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I do love various kinds of muffins and these involve two ingredients I really like. Did you use frozen cranberries? Maybe you can share the recipe.


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Made some cranberry orange muffins and had one for breakfast.

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I don't even know, Carol. I am staying away from the scale as I try to rebuild muscle. You're right, though, nothing sounded good so I ate whatever did; that was mostly tea or coffee with 1/2 & 1/2 -- I usually drink my coffee black (although I do enjoy a latte now and then) but I haven't been able to drink black coffee for over a week. I could swim in the amount of Manadarin orange slices I've eaten!



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Did you lose weight? But it is hard to eat right if not hungry.


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Yesterday I was actually hungry for the first time in a week. I don't know what this bug is but I don't like it!

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For some reason I have poor internet connections tonight, so will just say I'm off to bed now!


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I love the magic bowl!


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Gee Carol, the Dollar Tree is a few doors down from Kohl's and everything is $1.00 there. Hadn't thought of going there, so thanks for suggestion. I use their clear plastic bowls for grandkid's fruit salad and they call it the "Magic bowl" as they empty it and it magically reappears full in the fridge again.


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emoticon I paid 10 x 10 for a pastry brush I bought at the dollarama.

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The simple thing I need is a pastry brush and couldn't find one except in a basting kit. We used to buy those brushes for 10 cents. lol



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I am such a sucker for kitchen stuff emoticon

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Hope your foot heals quickly, Carol.
I haven't had much energy today but did go to town for just a few things, but mainly so I could shop at Kohl's with 30% off coupon. I always manage to find a few things I need/want. Got good buy on Food Network cookie sheet as we need one at Lake House. Would have loved many other kitchen items but have no more storage space in any of three kitchens.
Love grille pans that reverse to griddle and are black cast iron, but also very heavy for me to handle. And where would I store that?
But got an expensive top for very few dollars - and of course, I really needed that!!!


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Finally. It took from Friday am till Saturday am.

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Sorry about cut foot. Did you get the bleeding stopped?


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oh no! hope you are okay! i hate getting stitches.

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Awful feeling. Broke a glass. Gashed my foot a good one. It may need stitches.

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Sorry you are sick. Hope the week-end brings you out of it.
I'm headed to bed, so tired.


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Ugh. Caught some sort of bug. Had to leave work early yesterday and stayed home today. I slept most of the day which I NEVER do. Blech. Hate feeling poorly.

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Weathermen said it would be a rainy week, but two days in row have been gorgeous!!!


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Sun can make such a difference! emoticon

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Our weather is crazy too. may not get out of 70's today. Gloomy for 3 days and as much as it threatened rain, we barely got 1/2 inch. And we need the rain!
We are at Lake House, going home this forenoon and after being in for 3 days, the sun came out nice and bright!!!


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Our weather is totally off the charts. 59 degrees (F) at 0500! In August! In Missouri! Not that it isn't comfortable because it IS, but it's just not normal!

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My comments on Instant Pot I put on another thread. You'll see it.
The rotis whole chicken does sound good.


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You can't beat oven-roasted!
I have cooked chicken in it and am doing so today. (Prepping for the week!)
Since I work a nine hour day and wait for Al on those days I don't go to the gym, it's nice to be able to cook a good meal in a short time and not heat up the house in the summer.

I don't eat beef or pork so can't say how they do, although I do know people who do.

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Must look at an instant pot. Don't intend to buy one, but do sound interesting.
Do you like it for meats? I still love the old-fashioned ovens for roasting, etc. and crockpot is great for many meats and foods.


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I was surprised when they said dried beans as well, Carol. These new electric pressure cookers seem to be more stable than the old stove-top variety.


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I used pressure cookers for many years, both 8 qt. for meals and 16 qt. for canning. One thing they did not recommend doing was dried beans. They must be made differently now as I saw a chef make risotto in one yesterday.
I do have electric rice cooker and am very fond of it.


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The Instant Pot is a brand of electric pressur cooker.
In go the beans, onions & garlic with water to cover and set the pot for about 25 minutes (depends on the bean) and it comes to pressure & it cooks for the prescribed time and then it stops and you let the pressure go down naturally & voila! Beans.
I have a friend who uses her Instant Pot for everything, but I'm a slow learner & so far I've mostly just made beans. But so nice not to have to do it on the stove in Missouri heat!

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That's how I freeze beans. But what is an instant pot? I boil them on stove until all water is absorbed and beans are done.



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Temperatures are about the same but the humidity is finally gone.

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Be careful, LoveCarol! Heat is not our friend!

That's good to know about the beans CarolJ35. I've been cooking beans in the instant pot and then freezing them in quart bags.



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FYI I bought canned black beans in Wal-Mart last week. Usually buy Bush's low sodium if I don't have time to cook my own. I try to boil 1 lb. at a time with no salt and add onions and garlic for flavor.
Well, I found Wal-Mart's own brand with no salt and found them to be just as good as the ones I cook.


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lol Shannon

I was out foolishly walking in the scorching heat yesterday. About 2 1/2 hours. I was exhausted.
I couldn't do anything else but lie down until I felt strong enough to get up. I did go into a store for a few minutes.

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It's cooled off here as well. I can't believe I'm snuggled beneath the duvet on 31 July! Of course I do have the window fan blowing! emoticon

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And we have cooled off. Was down in 60's overnight with very low humidity. I'm going to use the oven today.


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Certainly no baking or cooking going on for me. Too hot in the apartment.

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Pool is up and running but I rode recumbent bike for exercise as weather was yucky all day.


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I'm still using my trampoline. It is hot in the apartment so only once a day on the trampoline.

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Kids got home tonight and then the thunderstorms came! Not sure when he will get pool ready to use. I need that exercise! But he has a lot to do this week-end!

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Oh phooey!

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Couldn't swim today! Pool pump won't work. Chris will be home tomorrow and get it running.


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Great Carol.

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That's clever to buy mix & match swimsuits.
I love swimming but free swim isn't available when I have the time to swim

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Yes, yes, to both of you.
I keep swimsuits in 3 houses and they do wear out. Our pool has salt rather than chlorine and I think the pool in FL has same, but it is also hard on swimsuits. I do not buy real expensive suits but get good ones at good price at Beall's Outlet in FL. Jantzen's, Maxine's and Rose Marie Reid's can be gotten for discount prices. My DIL has gotten nice ones at Target and sometimes even at Wal-Mart. We always buy separates so we can mix and match.


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Swimming is great exercise but one downsize is the bathing suits have to be stocked up on because of the chlorine.

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It does, Carol! I remember a colleague of my boss WAY back when I was 18 years old telling me that the time to start eating better was now. Boy, do I wish I'd listened to him! emoticon

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My doctor strongly urged me to meet with nutritionist because I am pre-diabetic even though she recognized my knowledge of balanced meals, losing weight, and healthy foods. I reluctantly agreed to go and must admit I learned a lot about food and how it works in body of diabetic. I have never really lived with anyone with diabetes. She upped my calories to 1400 and I was doing between 1000-1300. Concerned about losing weight on that.
I haven't been getting my usual exercise since January but think I can now go back to the pool although I won't be able to walk as much as I used to.
Growing old certainly has a downside!


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I did join the Ad-Free Spark people. I got in on the ground floor so it was a one-time payment. Don't know if they're still doing that? I have V---E---R---Y slow internet and limited bandwidth so I got tired waiting for things to load.

Besides no ads, you also get Spark Coach which really helped me get back into the groove.

We had the same thing on Sunday, Carol, rain all around us but not here.

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We need rain! Hard to believe serious thunderstorm circled around us for nearly 3 hours last evening, yet we got no rain. Some areas had severe weather our of it, even flash floods.


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I refuse to pay for ad-free spark people. I get enough info from the site and just tolerate the ads that I don't need to spend money to get rid of ads

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