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4/10/09 10:46 P

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Great to have you back Patty.

Whew been busy busy busy!

I just made a couple of dishes for a congregation get together tomorrow.

I made the usual Layered Party Pea Salad from the Splenda book.

And then I made a new recipe for me, from a newsletter, some one else posted it in the recipe forum, called Cookies and Cream Dessert or something like that. Any way it called for Vanilla pudding mix, but I went with white chocolate as I thought the flavor would more resemble oreo "Cream" and definitely the bright white of white chocolate pudding versus the off white of vanilla would be closer. I think it looks great, I'll let you know how it taste after I have some tomorrow.

I also baked the chocolate graham crackers for a few minutes before making the dessert, as I read that or seen that in one of Jo's books or DVDs. She didn't say why you baked the graham crackers for that dessert, but I assume to get a "crispier" "crust" when not using a REAL pie crust in these kind of desserts. I only have seen that in ONE graham cracker dessert recipe though. And after I seen that in that one, I decided to give it a try and see if it makes a better end result. One thing I don't like about some of the "dessert" recipes is the graham cracker bottom being a little soggy compared to a real pie crust bottom, but the calories saved is something hard to pass by. So I'll let you know also if this baking method made what I think is a better end result or not.

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4/10/09 6:25 P

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I am trying to learn how to use this spark group. I just got home from my Mom's. She is 87, and had knee replacement surgery on the 17th of March. She came home today. Finally. She has the start of Alzheimers also. Someone needs to be with her for a while.
My daughter and I are taking turns caring for her for a while. Hopefully in a few weeks, she will be able to care for herself mostly, and not need 24 hour care.
I am starting HE again. I need to lose at least 100 pounds. I am 61, almost 62, next month, and retired.
I am Patty in MI from the HE boards long ago.
Have a great day.

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4/10/09 5:27 P

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Hi Jan, and all to follow. I love Leslie Sansone's walking tapes. I have quite a few and just use one over and over. A year or so ago someone said some sporting goods store had a set of her 12 DVD's for $25.00 and I ordered them. Such a bargain.

I've gotten my ironing done and am now tuckered out. DD is off to join her brother in the desert camping with a group. She got an SOS last night to bring some more garlic bread. DH loaded the back of her truck with some fire wood from the neighbors remodel that is going on. The house has just about been gutted.

It is very cloudy but I haven't seen any rain that they say might come. We need it but probably will pass us by. The rest of the week end is suppose to be very nice.


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4/10/09 8:54 A

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Good morning,

I'm up earlier than usual. The kitchen floor was all gritty so I swept & mopped it.
I ordered a special ham and when it arrived late yesterday afternoon it was frozen solid like a turkey! I called the seller and they are refunding my money but now it's plan B for the weekend.

I heard Leslie Sansone has some new walk videos at some Targets. If you go to Target's home page and search for Leslie Sansone you can see if they carry them in your area. There is only one Oregon location (Beaverton) that carries them, then in Seattle area there are about 4 or 5 stores.

How are you today?


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