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Jan 2nd 2018, 8:37 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: Mincemeat, Where Art Thou?

I have used this one in the past.

https://www.davidlebovitz.com/the-mince-that-made-my-butcher-wince/

I can get candied peel but only during the holidays. It’s usually hidden at the end of an...
Jan 2nd 2018, 7:58 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: Mincemeat, Where Art Thou?

I can buy at both my local supermarkets here in Houston: HEB and Kroger. The brand I see most often is None Such. Just made mincemeat empanadas with the rest of the jar or as we decided to call...
Dec 23rd 2017, 8:33 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,141
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: Google home

Yes I just listen through her, hubby connects her to the surround sound system occasionally. Not having to shout upstairs multiple times is a wonderful thing!
Dec 22nd 2017, 10:55 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,141
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: Google home

We have 2 Amazon Echo's, 2 Nests, 4 wemo sockets, 1 wemo light switch, philips hue bulbs and a harmony hub and remote. No problems with our Echo's so far, would highly recommend. It’s easy enough...
Forum: USA
Dec 12th 2017, 2:12 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,877
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: Tips for Trader Joes

I'be seen it but wasn’t really sure what it was, I'll try one next time if they have them 👍🏻
Forum: USA
Dec 9th 2017, 3:03 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,877
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: Tips for Trader Joes

Oh yes you have to remember to take them out. I’m often in bed at night weighing up the pros and cons of getting back up to take a couple out for the morning. Wait till you see them in the morning...
Forum: USA
Dec 6th 2017, 4:56 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,877
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: Tips for Trader Joes

Chocolate Brooklyn Babka
Sliced French Brioche
Everything but the Bagel Seasoning
Lemon Curd
Chicken Tikka Samosas (frozen)
Pepper Jelly
Cookie Butter
Chocolate Croissants (frozen)
Chicken...
Forum: USA
Oct 31st 2017, 3:39 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,800
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: Bank account

We also started out with Chase using hubby's work address, was 9 years ago though maybe they have changed the rules.
Forum: USA
Sep 27th 2017, 2:32 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,894
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: Decent Womens/Teen Girl Clothes Stores

I too am mid 40's, I've almost given up going clothes shopping over here, I hate it, most stores seem to be a jumble, don’t always have my size and it takes too long. I see something advertised or...
Sep 23rd 2017, 4:01 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 5,559
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: On the subject of Aldi... who shops there?

We have H-E-B here in Texas and they are my go-to shop, I have 2 within 2 miles and an H-E-B plus about 8 miles away. I can do a full week shop there no problem. We do have a Kroger but it's an old...
Sep 23rd 2017, 12:34 pm
Replies: 363
Views: 29,987
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: Harvey

That's really bad, like you say I have heard of people saying they have their FEMA money already. The fact that you are having to wait is disgraceful.
Sep 22nd 2017, 8:33 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,714
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: What age were you when...?

I was 35, hubby was 39, kiddo was 9. That's when hubby was offered the job, it hadn't really been on the radar prior to that so it was what it was. It was a good age for The Dude though as he...
Sep 19th 2017, 9:18 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: Any architects on here?

Hopefully he will find a balance. He wants to be there to get to know the students plus all his 'stuff' is there but then he has to drive home late or stay over which I know he will not want to do. ...
Sep 19th 2017, 4:54 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: Any architects on here?

He's doing his Bachelor of Architecture at The Gerald D Hines College of Architecture at University of Houston. He stayed at home and in-state to save money. It's a 5 year course and we are hoping...
Sep 19th 2017, 2:36 am
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: Any architects on here?

It might when we can't get AutoCAD or Illustrator to work.
Sep 19th 2017, 12:46 am
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: Any architects on here?

LOL, I won't ask you for gardening tips then. So far it appears to be an intensive course, I'm not sure he knew what he had signed up for. Already some of the kids have pulled all nighters :ohmy:. ...
Sep 18th 2017, 6:56 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Any architects on here?

...or former architect students. The Dude is a month into his Uni course and it would be nice to have a brain to pick occasionally.
Sep 14th 2017, 11:19 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 5,743
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: It's official...Christmas is around the corner

July 24th aisles of decorations in At Home and Hobby Lobby is full of Christmas stuff including trees.
Sep 14th 2017, 4:34 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Sep 12th 2017, 10:18 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 2,622
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: When and where did you meet your spouse?

June 23 1990, it was a set-up. At my aunts house, he was putting in an electric shower for her and I was invited down with my mum for tea. I was 17, he was 21 and my aunt is married to his uncle. ...
Forum: USA
Sep 8th 2017, 4:35 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,464
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: Family meal planning

Unless it's dual voltage or you plan on using a transformer no, but the good news is you can buy a new slow cooker for about $20. Apparently instant pots are the new rage, basically an electric...
Forum: Caribbean
Sep 5th 2017, 7:11 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,057
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: Hurricane Irma

...and from another in Houston, thinking of you all in the islands and also Florida.
Forum: USA
Sep 4th 2017, 11:10 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,464
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: Family meal planning

I have a Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker and always use the low setting and long cooking times, I don't think I have ever used high.

Minced Beef - I have tried the logs and yes they are mushy, the...
Sep 1st 2017, 2:47 pm
Replies: 363
Views: 29,987
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: Harvey

I haven't been near a shop, I stocked up last Thursday and we are still OK for a day or two, then the milk will run out and from what I hear from the neighbours it's being guarded by store staff. We...
Aug 31st 2017, 2:40 am
Replies: 363
Views: 29,987
Posted By ChocolateBabz

Re: Harvey

What a difference a day makes. Our water has receded and by tomorrow we should be safe to get out of our neighbourhood. I can't quite wrap my head around the scale of what Houston has just been...
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