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Old 09-10-2013, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by xmas365 View Post
It is tart, the best way to have it, imo, is in a strawberry rhubarb pie. The sweetness of the strawberries and the tartness of the rhubarb really accentuate each other very well.
This is what I make:

Rhubarb Dump Cake

4 - 5 Cups rhubarb, cut in chunks
1 Cup sugar
1 3 oz. package gelatin (sugar-free cherry, strawberry, or even orange)
1 yellow cake mix
1 1/4 Cup water
1/2 Cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pan size: 13" by 9", or so. Add evenly in order presented, DO NOT mix! Bake 1 hour.

I've used frozen rhubarb, not fresh. Just thaw and squeeze out some of the moisture. Accidentally opened a sugar-free orange gelatin so I used it - tasted good, but cherry is much better!
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Originally Posted by Kimothy View Post
Hello MMCers!

How are all of you? Missy and I are fine. I don't recall the last time I posted in this page (sorry!) but since then, I've been working for the Bureau of Unclaimed Property, Missy and I celebrated 1 year of being "mommy and furdaughter", I'm still active in the Transplant Games (headed for Houston next summer!), and in a long-distance relationship with a great guy!
Good to see you, Kimothy! Sounds like a wonderful, full life you are leading!
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by snowflake22 View Post
Good morning, friends!!

Just a quick hello, thinking of you all.

Harlowe seems to be doing better today, thank you all for the thoughts & prayers. Please keep them coming! <3

We had a nice visit with our friends yesterday, but Harlowe didn't know what to make of the big dog that came with them =] He is a very sweet golden retriever, but was a little too rambunctious & frightened her, I think a lot has to do with his size, too. Add not feeling the greatest on top of it, well... we were going to keep him outside, but it was 95 degrees & 100% humidity, so he needed to come in.

All in all, it was a nice day.

I am still catching up here, and will be throughout later this afternoon & evening. Sending lots of hugs to you, Christmas buddies. Take care!

Have a blessed day!!

I'm glad you had a good visit. My prayers continue for both Har and you!!! Take care, my friend! {{{HUGS}}}
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Seawaters View Post
The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew was one of my favorites along with The Bobsey Twins! I started reading the Peppers because of a book report Irene Morgan gave when I was in school (4th grade) over 50 years ago!!!
It seems to me that I got a few of the Pepper e-books free on Amazon. There are quite a few Bobbsey Twins books, too.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by MerryCarey View Post
I read one of the Bobbsey Twins books that my mom had in a little bookcase. I forget which one, but it was published in the 1940s, so it was "unsanitized." I hear that when they reissued the books later, they were altered to make them politically correct. Mom also had kept one of the Honey Bunch books and a couple of books based on comic strips. I read 'em all!

Have you ever seen the Five Little Peppers movies starring Edith Fellows? They are set in the modern day (the 1940s) and are probably not very true to the books. The little girl who plays Phronsie is a hoot. We were watching one of the movies where the Peppers go to a boarding school and are snubbed by the other students, especially one very snooty girl. This girl was giving Polly a hard time near a pond. We were yelling at the screen, "Push her in, Phronsie!" And she did!
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All is well with JP, drs visits are done for the day, I am beat from all the running around I did today. Now I have to figure out what to do for dinner.

I did try the new Starburst Candy corn today, they taste like Starburst, but they have a candy cornish texture. I hate regular candy corn, but these I can eat.
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Festive Spirit, your dinner sounds yummy! I hope your hubby can fix your camera!

xmas, I'm glad all went well at your appointment. I pray your cholesterol levels are where they should be!

Seawaters, have a fun and safe trip!
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I never thought of it that way, thanks! Yes, my concern is , can I do it? I will at least try and see what happens.
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Originally Posted by xmas365 View Post
All is well with JP, drs visits are done for the day, I am beat from all the running around I did today. Now I have to figure out what to do for dinner.

I did try the new Starburst Candy corn today, they taste like Starburst, but they have a candy cornish texture. I hate regular candy corn, but these I can eat.
I'm so glad all is well with JP! I don't like candy corn, either. My fall candy weakness is caramel apple suckers - yummy!!!
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Good afternoon, MMC!

I hope this finds all of you well!

I'm waiting for some glassware to air dry - delicate stuff I don't want to break. I have a few hours of research ahead of me and then I can relax for the rest of the day! Yay!! It is too hot to do much - I'll probably read and spend time with Palmer until it cools off enough I can check on the cats and Shaggy. I did not get all of the tomatoes done yesterday. The last batch was still cooling at 1 in the morning. I ran out of garlic, too, so I did not make as much sauce as I wanted. It was still a very long day! Tomorrow is a harvest day if the weather is cooler and dry, otherwise I will wait until Thursday. Friday is supposed to be cool, so I might can some more. I need to buy supplies first. The grapes are slowly turning purple - soon I will have to take care of them. The one apple tree is about ready, too. I plan on making applesauce - very versatile in baking and yummy all by itself. There is a pear tree at the end of the road and nobody has picked any of the fruit, so I might pick a bushel or so. It is a gorgeous tree and I hate to see the fruit rot. If I do pick some, I plan on making chutney and some pear sauce. There has been such a bounty this year - makes me think this winter might be rather miserable.

Off to do my research . . . be MERRY!!!
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