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Old 07-14-2013, 08:30 PM   #11
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One of the advantages of being retired and living alone is that when I cook it usually makes at least 4 servings. 1 to eat when I make it, 1 in the fridge for later, and 2 in the freezer for a nuked lazy dinner. I only have to mess up the kitchen once and still have 4 meals.

Also, crackers, with spreadable cheddar and smoked oysters feels decadent.

Very cool!

As for oysters... smoked or otherwise.... I just don't think I am ever going to eat one! (It's a texture thing.)
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:34 PM   #12
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Everyone has a lazy day in the kitchen! (I did a lot of my "prep" yesterday, knowing it was going to be another "scorcher" day). Was it really hot "up north"?

(I have far worse lazy kitchen confessions by the way, but I don't think I feel like revealing them!)
It's been really hot "oop north" all week. The horses are still coming in at night and I'm putting off the mucking out until I go to catch him at about 9pm when it's marginally cooler. I'm running a small fan in the bedroom over night so I an sleep.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:38 PM   #13
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It's been really hot "oop north" all week. The horses are still coming in at night and I'm putting off the mucking out until I go to catch him at about 9pm when it's marginally cooler. I'm running a small fan in the bedroom over night so I an sleep.

"oop north"! Ee lad! I couldn't have a fan running in the bedroom - the noise would keep me awake just as much as the heat!
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:46 PM   #14
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One of the advantages of being retired and living alone is that when I cook it usually makes at least 4 servings. 1 to eat when I make it, 1 in the fridge for later, and 2 in the freezer for a nuked lazy dinner. I only have to mess up the kitchen once and still have 4 meals.

Also, crackers, with spreadable cheddar and smoked oysters feels decadent.
Z- you are so right. Even if I try to make a smaller size dish, by the time I get done tinkering and adding a little this or that, it's right back up there enough to feed 4. Nevermind what happens when a recipe says it makes 4 servings. I think I am perfecting the art of findng ways converting leftovers into something else.

Oh yeh. And I love corned beef hash.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:54 PM   #15
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Z- you are so right. Even if I try to make a smaller size dish, by the time I get done tinkering and adding a little this or that, it's right back up there enough to feed 4. Nevermind what happens when a recipe says it makes 4 servings. I think I am perfecting the art of findng ways converting leftovers into something else.
Trying to reduce quantities to 2 is bad enough. Down to 1 is completely impossible. I have a cookery book "Step by Step - Cooking for One" and talk about depressing!

Much better to cook a proper recipe and freeze what you don't use.
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KatyCooks, you've never tried an oyster? The texture isn't slimy as you'd expect. They're mighty tasty. If you don't like looking at them, just pop a pickle slice on top. Killer.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:11 AM   #17
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KatyCooks, you've never tried an oyster? The texture isn't slimy as you'd expect. They're mighty tasty. If you don't like looking at them, just pop a pickle slice on top. Killer.

I'm not saying I won't ever Alix, but it isn't something I am beating a path to!

Anyway, I'm off to bed! Goodnight to the "Freds" and to everybody else!

Katy x
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:13 AM   #18
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I'm not saying I won't ever Alix, but it isn't something I am beating a path to!

Anyway, I'm off to bed! Goodnight to the "Freds" and to everybody else!

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Oh, and my name is actually.... Kathryn. But I prefer Katy. Don't you?
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Oh, and my name is actually.... Kathryn. But I prefer Katy. Don't you?
Named my daughter Kate, so YEP! Love that name.
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One of the advantages of being retired and living alone is that when I cook it usually makes at least 4 servings. 1 to eat when I make it, 1 in the fridge for later, and 2 in the freezer for a nuked lazy dinner. I only have to mess up the kitchen once and still have 4 meals.
I regularly make "planned leftovers". Quite often I'll cook for 4, then hope there IS enough for two more servings when supper is done. Himself has a very bad "just a little more" problem... I've gotten to the point where I will put away most of what is left after we each take our first serving. When there isn't much left behind he tends to feel bad and leave most of the rest...then I whisk it off into the container in the fridge. Evil, I know! Sometimes we have leftovers so often he accuses me of being able to buy them at the store.
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