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  1. Hooray! The new cupboard bottom is installed and I have tiled it (peel and stick) to protect it from water damage. I have now reclaimed my kitchen counters and table. Yes, yes, yes!
  2. For Come From Away fans, it is now streaming on Apple TV. I have a free year with the last purchase of an iphone, so I am planning to watch it this week.
  3. For those who like the chilled fruit soups, here is a recipe that can be adapted for different fruits. https://eatmoreart.org/chilled-raspberry-soup-20/ This one is a little different: https://celebrationsathomeblog.com/chilled-raspberry-soup-recipe/
  4. Good morning, everyone! I'm happy to report that yesterday's discomfort has become last night's uninterrupted sleep. My back has been waking me up during the night for some time now. I just need to change position for it to let me get back to sleep on most occasions. Last night is the first night in a long time that it hasn't woken me up. I hope it isn't just coincidence. Toasted ravioli is breaded deep-fried ravioli, usually served as an appetizer. It was created and popularized in St. Louis, Missouri at two restaurants, Mama Campisi's and Charlie Gitto's. Most recipes are basically the same, but some offer some alternatives. Your basic recipe: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/toasted-ravioli-recipe-1973737 This site offers some suggestions on how to do things differently as well as air fryer directions. Air frying would seem to be a bit healthier than deep frying. https://chefsavvy.com/toasted-ravioli/ And this one offers directions on working from scratch. https://www.lilvienna.com/toasted-ravioli-from-scratch/ Have a great day, everyone! Time for me to go enjoy Coffee Day.
  5. I was singing songs in my head. Next time I'll make the doctor and assistants sing along with me.
  6. Good afternoon, everyone. My procedure went well, although I was very uncomfortable during it. What the doctor was doing didn't hurt at all, but the way I had to be positioned really was uncomfortable. It felt like I was being ripped in two. They only did the right side today and will do the left side in two weeks. Dr. said they would make some changes in position so I wasn't so uncomfortable.
  7. Good morning, everyone! I have a busy day ahead. The KSU Rec Center is starting aqua classes, so I'm going to my first one there. We'll see how that goes. You do have to register online, so attendance is limited. Then, I am having the first of two nerve ablation procedures for the spinal stenosis in my back. We will also have to address the compression pain from degenerative discs at some point. But, this should help immensely. Meanwhile, I credit the pool for keeping me on my feet. Today's meal is a good one for those fall days coming. If you are a carnivore, no problem adding in some ground beef. I used to make a vegetarian chili using Morningstar Farms meat substitute and it was pretty good. I like my chili with a bite to it. But, seasoning is personal and can be adjusted to individual tastes. This first recipe comes with many suggestions on how to get it "just right". There is a correct vegetable to bean ration. I never knew! https://www.thekitchn.com/vegetarian-chili-266017 And for variety, the Food Network offers up this one: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/robin-miller/vegetarian-chili-recipe-1917088 And, one last offering: https://cookieandkate.com/vegetarian-chili-recipe/
  8. Escabeche de Pescado This recipe originated as a way of preserving fish without refrigeration. However, it is such a good hors d'oeuvre, it is worth making for its own sake. Mackerel, caballa, is most commonly used, but escabeche can also be made with tunny, bonito, sardines, herring, bluefish, amberjack, grey mullet, eels, trout, red mullet and probably a host of other fish not listed here. 2 kg mackerel 2 cloves flour 10 peppercorns oil 2 tsp paprika 1 head garlic 1/2 liter vinegar 100 ml oil 1/4 liter water 4 bay leaves 1/4 liter white wine 1 sprig thyme or 1 tsp dried 2 tsp salt 1 sprig oregano or 1 tsp dried 1 chili pepper (optional except for kazu) Clean the fish and cut it into crosswise slices, or it can be filleted. Dust the pieces with flour and fry in just enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Remove as they are cooked and let them cool, then place the fish in glass jars. Add the remaining oil to the pan and in it heat the peeled cloves of garlic with the bay leaves, thyme, oregano, cloves and peppercorns. remove from heat and stir in the paprika. Heat the vinegar, wine, salt and chili to boiling point, add the oil mixture to it and cook briefly. Let it cool slightly and pour over the fish. Cover and marinate for an least 24 hours. Store refrigerated. Serve at room temperature garnished with sliced onions, tomatoes and peppers. From Cooking in Spain by Janet Mendel
  9. It is an escabeche, but the fish is cooked first. It calls for frying it, but I usually bake it. Trying to save calories.
  10. Can you handle amounts in the metric system? I keep converting and forgetting to write down the conversions.
  11. I did see that one and almost used it. I figured I had a couple and people have their favorites. I'm with you on liking the vinegar sauce. I make a recipe I call "vinegar fish". You cook it and then store it in a vinegar marinade. It is eaten at room temperature. It is an old Spanish recipe from back before the days of refrigeration. The vinegar helped preserve the fish. Congrats to you and @aliaschiefon your upsells. We're going to get used to these and when the ships start sailing at full capacity we'll be disappointed when we don't get them. @StLouisCruisers I hope you are feeling better soon. @cat shepard Congrats on graduating from PT. It has been a long haul, hasn't it? @VMax1700Sorry to hear about DGD's broken collar bone. I hope it heals quickly. If the pool was the cause of my eye irritation, it is no longer. No burning eyes today. Must have been allergies of another sort. I did check the allergy tracker and it was pretty much the same if I had burning eyes or if I didn't. However, it seems to be gone, so I'll just rejoice.
  12. My sister keeps turning up the air because of all the protective garb she has to wear. She is soaked by noon. Thanks for the tip about lubricating drops. I'll try that!
  13. Good morning everyone. Today I have an early appointment for blood work. Nothing wrong, just routine. Then I'm stopping by Lowe's to get the board I need for my kitchen cabinet to replace the one that is all warped. Tim is finally coming over on Wednesday to rip the old one out for me. Then, I'm off to the pool at noon. The pool will be an interesting experiment. I am wondering if they are using a new chemical in the water as my eyes burn for the rest of the day when I get home. I cancelled my lane reservation for yesterday and had no issue with burning eyes. We'll see what happens today. World Tourism Day is a great one. Wish we could do that. Family Day is everyday and, as the family historian, I certainly do appreciate my ancestors. Today's drink sounds really refreshing! I make an infused water in the summertime with cucumbers, limes, and mint. That goes really fast! Today's meal is mostly a way to fix pulled pork. I love pulled pork. You can do the pork shoulder in the slow cooker and use any topping you want to go along with it. One recipe site recommends making a batch of pork and keeping it on hand to add to salads and other dishes for protein, kind of the way we do with chicken. https://www.fifteenspatulas.com/slow-cooker-bbq-pulled-pork/ Here is one that uses Dr. Pepper in the crock pot for a twist. https://www.spendwithpennies.com/dr-pepper-pulled-pork-slow-cooker-recipe/ The seasonings on this next one are a bit different and sound really good to me. https://damndelicious.net/2014/10/10/slow-cooker-pork-carnitas/
  14. I have indulged in mussels there and they are wonderful! We will go back sometime. We made sure we got there for an early lunch and then went window shopping in the shops nearby.
  15. We visited Charlottetown in 2018 on a B2B Canada/New England cruise. We booked the Fun with Falcons excursion and really enjoyed it. Everyone got the chance to hold a falcon or other bird of prey. Then, we went outside and we all got to call the bird back to us by holding a small piece of quail meat.
  16. Good morning, everyone! Wow, we sure do have a lot to celebrate today! I think there must be a day for everyone. Thank you @Sharon in AZfor letting us know that Jakob is home. How wonderful! Today's meal is an interesting one. I would probably stick with the traditional full turkey for the holidays, but for those who just buy a turkey breast, it is an alternative way of preparing it. Here is a step by step recipe on how to prepare the turkey roulade with pictures: https://pinchandswirl.com/turkey-roulade-garlic-herbs/ Then, we have the Ina Garten inspired version: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/tuscan-turkey-roulade-7932268
  17. I'd be freaking out if it were my DGS. I don't understand the opposition to masks in schools. Why do people want to sacrifice the children?
  18. I love both of those. When she was living in Strasbourg, France, my sister used to make red onion soup. I'll have to look for that recipe.
  19. Good morning, everyone. I'll pass on the days, but how true is the Edison quote! @Sharon in AZ Prayers for young Jakob. @JazzyV Good luck with the colonoscopy prep. That is the worst part of a colonoscopy. Welcome home to all the Nieuw Amsterdam sailors. Speaking of cruisers, @Cruising-along reports they are on the ship and ready to crack the champagne for sail away from Athens on their aft wrap deck. Today's meal seems to come mainly from the Martha Stewart recipe. On Martha's site it only receives 3 stars, but more when the recipe is on other sites. Go figure. https://www.marthastewart.com/351602/sweet-and-sticky-grilled-drumsticks There are some variations. Here is one with a plum sauce: https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/sticky-grilled-drumsticks-plum-sauce Another recipe variation: https://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/sweet-and-sticky-grilled-chicken/1f01157f-43c9-41a1-bf5f-49813486edc2 And one for a baked version: https://www.thecomfortofcooking.com/2011/02/sweet-n-sticky-baked-chicken-drumsticks.html
  20. We may have the same model. When I started the appliance curse when my stove/oven decided to quit, I got a Frigidaire with the air fryer built in. I've tried it a few times, but don't see much of a difference with what I could do before. And, yes, that is what the self clean cycle is for, but that is also how the first one met its demise. It malfunctioned and the control panel went out.
  21. Dry seems to be a common denominator with cakes from scratch. Here are some tips: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/prevent-dry-dense-cake/
  22. I've never had Cherries Jubilee, but I'd like to! I love cherries. https://www.savingdessert.com/cherries-jubilee/
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