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Anyone have a favourite recipe to share?


Deb

plantlust's picture

(post #66600, reply #1 of 39)

There's a Baked Potato Leek soup recipe around here somewhere. I really, REALLY liked it. It also had cheddar & bacon in it<G>.

Decisions, decisions. Potential new job is 5USD/hr more than unemployment but the same pay as 2 jobs ago. ugh

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

debe5t's picture

(post #66600, reply #7 of 39)

The thing that holds me back about that recipe is that I really do not like the taste,smell,etc. of left-over baked potatoes.


In fact I have really tried to like twice baked potatoes but there is that underlying taste for me.I can't really describe it but it is there.


Is it just me?????


Deb


PS:Plantlust knowing your lust for land and your job difficulties right now makes me wish I had pots of money.I have pots of land 300+ acres but '0' money.Just dreaming here but if I could I would have you come look after my gardens and maybe I could get some cows & pigs again.Besides the lack of money I have the lack of physical ability.Like I said just dreaming..........

kathymcmo's picture

(post #66600, reply #2 of 39)

Here are two from FC. Haven't made the first one but the second one is very good, I think it's from one of the Comfort Food compilations


http://www.taunton.com/finecooking/recipes/leek-potato-soup-garlic-toast.aspx


http://www.taunton.com/finecooking/recipes/leek_potato_soup.aspx

debe5t's picture

(post #66600, reply #9 of 39)

Thanks for the suggestions.


Also ,I wanted to say I think you are a great new addition to Cookstalk.I enjoy your posts and your input on the recent kuffle re:sad person,Jeff.


Also I appreciate the time you took to email me.


Can you tell I just came from a memorial service for our 34 yr.old nephew?


Death makes me even more determined to live today and to tell folks when I appreciate them.


Deb

kathymcmo's picture

(post #66600, reply #11 of 39)

Oh dear, that is so young. I'm very sorry for you and your family.

debe5t's picture

(post #66600, reply #12 of 39)

Thanks. 


Deb

Jean's picture

(post #66600, reply #13 of 39)

Condolences to the family, Deb.





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debe5t's picture

(post #66600, reply #14 of 39)

Thanks Jean.After something like this I always feel a need to tell people I love them and that I appreciate small kindnesses  shown to me esp.by my CT family .You or others may remember when I was searching for recipes and methods of food prep a couple of years ago when JL,our nephew,who just died,was having trouble swallowing after radiation.This community (CT) has a powerful ability to help and reach out and I hope this never changes.Just you driving your birthday bus makes me smile from ear to ear.


Deb


 

Jean's picture

(post #66600, reply #15 of 39)

As Meanie always said, 'we're a family, dammit'. :)





Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. Mary Hirsch
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
MadMom's picture

(post #66600, reply #16 of 39)

So sorry about your nephew.  At least he led you to us.  For that you can thank him and curse him (sometimes).  As Jean said, we're a family, damnit...a dysfunctional one at times, but a family nonetheless.



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

debe5t's picture

(post #66600, reply #18 of 39)

One I am glad to be part of. :)


Deb

dorcast's picture

(post #66600, reply #17 of 39)

I'm so sorry! That is much too young.
My thoughts are with you and your family.

Doreen

debe5t's picture

(post #66600, reply #19 of 39)

Thank you.


Deb

drussell's picture

(post #66600, reply #20 of 39)

Sorry to hear about the sad reason for your being away. I have a hard time expressing appropriate sentiments for such occaisions, but hope you and your family accept my condolences.


 

debe5t's picture

(post #66600, reply #21 of 39)

You expressed yourself just fine.Thank you for taking the time ,it is appreciated.


Believe it or not some people told my nephew that his brother was better off(dead that is).


Deb

MadMom's picture

(post #66600, reply #22 of 39)

Deb, that's horrible.  I'm speechless, for once.



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

debe5t's picture

(post #66600, reply #24 of 39)

It is even more appalling that more than one said it.It wasn't a language thing as DN is perfectly bilingual,(Quebec/French).


I am worried about my nephew.He is only a year younger or so than his brother and prone to the stiff upper lip.We stayed with him when we went to Quebec and got lots of hugging in but now I don't know.


Deb


Edited:to add additional info.


Edited 3/30/2008 12:00 am ET by debe5t

drussell's picture

(post #66600, reply #23 of 39)

I'm sorry to hear that. Some people though think that it will bring comfort if there was suffering or if the person was very religious and had gone to "eternal life". Most are trying to say something that they believe will make the recipient feel better. That's why I never know what to say because my intention is to help and it's easy to not say the right  thing. 

debe5t's picture

(post #66600, reply #25 of 39)

I think your intentions are right on and I cannot imagine you saying anything as remotely horrifying.


My nephew had multiple surgeries for brain tumours but otherwise had a quality of life that he met each day with a smile and a joke.


Deb

TracyK's picture

(post #66600, reply #26 of 39)

Oh deb, I am so sorry to hear about your nephew. :-( Will be thinking about you.

CT poster in bad standing since 2000.

debe5t's picture

(post #66600, reply #28 of 39)

Thanks Tracy.It is so very hard for me to make sense of death let alone of a young person.


Deb

debe5t's picture

(post #66600, reply #29 of 39)

Did a grocery shop today and found some nice leeks so will report back when I make the soup.Asparagus soup is also on my 'want to make' list.


Deb

KarenP's picture

(post #66600, reply #30 of 39)

  Condolences, Deb, to you and your  family.  The loss of a child is so devistating. I'm sorry.  Best wishes to you and your family.

debe5t's picture

(post #66600, reply #35 of 39)

Sorry Karen,I missed your message first time around.Thanks ever so much.


I am trying now to figure out what I can do or say for my remaining nephew.We have always been very close and he is also our godson but he tends to bottle things up.I have never had children of my own and  I have been in my DH's nephews' lives since they were 4 & 5,now 33 & 34,it hurts my heart to see them hurting.I phrased that badly as now JL,the older one is the one who died.words are not coming out so clearly tonight,please forgive.


Deb


 

KarenP's picture

(post #66600, reply #36 of 39)

  There is nothing to forgive and there is nothing worse than losing a child, regardless of the age of that child.  I think that you encourage him to grieve as he sees fit, to share his special memories with his brother, and if he wants to talk with or without feedback that you're there for him.  Sometimes an ear is the best thing.  He maybe looking for a lead from you.
   You're all together in this and there is no right or wrong.

debe5t's picture

(post #66600, reply #37 of 39)

Some very good points.In fact last night I wrote him, our nephew, an email emphasizing that I was here for him.Also,I told about some times I wished my favourite Aunt was more supportive but later realized I was expecting her to read my mind that I needed something.Hopefully my note may save him some loneliness and sadness by encouraging him to talk to me.


Thanks again for your thoughts.It is a very confusing time for our families.


Deb


edited to correct spelling


Edited 4/2/2008 1:44 am ET by debe5t

KarenP's picture

(post #66600, reply #38 of 39)

  The dying teach us a lot about living. You're handling it great Deb.  
   Thinking of you and sending good thoughts.

Lazio1954's picture

(post #66600, reply #39 of 39)

So very sorry to hear what your family has been through. Sometimes it's hard to know how to help the people we love through grief. We grieve for ourselves, and for them. Letting him know that you are there for him and staying in touch as you have done will afford him the opportunity to open up when he is ready to share the pain. Your pain, the watching and the waiting... that is gut wrenching. My thoughts are with you.

Silvana

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

Silvana We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill
Syrah's picture

(post #66600, reply #31 of 39)

Deb, my sincerest condolences. Email me if you want to talk.

I believe in champagne...

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained." -Marie Curie

debe5t's picture

(post #66600, reply #32 of 39)

Thanks Syrah.


Deb