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Old 04-18-2013, 11:16 PM   #10211
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I'm relaxing on the porch with a glass of wine. I spent the day with the master gardeners. We went to a city park in Williamsburg, Va., for a short hike and then had lunch in a historic building. Then we went to Colonial Williamsburg and had a private tour of the colonial gardens from Master Gardeners in that area. Then we went to a colonial flower market and enjoyed another talk from a guy in period costume about gardenimg during colonial times. And finally we arrived home. I am exhausted.
Glad you had a lovely day
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:17 AM   #10212
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i'm gonna sum up a lengthy post i wrote earlier that got erased. maybe it wasn't meant to see the light of day. who knows how these things work in the cosmos.:) beside, mrslmb and aunt bea already gave you most of what you need to hear, snip, with their loving and gentle voices.:)

Happened to me yesterday too. I also wrote a lengthy post that perhaps was best left unsaid but it wouldn't load
I can always rely on someone on DC to have just the right thing to say

snippers, this is a day that has been a long time coming for you, isn't it? and it's about time, too. yes you are plenty pissed, and you're not having any fun being pissed, i know. but this is your Watershed Day, and some of us on the sidelines, are cheering you on, and then too, you can be so adorable when you're mad. you are standing up to say, "hey, what about me? i have been on the giving end way too long, giving and giving, to all of you tom dick and harrys, and for what?! i matter! i'm going to be good to mySELF for a change." that's right, now turn around and take a bow, snip. smile, and say, "how d'you like me NOW"?!!!
I seem to have reached a point in my life where I can no longer handle BS.
Feels odd but good! I need something real in my life, move past all the childish nonsense and find some kind of balance. I'm weeding out the "bad seeds"
I'm tired of trying to keep others happy and making myself miserable in the process. So yes I guess this is my time.
Thank you for the inspiring words V
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:49 AM   #10213
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It is really cold here tonight...all windows are shut and am snuggling in for the night
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:53 AM   #10214
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I seem to have reached a point in my life where I can no longer handle BS.
Feels odd but good! I need something real in my life, move past all the childish nonsense and find some kind of balance. I'm weeding out the "bad seeds"
I'm tired of trying to keep others happy and making myself miserable in the process. So yes I guess this is my time.
Thank you for the inspiring words V
Good for you. It's one of the things that makes getting older a good thing.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:04 AM   #10215
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I got back yesterday evening from my out of town visit with my older brother & wife. They're driving from "his" home in TX to "her" home in Maine, and I met them in Jacksonville, FL, after an all-day drive from here in south Florida. We hadn't been listening to news & stuff like that, being busy catching up - hadn't seen them since their wedding in '08. They were sort of scouting the Jax area to see if they want to relocate there -- are planning to sell the "his" and "hers" homes and begin again. He's 75 and she's a bit younger. Got guts, I'll say that for them. They crossed Jacksonville off their possibles list after we spent way too much time in yesterday afternoon's rush hour -- absolutely gridlocked. No fun at all, even if we did chatter on in the car.

I woke up to the news this morning about the marathon bombers. Boy. What a bunch of stuff can hit the fan while you aren't looking! Of course our man in Boston (Addie) should have some real-l-y interesting scuttlebutt for us -- Addie, park that scooter and don't you dare stick your nose out the door until this is over and Stay Safe!

And the same goes for all the stuff that occurs on DC -- our community's folks suffer the slings and arrows on a daily basis, but keep smiling anyway, it seems. What great people!
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:23 AM   #10216
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I just got back from a stop at the local Salvation Army store!

Today I spied a new 9.5x16.75 Lodge Double Play cast iron combination grill pan and griddle.

As I was looking it over a young man, that was stocking shelves, stopped and offered to take it up to the checkout for me.

When I got it home I realized that instead of one cast iron grill pan I had two! What I thought was a drip tray to catch the grease turned out to be a new 10.5x20 Emeril All Clad cast iron double burner grill pan. I checked the price tag and the folks at the Army must have thought the same thing I did because the tag indicated two pieces. So now I have all four burners covered for $7.55!

Now I have two questions.

On both griddles the surface seems rougher than my vintage cast iron. Are these griddles suitable for pancakes?

Do you think I could use one of these like a pizza stone on the bottom rack of my oven?

I may have to jump off the diet wagon and make a batch of pancakes!
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:01 PM   #10217
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I just got back from a stop at the local Salvation Army store!

Today I spied a new 9.5x16.75 Lodge Double Play cast iron combination grill pan and griddle.

As I was looking it over a young man, that was stocking shelves, stopped and offered to take it up to the checkout for me.

When I got it home I realized that instead of one cast iron grill pan I had two! What I thought was a drip tray to catch the grease turned out to be a new 10.5x20 Emeril All Clad cast iron double burner grill pan. I checked the price tag and the folks at the Army must have thought the same thing I did because the tag indicated two pieces. So now I have all four burners covered for $7.55!

Now I have two questions.

On both griddles the surface seems rougher than my vintage cast iron. Are these griddles suitable for pancakes?

Do you think I could use one of these like a pizza stone on the bottom rack of my oven?

I may have to jump off the diet wagon and make a batch of pancakes!
It's all your clean living that brings you little pieces of serendipity like this. But try not to go whole hog -- didn't Chief Longwind recently offer a substitution in his excellent pancake recipe, with whole wheat flour or something? And of course blueberries are so good for you!
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:04 PM   #10218
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I just got back from a stop at the local Salvation Army store!

Today I spied a new 9.5x16.75 Lodge Double Play cast iron combination grill pan and griddle.

As I was looking it over a young man, that was stocking shelves, stopped and offered to take it up to the checkout for me.

When I got it home I realized that instead of one cast iron grill pan I had two! What I thought was a drip tray to catch the grease turned out to be a new 10.5x20 Emeril All Clad cast iron double burner grill pan. I checked the price tag and the folks at the Army must have thought the same thing I did because the tag indicated two pieces. So now I have all four burners covered for $7.55!

Now I have two questions.

On both griddles the surface seems rougher than my vintage cast iron. Are these griddles suitable for pancakes?

Do you think I could use one of these like a pizza stone on the bottom rack of my oven?

I may have to jump off the diet wagon and make a batch of pancakes!
Just make sure there are others to eat the pancakes too. I made a small batch the other day and just had one. I didn't eat any syrup on it, but instead rolled up a sausage link in it and ate it that way. So good!
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:12 PM   #10219
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I make just a cup of batter for myself. And like you I eat only one. I am not a big fan of syrup. So I put butter and a small sprinke of sugar on it. One is all I can handle.

I use the Restaurant Style Krusteze Buttermilk pancake mix. Sometimes you have to be sensible about cooking from scratch when you are cooking from just one.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:17 PM   #10220
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I've been glued to CNN since 5:30.
This is more exciting that the OJ chase... for those who remember.
But stuff is going down now, and that's why there are all day new channels.
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