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Old 03-03-2012, 03:59 PM   #2051
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Weather is so miserable, can't go outside for wind and snow, so I've been working on this quilt top. (note: I'm not a quilter, but wanted to challenge my brain as it usually goes into coma in wintertime).

Finished the squares and rectangles, fused a 'hibiscus flower' pattern onto each one, then machine-embroidered around each. Many steps yet to go before this is completed. Am enjoying each step.

I laid it out on our big bed, to take a pic so I can sew it all together in the proper order. Colorful, isn't it?

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Old 03-03-2012, 04:15 PM   #2052
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Thanks, V & Z, for the salsa ideas. And Soma, what a beautiful creation!
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:17 PM   #2053
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so bright, playful and pretty!! what weather?! :)
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:21 PM   #2054
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I've been making grilled cheese with thinly sliced onion and salsa on whole grain bread since 1995. I know that, because DH doesn't like tomato and I moved in here in 1995. I used to make them with thinly sliced onion and tomato on whole grain bread. I learned that variation in 1974 at a tiny lunch counter. It was called an Alphonse special.
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:42 PM   #2055
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dump a half jar of salsa into the pot while making spare ribs, sauerkraut and potatoes, and you'll have folks who thought they hated sauerkraut come begging you for the recipe.... :)

i just love cooking with salsa--it makes me look good....
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:05 PM   #2056
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The problem with store bought salsa is the salt content. Look at the label. It's shocking. Mine has 11% of the daily recommended sodium in 2 tablespoons. That's what, the amount I dip with 4-6 chips?
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:48 PM   #2057
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The problem with store bought salsa is the salt content. Look at the label. It's shocking. Mine has 11% of the daily recommended sodium in 2 tablespoons. That's what, the amount I dip with 4-6 chips?
I like salsa with scrambled eggs. I took a look at the locally made refrigerated ones. Looked at the ingredients. One had cilantro and salt as the first two ingredients. Passed that one over real quick. Had a hard time finding one that listed tomatoes as the first ingredient. And salt and cilantro were the last two ingredients listed. Found one that was listed as mild. Not bad. And it is made in the next town over. So I know it is fresh. But the best part is that there was just a little heat to it. Something I have to watch out for. Tummy doesn't like it really hot. I found a winner.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:32 PM   #2058
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Have the new TV hooked up, still trying to figure out which remote does what now. For some reason we can't get the volume adjusted with the universal cable remote. Next is to figure out what type of voodoo or rain dance we have to perform to play a DVD. Old TV went to Goodwill. We ended up with a 42 inch, I'm glad I was able to talk Shrek into that as an upper limit to TV size.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:11 PM   #2059
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...For some reason we can't get the volume adjusted with the universal cable remote...
Congrats!

Press the TV button on the Uni remote then try the vol. adj.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:13 PM   #2060
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Congrats!

Press the TV button on the Uni remote then try the vol. adj.
Thanks, Andy!

Just now tried it, still doesn't work. Shrek doesn't mind, he likes having all the remotes. Ultimate control of everything...except me!
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