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by Rockabilly
Fri May 10, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135156

Re: "What's for dinner?"

silk, I did try the strawberries. They are addictive. I didn't add sugar either because I didn't want them gritty. Thank You. I am getting more strawberries tomorrow and what I'd like to do is make a salad with strawberries and balsamic vinegar. Do you think that would work?
by Rockabilly
Mon May 06, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135156

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Rockabilly, have you ever tried strawberries with balsamic vinegar? You hull/chop/slice the strawberries as usual, into a bowl, a little bit of sugar if that's your thing (it is not mine), a teaspoon or two of balsamic, mix, and leave to macerate a while. The balsamic really intensifies the strawbe...
by Rockabilly
Mon May 06, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135156

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Strawberries are in season here so I am making everything strawberry. Last night's dinner was spinach strawberry salad. I made the dressing for the salad. Then we had fresh strawberry pie. I made the crust myself and the filling from fresh strawberries. Then I added whole strawberries to the filling...
by Rockabilly
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I got bravER
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: I got bravER

Good job, Paula, but you had me worried with the ER on the end of "braver".
by Rockabilly
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135156

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could share our food? I would love to try yours, silk.
by Rockabilly
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I got brave
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: I got brave

It is very brave to do something that frightens you. Maybe next time you ride have someone walk beside her leading her. After a few times over the ole bridge it will be nothing to you two.
by Rockabilly
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135156

Re: "What's for dinner?"

We're having wild rice and chicken soup along with a salad. It's a chilly rainy day here. I did make a lemon cheesecake with lemon curd on top and I meant for it to last 3 days; however in this house it did not.
by Rockabilly
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dreams that seem real
Replies: 20
Views: 705

Re: Dreams that seem real

So many of my dreams revolve around Billy. I dream of him often. One of my dreams was that I was walking to the barn and in the paddock was a big dark horse. I said, Billy what are you doing here and he said I just came by for a visit.
by Rockabilly
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How do you end a friendship?
Replies: 20
Views: 958

Re: How do you end a friendship?

I would not invest any part of myself in a relationship like that. I would just take it however it comes. If she wants to talk for a minute I would talk, but I would not go out of my way for her. Closure may gradually happen and I would accept that and let it go.
by Rockabilly
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun thread: What is your super power?
Replies: 22
Views: 696

Re: Fun thread: What is your super power?

I have laser focus and I never give up.
by Rockabilly
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saying good-bye - so hard.
Replies: 18
Views: 693

Re: Saying good-bye - so hard.

This is devastating for a young girl who loves so much. She put her whole heart into her pony and I am very sorry.
by Rockabilly
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135156

Re: "What's for dinner?"

I made apricot walnut Rugelach today and I'm going to make strawberry banana smoothies so that will be our dinner.
by Rockabilly
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135156

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Shrimp Tacos with lettuce, avocado, tomatoes & Jalapenos on white corn tortillas.
by Rockabilly
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Romertopf Clay Cookers
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Romertopf Clay Cookers

Yes, I have one and use it. Makes wonderful roast chicken and braised beef. I think it would also be good for baking bread although I never have. It needs to be soaked in water before you use it.
by Rockabilly
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135156

Re: "What's for dinner?"

:D The second one.
by Rockabilly
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135156

Re: "What's for dinner?"

silk wrote:I thought google would help but Cook's Illustrated has more than one option:

https://www.cooksillustrated.com/articl ... lemon-bars
https://www.cooksillustrated.com/recipe ... lemon-bars



Yes, that is the recipe and well worth making.
by Rockabilly
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135156

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Tonight will be a Broccoli Cheddar Quiche with my homemade crust along with a salad. I made Lemon Bars yesterday and let me tell you about these lemon bars. They are not ordinary. The recipe is from Cook's Illustrated and they are exquisite. They are a bit more work, but very worth it.
by Rockabilly
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Silk comforters?
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: Silk comforters?

Flight wrote:I don’t know, but I liked your story! :)



I love all her stories!
by Rockabilly
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long Overdue Update on The Fixer Upper Farm, The Little Red Barn, and its Residents.
Replies: 23
Views: 1082

Re: Long Overdue Update on The Fixer Upper Farm, The Little Red Barn, and its Residents.

Moutaineer wrote:I want one...



I believe I am one. Must have been in another life.
by Rockabilly
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long Overdue Update on The Fixer Upper Farm, The Little Red Barn, and its Residents.
Replies: 23
Views: 1082

Re: Long Overdue Update on The Fixer Upper Farm, The Little Red Barn, and its Residents.

Thanks for the update and the adorable pictures. I was worried about you.
by Rockabilly
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Is the lady from North Carolina still around?
Replies: 7
Views: 768

Re: Is the lady from North Carolina still around?

So good to hear from you. I love your enthusiasm! I will look forward to an update.
by Rockabilly
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sometimes holidays are difficult
Replies: 17
Views: 815

Re: Sometimes holidays are difficult

Why is life so unfair sometimes?
by Rockabilly
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fit to be tied.... (issue resolved, chemo finished for now)
Replies: 26
Views: 1396

Re: Fit to be tied.... (issue resolved?)

It really takes the owner to be the "squeaky wheel" and advocate for their horse. You are my kind of person because you care so much.
by Rockabilly
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135156

Re: "What's for dinner?"

My starter is easy to make and feed each day. I did make the Cinnamon Raisin bread and I put it in the refrigerator to rise overnight, but I just looked at it and it has risen quite a bit over the edges of the bread pan. I decided I needed to bake it tonight before it becomes like the episode of &qu...
by Rockabilly
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135156

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Well, I've taken on a new project.......sourdough bread. I made my starter last week and fed it everyday. Yesterday I made the dough for the bread, put it in the refrigerator to rise overnight and baked it this morning. Turned out very, very well. Today I will make sourdough cinnamon raisin bread an...
by Rockabilly
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chess Pie
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Chess Pie

I'd never heard of chess pie before Rockabilly mentioned it in the Thanksgiving food post. So I went and looked it up. I made my first one tonight--pineapple and coconut. It is pretty good. Basically a pie crust with fudge in it :) I cut the amount of sugar in the recipe in half though as I'd like ...
by Rockabilly
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saying no without being a jerk. Or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 1386

Re: Saying no without being a jerk. Or not.

kande50 wrote:

Same with BO's and barn mates and riding buddies. What often seems like a great idea at first can turn out to be a major regret in no time.


So Very True. These days I will ask myself, do I really want to get involved in that and continue it on and on? For me the answer is usually no.
by Rockabilly
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fit to be tied.... (issue resolved, chemo finished for now)
Replies: 26
Views: 1396

Re: Fit to be tied.... (long, get ready)

So many comments about reimbursing, but I think it's more about the quality of care. Reimbursing is not the first thing I think of here. It's the care or lack of for her horse.
by Rockabilly
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fit to be tied.... (issue resolved, chemo finished for now)
Replies: 26
Views: 1396

Re: Fit to be tied.... (long, get ready)

I get it. I really get it. I STILL don't like the girl who put Billy's medication in his feed dish. I told her please don't put any medication in his feed dish because he won't eat it. I looked to see if he had eaten and there were pills laying about in the feed dish. I dislike her intensely because...
by Rockabilly
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saying no without being a jerk. Or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 1386

Re: Saying no without being a jerk. Or not.

"I wish I could help, but I'm on a tight schedule today." I like this suggestion best. Say that to yourself a few times until it becomes natural for you. I've been in this situation before with someone who would come to my barn and say I'll take this and this. I never said anything yet I ...
by Rockabilly
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's for Thanksgiving dinner?
Replies: 16
Views: 810

Re: What's for Thanksgiving dinner?

We start Thanksgiving about 2 week before Thanksgiving. I've made a Pumpkin Marble Cake, a Pumpkin Roll cake and I'm going to make a Pumpkin Pie with a Gingerbread crust among other things besides a feast of other things and Old fashion southern dressing is my very favorite.
by Rockabilly
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow
Replies: 28
Views: 1206

Re: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow

Wasn't Roger a lucky little guy. I'm so sorry he's passed away. Bless his sweet little orphan heart that you found each other.
by Rockabilly
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long over due Twins update
Replies: 44
Views: 1919

Re: Long over due Twins update

It makes me feel like it's old home week for friends.
by Rockabilly
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long over due Twins update
Replies: 44
Views: 1919

Re: Long over due Twins update

and Foxy . Foxie was a special horse to many, the interesting thing was she never did the discipline she was purchased for. We had gone back to Kentucky to find an aged English Pleasure horse. But I saw her as a long yearling, she was just special...her eyes would follow me... so I bought her leavi...
by Rockabilly
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 1951

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

I made a roast in my Breville Pot today. It seems to have come out well and is more tender than the traditional oven approach.
by Rockabilly
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135156

Re: "What's for dinner?"

It is a chilly dreary day here so I made a roast in my Breville Pot. First time for that, but it seems to have come out well. I will make gravy with the drippings and mashed potatoes along with green beans.
by Rockabilly
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 1951

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

This is out of season now, but does anyone else make corn broth ? I used to cook it in a stockpot on the stovetop to so-so results. Some times it was great, other times it ended up tasting burnt. But the same concept in the IP yields a rich, flavorful result every single time. I toss the washed inn...
by Rockabilly
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135156

Re: "What's for dinner?"

A nice omelet and apple dumplings for dessert. It was a busy day.
by Rockabilly
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 38
Views: 1936

Re: Lesson rant

Perhaps also suggest auditing a lesson first to see if their "style" matches what you are looking for? As well as asking if the lesson would be taught by jumper rider or someone else. I totally understand your frustration and disappointment in the lesson, such as it was, that you got but ...
by Rockabilly
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 38
Views: 1936

Re: Lesson rant

Oh, I had something similiar happen to me some years ago and I'm not sure if I am over it yet so I understand completely your frustration.
by Rockabilly
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 1951

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

Today was the first day I used my Breville pot after circling it for a couple of days :lol: . I made chicken broth because I use it a lot. I put in a onion, a Honey Crisp apple and 2 bay leaves along with the chicken. Ir was a process and I might say I would use my other stove top method, but I admi...
by Rockabilly
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 1951

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

Tuddy wrote:I think I need to purchase one of these.....


I did a lot of looking and research before I bought one. I bought a Breville Fast Slow Cooker which is a lot more substantial than the Insta Pot I saw at Costco. Now I'm learning how to use it.
by Rockabilly
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135156

Re: "What's for dinner?"

I had to look up what CSA is and I wish I could participate. After a lot of looking and research I have just ordered a Breville Fast Slow Cooker so I am looking forward to trying ti out.
by Rockabilly
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 1951

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

I would be interested. Thanks!
by Rockabilly
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 1951

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

I am about to jump on the Instant Pot train and I wonder if it is a good fit for me. I am a cook everything from scratch kind of cook and baker. I was reading Cook's Illustrated and they say the Fagor brand is much better than the Insta Pot. What do all you cooks think?
by Rockabilly
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Is the lady from North Carolina still around?
Replies: 7
Views: 768

Is the lady from North Carolina still around?

I just can not think of her name, but she is the young woman from North Carolina so excited with her new farm. Her horse had E.P.M. and she rescued another horse. She asked a lot of questions about her farm and how to do things. I wonder if she is still around and if anyone has heard from her.
by Rockabilly
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: OMG! It's a pony
Replies: 10
Views: 766

Re: OMG! It's a pony

I remember having a lesson with Jim Graham and his horse, Rosie (Easter Parade) was in the lower pasture. Rosie was over 17hh. A neighbor's minature horse got loose and in the pasture with Rosie. He tortured Rosie, bit at his knees and chased Rosie all over the pasture until someone had to go and re...
by Rockabilly
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135156

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Tonight was baingan bharta and bhindi masala :D The fried apple pies I've had were pastry not a donut. Is that what yours are, Rockabilly? Fried apple and peach pies are a very southern thing. Sometimes I wonder how the old folks came up with some of these things and what I think, but haven't prove...
by Rockabilly
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135156

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Fresh vegetables are over for us so no more yummy tomatoes. My husband did ask me to make old-fashioned fried apple pies. I made them this afternoon with fresh Granny Smith apples, a bit of butter, a bit of sugar and some cinnamon and nutmeg. I'm sure some of y'all have heard of fried apples pies. ...
by Rockabilly
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135156

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Fresh vegetables are over for us so no more yummy tomatoes. My husband did ask me to make old-fashioned fried apple pies. I made them this afternoon with fresh Granny Smith apples, a bit of butter, a bit of sugar and some cinnamon and nutmeg. I'm sure some of y'all have heard of fried apples pies. D...

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