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Hey, Ann -- haven't  heard a word from you since Friday.   Hope you're busy having fun with family and food.
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Ann -- where are you?

posted at 12/26/2010 5:06 PM EST
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Hey, Ann -- haven't  heard a word from you since Friday.   Hope you're busy having fun with family and food.

Re: Ann -- where are you?

posted at 12/26/2010 6:40 PM EST
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First: 10/7/2010
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Hi   NANCY G;Sorry to have caused you (& any  others) 
any  concern;I've been here & posting daily; but often not til late evenning.
I post our MENUS daily & either start a new dicusion/POLL/QUESTION)or eply to a post in any FORUM that "catches my eye"
We've both been sleeping in" or watchingTV under the warm blankets & quilts; till natural heating ( sunshine) takes the chill off.Wink Our family members are all either passed on; elderly/frail or living too far away for getting together; espeially at this time of year  ( snowstorms making road travel
treacherous)FrownRather than let ourisolationget thebetterofus; we enjoy the comfort/companionshiop ofeachopther.ThatiswhyIspendso muchtimecoking& baking:iyt givesusbothpleasure to enjoy traditional foods from our past.
Today forbrunch; I msade blintze ( crepesfiledw/farmer cheeseor blueberries); 30 Years ago I made a fewhundredofthemto celebrteour eldestson'sbar Mitzva( coming  of age clebration forJewishmales. Thisyear; hubby  bought frozen ones; just bake or saute & enjoy; really pretty good, but so much more costly, than homemade ones..But when closing in on 70 yo & diabled;  spending hours preparing a dish that for less than $12 can be bought nearly ready to serve ( @ 2-3 meals) seems like a better value
"TIME IS MONEY"
 seems more true now than ever before .I choose to put my time & 7 efforts into baking cookies (lower fat & carbs than commercialy prepared products,  making pot roasts;stews; soups from"nearly" sratch" & eating much smaller portions than we once did;alows ME  the luxury of being freed from
 spending hours making foods that can often be purchased at a cost near to homemade &  tasting pretty close to my best efforts. I'm greatful;that hubby thought it a good value to buy these convenience produts & allow me the free timeto spend onVBB or reading my current book.Kiss Greatful, also  that we can afford such luxury.  Smile
During the many(48 years ) of our  mariage;  i  usually  mde everything "fromscratch" ;  wether from  PRIDE  OR STINGINESS I'm  not sure.. ..I still get pleasure from saving money by making it myself; but  NOW I  get a special "THRILL" when I find a ready-made product,so well prepared that I can take the day off  &  still enjoy really good foodSurprisedWink.It's not common to find that we both like "SOMEONE ELSE'S COOKING"  Sometimes all it takes, is theaitionofa pinch
of herbs or a little garlic or a drizzleof EVOO or dark Asian sesame oil to mke a commercially prepared food item as good as homemade or better ( for us) than restaurant food; 'cuz it's lower in  sodium & fat, w/o giving up any flavor .
Well, NANCY I hope you too have been able to enjoy this holiday season w/ those you love;   and have been able to do so w/o wearing yourself out w/preparations( a common side effect  of holiday  celebrations)Tongue out.

CY

Re: Ann -- where are you?

posted at 12/26/2010 6:49 PM EST
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Oh for natural heat again and normal power bills too. I know where you are coming from. I wear a coat and shirt and undershirt around the house now but I'm still comfortable cooking and baking.

Re: Ann -- where are you?

posted at 12/26/2010 9:59 PM EST
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Thanks Ann - so good to hear from you.  And very good to hear you had a peaceful time ....
with a good husband and lots of good food.

Re: Ann -- where are you?

posted at 12/29/2010 1:31 PM EST
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First: 8/20/2008
Last: 2/15/2011
Well, I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas....whether or not you spent it with family and friends. I've been keeping busy so haven't had a lot of time to be here either. When I do have the time, seems that's the time VBB chooses to lag! Oh well, I've just learned to be persistent and keep trying. If I can't get in, I try another time! Happy New Year to you all!!!

Re: Ann -- where are you?

posted at 12/29/2010 4:50 PM EST
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Hi Ann,I miss you and your daily menus,I love reading the daily meal plans some are so interesting and give me ideas.

Re: Ann -- where are you?

posted at 12/29/2010 10:16 PM EST
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phooey Gale .... Ann's posts don't give me ideas ..... they make me hungry!!! 

Re: Ann -- where are you?

posted at 12/30/2010 7:08 AM EST
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I am going to my mom for new years for dinner and then go to my sisters house to visited them.

Re: Ann -- where are you?

posted at 12/30/2010 8:25 AM EST
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Glad to hear everything is as it should be!! Wink

Re: Ann -- where are you?

posted at 12/30/2010 9:03 AM EST
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It is sort of nice to know that someone is missed if we don't see a post for a while.  Maybe there should be a "TAKING A BREAK" section where we can all notify everybody if we are not going to be posting any messages for a while. That way no one will worry.

Re: Ann -- where are you?

posted at 12/31/2010 12:28 PM EST
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First: 4/16/2010
Last: 11/26/2011
I was looking for Julie B ? I was wondering how our friend is doing. Anyone hear anything?


And Gus? I guess he is still on his honeymoon. That would be a good idea Nikki P. Maybe we should start one.Keeping track of each other.

Re: Ann -- where are you?

posted at 1/5/2011 3:59 PM EST
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Last: 2/15/2011

Nikki, what a terrific idea....a "taking a break" section!!! I like that! Unfortunately, sometimes we don't know we are going to take a break. Today's been the first day I've been here in, I think, exactly a week....for two reasons....been busy, but then when I have tried, I've been unable to even access VBB!! That's been totally frustrating for me! Today I finally got in....tho it took about 25 minutes for the home page to load!!! I sure wish VBB would fix that problem!!
So, since I haven't been here, I'm not sure of all who are missing, but sounds like Julie and Gus might be. I will have to check around here for some of Julie's posts and Preston, you are probably right.....Gus is undoubtedly still on a honeymoon!
Happy New Year to all!!!

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