Are y'all ready for Easter?

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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Murfreesboro » Sat Apr 06, 2024 9:01 pm

I expect they'll be better than that artsy crafty thing I described above.

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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Andybev01 » Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:13 pm

I bought two after easter chocolate bunnies today.
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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Murfreesboro » Mon Apr 08, 2024 10:07 pm

The grocery store we frequent was cleared out of Easter candies by Easter afternoon. However, I did snag an Easter lily with five unopened buds for $1.40 on Easter Monday.

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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Andybev01 » Wed Apr 10, 2024 10:58 am

And...cue my allergies.
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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Murfreesboro » Wed Apr 10, 2024 9:25 pm

Aww, through the internet, Andy?

I attended choir practice at church tonight for the first time since Easter. There were only five of us who showed up, out of thirteen. Everybody else, including my husband, was out sick. Allergies are brutal in April around here, and allergies set you up for respiratory infections.

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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Andybev01 » Thu Apr 11, 2024 4:01 am

(Knocks on wood) even when I was a smoker I didn't suffer from respiratory issues.

I drove past a field of 4-5' tall ragweed today and it was probably psychosomatic but I sneezed pretty hard despite the fact that my car has HEPA filtration in the cabin.

Your choir situation sounds like an opening scene from 'The Stand' where King described the rapid de-population of humans on the outset of the flu.
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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Murfreesboro » Thu Apr 11, 2024 7:35 am

Lol. Well, I hope it doesn't get as bad as that.

Around here, I think of ragweed as an autumnal thing. Spring pollens for us are trees and flowers. Fall pollens are grasses and weeds. Either one can be really tough, but in recent years I think the spring allergies have been worse.

My husband's sister was seriously ill with allergies in her childhood. It affected where the family chose to live as well as her diet, because even today she cannot eat a whole host of foods. No milk, no eggs, no potatoes, no chicken. I don't know how she even cooks.

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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Andybev01 » Thu Apr 11, 2024 12:13 pm

I use all four of those ingredients on a regular basis, and I would be sad to not be able to.
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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Murfreesboro » Thu Apr 11, 2024 8:14 pm

Yes, in her adulthood my daughter, who resembles her aunt, seems to have been developing dietary sensitivities similar to those of her aunt. When we have baked potatoes, she eats sweet potatoes. She still eats cheese, but she has to watch out about eggs and chicken. Now, both she and her aunt are fine with turkey.

My daughter says she wants to eat a Mediterranean diet. She thinks much of that would agree with her. Clean and fresh.

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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Andybev01 » Fri Apr 12, 2024 3:28 am

A sweet (white, not orange/yam) potato is certainly better than a russet any day.

I brush the skin with olive oil and sprinkle it with kosher salt and paprika before baking.

Delicious.
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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Murfreesboro » Fri Apr 12, 2024 10:14 am

My daughter likes hers with butter and cinnamon, but I bet she'd like a good olive oil, too.

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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Andybev01 » Sat Apr 13, 2024 9:15 pm

It is lower in fat and darn tasty.

Peanut oil is good as well.
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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Murfreesboro » Sun Apr 14, 2024 8:32 am

I don't think I've ever bought peanut oil, though I believe I've heard it's good for cooking at high temps. Certainly I like peanuts.

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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Andybev01 » Fri Apr 19, 2024 12:10 pm

It makes the tastiest French fries.
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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Murfreesboro » Fri Apr 19, 2024 12:24 pm

My husband is all into the air fryer now. We haven't had anything deep fried in longer than I can count. I guess it's better for our health, but not for our taste buds.

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