Macaroni Monday

  • chuckieb 1 year ago
    Good Morning Everybody! More snow is coming down and it's supposed to be that way all day although I don't think it's supposed to necessarily be a big amount. JIm's getting packed up. I'm just going to drop him off at the Park n' Ride. He'll take the bus into work and then a taxi up to the airport from there this evening.
    I'm still under the weather. Have a craving for
    La Feria American Legion Secret Sauce
    over a salad so will pick up some fresh lettuce on my way home. Maybe a little piece of haddock to pan fry as well.
    Kimmer...I read that book "Dove" years ago. Really enjoyed it.
    Again Tina we are thinking of you and Fred today. Keep us tuned if you get a chance. Big Hugs.
    Lori, how did you make out with the kids? Is Bryan's back feeling any better?
    Laura....the Manatee Festival. Did you have a blast?
    Marie, Joce, Laurie and Michelle....big 'hi'.
    Make it a good one everybody!
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  • Good4U 1 year ago said:
    Janet, It is snowing pretty steadily here and they say we are going to get something like three inches of it today. I hope Jim has a safe and comfortable journey today. A salad and a piece of haddock is my kind of meal. Here is to you snuggling in again after you get home and hoping you feel better by the end of today.

    Tina, My thoughts are going out to you and Fred today. (((Hugs)))


    I found the pineapple dessert far far too sweet for me! The top part was just right so the next time I make it I will probably post it but it will be quite a revised version of it by then. I am going to go clean my car off and go and pick up some milk shortly just in case the roads get bad or slippery. We are having leftovers from the roast chicken last night.

    Hoping everyone has a good day!
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  • sparow64 1 year ago said:
    Good Morning!

    Sorry to hear you are still under the weather, Janet! Get lots of rest and drink plenty of fluids! (Like you didn't know that already!). I am enjoying seeing Benjamin's pix on FB! They are fantastic. Had a good time with the kids. Kynda couldn't get to sleep with Jaden's snoring and kept waking him up, which would make him mad because "I DON'T SNORE!" lol And he does snore. Loudly. Bryan has good days and bad days with his back. He didn't do much while he was off this weekend, so, it was better...but after he works a couple days it will be hurting again. This new machine runs way more cases per hour than the old one did, so he's on his feet a whole lot more and doing alot more loading/unloading than he used to. Several more roll changes, etc. He sees the Nuerosurgeon Feb. 26th. Thanks for asking! I read the book "Dove" when I was about 13 or 14. My sister gave it to me for Christmas, and I loved it. I have read it many many times over the years. I used to read my books over and over again because I loved reading so much!

    Joce, I want your snow. lol I could go for some roast chicken myself. Be careful on the roads!

    Probably leftover Santa Fe Soup
    at our house tonight.

    HEY to everyone not here yet! Have a GOOOOOD day!
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  • notyourmomma 1 year ago said:
    Hello all. I managed to work a swap for my shift today. I have to work two days in exchange. So Liv will be Fred's day nurse and then go to work night shift on Tuesday and Thursday. I'll work day shift and be the night nurse. I'm giving up OT but won't be charged an occurrence. So complicated!! Surgery is at 3:00. Both Olivia and I dreamed he died in surgery....can you see my stress?

    Loaded up on soft foods. Instant mash and lots of broth.

    Have not read the 'Dove'. I'll have to look for it. I have a stack of unread magazines for the hospital wait today.

    Janet, feel better, honey. Nice menu! You know I love that sauce!!
    Lori, yum on Sants Fe soup! Hope Bryan can get relief. I'm getting a FREE rotisserie bird at Publix for getting three necessity items. Our late supper will be easy and free!! Creamed spinach and cole slaw sides.
    Joce, I love pineapple anything...looking forward to the revised recipe. Take care out on the roads with the snow.

    Have rice vermicilli noodles, rice paper sheets, lime, mint, shrimp, cilantro, shredded carrots, cabbage.(cooked chicken~love that crockpot)....I see Tom Gai Kai soup and spring rolls in my future.

    Howdy to all, have a great day!!!! Hope those who are ailing, get better soon! Including your loved ones.
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  • otterpond 1 year ago said:
    Good morning! Just saw this recipe Nutella Strawberries Snow Treat and thought of all your snow bunnies. How fun is that. You have to try it and report back.

    Off to return Dad's heart monitor. See you later.
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  • Good4U 1 year ago said:
    I am back and the roads are indeed slippery and apparently we are going to receive freezing rain after this!!! We have about four inches of snow so far and it is still snowing out.

    LOL Lori, Den says he doesn't snore either:) Gee poor Bryan I hope when he sees the
    Nuerosurgeon he can figure something out to relieve his pain. Enjoy your soup tonight and sending down some nice fluffy snow not freezing rain.

    Tina, Your schedule does sound complicated to me but as you say it is figured out so you aren't charged an occurrence. Good grief no wonder you are more worried now after dreaming both of you dreaming that!!!Will Fred have to stay in the hospital after his surgery or will you be bringing him home tonight? Keep us posted on how Fred is and you are a smart one planning an easy dinner for you tonight.

    Laura, A heart monitor? How is Dad doing these days? LOL Snow bunnies:)

    Janet, Are you home safe and sound yet?
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  • chuckieb 1 year ago said:
    Morning Joce! The roads are bad! I pulled back in about an hour and a bit ago.Glad you are safe and sound back at home too. :) I'm hoping the freezing rain holds off 'til overnight or tomorrow morning so it doesn't delay Jim's flight. Too bad you found the dessert too sweet but you always have to try a recipe once first just to see and then as you say you can change it up the next time. It sure sounded good. :)
    LOL @ the kids sleeping and snoring. :) Glad to hear Bryan was able to rest up a bit on the weekend. I was just chatting to Benjamin on-line and told him it was snowing here. I took a pic out our living room window and sent it to him. So funny he can see something I am seeing within a minute or two. The wonders of modern technology! :)
    So glad to see you managed to switch your shift Tina. Yum on the rotisserie chicken and the fact that it is free will make it taste even that much better. :) MMMmmm on Tom Gai Kai soup and eggrolls. Love that stuff.
    LOL @ the snow treat Laura. That does look fun. I think Lori's got a recipe similar to that somewhere too. :) I like Joce, wasn't aware Dad had a heart monitor.
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  • chuckieb 1 year ago said:
    Just found out via Facebook that one of our favourite neighbourhood pubs just burned down this morning. Totally destroyed. The Cheshire Cat Pub in Carp. How sad. A young couple had taken it over a few years ago and did a huge reno. They were a real part of the community. So sad.
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  • NPMarie 1 year ago said:
    Hi everyone:)

    Janet, that is sad news about your favorite pub....so you have snow??

    Hi Lori, Tina, Joce & Laura..will have to check back later, wanted to say hi and Chicken Broccoli Casserole is for dinner...
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  • chuckieb 1 year ago said:
    Yep. Lots of snow. Normal for this time of year. We basically have snow on the ground from the end of Dec. to the end of March even mid-April here every year. More coming down too. Sooooo glad I don't have to drive Jim all the way to the airport tonight. I've got my fire going in the fireplace. :)
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  • Good4U 1 year ago said:
    That is awful news about the pub Janet:( We lost our Chinese restaurant here last fall from fire and I sure do miss them. There are no signs of them rebuilding it yet either. Apparently it was a kitchen fire with oil in a wok that caught on fire and got out of control and it basically ruined their whole kitchen and smoke damage etc. to the rest of it. They had really good food so I haven't had Chinese food in a long time and when you go for Dim Sum I literally drool! I still have to get into Chinatown and make a pig of myself hopefully when the weather is better for driving.

    Hi Marie, I would love some chicken broccoli casserole. LOL I doubt if Janet would feel the same way about it for some reason though:)
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  • otterpond 1 year ago said:
    Thanks for asking Joce. Dad is fine. The monitor is just a routine thing. He had to wear the gadget for 24 hours to check the effectiveness of a stint that was implanted some years back. I don't think they will find any troubles.

    While I was at the hospital returning the device I saw fields of robins in the park around the grounds. If they have made it all the way to us they will soon be seeing you Northern folks. Spring is coming your way.
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  • chuckieb 1 year ago said:
    That's really bad you lost your Chinese Restaurant Joce. Such a shame there doesn't seem to be any signs of them re-opening either. The owner of the Cheshire Cat Pub said in both the paper and on-line "We will be back". I guess as long as they have insurance it would just be a matter of re-building. Such a shame though.
    Glad you hear your Dad is fine Laura and the monitor is just checking up on him. :) I love robins. It'll be a few months yet before they come back to us. No worms visible at all yet. :)
    Jim and I cashed in a bunch of Airmiles and Aeroplan points last week. I just received a new Cuisinart Griddler. My old Breville Panini Grill died so I got this one instead. Someone on GR was talking recently about doing steaks on one and I'm eager to give that a try. Infact....I could even do that this week while Jim was gone.
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  • Good4U 1 year ago said:
    You will have fun with your Cuisinart Griddler Janet. I have bought a few appliances with my Airmiles and been quite pleased with all of them. Can I put my Aeroplan points onto my Airmiles points? What time is Jim's flight supposed to leave or has it left yet and is it a direct flight from Ottawa to Cambridge? Or will he have to take a train to Cambridge from Gatwick or Heathrow when he gets there?
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  • Good4U 1 year ago said:
    Marie, I chanced upon this recipe and thought of you. Perhaps you could use ground turkey and
    I would be tempted to put garlic in with the meat mixture too.
    http://traceysculinaryadventures.blogspot.ca/2013/01/buffalo-chicken-meatloaf.html#.UQbjkx1EGjk
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  • chuckieb 1 year ago said:
    No Joce, as far as I'm aware Airmiles and Aeroplan are two separate entities and you can't amalgamate them. Jim's flight leaves at 10:45 p.m. I think. Direct flight from Ottawa to Heathrow and then there'll be a car waiting for him to drive him to Cambridge. Hopefully he'll get to sleep on the plane as he'll pretty much have to hit the ground running tomorrow morning.
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  • Good4U 1 year ago said:
    Oh my I hope he can sleep on the plane too! Good thing someone is picking him up as well. It is such a weird feeling when travelling in a time zone which is ahead that way. I can't imagine how Ben must have felt after his long haul to get to Taiwan either! The most I have ever done is the 5 or 6 hours to England. Then the rest of my adventures in Europe were from England to France and so on with just little jumps at a time. I returned the same way too. Is it still snowing there it is here and my car and lane way is covered again and you can't see my footprints anymore. I hope Den leaves early to avoid all the rush hour driving. If we get freezing rain overnight i would suspect he will work from home tomorrow.
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  • Good4U 1 year ago said:
    I just checked The Weather Network and it is supposed to go down to -11C tonight and freezing rain will come tomorrow afternoon now.
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  • NPMarie 1 year ago said:
    Tina, prayers going Fred's way..you & Liv take care and try not to worry...

    Joce, thanks for the link! Looks wonderful:) Ummm, let me guess, probably the broccoli in the casserole would not be Janet's cup of tea so to speak:) lol Wowzers, minus 11 degrees? I don't think I could handle that!!!

    Janet, what exactly can you use the La Feria sauce on? Looks like it can be used as a salad dressing..it sounds really good:)

    Laura, good that your Dad is doing well! I had a Dr's appt at 8 am in Chico, and stopped by to visit my parents...they are doing well..I am so very blessed:)
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  • chuckieb 1 year ago said:
    Ya, the time changes can be a &*&% alright Joce. :) Yes, it's still snowing here. Lovely fluffy flakes but there is a lot of it. Talked to Jim and he's a little worried it may delay his flight but we'll cross our fingers that it won't. Good idea for Den to work from home tomorrow. I suspect that will be a very wise move. Even going in to town today wasn't pleasant so I can imagine now how it is at the end of the day. And then add freezing rain to the mix. Ai yi yi! :)
    It's Tina that got me hooked on Le Feria sauce Marie. I'd asked her the same question and because I have the world's worst memory, I copied and pasted her response as a note on the recipe. I'll put it here for you:
    Tina says" I serve the La Feria American Legion Secret Sauce on chopped cold romaine, with big crunchy croutons and halved cherry tomatoes...been known to throw a handful of grated parmesan in the salad bowl too. I have used it for crudite, on cold steamed artichokes, over hot asparagus, as a sandwich spread on a foccacia bread or a ciabatta to soak up all the goodness, as a dip for cold shrimp, and an old favorite when I mixed it in a cold wild/brown rice salad with tiny leseur peas, chopped green onions, minced parsley/basil, capers, more green olives, hard cooked eggs, and chopped chicken. (sublime green chicken salad!) Served in a bibb lettuce cup and crunchy breadsticks wrapped with bacon and baked slow for a long time....A very successful catering dish from a long time ago made a whole lot easier with theLa Feria American Legion Secret Sauce ."
    I would like to try it someday on a fish sandwich or a burger. Nice that you got a visit in with your Mom and Dad. :)
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  • NPMarie 1 year ago said:
    Thanks Janet..I REALLY need to make that:) It would be delicious on a fish sandwich.yummmmm

    Joce, found this on the same website as the buffalo chicken meatloaf http://traceysculinaryadventures.blogspot.com/2012/09/chicken-tortilla-casserole-for-two.html#.UQb9OL_BHXU looks delish as well!!
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  • chuckieb 1 year ago said:
    That does look yummy but wouldn't the nacho chips get soggy?
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  • NPMarie 1 year ago said:
    Well, according to the recipe, you add some of the tortilla chips to the sauce to help thicken it..the remaining chips are added later, so they were still crunchy!
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  • chuckieb 1 year ago said:
    Watched "The Bitchin' Kitchen" for the very first time ever this afternoon. She's very odd. The show is odd. Some quirky and fun bits, but odd. What's with Hans the nude correspondent? And that "Bitchin'" ring she has? Hmm.......(is this where I would say 'bless her heart'?) LOL!
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  • kimmer 1 year ago said:
    Just a quicky hello to all here.

    Taco night at the O K Kimmer Coral...........lol. Quick, Easy and Delightful!

    Special hugs and prayers for Fred, Tina and Liv!!!

    Cleaning up the kitchen then off to relax.

    Sleep Sweet All.............as always.................
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  • chuckieb 1 year ago said:
    LOL @ O K Kimmer Corral! Sleep sweet! Tacos sound delish.
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  • notyourmomma 1 year ago said:
    Hans is a riot, he is supposed to be the fitness guru. She has the Spice agent and the henpecked Greek butcher. A real cast of characters. Bitchin Kitchen is quirky but her recipes are rock solid good. She got her show from being a youtube hit, Nadia G had a cult following for her 3 1/2 minute cooking tutorials. Then Canada Food Network offered her a show. Whatever she wears sells out from the vendor. Her back story has her as a rock and roll rebel who loves to cook. I find her funny and we love her cookbooks.

    Surgery failed. Too much scar tissue and they could not anesthetize or intubate him properly to effectively complete the procedure. One hour in and they had to give up and bring him to consciousness. I warned them. He is living with a destroyed upper jaw, reconstructed nasal passages, check bone and brow bone. They didn't believe me. We were there from 2 until now. The 3:00 pm procedure turned into wheeling him back into OR at 6:45. Liv is bringing him home as I type after he gets a Checker's milk shake.. I came home 10 minutes ago to let the poor dogs out of their crates and get them food and water. They were planning to cut the gum from left molar to right molar, grind down the bone and stitch the gums and pack the mouth til the gums healed, Didn't work. Next option is to try a fiber optic laser surgery. In three months....Fred will be under 140 lbs by then. I had a massive fight with the Doctor's office....they were going to CANCEL surgery because we owed the 44,00 for the surgery. not 144 only 44.00 dollars. I went ballistic over her stupidity.
    Too upset to eat. I'll reheat the free bird tomorrow, I'm fixing a stiff drink!
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  • chuckieb 1 year ago said:
    Whew....been thinking about you all day Tina. So sorry to hear it didn't go as planned but happy to hear you are all safe for the moment and back at home. Poor Fred. Honest to goodness. Fiber optic laser surgery sounds good. Sounds a lot less invasive? You totally deserve a stiff drink. Take good care.
    So Nadia G is the girl in the Bitchin' Kitchin'? She sounds like she's from the Bronx or something, but then when I google her she's from Montreal? Don't know where she found that accent? Crazy man, crazy! :)
    My salad with La Feria sauce was simply lovely and totally hit the spot. (Wish I could beam you some over there Tina!).
    Jim had a devil of a time getting a taxi to take him to the airport. Our weather was so bad the taxi company said they couldn't give him an estimate. They said it'd be at least 40 min. so he went down after a half hour, waited another half hour then called them again. One had shown up early and then left cuz he wasn't there. Argh. So he ordered another one, and it came in 20 min. Roads were really bad. His flight didn't get delayed though and he e-mailed me from the plane that he'd boarded. The snow is still coming down. I'm gonna have my work cut out for me tomorrow morning shovelling! :)
    Big hugs to all. Night everyone!
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