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Buffet Rules..

Friday, April 01, 2011

Refrain From Taking More Than You Can Eat

Just because you get to take all the food you want after paying a one-time fee, this does not mean take a slew of food and throw away if you change your mind about eating it. It shows better etiquette to take small portions, especially when trying new foods, and then eating what is on your plate before getting more. Taking small portions allows customers to try different items, determine their likes, and only discard small amounts of food should they not like something.

Dining at buffets is great for omnivores and vegetarians alike since food bars always have lots of variety in food items they offer. When patrons exercise dining etiquette and teach children to do the same dining can only be more pleasant at all-you-can-eats.
I promise to all who come to my buffet that the food will be there...
BUT like this message says DON'T over do it!!

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WOLFKITTY 5/30/2011 10:17PM

    I still struggle with eating too much at a buffet! I just came back from SoupPlantation (aka Sweet Tomatoes). Geez.

I have methods though, I just need to employ them. Getting over my fear of the poor "value" is one of them. At least when I pay $10 for an oversided restaurant meal, I can take the rest home!


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CANNOTFATHOM 4/10/2011 10:11AM

    Great tip!


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DDOORN 4/4/2011 12:57PM

    Good advice! Love buffets...always load up at the salad bar so that there's hardly any room for anything else! :-)


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CHRIS3215 4/4/2011 12:22PM

    Thanks all!!

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KEKEIKO 4/4/2011 9:37AM

    It's not just children, there's lots of adults who waste food also. Then there are those that pile their food like this will be their last meal for the month. emoticon

I try and stay away from buffets because I don't seem to have control to stay with just a few items. The variety of foods (taking a little of each) kicks in stomach issues.

You must feel horrible after slaving away making all that food that there are many out there that don't appreciate it and throw half their plate away. That is horrible.


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    Absolutely right. Wastefulness is uncalled for! Some restaurants here charge and extra $5. for leaving too much on the plate.

Jane on Guam

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LOPEYP 4/1/2011 7:32PM

    I have not gone to a buffet for a couple of years. I am so frugal that I want to eat my money's worth, which is not good for the waistline.
I have seen those you talk about in your blog. They take some much it's like it's their last meal. emoticon

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MONTY68 4/1/2011 5:11PM

    Hi Chris
Great blog, I use to really like buffets. When I would go in, I surveyed what was available and planned my attack. I was planning the second plate as I was filling the first plate. Never came away hungry and never wasted food.
Since I started my healthy journey, I have been to one buffet with my walking partner and did not overeat, as you said, small portions and sampling different foods. I also go to a pizza place about every 6 weeks, all you can eat pizza and salad and desert for $4.99. I sample several small slices along with a salad. I enjoy watching the other customers eat.
I didn't know that you prepared all the food. It certainly would have to be good. To bad you are so far away.
Thank you for sharing

Thanks for sharing
Monty emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNNY332 4/1/2011 4:38PM

    I have never been a big buffet fan so avoid them most of the time.

DH's cousins love going to the Chinese Buffet in Quincy but it is not a "treat" for me.

Hugs, Sunny

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FANGLE 4/1/2011 10:09AM

    There is no chance of me going to a buffet and not eating all that I can. Just not possible for me.

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CHRIS3215 4/1/2011 9:58AM

Yeah I have seen it all & then some, Waste of foods & that will only cause us the raise the price of our Buffet which we don't want too.

We love to see you come & enjoy what I cook for all, but it is heart breaking,when some just don't care!

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LAURA9021 4/1/2011 9:46AM

  Great advice!

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What next!!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

OMG!!!! All I can say is if one more thing goes wrong I will lose my mind!
Yesterday spent the day trying to keep warm cause a transformer blew up & we were left with half power which ruined my furnace,yes just cost me over 400 bucks to get a repair on it.
My home isn't even 4yrs old!
I put a claim in on it with our power company cause the repair guy said other people have had to have the same repairs as I did today.
So I had only a space heater last night for heat & my little dogs cuddled up with us under our blankets to keep warm..
AWWWWWW I want Spring so bad,I got the fever for it!!
So also no more unwanted surprises too would be oh so nice..

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KEKEIKO 3/13/2011 8:31AM

    Chris ... Spring is almost here, hang on a little bit longer! We changed the clocks so that's half the battle. I'm itching to get the canine pals out there. Still snow on these country roads. Surprising with all the rain. Keep your chin up, it will start getting warmer! Hugs, Keke

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DDOORN 3/13/2011 8:04AM

    I am SO WITH YOU in those wishes...!

This was a winter like the ones we had WAAAAY back when...don't need anymore like THESE!!


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LOPEYP 3/13/2011 7:36AM

    Sorry to hear about your mechanical problems. Sometimes these things happen all at once. At least you are healthy! Hope you have a good day!

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CHRIS3215 3/13/2011 5:31AM

    AWWW Sold her for more than I bought her for & repairs..
The oil pump went & well now it will need major engine work so the guy who bought her wants to have his son rebuild it & have it as his starter truck!!
At least I know she will LIVE ON!!!
YAY!!!!!!!! emoticon
NEXT Truck will be a GMC!!!

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CHRIS3215 3/2/2011 3:13PM

    Thanks all but today really did it..
My engine blew in my plow truck Oh I feel so terrible..
I just hope i can get another truck soon..

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JHADZHIA 3/2/2011 8:41AM

    That is just awful losing heat when its so cold. I am right there with you being sick of the extreme cold we have been getting here :(( One more day of it (-22 F) then our temperatures actually get up to 0!!
No sign of spring here, that is for sure..

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MONTY68 3/1/2011 9:13PM

    Hi Chris
I felt so bad for you, It is a terrible feeling to be without heat. Hopefully Spring will come on time and winter finally over. We got up to 87, If I could, I would send a few degrees up to you. At least your furnace is working now.

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    YES...I totally agree...come on SPRING and SUMMER!!!!!!!!!

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KEKEIKO 3/1/2011 2:53PM

    Keep your head and your mind as there's only nineteen more days till the first day of spring. Who's counting? I AM!!!! I've had enough of this white stuff and cold weather too! I'm ready to take the canine pals for long distance walks. Looking forward to hiking on the weekends too! Can't wait! It's almost within reach! Hang tight! Hugs, Keke

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STARPESCADO 3/1/2011 2:08PM

    Hope things get better! Hugs!

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My love for the STEELERS!!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

I have loved this team sense 1976.
That was when the Cowboys were the IN TEAM & the TV show Dallas & Rodger Starbuck & Joe Namouth & his panty hose wearing stunt..
WELL as Steeler lovers should know that the team was formed in 1933 they got there logo from the American Steel workers Union.
The only change in the years for the Steelers, have been there players..JUST TOO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
OK why I love the Steelers, is
1) my Dad was a in the Steel workers Union he passed 17yrs ago & I was his little girl.
20 Steelers have always been the best playing team of all.
3) I'm so proud of them!!
4)I'm totally addicted to them.
People say they don't like them cause they always win DAA OK that is why they are playing FOOTBALL to WIN!!!
SO Come on boys ya can get this it is there for you & the taking..
GO squash them cheese heads & get the Sweet #7 Super Bowl win!!!

Black & Yellow YAYA!!! emoticon

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MONTY68 2/5/2011 10:27PM

    Hi Chris
I am glad I looked at this again, thought I had commented. Now, I know why you love the Steelers.
I grew up living near Pittsburgh and my dad worked in the steel mill, So there was only 1 team to love. Living in Florida with the Dolphins, I have to be quiet sometimes. I have gone to a Steeler bar occasionally, as we don't get many Steeler games on regular TV. Every Christmas my gift from my one son is a Steeler shirt or Sweatshirt or jacket, I will get my Terrible towel out tomorrow and get my walking in early, My walking partner is a Green Bay fan, she grew up in that area. So that will be fun
I know you wiLL enjoy the game and I can't wait till they hand the trophy to the Steelers at the end of the game.

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    Thanks for the history lesson. I have no allegiance so enjoy hearing what others have to say.

Jane on Guam

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JHADZHIA 2/3/2011 12:03AM

    Its always nice to be backing the proven winner! Enjoy!

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CHRIS3215 2/2/2011 5:53PM

    I got my other New Steeler t-shirt today!!! YAY
The one the Steelers were wearing when they beat the Jets..

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KLT5057 2/2/2011 2:10PM

    Woo hoo let's go steelers!!!!!

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BURGHGIRL 2/2/2011 12:49PM

    Love it!!!! Check out this makes me homesick at times!

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MY New Friend!

Friday, January 07, 2011

I bought this on Sunday January 2nd & my hubby & I put it together that evening..
WELL Monday was my first ride & I did 5 miles & WOW it was a push so to say..
BUT the second day was easier & so on that today I did 5 miles in NO TIME than besides that I already noticed that my running on the treadmill is so much smoother LOVE IT!!

Also bought an Elliptical
Will be putting this together this weekend.
SO YES I have added some more toys to my collection..
HEY I need a change up & now I got it..


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SUNNY332 3/19/2011 9:45AM

    What fun...

How do you like the elliptical? I have been looking at this same one and was just wondering. Do let me know.


Again - great to hear from you.

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LILPAT3 1/13/2011 12:03PM

    Love the new "toys". Cycling is a wonderful warm-up for the treadmill, walking, jogging, etc. It is also super easy on the knees! emoticon

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KEKEIKO 1/10/2011 11:09AM

    Hi Chris!

New toys are always fun and keep things exciting. Glad you're adding more. My elliptical will be arriving in a couple weeks. I got the SpaceSaver (see my blog dated 1/6) Purchased the one with motivational voice trainer (Jillian Michaels ~ Biggest Loser). It comes with an eight week program. I'm hoping it will motivate my daughter. We have a recumbent cycle but I can't use it because the seat leans back and it hurts my back. I have an older stationary bike that I use now and then and it has a seat like yours. Get bicycle riding shorts (the extra padding really helps).

Have fun with your new toys!

Hugs, Keke

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    Great going! Good for you!

Jane on Guam

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BACK2SQUARE1 1/7/2011 9:10PM

    You are going to LOVE that elliptical! Hands down, they are my favorite machine! Have a great year!

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LOPEYP 1/7/2011 6:37PM

    You are amazing! Good idea to mix it up. emoticon

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JHADZHIA 1/7/2011 5:51PM

    Very nice!! Have fun!! Changing up your workouts keeps them from getting dull! I was just wondering where you are going to find the room to put them in LOL.
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SPLASHDOG1 1/7/2011 5:10PM

    Ooooo, I love new fun stuff!! A co-worker recently passed her elliptical on to me so that's very exciting, unfortunately I can't do it for very long...yet....I think I might look around for a bike too. Good idea! Have fun with all your new goodies!


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MONTY68 1/7/2011 5:02PM

Hi Chris
Congratulations on your new toys. knowing you and seeing what you do on a daily basis, I can understand that you would like some new toys.
They look interesting, I know that you will have fun.
Thanks for sharing this.

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Love my STEELERS!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Got the Snuggie & wearing the 6 Champion Super Bowl win hat. The hat me wearing a custom made Steelers t-shirt. Here is the back of the T-shirt & YES I am wearing Steeler jeans & YES it says STEELERS on my butt!!
Plus I got a Steelers draft shirt & coat not shown..

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 12/30/2010 2:59AM

    Looks like you are have a great time! Good for you!

Jane on Guam

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MONTY68 12/29/2010 6:27PM

    Hi Chris
some great pictures and some great Steeler items. Each year for Christmas, my one son sends me a steeler t shirt or other things, this year, I got a pullover light jacket that will feel good on the chilly nights.
You sure do have a great collection and I am glad you shared them with us.

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BURGHGIRL 12/28/2010 12:31PM

    LOVE IT!!!!!

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