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  • in reply to: Crockpot Cherry Dump Cake #443792

    @rott440 336876 wrote:

    went camping last weekend, made the cherry dump cake for desert…. everyone loved it!!

    i was just about to say that this bakes great in a cast iron dutch oven with hot coals on top and around the sides. it was delicious!

    in reply to: OT: Teens & Sex- what would you do? #443790

    Tina, thank you so much for your advice. My son was supposed to go with me when I went to pick up his gf yesterday morn but he overslept, so I decided to pick her up without him. I made small talk with her for a little bit and then told her that I wanted to ask her a personal question that she was in no way required to answer.

    i asked her if she was on birth control and she replied that she was. i told her that i suspected they’d taken their relationship to the next level and that my son had flat out denied it. she told me matter of fact that they sure had and that they were being careful.

    we talked about her relationship with her family (her parents in particular) and i told her that while we don’t condone their choice, we don’t condemn them for it either and just want them to be careful and responsible so that no one gets hurt or ends up with more responsibility than they can handle. she told me that she and my son had discussed things at length and she told him that he should just come tell me the truth, not try to hide it. i was surprised that the conversation was as easy flowing as it was and she didn’t seem the least bit put off by it.

    for the first time ever ever ever the lady looked me in the eye at the dinner table. i think she was actually relieved not to be hiding things from us. my husband is not overly happy with the situation, but i remember from high school all the kids that had sex where ever and whenever they could, in the bathrooms, under the bleachers during school hours, in the parking lot in a car with tinted windows, etc etc.

    this parenting thing is just not easy, no matter how you look at it!

    in reply to: Tootsie Rolls #443751

    Oh wow, it never occurred to me that I could make these myself! Thank you for sharing your recipe, I can’t wait to give these a go and see how they taste!

    in reply to: BBQ Bash- What’s your Favorite Recipe/Tip? #443749

    Sometimes I make something called Carrot Hummus, it’s a dip for veggies and crackers that is made out of carrots and garbanzo beans. It’s really good, healthy and cheap to make.

    Easy Carrot Hummus Dip
    1 cup chopped carrots
    1 15 – ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
    1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    2 cloves garlic, quartered
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley

    Cook the carrots (boil them) then drain and combine all the ingredients (except parsley) in a blender or processor until smooth. Pour/spoon it into a serving bowl, sprinkle with parsley. Refrigerate a couple hours before serving for the flavors to mix well.

    Servings Per Recipe 16, cal. (kcal) 60, pro. (g) 2, sodium (mg) 124, Starch () 1, carb. (g) 8, chol. (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 2, Carb Choice () 1, sat. fat (g) 0, Fat () 1, fiber (g) 2

    My husband makes a dish he calls,

    Schweddy Balls (Sorry! Not my idea!)
    1 big jar grape jelly
    2 small jars chinese chili sauce
    2-3 #’s of Frozen Meatballs (I make these all the time and freeze them in batches, but you could use a bag of frozen meatballs in a pinch).

    Combine everything in a crockpot and heat on high 3-4 hours, Or bring the sauce/jelly to a light boil over medium heat in a big saucepan, add the meatballs, heat through. Serve.

    When the garden is growing well I like to serve Cucumber Salad. :neener:

    Cucumbers (peeled & cut into slices , purple onions, tomatos, feta, and a bottle of Italian dressing.

    Well, those are my suggestions and ideas, thanks for reading this far!

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