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  • The southern, though for only 8-10 people one of the big spreads with sides included from the BBQ place will do. About half the people are elderly and not big eaters, so I can allow a little smaller portions. And for dessert/wedding cake I will do a sugarfree New York Style cheesecake, because Boyfriend can have that…
  • I love good barbecue. When Boyfriend and I tie the knot, we're going to ask a local friend to just stop at the Very Good Barbecue Joint in town, bring it over to my mother in law's house, and lay it out so that the ten total people present can have barbecue after we get hitched. Cause we all like it.
  • I do, but I do it right when I wrap them because otherwise I'd have no. blessed. clue. what's what. And then I'd start crying. So... yeah. I have had my post-store nap to get over dealing with the overstimulation of the stores and of other people. Now I am going to have a mug of tea and start thinking about the precooking…
  • Off to the grocery store and the pharmacy today. And then on to the precooking and putting things in order.
  • (hugs) Pav. Sometimes it's just harder than others. I know I went over by a few hundred calories today because pizza AND onion rings on the same day. But that's just how things fell out, and tomorrow will be better.
  • I've done that, but I like mine better. I think it's because when I flour them I put seasoned salt and pepper in with the flour.
  • Connie, have you tried using cold packs for the itch? That helps me when I have hives. Cold and itch and pain run on the same nerve circuit, and so cold can swamp itch and pain signals. Tonight Boyfriend is having baked fish with Mexican spices, corn pudding, and grilled zucchini that is leftover and needs eaten up.…
  • Spent today making up some work lunches for Boyfriend. In both cases the meat was cooked and frozen, I just needed to make some saffron rice for one and some pan-seared zucchini for the other. And it's good that I did, because Wednesday he'll be going into the office and they're doing a big party with pizza and stuff.…
  • Dinner tonight was grilled center cut pork chops, with mashed cauliflower, green beans tossed in bacon drippings with black pepper, and wild rice pilaf for me. Also there were cornbread muffins with butter, and applesauce. I can handle about two ounces of applesauce with a meal without having too bad an intolerance…
  • I don't like fish that tastes like fish, either. We handle this by feeding the people who like it fish and the people who don't have something else. I feel pretty good today, so we'll see what all I can get done.
  • Tonight I made a taco salad of great magnificence for Girlfriend, an al pastor with cheese sauce burrito with all the sides for Boyfriend, I had some leftover fried rice with chicken on top cause I saw it in the fridge and WANTED, and Son had himself a pizza that his wonderful mom had made and stuck in the freezer for him.…
  • Accepting that I'm not as hungry in hot weather and adjusting my menu and planning light nibbles and lots of cold drinks.
  • I would wait until it naturally happens for you to travel there and visit, once they're there and established. Visit, gosh, it's lovely, etc. Arrange a second visit in 3-4 months, at the end of that visit, float moving there so you can be local. That way she has time to get settled and have things her way.
  • Got to the store, and got home and got it all put away. I have precooking to do tonight, but I'm not going to start til it gets dark and cools off a bit. I have no desire to sweat any more than I need to.
  • It has suddenly gotten HOT and I am not coping with that very well. Also the root of one of my molars has decided that things are wrong. (sigh) We don't have the cash for the dentist right now so I will tough it out.
  • This is what the large five week menu does for me. Even if I'm pretty tired, if things are thawed, and it's on the menu, it's usually easier for me to just do it than to not do it.
  • Tonight we had chicken cutlets marinaded in an Italian marinade, grilled, with mashed cauliflower, broccoli with cheese sauce, and rolls. I of course had rice pilaf. Tomorrow he is getting a meal (premade) of hamburger steak with mushroom gravy, mashed cauliflower, and buttered green beans. Tomorrow lunch for us is pulled…
  • You have all my hugs and support, Laurie. I'm in Indiana and my eldest son has said that he wants to move to the northeast (Vermont, to be exact). I'm sure I will also be sad when he leaves. I thought I had the right summer curtains out, but clearly not once I hung them up. (GRRR) so now I have to refold those and get into…
  • Elder Son took me out for lunch and we split an order of onion rings and each had a slice of a deep dish pizza. We brought the rest of it home, and Son and Girlfriend have each had a piece for dinner. I will have a piece myself once I feel hungry again. Boyfriend thinks I look slimmer through the midsection, so I must be…
  • Allowing myself one cupcake and not being sneaky, dismissive, etc. about it. And as it was I only had half cause I gave Boyfriend the other half. I've had it and I don't want any more. I don't need to eat them just because they're there. (They're mostly a mother's day present so they'll leave the house tomorrow. I just did…
  • Today is better. I need to make white rice and package it up, there's a batch of chicken enchiladas that need made (which uses up the bag of chicken filling I had in the freezer!) and my mother-in-law adores white cupcakes, so I will make her cupcakes and some marbled loaf cake that I can cut into slices and freeze for the…
  • We did a roll your own dinner tonight as the weather decided to target the foot I had rebuilt, and, to be quite frank, I could barely walk. Hopefully tomorrow it won't be so difficult, because I have precooking to do. Going to have a hot bath and go to bed.
  • I have been to the store. I am going to eat lunch and go lie down because between the printer requiring me to handwrite my list and the issues everyone else is having... my autism wants to be in a dark room under a heavy blanket.
  • Today is the day I go to the grocery store. We don't have a ton of spare money but the people who grow beards need razors to present a professional appearance, and it would be easier if I did more crab rangoon now then waiting to do it next week when I have things like chinese beef packets to make. So I'll do them this…
  • I miss eating sweet corn, but it just doesn't agree with me any more. (sigh) But yes, as a native Hoosier, there's nothing like fresh sweet corn. Tonight is our fish fry night, which is various things such as fried fish and fried shrimp, hush puppies, and french fries with green beans. As usual, some people get more of…
  • Something else to worry about when I get my dog.... (sigh) It's been rainy/chilly today, so everyone has had some degree of a headache and varying amounts of body ache depending on age and life history. Not much has gotten done except reading books and drinking a lot of tea. I'm going to have a very good stretch of hips…
  • I have found that I am vaguely nauseated by food in the morning, but I also know I need to eat SOMETHING before taking my meds. I can tolerate sweet/bread sort of things better than savory/meat/cheese sort of things when my stomach is in that mood, so one small muffin nibbled with my hot tea works to short-circuit that…
  • Today is probably not going to be as good as I wanted, as the worse of the two feet is giving me grief today. But I will see what I can do in between sitting till it calms to a dull roar. The sunroom needs vacuumed, as it looks like it snowed thanks to Hana, who is a medium-hair cat and sheds white hair copiously. They do…
  • Tomorrow's meat will be taken out tonight. Pork chops, I believe. I'll look at the menu I just posted. I made myself orange cranberry muffins with yogurt and vanilla sugar in them. That will be nice tomorrow morning. We had pepper steak with rice, egg rolls, and crab rangoon for dinner. It was very very good. I have a good…
  • Blessed Beltane! May we all understand our true will, and make it happen. Alexandra 50 5'7" SW:298 CW:247 lb GW 160 Arthritis in feet, lumbar scoliosis, thyroid replacement, exercise intolerance, fibromyalgia, autism, ADHD. I live with my partners and my grown son. Son has ADHD and autism just like his mom, and my partners…
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