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10/12/2019 Mowgli AMPS 227 +3 198 +5 133 +7 110 +9 104 +11 101 *Pic* PMPS 103 + 1 131 +3 149 +5 140

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by AmandaE, Oct 12, 2019 at 12:44 PM.

  1. AmandaE

    AmandaE Well-Known Member

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    Another Lemon start today, but we are already surfing at the beach so I'm into it.

    The kids are being major soft cuties this weekend, I have proof!

    Mowgli - being a soft cutie:
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    Nyxie - being a soft cutie:
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    Together they’re my SCPBAs (soft cutie precious baby angels) bless em!

    Hope everyone is having a great weekend and that my co-Canadians have already got their turkeys! I'm going to try making a pumpkin pie for the first time this weekend... does anyone have any tips? my family usually does apple crisp or apple pie so I'm a little nervous to try pumpkin for the first time
     
  2. MrWorfMen's Mom

    MrWorfMen's Mom Well-Known Member

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    What gorgeous kitties! Thx for the smiles!

    Wish I could help on the pie but I can't make a pie crust to save my life! I'm fine with choux paste for cream puffs and éclairs but not pie crust. Go figure Good luck. I'm sure your pie will be absolutely scrumptious! Happy Thanksgiving! :D
     
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  3. Wendy&Neko

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    So that's what record players are good for now. :p Lagoon beckons Mowgli.

    We use butter for the crust. Make the dough, do not overbeat, mix by hand is best. Let it chill a couple hours in the fridge before rolling it out. The pie recipe on the back of the pumpkin can is usually pretty good, but a bit generous on the milk. It usually takes longer to cook to set, so you are in danger of the crust getting dark. Either reduce the liquid a touch, or put foil over the crust once it is cooked as you want. Brown sugar instead of white, grated fresh nutmeg and lots of cinnamon of course. DH did the honours last night. Dinner is today. :) Good luck.
     
  4. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Hmmm! Maybe I didn't chill the dough long enough. It was the rolling and transferring it to the pie pan where I hit the wall! Thanks for the tip Wendy!
     
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  5. AmandaE

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    Thanks Linda!

    You know, my mom is the same way, she doesn't mind baking ANYTHING but when it comes to pie crust it just never works out for her! Happy Thanksgiving!!
    Great tips Wendy!! especially using butter instead of shortening and brown sugar for the filing instead of white ... thanks!!

    Hope your dinner is delicious!!
    Thank God for Wendy eh!?
     
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  6. Wendy&Neko

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    Yeah, the air turns a little blue when DH does that too. :p Dust the roller with flour, and I have a long flat pie lift blade that helps clear the dough off the surface.
     
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  7. AmandaE

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    Wendy, are you really into baking? I have to ask now since you have a 'long flat pie lift' blade :)
     
  8. Mariella Ross

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    Oh, you lucky person to have two such beautiful black beauties! I yearn for a black one, but the rescue angels who guide me haven't seen fit to give me an indoor one yet. Two black strays sequentially came to my back yard for a few years, which was such a joy, but neither wanted to be indoors, and both are gone now.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
     
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  9. AmandaE

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    Thanks Mariella!!

    Theyre awesome and I hope some day that you can have a beautiful black kitty to add to your indoor family :) Ugh the heartbreak of outdoor cats and the uncertainty of what happens to them when they dont come back... I always choose to believe that they found another family :)

    Cant wait for Thanksgiving! Im already a little unsure of how my pie crust is going to turn out but lets see :)
     
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  11. Sue and Luci

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    Your furbabies are gorgeous!!! I hope you pumpkin pie turns out fab! I made this today - it's apple with a pecan bottom layer...best apple pie recipe I've ever made...at least per DH's standards :)

    Let me know if you want the recipes - I use one for crust, another for the pie filling.

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  12. AmandaE

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    Oooo!! are those raisins in there too!?
     
  13. Sue and Luci

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    No my DH doesn't like raisins...but they're optional if you like 'em, add 'em :)
     
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  14. AmandaE

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    I would definitely love to try it sometime if you wouldn’t mind sending the recipe! Not this weekend but sometime!
     
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  15. AmandaE

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    Well. Mowgli should have an interesting night tonight with his steady decline today :) :cool:

    what’s next Melly!? :D??
     
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  16. Sue and Luci

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    Oooooh...Mel's is sliding in response to your Thanksgiving festivities...I swear these cats have a special type of cat-dar that dials in to when you're really busy or planning something special...it's kinda like radar...only the cat version....Luci usually pulls that one one me when I have big plans...so I've stopped having any big plans...LOL! :p
     
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  17. carfurby

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    Love the pictures. Such adorable kitties. Good luck with the pumpkin pie.
     
  18. AmandaE

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    LOL! we cant have anything nice!! :p
    Thanks Carla!! :)
     
  19. Olive & Paula

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    Those panthers are gorgeous!!!!!

    I'm no good at pie crust. I buy ready made crusts and I do the filling.
     
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  20. AmandaE

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    That’s what my mom does too Paula!!

    I got this far but based on this before pic can anyone guess what’s going wrong with my pie? :p
     

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  21. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Well there seems to be a little less filling than you probably wanted but man that is one gorgeous and very impressive pie crust so don't sweat it. You'll have everyone oohing and aaaaaaaaaaaaahhing over the crust and they will never notice. Add lots of whip cream! . It looks yummy!
     
  22. Sonia & Leo

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    LOL, it looks like someone scooped a leaf! :joyful: Seriously Amanda, that's the most gorgeous looking pie I've ever seen!
     
  23. AmandaE

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    While it was baking the edges started to shrink towards the middle! It just finished and looks ok, you can only really tell on the right hand side!! I’m relieved! DC02A743-5807-4EDD-8B3B-728BEFDCE6C3.jpeg


    Onto baking the rest of the rolls and making the jelly, going to be a late night I think
     
  24. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    What time is dinner? I want some of that pie! :woot: Amanda you are amazing...that looks good enough for a cookbook!:D
     
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  25. Idjit's mom

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    OMG, that's a work of art! Yes, what time is dinner and where please!!!!!
     
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  26. Sonia & Leo

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    Move over Martha Stewart and make room for AMANDA!!
     
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  27. Olive & Paula

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    what a masterpiece of crust. I can't even make a normal edge or a forked edge.
     
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  28. Diane Tyler's Mom

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    It looks beautiful
     
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  29. Diane Tyler's Mom

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    This looks so delicious
     
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  30. Sonia & Leo

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    lol! But you can re-design a kitchen from scratch!
     
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  31. AmandaE

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    Lol!! Funny you should say that!
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    Anna Olson :p


    thanks Lou! It’s tomorrow at 6! You’re welcome at any time :joyful:
    Hahaha!! If I could only get to her status!!

    just finished the apple cinnamon jelly and the rolls! We will be finishing everything else tomorrow.

    now I’m catching up with my melly moo snuggles. :joyful:
     
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  32. AmandaE

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    Thanks Paula! I’m with Sonia!! Anyway! You become MVP at thanksgiving for things like: Yams and Apples!! Can’t wait to try that recipe tomorrow :D
    Thanks!! I’ll report back if the taste lives up to the look! It’s my first time with pumpkin pie and with this recipe. I also took a little advice from @Wendy&Neko as above!
     
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  33. Bron and Sheba (GA)

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    I think that pie looks better than the one in the cook book! Amazing!
    Love the photos of the kitties too.. and the apple pie! Sigh!
     
  34. AmandaE

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    Thanks Bron!

    Does Australia have a holiday like thanksgiving?

    I used to work with a cool guy from Australia! He brought us cookies on Anzac Day and treated us to a nice pavlova once, loved it! He quit recently and built a camper van, he’s travelling around North America
    With his girlfriend! So cool
     
  35. Bron and Sheba (GA)

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    No we don't have a thanksgiving day type of holiday here.
    It sounds like fun.

    Were the cookies Anzac biscuits?
     
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  36. AmandaE

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    It is fun! If you love to stuff yourself stupid!

    yes they were like oat cakes! Does that sound right?
     
  37. Bron and Sheba (GA)

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    Yes they have rolled oats and golden syrup in them.
     
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  38. Red & Rover (GA)

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    Spread the pumkpin out on a foil wrapped cookie sheet. Press paper towels on top to suck out some of the moisture ten stick it in a hot oven for 10 minutes or so. Draws out more moisture and gives it a bit of a roasted favour. Replace 1/4cup of the milk with 1/4 cup Irish whiskey. Add an ounce of whiskey to the whipped cream. And yes, fresh nutmeg is so important.

    Amanda- you are a pastry artiste! And you too, Sue!
     
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  39. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    I agree with Bron! Your pie looks much better than Anna's. See you at 6pm. :joyful:
     
  40. AmandaE

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    Gurrrllll!! Boozy pumpkin pie!? Happy thanksgiving to YOU!!

    I’ll have to try that next time I make one of these things!!

    Thanks so much! I was a little nervous but I am happy with how it turned out!

    and Sues pie is going to be in my dreams tonight!;)
     
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  41. Wendy&Neko

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    We’ll need a pie report tomorrow. Hope it tastes as gorgeous as it looks. Forgot to mention DH used pastry flour, the crust almost tasted like shortbread. :)

    As per Kel’s modification above, I have seen brandy as an alternative. If you start with a fresh pumpkin and roast it, you also get that yummy roasted taste.
     
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  42. TSP

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    Yummy!! How do I get some :p??
     

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