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Recipes for Casseroles - Week 1 December 2012

posted by: walnutcreek on 12.02.2012 at 02:12 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

This is a wonderful recipe for rice casserole. I got the recipe from a garden club member.

Mushroom and Wild Rice Casserole

1 pound mushrooms (I like to use Crimini when they are available)
3/4 cup uncooked wild rice
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1/4 cup butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried leaf basil
Salt and Pepper
2 tablespoons chopped parsley

In a medium saucepan, combine rice, thyme, basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and chicken broth. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 40 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Clean and trim mushrooms. Cut small mushrooms in half and slice larger mushrooms.

I do the next steps in a saucepan and then transfer to a casserole dish.

Melt the butter in a large stovetop casserole. Add onion and saute until golden brown. Add mushrooms and saute until lightly browned. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in rice mixture and any stock not absorbed. Cover and bake 15 to 20 minutes. To serve, garnish with parsley.

Makes 4 servings


clipped on: 12.02.2012 at 04:06 pm    last updated on: 12.02.2012 at 04:06 pm

Gift idea ... Chocolate 'Cup' Cake

posted by: jodi_in_so_calif on 12.21.2010 at 01:35 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

I just got this in an email so I'm afraid it's too late this year to make these for friends, but next year for sure.




4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (MicroSafe)

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well.
Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well..
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT ! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous)..

Now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!




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RE: Ivamae's muffins..... (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: salgal on 08.15.2010 at 04:07 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

An update on these muffins I made with fresh peaches.

My SO loved them so much he was mad at me for taking them to work!
So on Friday night I decided to make a double batch to take to a family "corn freezing" day...

I never dreamed they would all get eaten because others brought stuff too. Yup all gone again. He only got one!

I used 1 large peach for each batch. This time I patted the crumb topping down so it would "stick" better.

I will say, this muffin matches any bakery muffin I have ever eaten! I think almost any fruit would work.

Two of my sisters asked for the to take to a church picnic today!

Thanks again you go!

Blueberry Muffins - makes 9 large ones.

1&1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk ( approximately - see below)
1 cup fresh blueberries ( I used half of the pint container.)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 & 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. ( I had it just a wee, wee bit less)

2.Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.

Combine first 4 ingredients.
Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup, add the egg and fill the rest of the cup with milk.
Mix this with the flour mixture. I just stirred it in. I did not use the electric mixer as it is very stiff.
Fold in the blueberries.

It says to fill the muffin cups right to the top. I didn't fill them quite that much. Sprinkle with the crumb mixture.
3. To make the crumb topping: mix together the last 4 ingredients and mix with a fork ( I used my one hand to finish crumbling it.) Sprinkle over the muffins before baking.
4.Bake for 20 to 25 minutes ( I found 22 was about right) in the preheated oven or until done.


clipped on: 08.15.2010 at 05:39 pm    last updated on: 08.15.2010 at 05:39 pm

Q&A from an AARP forum

posted by: glenda_al on 05.21.2010 at 11:58 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Questions and Answers from an AARP Forum
Q: Where can men over the age of 65find younger, sexy women who are interested in them?
A: Try a bookstore under fiction.
Q: What can a man do while his wife is going through menopause?
A: Keep busy. If you're handy with tools, you can finish the basement. When you are done you will have a place to live.
Q: Someone has told me that menopause is mentioned in the Bible. Is that true? Where can it be found?
A: Yes. Matthew 14:92: 'And Mary rode Joseph's ass all the way to Egypt .'
Q: How can you increase the heart rate of your 60+ year old husband?
A: Tell him you're pregnant.
Q: How can you avoid that terrible curse of the elderly wrinkles?
A: Take off your glasses.
Q: Seriously! What can I do for these crow's feet and all those wrinkles on my face?
A: Go braless. It will usually pull them out.
Q: Why should 60+ year old people use valet parking?
A: Valets don't forget where they park your car.
Q: Is it common for 60+ year olds to have problems with short term memory storage?
A: Storing memory is not a problem, retrieving it is a problem.
Q: As people age, do they sleep more soundly?
A: Yes, but usually in the afternoon.
Q: Where should 60+ year olds look for eye glasses?
A: On their foreheads.
Q: What is the most common remark made by 60+ year olds when they enter antique stores?
A: 'Gosh, I remember these.
SMILE, You've still got your sense of humor, right?


clipped on: 05.21.2010 at 02:50 pm    last updated on: 05.21.2010 at 02:51 pm

Now THIS is what I call cornbread!

posted by: glenda_al on 03.26.2010 at 04:58 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

Just like my grandmother and mother made.

The taste of the South!


1 3/4 cups white cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
1 large egg
3 tablespoon lard or bacon grease


Preheat oven to 450ᵒ degrees.
Start with a 9" cast iron skillet on the stove over medium heat, put the lard in the skillet.
Mix all the dry ingredients together in one bowl.
Mix the egg and buttermilk together in another bowl.
Mix the dry and wet ingredients together.
When you start to see little wisps of smoke coming from the lard, pour most, of the lard into the cornbread batter and mix well.
Then pour the batter into the hot skillet and hear the sizzling sound that guarantees you a nice crisp crust.
Place in the middle of the oven and bake about 30 minutes, until nice and brown on top.

Serve with butter, beans or greens with pot liquor.
If you want something sweet, drizzle some molasses on there with the butter.

*The link included makes you wanna tap your toes while looking at SOUL RECIPES

Here is a link that might be useful: Soul Food recipes


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I'll share my recipes, if you'll share yours - January 10, 2010

posted by: luckygardnr on 01.10.2010 at 02:52 am in Kitchen Table Forum

This looks rather interesting! I may have to try it.

Double Vanilla Mess Cake in a Crock-Pot


This cake has a very intense vanilla flavor, and the texture is incredibly moist and dense, almost like a cheesecake. The edges brown up like a thick soft crust - really delicious. And the only messy part is the top - which is really just a little "unsmooth".

* White or Yellow Cake Mix - 1 package
* Sour Cream - 16 oz.
* Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix - 1 package
* Canola Oil - 3/4 cup
* Water - 1 cup
* Eggs - 4

1. Spray or rub the Crock-Pot with oil.

2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and blend thoroughly with a large wooden spoon.

3. Pour the vanilla mixture into the Crock-Pot and turn on to Low.

4. Place 4-8 paper towels (or 1 thick kitchen towel) on top and cover with the lid.

5. Cook for 4 hours and check for done-ness by looking at the sides of the cake, which should be browning and separating from the sides of the pot. The top should be moist but firm-looking. You can also insert a knife or long skewer but it will always be a bit moist. If the top still looks gooey and the sides are still really light, it needs to cook some more.

6. Let it cook for another half an hour and check again. I use an old 3 1/2 quart cylindrical Crock-Pot and the cooking time was 5 hours. The first Crock-Pot cake you make will require a bit of checking but once you have determined the timing on one cake, future cakes will be more predictable and easier (see below for more information on how to tell if your cake is done.)

7. Cool for at least a half an hour or more. The cake stays warm for a long time.

8. When you cant wait anymore, slide a dinner knife around the edge to separate the cake from the pot.

9. Center a serving plate on top of the pot and flip it over so that the cake falls onto the plate. You may need to jiggle it a bit, and when it has come out, slowly lift up the Crock-Pot.
10. Your wonderful cake is ready!

Paul and I both thought this cake would taste good with fruit on it - I was thinking canned pineapple for some reason and he was thinking thawed frozen raspberries for another reason. The top wasnt perfectly smooth so if you are serving guests you may want to sprinkle it with something like chopped nuts. sprinkles or a drizzled thin frosting (but the taste is so intense and rich, you dont need much of anything).

About determining if your cake is done: Crock-Pots are inherently moist cookers and so the top will always be much moister that a typical oven-baked cake. But, the top will be the bottom once you flip it, so it doesnt have to look perfect. And, the knife will probably never come out bone-dry, because Crock-Pot cakes are very moist. Its important to make sure the sides dont overcook, so doneness will be a combination of the middle being fairly dry and the side being well done but not over-cooked. Even if your cake is a little messy in the middle, it will still be delicious.


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RE: I need a wooden box (not an Art Casket, LOL) handcrafted (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: liz_ga on 11.25.2009 at 07:35 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

something like this?


I put these pics up on facebook a few months ago asking people what I should put in it...had some great ideas...I bought it at a flea market years ago and had potpourri in it for the longest time...decided to take the potpourri out and couldn't figure out what to put in it...I still haven't done anything but am thinking I'm gonna put some old pics of my parents in it...

What are you gonna do with yours? I've seen some pretty unfinished boxes at Hobby Lobby...probably not dovetailed but you could have a good time with a carving tool!


clipped on: 11.27.2009 at 03:50 pm    last updated on: 11.27.2009 at 03:50 pm

I need a wooden box (not an Art Casket, LOL) handcrafted

posted by: caroline on 11.25.2009 at 12:15 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

I'm trying to find a handcrafted wooden storage box, about the size of a shoebox or a bit bigger.

It needs a hinged lid, with a lock hasp, or regular lock. I'd love the sides to be dove-tailed.

I'd love for it to have a bit of carving or a small amount of decorative detail.

I've seached Etsy and eBay. I'm not coming up with "it."

Does anyone have an idea...or a crafty wood-working friend?


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Crockpot Dressing

posted by: oldrustybucket on 11.19.2009 at 09:15 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Oops! someone sent me a personal message for this recipe..which I accidently deleted..hopefully she will see it here.

At my house, any cornbread leftovers freeze well and make turkey day even better! I mix the dressing up and toss it in a crock pot to cook while the the oven is busy with the out moist and tasty...the crunchy part is along the edge of the pot if that's the part you like! In fact, my spread becomes a crock pot's so much easier!

Here's my recipe if your works great in a 9x13 pan in the oven too!

Cornbread Dressing

1 cornbread, 8 inch pan
8 slices day old bread, toasted and cubed
4 eggs
1 medium onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 cans cream of chicken soup
2 can of chicken broth
2 Tbsp butter

Lightly grease crock pot. Crumble cornbread into mixer bowl. Add all ingredients except butter. Pour mixture into crock pot. Dot top with butter. Cook on High 2 hours or Low 3-4 hours.
Crockpot Dressing #2

1 (8 inch) pan cornbread
8 slices dry white bread
4 eggs
2 c. chicken broth
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 tsp. sage
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Celery to taste
1 med. onion
2 tbsp. butter

Mix ingredients except butter.
Place in crock pot. Dot butter on top.
Cook High 2 hours or on Low for 3-4.

Have a Wonderful Holiday!


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RE: Splash Mob w Black Eyed Peas (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: lindsey_ca on 09.11.2009 at 05:04 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

That was so much fun! I watched the video from the link the OP provided, and then I watched another video that includes what happened after the break, when it was explained "how they pulled it off."

Here is a link that might be useful: Dance & How They Did It


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Splash Mob w Black Eyed Peas

posted by: hgl_gaylemarie on 09.11.2009 at 12:46 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

I caught Oprah's new show yesterday. The Black Eyed Peas were on stage and the crowd of thousands did a dance routine to "I've got a feeling". What fun.

Pretty Awesome! They surprised Oprah.

(Please don't bother telling me how much you "hate" Oprah.)

Just pass on by. Thank you.


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RE: Question for the cooks that make Christmas crack (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: glenda_al on 05.23.2009 at 01:00 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

Is this the one you are making?

Here is a link that might be useful: Christmas crack


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Don't know if this is true...

posted by: radiodokkkter on 12.02.2008 at 05:07 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

Garden Grass Snakes

Garden Grass Snakes also known as Garter Snakes

(Thamnophissirtalis) can be dangerous. Yes, grass snakes,

Not rattlesnakes.

Here's why.

A couple in Sweetwater , Texas , had a lot of potted plants.

During a recent cold spell, the wife was bringing a lot of

Them indoors to protect them from a possible freeze.

It turned out that a little green garden grass snake was

Hidden in one of the plants and when it had warmed up, it

Slithered out and the wife saw it go under the sofa.

She let out a very loud scream.

The husband (who was taking a shower) ran naked into the

Living room to see what the problem was. She told him

There was a snake under the sofa.

He got down on the floor on his hands and knees to look

For it. About that time the family dog came and cold-nosed

Him on the behind.

He thought the snake had bitten him, so he screamed and

Fell over on the floor.

His wife thought he had a heart attack, so she covered him

Up, told him to lie still and called an ambulance.

The attendants rushed in, wouldn't listen to his protests

And loaded him on the stretcher and started carrying him


About that time the snake came out from under the sofa and

The Emergency Medical Technician saw it and dropped his

End of the stretcher.

That's when the man broke his leg and why he is still in

The hospital.

The wife still had the problem of the snake in the house,

So she called on a neighbor man.

He volunteered to capture the snake. He armed himself

With a rolled-up newspaper and began poking under the couch.

Soon he decided it was gone and told the woman, who sat

Down on the sofa in relief.

But while relaxing, she dangled her hand in between the

Cushions, where she felt the snake wriggling around.

She screamed and fainted and the snake rushed back under

The sofa.

The neighbor man, seeing her lying there passed out, tried

To use CPR to revive her.

The neighbor's wife, who had just returned from shopping at the grocery store, Saw her husband's mouth on the woman's mouth and slammed her husband In the back of the head with a bag of canned goods, knocking him out And cutting his scalp so that he needed stitches.

The noise woke the woman from her dead faint and she

Saw her neighbor lying on the floor with his wife bending over

Him, so she assumed that he had been bitten by the snake.

She went to the kitchen and got a small bottle of whiskey,

And began pouring it down the man's throat.

By now the police had arrived.

They saw the unconscious man, smelled the whiskey, and

Assumed that a drunken fight had occurred. They were about

To arrest them all, when the women tried to explain how it

All happened over a little green snake.

The police called an ambulance, which took away the

Neighbor and his sobbing wife.

The little snake again crawled out from under the sofa.

One of the policemen drew his gun and fired at it.

He missed the snake and hit the leg of the end table. The

Table fell over and the lamp on it shattered and as the

Bulb broke it started a fire in the drapes.

The other policeman tried to beat out the flames, and fell

Through the window into the yard on top of the startled

Family dog who, jumped out and raced into the street where

An oncoming car swerved to avoid the dog and smashed into

The parked police car.

Meanwhile, the burning drapes were seen by the neighbors

Who called the fire department.

The firemen had started raising the fire truck ladder when

They were halfway down the street.

The rising ladder tore out the overhead wires and put out

The electricity and disconnected the telephones in a

Ten-square city block area. (But they did get the house

Fire out).

Time passed and both men were discharged from the hospital,

The house was repaired, the dog came home, the police were

Issued a new car, and all was right with their world.

Several days later they were watching TV and the weatherman

Announced a cold snap for that night. The wife asked her

Husband if he thought they should bring in their plants

For the night.

That's when he shot her.


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Tired of sunsets? (one pic)

posted by: joanmn on 11.14.2008 at 05:58 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

But you looked anyhow!
I took this on Halloween from our yard.

Canon Digital Rebel 400D.


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RE: Recipe of the day October 8- Thanksgiving Sidedishes! (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: sharon_fl on 10.08.2008 at 08:05 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Sweet Potatoe Sausage Balls

3 cups biscuit mix
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
1 lb. sausage (spicy or plain)

Combine all of the above. Roll into 2 and 1/2 inch balls & place on a greased sheet pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes until browned. Serves 6-8.


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Recipe of the day October 8- Thanksgiving Sidedishes!

posted by: luckygardnr on 10.08.2008 at 04:36 am in Kitchen Table Forum

The Canadian Thanksgiving is this weekend, and the American one is next month, so we're all going to need some sidedish ideas. Right?

Grandma's Corn Pudding
"This corn pudding is definitely comfort food."
READY IN 1 Hr 10 Min
Original recipe yield 8 servings

5 eggs
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn
2 (14.75 ounce) cans cream-style corn

1. Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 2 quart casserole dish.
2. In a large bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add melted butter, sugar, and milk. Whisk in cornstarch. Stir in corn and creamed corn. Blend well. Pour mixture into prepared casserole dish.
3. Bake for 1 hour.


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RE: How To Insert A Pic? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: sue_ct on 09.11.2007 at 03:52 am in Kitchens Forum

1. Open a free account with photobucket or other photo hosting site.
2. Using Photobucket as an example, go to "My album" in photobucket, click on one of the boxes labeled "browse" (there are 3) at the top of the page. This will cause a box to open that says "file upload". This is where you locate your photo on your computer. Can't help you with that unless you tell us what type of software you have on your computer. But find your photo, click on it then click "open". You will be back in photobucket,
3. now click the box that says "upload" and it will tell you when the photo has completed being copied to photobucket and then you will be able to see the photo in a little box in Photobucket. Every time you go to photobucket and click on "My Album" the same photo will be there.
4. Under the photo in photobucket are three lines that say "EMAIL", "Direct Link", "HTML Tag", and "IMG Code". Next to the phrase "HTML Tag" is a box. click on that box and copy what is inside it by highlighting it. If you don't know how to copy and paste let us know, as well as what you have for widows, (Widows 98, Windows XP, etc) and we can help you with that also.
5. Now you ar ready to put the photo in a post here. Come to the forum and write your message like you usually do. When you come to the part where you want to insert your photo, enter to start on a new line, then paste by right clicking on that spot where you want the photo and highlighting "paste" or click on that spot and then click on "file" at the top of the page and then "paste".
6. Finish you post if you want to write more.
7. Hit "Preview Message" and your message should appear with the photo in it. If it doesn't, go back and try again to see what you might have missed or done wrong. If you don't see the photo when you hit "Preview Message", it won't show up in your post and we won't see it, either.

Hope this helps.



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Remember the 'Bidet' post???

posted by: wanda_va on 07.04.2008 at 08:13 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

Another stroll down Memory Lane. Dottie was a lot of fun!

Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by Dottie-IN ( on Tue, Mar 28, 00 at 18:48

To quote Shakespeare .. Bidet or not bidet, that is the question. Now here's mine. Have you ever used one? How do you use them .. stand over them or sit down on them? Do you have a toilet also or is everything done in the bidet? If they're not together, then do you have to walk to get to it? If so, you'd have to use toilet paper to get over there so what would be the sense of it? Doesn't it hurt when the water hits you? Just curious ...
Dottie - IN

I know but I won't tell her...


RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: JoyFL ( on Tue, Mar 28, 00 at 18:53

Dottie I have one but must admit I have never used it for
the purpose intended. It is right next to the toilet. I
fill it up when I want to mop the bathroom floor. No, you
can't put toilet paper in it as it is like a sink. Guess
I just ain't got no class. LOL. By the way, it was here
when we moved in. I would never go to the expense of putting one in.

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Linda CA ( on Tue, Mar 28, 00 at 20:41

There was one in a hotel we stayed in in Paris. Being 20 something at the time we just started giggling when we saw it.


RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: BarbPA ( on Tue, Mar 28, 00 at 21:02

Well, I wish someone knew. If my arms and shoulders get much worse, I'm going to have to have one. I know they have ones that fit into the toilet, but that's about as far as my research has gone. Oh my, what a subject!

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Debby-NY ( on Tue, Mar 28, 00 at 22:02

I put one in when I expanded the house 5 years ago. Won't hit menopause for another ten years based on my mother's and grandmother's ages when they did. Use it twice a day during my monthly. It's a sink for your privates. The tub and sinks are in the main part of the bath, toilet and bidet in a little stall off of it. The other thing is that I shower, wash hair at night, always have. So if I then go to bed and DH wants to get frisky, I just use bidet to wash, don't take whole 'nother shower.

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Marty in Ga ( on Tue, Mar 28, 00 at 22:13

Dottie,Thanks for asking this. I have always wondered myself. Maybe Debby answered for us.

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Dottie-IN ( on Tue, Mar 28, 00 at 23:19

Hey, Debby... if it's a sink, how do you get your private parts up there high enough for that? Do you have to have really long legs or what? Or is it a low sink? Do you stand over it or sit on it?
Dottie - IN


RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Tahni ( on Tue, Mar 28, 00 at 23:22

LOL Dottie.. dunno.. how did you come up with this one ? Uhhhh.. nevermind !
You crack me up !



RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Nola in Australia ( on Tue, Mar 28, 00 at 23:26

Geesh I thought it was to wash your undies in.LOL
We had them in the hotel when we went to Paris,
but didn't use it,being that we have been married
48years I didn't have Debby's problem.LSHMBH. Nola

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....!
Posted by: Dottie-IN ( on Tue, Mar 28, 00 at 23:37

Well if you guys aren't going to be more explicit, then don't complain the next time you walk into WalMart and see me straddling the sink. I won't know if it's a sink or a bidet. If a bidet is a sink, then what are those things that look like odd shaped toilets with no lids on them?
Dottie - IN


RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Cheryl Vic Aus ( on Tue, Mar 28, 00 at 23:50

What happens about getting dry?? Does warm air blow up or something??

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Kathy N - MO ( on Tue, Mar 28, 00 at 23:54

I am ROTFLMAO.....and that is "LAUGHING" My A** Off, Dottie, NOT Washing it off! You are just too funny!

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: BETTE ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 0:23

Yow, how do they get dry? Drip dry?

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Maggie - CA ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 0:30

I understand that Europeans think we are uncivilized because we don't use them. Well it is obvious that we do use them, like for mopping the floor. LOL Now That, is civilized. right?

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Kikki from Sweden ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 1:41

Europe speaking!
I have never used a bidet. My parents house didn't have one and now they have sort of gone out of fashion.
Mopping the floor sounds like a good use for them. ;)

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Cricket ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 1:51

It is 1:00 in the morning and I am sitting laughing my @$$ off and my DH is wondering what in the heck is going on!!! I loved the one about using it to mop the floor. You guys crack me up.

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: koda_al ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 7:13

You gals are cracking me up !!!!!!!!

So much for my creativity...
Posted by: JoyFL ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 8:11

Actually when we first moved in I had a couple of
Martha moments. First I put some silk geraniums in it.
DH gave me one of those looks and rolled his eyes. Next
I put some magazines in it. Again, the look. Personally,
I thought the last idea had merit.

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Patty ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 8:20

I never thought about the drying.My sister said with that water pressure who needs a man.She used one while vacationing.Never had a want or need for one.They are the same height as toilets.

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ......
Posted by: Dottie-IN ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 9:34

Joy - do you have a picture of yours so we can compare them? That don't look like a sink to me!! Whatta ya do? Put your dirty dishes and Dawn in it and flush it? Presto!
I want one. How much do they cost? Will Medicare pay for one? I don't understand why they're out of style in France now. I'd almost give my right arm for one ... but then if I had one I wouldn't need my right arm, would I? (Grinning with white, clacky teeth showing)
Dottie - IN

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Lianne-NJ ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 9:37

Oh, this is too funny! I always wondered how you dried off....

Don't have a picture...
Posted by: JoyFL ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 9:39

Actually it is shaped like a urinal but same height as
toilet. Doesn't flush, has a plug and faucets like a
sink. Also has a little thing that sprays water up. Gee,
now I'm getting excited, might go try the thing after all.

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: little bug in no MO ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 9:46

I have a question too about water pressure? Where does the water come from? Do you sit down then push a button (like a water fountain) and water sprays up?? Isn't it COLD? Can you adjust the temperature or the pressure? How about the direction of the flow?

Are we all going to go to Disney? (I wonder if they have bidets there?)


RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: JoyFL ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 9:49

Yes it has hot and cold faucets. The spray comes from a
little thingy in the bottom. Or you can plug it up, fill
it and just sit there.

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: RuthieG--MA ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 9:53

Just never had the nerve to try one but after these discriptions, maybe I've been missing out. LOL..

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: KathyLev-WI ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 9:58

You know--I always wanted to ask this..but was afraid I'd sound "sleeeeeezy"........Now we are ALL SLEEZY !! LOL...No wonder I love you guys! LOL...I can't imagine how to use one.I have always wondered.I picture someone finished with the "TWOILETTE"..pants around their ankles..shuffling over to the bidet...sitting down and having an ice cold geyser shoot up their butt....trying to dry off with T-Paper that falls apart in wads..then looking for a place to stash 300 yards of used t-paper.Am I close ????

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Lynn in TX ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 11:57

Quit it KathyLev-WI, I'm dyin' HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....??
Posted by: Dottie-IN ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 12:38

Joy, just one more question. If you have to turn the water on to the right temp, then do you do that before or after you sit on it. Looks to me like either way you're doomed. If you turn it on before, won't it spurt out across the room and if you turn it on after, you might get scalded or something. Will you PLEASE take a pad of paper and a pen in there and just use the thing and keep a journal on what happens for us? KT wants to know....

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Betty FL ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 12:41

I just blew pieces of my lunch all over my computer screen at work! You people! Will have to check these things out in Europe this summer, if they still have them. Betty

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Kris/Mid-South ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 12:53


RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Laura ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 13:47

Oh help me! I can't breathe. You guys crack me up. I am choking up my coke. There are tears running down my face. OK, I am better.... I think that I want to check one of these things out. Where do we go for a test drive? Let's all pitch in and get a fancy hotel room that has one. Can't you just see it---a line of KTers waiting to get to the bidet? Hahahahaha.

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Debby-NY ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 14:00

Well I could invite you all to my house to try it out. There's a dial that controls whether and how much it shoots up. It has hot and cold faucets. While I'm on the terlet (a la Archie Bunker) I let the hot water run until it gets there, then I take one step because it's right next to it, I use it and then grab the towel that's hanging up on that wall. Voila.
Funny thing. A friend came to pick up her daughter after a playdate with mine, the kid comes in and says Mom I used a bidet. Friend says I've never even used one and she has. Offered her a chance but she declined. She looked so wistful on hearing her daughter had had this experience that she's never had.


RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Mother Goose ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 14:27

This water's too hot!
This water's too cold!
This water's just right and I
Went wee, wee, wee all the way home...
Mother Goose - The Farm


RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Lu Lu ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 14:43

I can't believe I missed this post yesterday LOL! Thanks Dottie for getting this going I really had a good laugh. All the questions I've ever had on bidets have been answered right here:)
. RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....

Posted by: luckeyme - Oh ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 14:52

LOL....Being the entreprenuer thinking peep I am????, I was just wondering how it might go over to start a franchise the business...ummmm, how about "Bidet Boutique"...kind of like those port-a-potty businesses, only these would be pink/lavendar trim, drop dead gorgeous inside and fitted with the most beautiful rose colored "terlet" and bidet money can buy....expensive cologne scented towellettes, and all for the measley sum $1.00 a shot...or whatever you want to call it. :)

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Jan in Md ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 15:01

Well I am glad somebody asked this question. I was always wondering about it since I saw the movie Crocodile Dundee. He thought it was a boot washer.

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....

Posted by: shannon-Ks ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 16:24

I saw one on a show about inventions of the future. I think it was in Japan they had developed one that had a remote for it. You could control the temp, pressure and direction of the water. It then had an air dry system. The hi-tech bathrooms they showed also had one in a business that came with a remote for a TV. If you sat in there for more than 20 minutes an alarm went off.LOL They had a urinal that was nothing but two glass walls that met and the man did his busniess in the corner overlooking a beautiful garden. When he stepped away it automatically 'flushed' itself by having water wash over the window.
Now I don't know about everyone elses DH, but with all the sports on TV I don't see him much. If we were to get a TV with remote in the bathroom I am afraid we would never see him again.LOL

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Angel ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 17:10

This just too funny....ROTFLMAO.......
but thank you Dottie for asking all the questions I never
had the nerve to.

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Verna-CA ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 18:31

We lived in an apartment in Belgium that had one. It was in the bathroom with the tub, shower and sink. The toilet was down the hall in a room that just had the commode. My American neighbor had goldfish in her bidet! One time I told my friend's kids it was where I washed DH socks. I never used it for the purpose intended.

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: DianaMo ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 18:45

Dottie, You got me ROFLMBO!!!!!! HOW do you come up with these things???? LOL!!!!! When you wrote that you were grinning with 'white clacky teeth showing'......I about fell over in my chair laughing!!!! You are TOO MUCH!!!!!
I think this thread should be on the KT keeper!!! What do ya think, girls??? Should we ask Tahni to put it there for us????


RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Lee Anna IN ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 18:49

I think it would be neat to leave it running - maybe put some rocks in it. Then you would have your own fountain in the bathroom. Very relaxing!
Lee Anna


RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: donna-OH ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 21:11

I haven't laughed so hard for a long time!!!! Wonder if our Ralph read all this---LOL---Sounds like a lot of extra work to me!!! Can ya put some bubbles in this thing so ya smell good too? Ummm bubbles all over the bathroom---Donna (^_^)

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: CarlaD-NY ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 21:16

Dottie, you sure are a pip! I'm cracking up laughing at these posts! I've never been quite sure what the scoop was on a bidet but thanks to Debby, I think I got the gist of it now.

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: liz-ga ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 21:25

Dottie..thanks..this is the most laughs I've had in ages..

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Tyson in CA ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 22:55

I don't think the water would hurt unless it was a pressure washer.

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....!!!
Posted by: Dotttie-IN ( on Wed, Mar 29, 00 at 23:33

But you have to have enough pressure to ... how shall we put this and be delicate?...let's see ... wash the morning dew from the leaves? It's the water temperature that bothers me. What if somebody took a bath and used all of the hot water? I mean, if your hemorrhoids get a blast of cold water, they're going to run back inside and hide behind your ovaries to get warmed up. That could be painful.


RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Dena-KS ( on Thu, Mar 30, 00 at 13:23

Love this place! There's always something to laugh about!
Thanks Dottie!!!

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Wanda-VA ( on Thu, Mar 30, 00 at 16:08

This has to be the funniest post ever. Thanx for the education...I had no class before now. Still have some questions but I'm sure they'll get answered before this post dies.
This should be on the KT Keeper...please, Tahni.


RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Murphy IN ( on Fri, Mar 31, 00 at 1:21

OH OH OH!!!!! Well, you guys have done it again. I'll never be able to look at a bidet without thinking of you. Dottie, Too funny!!! ROTF!

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: Polly Ann - GA ( on Fri, Mar 31, 00 at 2:38

LOL --- Y'all are killing me - I'm laughing myself to death!! Being Soooooo innocent & a proper lady, (yeah, sure!), I skipped over this post at first........But with over 40 replies, I just got curious and had to peek in here! Good thing I did--------- I was so naive I thought you STOOD & waited for your water rush.....didn't look too fun, but now I dunno---could be pretty cool!!!! (or HOT, depending on how you have your faucets turned, eh, Dottie?????) I like Lee Anna's idea.....Ah, how relaxng!!! :o) ROTF!!!!

RE: Let's Get Some Class In This Joint ....
Posted by: LesleeOH ( on Fri, Mar 31, 00 at 7:01

ROFL!!! I was doing ok til I got to the post about using the towel next to it! EEWWWWWW... I hope you meant paper towels~~~ orrrrrr...ummmm...well....does everybody use the same towel to pat dry or what? I was waiting for someone else to ask...but ~~snort snicker giggle~~ I figured...Hey! Now's the time! One never knows when one might encounter one of these strange combination bathfountain/magazineflowerpots in a neighbor's home!!! AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHHAAHA


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RE: Cancer poem (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: mellbee on 04.24.2008 at 04:39 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

What Cancer Cannot Do

Cancer is so limited...

It cannot cripple love
It cannot shatter hope
It cannot corrode faith
It cannot destroy peace
It cannot kill friendship
It cannot suppress memories
It cannot silence courage
It cannot invade the soul
It cannot steal eternal life
It cannot conquer the spirit.


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basic (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: glenda_al on 01.25.2008 at 12:39 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

Here's the basic muffin recipe that I changed to suit me.

(makes 12)
10-12 eggs
2 T fat free half and half
1-2 tsp. Spike Seasoning Used salt and pepper! Think italian seasoning would be good too!
1 1/2- 2 cups diced meat: canadian bacon, ham, cooked turkey sausage or cooked veggie sausage
1 1/2- 2 cups grated low fat cheese (I like sharp cheddar or feta)
Optional, but highly recommended, 3 green onions diced small.

Preheat oven to 375. Use regular or silicone muffin pan, 12 muffin size. If using silicone pan, spray with nonstick spray. If using regular muffin pan, put two paper liners into each slot, then spray liner with nonstick spray.

In the bottom of the muffin cups layer diced meat, cheese and green onions. You want the muffin cups to be 3/4 full, with just enough room to pour a little egg around the other ingredients. Beat eggs well with the half and half (you could use milk). Pour egg into each muffin cup until it is full to the brim, nearly overflowing. Bake 25-30 minutes until muffins have risen above the rim of the muffin cups and are slightly browned and set.

These freezer well. For best results, thaw in refrigerator before microwaving. I like to wrap them in a paper towel when reheating in microwave to soak up some of the liquid that is sometimes released.


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I made the penguins out of olives... 3 pix

posted by: flamingo_in_ar on 12.21.2007 at 04:37 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

OK, here's a platter o' penguins! I liked how they looked patriotic, they must live in an American zoo or something, instead of Antarctica. lol They were a huge hit at the ornament party, people were snapping photos and at the end of the party, people wanted to take one or 2 home, so I was snapping off little bits of ice floes for them to use to hold them upright, with their little toothpicks doing their job. I had a container of them in the fridge so I was able to replenish them as needed. I made about 45, took about 4 hours. Very labor intensive, filling them and then licking off the excess cheese on each olive was tedious. (I'm just KIDDING! I wiped them off. Sheesh.) lolol I made it harder by trying eyes (don't bother, not cute) and wings (too hard to do). Two peeps working together would have made it much faster. I gave half of them salami scarves, they looked nice being a bit different... the groupings were fun and cute, you could turn their heads so they looked like they were talking. And one was either swimming or dead, the hostess's kids couldn't decide. They popped in for a snack and left quickly, too many wimmens for them!




I got this idea from a recipe link that Lydia posted- if you ever make them, use colassal olives for the bodies and small for the heads, add Ranch dip mix to the cream cheese and get long fancy toothpicks. Also, be prepared for broken olives, buy an extra can or two. And make your platter the day before, by the time you're done making the pengies you're going to be a bit sick of them. :)

I'll post more about the ornament party later, OK?

Here is a link that might be useful: Penguin recipe


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RE: Recipe needed: Pecan Bars using a cake mix (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: jenni_ca on 11.15.2007 at 11:51 am in Kitchen Table Forum

This is the one I make.

Pecan Pie Squares

1 box yellow cake mix (I used Duncan Hines butter kind)
1 stick butter
4 eggs
1 1/2 c. light corn syrup
1/2 c. packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
2 c. chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 9 x 13 pan.
For the crust, in a bowl mix the cake mix,
1 egg, and melted butter.
Measure out 2/3 cup of this mixture and save for topping.
Pat the rest of mixture in pan and bake for 15 mins.
Stir reserved crust mixture, 3 eggs, corn syrup,brown sugar,
and vanilla. Last stir in the pecans.
Pour this mixture over partially baked crust.
Increase the oven temp. to 375 degrees and bake an additional 30 mins. or until
cake is set.
Cool and cut into bars.


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RE: Recipe needed: Pecan Bars using a cake mix (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: kellyleeann on 11.15.2007 at 11:41 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Here's one, not sure if it the same one you are looking for?

(Sticky Pecan Pie Bars)

1 (18 1/4 ounce) package yellow cake mix
8 tablespoons butter, melted (1 stick)
1 large egg

3/4 cup dark corn syrup
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or 1 tablespoon bourbon
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans or pecan halves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Set aside an ungreased 13- x 9-inch baking pan.
Place the cake mix, melted butter and egg in a large mxing bowl. blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 2 minutes. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl several times. The batter should come together in a thick dough. Using your fingertips, press the crust mixture evenly over the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of the pan, smoothing it out. Place the pan in the oven.
Bake the crust until it just begins to brown, 20 minutes. Remove pan from oven and set aside. Leave oven on.
Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Place the corn syrup, brown sugr, eggs, and vanilla in the same mixing bowl used to prepare the crust, and with the same beaters (no need to wash) blend with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined, 1 minute. Stop the machine, scrape the sides of the bowl down with a rubber spatula, and fold in the pecans until well distributed.
Pour the filling over the baked crust and spread with the spatula so that the filling covers the entire surface. Return pan to oven.
Bake the bars until the crust is golden brown and the filling just starts to set, 22-25 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool, 30 minutes.
Cut into 24 bars. Remove the bars from the pan with a metal spatula and serve.
Bars may be frozen for up to 6 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.


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RE: Chicken Enchalida Soup...made with cans of things.. (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: paula_pa on 12.11.2007 at 01:56 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

I'm sorry I got confused by all the different directions this post went it.

Here's a possibility:
Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel
corn, drained
2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken
1 (10 ounce) can chunk chicken
1 (15 ounce) can black beans
1 (10 ounce) can diced
tomatoes with green chile
peppers, drained

1. Open the cans of corn, chicken broth, chunk chicken, black beans, and diced tomatoes with green chilies. Pour everything into a large saucepan or stock pot. Simmer over medium heat until chicken is heated through.


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RE: Tequila Christmas cookie recipe please (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: susanjf on 11.10.2007 at 12:33 am in Kitchen Table Forum

like thish uno...

Christmas Tequila Cookies

1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup (two sticks) butter
1 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 cups dried fruit (dried cranberries or raisins)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
2 cups all purpose flour
1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila (silver or gold, as desired)

First, sample the Cuervo to check quality.
Take a large bowl. Check the Cuervo to be sure it is of the highest

Pour another 4 ounces in a measuring cup and drink.
Tur! n on the electric mixer.
Beat one cup of the butter in a large fluffy bowl.
Add one teaspoon sugar. Beat again.

At this point, it is best to make sure the Cuervo is still OK. Try
another 4 ounces, just in case.

Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break two leggs and add to the bowl and
chuck in the cup of dried fruit, picking the frigging fruit off the

Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers, just
pry it loose with a screwdriver.

Sample the Cuervo to check for tonsisticity.
Next, sift 2 cups of salt or something.
Check the Jose Cuervo.
Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts.
Add one table.
Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find.
Greash the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall
Don't forget to beat off the turner.

Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finish the Cose Juervo and
make sure to put th! e stove in the dishwasher.

Cherry Mistmas.


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Do you know what this statues is?

posted by: hayjud_mn on 10.02.2007 at 01:00 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

About a half mile down the road there is a house with this statue out front. My guess is that this family would rather be living somwhere else! LOL They changed the house to stucco siding and added arches and they even have FAKE palm trees (which really look strange with snow on them in winter.)

I have tried to find out who this is a statue of, but was unable. I assume it is some kind of mythical god, but could not find it. The grandsons were here this weekend and they thought it must be Posieden (god of the sea) holding his triden. The pictures I found of this chacter were nothing like this.

Do any of you know what this statue is?

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket


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Cabin in Cade's Cove...

posted by: joanmn on 08.31.2007 at 09:14 am in Kitchen Table Forum

TN, in early morning.

Canon Rebel XTi.


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backing up

posted by: oklamoni on 08.27.2007 at 05:14 pm in Kitchen Table Forum


A mother took her five-year-old son with her to the bank on a busy lunchtime.

They got behind a very fat woman wearing a business suit complete with pager.
As they waited patiently, the little boy said loudly, "Gee, she's fat!"

The mother bent down and whispered in the little boys ear to be quiet.

A couple of minutes passed by and the little boy spread
his hands as far as they would go and announced; "I'll bet her butt is this wide!"
The fat woman turns around and glares at the little boy.

The mother gave him a good telling off, and told him to be quiet.

After a brief lull, the large woman reached the front of the line.

Just then, her pager began to emit a beep, beep, beep.

The little boy yells out,

"Run for your life, she's backing up!!


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Easy Photo Posting Instructions

posted by: solstice98 on 05.21.2006 at 09:25 am in Florida Gardening Forum

I know we've posted these instructions before but I've seen the question come up a couple times recently so thought it was time to do it again. There are several ways to get your pictures into your messages, but I think this is the easiest for beginners and with Photobuckets newer services, it offers great stuff for pros too. When my printer was down recently I ordered some prints through them and received my pictures in 2 days. Really nice quality too.
(No, this is NOT an ad for Photobucket. I don't work for them, own stock or have any interest in the company. I use Webshots, too.)

The photo posting is much easier than you think, once you've done it. Tony_K taught me a couple years ago and I've tried to pass on the information to others.

Here's the basics:

I think it's easier to do all this if you have two browser windows open - one on photobucket and one on gardenweb.

Go to photobucket(dot)com and open an account. It's free, takes only a minute, and is no harder than signing on to GardenWeb. There are other photo posting services but I think this one is the easiest to use.

Once you have the account you'll see how easy it is to upload your photos to photobucket. You can set up sub-albums with one click of the mouse, so you can sort your photos into different subject (more on that below).

When they are there, you'll see three little 'addresses' under each picture. Highlight the middle one - the TAG line - and 'copy' it. (You can copy it by right clicking on your mouse and selecting 'copy', or by clicking on EDIT at the very top of your computer screen.)

Once it's copied, go to the GardenWeb message you are composing and paste the TAG line directly into the text of your message. Don't put it at the URL line under the text box. At this point you will only see text, but once you choose to view your message you'll see the photo. If it comes out too big, then go back to photobucket and choose the EDIT button over that photo. You'll have the option there to reduce the photo by 75, 50, or 25 percent. 75% makes it a good size for these messages, but 50% works too. Try both on different photos and see what you like.

Technically I think you can post as many photos as you want in each message but remember that not everyone has a high speed line and try to keep it to 5 or less. More than that makes it pretty slow to load for some.

Here's the sub-album tip about photobucket or any other service you use: set up sub-albums for different subjects so you don't end up with 200 photos in one album. For example, I have Garden 2005, Garden 2006, House Shots, Yard Sale (where I post photos for things I am selling through the newspaper or eBay), All the Muffins (pet pictures), etc. Besides making it hard to find something if you have it all in one album, if you ever decide to move photos later, any link you've posted on the web will be lost.

If you still have problems, send me an email with your email or phone number and I'll talk you through it. I think photos make every post more fun and I encourage everyone to do it. The digital camera I use is a 10 year old 2.1 Nikon, so you don't need a fancy or expensive camera to share images of your garden. We all want to see!

A special thanks, once again, to Tony_K for helping me get my first picture posted a few years ago!

Hope this helps,


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What I saw coming into work this morning....

posted by: tally on 07.12.2007 at 10:24 am in Kitchen Table Forum

It's just so much fun coming to work. This is what was looming up through the gate as I drove in this morning.

It magically appeared overnight and it stands guard silently until the weekend. If you look closely, you can see the Bumblebee license plate:


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I have a easy recipe to share

posted by: vannie on 07.03.2007 at 09:34 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

I made this for the brunch I had Monday and had made it for another brunch I gave a few months ago.
Strawberry mousse
10 ozs. strawberries
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix together and freeze. Take out of freezer 30 minutes before serving. This has been a big hit and so easy. The first time I made it in some small antique dessert cups and it was pretty. A mint leaf can top it off. This time I made it in paper cup cake liners.


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This is a the KT, from me.

posted by: redclaygirl on 01.16.2007 at 01:35 am in Kitchen Table Forum


... __/ /\____
, o`,/__/ _/\_ //____/\
```)( : : [1] : : [1]: : :[1] :: :l
,.- ,.-~~-., `-. :

One day someone's mother died.
And on that clear, cold morning,
in the warmth of her bedroom,
the daughter was struck with
the pain of learning that sometimes
There isn't any more.

No more hugs,
no more lucky moments to celebrate together,
no more phone calls just to chat,
No more "just one minute."

Sometimes, what we care about the most goes away.
never to return before we can say good-bye,
Say "I Love You."

... __/ /\____
, o`,/__/ _/\_ //____/\
```)( : : [1] : : [1]: : :[1] :: :l
,.- ,.-~~-., `-. :
So while we have it . . it's best we love it . .
And care for it and fix it when it's broken .
and take good care of it when it's sick.

This is true for marriage .... and friendships ..

And children with bad report cards;
And dogs with bad hips;
And aging parents and grandparents.
We keep them because they are worth it,
Because we cherish them!

.... __/ /\____
, o` ,/__/ _/\_ //____/\
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,.- ,.-~ ~-., `-. :
Some things we keep --
like a best friend who moved away
or a classmate we grew up with.
There are just some things that
make us happy, No matter what.

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, o`,/__/ _/\_ //____/\
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,.- ,.-~~-., `-. :
Life is important,
and so are the people we know . ..
And so, we keep them close!

... __/ /\____
, o`,/__/ _/\_ //____/\
```)( : : [1] : : [1]: : :[1] :: :l
,.- ,.-~~-., `-. :
I received this from someone today
who thought I was a 'KEEPER'!

Now, I am giving this to You!
YOU are my keeper....
... __/ /\____
, o`,/__/ _/\_ //____/\
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,.- ,.-~~-., ` -. :

Thank you very much
For being a special part of MY Life!

... __/ /\____
, o`,/__/ _/\_ //____/\
```)( : : [1] : : [1]: : :[1] :: :l
,.- ,.-~~-., `-. :

You are a Keeper!

"Life moves pretty fast.
If you don't stop and look around once in awhile,
you could miss it."

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of



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