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Thoughts from the SW/MW

As turkey day approaches... 
Nov. 15, 2011 11:08 am 
Updated: Nov. 17, 2011 7:49 am
Here are some sweet thoughts for you - print this and.....(this is a reprint from a couple of years ago)

Put this on your counter
And as you cook  today
Remember all the great friends
That AR’s bought your way.

I know that my life’s better
For having you to share
The good, the bad, the funny…
Just knowing you are there -
To answer stupid questions,
To give hints and advice
Has made it so much easier
And added zest to life.

I hope that you will think
Of all of us today
And say a little prayer of thanks
That our paths crossed this way.

So raise a glass and make a toast –
To all our friends online.
I know that you will all succeed:
Your feast will be divine!
Safe travels and happy eating!
Nov. 15, 2011 11:11 am
It's amazing when one stops to think about the "family" here on AR. We sometimes spat like a real family, but all in all, we are a pretty good group! I'm still glad you all came into my life via AR!
Nov. 15, 2011 12:07 pm
I already have your Thanksgiving pic/card on my kitchen counter! Wouldn't be a family without some ups and downs!
Nov. 15, 2011 12:27 pm
I have this taped inside my holiday recipe notebook. I can't believe the feeling of camaraderie here. Thanks to you all!
Nov. 15, 2011 3:08 pm
TY SWCHEF!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to another year and another year to be thankful for our blessings, families, friends and foos. I hope this ever is kind.
Nov. 15, 2011 8:00 pm
Very nice. Thank you!
Nov. 16, 2011 5:01 am
I must have missed the first posting of this. Thank you for the reprint! ... GO BLUE!!
Nov. 16, 2011 8:29 am
WAIT...Go Blue?? At this stage of college sports, I don't care who "GOES!" LOL
Nov. 16, 2011 2:57 pm
Love you guys!
Nov. 16, 2011 5:35 pm
That sentiment is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Printing it to include in my AR cookbook of printed recipes!!
Nov. 16, 2011 5:44 pm
You mean that the Buckeye problem wears off? Must be the New Mexico air.
Nov. 16, 2011 7:44 pm
Well said swchef.
Nov. 16, 2011 11:23 pm
hope you have a wonderful day with Mr Swchef and your pet, the road runner:)
Nov. 17, 2011 7:49 am
lol rng. The roadrunners have stopped coming - they do this every fall and then return after nesting in the spring. I think they'd want to be here in the winter when the lizards, snakes and other food sources are more limited!
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Married w/ pets + three kids and six grandkids. Retired after 30 years of teaching grades K-7. Moved to NM 10 years ago. Loved it there. Moved back to Ohio to be closer to family.
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I love to make soups. Chili, beef vegetable, ham and bean,and tortilla soups are our favs. I like casseroles - one dish dinners are the best! I think the slow cooker is about the best cooking aid in my kitchen. I love to try new recipes, that's what makes this a super website; that and all the cool contributors.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Anything I did with my grandmother! Thanksgiving at Grandma's house was the best. She wanted to do it all - and she was a great cook. Making taffy with her was such a treat! I remember the first time she made pizza (from a box). She wasn't too sure about pizza! But in the mid 1950's, none of us midwesterners were too sure about pizza!
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When I was 13, I entered seven different baked goods (mostly cakes) in open class at the fair, competing against adult cooks with great records. I took first place with all but one entry, which got a second place ribbon.
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Looking back over the years, my biggest tragedy was making gravy...but thanks to CindyLepp, it is no longer a challenge! She sent me packets of dry gravy mixes!
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