OT: What was your favorite Christmas present that you ever got?

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Marengo, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. Marengo

    Marengo Guest

    Mine was a hand-knit afghan that my mother made for me in 1980, only a year
    before she died. I still have have it, and it still bring back happy, warm
    fuzzy memories.
    --
    Peter
    Website: http://users.thelink.net/marengo
     
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  2. In article <[email protected]>,
    "Marengo" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Mine was a hand-knit afghan that my mother made for me in 1980, only a year
    > before she died. I still have have it, and it still bring back happy, warm
    > fuzzy memories.


    Mine was senior year in high school, Christmas 1969, and it was a
    second-hand raccoon coat my mother bought for $25 in a thrift shop.
    Those were the days when all us hippy and would-be hippy girls dreamed
    of wearing ratty old fur coats with our hair long and ironed straight.

    I think it was the most lavish present I ever received from my mother.
    She had me close my eyes, then she fetched it from the neighbors' where
    she'd stashed it, and she tossed it over me (remember, my eyes were
    closed), fur-side down. It took me more than a few seconds to figure
    out what had happened. ;-) She kept asking me if I liked it because I
    was so stunned. I never expected to get anything that nice that I
    wanted that much. I named it Rocky, of course. :)

    Priscilla
    --
    "Inside every older person is a younger person -- wondering what
    the hell happened." -- Cora Harvey Armstrong
     
  3. Sherry

    Sherry Guest

    "Marengo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Mine was a hand-knit afghan that my mother made for me in 1980, only a

    year
    > before she died. I still have have it, and it still bring back happy,

    warm
    > fuzzy memories.
    > --
    > Peter
    > Website: http://users.thelink.net/marengo


    My first dog, when I was 9 - one that a neighbor had had and I had loved for
    several years as if he were my own, they let him spend the night with me
    every so often, and I used to walk him every day after school. When their
    son went away to college the dog was 5, and they arranged with my parents to
    give him to me for Christmas. He was a toy manchester terrier, and lived to
    be 15. That was many years ago but seeing him run into the house (the
    neighbors had put him over the fence into our yard) that Christmas morning
    with a big red bow around his neck is as clear in my mind as if it were
    yesterday.

    --
    Merry Christmas,
    Sherry
    364/297/195 (4/3/05)
    http://lowcarb.owly.net
     
  4. In article <[email protected]>,
    "Sherry" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > My first dog, when I was 9 - one that a neighbor had had and I had loved for
    > several years as if he were my own, they let him spend the night with me
    > every so often, and I used to walk him every day after school. When their
    > son went away to college the dog was 5, and they arranged with my parents to
    > give him to me for Christmas. He was a toy manchester terrier, and lived to
    > be 15. That was many years ago but seeing him run into the house (the
    > neighbors had put him over the fence into our yard) that Christmas morning
    > with a big red bow around his neck is as clear in my mind as if it were
    > yesterday.


    Oh, that's a wonderful story! :) What a great Christmas present!

    Priscilla, who's thinking of putting bows on her cats and wondering how
    long they would last
    --
    "Inside every older person is a younger person -- wondering what
    the hell happened." -- Cora Harvey Armstrong
     
  5. Sherry

    Sherry Guest

    "Priscilla Ballou" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Oh, that's a wonderful story! :) What a great Christmas present!
    >
    > Priscilla, who's thinking of putting bows on her cats and wondering how
    > long they would last


    HAHA, about as long as my "reindeer antler" experiment did a couple of years
    ago... :)

    --
    Merry Christmas,
    Sherry
    364/297/195 (4/3/05)
    http://lowcarb.owly.net
     
  6. In article <[email protected]>,
    "Sherry" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Merry Christmas,
    > Sherry
    > 364/297/195 (4/3/05)
    > http://lowcarb.owly.net


    Sherry, I was just looking at the recipes off your webpage (btw, what
    does TnT mean?), and I saw a reference to coconut FLOUR. I don't think
    I've heard of coconut flour, as opposed to shredded coconut. Where do
    you get it?

    Priscilla, taking a break from preparations for the relatives who are
    due to descend this afternoon
    --
    "Inside every older person is a younger person -- wondering what
    the hell happened." -- Cora Harvey Armstrong
     
  7. Marengo

    Marengo Guest

    Priscilla Ballou wrote:
    || In article <[email protected]>,
    || "Sherry" <[email protected]> wrote:
    ||
    ||| My first dog, when I was 9 - one that a neighbor had had and I had
    ||| loved for several years as if he were my own, they let him spend
    ||| the night with me every so often, and I used to walk him every day
    ||| after school. When their son went away to college the dog was 5,
    ||| and they arranged with my parents to give him to me for Christmas.
    ||| He was a toy manchester terrier, and lived to be 15. That was many
    ||| years ago but seeing him run into the house (the neighbors had put
    ||| him over the fence into our yard) that Christmas morning with a big
    ||| red bow around his neck is as clear in my mind as if it were
    ||| yesterday.
    ||
    || Oh, that's a wonderful story! :) What a great Christmas present!
    ||
    || Priscilla, who's thinking of putting bows on her cats and wondering
    || how long they would last
    || --
    || "Inside every older person is a younger person -- wondering what
    || the hell happened." -- Cora Harvey Armstrong

    Speaking of cats and bows: Priscilla, did you see this website that
    somebody posted a couple of days ago? What a HOOT!
    http://www.fluffytails.ca/christmas.asp

    --
    Peter
     
  8. Sherry

    Sherry Guest

    "Priscilla Ballou" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Sherry, I was just looking at the recipes off your webpage (btw, what
    > does TnT mean?), and I saw a reference to coconut FLOUR. I don't think
    > I've heard of coconut flour, as opposed to shredded coconut. Where do
    > you get it?
    >
    > Priscilla, taking a break from preparations for the relatives who are
    > due to descend this afternoon


    TnT is Tried'n'True :)

    I buy the shredded unsweetened coconut from one of my suppliers, then I
    grind it into flour myself but you can get coconut flour online - just
    googled it and came up with
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/coconut_flour.htm ...
    http://www.lowcarbnexus.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/201 ...
    http://www.simplycoconut.com/coconut_flour.htm .

    I have a few more recipes for dishes that I've created and need to add but
    haven't had the time. Hopefully soon :).

    --
    Merry Christmas,
    Sherry
    364/297/195 (4/3/05)
    http://lowcarb.owly.net
     
  9. Roger Zoul

    Roger Zoul Guest

    Sherry <[email protected]> wrote:
    :> "Priscilla Ballou" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    :> news:[email protected]
    :>> Sherry, I was just looking at the recipes off your webpage (btw,
    :>> what does TnT mean?), and I saw a reference to coconut FLOUR. I
    :>> don't think I've heard of coconut flour, as opposed to shredded
    :>> coconut. Where do you get it?
    :>>
    :>> Priscilla, taking a break from preparations for the relatives who
    :>> are due to descend this afternoon
    :>
    :> TnT is Tried'n'True :)
    :>
    :> I buy the shredded unsweetened coconut from one of my suppliers,
    :> then I grind it into flour myself but you can get coconut flour
    :> online - just googled it and came up with
    :> http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/coconut_flour.htm ...
    :> http://www.lowcarbnexus.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/201
    :> ... http://www.simplycoconut.com/coconut_flour.htm .
    :>
    :> I have a few more recipes for dishes that I've created and need to
    :> add but haven't had the time. Hopefully soon :).

    Anyone know who to make LC coconut shrimp? I finally got my hands on my
    shredded unsweetened coconut but don't really know what to do with it.
     
  10. Sherry

    Sherry Guest

    "Roger Zoul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Anyone know who to make LC coconut shrimp? I finally got my hands on my
    > shredded unsweetened coconut but don't really know what to do with it.


    I'm on a very limited budget so we have coconut fish :). I mix the coconut
    with some nut - usually pecan - meal (about 3 parts coconut - I don't
    measure), and coat my fish in it after dipping in beaten egg, then I drop it
    in the deep fryer with the oil at about 425ºF. We love it!

    --
    Happy New Year,
    Sherry
    364/297/195 (4/3/05)
    http://lowcarb.owly.net
     
  11. Sherry

    Sherry Guest

    "Roger Zoul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Anyone know who to make LC coconut shrimp? I finally got my hands on my
    > shredded unsweetened coconut but don't really know what to do with it.


    I'm on a very limited budget so we have coconut fish :). I mix the coconut
    with some nut - usually pecan - meal (about 3 parts coconut - I don't
    measure), and coat my fish in it after dipping in beaten egg, then I drop it
    in the deep fryer with the oil at about 425ºF. We love it!

    --
    Happy New Year,
    Sherry
    364/297/195 (4/3/05)
    http://lowcarb.owly.net
     
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