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  1. I like this one https://www.target.com/p/stainless-steel-basting-spoon-threshold-153/-/A-16224329
  2. Mmmm This is sounding promising. What veggies would you put with it? The frozen chicken nuggets weren't about the breading; they were about the ease of preparation and neutral go-with-anything flavor.
  3. What do you mean by hard to get into? Really high academic standards and rigorous prerequisites? or Really popular, so there is a waiting list and/or a lottery? or something else? Maryanne
  4. I've never in my life fried chicken or anything else remotely similar. (yeah I know that makes me weird) The chicken nuggets are pre-made, and I just heat them on a baking sheet in the oven. I'm pretty sure frying chicken would take the same large burner as the soup, though. I would definitely be interested in more information or a recipe for the roasted chicken thighs. Thanks, Maryanne
  5. I've noticed the same thing. It's ok to talk about how many points (goals, baskets, runs) your kid scored at the game last weekend, but if you bring up the 95 they got on their math test last week it's bragging. I think clever falls under this same bias.
  6. I'm struggling with menu combinations. How do you decide what dishes to put together to make a meal? Are there any websites or blogs that have good advice. Right now I'm trying to figure out ideas to go with soups. Some soups are complete meals in themselves, like vegetable beef soup. But, what about the ones aren't a complete meal? For example, I make a corn chowder that contains corn, milk, chicken broth, bacon and onion. My family eats it really well, but it's mostly carbs. Also it takes a whole lot of it to fill up ds who is 16, active, and eats a lot. I've been serving it with fr
  7. From the linked article: "But New London police interviewed only candidates who scored 20 to 27, on the theory that those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training." So how is discriminating against people with high IQs because they could get bored on the job any different from discriminating against women because they could get pregnant or choose to leave the work force to raise a family? Do average IQ people never get bored and change jobs? It really blows me away that this sort of discrimination is legal!
  8. The last time I did a Cajun meal, we had Cajun grilled chicken, cajun rice pilaf, steamed asparagus, hollandaise sauce, and pina colada sweet potatoes. When I'm serving a spicy flavorful meal like Cajun, I look for simple sides with a hint of sweetness like carrots, sweet potatoes, sweet peppers etc. Looking forward to seeing what others do.
  9. What about something like this http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-Stainless-Steel-Burner-Cover-4pk/19857911 I have set of these and use the smaller ones to heat foods in my toaster oven almost daily. The larger ones don't fit my toaster oven but seem like they'd work just as well in a larger oven.
  10. I don't think race would affect my opinion, but other factors would: Guy (any race/ethnicity) with visible gun in holster/case going about ordinary-looking business (buying groceries, pumping gas, waiting patiently in line somewhere, etc): ok Guy (any race/ethnicity) with gun in hand looking around at crowd: scary Guy (any race/ethnicity) in mask: scary
  11. This thread and the one about Thanksgiving have been interesting to follow and have given me a lot to think about. As best as I can tell maybe the equivalent for me would be a group of frat boys, atheists, or any other group of non-Christians getting together and setting up a baptismal pool and taking turns dunking each other to mock the Christian ritual of baptism. The thing is even though I'm Christian and baptism is pretty significant religious ritual to me, the only part of a mock-baptism that would bother me would be if they actually said "In the name of the Father, and of the Son a
  12. I think of teal as a little lighter/brighter and greener than the linked sweater, more like this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tealwhich I think would be a more flattering color for you than the sweater. If the picture in your avatar is you, than your coloring looks similar to mine. I can't tell from the picture what color your eyes are; mine are brown, my hair is dark blond, and I look good in warm colors. I can wear teal (but turquoise is better). I would wear coral lipstick and warm brown eye shadow and it would work for me because teal and coral are complementary colors. So if it w
  13. Wow! Ok. I didn't know I was asking such a controversial question. First, a little more information: The nickname is very cute and seems appropriate for the real name, but neither the real name nor the nickname are quite as common or standard as Margaret & Maggie. A speech impairment is not the only SN this girl has, but I don't know if the speech issues are in addition to other SNs or a symptom of a larger SN or if it even matters. Would it be ok if I start using the nickname with her and waited to see what, if any, reaction the Mom has? I want to treat the little girl right, but
  14. At one of the activities my dc and I attend there is a girl who is maybe 5-7 years old who attends as a tag along with an older sibling participating in the activity. I'm just getting started getting to know the family so I don't know any specifics of the girls special needs. Last time we met, the girl spontaneously came up and hugged me, and my heart just melted. I don't think of myself as especially huggable. Anyway I asked her name and she told me her name was <nickname>, but her mother who was nearby told me "no her name is <firstname>. <Nickname> is just how she says
  15. This is an interesting question to ponder... More generically the question is at what point does doing business with or recommending a specific product or service constitute endorsement of unrelated goals/beliefs/actions of the individual/company. I have more questions than answers... Does recommending a specific A Beka reading or grammar program constitute endorsement of all of A Beka doctrines/beliefs/goals or even any other A Beka curriculum item? Does a book recommendation constitute an endorsement of everything the author believes or does? or even everything in the book
  16. Thank you for acknowledging that it is an issue for those of trying to accommodate other people's allergies. It's not always an easy simple substitution. As I posted in a previous post I once spent quite a bit of time and effort, including multiple trips to multiple grocery stores, hunting down single serve prepackaged hummus so that my daughter could eat without endangering someone's life. I'm just glad I had the time, money, and transportation to do it. Not everyone does. It is an issue. It just isn't as big an issue as someone dying.
  17. I usually stay out of contentious threads like this one, but after reading most/maybe all the posts I can't help myself. First a personal anecdote: A few years ago I signed my dd up for a week of summer camp in which parents were asked to provide lunch and 2 snacks for their dc. Parents were also asked to avoid common allergens in the camp info, but no specific allergens were listed. To me common allergens are these: peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, wheat/gluten, and eggs, so I set out to find foods for my daughter to take to camp that didn't include these items. At the time my dd did not eat
  18. What a lovely name. And, in just 3 names she is named after: her mother Catherine Elizabeth her aunt Philippa Charlotte her paternal grandfather Charles her paternal grandmother Diana her maternal grandmother Carole Elizabeth and of course her great grandmother Elizabeth ... not mention many other royals in the family tree.
  19. StarKist Tuna Lunch-To-Go http://www.amazon.com/StarKist-Light-Lunch-4-1000-Ounce-Pouches/dp/B00374WJFA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429799667&sr=8-1&keywords=Tuna+Lunch+To+Go cheese & crackers baby carrots, actually I would think that most fresh fruits and veggies would be fine w/o refrigeration until lunch time. single serve containers of canned fruits and veggies-sometimes the groceries around here will have 6-packs of single serve cooked/canned green beans or peas similar to the individual containers of applesauce and other fruits that are more common. Ds (15) w
  20. "You may not have any more carrots until you have finished your pizza." Said when ds was probably 18 months old and would eat nothing but cooked carrots if allowed.
  21. We like: medium cheddar on white or light wheat bread medium or sharp cheddar on rye with a hint of garlic mozzarella on tomato basil bread all with butter on the outside
  22. Since I don't know of anyone in real life actually trying to reproduce a classical education from the ancient world or even from the Middle Ages or Renaissance, I tend to think of Classical as it used nowadays as content-based and focused on Latin and Great Books and Neoclassical as method-based developing the skills of the Trivium without necessarily including the Classical content. I do not see them as mutually exclusive so any particular implementation might have elements of both. I think that Neoclassical, as I have defined it, could be used along with more modern or global content, whil
  23. I'm not sure how you pronounce it, but when I see Annaliese, I hear it in my head as Annaleezah, which makes all three names 4 syllables with an "L" sound somewhere in the middle and an "uh" sound at the end. So I would continue that pattern. It's a more subtle pattern that won't jump out at everyone, but makes the names sound good together. I especially like Julianna or Cecilia. Some other the names that work well would be Amelia, Carolina, Elinora, Natalia, Eliana and more.
  24. I'm so sorry. :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:
  25. Please hear this in the gentlest most tactful voice you can imagine, but I think you may have marriage problem that needs to be solved before you solve the homeschool problem. What I see in these bolded bits: 1. You work full time (I assume out of necessity) 2. Your dh decided that your ds would be homeschooled 3. Your dh can't homeschool ds himself 4. Your dh refuses to consider a learning disability dx and appropriate help. 5. Your dh is undermining your authority to homeschool by not enforcing consequences. 6. Your ds knows all of this and is taking advantage of it. I think your d
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