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Vintage Squeals for August!!
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Morning, Mon Smile

re: the Mr. Malo - be still my heart, seriously ...

It's always fun to see Geoffrey. Last night I was realizing that I have been his friend, and following his career for more than 25 years now!! Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez. All ruminations aside of how old I have become, there is, for me, a great familiarity in Geoffrey's music and especially his voice, that warms my heart, and I find very comforting. I know that nothing is constant, nothing last forever, but the music and friendship Geoffrey and I have shared through the years has surely woven a long thread through my tapestry.

and how was your evening? Finish your book? Good dinner?
08-01-2010 07:51 AM
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(08-01-2010 07:46 AM)Deborah Wrote:  ... Quite yummy! I let my daughter do almost all the work and she was very happy. I imagine we will be making them again next weekend Big Grin

sounds like a big success! Smile
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(08-01-2010 07:46 AM)Deborah Wrote:  Good morning Monica,
I used the tollhouse recipe and added an extra 1/4 cup flour (based on a review), which was a good thing since a lot of it ended up on the counter instead of the bowl and added the zest of most of one orange. I made them into bars instead of cookies because it was easier. Quite yummy! I let my daughter do almost all the work and she was very happy. I imagine we will be making them again next weekend Big Grin

I've heard the real secret is to refrigerate the dough, overnight if possible. I never had taken the time to do that.

Sounds like she had a good time in the kitchen with her mom. How old is she? May be a new addition to the growing foodie base.


(08-01-2010 07:51 AM)Arden Wrote:  Morning, Mon Smile

re: the Mr. Malo - be still my heart, seriously ...

It's always fun to see Geoffrey. Last night I was realizing that I have been his friend, and following his career for more than 25 years now!! Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez. All ruminations aside of how old I have become, there is, for me, a great familiarity in Geoffrey's music and especially his voice, that warms my heart, and I find very comforting. I know that nothing is constant, nothing last forever, but the music and friendship Geoffrey and I have shared through the years has surely woven a long thread through my tapestry.

and how was your evening? Finish your book? Good dinner?

Wow! That is a long time. Good songs often bring back good memories and your relationship is the best of both all in one package. It's wonderful that you take such comfort from it. We all need something like that in our lives for the occasional necessary refuge.

Evening was fine. Dinner was good. Not even close to finishing the book yet. If there were no other considerations, I would have hit the couch and finished it, but... I'm about 140 pages in now.


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ahhh, I thought you were near the end, you must have finished that one, and started a new one Smile
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(08-01-2010 07:58 AM)Monica Wrote:  I've heard the real secret is to refrigerate the dough, overnight if possible. I never had taken the time to do that.

Sounds like she had a good time in the kitchen with her mom. How old is she? May be a new addition to the growing foodie base.

She is 10 and I love having her in the kitchen with me.

I never heard that about refridgerating the dough. I will try that next weekend and let you know!
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I finished The Virgin of Small Plains and started Cane River. I stopped early this morning at the point Clement was sold to Ferrier so he and Philomene could be together. I was a little worried that wasn't going to turn out well, and I can see by the family tree diagram that it won't end well.
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(08-01-2010 08:06 AM)Deborah Wrote:  She is 10 and I love having her in the kitchen with me.

I never heard that about refrigerating the dough. I will try that next weekend and let you know!

You know baking is also an excellent way to teach her fractions. Wink

After I get my soup on, this is my next project:

http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/04/homemade-pop-tarts/
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(08-01-2010 08:07 AM)Monica Wrote:  I finished The Virgin of Small Plains and started Cane River. I stopped early this morning at the point Clement was sold to Ferrier so he and Philomene could be together. I was a little worried that wasn't going to turn out well, and I can see by the family tree diagram that it won't end well.

well, I sure can't tell you what happens ... Smile
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(08-01-2010 08:08 AM)Monica Wrote:  You know baking is also an excellent way to teach her fractions. Wink


as in, what percentage of the dough wound up on the counter, what percentage went on the floor, and what percentage went in the tummy leaves what percentage made it on to the cookie sheet ? Wink

seriously, cooking is just a great activity to involve kids in, on every level ... teaches math, yes, and reading ... science ... how to follow directions ... and so much more. best of all, Kayla and Deborah are building the sweet memories of a lifetime. Smile
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(08-01-2010 08:08 AM)Monica Wrote:  After I get my soup on, this is my next project:

http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/04/homemade-pop-tarts/


as I recall, you've made these before, and Bill (and co-workers) went wild for them. Smile

not the slightest idea of what I'll make for dinner tonight ...
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I am likin' this new Marc Cohn a lot ...
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(08-01-2010 08:10 AM)Arden Wrote:  well, I sure can't tell you what happens ... Smile

I don't wants ya to. LOL


(08-01-2010 08:15 AM)Arden Wrote:  as in, what percentage of the dough wound up on the counter, what percentage went on the floor, and what percentage went in the tummy leaves what percentage made it on to the cookie sheet ? Wink

seriously, cooking is just a great activity to involve kids in, on every level ... teaches math, yes, and reading ... science ... how to follow directions ... and so much more. best of all, Kayla and Deborah are building the sweet memories of a lifetime. Smile

Very true. Those will be comforting memories for many years to come. Many smiles to smooth the road ahead.

I was thinking about the math primarily because that is usually the one subject kids seem to feel unimportant. The old "I'm not gonna need to know this when I leave school." thing. But you are right, there are so many educational benefits to learning them doing something fun.
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(08-01-2010 08:17 AM)Arden Wrote:  as I recall, you've made these before, and Bill (and co-workers) went wild for them. Smile

not the slightest idea of what I'll make for dinner tonight ...

They did. So did Bill. LOL It's one of those things that if you're going to go to the trouble to make them, you might as well make a lot of them and share. Smile
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That was a really cool Dennis M. tune. Smile
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(08-01-2010 08:21 AM)Monica Wrote:  They did. So did Bill. LOL It's one of those things that if you're going to go to the trouble to make them, you might as well make a lot of them and share. Smile


I understand that philosophy. Smile

hey, here's a thought ... maybe pull a couple of those apricot pop tarts aside, and streusel 'em with just a ribbon of some swell dark chocolate? Smile
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(08-01-2010 08:32 AM)Arden Wrote:  I understand that philosophy. Smile

hey, here's a thought ... maybe pull a couple of those apricot pop tarts aside, and streusel 'em with just a ribbon of some swell dark chocolate? Smile


Sounds really good to me but Bill won't even let me make any of them chocolate at all. He doesn't want chocolate for breakfast. What's with that? Big Grin

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mmm, sounds like some type of sickness to me ... Wink
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like the mouse! Wink
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(08-01-2010 09:08 AM)Arden Wrote:  mmm, sounds like some type of sickness to me ... Wink

You are probably right.

Joni! Thank you for always playing the things that make my Sunday mornings.

I need to get moving. Lots of cooking on the agenda and I want to get it done so I can relax later this evening instead of baking until after 9 p.m.

Have a great show. Smile
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