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  •  You know, Ono (15+ / 0-)

    you don't have to make those things.  There are these places called bakeries. ;-)

    My clean out the fridge days are the ones where I take all those bits of cheese that are left over and melt them all together for a nice baked mac and cheese. Those leftover bits of bread serve as the breadcrumb topping. ;-)

    I believe there are lots of book reading days and weeks, but I have not found a couch potato holiday. There should be one, certainly!

    I'm waiting for The Hobbit.  Though the Bond film is getting lots of recs.

    Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink. - Lemony Snicket

    by Floja Roja on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 08:34:07 AM PST

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    •  My clean out the fridge days (12+ / 0-)

      usually are the same day before I go for a big grocery shopping trip. Because then the fridge is close to empty (aside from all those condiments in the door) and it's pretty easy to wipe shelves.

      I rarely have "unrecognizeables" on my fridge shelves.

      The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway. ~ Mother Teresa

      by Melanie in IA on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 08:55:19 AM PST

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    •  One month to go for the Hobbit! (11+ / 0-)

      Can't wait!

      Would like to see the Abraham Lincoln film and Cloud Atlas as well.

      But the Hobbit is top of my list for sure.

      I have a funny home baking story for you.  At least we think it's amusing. We just try not to talk about it in front of the five year old grand boy.

      You see, he was over to spend the night Tuesday. We returned home after I picked him up and started making an Applesauce Cake, one of his favorites. He was helping put in the dry ingredients. He likes to cook!

      I had to step out of the kitchen for a moment and when I returned the beautiful boy was playing in the living room.  So I grabbed the salt container to measure out the salt only to find it was empty. A little surprising, but I knew we were low and just grabbed salt from another container without thinking much of it.  The BB returned to help, we finished up and I popped the cake in the oven.

      Now my men folks, including the BB, love getting the batter off the beaters and what is left in the mixing bowl. So I handed out appropriate batter licking utensils to the SO and the BB. Then I took a little taste myself to discover that somehow the applesauce cake seemed very salty.

      I mentioned the salty taste to the SO. He concurred. The BB overheard my wonderings about the Dead Sea taste  of the cake batter and said, "Nana! I put salt in the bowl!"

      I quietly asked if he had used the measuring spoons and he informed me that he had not. He had just poured salt into the mixing bowl straight from the container.

      "Oh?", I said, realizing that at least a quarter cup of salt had been poured into the bowl. And then of course, not knowing he had done that, I'd added a little more. .

      The poor BB was mortified and felt so badly when he realized that we had to throw the "cake" out.

      I reassured him, letting him know that everyone makes mistakes when learning how to cook, including me. I'm hoping the story about my unleavened banana bread made him feel better.

      But he really felt terrible. So we went to the store, picked up some rainbow sherbert and life was good.

      We don't discuss the applesauce cake salt lick in front of him, but when he's not around the story is spreading. :)

      "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey

      by Onomastic on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 08:57:45 AM PST

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