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Helpful tip for a day of HEAVY cooking

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

When in the kitchen and doing a lot of cooking I always hang a plastic grocery bag on one of the drawers. As I empty boxes of items, cans of food, egg shells, peelings, etc. while preparing meals, I have the plastic bag handy to put the "empties" in. It saves a lot of going to the trash can while preparing several dishes. I have been doing this for years and it is a big help.


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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 11/23/2012 9:01PM

    Great tip. emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 11/23/2012 12:38PM

    Great tip!

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WVROSE1 11/21/2012 10:33PM

    I do this too! I like to peel potatoes into the grocery bag at the sink. Makes clean up easy!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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DEBBY4576 11/21/2012 6:23PM

    Well, duh. My trash isn't that far, but this will certainly save me time. Thank you. Never thought of it.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 11/21/2012 2:20PM

    I do the same thing, unless I want to get in extra steps for the day. lol

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PARKERB2 11/21/2012 1:19PM

    Thanks for the tip. Will give it a try.

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KATHYJO56 11/21/2012 12:26PM

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovely family. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DONNA0256 11/21/2012 8:31AM

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BARBARAROSE54 11/21/2012 8:24AM

    I do this too

Happy Thanksgiving emoticon

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EOWYN2424 11/21/2012 7:53AM

    My Mom does this too! Good idea!

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ASRMOM 11/21/2012 7:44AM

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

This morning I made the dough for sour dough rolls. I am making 3 pans of rolls for Hubby to take to hunt camp next week. I usually make 9 pans of rolls, but someone else is making them this year too. Our temp today was in the low 40's, so I put the dough in the sun room to rise because it is warmer in there. As long as I don't let the sun shine on it, it is okay. Well, Hubby and I have been cleaning most of the day and guess who forgot about the rising dough. I should have made the rolls around 2:00 pm and I remembered it at 5:30.....the dough had overflowed the bowl. They sure will be "light" since the dough rose so much. I have now made the rolls and am waiting until they rise again so I can bake them.

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DEBSZOO74 11/18/2012 1:39AM

    I bet they are going to smell soooo good while they're baking, and taste delicious! emoticon

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MINDYJ1 11/15/2012 11:04PM

    I bet those rolls will be delicious!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 11/15/2012 12:14PM

    I can almost smell them from here!

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 11/15/2012 10:02AM

    There is nothing like fresh yeast rolls! emoticon

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MTNGRL 11/15/2012 9:01AM

    Lol, this has happened to me too. Baking fresh bread and rolls is such a wonderful talent. Bet they are delicious!!

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PINKNFITCARLA 11/14/2012 11:02PM

    You told me on the phone how much the dough had risen, you weren't kidding, LOL.

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SASSYTHING52 11/14/2012 9:41PM

    fresh bread yummy

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KATHYJO56 11/14/2012 9:01PM

    Looks like the dough in the I Love Lucy episode. emoticon

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 11/14/2012 8:22PM

    Wow, I think it did just a little. lol

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DEBBY4576 11/14/2012 8:18PM

    oh yum!!! But I don't know if I could resist the smell and not eat some.

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BARBARAROSE54 11/14/2012 8:07PM

    emoticon I'm sure they will be great

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JELLI-LEAN 11/14/2012 7:41PM

    Mmmm Ahhhh!! I can smell the bread rolls baking now. Ummmmm

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Questions Copied from Carla

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers.

Where is your cell phone?


Your hair?

Your mother?

Your father?

Your favourite thing?

Your dream last night?

Favourite drink?

What room are you in?

Your hobby?

Your fear?

Where do you want to be in 6 years?

Where were you last night?

Something that you aren't?


Wish list item?

Last thing you did?

What are you wearing?

Your pets?


Your life?

Your mood?

Missing someone?


Your car?

Something you're not wearing?

Your favourite store?

Your favorite color?

When is the last time you cried?

Where do you go over and over?

Five people who email me regularly?

Favourite place to eat?

Favourite place I'd like to be right now?

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PINKNFITCARLA 10/23/2012 11:15PM

    Glad you shared!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 10/23/2012 1:10PM

    Thanks for sharing, Nancy! I love to read everyone's answers.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 10/23/2012 9:50AM

    Neat emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 10/23/2012 8:18AM

    I'm glad your dreams were sweet!

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KITT52 10/23/2012 8:13AM

    thanks for sharing...

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Outside My Sunroom Window

Monday, October 01, 2012

When we moved here a year and a half ago, we had no idea of some of the things we would see here. There is a little private airport just across from us. We can see the Blue Ridge Mountains from 3 sides of our home. Our deck is on the sunroom end of the house. We can sit in the sunroom, on the front porch, or on the deck and watch this powerful little red and white plane pull up gliders. They usually do this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday's. It is very enjoyable to watch. You can tell when the little plane lets go, because he really revs his engine and head back to the airport. When the glider comes back in, it is a beautiful sight. They can turn in a very short space. There are 3 gliders that are used most often, but others do come also. They have signs on the main streets for glider rides....only one person and the pilot (who sits behind the passenger) can go at a time. WE were going to give a glider ride to our granddaughter until she found "Mama" couldn't go with her. Maybe next year..........

This second picture shows how beautiful the view is of the sky and mountains.

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MINDYJ1 10/8/2012 11:29AM

    I always love to look at the pictures you post Nancy! Thanks for sharing!

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KITT52 10/6/2012 1:51PM

    nice view Nancy, thanks for sharing

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PINKNFITCARLA 10/2/2012 9:42PM

    I love the view there. Hopefully I can see it when the leaves are changing.

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BARBARAROSE54 10/2/2012 12:20PM

    emoticon beautiful view !

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 10/1/2012 10:03PM

    What a beautiful view, Nancy!! You are so luck to be able to see that view every day.

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MTNGRL 10/1/2012 6:35PM

    Very pretty! Joe would love to see that, he is really into planes.
We are always amazed at the sites we see out here. Usually once a week military jets fly over head and practice maneuvers nearby at Greenland Gap.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 10/1/2012 5:43PM

    Such beautiful views! You are blessed!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 10/1/2012 5:20PM

    wow! emoticon

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GINGER_BEAR 10/1/2012 4:25PM

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful view.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 10/1/2012 3:28PM

    It really is beautiful. emoticon

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HFAYE81 10/1/2012 3:23PM

    So lovely!!! You are lucky to have such a beautiful view of the gliders.

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KATHYJO56 10/1/2012 3:15PM

    A beautiful view and one to make a person dream. emoticon

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Our visit to Humpback Rock on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Today Hubby and I took a little drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway. We stopped at Humpback Rocks. It was a farm dated back to the 1800's. There was a spring house where veggies and other items were kept to stay cold. Places for gardens, pens for razorback hogs and they were made to be bear proof, barns for animals, bee hives,cow shed. There was an old farm house that had a lady quilting. I couldn't do too much walkig even though I had my walking stick. It just hurt my leg too much. Hope the doctor can see me tomorrow when I go with Hubby.

Razorback hog pen.....which is bear proof

Bee hives:

Main house with lady on porch quilting:


Hubby and Nancy:

Chickens on a nice day having a picnic.

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PINKNFITCARLA 10/2/2012 10:14PM

    It looks like you all had a great time! I hope your knee is better sooner rather than later. Let me know how it goes at the docs tomorrow.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 10/1/2012 6:27AM

    I love the pictures, Nancy! That sounds like a fun way to spend the day, I would love to go there sometime!

I am praying that your leg feels better soon! emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 9/30/2012 11:08PM

    Too cool!

Praying that your leg is better soon. emoticon

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ELSCO55 9/30/2012 10:25PM

    sounds like a fun trip

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JANE1216 9/30/2012 10:23PM

    Beautiful pics from a beautiful day! So fun to see your wonderful day with hubby ---


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GINGER_BEAR 9/30/2012 10:02PM

    Thanks for sharing your outing. Hope your leg feels better soon!!!

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KATHYJO56 9/30/2012 8:30PM

    Nancy, What a beautiful place to spend a nice fall afternoon. I enjoyed looking at your pictures.

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    Love the pictures, Nancy!

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KITT52 9/30/2012 8:24PM

    nice pictures..thanks for sharing

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YAFENELRA 9/30/2012 8:23PM

    That looks like such fun.

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FATHINSN 9/30/2012 7:55PM

    Didn't expect the last picture - chickens on blanket, hehe.
Looks like a nice place for historical visit :D

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BELIEVE0724 9/30/2012 7:31PM

    Great pictures :)

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