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Recipe, Birds, and Experimenting


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Sunday, November 03, 2013

I thrive on compliments! And when I get one from my hubby it is like a jewel. Perhaps I should be, but I'm not ashamed to admit I savor and enjoy it. Hubby does our grocery shopping, partly to help me and partly because he wants to eat what he wants to eat. (Luckily, he's become good at finding the things I want and need.)

Well, yesterday when he sat down to supper he looked on our table and said, "I go to the grocery store and just buy a lot of things on sale and then you turn them into a feast." Oh, yeah, I'm going to savor that one, about as much as I savored the dish. I even went and got the camera to snap the leftovers:



This dish was based on the SparkRecipe, Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry. I had the onion, garlic, broccoli, red pepper, and pineapple on hand. I didn't have cabbage, so I substituted celery and carrots. I cooked each veggie separately and then put them together so they retained more individual flavor and color. I didn't have enough juice to worry with thickening it, but it didn't need it. I served it with brown rice. Absolutely yummy. And it is so great to find something healthy hubby likes, too.

Another picture I took yesterday in our front yard:



These beautiful cranes hang out in our neighborhood. I just love seeing them. Funny, but I grew up less than 50 miles from here and never remember seeing one as a child. Wonder if they've come back following the DDT ban or whether they have been imported or if I just never noticed!

After yesterday's group run I recovered quickly and felt good. After supper, though, I was feeling a little weak. I debated between going to bed early or having more to eat. I chose to eat thinking it might help. It did. I ended up going a little over my calorie range, but the scale was just at 125.4 this morning, right where I want it to be, so I'm thinking I really did need that extra food. Still experimenting and still learning!






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ROXYCARIN 11/27/2013 12:31AM

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KIN59VARA 11/10/2013 4:50PM

    What a wonderful couple you are!

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SUPERMODEL2BE 11/10/2013 2:02PM

    I wish my hubby would shop for me, or it would be excellent if I could have a delivery service. But the only company that delivers where I live is Schwan's and their food is not healthy.


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JOANNHUNT 11/8/2013 11:56AM

    AWESOME THANK YOU FOR SHARING. THAT LOOKED VERY GOOD AND YUMMY. ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY.

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  You are emoticon !!! You look beautiful !!! emoticon

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CICELY360 11/5/2013 11:14PM

  Enjoy your blog

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SALEX52 11/5/2013 11:29AM

    We all love compliments, especially from the people who are most important to us.

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GRLTAZ 11/5/2013 10:56AM

    I think we all crave compliments when they are real ones. It helps our self worth. So glad hubby could come through like that. We all will probably struggle with losing and maintaining our goal weights at times and I am glad you reminded me subtly that this is a life long journey and not a fast weight loss journey. Thank you ! TC

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 11/5/2013 8:55AM

    I remember the somewhat rare compliments from my husband for years! If only they knew how valued those words of praise are to us. But then if they came more often, maybe they wouldn't be so special?!

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TIME-4-TINA 11/5/2013 8:22AM

    awww, so cute that your husband called your meal a feast! I get a lot of satisfaction when someone compliments my cooking. I also get offended when they don't like it. ha ha!

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CHANGINGHORSES 11/5/2013 7:43AM

    Way to go........the feast looks yummy! He is well trained.

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SERENE-BEAN 11/4/2013 11:26PM

    Your pics are lovely! Thanks for the post.

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MARYJEANSL 11/4/2013 11:16PM

  Love the cranes!

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ROCKYCPA 11/4/2013 9:42PM

    Thanks for sharing - looks like a great recipe!!

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SHANNONY84 11/4/2013 8:54PM

    Thank you for sharing. I to strive on positive reinforcement!

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JANEMARIE77 11/4/2013 4:42PM

    way to go

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PATRICIAANN46 11/4/2013 4:06PM

  A compliment from the heart is very well-received indeed. Your supper looks super-Yummy!!! emoticon
The Sand Hill Cranes were endangered for quite some time. I remember when they were introduced in Wisconsin. We had a pair in the field behind our home all summer and I loved listening to their reedy calls. That was about 20 years ago, and now they are plentiful.

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    Love Your emoticon Pictures!!
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JSEATTLE 11/4/2013 3:01PM

  What a wonderful day! Thank you for sharing, I have also made that recipe and it's a keeper because it works with just about anything you have on hand.

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NEPTUNE1939 11/4/2013 1:40PM

    Great

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NONNAOF2 11/4/2013 1:30PM

  Congrats on doing things right for yourself! The meal looked really good, I'm going to look up the recipe for dinner sometime this week! :-)

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LIVELYGIRL2 11/4/2013 12:44PM

  Isn't it great when your on the same page. Wonderful.

It looks like you live in a beautiful area.

Sounds like you are doing excellant with figuring out your exercise and food habits. emoticon

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JUNEPA 11/4/2013 12:21PM

    Very yummy and nutritious !!

Where I live and grew up, we see a lot more eagles, herons and canada geese now than when I was growing up. I think it is related to the DDT ban and being more aware and careful about environmental impact.
Some things in the world are getting better, not everything is getting worse and worse!!

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SHOAPIE 11/4/2013 11:58AM

    Yuummm

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MRSRIGS1 11/4/2013 11:04AM

    Always nice to get a compliment from your significant other! It's the little things in life that mean so much. Your dish looks delicious!! emoticon

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SUSIEMT 11/4/2013 10:14AM

    Great blog! I am so happy you included the picture of the left overs. Looks yummy!

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JLEMUS1 11/4/2013 10:02AM

    Awesome, thank you!!!

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DJSHIP46 11/4/2013 7:48AM

    You have a lot to be thankful for!

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NASFKAB 11/4/2013 7:41AM

  lovely dish want some

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GARDENCHRIS 11/4/2013 7:34AM

    what a nice thing your hubs did.... and your very lucky to have the cranes!

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CARTERSGRANDMA 11/4/2013 7:18AM

  The recipe sounds great...and what a sweet compliment! Keep up the great work.

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DIANNEMT 11/4/2013 7:08AM

    Great compliment--and looks like he was right!

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CHERYLHURT 11/4/2013 7:06AM

  Delicious!

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SHERYLP461 11/4/2013 6:46AM

    We are always learning, good for you choosing the right action, We have the sandhill cranes coming to our pond too, like you I was born and raised right here and don't recall seeing them as a child.

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PENOWOK 11/4/2013 6:42AM

    We are all learning and every body has its unique quicrks with what it needs and what doesn't help. Good for you for taking the chance and figuring it out!

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SCRAPBECCA 11/4/2013 6:38AM

    Your meal looked yummy!

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ASCIESZKA 11/4/2013 6:23AM

    Thank you for sharing!

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