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Old 02-14-2014, 10:15 AM   #2701
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Since I am not what I would call an experienced cook, I want a recipe to be exact the first time I make it. I guess I wasn't paying attention when they taught the metric system, because I want to see oz instead of gm. I have a few cookbooks that are very old, and they list a "#10 can" of something. What the heck is a #10 can? As far as things like onion, garlic or spices, I improvise because we don't like as much as other people might like.

Things that I'm used to making, I don't even use a recipe. Just throw in some of this and some of that.

Baking is very different. The amounts of ingredients have to be more exact. Our grandmothers didn't measure, but they could tell by the consistancy of the dough or batter. There are probably some here who do the same thing.
A #10 can is usually the size of a large can of tomatoes. The following should give you some idea of the sizes.

http://www.mealtime.org/uploadedFile...yieldchart.pdf

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Old 02-14-2014, 10:20 AM   #2702
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They want you to stay in the store and shop
I'm sure that's true----- that's one of the reasons I call ahead and ask a clerk to go back to the shelves, hold my bottle in their hand and tell me it's ready!
Sometimes I don't want to shop----- I just want to pick up my meds.
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A #10 can is usually the size of a large can of tomatoes. The following should give you some idea of the sizes.

http://www.mealtime.org/uploadedFile...yieldchart.pdf

Here's another one:

Can Sizes and Equivalents, Common Can Sizes
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:02 PM   #2704
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A #10 can is usually the size of a large can of tomatoes. The following should give you some idea of the sizes.

http://www.mealtime.org/uploadedFile...yieldchart.pdf


Thank you, that will help with those old recipes.
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:03 PM   #2705
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I'm sure that's true----- that's one of the reasons I call ahead and ask a clerk to go back to the shelves, hold my bottle in their hand and tell me it's ready!
Sometimes I don't want to shop----- I just want to pick up my meds.

When it comes to Target, I always want to shop. I usually go there knowing I will have the 15 min wait for the meds, then I can buy the other things I need while I wait.
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:05 PM   #2706
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I can balance it Addie. I just hate to do it!

I worked as an accountant for 33 years. The last thing I wanted to do when I got home was balance a checkbook! But I did it.
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Old 02-14-2014, 03:30 PM   #2707
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I worked as an accountant for 33 years. The last thing I wanted to do when I got home was balance a checkbook! But I did it.

I do virtually all my banking and bill paying online. I maintain an Excel spreadsheet with transactions for all checking and savings accounts. As I said in another thread - a little anal.
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Old 02-14-2014, 03:37 PM   #2708
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Don't call it anal Andy, call it organized. And precise.

I keep thinking it's about time I did the checkbook balance online. With Himself no longer working and his unemployment having run out I never have to consider what money went into checking when it's time to pay bills. I'm always moving money from savings to checking, and always checking the account online before I pay bills...again, online. So when I'm ready to move money and pay bills, I see which payments have cleared since my previous visit. So WHY do I still get those paper statements every month??? I guess some habits die hard...I probably should murder this one. Less paper to destroy or move AND another sapling saved.
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CG---- I still get paper copies of all my statements/bills etc even though I do almost everything online. Why? Because that gives me a hard copy to refer to IF I HAVE TO when a computer glitch happens.
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:25 PM   #2710
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I do virtually all my banking and bill paying online. I maintain an Excel spreadsheet with transactions for all checking and savings accounts. As I said in another thread - a little anal.

I am afraid to do online banking or bill paying. I'm afraid someone can get my account information that way, even though I know most people do this. Even for making purchases online, I have 1 credit card that I use only for online purchases.

I want to continue to receive all my bills in the mail and send checks to pay them. If something happens to me and the bills come online, DH will never know there's a bill. He doesn't know how to write out a check but hopefully his children would help him with that.
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