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7/16/11 3:51 P

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Not sure. Haven't really talked to them lately. The guy works up north with DH and the girlfriend lives quite a ways from here.
It sure looks handy though.

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7/16/11 3:40 P

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Laura, I LOVE kitchen gadgets to no end! Bring 'em on! I can't wait to get the BB!!!!

Do the people you got them for like it? I have heard good things!!

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7/16/11 3:22 P

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Yeah, I used a fork a lot too even though I had the little hand crank job. It was just easier and quicker with the fork for a lot of things like cooked veggies. I mainly used it for grinding up meats when I got to where he was eating them--pretty early really.
I like gadgets too...to a point. Some gadgets just get dusty. But I LOVE my new 16 slice adjustable apple slicer. I use a lot of apple slices in hummus and guac. and this thing makes 16 very thin slices and has a larger than usual center section that really gets the core out.

Also, don't know how I'd live without my immersion blender OMG!


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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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7/16/11 2:45 P

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I bought a couple of baby bullets for one of the guys who work for my DH. He and his girlfriend just had a baby. I just used to use a fork. lol But, I'm such a gadget monger, I'm sure I would have gotten a baby bullet for myself back when there were babies around here. lol

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7/16/11 11:11 A

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Laura you made me remember the day when sitting in a little deli with my 6 or 7 month old boy eating an avocado and cheddar sandwich (oh SO good!) and I just pulled out little spoonfuls of avocado from my sammie and fed my boy. He snarfed it down! People in the deli looked at me like I was crazy. That is pretty much how I fed him the first year or so. I had a little hand crank food musher thing that I put next to my plate and as I fed myself I fed my kid with all the same foods. Didn't have to buy that jarred baby food junk.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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I have my sights set on the Baby Bullet for making baby food. I have read so many wonderful things about it for making homemade baby food (yep! even baby's first oatmeal!!)

Laura, I am such an avocado lover, it has been a taste I have gotten my kids acclimated to VERY young! So delish and creamy!!

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can you do that with steel cut oats?



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Best baby's first food; AVOCADO

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7/15/11 10:28 P

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Yeah, buckwheat groats are tasty for sure.
Oh yeah Amber, I forgot that one. That's a good way to make baby's first oats too. I remember my mother complaining that she couldn't enjoy oatmeal any more because it got stuck in her teeth and hurt. I told her the blender technique and she loved it!

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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7/15/11 8:59 P

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Buckwheat groats are also good soaked overnight and eaten with dried berries and milk in the morning. No cooking required!!!

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7/15/11 8:45 P

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these are all awesome tips! I will try each one and determine which one works best for me.

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Something that my mother in law does for rolled oats to make them "quick cooking" is to take the rolled oats and give them a whirr in a blender or a food processor. You don't want to grind them too much because you'll quickly turn them into flour but a quick pulse or two an voila! Instant oatmeal. I've tried it for my DD who gets up very early for school in the mornings and it works great for her. She adds fruit, nuts (sometimes, I am still trying to convince her nuts are good... 13 year olds!!!) and maple syrup along with the oats tosses them in a bowl pours boiling water over the top, covers it for about 5 minutes and again, tasty oatmeal with little to no effort.

Annie, I will often make oatmeal with milk. The kids are very fond of oatmeal cooked in almond milk (and myself, too!!!).

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7/15/11 7:58 P

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INCTRL is so right. Many people, especially the Swiss just soak their rolled oats in milk or cream for a few minutes and add nuts and fruits to it. It's called Muesli. It's absolutely delish!

Or, if you prefer a more cooked oatmeal you can put the rolled oats in a thermos, pour boiling water over them, stir and put the lid on. In the morning you will have oatmeal. That's how we did it in the dorm way back when.

Once again, the big, silly food manufacturer have got many people believing that we NEED their special stuff to fix and eat anything. It's the food manufacturers who have turned food prep into a mystery.

Ketchup - I make my own
Mayo - I make my own
Seasoning blends - I make my own
Salad dressings - NEVER buy store bought bottled junk
I could go on and on.
But I won't


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7/15/11 7:43 P

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My daughter used to add her ingredients to oats in ziplock bag - oats, raisens, milk powder, cinnamon etc. Then add your hot water at work!

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It turns out fine. Sometimes I add a little milk into it if needed.

But the night before you can take 1/2 cup oatmeal
1 cup of milk of your choice
chopped fruit
chopped nuts
sprinkle coconut flakes (unsweetened)
splash vanilla
cinnamon

Let sit over night - stir and enjoy in morning.

You can really add anything you like to this mixture - really good. I don't add sweetener but you may want to.

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7/15/11 7:08 P

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Question: I usually buy the plain individual packets for work but ran out. I also found a big bag of oatmeal in the cupboard. It's not instant and I don't have the time at work to do anything more than add hot water to a packet so I thought I'd make a batch of oatmeal on Sunday night for the week. Any tips on big batch oatmeal? does it get "gluey" reheating in the microwave? Maybe I should just go for it and see what happens!

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