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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Scraps and Snippets ~ More in My Repetoire...

Thanks to Groupon or Living Social or whatever site I purchased from, I got a Barnes and Noble gift card for not quite 1/2 price. The bad news was that it didn't come before Christmas. The good news: it became mine.


I bought at Barnes and Noble online so I got free shipping and some good deals (spent $11 more than the card, but overall, win. win. win I got three cookbooks for $26 total.)


I bought:


I made two recipes in Vegan on the Cheap. I think I'm going to really like it. She has a recipe for Vegan Pot Roast (Seitan) with potatoes, veggies etc. Pretty tasty. Not exactly roast beef like in texture or flavor but close enough. I may have to add a little something-something next time around. Celery would help, which I didn't have. I also made her pie crust and made little bittie chicken pot pies with it (my recipe, not hers). I'll post that recipe soon. So. Two recipes that are keepers with a touch of tweaking, out of two recipes. 
I've thumbed through the other two and think I'll find some keepers there, too. Time will tell. I'm thinking quick-fix could be just the ticket some night. 


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