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    I've never made gnoche!!!

    For making gravy, do you use the instant potato flakes in lieu of flour?

    Instant potatoes ARE good for thickening soups and stews. Usually I just smash some of the cooked (real, not instant) potato against the inside of the pot with a serving spoon, and stir it in to thicken. But I could use instant instead. Never considered using both. emoticon

    I had planned to make the shepherd's pie a couple weeks ago, but still haven't made it yet. Definitely going to use instant for the shepherd's pie!

    I have to go to the gym to weigh. Sigh. Haven't been there since I rented the room.

    I'm going to donate a lot of canned and instant food I have back to pantries. Also the Soup Kitchen can definitely use them. Most of the instant potato flakes will go. I have more than I can ever use, given to me from the pantries that pre-pack what they give you, so I didn't have a choice. From the places that I do get a choice, I stopped taking almost everything except fresh veggies, beef, and chicken from the regularly available stuff. (Once in a blue moon they'll have helpful exceptions like laundry detergent or some other strange food item that's in high demand but usually never available, and then of course I take that.) As long as I'm renting the room and have a kitchen to use, I'll stay away from the majority of canned, instant, and processed. The grocery store I work at donates to a food pantry, where I got two containers of their (our) homemade guacamole from. Irony! Their (our) guacamole has a lot of veggies in it so it is less dense in texture and in calories than my own homemade guacamole. It is $6 or $7 per small carton, so I can never afford it and really like it.

    Speaking of guacamole, hope you had a good Superbowl Sunday if you or your better half watch sports. No sports for me. Not a fan.
    954 days ago
    The woman is planning to come back to work on Monday. Way too early to me but I hope it works out for her. This would be my worst nightmare. I hope she will be okay.
    970 days ago
    emoticon for commenting on my blog, Pep talk to self/selves. I appreciate your support. Wishing you success and joy on your journey!

    Blessed Be, Amanda emoticon

    Feel free to borrow any part of it, if it might help! emoticon
    1084 days ago
    Somehow, I missed your closet posting, Janice. emoticon I just want to tell you I *totally* relate to your situation (having many, many cluttered areas in my own house) and how *totally* emoticon the result looked.

    FANTASTIC work, sweetie!! emoticon

    1109 days ago
    It explains why you turned out to be such a great person. I'm sure it must be very hard to deal with the loss of both of your parents. I'm so glad you are so tight with your sisters. emoticon
    1185 days ago
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