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3/9/13 5:58 P

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Good afternoon everyone

Patty-my mom told me that they kept flour in the drawers. I have heard that they also kept potatoes. I also think that putting potatoes and vegetables in there would not be good. They may have put sugar too.

It has been emoticon ing for most of the day with about 7 inches so far. It warmed up enough to melt some as there was 7 inches this morning.

Most likely will not go to church tomorrow as just getting out of the house without boots (that I do not have right now) would be a challenge. It is a little ways to the car from the house.

Looking for a baked chicken recipe without tomatoes for tonight.
Not much more going on.

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3/9/13 3:59 P

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Metal lined drawers aren't necessarily good for storing fruits or vegetables. Those things need ventilation and for the most part need not to be touching each other if they are going to be stored for a very long time.

The reason for metal lined storage bins is Mice, and other rodents. Most homes long ago had mice among other things and they liked flour and other grain products. Sugar bins often had glass fronts, but sugar is not especially attractive for pests other than bugs.

When I was a girl I was taught not to store either apples or onions with other produce unless you want something to ripen quickly. Apples will speed the ripening process. I think storing onions with apples causes the onions to spoil. I know they shouldn't be stored together. Another no-no is storing potatoes and onions in the same bag, even if it is a burlap bag.

Enough with the household hints for today. I am anxiously awaiting my next TOPS meeting. I really want to weigh in because I have been very careful about the amount of calories and carbs for the past two weeks. I should have a good weigh-in. I am really beginning to notice that my clothing is getting too big. Isn't it great when your clothes just hang on you? I love it!!!
I do have new smaller clothing, but I wear the old stuff around the house just to make me feel good. Since I am single I don't have to look good for a spouse, or for that matter for guests most of the time. Occasionally I will put on my good clothing when I am anticipating that someone might just visit.

It is now one PM and I have not yet gone downstairs. I think it is time for me to go get something to eat. Gloria and I have been busy "organizing" my bedroom area all morning and I have just been too busy to stop to eat. Actually, I didn't go down to eat because I was waiting until I wasn't moving around so much to take my glucose reading. I finally gave up and it was only 76. That isn't bad considering that I have really been busy.

I'll see you all later, after I have something to eat, take a shower and go grocery shopping. Any bets that I'll make it back before dinnertime?

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3/9/13 3:34 P

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Good Morning Patty and all to follow. I never heard of metal in cabinet drawers before. I remember grandma's baking type of cabinet that had the tilt out drawers. One for flour and one for sugar. I wonder if the metal kept the bugs out.

Not much going on here. I've been reading this morning. Had a long email from DS. DIL is still very busy in Mi. getting her dads affairs straightened. She did get dad a hair cut yesterday. He seems to be happy now that baseball season has started. Tomorrow DIL is going to clean out the EX lady friends garage of her dad stuff. I don't know how that will go as cold as it is. I hope there is a Goodwill close by. I know DS wishes he was there to help her but his computer consulting work has gotten very busy right now.

My refrig. is pretty bare right now except for the bottled stuff that stays there a while. No fresh vegetables or fruit. I think we will have sandwiches for supper.

Ann in San Diego

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3/9/13 8:55 A

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Morning Girls,
I hit a wrong button and lost my post for this morning. I hate that.

Nina, you mentioned one time, about a metal lined drawer for potatoes and onions. I have a metal lined drawer in one of my cabinets. It also has a metal flour container. Is it better to store the veggies in the metal drawer?

Anyway, how was yesterday girls?

Did you move?

did you drink your water?

did you stick to your lifestyle food plan?

Let's make today a healthy day.

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