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We've got a birthday girl in the house!

 

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Happy Birthday, Dear Lisa!

 

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The world is a brighter place because you were born!

 

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And I celebrate wonderful you!

 

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Have a fantastic day. Later, I will do this in your honor. 

 

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Glad we talked yesterday.I am sure  Neroli would want you to go out and play today.

Much love, G

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Thank you so much....was nice to finally hear your voice as well.

 

I had a crappy couple of days of health with no apparent source -- but today is different -- I woke up with little pain and in a fantastic mood -- it's my birthday and the first one that I haven't felt like shit in over ten years!! 

 

It is also bike to work day -- since i have no official job yet -- I took a long route to see Mom and hit four "pit stops" - picked up several tshirts, sd bike route maps, water bottles, green tea, oranges, clif and mojo bars for the honey, chapstick, pencils and tube repair kits -- was having entirely too much fun...felt like a kid trick or treating on a bicycle....got side tracked so stopped back in home for an ice pack and will head out to see Mom now with another out of the way route to hit two more pit stops and pick up the $25 gift card from a somewhat nearby grocery store that I won at the recent celiac awareness tour.

 

Dinner will be grilled chicken salad with yummy fruits and vegies while I watch the new Star Trek -- boys will have popcorn and hubby is sampling the upscale glutenous concessions to give celiac son - that is a new employee there - a report so that said son can be a bit more animated about his opinion of the gluten options when asked by patrons.

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We've got a birthday girl in the house!

 

happy-birthday.gif

 

 

Happy Birthday, Dear Lisa!

 

birthday-present-and-cake.gif

 

 

The world is a brighter place because you were born!

 

birthday-dancer.gif

 

And I celebrate wonderful you!

 

happy-birthday-fireworks.gif

 

Have a fantastic day. Later, I will do this in your honor. 

 

smiley-face-making-cocktail.gif

 

 

 

 

 

This.

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Yep, that again :)

Not even gonna try and top it.

Enjoy. We all know we have to live life to the full x

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Enjoy. We all know we have to live life to the full x

 

Every day is a gift. No guarantees. Suck the life out of every day, peeps.

 

That said, the hubs has asked for special pizza tonight and he's gonna get it. And the pizza too.

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Every day is a gift. No guarantees. Suck the life out of every day, peeps.

 

That said, the hubs has asked for special pizza tonight and he's gonna get it. And the pizza too.

 

*snicker*

 

Wacky schedules have led to dinner plans not at all going as planned lately. I was under the impression last night that the class I was covering was over sooner than it was, so my husband microwaved a pizza before I was home. We are trying the burgers and fries thing again tonight. I'll be home when he gets here, there is nothing lurking in the fridge and I am staying away from stores so I don't buy food I shouldn't. Really... we're having burgers tonight. I mean it this time.

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Taking a break from all this work we've been doing and having friends over for dinner tonight. yaay!

 

Hot crab dip with crackers and crostini

Sherried stuffed mushrooms

Glazed pears, pecans and gorgonzola salad with champagne vinaigrette

Grilled filets with port wine and mushroom sauce 

Twice baked stuffed potatoes with bacon, shallots, cheddar, chives

Green beans (really, they are haricot verts, but Karen makes fun of me when I say that :P  )

and

Ski's Pineapple upside down cake with bourbon vanilla- spiked whipped cream

 

Plus wine, champagne, cocktails, whatevs they want.

 

Yup, I should have a nice histamine response going by 11PM  :ph34r:  LOL

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Taking a break from all this work we've been doing and having friends over for dinner tonight. yaay!

 

Hot crab dip with crackers and crostini

Sherried stuffed mushrooms

Glazed pears, pecans and gorgonzola salad with champagne vinaigrette

Grilled filets with port wine and mushroom sauce 

Twice baked stuffed potatoes with bacon, shallots, cheddar, chives

Green beans (really, they are haricot verts, but Karen makes fun of me when I say that :P  )

and

Ski's Pineapple upside down cake with bourbon vanilla- spiked whipped cream

 

Plus wine, champagne, cocktails, whatevs they want.

 

Yup, I should have a nice histamine response going by 11PM  :ph34r:  LOL

 

 

Yum!  I'll be right over for some fancy green beans!

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Yum!  I'll be right over for some fancy green beans!

 

 

c'mon! You know I'd love it you did!! ;) ...... but that's really all you want? just green beans?

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Taking a break from all this work we've been doing and having friends over for dinner tonight. yaay!

 

Hot crab dip with crackers and crostini

Sherried stuffed mushrooms

Glazed pears, pecans and gorgonzola salad with champagne vinaigrette

Grilled filets with port wine and mushroom sauce 

Twice baked stuffed potatoes with bacon, shallots, cheddar, chives

Green beans (really, they are haricot verts, but Karen makes fun of me when I say that :P  )

and

Ski's Pineapple upside down cake with bourbon vanilla- spiked whipped cream

 

Plus wine, champagne, cocktails, whatevs they want.

 

Yup, I should have a nice histamine response going by 11PM  :ph34r:  LOL

 

Bahaha, I kept reading farther and farther going omg that is SO not on the list! Have fun. :D You're so lucky that we all live so far away or it would be a regular house party!

 

My husband is working until 10 tonight. I may just grill a chicken breast and tell him to bring a bagged salad home. That would involve a little cheating myself because I have a brand new bottle of Brianna's ranch to crack open and there isn't a snowball's chance in hell I'm having a salad without ranch if there is a bottle of it in the house I can have. Ranch is one of my very serious weaknesses.

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Bahaha, I kept reading farther and farther going omg that is SO not on the list! Have fun. :D You're so lucky that we all live so far away or it would be a regular house party!

My husband is working until 10 tonight. I may just grill a chicken breast and tell him to bring a bagged salad home. That would involve a little cheating myself because I have a brand new bottle of Brianna's ranch to crack open and there isn't a snowball's chance in hell I'm having a salad without ranch if there is a bottle of it in the house I can have. Ranch is one of my very serious weaknesses.

Brianna's vinaigrette with the strawberry on the bottle, has become our favorite thanks to your suggestion. I try not to look at the other flavors. But I figure that, even if your salad has as many calories as a Big Mac is also has a lot more fiber and vitamins than one.
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Brianna's vinaigrette with the strawberry on the bottle, has become our favorite thanks to your suggestion. I try not to look at the other flavors. But I figure that, even if your salad has as many calories as a Big Mac is also has a lot more fiber and vitamins than one.

 

That one is good too! And the champagne one! Actually, I've never tried one I didn't like. :lol: I just got so excited when I found dressing without crap in it that I started buying all the "safe" ones.

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c'mon! You know I'd love it you did!! ;) ...... but that's really all you want? just green beans?

 

I want it all...and I want it NOW!  just teasing...I do want it all and wish I could pop over....taking a break from studying...edited something out as a few of my classmates know I'm on here....lol

 

Off to hit several grocery stores as our fridge and cupboards are a bit bare -- well bare for our house -- and then take care of a problem at my Mom's -- not sure what is for dinner...probably food ;)

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Ski ! YourPineapple upside down cake was a huge hit. Thanks, sweets! xx

 

Also, I love this blogger's recipes and articles and I wonder if you are still looking for crock pot recipes for #1 son? here ya go:

 

http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2008/09/slow-cooker-and-crock-pot-recipes.html

 

Thanks Irish!

 

Will check out the crock pot recipes...son a bit in the dumps as the girlfriend hurt him a bit today.

 

Sooo....I am using the last two fresh pineapples to make four rounds of pineapple upsidedown cake...figure cake for breakfast during finals week may help take the sting outta the girlie's drama ;)

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Thanks Irish!

 

Will check out the crock pot recipes...son a bit in the dumps as the girlfriend hurt him a bit today.

 

Sooo....I am using the last two fresh pineapples to make four rounds of pineapple upsidedown cake...figure cake for breakfast during finals week may help take the sting outta the girlie's drama ;)

 

cake for breakfast can't hurt

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cake for breakfast can't hurt

 

Ok...there is a way to mess up the easy upside down cake.....

 

use round cake pans that have a bottom that is removable -- doh!  at least my kitchen smells like carmel this morning -- not going to be fun to clean out the oven -- will have to wait until later -- off to cram a bit more and play taxi driver.

 

Happy Monday All :)

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Ok...there is a way to mess up the easy upside down cake.....

 

use round cake pans that have a bottom that is removable -- doh!  at least my kitchen smells like carmel this morning -- not going to be fun to clean out the oven -- will have to wait until later -- off to cram a bit more and play taxi driver.

 

Happy Monday All :)

 

Doh! like me, you had a "Lucy Ricardo" moment...but yes, the place must smell like heaven. :lol:  . 

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Ok...there is a way to mess up the easy upside down cake.....

 

use round cake pans that have a bottom that is removable -- doh!  at least my kitchen smells like carmel this morning -- not going to be fun to clean out the oven -- will have to wait until later -- off to cram a bit more and play taxi driver.

 

Happy Monday All :)

mmmmmmmm...........  cake...............  :)

 

happy belated b-day, lisa :)  

 

i have been lurking from my phone mostly - here comes the onslaught of our kids and their families - #4 (& her cat, boyfriend and 2 roommates) left yesterday but will be back in 3 days.  #1 (& her husband and daughter & oh, Lord, i hope they didn't bring their animals) will be here sometime this afternoon.  #2 arrives saturday (& her husband, 2 sons, 2 dogs, 4 kittens, 2 fish) my sister (& her husband & 2 sons) arrive friday.  my bff (& her daughter, hopefully) is still putzing around with her game plan lolz.  and harry lives across the alley lolz maybe i'll make him mow the yard !  2 days of rain and the 'lawn' exploded.  i hope i don't lose the 2 yr old!!

 

last night (STOP ME THEY ARE ONLY FIVE BUCKS!!!) i made oysters again.  the fish girl at the food city and i are buds...

 

perch with tomato/onion topping and lemon parmesan cream sauce

-rice-

spinach in the oysters so *viola!* no veggie lolz

 

time to kick it into high.  this is going to require cake.  for breakfast.   ^_^

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A Chinese stir fry, chicken, cashews, coconut milk with rice.

Happy but tired today, doing volunteering work, proving to myself I can work soon. Daughter fell asleep at 5.30, so expect to be up about 3 am. Life is never dull :)

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Ok...there is a way to mess up the easy upside down cake.....

 

use round cake pans that have a bottom that is removable -- doh!  at least my kitchen smells like carmel this morning -- not going to be fun to clean out the oven -- will have to wait until later -- off to cram a bit more and play taxi driver.

 

Happy Monday All :)

Aaaaaand this is why there's aluminum foil covering the bottom rack in my oven :D

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Aaaaaand this is why there's aluminum foil covering the bottom rack in my oven :D

 

There should be in mine. It's just that someone always thinks it is there for some nefarious purpose I guess and takes it out. The pineapple upside down cake my husband made for his mother on Mother's Day is still smoking on the bottom of the oven. It is entirely possible I handed him my old springform.  :ph34r:

 

So I am subbing today for a full day and my husband has to leave the house at 2:30 to go to work. That is the same time the afternoon class is over so I won't see him until he gets home at like 10:30. I have been trying all day to talk myself out of going to In N Out on my way home for my dinner. So far after 6 hours I have been unsuccessful. It isn't especially hot here today but I just am really feeling like a vanilla shake. 

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. It isn't especially hot here today but I just am really feeling like a vanilla shake. 

 

It's hot here! grab one for me, too on the way home please?? :D

 

Today feels like a potato salad and burger kind of day. 

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It's hot here! grab one for me, too on the way home please?? :D

 

Today feels like a potato salad and burger kind of day. 

 

Um.... well.... its like this... your milkshake didn't make it home. It was delicious though!

 

Driving past the place on my way home is not at all conducive to making it home without fast food. :ph34r:  I guess it was a burger kind of day here too!

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