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Richard!

I've been wondering where you went to. Sorry to hear that you have all been sick :( Bummer--especially this time of year.

I hear ya about the busy part--I'm glad that you took a minute to check in.

I think we're all trying to figure out the nuances of the new board. :blink:

Nuances? I've just been trying to get on. Seems like evry time I have a minute the board is down for maintenance :o

My head hurts just thinking about shopping tomorrow <_< I just want to sleep in and recuperate. Oh well...the kids are on Santa's Nice list...and I doubt they would understand if Santa got them Toys 'R Us gift cards :P


Richard

"Not all who wander are lost" - J.R.R. Tolkien

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Hi Nikki! How are your friends in the cupboard under the stairs? :P

I was rather hoping I could impose on their good nature - chuck a load of pressies & wrapping paper in and see what they could do ?? :unsure: (but I don't want to push it - it took them AGES to find the xmas tree....)

I think we're all trying to figure out the nuances of the new board. :blink:

:lol::lol: Errr, slight UNDERSTATEMENT Patti!! :blink:

NUANCES - I love that word !

..and I doubt they would understand if Santa got them Toys 'R Us gift cards :P

ARGGGHHH !!!

TOYS 'R US .......DON'T SAY THAT WORD !!! :wacko:


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My head hurts just thinking about shopping tomorrow <_< I just want to sleep in and recuperate. Oh well...the kids are on Santa's Nice list...and I doubt they would understand if Santa got them Toys 'R Us gift cards :P

Hi Richard! I'm sorry that you've been sick and everyone else too.....and that you have to go shopping....and that you can't visit us as often as we like! I was going to reprimand you by saying "You mean to tell us that your family and job are more important than us?" INCONCEIVABLE! :P

But given your situation; whereas your family is ill, you have been given a reprieve. :P

susie Q- The dingos look so cute!

Sir Angus Young the II is quite well. He's a very good boy! Clickhere to read the full article.

He's super mellow, smart and snuggly and attcahed to his new momma at the hip. He has been sleeping through the night in his crate with NO accident (like 6 hours). He's only had a few house accidents. Doesn't like the crate during the day. LOVES LOVES LOVES other dogs. He met my BIL's border collie last night and it was love at first sight for both (uhm..till he made a move on her :P :P ) They made up and are now friends.

He's a bit shy around strangers and even Kurt but he's coming around.

Today I went out and didn't want to crate him because we're still crate training so I put him in the kitchen and put up a 3 foot fence with 2 heavy chairs holding it up and his toys. Got home and he was out! He had leaped right over it and didn't knock a thing over! I'm thinking agility training!

He also made his first trip to PetCo. It was like he instinctually knew where he was :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Hi Richard! I'm sorry that you've been sick and everyone else too.....and that you have to go shopping....and that you can't visit us as often as we like! I was going to reprimand you by saying "You mean to tell us that your family and job are more important than us?" INCONCEIVABLE! :P

But given your situation; whereas your family is ill, you have been given a reprieve. :P

susie Q- The dingos look so cute!

Sir Angus Young the II is quite well. He's a very good boy! Clickhere to read the full article.

He's super mellow, smart and snuggly and attcahed to his new momma at the hip. He has been sleeping through the night in his crate with NO accident (like 6 hours). He's only had a few house accidents. Doesn't like the crate during the day. LOVES LOVES LOVES other dogs. He met my BIL's border collie last night and it was love at first sight for both (uhm..till he made a move on her :P :P ) They made up and are now friends.

He's a bit shy around strangers and even Kurt but he's coming around.

Today I went out and didn't want to crate him because we're still crate training so I put him in the kitchen and put up a 3 foot fence with 2 heavy chairs holding it up and his toys. Got home and he was out! He had leaped right over it and didn't knock a thing over! I'm thinking agility training!

He also made his first trip to PetCo. It was like he instinctually knew where he was :lol: :lol: :lol:

How's he doing around the Christmas tree/Festivus pole? My tree fell over (I'me beginning to think this Christmas is cursed :o ) all on its own. It turns out the stand finally gave up the ghost...the 2 "teeth" that bite into the bottom of the tree broke free, and over she went - Olivia was caught completely off guard - she was shouting for help under the prickly-leaner when we found her!

I was in the dog house until it was discovered that the stand was at fault...no broken ornaments or children. must be happy :)


Richard

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OMG--poor Olivia :o Glad she wasn't hurt!

:D Festivus Pole :D


Patti

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Looks like it's time to walk the dingos...they are staring at ME now! :blink:

:huh::lol: Yes, you can see a bit of the stare in that photo, from tika, but Annie (left) is making the love face :lol:

Glad you are in a happy place. Now get to work on the stuffing :P

Feliz Navidad!

OMG Richard, making that stuffing involves losing a full day to cooking and drunkenness, if I recall correctly.....may I post the dingo-fied version of it on here, the one you sent me (I think I still have it) :lol::lol:

BEV - - OMG that article - - how funny is that???????? The quote about stinky-stinker - whatever it was - - could have said that myself - - - "who's the stinkiest dog? where is my big stinker-stinkbutt?? stinkiest stink dog!!! mommy luvs the stinker!!" :lol: and......"where is my little weasel annie dog? where is the dog? she is such a little weasel-dog!! mommy luvs the weasel!" :huh::lol: that's how it is around here......

Richard - so sorry about the festivus pole accident and glad Olivia's okay and you are not in the dog house, with little Sir Angus, the agility dog.

oh Bev I am so excited about Sir Angus!!! :)


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"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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:huh::lol: Yes, you can see a bit of the stare in that photo, from tika, but Annie (left) is making the love face :lol:

OMG Richard, making that stuffing involves losing a full day to cooking and drunkenness, if I recall correctly.....may I post the dingo-fied version of it on here, the one you sent me (I think I still have it) :lol::lol:

Post away! It's really only a couple of hours - I promise B) BTW the drunkenness is optional

BEV - - OMG that article - - how funny is that???????? The quote about stinky-stinker - whatever it was - - could have said that myself - - - "who's the stinkiest dog? where is my big stinker-stinkbutt?? stinkiest stink dog!!! mommy luvs the stinker!!" :lol: and......"where is my little weasel annie dog? where is the dog? she is such a little weasel-dog!! mommy luvs the weasel!" :huh::lol: that's how it is around here......

Richard - so sorry about the festivus pole accident and glad Olivia's okay and you are not in the dog house, with little Sir Angus, the agility dog.

oh Bev I am so excited about Sir Angus!!! :)

I "broke up" with the crazy guy via email just now.....I think he was planning our wedding and I had to put a stop to it..... :lol: I think he's delusional, when he forwarded yet another one of his websites/blogs with a scheme to sell coffee (can you say pyramid scheme?) I knew it was time..... :huh::lol:

You broke up with him? :huh: Via e-mail? :o CLASSIC! :lol: I hope you used a LOT of emoticons :blink:


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OMG Richard, making that stuffing involves losing a full day to cooking and drunkenness, if I recall correctly.....may I post the dingo-fied version of it on here, the one you sent me (I think I still have it) :lol::lol:

Richard - so sorry about the festivus pole accident and glad Olivia's okay and you are not in the dog house, with little Sir Angus, the agility dog.

oh Bev I am so excited about Sir Angus!!! :)

Sir Angus is peeing on the Festivus Pole (only twice) and eating the otnaments but really, he's mostly just sleeping. He's mega-mellow :blink: BUT HE SURE CAN JUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm glad no one was hurt in the Christmas tree incident. :ph34r: Your Olivia is always pinned under trees and swinging from chandeliers. I suspect she takes after dad. :P

Now to the mOST important matter....what is this stuffing you must get drunk to make? I'm just looking for an excuse. maybe I can drink cosmos, make stuffing while jumping on a trampoline and amuse Angus at the same time. :D


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Sir Angus is peeing on the Festivus Pole (only twice) and eating the otnaments but really, he's mostly just sleeping. He's mega-mellow :blink: BUT HE SURE CAN JUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm glad no one was hurt in the Christmas tree incident. :ph34r: Your Olivia is always pinned under trees and swinging from chandeliers. I suspect she takes after dad. :P

MOST DEFINITELY TAKES AFTER HER MOTHER!

Trust me.

Now to the mOST important matter....what is this stuffing you must get drunk to make? I'm just looking for an excuse. maybe I can drink cosmos, make stuffing while jumping on a trampoline and amuse Angus at the same time. :D

Susan will have to post the recipe. I make this delish quinoa & smoked sausage stuffing. I gave her the recipe, but she contends it's far to difficult for her to make. I sent her a revised "Dingo-proof" version, which includes breaks for dog walking and beverage consumption (NOT to be mixed!) she thinks this is even more brain-straining then the original recipe :huh:

I'm sure Sir Angus would enjoy some time on the holiday tramp-o-line :P

Weekend's HERE!


Richard

"Not all who wander are lost" - J.R.R. Tolkien

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Susan will have to post the recipe. I make this delish quinoa & smoked sausage stuffing. I gave her the recipe, but she contends it's far to difficult for her to make. I sent her a revised "Dingo-proof" version, which includes breaks for dog walking and beverage consumption (NOT to be mixed!) she thinks this is even more brain-straining then the original recipe :huh:

okay guys, here is Richard's recipe......um, he says it takes a "couple of hours" which means about half a day for me. :huh: Just look how hard it is, and notice the breaks for drinking and walking the dogs.... :lol:

"Ok, the recipe might look intimidating, but it is actally just a few easy steps.

1) make the quinoa (you add in some aromatics for flavor)

2) chop up a bunch of stuff

3) throw it all together & mix

4) bake it

I do all of the chopping ahead of time so all i need to do is dump and stir. I tell you what, I'll re-write the recipe and try to dingo-proof it.

Now don't be intimidated by it's lenght, I tried to spell everything out and make it as straighforward and easy as possible.

Quinoa Stuffing with Smoked Surry Sausage

Step 1: Get from store, or have on hand…

1 LARGE onion

2 cloves garlic

2 - 3 carrots

2 - 3 stalks celery

2 Granny Smith Apples

2 ½ sticks of butter

1 ½ c. uncooked quinoa

4 c. (32 oz.) turkey or chicken stock

1 Jenny-O or similar smoked turkey sausage (found in the kielbasa section)

¼ c. dried cranberries

About 2/3 loaf of Ener-G Tapioca bread.

¼ c. fresh thyme (or about 1 tsp. dried – more or less depending on how you like it)

1 bottle of your favorite wine (for YOU, not the recipe)

1 medium pot (2 qt.)

1 large pot (4 qt.)

9”x13” or similar sized baking dish

1 egg timer

2 inquisitive dingo-like creatures

Step 2: Chopping & preparation

Place the bread in a neat stack on your cutting board and slice through the whole thing, making cubes about ¾” square. Spread this out on a cookie sheet and leave out overnight (away from the dingos) or put it in the oven with low heat (as low as your oven goes) for about ½ hr to 45 mins. It just needs to get dried out and to harden up a bit – not much of a challenge for this bread!

Dice (cut into little cubes) the veggies, apples and sausage.

Your goal should be a “dice” that results in a “chunky” look – not too fine. The sausage is best quartered and then chunked (straighten it out on the cutting board and cut it lengthwise, and then lengthwise again) Set these aside.

Measure out 1 ½ c. quinoa and rinse. Just put it in a sieve and run it under cold water for 5 mins. Let it stand for a couple mins. for the H20 to drain.

Take the dingos for a walk. Have a glass of wine. RELAX.

Step 3: Let’s cook!

In a medium pot (2 quart) melt 2 TBsp butter over medium heat.

Add a generous handful of onions.

Stir until transluscent.

Add quinoa and toast for about a minute (stir it around)

Add about ½ c. turkey stock and simmer (low boil) until the quinoa absorbs the liquid. Keep adding turkey stock until the quinoa grain opens. (stirring occasionally) You can tell the quinoa has “popped” when you see a little white “tail” on each grain, and the grain itself will look the size/texture of couscous. Once cooked check the seasoning and adjust if necessary.

Preheat oven to 375 F

Pour second glass of wine. RELAX and enjoy.

In a large pot (4 qt) melt 3 TBsp butter over medium heat. “Sweat” (warm through – onions will be transluscent) veggies and sausage (NOT THE APPLES).

Season with a pinch of salt.

Add remaining butter and melt.

Add cranberries, apples, cooked quinoa, bread cubes, and thyme.

Add turkey stock a bit at a time and stir until moist, but not mushy. You probably won’t need all the stock to achieve this. (Save any excess to adjust moisture when re-heating.) Transfer everything to the baking dish and bake uncovered for about 45 minutes. Check on it occasionally (I set the timer to 35 minutes) to make sure it isn’t getting too brown on top.

Remove and serve or set aside to cool and reheat at 350F for about 20 minutes the day of your meal. You might want to add a little of the remaining stock if you will be reheating.

Walk the dingos and revel in your success!" :huh:


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"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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Um, the emoticons in Richard's recipe and instructions did not come through.....instead it's all those letters that look like Greek or something.....am confused...... :huh:


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GOOD GRIEF SUSAN!!!

That is a recipe and a half.

I (was) feeling rather smug (and was revelling) as I managed to make my son some tasty mince pies and thought I was becoming a better cook, able to tackle more complicated recipes but CLEARLY I'm not there yet after one look at that recipe!! :lol::lol:

..besides, I cannot attempt that recipe...I have no Dingos to STARE at me.( Although I do have some confused children who STARE in bewilderment at their Mum trying to bake ) :blink::blink:


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It looks YUMMY!

However, I have renamed it Sir Richard's Dingo Quinoa Sausage Stuffing!


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GOOD GRIEF SUSAN!!!

That is a recipe and a half.

I (was) feeling rather smug (and was revelling) as I managed to make my son some tasty mince pies and thought I was becoming a better cook, able to tackle more complicated recipes but CLEARLY I'm not there yet after one look at that recipe!! :lol::lol:

..besides, I cannot attempt that recipe...I have no Dingos to STARE at me.( Although I do have some confused children who STARE in bewilderment at their Mum trying to bake ) :blink::blink:

Nikki, OMG I know, :lol: And how can anyone do it properly without the dingos, and some of you cannot tolerate alcohol, so what will YOU all do? :lol: Mince pie.....oh dear - - that sounds hard - the crust and all..... :huh:

However, I have renamed it Sir Richard's Dingo Quinoa Sausage Stuffing!

aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :lol::lol::lol:


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"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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It looks YUMMY!

However, I have renamed it Sir Richard's Dingo Quinoa Sausage Stuffing!

Excellent title!!

..but you should put in a small disclaimer that it's not for beginners :blink:

I mean WHAT IS QUINOA???. I have a box in my kitchen untouched - I was put off because you have to SOAK IT :blink: before cooking <_<:lol::lol:

and some of you cannot tolerate alcohol, so what will YOU all do? :lol:

Exactly!!

I do feel that for those of us that are challenged in the culinary arts a glass (or two :wacko: ) of wine is essential to

i) Overcome our fear of cooking

ii) Enables one to revel post baking whatever the outcome

:lol::lol::lol:


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Oh no...I saw it and was hysterical! That would be a fun one! :P :P


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Uhm...I don't get this friend thing. People keep making me their friends but I don't know how to be their friend. :blink: :blink: Do I have poor social skills or am I just an African Tweedle Pig brain? :P


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Uhm...I don't get this friend thing. People keep making me their friends but I don't know how to be their friend. :blink: :blink: Do I have poor social skills or am I just an African Tweedle Pig brain? :P

Bev,

There's nothing wrong with your social skills! I couldn't figure it out at first, either. Andrea had to tell me--twice :ph34r:

Go to the person's name over their avatar. Hold the cursor there, then click on the arrow to the right. In the drop down box, click on 'add as a friend'. That should do it.


Patti

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GOOD GRIEF SUSAN!!!

That is a recipe and a half.

Beleive me, I am no Wolfgang Puck, not even Rachel Ray and I managed it without a problem - am I a kitchen prodigy? :huh:

IT'S NOT THAT HARD! ;)

There is a reason I don't write how-to books :rolleyes:

It's all in the preparation - READ the Recipe - BE the REcipe! :) It is SUPER TASTY!


Richard

"Not all who wander are lost" - J.R.R. Tolkien

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Sister also Celiac

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Uhm...I don't get this friend thing. People keep making me their friends but I don't know how to be their friend. :blink: :blink: Do I have poor social skills or am I just an African Tweedle Pig brain? :P

African Tweedle Pig Brain!!! :lol::lol::lol:

IT'S NOT THAT HARD! ;)

There is a reason I don't write how-to books :rolleyes:

It's all in the preparation - READ the Recipe - BE the REcipe! :) It is SUPER TASTY!

OMG. "not that hard." :lol: Um, the recipes I use are generally limited to about four to six ingredients and very little prep time.......oh yes, my friend, it IS hard..... :huh: very hard for the dingo-brained.....so clearly you ARE a kitchen prodigy, or *I* am an African Tweedle Brain Pig.....er, whatever it was called that had no social skills and no friends? :P


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"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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OMG. "not that hard." :lol: Um, the recipes I use are generally limited to about four to six ingredients and very little prep time.......oh yes, my friend, it IS hard..... :huh: very hard for the dingo-brained.....so clearly you ARE a kitchen prodigy, or *I* am an African Tweedle Brain Pig.....er, whatever it was called that had no social skills and no friends? :P

Yes I am an AFRICAN TWEEDLE PIG BRAIN (and proud) :ph34r:

I have friends! - they have no choice of course , I just click away on their names by their avatar.

I'm sure there are people thinking ''WHAT !!! *I* am NO FRIEND of HERS '' :o

.


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I have friends! - they have no choice of course , I just click away on their names by their avatar.

:lol::lol::lol: Yup, we force ourselves on them........I've just started to discover how to make you all be my friends too!


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:lol::lol::lol: Yup, we force ourselves on them........I've just started to discover how to make you all be my friends too!

:D Tee Hee! Yep, like it or not, we're all officially friends :lol:


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