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Old 04-11-2013, 02:51 PM   #611
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Cerise, I like how you think! I'm going to have to pass on the libations as I'm off to work shortly. I'll snag some asparagus though.

I went a little nuts making my casserole for the family so I brought the extra in here. Its long grain and wild rice, hamburger, thickened with a bit of flour, a bit of beef broth, and just a sprinkle of cheddar on top. There are biscuits and steamed veggies to go with. Enjoy all, see you tomorrow.

OH! .40, could you do us some Vienna roast so we can make chocolate covered beans? Thanks so much!
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:59 PM   #612
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A swimming pool is not a problem. We can scrape off the back parking lot to put one in. Can't bring an ocean to central Texas. But if the Texas hill country will do for background I think we can manage.

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Old 04-11-2013, 03:04 PM   #613
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A swimming pool is not a problem. We can scrape off the back parking lot to put one in. Can't bring an ocean to central Texas. But if the Texas hill country will do for background I think we can manage.

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Old 04-11-2013, 03:35 PM   #614
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beautiful, looks a lot like the mountains of virginia.:) hoo, i know we weren't in kansas anymore....(wink)

i hafta be home for a grocery delivery that's coming between 3-5 this afternoon. but i brought a ripe cantaloupe for the party...these cantaloupes i've been buying from relay foods are impossibly sweet and juicy. i've been eating one every other day for weeks, nom,nom,nom.:)

just leave it to .40 & co., and we will soon have the pool of our dreams, dc coffee mates....:)
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:19 PM   #615
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Cerise, I like how you think! I'm going to have to pass on the libations as I'm off to work shortly. I'll snag some asparagus though.

I went a little nuts making my casserole for the family so I brought the extra in here. Its long grain and wild rice, hamburger, thickened with a bit of flour, a bit of beef broth, and just a sprinkle of cheddar on top. There are biscuits and steamed veggies to go with. Enjoy all, see you tomorrow.

OH! .40, could you do us some Vienna roast so we can make chocolate covered beans? Thanks so much!
There's 1/2 a pound of beans roasted to a nice dark Vienna.

Make up some with:
Milk Chocolate ganache rolled in cocoa powder.
Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate sprinkled w sea salt
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Dark Chocolate Coffee Beans...
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:40 AM   #617
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Morning all! You know you're feeling better when you chow down two slices of peanut butter toast without sharing the crust with the dog, and realize you need MORE! Whew! That was a long run of icky.

I'm going to get started on making these coffee beans. *ties on apron* I've never had milk chocolate ones, but they sound AWESOME. I just happened to have about 1kg of Callebaut milk chocolate in a slab that needs a job. I think I found that job.

Need some tunes...anyone know where that iPod docking station went? I left it on the fridge...wait a second...I KNOW it wasn't on the counter a minute ago. Elves? You here? Want some chocolate? Hey PF, I can feed them right?

Speaking of feeding, has anyone noticed the kitties are a wee bit um, fat? Maybe we need some kind of system that lets us know who's already fed them so we don't overfeed these gluttons.
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a feeding schedule won't do a lick of good so long as the kitties are offered a steady stream of special treats, and hopelessly indulged at every turn by one member of our coffee klatch (who will remain nameless for now).:) yesterday, i weighed myself, holding domino in my arms, and he has gained a whopping 9 pounds since leaving the shelter! buttons won't let me weigh her, but it is obvious that she is losing that cute little figure she came here with....
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:54 PM   #619
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Morning all! You know you're feeling better when you chow down two slices of peanut butter toast without sharing the crust with the dog, and realize you need MORE! Whew! That was a long run of icky.

I'm going to get started on making these coffee beans. *ties on apron* I've never had milk chocolate ones, but they sound AWESOME. I just happened to have about 1kg of Callebaut milk chocolate in a slab that needs a job. I think I found that job.

Need some tunes...anyone know where that iPod docking station went? I left it on the fridge...wait a second...I KNOW it wasn't on the counter a minute ago. Elves? You here? Want some chocolate? Hey PF, I can feed them right?

Speaking of feeding, has anyone noticed the kitties are a wee bit um, fat? Maybe we need some kind of system that lets us know who's already fed them so we don't overfeed these gluttons.
Since I had them during the construction period, I hate to not see them. So I do stop by every night and fill up their bowls. But I noticed that they are getting fatter, so I have cut back on the feed.
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Since I had them during the construction period, I hate to not see them. So I do stop by every night and fill up their bowls. But I noticed that they are getting fatter, so I have cut back on the feed.

addie, how would you feel about taking buttons and domino for a time again, to your home where they could be maintained on a dietary program for awhile? do you think you would like a go at it? even a few weeks of a controlled diet would make a big difference for our two butterballs. i know it wouldn't be easy....
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