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halfway listening to the race (hate road courses with all their right turns and whatnot)  might indulge myself in a nap......zzzzzzzzzzzz.......   -_-

 

I generally like road courses...but today I think a nap sounds much nice -- I'm in zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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We got gypped outta the Super Moon -- we have a thick marine layer at night that clears about 10am each morning -- commonly referred to as "June Gloom" -- so I set my alarm for 430am hoping the view would improve whilst I slept -- no luck...just one bright marine layer :(

 

Not sure what is for dinner....something easy -- maybe spaghetti and meatballs.  Oh and vanilla cake (made spares yesterday) with strawberry frosting (left over from sis's bday)  -- so I guess that makes it Encore Cake ;)

How was the graduation?  Congratulations!  :)   Did you have a restful day today?

 

Reminder:  Make the peach dessert thinger I mentioned up thread.  You really, really should.  :P

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Welcome Myself!!!

 

I've never had the NP Raspberry -- I don't like my beer fruity -- except for an occasional lime in a Pacifico pre-celiac dx.  Oh my...someone needs to produce a gluten-free Mexican Beer!!!

 

Thanks for the welcome....

 

Yeah I agree.  I was kind of left with few options so I tried.  It was better than what I had expected but it didn't blow me away either.  The fruit flavoring was subtle though.

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welcome, myself, from notme! < haha irish, beat you to it LOLZ - i am going on a beer quest myself.  my beer supplier guy wants to know what to order (a case) but i have to be able to taste ONE first before i have failure in volume ;)

 

Thanks for the welcome.

 

Let me know what kind you try and how it is.

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And today it's a hangover.  :blink:

 

I drank too much.  Alcohol always seems like a good idea to me at the time until the next day and I'm hurting. 

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After having surgery, all those meds and spending the night in the hospital it is  back to safe meals only for  awhile .

 

Browned ground lamb,cooked organic brown rice stir fried with red onion in olive oil with a side of fresh organic peaches

I am in safe meal HEAVEN :)

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How was the graduation? Congratulations! :) Did you have a restful day today?

Reminder: Make the peach dessert thinger I mentioned up thread. You really, really should. :P

Thanks....I knew I'd forget...I did buy beautiful peaches on Friday....this must be why.

Graduation was awesome! Beautiful day with plenty of family and friends to help celibrate.

I am indeed resting a bit today....cuddling with the kidlets now....they are watching one episode of curious George .... then we read more books and a round of CandyLand....then perhaps one last splash session before we send them home!

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After having surgery, all those meds and spending the night in the hospital it is back to safe meals only for awhile .

Browned ground lamb,cooked organic brown rice stir fried with red onion in olive oil with a side of fresh organic peaches

I am in safe meal HEAVEN :)

Oh sorry to hear about your surgery....heal quick...your meal sounds safe and delicious to start things off nicely! Welcome home :)

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We just heated up last night's leftovers tonight but I had a sudden urge to have cornbread. So I threw together some hot water cornbread really fast last minute and we both love it. Finally something he'll eat that isn't an animal!

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yummmmm I am wondering what to have for supper tonight! I just don't know!! I hate having to think of stuff!! Last night we had some Lil steaks hubbs had some Mac and cheese sweet potato I juat had sweet potato with it!! Today I know I am going to get alot of fresh veggis!! SO what ever I cook it will be with fresh veggies! 

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Grilled lamb that has a wet rub of lots of garlic, fresh thyme and parsley and lemon juice

Sweet potato fries with blueberry "ketchup"

Grilled haloumi drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with fresh herbs, Parmesan shards and lots of black pepper

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Hubby wants chicken alfredo. It has been a long time since I've made it since it is something that I'm sure won't agree with me at this point. I'm not brave enough to go there, so I'm going to make myself some pasta with meatballs (homemade! :blink:) and some of that leftover Dave's butternut sauce I froze. I really wish there were meatballs I could buy, but I had to decide not to agree with soy. <_<

 

I'm going to keep telling myself I don't want chicken alfredo. I may eventually convince myself that its true.

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I may be the healthiest version of myself in over a decade -- but I AM OLD!!!!  Three and Five year old hit the road this morning and we all took a collective sigh of relief!!!!

 

Dinner tonight will be EZ -- perhaps spaghetti with meatballs and a salad.

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I may be the healthiest version of myself in over a decade -- but I AM OLD!!!!  Three and Five year old hit the road this morning and we all took a collective sigh of relief!!!!

 

Dinner tonight will be EZ -- perhaps spaghetti with meatballs and a salad.

 

hahaha kids are exhausting little things! I have no idea where I got the energy for that stuff when my kids were little. Just watching kids play now makes me tired. :lol:

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hahaha kids are exhausting little things! I have no idea where I got the energy for that stuff when my kids were little. Just watching kids play now makes me tired. :lol:

But the photos of you with giraffes tell a different story. You look like you are about 12!!! Amazing.

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Grilled lamb that has a wet rub of lots of garlic, fresh thyme and parsley and lemon juice

Sweet potato fries with blueberry "ketchup"

Grilled haloumi drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with fresh herbs, Parmesan shards and lots of black pepper

 

haloumi....drooool  yum and lamb is my favorite thing and if you lived closer, I'd be barging through the door right now, just to smell your kitchen. 

 

 

I'm going to keep telling myself I don't want chicken alfredo. I may eventually convince myself that its true.

 

 

You may want chicken alfredo (hell, I want chicken alfredo!!) but you are not going to have it because you are avoiding aged cheese right now for a good cause. (I am helping, not nagging! :) :) )

I may be the healthiest version of myself in over a decade -- but I AM OLD!!!!  Three and Five year old hit the road this morning and we all took a collective sigh of relief!!!!

 

Dinner tonight will be EZ -- perhaps spaghetti with meatballs and a salad.

 

I knew someone who once said " Yeah my grandkids are adorable, especially as they blow kisses and wave goodbye from the back window as they pull out of the driveway..."

 

You have had a Very, very, very busy few weeks, my friend....take the rest of the day off. :)

 

 

Grabbed a chicken on the way home (sounds like I did that with my bare hands)

and it's going in the counter top rotisserie with a nice olive oil baste of various herbs and

possibly some "couscous" made with brown rice and herbs....

because I need to take a serious break from the foods I ate all weekend with my guests.

Had too many HH foods and sweets .(I should not brag,  but my cream cheese buttercream frosting is just ridiculously good---you could

slather that stuff on dirt and it would taste good)

 

......all of which makes me tired and draggy, so I made myself go to the gym this morning as my reward!.

 

All I can say is.........OINK.

:D

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Oink...oink...I'm there too -- but did get my beloved 'silver shadow' back on the road this morning -- been riding hubs hybrid for awhile now as my shoulders and wrists were not happy with my race bike -- and....wait for it...my problematic left shoulder is happy -- well not happy, but not in pain which with my fuzzy math today is the same thing ;)

 

No resting today....need to take care of things that got shuffled aside this past week during playtime and graduation celebration....somehow my busy day is much less work than the little ones.....fun for a visit -- and they show their uncles how much work being a parent of small children is....great birth control for young adults :D

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But the photos of you with giraffes tell a different story. You look like you are about 12!!! Amazing.

 

We all have our moments. :D

 

You may want chicken alfredo (hell, I want chicken alfredo!!) but you are not going to have it because you are avoiding aged cheese right now for a good cause. (I am helping, not nagging! :) :) )

 

All I can say is.........OINK.

:D

 

My husband knows that I love him dearly to do things like make him some of my favorite foods that I don't dare touch. :wub: Not that I'll exactly be suffering with my dinner. :D

 

And I meant to freeze some of my cupcakes but they never made it to the freezer so I need to polish them off today. OINK myself!

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well, we're a threesome, then. OINK

 

This was me with that cake this weekend....

 

 

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Oink...oink...I'm there too -- but did get my beloved 'silver shadow' back on the road this morning -- been riding hubs hybrid for awhile now as my shoulders and wrists were not happy with my race bike -- and....wait for it...my problematic left shoulder is happy -- well not happy, but not in pain which with my fuzzy math today is the same thing ;)

 

No resting today....need to take care of things that got shuffled aside this past week during playtime and graduation celebration....somehow my busy day is much less work than the little ones.....fun for a visit -- and they show their uncles how much work being a parent of small children is....great birth control for young adults :D

 

Yay for your bike back! And I encouraged my daughters both to babysit children of varying ages, preferably multiple children at once. I told them I wanted them to earn money. I lied. I knew it would be awesome birth control. Evil moms strike again! :lol:

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Post the meatball recipe please! I've been wanting some so bad.

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Post the meatball recipe please! I've been wanting some so bad.

 

Don't know how others make them...but I do it kinda like meatloaf -- ground beef, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, oregano, egg and bread crumbs...then roll into 1" balls and fry OR tonight I'm doing humongous meat balls...3" balls that I bake most of the way thru then finish them off in the fry pan just before serving.

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Meatballs

 

Similar to Ski's....., except I use a combo of ground beef, ground pork & ground veal (ask the butcher at the store for "meatloaf mix" )

In addition to what she puts in hers,

I  add some grated parmesan and parsley  to my meatballs and I bake them on a tray for 20 minutes in the oven at 350.

Then, I add them to my sauce. 

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Meatballs

 

Similar to Ski's....., except I use a combo of ground beef, ground pork & ground veal (ask the butcher at the store for "meatloaf mix" )

In addition to what she puts in hers,

I  add some grated parmesan and parsley  to my meatballs and I bake them on a tray for 20 minutes in the oven at 350.

Then, I add them to my sauce. 

 

parmesan -- yum -- used to do this....lost it somewhere along the way...too late for tonight's but next time -- thanks for the reminder :)

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People use recipes for meatballs? :blink:

 

I always use beef, sometimes I add pork or veal or sausage or ground whatever to it too. As long as its meat. Add eggs, add breadcrumbs, add whatever seasonings in whatever amounts seem like a good idea at the time... I used to use copious amounts of parmesan but I suppose I can't do that anymore. I do have a teensy bit of ricotta in the fridge though and I suppose I'll probably add that. Garlic, always enough fresh garlic to keep an army of vampires at bay for a month.

 

Sometimes I roll fatties by hand, tonight I am using my teensy cookie scooper to make little meatballs. I'll just bake them til they look perfect. I'm making extras so I don't have to do this too terribly often.

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