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Old 04-08-2008, 12:19 PM   #11
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I will put everything aside when my husband says "we're eating out tonight". I don't mind putting dinner on the back burner for that. Although when my daughter has dance class and we have to rush out of here at 6:45 p.m., dinner is on the back burner until I return. Argh! Dance nights are late night dinners for us.
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:50 PM   #12
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It happens here occasionally. If I have planned a meal that can be made earlier in the day and held in the refrigerator then, yes, that's kind of a "back burner" kind of situation.

Other times, especially on our "date day," we're still full from our meal out. Most of those dinners are not just put on the back burner, we just don't eat them.

Then, there are those days when by the time it's time to prepare or eat dinner, we just simply aren't in the mood for much. That's when we pull out our Whirly-Popper and feast on popcorn.
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:34 PM   #13
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It happened to me just yesterday. Someone asked me to watch their 4 year old right around dinner-prep time. I still could have pulled it off but the exchange student decided it was the day to cook his tripe and monopolized the whole kitchen and all the dishes I needed (and contaminated them--still trying to teach him how to deal with raw meat).
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:22 PM   #14
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May be a little unusual around here or it's me. Many times, I've had dinner all ready, steaming hot and ready to dish up, and worked hard on it too. Hubby comes home and says, "I thought I'd take you out to dinner. What'd'ya say?" I say, "Yeah, let's go." I just package dinner up in zipper bags and/or tupperware and eat it the next night, he never does figure it out either.

Last nights dinner would have been ready in an hour start to finish, even with all it entailed cause no one thing was very time consuming. I rather wanted to visit with our son though, so thought when he went back to work, I'd get all done, it was still early, but then time got away and the man came home....
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:29 PM   #15
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May be a little unusual around here or it's me. Many times, I've had dinner all ready, steaming hot and ready to dish up, and worked hard on it too. Hubby comes home and says, "I thought I'd take you out to dinner. What'd'ya say?" I say, "Yeah, let's go." I just package dinner up in zipper bags and/or tupperware and eat it the next night, he never does figure it out either.

Last nights dinner would have been ready in an hour start to finish, even with all it entailed cause no one thing was very time consuming. I rather wanted to visit with our son though, so thought when he went back to work, I'd get all done, it was still early, but then time got away and the man came home....
Your nicer than me I guess, if I had dinner ready to serve, I'd say lets go another time - dinners all ready !
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:41 PM   #16
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Hey, Lefslover, congratulations on your new cars (and appliances)!

What did you and your husband each get for cars? Did you pick out yours yourself?

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Old 04-08-2008, 05:56 PM   #17
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It happens here once in awhile, but it's never happened because of test driving new cars! Ah, I'd love that. Congratulations!!!!

I don't mind changing dinner plans at all though, so it doesn't bug me to put stuff back in the fridge or finish cooking it and putting it away for left-overs. If we go out to eat or something that changes regular dinner plans at home, it means a change of pace... which is a good thing! :)
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:41 AM   #18
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Hey, Lefslover, congratulations on your new cars (and appliances)!What did you and your husband each get for cars? Did you pick out yours yourself?Lee
I got this, mines Black Mist and black leather inside too. Got a special edition and took it off the showroom floor. First year they made this car, so it's pretty special, or so everyone's telling me. I like it, it's pretty and sCARY fast.
My doll got this and his is that british racing orange color same as his Super Bee in color, this is his Dodge Super Bee. very fast also and very pretty. selling my car to pay for this new one. Anyone need a car? hint hint
Thanks for the niceties, very kind. My washer and dryer are the standard Sears middle of the road ones. Matching set. Our ds#2 has the new version ones , you know the art deco looking ones and he isn't thrilled so I settled on tried and true in basic white, I know, how boring.........

Dinner last night was very good, glad I put it to marinate as long as I did, very tender meat and the cobb, not bad either....except on my waist
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Oh LEFSE - I guess your doll knows that cops love that color!
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Oh LEFSE - I guess your doll knows that cops love that color!
yea, but even if we're caught, we think we can outrun 'em
oh yea,two colors that we gravitate to are orange and red.
you can see either of us comin from miles away
good thing my new one is misty black, hopefully, I'll fade away at night
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