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Old 01-02-2019, 01:32 PM   #21
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I'm right there with both of you Taxi and GG. My stamina both in and out of the kitchen is really diminished. Standing for more than a few minutes just isn't in the cards anymore. I have an office chair in the kitchen that helps and scoots across the floor easily. I can sit to watch a pot on the stove and only need to stand when needed.
Thankfully, the SC does a lot of the prep work and seems to enjoy doing it.

Like Bea..."I'm over the hill and picking up speed" so my goal for the year is just being able to maintain what I already do.
I love the idea of using an office chair with wheels. I have one that I almost never use since I retired. I'm going to move it up from the basement office to the kitchen and see how that goes.


I have a bar stool. I keep forgetting to use it in the kitchen. Both of these ideas should help.
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Old 01-02-2019, 01:44 PM   #22
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They make these cool stools that have a slanted seat at 45 degree angle so you’re not actually sitting , just
Leaning back and taking weight off of your feet/legs. I’ll try and find an example for you. I think one model is called a leaning seat. I’ve thought about getting one because I’m on my feet 10 hours a day.
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Old 01-02-2019, 03:06 PM   #23
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:23 PM   #24
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I am determined to rid my kitchen of any item not used in the past year. regardless of:
  • How much I love it
  • How useful it might be in the future
  • My belief that it's too nice or expensive to part with
  • I have one but two (or three) is better just in case I ever need it
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:30 PM   #25
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Have you tried baking in the Egg? I want to use it for bread baking.
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:25 PM   #26
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...The first is to cook the things in our freezers and pantry that I had great plans for instead of buying more...
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My thought exactly! Or almost exactly. lol

I got this idea when I had to clean out an area in my freezer just to put those logs of Christmas cookie dough into - there was very little room in there...
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I'd like for us to do a better job about using up things in the freezer...
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...I especially need to use the vegetables from the garden that I froze whole last summer before I get this year's garden going...
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...I also need to attack the freezer contents more aggressively and not be so eager to refill it when I see an empty space.
It looks like I am in good company! I'm not only going to start making holes in my freezer, I plan on filling those holes up with empty juice bottles that have been (almost) filled with water. That way the freezer will still be "full". I also have to resist the temptation to buy something that is on sale at a real steal of a price and have it replace one of the juice bottle taking up the space! Also need to empty my personal grocery store in the basement. I hoard shelf-staple food like we're expecting a disaster. The only disaster would be tossing that food whenif we finally get ready to move.
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:36 PM   #27
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The second resolution sort of works with the first. I hope to spend/waste less time online, especially in cooking and social media websites and use that time to both get things done in the real world, and get more rest to be healthier.

So if you don't see me around much, hopefully I'm doing something useful like cooking.
Aww, you would miss us too much. Besides what are you going to do at work?

I did give up Facebook a few years ago, for lots of reasons, but still do DC Forum and my MINI forum.

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Old 01-04-2019, 08:40 PM   #28
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No culinary resolutions here. I'm not big into new years resolutions in general, and I'm pretty happy with my cooking endeavors. I like to cook, and like to eat good food. That's working just fine for me for right now. Besides, cooking is my "escape." I don't want to mess that up with goals and resolutions.

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Old 01-07-2019, 09:48 AM   #29
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Have you tried baking in the Egg? I want to use it for bread baking.
No. I'm not a big fan of smoky tasting baked goods. I might try no-knead bread in it though, if I can acquire a cheap covered lodge DO.

I did bake some pretty nice biscuits this weekend. My first real attempt at homemade biscuits.
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:56 AM   #30
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No. I'm not a big fan of smoky tasting baked goods. I might try no-knead bread in it though, if I can acquire a cheap covered lodge DO.

I did bake some pretty nice biscuits this weekend. My first real attempt at homemade biscuits.
I was going to use charcoal briquettes. I'm sure the village ovens back in the day used wood for fuel.
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