Improvisation

@just4him (300663)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
February 12, 2024 2:07pm CST
Good afternoon. I like Dark Chocolate Dove Promise chocolates. One quote says, 'If you can't go right, go left. I've done a bit of that today. I'm halfway through the preparations for today's dinner party. I have the apple crisp out of the oven. Instead of broccoli, I'm serving caramelised carrots. The potatoes are ready to cook. The carrots are ready to go in the oven. I cracked the peppercorns. If I don't have enough, I can grind more. The filet mignon is ready. All I need to do is prep it. I'll do it soon. It's going on two p.m. They will be here at six. I just took the garbage down and brought up the coffeepot from the community room. I know timing is everything and I hope the timing is perfect and I don't jump the gun in getting it all ready. I just finished pealing the garlic. That was fun. I never did that before either. I set the table, so I don't need to do it later. By the way, I never made caramelised carrots before either. Today is rife with a few firsts. It should be fun as it comes together. The only thing I have made before is cheesy mashed potatoes. It's going to be a fun dinner party. Have you experienced any firsts recently? Thanks for reading. The image belongs to me.
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• Rupert, Idaho
12 Feb
Sorry that not everything has gone to plan, and some things have changed....but that's good to be prepared and have a lot of the things completed. I can't think of any recently
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Feb
It's good I could improvise. It makes for an interesting dinner.
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• Rupert, Idaho
14 Feb
@just4him That is good that you could. And interesting can be good
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Feb
@MommyOfEli2013 Yes, it can and did.
@kaylachan (54446)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 Feb
I've had to learn a whole set of things to manage my husband's health. We're getting him switched to a new, easier to manage, blood thinner. We'll both be happy about that. Peg tube feedings are fun, and George is getting to where he is tolorating them at the very least.
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@kaylachan (54446)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 Feb
@just4him I think George will, too. The less I have to say 'no' to, the better for him.
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Feb
I'm glad you're learning to manage his health. I'm glad you're switching to an easier to manage blood thinner.
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Feb
@kaylachan That's good.
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@BarBaraPrz (45014)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
12 Feb
You had to mention chocolate... now I want some, too.
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@BarBaraPrz (45014)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
12 Feb
@just4him Good for you!
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Feb
I have half a bag.
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@LadyDuck (451701)
• Switzerland
13 Feb
I am sure I did, I am thinking what I made for the first time... Now I remember! Small panettoni/muffins, they are delicious, I will make more often.
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@LadyDuck (451701)
• Switzerland
14 Feb
@just4him They are not difficult to make, all purpose flour, baking soda, skimmed milk, vegetable oil, orange peel, lemon peel, sugar and raisins.
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Feb
@LadyDuck Yes, it would be easy to make. They sound interesting.
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Feb
Those sound good. What is in them or how are they made?
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@RasmaSandra (71609)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 Feb
I hope you had a great dinner party, No firsts here, Well, actually I guess my cats are experiences firsts. They just went through 16 lbs of dry cat food with fish, Now I have new cat food for them with meat and poultry, They are trying to decide if this is good or bad, I have informed them that either they like it or they don't eat. I like to change their menu around and usually after a few days they adjust,
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Feb
They'll be here soon. I have everything ready except the filets. I've been told to wait until they get here to get those ready so they will be hot and done the way they like.
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@thelme55 (76270)
• Germany
13 Feb
Your food is delicious. I like caramelised carrots. No, I have not done any first lately.
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Feb
Thank you. I'm glad you like them too.
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Feb
@thelme55 I hope you have a nice day too.
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@thelme55 (76270)
• Germany
16 Feb
@just4him You are welcome. Have a nice day.
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@GardenGerty (156347)
• United States
13 Feb
It sounds like you have planned well. I hope you get to relax and enjoy your guests.
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Feb
I did, thank you. It was a perfect evening.
@celticeagle (156433)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Feb
Sounds like a very good dinner you have planned. First time I canceled my cable.
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Feb
Thank you. I'm hoping it all turns out well. That's a good first.
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@celticeagle (156433)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Feb
@just4him ........Enjoy.
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Feb
@celticeagle It was wonderful, thank you.
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@Juliaacv (47959)
• Canada
12 Feb
I think that your menu sounds delicious. I hope that your guests enjoy themselves, they will have excellent company.
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@Juliaacv (47959)
• Canada
12 Feb
@just4him Have fun!
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Feb
@Juliaacv Thank you.
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Feb
Thank you. I'm excited. They'll be here soon.
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@TheHorse (201871)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Feb
Enjoy! I hope things go well.
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Feb
I did, thank you. It went very well.
@Dena91 (15561)
• United States
13 Feb
It's good that you are able to improvise as needed. Hope you all have a wonderful time together. I can't think of any firsts lately.
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Feb
It was a perfect evening. They just left taking leftovers with them. Thank you.
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@Hannihar (128890)
• Israel
13 Feb
@just4him I hope you enjoy or enjoyed your dinner party. I cannot remember if experienced any firsts lately. You are welcome for reading.
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Feb
Thank you. It was a good evening.
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@Hannihar (128890)
• Israel
14 Feb
@just4him You are welcome and glad it was a good evening.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
13 Feb
I hope the dinner party turned out perfectly. No firsts here recently. Have a good day.
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Feb
Yes, it did. Thank you. Have a good day too.
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Feb
@LindaOHio You're welcome.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
13 Feb
@just4him Thank you very much.
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@sarik1 (6525)
13 Feb
It is sounds nice dinner planned. have a great day.
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Feb
It was. Thank you.
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@snowy22315 (166910)
• United States
12 Feb
I think you are brave making these recipes you haven't tried before. I hope they all come out well. One thing even if they weren't delicious...the minister and his wife are not going to make any negative comments...I am sure it will all be good though..wish I was there!
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Feb
Thank you. So far, the only thing I'm not surprised about is the caramelized carrots. 25 minutes isn't long enough to cook them. So, they're back in the oven. The potatoes are ready. I only need to mash them. They're still on the stove in the pan. I have four filets and three people for dinner.
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@wolfgirl569 (91880)
• Marion, Ohio
12 Feb
Your dinner will be perfect.
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Feb
That's what I'm hoping. They'll be here soon.
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@Elizaby (6901)
• Pensacola, Florida
12 Feb
I am experimenting with new side dishes that come to mind such as roasted broccoli with shredded parm cheese and butter
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Feb
That sounds good.
@NJChicaa (115055)
• United States
12 Feb
Have fun!
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@just4him (300663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Feb
It should be fun. Thank you.
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