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Old 07-12-2013, 02:24 PM   #11991
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I felt like having ribs tonight so I ran all the way into the city to get them. The ones they sell in the town store are real fatty. On the way home I also picked up some fresh, locally grown corn... finally... and treated myself to a large soft serve twist of orange sherbet and vanilla yogurt. Boy, have ice cream cones really gone up in price.
Wow! So you RAN to the city! You must be really tired.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:35 PM   #11992
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I've been mowing this morning (since Pac didn't show up to help me out!
I'm taking a rest.
Seems he was too busy running for ribs.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:43 PM   #11993
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I am feeling much better with my asthma, it is still there but managed by the prednisone. Unfortunately the medication makes me very hyper and agitated. Last night I was supposed to rest but I needed to burn off this excess energy so I started the baking for my order due Monday for a tea. I did four rhubarb loaves, a pan of cranberry oat squares and got some prep done for my blueberry zucchini muffins.

I really hate this feeling, but I also hate not breathing properly and coughing and wheezing nonstop. The treatment lasts 7 days.

TB took the day off as I am uncomfortable being alone with the moods from the prednisone and I had another blackout yesterday. We have to meet my sister at the bank for the finalization of Dad's estate and are then taking her for dinner for her birthday tomorrow.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:15 PM   #11994
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I felt like having ribs tonight so I ran all the way into the city to get them. The ones they sell in the town store are real fatty. On the way home I also picked up some fresh, locally grown corn... finally... and treated myself to a large soft serve twist of orange sherbet and vanilla yogurt. Boy, have ice cream cones really gone up in price.
What city are you near?
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:19 PM   #11995
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I am feeling much better with my asthma, it is still there but managed by the prednisone. Unfortunately the medication makes me very hyper and agitated. Last night I was supposed to rest but I needed to burn off this excess energy so I started the baking for my order due Monday for a tea. I did four rhubarb loaves, a pan of cranberry oat squares and got some prep done for my blueberry zucchini muffins.

I really hate this feeling, but I also hate not breathing properly and coughing and wheezing nonstop. The treatment lasts 7 days.

TB took the day off as I am uncomfortable being alone with the moods from the prednisone and I had another blackout yesterday. We have to meet my sister at the bank for the finalization of Dad's estate and are then taking her for dinner for her birthday tomorrow.
Hey, Laurie. I'm curious - how do you keep the baked goods fresh for Monday? Do you freeze them?

I have some bananas starting to turn brown. I think I'll make some banana-nut muffins. I made them last month from a Cooks Illustrated recipe that includes plain Greek yogurt - they came out beautifully! They were so TALL!
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:35 PM   #11996
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LP, good to hear you're breathing better. If you have any leftover energy after you do everyone's work on your end of the continent, could you swing by my place to lend a hand? Then you can continue east to Andy's and Addie's. Seriously, though, hope you're all OK soon. And happy birthday to your dear sis.

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You too? I have the craziest sleep patterns. Or no pattern at all.....
I used to be a morning person by need when I had a paying job. When the kids came along I was awake when I was needed. Pretty sure I was asleep when needed sometimes that first year too! When the kids went to school I became a morning person again. When we moved here I was still up and running in the AM. Then Himself's job became mostly 4:00 to midnight. We ended up staying up till 2:00AM so we could catch the rerun of the 10PM news at 1:00AM. Then he was laid off, I figured we'd go back to being up and going in the morning... Nope. He found all these different shows he could watch on Hulu since he connected the computer to the big TV. Sometimes I stay up till he's heading to bed (mostly to make sure he goes) and sometimes I head up sooner. All I know is there are WAY too many days I wake the birds up on my way to sleep. Wrong, so wrong. Gotta get a life.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:37 PM   #11997
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Hey, Laurie. I'm curious - how do you keep the baked goods fresh for Monday? Do you freeze them?

I have some bananas starting to turn brown. I think I'll make some banana-nut muffins. I made them last month from a Cooks Illustrated recipe that includes plain Greek yogurt - they came out beautifully! They were so TALL!
When I am doing large events such as weddings, etc., and this also goes for the wedding cake, I can not bake it all on the day so it is perfectly fresh. What I do is make the items and put them in the freezer the minute they are cool enough and whole (I do not cut them). I wrap them in two layers of plastic wrap and then foil. The bars and squares I leave in their pans and cover the surface of the bars with plastic and then the pan with foil. I do not freeze things covered in chocolate (like Nanaimo bars, peppermint patties, etc.) because they will sweat while they thaw. Brownies I will freeze and then add frosting or ganache when they are thawed.

I do not freeze anything for more than 5 days and try to keep it under that as much as possible. The night before I will put it all in the fridge to thaw and cut loaves when they are almost thawed so I get clean cuts.

Muffins or cupcakes can be placed in containers with plastic or parchment between each layer.

Everything ends up looking and tasting like I baked non-stop for the last 24 hours.

Looks like I just let out my secret! If I am using it for home use I can leave it in the freezer for a lot longer.

I would love the banana muffin recipe if you can share!
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:53 PM   #11998
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I've been skimming all the posts from all my dear DC friends before going grocery shopping. However, the posts in the threads I follow have been multiplying faster than bunny rabbits! So long for now, I'm heading out for grub.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:54 PM   #11999
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LP, good to hear you're breathing better. If you have any leftover energy after you do everyone's work on your end of the continent, could you swing by my place to lend a hand? Then you can continue east to Andy's and Addie's. Seriously, though, hope you're all OK soon. And happy birthday to your dear sis.
Sure, and I should probably stop in and help chopper with her lawn and lend her my meat grinder...

Thanks for the well wishes for me and my sister. She has one of her dogs in obedience trials tomorrow and goes in for an operation to fix her incision area on Monday. So it will be nice to spend some time together first.

Oh, I get my new cookware today - which is a good thing because of the pot I destroyed that caused my asthma attack. It isn't anything fancy - SS with copper bottoms and no non-stick. I have my pro pots but they are big and I want something for every day living that can go in the oven, on the stove and even look nice enough to go to the table.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:00 PM   #12000
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Wow! So you RAN to the city! You must be really tired.
You bet, whew... really tired

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I'm by Erie. It's not like the city is that far away, but far enough my electronic bracelet goes off
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