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  • Homemade butter

    8/2/2020 5:04:56 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I tried my hand in making homemade butter. I started it with my Nutribullet Blender and then by hand. I put some sea salt in it. I have it in the fridge to let the butter and salt marry. I have had homemade butter before but never made it by myself. I did make it with my preschool class in high s... Read more

  • Fritos pie

    8/2/2020 1:03:31 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I made a Fritos pie today with the meat filling from my burrito. I took some of my meat filling and heated it up. I put it over Fritos corn chips. Took a couple spoonfuls of mild salsa and shredded Colby Jack cheese. Took me a while to get through it. I am overfilled now. It seems like only on S... Read more

  • Burrito time

    8/1/2020 7:24:10 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I know that some of us are still stuck inside with this pandemic going on and figuring out different recipes to make for our family members. Tonight I made a burrito for a change. The filling, I used 2 pounds of 73/27 ground beef, garlic, a taco seasoning packet, a can of enchilada sauce, a can o... Read more

  • Photography - some lessons learned

    7/31/2020 9:44:33 AM, by SUSANNAH31

    This photography course I am taking is SO helpful! (For anyone who is interested, the course is offered free to members of the PSA - and membership is as low as $45 annually.) I have been assigned a mentor/tutor who gives me detailed feedback on photos that I submit in response to lesson... Read more

  • Admit to something

    7/31/2020 8:59:21 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    A week from today I am starting treatments for my anxiety and depression. Right now its going to be done by a video chat with the pandemic going on. My insurance company is going to be paying for them. It might help me get rid of the emotional eating that I have been doing. Maybe get rid of the ment... Read more

  • Cross your fingers

    7/30/2020 8:49:55 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I walked uptown this morning in the rain so I can drop off the applications at the 2 places that I got them from. I already dropped off the John Deere application. I am just waiting for the appliance store to open up at 8:30 am. I am at the coffee shop until they open up. I am hoping to get either ... Read more

  • Lasagna night

    7/28/2020 6:19:11 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I am making lasagna right now. I am using the cheese ravioli instead of using lasagna noodles and ricotta cheese. Instead of using ground beef, I am using ground turkey. The ground beef that I have is 73/27 and the ground turkey is 85/15. I put some baby spinach in the sauce to keep it a little bit ... Read more

  • Trying to stay cool

    7/28/2020 5:23:42 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    We had another weekend that was hot. Tomorrow is going to be hot outside again before the temperature cools down. After I get done with what I have to do uptown, I'm going to stay in my apartment. I have to fill out a couple of job applications tomorrow morning when I get the other one. I got one ap... Read more

  • Healthy snacks

    7/26/2020 10:56:18 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I went to a graduation party for my neighbors' daughter who graduated from high school this year. The food for the party was her favorite snacks. This was everything except for the tortilla chips and cheese dip. I snacked on the fruit and the veggies while I was fixing my tuna bacon pasta salad l... Read more

  • Changing regular doctors

    7/25/2020 11:45:12 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Got a call from my regular doctor yesterday morning. They were wondering if I got the COVID test since they didn't have the results of it. I told the nurse no since I didn't have a ride up there to get it. She asked how I was feeling and I said better. So they weren't going to force me to get the te... Read more

  • Feeling sore today

    7/24/2020 8:43:59 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I am sore this morning. I had a coughing fit on Wednesday from a crumb from the French bread pizza that I had for lunch. The fit was so bad that my stomach area in the area where my gallbladder was at cramped. It is still a little tender there. My hands are numb due to the weather. I already had ca... Read more

  • French bread pizza

    7/22/2020 1:18:48 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Here's a picture of my French bread pizza. It has hamburger (73/23), onions, green peppers, and mushrooms. It turned out great and tasty. I was craving this ever since I saw a video on Food Network's Facebook page. Everything except for the mushrooms I bought 3 days ago when I went grocery shoppi... Read more

  • French bread pizza

    7/22/2020 1:17:12 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Here's a picture of my French bread pizza. It has hamburger (73/23), onions, green peppers, and mushrooms. It turned out great and tasty. I was craving this ever since I saw a video on Food Network's Facebook page. Everything except for the mushrooms I bought 3 days ago when I went grocery shoppi... Read more

  • Wednesday

    7/22/2020 8:14:57 AM, by BEEEZY

    Meal planning works best for me, so need to plan the weekend and next weekend with the grandkids. Taking them to the lake, so hopefully I can stick to my diet, but still have snacks for them!!... Read more

  • Going to try something different for a meal

    7/22/2020 8:02:51 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Later on either at lunch or supper I am going to try my hand at making French Bread Pizza. I got a loaf of French Bread on Sunday at Walmart and a few other ingredients to make it. I was going to make it for supper last night but the ground beef wasn't fully thawed out when it was time to start fixi... Read more

  • Overeating vs Binging.

    7/21/2020 9:34:50 PM, by KAYSEA6

    Overeating vs binging. I don't mind occasionally having seconds but I do not enjoy binging on junk food. I feel even worse after the binge because I know I am ruining my health. Last week I started binging on junk food, telling myself I would get back on track tomorrow. It took 5 day... Read more

  • Full of goodness

    7/20/2020 1:09:21 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I fixed myself a salad for lunch but couldn't finish it all. I got a couple of ham steaks from the food pantry a few weeks ago and I fixed it over the weekend. I finished one yesterday and I cut the other up to have for salads and other dishes. I put on some cheese, heirloom cherry tomatoes, and li... Read more


    7/19/2020 12:29:53 PM, by MAINLADY

    Hi is everyone doing? This sure has been a stressful time and I don't see an end to it anytime soon. I've been using my "in house" time to catch up on cleaning out closets, writing my next book, face timing with family up in Maine, doing ceramics and making a few things for Christmas, and... Read more

  • Spammers

    7/16/2020 9:10:57 PM, by LADYCALICO

    Has anybody else noticed an increase in spamming on Sparkpeople? I checked the Sparkpages of the questionable commenters when I see comments inappropriately posting a link trying to sell something and inevitably it seems to be some brand new "member" with little personal info on the page. It sa... Read more

  • A Morning Walk on the pier at Barnegat Light

    7/14/2020 10:01:16 PM, by SUSANNAH31

    My DS and DGS left yesterday to go home - to return again in a couple of weeks. So DH and I had a relaxing and quiet day together. It began with a walk on the pier at Barnegat Light - where there were a couple of interesting sights. First, I ran across a seagull having a delicious cra... Read more

  • Salmon pasta salad

    7/11/2020 1:13:38 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I didn't have any tuna, bacon and onions so I made different pasta salad. I made a salmon pasta salad. I had 2 cans of Alaskan Pink salmon so I used those with 4 different cans of vegetables (black beans, carrots, corn, and peas), shredded cheese elbow macaroni and light mayonnaise. I added some... Read more

  • It’s hot!

    7/10/2020 4:24:51 PM, by BEEEZY

    Trying to stick with my keto diet. Got to get my glucose readings back to 120 or below. Not sure what caused it, but it was up to 183 this morning! At 107 at break time, 1:22. Want to lose weight so much!!... Read more