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post #1 of 39 Old 02-28-2020, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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An Exciting Friday Night Conversation

Poking around yesterday seeing what I may have missed I noticed some where excited about Friday. It's here. Hope all have had a good week. And an even better weekend.

What are your plans? Tonight! Weekend? Supper? I am making tacos. For those newer, that make your own - when I say making I mean open old El Paso kit. But would love to hear from those who make from scratch.

I am hopeful for a good weekend. Must be bad in New York. Aqueduct cancelled yesterday- so far seems to be going today.

We seem to be getting a break from the rain, which I will certainly take.

I am actually ahead of schedule this Friday , everything done And home by noon. Mostly thanks to Remington who was up at the BC of dawn. He was being spoiled even by his standards last night so he didn't get his supper. ( feed twice a day- there was a little in his bowl) So he was anxious for a fresh bowl of chow this morning.

So fire away everyone. Anything and everything.
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post #2 of 39 Old 02-28-2020, 12:39 PM
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I am so thankful it is Friday!! For some reason this week at work has been torture! Our weather has been awesome - it was +9 celsius yesterday so lots of melting. Very icy out there today though.

The temps are supposed to hover around 0 this weekend, so not as warm as it has been, but still pretty mild.

Hmm...supper plans for me? I'm not sure. I might make a lentil soup in the instant pot if I can find a recipe. I might also mix up sourdough buns after work - fresh baked buns are my favorite. I have not been drinking wine lately - since I cannot run I have laid off the alcohol for the last month or two. However, with our spring like weather it makes me want to crack a bottle of rose to enjoy. We shall see.

This weekend will be fairly busy. Tomorrow morning I have riding lesson and I agreed to do an energy session with my instructor afterward. Not sure I am a believer in that stuff though?? I never feel any different afterward.

Sunday I am driving to return a saddle to someone and then making a pit stop to allow someone else to try my saddle on their horse. Buying/selling tack is SO time consuming!! I'll be glad when it is all over with. My (new to me) specialized saddle should arrive next week & I'm practicing patience until it gets here.

Whenever we do tacos @aubie , it is the same thing. However, we did put in the effort a few years ago to make our own homemade spring rolls. It was trial and error and we had fun while doing it. But what a mess - and the ingredients!!!

I do need to take my sleigh around the yard and start picking up the turd nuggets from the dogs. With all the melting we got, there are a lot of them!!!
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post #3 of 39 Old 02-28-2020, 01:31 PM
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Church and work for me this weekend. Got off shift at 8 this morning and went to the gym. Have another job interview in about half an hour. Hopefully it will pay more and they hire me so I can quit the job that keeps screwing me over on hours and scheduling. I won't feel bad at all quitting them.

Grocery store after interview then home to make 3 pepper cornbread for the chili cook-off at church tomorrow.

Supper will probably just be whatever leftovers are in the fridge.

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post #4 of 39 Old 02-28-2020, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Best of luck with the interview.
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post #5 of 39 Old 02-28-2020, 01:40 PM
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We had two good dry sunny days, Thursday and Friday cold northern wind what one might say a lazy wind, it went through rather than around you, but the rest of the week has been wet - today in particular. Absolutely torrential rain driven by a S.W. wind.

Walking the dogs was like walking in a stream most of the way. Poor critters only had about 40 mins rather than 90 and I haven't taken them out this afternoon.

As for supper, might just have a snack later, fish and chip lunch with Aunt.
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post #6 of 39 Old 02-28-2020, 01:58 PM
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Happy Friday...again, thought this day would never get here!

Tacos sound amazing. I had them on Tuesday. Going to my parents after work to pick up a package (I ordered a new halfpad) & they're making burgers, so mmm!!

I am just ready to relax this weekend. No plans, just gonna ride my horse, clean the house, and then RELAX. For once. I feel like lately I'm always on the go or doing something. Just need a weekend to do nothing.

Unfortunately it's cold again (was super nice last weekend, in the 50's!) but I'm OK with that, at least no rain until next week so I'm happy! It did rain twice this week, but nothing major.

@cbar I'm with you on that, work has been torture for me this week too! I hope you have an amazing lesson this weekend! Sourdough buns sound sooo delish! Yummm!!

@myhorserules good luck with the interview!

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post #7 of 39 Old 02-28-2020, 02:57 PM
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No plans this weekend. Just going to piddle around the house and get horses rode.
The weather has been awesome so I am trying to take advantage of it. This week I painted our front door and door casing. Who ever lived here before let their dogs paw the doors and scratched all the paint off. Also white washed a red brick flower bed in front of the house. I'm itching to play in the flower beds and plant but it is still way too soon.
Same as @cbar , making the rounds with the manure fork picking up dog crap out of the yard. Fifty bazillion acres around here and they feel the need to take about 2 steps off the porch to do their business. Lol!

I love tacos! I like to make beef carne asada tacos or if I have the time and ambition pork pastor. We use the little white corn tortillas. But sometimes I can convince hubby to make homemade flour ones. Depending on the style of tacos we might just add onion and cilantro. I like cabbage and radishes on them too with salsa.

Not sure what is for dinner tonight. I thought about making a home made Mediterranean pizza but I forgot to get fresh basil at the store this morning.

@myhorserules good luck!!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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post #8 of 39 Old 02-28-2020, 03:19 PM
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Very happy it's Friday! I mean really happy!! lol I agree with @cbar - It's been a really rough week of work.....

@aubie - I like tacos! I make my own seasoning, I use Alton Brown's Taco Potion #19? It's really good and it lasts a while... Sometimes I'll make my own flour tortillas, haven't tried corn.... I use the seasoning for a marinade for fajitas too. And yeah my coworkers said today was pretty bad up there, they were having to work from home.

@myhorserules - Good Luck!! Fingers crossed you get the job....

And yay on the no rain! None in the forecast! I hope that's the case as then it will get dried up here. Still have mud

Dinner tonight is going to be baked salmon over a salad. This weekend I don't have any plans, I need to really work with Captain and since it's dry I might be able to lunge him under saddle a little. Last time it was wet and he fell.... I felt really bad and mad at myself, glad he wasn't injured, it was a bad fall.
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post #9 of 39 Old 02-28-2020, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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I really like Alton Brown- will look for that.
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post #10 of 39 Old 02-28-2020, 03:50 PM
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This weekend, tomorrow, I may actually be going to look at a house and I've been biting nails about it all day. I've been "thinking" about looking for a while now... finally told myself recently that as soon as I got my taxes done (which I tried to do earlier but due to unforseen circumstances ended up getting rescheduled to next Tuesday) I was going to go talk to a loan officer with a local bank. So... haven't done that yet but one of my barn owners sent me a link to a house that just listed very close to where I work that looks like exactly the kind of thing I'd be looking for. It's a great price for our area too, as long as there's nothing wrong with it obviously... I'm extremely nervous but excited because even if this house isn't "the one", it means I've actually opened up the process of looking for real.

When we do tacos, I buy the hard-shells in a box from whatever brand happens to be convenient but mix my own seasoning. I cook ground turkey with garlic, then add a mix of chili powder, paprika, ground cumin, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. If I don't happen to have garlic to cook with the meat, I'll add onion or garlic powder to the dried seasonings.

If I have them on hand I also like to cut peppers and onions in strips and sautée them really hot to top the tacos with. Then top with sour cream, salsa, some shredded cheese.

Often I'll make a big batch of the taco-seasoned meat and use it throughout a given week for multiple things - tacos, burritos, fried rice dishes, taco salad, etc.

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