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Outfit of the Week: Lunch at Rainforest Cafe

It’s been a while since I posted an outfit.  I’m sure you’re not interested in what I wear while typing or to the gym.

Today CoCo and I went to Rainforest Cafe.  We celebrated her friend Allison’s birthday with lunch, a huge desert, and a little shopping. It’s the first of Allison’s birthdays that has come and gone without her in this world. Rainforest is one of their favorite spots.  (For more about our loss and what Allison gave to us, click here.)

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Borscht and a Haircut

I always wanted to make Borscht.  So for my last post during January, National Soup month, I did. Here’s what you need: 12 oz of beets 1 pound of beef chuck or pork spareribs flour vegetable oil 1 pt stewed tomatoes 2 cups shredded cabbage 1 chopped up onion 12 oz shredded carrots 1 T celery seed 1 T white wine vinegar 2 T red cooking wine 2 cloves minced garlic salt and pepper 1 1/2 t sugar sour cream dill 2 t lemon juice I started out with the recipe from Joy of Cooking and modified it with what…

Crockpot Potato Soup & Another Hat

It’s still January, so it’s still National Soup Month. I got this soup from Facebook. I made a few changes so it’s add-it-all-at-once crock pot soup. Here’s what you need: 26-30 oz of hash browns 24 oz of non-fat chicken broth 1 can (10.75 oz) fat free cream of chicken soup 1/4 c chopped onion 1/4 tsp pepper 8 oz low-fat cream cheese softened and cut into cubes 1 c skim milk About the hash browns:  You can use frozen hash browns, or frozen Potatoes O’Brien.  I use reconstituted dried hash browns from Costco.  These come in package of 12…

Spicy Bean & Short-Rib Soup and a Hat

January is National Soup month.  I plan to share a soup recipe every week.  I’m a week late to the soup party, so this week I’m sharing two. Here’s what you need: 1 pound of dried 16-bean mix (you can use any mix of dried beans, if you prefer.) water 3 T salad oil 3 pounds of chopped up short-ribs 2 T Chili powder 5 t sugar 4 t salt 1 large onion 1 c tomato juice 1/4 c cider vinegar a little cocoa This recipe is old.  I think it’s from Good Housekeeping, sometime in the late 1970s.  Back…

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