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Old 10-19-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Well, around here, it is leaf peeping time and that's much tamer. We drive around looking for colorful trees and we ooooh and ah when we see them. Sometimes we bring the car to a screeching halt, jump out, and take pictures of trees. You have to get out into the country and better still, up into the hills. Then, ideally, you come to a wonderful farm that is selling freshly made apple cider with apple cider donuts. You get carried away and also stock up on maple syrup, local honey, bags of apples, squash, all the fall veggies.
Autumn is coming a little early this year in my neck of the woods. I expect the "peak" for fall foliage will be later this week. Usually fall foliage peaks on Nov. 1st. It's going to be the first chilly night tonight ... up until yesterday I had the windows in my bedroom open and the ceiling fan going.

 
Old 10-19-2014, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Autumn is coming a little early this year in my neck of the woods. I expect the "peak" for fall foliage will be later this week. Usually fall foliage peaks on Nov. 1st. It's going to be the first chilly night tonight ... up until yesterday I had the windows in my bedroom open and the ceiling fan going.
Yep, yesterday we had all the windows and doors open while getting the woodwork stained and stairs polyurethaned. It was balmy lovely autumn. Tonight we have the feather quilts on the beds and the wood stove on. The color foliage show in New England is now through the coming week. Your peak is a bit later I see. The billions of yellow and red leaves are coating our lawns. We decided last year to wait until every last leaf is off the trees before we clean up. Enough of this multiple-weekend effort!
 
Old 10-19-2014, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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There is a current thread in the Exercise and Fitness Forum entitled "Would you do a nude 5K?" Well, how about it, seniors? Assuming you were capable of doing a 5K, even by brisk walking, would you do one nude? At our age, even our birthday suits need ironing, so as a group we may not provide the most uplifting visuals.

My ex-wife and I belonged to a nudist resort for a few years about 35 years ago. It was in between Corona and Lake Elsinore in Southern California and was called Glen Eden. Sign on the fence: "Please bare with us!" I should google it to see if Glen Eden is still there!

Edited to add: Just googled it and it's still there! Seems to be going strong. Perhaps I should visit for old time's sake?
I might do the nude part but not the 5K, lol. Up here, a nude walkabout or runabout at this time of year might result in pneumonia for grandma.

You are definitely, for sure, blowing my mind. You're not who I thought you were.
 
Old 10-19-2014, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I know that I can do better so I'm working on a dinner of baked lentil loaf, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and of course, Ocean Spray canned cranberry sauce.
I can think of few things worse to eat or taste than Ocean Spray canned cranberry sauce, I shudder just thinking about it. Why not get some fresh cranberries (nutritious fresh, tons of Vitamin C) and add fresh grated orange rind? Here's an easy one. Cranberry-Orange Sauce Recipe : Tyler Florence : Food Network
 
Old 10-19-2014, 08:25 PM
 
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Why not get some fresh cranberries (nutritious fresh, tons of Vitamin C) and add fresh grated orange rind? Here's an easy one. Cranberry-Orange Sauce Recipe : Tyler Florence : Food Network
Ha. I did that one year and the entire extended family complained. Some things are just sacred traditions for our bunch, and Ocean Spray whole berry cranberry sauce is one of them.
 
Old 10-19-2014, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Ha. I did that one year and the entire extended family complained. Some things are just sacred traditions for our bunch, and Ocean Spray jellied cranberry sauce is one of them.
OK! But I'll pass.
 
Old 10-19-2014, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Never was a fan of cranberry sauce. My mom had a recipe for it. She also had one for boiled ham, which she served at every holiday meal. Speaking of Thanksgiving, my wife and I decided to do something different this year. We will doing the basics: turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed pototoes, gravy and homemade bread. Everyone else will bring a side dish.
 
Old 10-20-2014, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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Default ..a little non-traditional, but excellent dinner for a crowd.........

Many years ago an "old-native Montanan" showed me how to "fix-up-a venison dinner for 20 to 30 folks................still do it on occasion when my friends & I know of some families that are down-on-their-luck and could use a "main-course" provided, and all that is needed are a few side dishes.

......24 hours before dinner is scheduled, a 3'x4'x5' long pit is dug and filled with Larch & any other "hard-wood" split logs and is kept burning until there is about 20 inches of glowing coals in the bottom of the pit.

A properly "dressed, cleaned" and seasoned with ground black pepper and Sea Salt , (2 to 3 yrs old) White Tail Buck or Doe is: #1: completely "slathered all-over" with a secret, mild, home-made BBQ Sauce,,,,,then wrapped in layers of "cheese-cloth", which are
also completely saturated with the BBQ sauce....................after you've got about 4 layers of the saturated Cheese cloth completely covering the animal.............it is "tied-off" with sufficiant "bailing
wire" to hold the cheese cloth in place, and then wrapped in about 12 layers of newspapers that have been thoroughly saturated with water and also tied in place with Bailing wire.

The animal is then laid on top of the glowing bed of hard-wood coals and the pit is IMMEDIATELY covered with a large section of heavy gauge sheet metal (to seal-off any source of air), the metal is obviously larger than the 3' wide x 5' long pit. .......And a good 6 inches of dirt is piled on top of the metal covering the hole and along the edges......................NO AIR can be allowed to enter the pit.......thus the newspaper cannot burn.

Depending on the size of the animal........usually about 9 to 12 hours is sufficient to thoroughly cook the animal.

In years gone past, my huntin' buddies and I have used a 1/4 elk with great results as well as deer.
 
Old 10-20-2014, 06:06 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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mmmmmm MTGriz, do you serve it with cranberry sauce? That sounds divine.

I made some yesterday, got the berries cheap at the bag it yourself grocery store.

I will admit to narcissism but nobody is going to see the goods except DH. I would do a 5K after my broken toe heals.

Cold this morning, about 28F. It topped out at 47F yesterday, Brrrrrrrrrrr
 
Old 10-20-2014, 08:19 AM
 
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Cold this morning, about 28F. It topped out at 47F yesterday, Brrrrrrrrrrr
Currently 83 here on the ocean in Miami Beach. Does that make you miss Miami, lol?

BTW, to answer your "rep" question from the other board, I went to South Miami High in the early 70s. I actually started at Coral Park for a couple of months because they hadn't finished building South Miami in time for the beginning of the school year. And my Miami roots go back even further; my mother went to Miami High in the 1940s!
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