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About euphrasyne

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    East coast transplant from the deep south.
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    cooking, crochet, spreadsheets

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  1. We are doing just at home and I'm cooking as usual. My family lives 1200+ miles away and DH is mostly estranged from his family so it is just the angst ridden phone calls and cooking too much food. I said that I was skipping the big turkey this year for Thanksgiving and I've already got a turkey breast in the freezer to pull out. I usually make a big bird so we can do leftovers, but I'm tired of finding ways to use up the meat, so a small breast it is this year. Christmas we are ordering online which is usual for us since the girls are older and want mostly electronics and specific clothin
  2. I ruined a pot of soup last night and had to send DH out for chic-fil-a. The kids were happy but I was annoyed. Newer crockpots just cook way too hot. The baby is doing well but I am exhausted from the entire year. My household is slowly descending into chaos as I let things slide b/c I am too tired to care anymore.
  3. I have separate Verizon internet and phone plans and pay them online separately every month no issues. Try going here: https://secure.verizon.com/vzauth/UI/Login?goto=https://www.verizon.com/consumer/myverizon/router?Target=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.verizon.com%2Fhome%2F Then put in 'forgot info' and reset whatever password is there. It will go to whatever email or phone number it is connected to.
  4. I had a mandatory test when I had my baby last month. The hospital experience was horrible, but the covid test wasn't bad. It was a bit like having water up my nose while swimming. If you've ever used a neti pot, it felt about the same as when the water starts going back.
  5. That doesn't work very well with dried sharpie that has been there more than a day. I know b/c I have 'artist' kids and one of my relatives paints for a living. The best way to get it off almost anything is with alcohol. Rubbing alcohol, vodka, doesn't matter. Saturate the area with it and wipe it off onto a paper towel. Markers and paint come in two types--water soluble and alcohol based. Use water to remove or or bleed for artistic purposes on water based items like wet erase markers or water color pencils. Use alcohol to remove or bleed (think smeared backgrounds) alcoh
  6. It is nice to have a bit on hand if you are a big butter user. I keep several *cough dozen cough* pounds of the actual stuff in the freezer and one can of powder set back for emergencies. If you are just using it to cook, you can always use oil or crisco instead. The life expectancy for oil is much longer and I find it more useful in a shift scenario. If you just want to put it on carby items then I find that using a fruit jam or apple butter often eliminates the need for actual butter.
  7. I dug out my old tunic dress pattern with bloomers and hats. I still have some I made for the other girls and I need to dig through my fabric stash for some to make for River.
  8. My milk supply isn't keeping up with the baby and we are having to supplement with formula more and more. I got a free breast pump from the insurance and it came with a LOT of free freezer bags for breast milk. I can get 3 more sets of free bags at 90 day intervals.... Since my insurance isn't exactly cheap, it isn't exactly free so I'm definitely ordering my 'free' bags. They hold about 2 cups each and are just big enough for me to get my big canning funnel in the mouth. You can see where this is going... I had about 4lb of apples saved up from what the kids did not eat and didn't want
  9. jams and jammas is usually short for 'pajammas' or night clothing.
  10. If you decide to start doing clothing, baby and kids clothing is easier to make than adult clothing IMO. This is because they have fewer or no darts.
  11. I like to fill out things with interesting answers also. I get a LOT of junk mail for Ms. Nunja Bidnez. The AARP in particular sends her things weekly.
  12. A headwrap scarf is what I've always called them. Easier to find in the ethnic sections and I love them. I had some hair issues after my GI surgery a few years back and lived in them for quite some time.
  13. You can puree veggies into the sauce to help stuff a few in if needed. Fruits, peppers, tomatoes, and carrots are fairly easy to make into meat sauces that most people like.
  14. I'm tired and having a lot of pain in my incision site and I am super hormonal so I am not much fun for my family right now. The department of agriculture gave the schools a grant and food is free for all kids under 18 for breakfast and lunch through December if you go to the school each week to pick it up. DH goes on Mondays and Wednesdays and picks up 5 days worth of breakfast & lunch for the 2 school aged kids. It is overpackaged and they never eat all of it b/c they do not like it, etc. When we get the packets, I have them sort it into 'things we will eat' and 'things w
  15. I LOVE historical cooking. It is my main hobby. Not so much a scam, but the information is free and easy to find elsewhere. You could get the book to have the info all in one place, but I'd take the $37 and invest in some old cookbooks instead. The rest of the info is easy to find on the internet with a 2m search and I recognize almost everything he is advertising. I've eaten lot of bulgar--its an acquired taste and it needs refrigeration after cooking just like everything else--ie rice, wheat berries, etc. The bread with holes shown is hardtack. You c
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