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8/7/12 10:39 P

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It's good to see you post Jan.

I have made the Creamy Tuna Twist Salad fron CHAA. It is very good too. There are a lot of recipes I want to try out of that book.

The TOPS garage sale sounds like it would be fun. Lot of laughs I bet.

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8/7/12 5:35 P

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I love that calico salad too. I also miss the newsletters, and JoAnna on a whole! It was like getting a letter from a friend each month. I will never forget January 2006, I read the newsletter and told Vince, it's not going to be long now...I knew by her writing she was nearing the end. March came and I told Vince, she's nearing the end now for sure I don't know if we will have any more from her after this...then in May as soon as I opened it, I just knew, she was gone. I miss her terribly.

Thanks for the Across America suggestion too! I'll give that one a looksy Jan!



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8/7/12 5:16 P

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Me again!

The tuna salad was great. I make the Mom's Tuna Salad from the Kids cookbook. I add black pepper and a tbls of Splenda. Yummy lunch.

For dinner I made the Calico Cucumber Salad. I cut the cucumber back to 2 cups because that's what I had and just tasting right after making it is very good. This is from October 1994 Newsletter, page 4.


I miss the newsletters from JoAnna so much. I use to really look forward to them each month.

Heather I agree on going with your instincts. You can always add more if needed. I bet they are good anyway. We'll all come over and taste test for you!!! emoticon



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8/7/12 5:15 P

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Good afternoon,

It's good to get back somewhat to normal this week. Our TOPS group had a garage sale - one day of setup and two days of sale and it was hot, hot, hot outside! Thankfully we're back to our usual cooler weather.

Our son finally received a bone growth stimulator for his foot today- so we hope the healing process will begin.

Bruce is driving today so I've been getting things done.

There was a tuna salad recipe in Cooking Across America that I liked. I haven't made it in ages. I think it called for two cans of tuna.

I've got chicken thighs marinading in lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and oregano. It will roast with some new potatoes.

I have some pumpkins growing in the garden. There have been some blossoms and small pumpkins starting,. Now if the slugs will just let them grow I might have some this fall. Sometimes I buy really cheap beer to set out in a throw away bowl and the critters go in there and drown. Ugh! There's one orange gladiola blooming and another about to. Crocosmia is starting to bloom.



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8/7/12 4:28 P

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How was that tuna salad, I made one from the Kid book once that I wasn't so happy with. But, I do like a lot of her tuna noodle casseroles. And DD1 loves them! I use salmon sometimes in place of the tuna.

I hate when I lose a good long post too! UHG!

I made more strawberry jam, this time half stevia and half cane sugar. It is good but I think I will cut back on the stevia next time, I think I made it slightly too sweet. Not sure though, will have to try a bit more and see. I guess these will go for gifts to my more organic friends, hopefully they aren't too sweet for every one, but like I said, next time I think I will cut back at least 1 cup. (I double and a half the recipe though, so that's really only taking back maybe 1/3 to 1/2 cup of what is called for per a recipe). I had a feeling as I was pouring it may be too much and should of went with my instincts! But, the strawberries I had were mainly "white" so I thought well they may just need the "extra"....wrong I think, next time go with my instinct and cut back a bit! I will say I think the color came out prettier using Stevia/Cane Sugar, then Splenda/white sugar.

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8/7/12 2:41 P

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Hi Everyone

Just lost a long post grrrrr Let's try this once more.

Looks like we are going to get another storm this afternoon. We had some rain yesterday with lots of lightning. Lost power once yesterday but not for long.

Ann I know y'all are dreading the hotter days. I'm like you, I cut my own stew meat. The stew meat in the stores looks like chuck and that is always a fatty meat.

Patty I like that sweater pattern. I know with your eye for color you will make some beautiful sweaters. You are organizing up a storm.

Judy you are having some busy days. Hopefully the heat won't last long.

Louise I hope all went well for your DH.

Jan I hope all is well with you and your family. You are missed.

Not much newsy here. I made H.E. Tuna Salad this morning. I feel tired today for some reason. The Olympics are interrupting my sleep. lol

Enjoy your day everyone.

Water--yes
food -- so so
moving -- not so good


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8/7/12 1:45 P

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Afternoon Ann and all,
I started decluttering the third shelf in the office.
Guess what I found..
my glue gun and my glue sticks yahooo
I haven't known where they were for a long time.
you know, put it on a shelf, then periodically put stuff in front of it, and voila, gone

did you drink your water?
yes

did you stick to your diet?
no

did you move?
no

make today a healthy day.

so far so good

started a bit of knitting yesterday.
Did a bit this morning, and had to take out 2 rows on the baby sweater I am making. bah

If anyone is interested, here is the ravelry picture show of the baby sweater I am making. So many pretty sweaters...
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/
little-lamb-sweater/people

ok, have a good day.

yes, Judy, I could not have done a day like you did yesterday...

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8/7/12 1:30 P

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Good Morning Everyone.

Yes, Judy you sure had a full day yesterday. Now you deserve a day of rest.

I've read the paper, had breakfast and have a huge crock pot of beef stew cooking. I always fill the pot more than it should be but I don't think it will run over. I took my crockette recipe and tripled it. I've also got some ground beef that I cut the 1# packages in half and set them in the freezer to freeze. Once they are frozen I will package them up in food saver bags.

When you make beef stew do you buy stew meat or make up your own? I found the stew meat to be fattier than I like so generally buy a family pack of round steak pieces that have the fat cut off and then cut them up.

It is warming up and even DH has been turning the fans on.

Ann in San Diego


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