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7/3/08 8:53 P

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Heather, I agree with Jan, Great going on not gaining weight but maintaining it while on your vacation. We wanted to go some where this week while we were on vacation but had to go to the eye doctor's instead. It seems that both my husband and I both have narrow angle glaucoma. However, even though his is worse than me we both are at a stage that will prevent going blind. We are having laser procure done. Jan, it was good hearing from you also. I have been reading all the posts but for some reason not posting. I think I am finally getting used to this website. I cannot seem to post on the Healthy Exchanges Website except for the 100 pound club. So I will begin posting often on this website. GOD BLESS! LouiseinAZ

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7/3/08 6:22 P

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Thanks Jan. :)



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7/3/08 5:54 P

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Louise, It's good to hear from you. I agree Branson sounds like a wonderful place for a vacation.

Heather, what a great job of not gaining on vacation!

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7/3/08 1:04 P

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Hi Louise! I love Branson! I highly recommend it for wholesome family fun, especially on a budget!

I didn't gain any weight, and I will be totally honest, I ate all meals except for breakfast out to eat! I usually cook at least 2 meals a day (breakfast, and either lunch or dinner) but this time I didn't. And we even went out to eat a few times for breakfast which I never do! I maintained, so I was pretty happy about that. I tried hard to pick healthy meals though. :)

Any way, great to see you back!



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7/3/08 12:42 P

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I have not posted too often but I am trying to change that. Heather, it sounded as you had a great vacation. Someday I want to go to Branson. It sounds like such a great place for a vacation. I am really trying to eat healthy and keep up with my exercising. I have not made any of Healthy Exchanges receipes lately but that is going to change also. GOD BLESS! LouiseinAZ

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7/3/08 10:55 A

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Yeah I just love those baskets! And I love that I can throw them in the washer.

YEAH, about the new doctor!



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Heather, I'm glad you had a good vacation. It's good to have you back home again, too.
The baskets sound great and your information about how they are washable helped. I have "rag rug" placemats and a magazine holder and a lasagna dish holder (one of my cats used to like to snooze in it). Next time I'm somewhere where they sell them I'm taking a closer look.
I had an appointment with a new doctor on Monday and I really like him. I'm waiting to hear my lab results.

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6/30/08 8:35 P

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I know I wish we could too! It only allows me to have 4 forums. I only get to choose two of the forums. The other two ALL Spark Teams must have. (the top two)

If it allowed me to make as many forums as I wanted, we would have lots of sub-forums in the Recipe forum! :)



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6/30/08 8:28 P

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Thanks for the instructions Heather. I copies it so I can practice. I do do best learning one lesson at a time. When our #1DS tries to show me AND DH a process, by the time he's 1 minute into the lesson it has flown over our heads.

Also thanks for the recipes. Such a shame we can't put all the recipes here on Sparkpeople in their proper grouping. I guess we can't ask for everything.

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PS to copy and paste-

First use your mouse, click like you are clicking to open a link, where you want to start "cutting". Then hold down the button that you would click on......while making the mouse roll over and highlight the whole part you want to "paste". Once it's all highlighted, hold down the ctrl button on your keyboard (by your space bar), and the letter C at the same time. Put the ctrl key first though, then while still holding down the crtl push the letter C key.

That will copy it.

Then put your mouse where you want to "paste" what you copies. And click so your cursor is there. Then hold down the ctrl key again and while holding down the ctrl key also push the letter V key. That will paste it.



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Yes we went to Branson. We go every year. :) We love Branson. lol :)

As for the rag rug casserole holders. I've been using them for about 5 or 6 years now. Every year it seems I need to buy more! lol Each year I buy a few, then comes the picnic...and I never seem to have enough. (I use all the ones I buy, but always make more dishes/recipes, then I have baskets! lol). They last forever it seems, and can be thrown in the washer if they get dirty. Which mine always get dirty, especially the one with the deviled eggs! lol For some reason people never are able to get out deviled eggs as nicely and cleanly as me, and there's always the yolk mixture all around the plate! lol haha



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6/30/08 2:55 P

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Good Morning, Do I take it that you went to Branson on your vacation Heather? A fun place to go when it's not too hot. I've seen baskets made of rags in the traditional shape but not like you describe for holding serving dishes. Good idea. When we travel I always try to pick up interesting woven baskets. I have quite a few on a 'tree' that I found in Maine one year.

Deb, you are smart to cut and paste to save time on posting the recipes. I have not learned to do that yet.

I soon will be posting the list of JoAnna's recipes from the TV station that she had her recipes on. Yesterday I found four more years from the 90's. I will wait until we get another check up on the computer. We are having problems.

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6/30/08 1:42 P

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I think you can adapt them, but I'm not sure how!

As for vacation, it went great. I bought a ton of stuff. lol hahaha

A new pie plate for one. I can't wait to start using it for Jo's deep dish pies! It's hand made and beautiful!

I also got a loom to make my own rag rugs! lol haha

I also bought a few more rag rug "baskets". (why I bought the loom, so maybe I can learn to make my own).

One thing I wanted to say is I love these rag rug baskets from Silver Dollar City, if you are interested in them, I bet you could call Silver Dollar City tell them to connect you to the basket shop, tell the basket shop what you want and they would probably mail you some.

Why I am advertising these is because like I told them at the basket shop this year. I found them to be great for Jo's recipes. Especially during summer! They come in 8x8/9x9 in square/round (the same one will do 8x8 and 9x9 and square or round! It will conform to all 4 kinds!) and 9x13 inch. These are great for cold things especially but also for hot. They are like old rag rugs but are casserole dish holders! They even have handles on them.

For summer I use them for all of Jo's pies, or jello/pudding salads, etc. And deviled eggs, or anything that needs to stay cold at those summer picnics! What I do is put a frozen ice pack in the bottom of the basket, and then the food in it's pan/plate right on top! I usually change the ice packs at least once during the day at the picnic (keeping the extra ice packs in the cooler, and they stay pretty solidy frozen in there).

In the winter they will also keep hot foods warm/hot!

I will post pics of them ASAP. But, I just love using them. Another thing I like about them, is they are so unique even my husband can tell which dishes are ours at a glance!

I've been going through all the recipes you've been posting and commenting on the ones I've tried.



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Great, thanks!

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6/30/08 12:34 P

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When I get home I'll check the Kitchen Miracles book to see if JoAnna has anything about that.

Deb

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Hi Deb,
Thanks for all the great recipes! Does anyone know if you can adapt recipes for bread making machines to bake in the oven if you don't have a machine? Thanks!
Carol

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6/30/08 12:21 P

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Good Afternoon everyone! Where did June go? It seems like we just had Memorial Day weekend not too long ago.

It's good to see everyone posting. Speaking of posting, while Heather was on vacation, she received lots of recipes from the old HE archives, so I've been adding these (good thing for cut & paste). When you try one of the recipes, please add your comments and ideas to the recipe. It will be interesting - almost like Top Chef or Next Food Network Star.

Heather, you'll have to update us on your vacation -
hope you had fun and relaxed.

Hope everyone has a pleasant evening and let hear from ya

Deb in MI


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