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« Reply #210 on: August 16, 2009, 07:58:10 PM »

I marinated some steak for 24 hours  in some Cabernet Savereoign and garlic, black pepper and kosher salt, and cooked in over slow heat in the gas grill and it came out tender and delicious

we also had bonelesschicken breasts which I cooked ina pan with ginger dressing, soy sauce and sesame seeds mixed all together , also over low heat - also a success

the menu also included new potatoes slowly cooked in butter in the grill, boiled sweet corm n on the cob, coleslaw that I made from a kit I got at Costo yesterday -

they give you the sliced cabbage, shelled and quartered walnuts, dried cranberries and the dressing  - I mixed it all together this morning and let it sit for about 6 hourts before servingand it was really good.

I also served a green salad which was another Costco kit - fancy lettuces, thinly sliced carrots, glazed pecans, feta cheese and dried cranberries to whci I added cucumber and  which I served with a cranberry balsamic dressing

oh and dinner rolls and my Mom brought homemade potato salad




 
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« Reply #211 on: August 16, 2009, 07:59:39 PM »

thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes  - I wish I could have had all of you here for my boirthday celebration
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« Reply #212 on: August 16, 2009, 08:01:45 PM »

What? No cake and ice cream on the menu?
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« Reply #213 on: August 16, 2009, 08:01:47 PM »

there was no cake  however the other Mom brought cannolis and we set up our chocolate fountain and had fresh strawberries, blueberries, bannana slices, grapes, marshmallows and graham crackers for dipping


Oh and I also had Klondike Bars
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« Reply #214 on: August 16, 2009, 08:02:27 PM »

so that's the ice cream!!
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« Reply #215 on: August 16, 2009, 08:05:08 PM »

My best freind since we were 14, who resides in Michigan, sent me a beautiful bouquet  and my lovely Canadian niece who today celebrated her 1st anniversary called me, as did my inlaws and my other brother and family (who  live in Ohio)

So all in all it was a wonderful day   
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« Reply #216 on: August 16, 2009, 08:05:34 PM »

Watching Grumpy Old Men right now.
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« Reply #217 on: August 16, 2009, 08:05:56 PM »

The Vixrer presented me with a birthday card she made herself
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« Reply #218 on: August 16, 2009, 08:12:18 PM »

Nice, Vixmom!
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« Reply #219 on: August 16, 2009, 08:12:19 PM »

I marinated some steak for 24 hours  in some Cabernet Savereoign and garlic, black pepper and kosher salt, and cooked in over slow heat in the gas grill and it came out tender and delicious

we also had bonelesschicken breasts which I cooked ina pan with ginger dressing, soy sauce and sesame seeds mixed all together , also over low heat - also a success

the menu also included new potatoes slowly cooked in butter in the grill, boiled sweet corm n on the cob, coleslaw that I made from a kit I got at Costo yesterday -

they give you the sliced cabbage, shelled and quartered walnuts, dried cranberries and the dressing  - I mixed it all together this morning and let it sit for about 6 hourts before servingand it was really good which I served with a cranberry balsamic dressing

oh and dinner rolls and my Mom brought homemade potato salad

Oh and we had a green salad with fancy  lettuces, carrot strips, glazed pecans, cranberries, feta cheese, and sliced cucumber


 



YUM!!!  Want to come and cook in my kitchen?
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« Reply #220 on: August 16, 2009, 08:14:51 PM »

I'm at my home, watching TV and making DVDs of TV shows for my niece and a friend.  I should've been at my sister's doing laundry.  I could've been doing laundry here at my house, but I brought all my dirty clothes to my sister's thinking that I would spend most of today there.  I didn't.  Anyway, I have to leave and do laundry, now.

Have a good rest of the evening, all!
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« Reply #221 on: August 16, 2009, 08:14:55 PM »

this is the picture she drew
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« Reply #222 on: August 16, 2009, 08:15:50 PM »

Very nice card!
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« Reply #223 on: August 16, 2009, 08:21:15 PM »

and this is the poem she wrote - that made me cry



You've reared me from my childhood
You've held me in your arms
You've always been right by my side
to keep away life's harms

You've always been a trusted friend
We're closer than words can say
and I know somehow we'll stay this close
no matter what comes our way

You've given me your golden hair
and sparkling saphire eyes
You taught me to appreciate
Spring flowers and evening skies

No matter what life throws at us
This one thing will stay true
I'll make it out of anything
as long as I have you



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« Reply #224 on: August 16, 2009, 08:23:35 PM »

That's wonderful Vixmor. 
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« Reply #225 on: August 16, 2009, 08:26:32 PM »

I marinated some steak for 24 hours  in some Cabernet Savereoign and garlic, black pepper and kosher salt, and cooked in over slow heat in the gas grill and it came out tender and delicious

we also had bonelesschicken breasts which I cooked ina pan with ginger dressing, soy sauce and sesame seeds mixed all together , also over low heat - also a success

the menu also included new potatoes slowly cooked in butter in the grill, boiled sweet corm n on the cob, coleslaw that I made from a kit I got at Costo yesterday -

they give you the sliced cabbage, shelled and quartered walnuts, dried cranberries and the dressing  - I mixed it all together this morning and let it sit for about 6 hourts before servingand it was really good which I served with a cranberry balsamic dressing

oh and dinner rolls and my Mom brought homemade potato salad

Oh and we had a green salad with fancy  lettuces, carrot strips, glazed pecans, cranberries, feta cheese, and sliced cucumber


 



YUM!!!  Want to come and cook in my kitchen?

I must admit I have never been very creative  in cooking nor have I been much of a marianter - but the meals that Skip has cooked that I have been lucky enough to eat  were my inspiration

the slow cooking beef in  a low heat was a trick that Skip taught  me last Christmas when I called in a panic realizing I had no clue how to cook the prime rib I had purchased   

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« Reply #226 on: August 16, 2009, 08:28:38 PM »

I love Skip's cooking!!!
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« Reply #227 on: August 16, 2009, 08:28:53 PM »

and I must also thank Jose and Woody for their many culinary explanations -

 
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« Reply #228 on: August 16, 2009, 08:30:19 PM »

I love Skip's cooking!!!

he is amazing!!!

Maybe now that this dinner turned out well I will be brave enough  to invite them here to sample my cooking
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« Reply #229 on: August 16, 2009, 08:32:52 PM »

Glad you had a good day Vixmom, you certainly deserve it
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« Reply #230 on: August 16, 2009, 08:35:11 PM »

Time for me to go...night
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« Reply #231 on: August 16, 2009, 08:36:21 PM »

thank you!!

Your kitchen is lovely BTW - would you like to come and do mine?
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« Reply #232 on: August 16, 2009, 08:36:57 PM »

DR the vixter - Thank you for making me cry. :)
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« Reply #233 on: August 16, 2009, 08:38:52 PM »

Just read the posts abpve about cooking to Skip - thanks, Cilla and vixmom!
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« Reply #234 on: August 16, 2009, 08:39:12 PM »

Beautiful poem by the vixter!
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« Reply #235 on: August 16, 2009, 08:39:41 PM »

DR vixmom - It really does sound like you had a wonderful day.

*Now promise me - promise all of us - that you will continue to celebrate your birthday by not working more than eight hours tomorrow. ;)
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« Reply #236 on: August 16, 2009, 08:40:37 PM »

Oh and my present from Vixdad was
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« Reply #237 on: August 16, 2009, 08:41:57 PM »

DR vixmom - It really does sound like you had a wonderful day.

*Now promise me - promise all of us - that you will continue to celebrate your birthday by not working more than eight hours tomorrow. ;)

well I'll try ... we have someone out on vacation so I cannot promise
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« Reply #238 on: August 16, 2009, 08:45:43 PM »

I have really really really wanted to get a Shark steam mop and could not justify the expense so I was really happy when Vixdad preaneted mne with not only teh shark but the new top of the line version

I used it this morning on my kitchen floor which is  ceramis tile, the wood floor it the living room and the tiel floor in the downstairs  bath

 It was so easy to use and got the floors so clean!!  I was very excited
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« Reply #239 on: August 16, 2009, 08:48:39 PM »

Just read the posts abpve about cooking to Skip - thanks, Cilla and vixmom!

You two are wonderful hosts _ and It was so gernrous of him to spend all that time on the phone with me last Christmas to talk me through my cooking dliemma while you had a house full of guets yourselves

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