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Re: Jess’s mess
« Reply #900 on: December 06, 2018, 04:28:07 pm »
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Myranda, my support network has improved dramatically.  Always hold out for hope when you feel there is none!

Hug, Jess

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Re: Jess’s mess
« Reply #901 on: December 07, 2018, 02:55:43 pm »
It’s becoming clearer to me that my sources of support are crumbling. Sad

Wait! What? Not a chance Jess! I'm sorry I haven't been here lately girl. I just had to take care of a few things that took a lot of my time. I've spent the morning catching up on everything I've missed at Susan's.

Here me girl, and hear me good! From one SoCal girl to another NorCal girl, I love you and you have all my support. And don't you forget it!

Big wet sloppy hugs Jess!
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P.S. I'm still catching up hun. I'm a slow reader ;D Oh ya! I'm glad your feeling better now and are able to talk a little. The salt thing is a great idea. Salt seems to be a fix all home remedy that works well for just about everything.
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Re: Jess’s mess
« Reply #902 on: December 07, 2018, 03:25:37 pm »
@Donica

Wait! What? Not a chance Jess! I'm sorry I haven't been here lately girl. I just had to take care of a few things that took a lot of my time. I've spent the morning catching up on everything I've missed at Susan's.

Here me girl, and hear me good! From one SoCal girl to another NorCal girl, I love you and you have all my support. And don't you forget it!

Big wet sloppy hugs Jess!
Donica.

P.S. I'm still catching up hun. I'm a slow reader ;D Oh ya! I'm glad your feeling better now and are able to talk a little. The salt thing is a great idea. Salt seems to be a fix all home remedy that works well for just about everything.

Like salted caramels, peanuts and dogs..... except not language!  That sometimes isn’t.

Hugs and smiles, Jess


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Re: Jess’s mess
« Reply #903 on: December 08, 2018, 03:10:23 pm »
Planted a Meyer Lemon tree in August...... First harvest!!!
These are the lemons I’m using for a pie!



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Re: Jess’s mess
« Reply #904 on: December 08, 2018, 04:11:23 pm »
Planted a Meyer Lemon tree in August...... First harvest!!!
These are the lemons I’m using for a pie!



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Dear Jess:
Nothing better than fresh, just picked citrus...  there are so many neat recipes that include lemon ingredients. 
Your lemon pie sounds very tasty, please be sure to post a photo if you can.

In addition to lemon pie, I make lemon bars, lemon cookies, lemon cake, lemon frosting, and some other recipes that call for lemon zest and lemon juice.

Thank you for sharing,
Hugs,
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Re: Jess’s mess
« Reply #905 on: December 08, 2018, 04:13:26 pm »
I love Meyer lemons! I had one in my back yard until frost killed it.


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Re: Jess’s mess
« Reply #906 on: December 08, 2018, 04:38:39 pm »
Nice to see you sounding positive again Jess


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Re: Jess’s mess
« Reply #907 on: December 08, 2018, 05:19:58 pm »
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Nice to see you sounding positive again Jess


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The truth is Liz, I’m always positive, my battery had been depleted and I needed a recharge!
I may be an Energizer Bunny, but eventually the copper tops need replacing.

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Re: Jess’s mess
« Reply #908 on: December 08, 2018, 07:21:58 pm »
Lemon pie tomorrow,
pumpkin chocolate chip cookies today!



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Re: Jess’s mess
« Reply #909 on: December 08, 2018, 07:23:50 pm »
Pumpkin pie cake too....and yes Megan from scratch



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Re: Jess’s mess
« Reply #910 on: December 08, 2018, 07:58:47 pm »
Jess those look so yummy!   You can't be in too bad of spirits when you can bake like that!!! 

I may not post often but I follow your thread.  I'm glad to hear you're doing well from the surgery.  Please count me among your supporters.
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« Reply #911 on: December 08, 2018, 08:17:36 pm »
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Jess those look so yummy!   You can't be in too bad of spirits when you can bake like that!!! 

I may not post often but I follow your thread.  I'm glad to hear you're doing well from the surgery.  Please count me among your supporters.
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Thank you Judi, I appreciate the support, we all need it sometimes!

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Re: Jess’s mess
« Reply #912 on: December 09, 2018, 01:08:26 am »
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Dear Jess:
Wow-zers....   all of that baking that you are doing and making the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies and the Pumpkin Pie Cake  .... looks very delicious for sure.... and the Lemon Pie is coming next.... 

I love this time of year with all the Holiday Events, Meals, and all the baked treats....   great for the taste buds but perhaps not so good for the waist-line...  no better way to lift one's spirits. 

Thank you for sharing your baking adventures with all of us.
Hugs and happy eating!!!
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Re: Jess’s mess
« Reply #913 on: December 09, 2018, 04:24:21 am »
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The truth is Liz, I’m always positive, my battery had been depleted and I needed a recharge!

Just get some Gatorade and top off the electrolytes, and you can charge ahead.


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Re: Jess’s mess
« Reply #914 on: December 09, 2018, 10:28:59 am »
That's it! All these cookies, pies and cakes! I'm baking something tonight. I don't know what yet but I'm baking something!
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« Reply #915 on: December 09, 2018, 10:40:30 am »
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That's it! All these cookies, pies and cakes! I'm baking something tonight. I don't know what yet but I'm baking something!

Awesome Donica, if you’re able to post a pic, I will virtually enjoy the wafting aroma and drool on my keyboard!

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Re: Jess’s mess
« Reply #916 on: December 09, 2018, 10:49:12 am »
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Just get some Gatorade and top off the electrolytes, and you can charge ahead.


Stephanie

Thank you Stephanie for your  advice.  I though abhor the taste of Gatorade!  I personally have a revulsion to processed foods of any type and only consume organic.  It’s my own quirk and I hold no judgement for those that do not feel the same.
Your last meal you shared on your thread look absolutely wonderful and I could taste it just by looking at it.  Enjoy life to the fullest Stephanie!  I know you do and will.

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Re: Jess’s mess
« Reply #917 on: December 09, 2018, 12:03:12 pm »
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Thank you Stephanie for your  advice.  I though abhor the taste of Gatorade!  I personally have a revulsion to processed foods of any type and only consume organic.  It’s my own quirk and I hold no judgement for those that do not feel the same.
Your last meal you shared on your thread look absolutely wonderful and I could taste it just by looking at it.  Enjoy life to the fullest Stephanie!  I know you do and will.

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Jess, the commercial electrolyte drinks are largely water, citric acid, sugar and salt.  It’s pretty easy to make your own version that replaces lost salt, tastes good and carries less sugar.

Try this for a starting point, and tweak as you’d like:

3 cups water
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
3 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp salt

Toss all ingredients in a blender and mix well. Enjoy chilled or over ice.
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Re: Jess’s mess
« Reply #918 on: December 09, 2018, 12:03:50 pm »
Your last meal you shared on your thread look absolutely wonderful and I could taste it just by looking at it.  Enjoy life to the fullest Stephanie!  I know you do and will.

I do try, but I often have to remind myself while it’s actually happening just how incredible things can sometimes be. If I don’t make a conscious effort to actually take note of such things they just wash right over me and sometimes overwhelm my senses, so I only get the full effect later when I think back on what I’d done.

I suppose that’s a lesson for everyone. Try to appreciate every minute while it’s happening. The actual event is here and gone in an instant, so enjoy the here and now. You’ll have the rest of your life to relive and re-love the memories.


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Jess’s mess
« Reply #919 on: December 09, 2018, 04:55:36 pm »
Here’s the pie!
Tart and sweet. 
The lemons were exceptionally juicy!
It still needs to cool, then a few hours in the fridge, afterwards the lemon zest whipped cream topping!




The pie crust was made by my sweetie.  This is her third one she has made.  I did the easy part with the filling.






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