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Ah, for the love of long weekends .... long, long weekends .....

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Well, been a few days since I was here, been super busy at work trying to keep everything caught up to date so I could enjoy the next four days off and to myself. Everyone will be at school and work, so have the whole house to myself.

I laugh when I think back to my younger days (about 100 years ago or so!!) ..... when I had the house to myself, it was time to fill it with friends from school and misbehave just 'cause we could. I really don't know how I lived through some of those times, but, well, here I am, still kicking!

Now it means time to myself, peace and quiet, time to rest, read and enjoy the leisure time alone.

My, how things change as the years go by. I look at my kids and wonder what they do when I am not here ......... Hummm, that's a very scary thought if I didn't trust them so much (they are post teenage years thank goodness)

Have a nice day at work tomorrow folks, LOL
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RONNIEHUEY 9/28/2012 1:49PM

    Enjoy your weekend!

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JENAE954 9/27/2012 4:13PM

  Time for self is healing and energizing.
Enjoy!

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CINDYWAGNER1 9/27/2012 2:58PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon ENJOY that time!! Do what you want and when you want.

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SHERYLDS 9/27/2012 8:36AM

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ELSCO55 9/27/2012 7:33AM

    Gonna party with you. GOing on a rad trip with Hubby, but wish I could stay at home and relax. Have fun and enjoy.

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This is a great low calorie drink recipe for a really tasty Margarita.

Saturday, September 22, 2012



You won't believe how low in calories this margarita recipe is.
Plus, it's loaded with Vitamins A and C and potassium!
But remember, just because it is low in calories and has some vitatmins and minerals, it is not healthier to overindulge, but it is harder to resist. One is good for you, 5 doesn't make it 5 times as good for you!

Serves: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients
1 oz carrot juice
1⁄2 oz red grapefruit juice
1⁄2 oz lemon juice
3⁄8 oz agave nectar
1 1⁄2 oz Tequila
Ice

Instructions
Combine all ingredients, shake, strain over ice into a short tumbler. and here is the calorie count:
162 calories 17 g carbs 20 mg sodium

  
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CINDYWAGNER1 9/23/2012 3:12PM

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KACEYSW 9/22/2012 11:28PM

    Sounds yummy!

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Can this work day ever end ..... The bad part of Fridays is the work part takes too long to pass by!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Love Fridays, but only at the end of my work day. I have never seen a clock move so slowly than on my Fridays!

Love Saturdays, Love Sundays, but I can't keep up with the clock it goes so quickly!

What the he**^ll is that all about? !

SHEESH !!!

  
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VINTAGEPAGE 9/21/2012 4:50PM

  I know ridiculous I say!

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UP2MENOW1 9/21/2012 4:32PM

  I WISH I had a full time job. Count your blessing and enjoy.

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WARNING ........... A DIRTY JOKE .........

Thursday, September 20, 2012


A vacuum salesman appeared at the door of an old lady's cottage and, without allowing the woman to speak, rushed into the living room and threw a large bag of dirt all over her clean carpet. He said, "If this new vacuum doesn't pick up every bit of dirt then I'll eat all the dirt."

The woman, who by this time was losing her patience, said, "Sir, if I had enough money to buy that thing, I would have paid my electricity bill before they cut it off. Now, what would you prefer, a spoon or a knife and fork?"

  
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JENAE954 9/21/2012 8:58AM

  Oh! The good old days!

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ARNETTELEE 9/20/2012 11:44PM

  Ha ha ha.....

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NANCYRUBIO 9/20/2012 11:42PM

    So what~~ Thanks!

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Any bright and wonderful ideas for supper when the cook (me!) starts cooking at 5:45 pm!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Well, I've tried those 30 minute meals they talk about, and I must say they taste for the most part like that's all the effort put into it is only 30 minutes worth.

Salads don't fill me, at least for more than an hour. I must admit, I get much fuller on potato or macaroni salads, but then the purpose is defeated of course.

I have to feed two adult girls (my loving daughters, well, for the most part loving anyway) and a seven year old granddaughter to consider as well.

We are all busy all the time, on the go to this or that, so don't have an enormous amount of weekend time to cook and freeze. And the girls are busier than I am!

I know slow cooker meals are a good idea, but haven't found many recipes I have been impressed with there either.

I do stir frys, and the Canadian version of Chinese food, but that gets rather repetitive after a while too.

I am really, really not fussy, I know it's sounding like I am, but it's all the restrictions that are making it difficult to offer some variety while still staying with in the limits that are healthy to maintain.

Come on guys/ladies, I'm sure you all have some wonderful things to share here. Might even help out someone else Sparking? Oh, and thanks in advance for the ideas!

  
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CINDYWAGNER1 9/20/2012 10:27PM

    We love crockpot recipes. Have you tried pulled BBQ chicken or Salsa chicken from sp. YUMMY!

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JENAE954 9/20/2012 7:36AM

  When I had a house full of kids and family to feed daily I found that large meats and poultry were the mainstay. I would usually cook a 20 pound turkey twice a month and planned meals around the cooked meat. Also made a different huge pot of soup from the bones. I would cook huge beef and pork roasts that would also last for days. There were no crockpots so the large oven was used.
Another thing I would do is cook the meats in a slow oven (300 degrees) for a longer period of time.
Hope this helps.
Good luck

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MT-MOONCHASER 9/19/2012 10:37PM

    I love roast done in a slow cooker. If yours has a crock that comes out of the heating part, you can season it the night before and put it in the refrigerator. Take it out in the morning when you get up so the crock can warm up and before you leave in the morning turn on the heat. When you get home you can microwave some potatoes and veggies and you're ready to go. Or you can put potatoes and carrots, etc. in with the roast in the morning.

The leftovers can be reheated the next evening. I also make a big pot of soup/stew from the leftover roast. Carrots, onion, celery, garlic, a can of green beans (drained), a can of kidney beans (usually not drained), a can of garbanzo beans (either way), a couple cans of tomatoes (usually the seasoned ones) and it's good to go. Great for lunches. You can add rice, pasta, or pearl barley also.

We also do a good sized pork loin around here, and have it with potatoes, salad, veggie or whatever. Then the next day you can shred it and do pulled pork barbecue. Good with coleslaw...

Throw a few chicken breasts into a plastic zipper bag with your favorite seasonings and let them marinate all day or even from the night before. Grill or bake them, they cook quickly.

I have also taken a whole chicken and stuffed it with my favorite dressing recipe and cooked it in the crockpot.

I hope some of these ideas help. If not, think breakfast -- pancakes and waffles can be a good supper, too. Heap them with your favorite fresh fruit.

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ANGHARAD3 9/19/2012 9:52PM

  How about sauteeing meat (pork chops, round steak) with onions in a couple tablespoons of olive oil? Top it with hash browns or 2-3 diced potatoes. Pour on a can of cream of mushroom or cream of celery soup diluted with third of a can of water and cook it in the skillet for 25 minutes or so. Add your favorite seasonings.You can be making a salad or steaming some vegetables while it cooks. Dinner should be ready in 30 minutes or so.

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RAMALEX 9/19/2012 9:27PM

  Have you tried using a crockpot/slow cooker.

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