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7/27/12 3:39 P

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Thanks for the tip. I hope to make use of it.

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7/27/12 12:49 A

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I made it tonight for la leche league and every one loved it, including the husband that came!

On coconuts you have to poke out one of the eyes first to drink the water, and then crack it open.



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7/26/12 5:25 P

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Heather, thank you for the recipe. It looks good and I'll have to keep an eye out for good buys on coconut milk.

Good grief grocery store prices are going up!

Last year we had a TOPS contest and the team I was on was Coconut Jewels. One of the ladies brought me a coconut and told me to take it home to crack open. I had to look online to see how to do that and the instructions worked. I'm afraid I missed the coconut water!

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7/26/12 12:57 A

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oh I adore fresh coconut water, (that's the part you would be drinking the water, not the milk) but not every one does.

I decided I will make it tomorrow for la leche league pot luck.



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7/24/12 9:51 P

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My Salisbury Meat Loaf was a strange one. The loaf part was good but the last 15 min. you bake it, you pour over it a 1 cup of f/f evap. milk that you mix with a can of cream of mushroom soup. Not easy getting a slice out of the pan either.

Heather, the lentil soup looks good. I've never cooked with coconut milk. In fact I have two hairless coconuts in the refrig. now. Our neighbors who are from Laos gave them to us. You are suppose to cut the top off and insert a straw to drink the liquid out. For some reason DH and I don't think it sounds that good.

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7/24/12 7:08 P

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This is the one I used loosely last time, www.101cookbooks.com/archives/coconu
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I used canned coconut milk, I like it a lot.

I also used chicken broth instead of water.

I didn't have fresh ginger and used dry powder, I'll try to get fresh before I make this next week though, as I really really like fresh ginger.

Instead of rice, I'll probably be serving it over quinoa.



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7/24/12 6:07 P

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Heather, that sounds really good. Is it your recipe or did it come from somewhere else? I don't think I've ever had coconut milk. I love curry!

I was inspired by the talk of peas in salad so ended up making Lazy Dog Macaroni Salad for tomorrow. Also made Bavarian Chocolate Mint Pie. It called for shortbread crust but I decided to use chocolate. I've been having a hard time finding shortbread and I only have one left.

I'm making a grocery list for when I go to super WalMart next month and I've been marking down recipes I want to make again.

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7/24/12 2:40 P

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I agree with both of you on frozen peas in salads. It's one of my favorite ingredients in salads. I've always wanted to try the six toed cat salad! Good to know it's a good one.

I love coconut milk, I know what I will be making next week! lol We have all the ingredients in the house too. I had been trying to figure out what I would make, and now I know. Red Lentil, with chicken, curry and coconut milk. mmmmm



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7/24/12 2:18 P

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Good morning,

It's a gorgeous day here. Starting yesterday I got a burst of "let's get things done" and deep cleaned our bedroom. Oh, I don't like having to clean the mini blinds slat by slat and everytime I think if I just kept them well-dusted more regularly, I wouldn't have to do that. Now the rooms is sparkling and feels so good.

Also did some weeding and my muscles are achey today. Again, it feels so good to get caught up outside.

This morning I vacuumed the carport. I think every leaf that falls off a tree in our neighborhood ends up in that carport!

Now I'm ready to haul out some cookbooks because I want an HE dessert. I have a few favorites and haven't made one in just ages. I'll let you know what I make.

I'm in the "don't like canned peas club". Love fresh or frozen. There are two frozen pea salads my family really likes- Boardinghouse Dilled Pea Salad from Fast, Cheap & Easy and Inn of the Six-Toed Cat Pea Salad in Heart Smart. Another family favorite that has frozen peas is Lazy Dog Macaroni Salad (Heart Smart) and if I have the ingredients I think I'll make that today.

Ann, our local newspaper said there's no open barrel burning right now but I'd be surprised if that effects the local campgrounds.

Judy, does your dog like to be groomed? Mom used to have her English spaniel groomed and she'd come home with bows in her ears which lasted about 5 seconds.

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7/24/12 11:30 A

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I do not like canned peas, or for that matter most canned vegetables. Tomatoes and corn are the exceptions. I do use frozen vegetables a lot. I love to make salads with frozen peas. They chill the salad immediately.

As you all know I like more exotic cooking. That means I keep a very good supply of unusual ingredients in my kitchen. Recently a local, very high end restaurant's chef was making a dish and discovered he had no coconut milk. His assistant, who lives in a trailer in our front yard, was sure I'd have some coconut milk. She called and confirmed that I had some and they they drove her over here to pick it up. I was tickled that I could help and not at all surprised they would call on me. It saved them well over one hundred miles of driving and made me pleased. That was a good exchange.

I'm off to the dog groomer this morning so I'll talk with you more later.

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7/24/12 1:04 A

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I tried one of her pea salad recipes once with canned peas (cause it called for canned peas) and I just really didn't care for it. I like canned peas, but not for "salads" the texture just wasn't right for me for a salad. I much prefer frozen peas for pea salads.

I hope you all like it though.

WOW camping just doesn't seem right with out a fire. :(



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7/23/12 3:29 P

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Good Afternoon All, I've gotten another two weeks of grocery shopping done and everything is put away.

Judy, the desserts that you had at the camp ground sound like real camping recipes. I've never heard of mixing marshmallows with chocolate and strawberries. Could they have an out door fire? When we go camping,none of the camp grounds allow camp fires. We drove out to Mt. St. Helen's when we were caravaning in the area but I don't remember seeing any camp grounds. They do have very nice visitor centers.

Yesterday I pulled out my 12 page booklet of Cliff's favorite recipes. I made a list of 20 as a possibility to fix. I was very surprised that 95% of them I already had all the ingredients. I did buy a can of baby peas to make one of the pea salads. Never buy canned peas. We'll see how many on the list I fix. Some I'm going to just fix 1/2 a recipe. Those are the ones that wouldn't freeze well. I listed 4 that call for non fat plain yogurt so I bought a big container of that today. I wish the commissary carried the little containers still. With all the thousand of yogurt they do carry, one more wouldn't hurt. lol

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