 30 pounds last year, and I hope to pick even more this summer!  I like eating them in plain lowfat yogurt for breakfast.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I do love to freeze several gallon bags of the blueberries I pick.  They're about as easy to freeze as anything.  I just line a baking sheet with either parchment paper or a silicon mat, and after picking through the berries, just line them on the sheet and let them freeze for an hour or two and then bag them up.  Makes them easy to scoop out a 1/4 C or so of them, without having to thaw all of them.</p><p>I do the same thing with cherries, after pitting them.</p>

I don't even bother freezing them on a sheet first.  They rarely stick together, even skippng that step. I can't wait for July!

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 1:28pm

1. Do you have plans for the summer yet?

No...my seasons are all the same.

2. What is your favorite summer fruit?

Blackberries.

3. Have you ever owned a convertible?

OMG, no.  I am intolerant of both the sensation and the sound of wind blowing on me.  I can't even stand to drive with windows open.LOL 


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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 2:58pm

OMG, no. I am intolerant of both the sensation and the sound of wind blowing on me. I can't even stand to drive with windows open.LOL

Those are my thoughts too, It cracks me up to see people in convertibles on highways, Their hair whipping from side to side from all that wind, I couldn't take that very long, Lol.  My crazy sisters came to visit a couple Summers ago and they almost rented one but found out the costs were more expensive and chose a more practical car rental instead. 

 

 

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 4:00pm

1. Do you have plans for the summer yet? I don't have the whole summer planned out; I like being spontaneous. But we will be going to visit my family for a week, and they will be visiting their dad's family with him at some point too. I have a friend visiting over the 4th which should be a good time.

2. What is your favorite summer fruit? Watermelon, tomatoes, cantaloupe, strawberries (they are actually at their peak right now where I live) ...I love all fruits & veggies. Going to the downtown Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings would be right up my alley if only Saturday mornings came around noon.

3. Have you ever owned a convertible? Yes, in my carefree 20s I had one. It was great till the motor broke and I couldn't afford to fix it, so I'd have to put the roof up and down manually. My area is prone to sudden downpours so I'll leave it at that. When I first met DH he had a Jeep Wrangler; you can practically take everything off those things but the steering wheel. We traded it in when we had the first baby.


Shaking my head at the things grown women get their panties in a wad about.

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 5:58pm

The last time I rented a car for work, they tried to upgrade me (for free) to a convertible.  The woman was really rather shocked when I said I was really more interested in a car with a USB port, so I could plug in my iPhone and listen to an audiobook.  I guess not too many people turn down a convertible.  But then again, it was right after Hurricane Sandy came through and I had to drive through the snowy PA mountains.

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 7:36pm

1. I'll be in school over the summer, and dh's school schedule doesn't have any breaks. I think any vacation time he has coming will be eaten up by some renovation projects. We talked about taking a train to Chicago for a long weekend, but I decided I'd rather stick a blunt object into my face than to travel with an infant, and it would seem weird to take a family vacation and exclude dsd. We'll probably spend a few weekends at Lake Michigan visiting MIL and other assorted relatives who'll want to see the baby.

2. Cherries. I can eat three pounds a week all by myself. 

3. Yes. The driver's side window wouldn't go down, the passenger side door handle fell off, it had no heat, and had a few scars in the soft top from its former life as a rental car, but yes, it was a convertible. Also, it went from zero to forty five in just six and a half minutes if you put the accelerator all the way to the floor without letting up.  

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