Friday, April 23, 2010

Bisquick Pancake Breakfast Review and LIVE Giveaway.

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Nothing says breakfast like a hot stack of pancakes. Our favorite brand of pancake mix is Bisquick. That was the brand my mom used when I was growing up and the brand my grandma used, so naturally now as an adult I use Bisquick to make my son pancakes. We like them plain, but we have also have been known to throw in some chocolate chips or berries in the batter. Pancakes are little clouds of goodness. Noah loves all kinds of breakfast foods. He lovingly calls pancakes, cancakes.

Bisquick Pancake Nation is a national effort to inspire pancake lovers to unite through pancake breakfasts. Join the Bisquick Pancake Nation to find everything you need to know about planning and hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser. From now through May 31st, you can apply for a $250.00 grant* for your qualified non-profit organization so that you can host your own pancake breakfast fundraiser in your local community.

When you visit the Bisquick Nation website you can find :

The Pancake Finder—locate a nearby pancake fundraiser

Pancake Mix—customize a future Bisquick Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser with some fun tips on what to serve with pancakes

Calculator—plan shopping for just the right amount of ingredients for expected guests

Placemats—download and print so guests can share trivia and play games while they eat

We really enjoyed our pancake breakfast and using our new cast iron griddle pan, Cast Iron skillets make me think of my grandma because she always cooked with one. It has now been passed on to my aunt Peggy. When we go and visit them in California my aunt Peggy will sometimes use her cast iron skillet along with her dishes and we will remember my grandma Rose. The great thing about cast iron is it lasts for forever.

We enjoyed the hot delicious pancakes too. Who doesn’t love pancakes? It is in my opinion the traditional American breakfast. They are so easy to make with Bisquick. Not sure when they are ready to be flipped? Just look for the bubbles and when they pop you are good to flip them. I really like the mixing bowl with the spout too. I am notorious for spilling things in the kitchen. Every time I am spooning something out I always get some on the counter. I didn’t with the mixing bowl.

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I have a LIVE giveaway for you:

You will win:
A box of pancake mix
A mixing bowl with a spout
A spatula
A Cast Iron griddle skillet

You must do the mandatory entry, after that you can comment as much as you want.

Mandatory entry: Tell me a story about a time you ate pancakes
Be Sure you leave a way to contact you.

Comment number 204 will win
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Since I am a member of MyBlogSpark I had the opportunity to share this with you. The product, prize pack, and giveaway have been provided by Bisquick through MyBlogSpark. These opinions are my own.

224 comments:

  1. We love pancakes, especially my toddlers. They gobble them up and like dipping pieces in syrup. I remember as a child when I was sick with a cold and home from school, my grandmother made a big homemade stack of them for me and that made me feel better. They are just so comforting like that don't you think?

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  2. I would love to win this. We really need a cast iron skillet.

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  3. I tweeted. Come play with me. :)

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  4. I love pancakes, but even as a mother of 3 and 27 years old, I STILL can NOT make them properly. I grew up with my dad making amazing pancakes and now, my husband's are even better!

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  5. I cant believe there are only 2 of us here for this! I LOVE breakfast!

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  6. I love them too but mine never come out perfect.

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  7. Me too! I haven't eaten yet either.

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  8. I RT'd this live giveaway & hope some more people show up :)

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  9. my family loves Bisquick pancakes! I can remember the first time my daughter had pancakes... she was syrup from head to toe... ;-)

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  10. Neither have I. I have to force myself to eat breakfast at the right time, especially after coffee.

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  11. *sigh* someone tell me why the whole school district gets a 2 hr early dismissal because of the HS prom tonight?

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  12. My favorite kind of pancakes are chocolate chip & banana!

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  13. Tawnda - For the same reason here in Vegas, if you live in a "low income area" your kids get free all day kindergarten, but other areas, such as ours, have to pay $300/month to go all day.

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  14. ok... back to the yummy business at hand... lol
    my fav pancake is blueberry...

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  15. It totally is, isnt it? Its 100% the way it works here though. Not to mention our state's school district was ranked 50th out of 50 :/

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  16. it should always be based on the adults income... what about foster kids or kids that Mom & child had to move back with Grandma? sheesh...

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  17. I think it should be free for all, or ALL have to pay. They base it strictly by the area of town you live in, so because we were able to get a home in a nicer area, my kids suffer. :(

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  18. Im having oatmeal with berries for breakfast today!

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  19. I have such a busy day! I have to go to a meeting soon.

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  20. hmmm... come to think of it... all I've had so far today is coffee... and it's going on 1:00... lol

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  21. Its not too busy of a day for me here. Im glad its Friday, & this weekend is VERY full, but tonight is just a LONG gym workout.

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  22. I could eat a pancake now... Mmm.

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  23. Have a wonderful day... I'll be back in a bit!

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  24. I think I could always eat a pancake or two, at any given moment.

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  25. My children love pancakes, especially the little silver dollar sized ones. My son likes to put red food coloring in his. I don't know why.

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  26. I want the skillet and the goodies.

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  27. main entry: one time when I was about 7 or 8 and I have 2 sisters one two years older one 4 years younger and I remember my mom & dad had to travel one weekend from Tenn up to Kentucky and we stopped the night to stay in an old log cabin motel and the next morning we ate at the motels grill which you sit at a bar stool counter and watch them cook your breakfast and I ordered pancakes & bacon and boy was that a big good meal ans watching them griddle them was something I thought this was way back in the 60's so a long time ago where a small amount of money got you a big plate of food, thanks great giveaway
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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  28. Bisquick makes the best sausage balls as appitizers
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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  30. Mandatory entry: One time we ate pancakes my son had grabbed the syrup while I turned and had almost his entire "kiddie" plate filled with it! lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

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  31. Getting my girls ready for school dropoff & still fantasizing about breakfast & pancakes!

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  32. Marcie W... is that your mandatory entry or what you are doing now? lol

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  33. My mandatory entry is WAY up there ^^^ Thats just what Im doing right now. ;)

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  34. WOW... it's 2:40pm here; threw me off! [That and my kids are home on vacation this week] :)

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  35. Its 11:45am here, but I have a half day, afternoon Kindergartener :)

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  36. wow... thought sure this would be over...

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  37. Im here on & off and will continue to be until this is over. How's everyone's day going?

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  38. I'm off & on too. Going through my (WAY too many) emails! :)

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  39. I went & laid down for a bit earlier trying to get rid of this killer headache (FAIL!) and thought sure I'd miss the end...

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  40. It's going slow... maybe if we all tweeted? I will now.

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  41. I tweeted it earlier, but I guess its just us. :/

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  42. Apparently tweeting didn't help either... lol oh, well! I tried.

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  43. lol... so........... what's your fav part of the prize? I'm thinking the bowl, honestly... cast iron is so heavy for me...

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  44. the Bisquick mix is always in my house anyway... lol

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  45. Made pancakes as recently as this weekend -- have to make them egg-free for DS as he's allergic. They really ought to try including some allergy-friendly alternatives on the box, like how to make them without eggs or milk. The lack of knowledge is part of why we CAN'T go to pancake breakfasts because DS won't have anything to eat!

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  46. Surprised there aren't more comments here, but I'll do my best to get it moving!

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  47. Speaking of my aforementioned "allergy-friendly" recipes -- FYI: You can swap the milk for any liquid. I even made OJ pancakes when my daughter was having trouble with dairy as an infant (I was nursing). For the eggs, if you follow the "light and fluffy" recipe on the box and just omit the eggs, they're still pretty darn good! I normally replace the two eggs with two tablespoons of ground flaxseed and six tablespoons of water (or just more milk). It's amazing how goopy the flaxseed and water gets!

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  48. I LOVE cast iron! If you take care of it properly, you can hand it down to your grandkids & beyond!

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  49. My favorite part of the prize would probably be the skillet, as I don't have one of those. Already have a 4 cup Pyrex measuring cup, and I'd rather ladle out batter myself...

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  50. i have a 4 cup pyrex measuring cup as well. saves me so much time ;-)

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  51. My mom made pancakes for us kids a lot when I was growing up. She'd pour the batter out and make hearts and elephants and Mickey Mouse faces!

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  52. I still haven't gotten around to making the fun shapes for the kids -- I have no artistic skills like that!

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  53. I dont have a 4 cup Pyrex measuring cup. I only have a 2 cup & a 1 cup :/

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  54. I cant even make pancakes properly, let alone cute shapes. I know, mommy fail right?

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  55. I miss my measuring "shot glass" -- broke falling off the counter :-(

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  56. I CAN cook many other things, & excellently if I do say so myself

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  57. I just bought a box of Bisquick yesterday.

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  58. I also bought two pints of fresh blueberries. Wouldn't they make wonderful pancakes?!

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  59. shaped pancakes are easy if you have those forms... which I do not... lol

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  60. hehe... I'll be over in a bit sharonjo ;-)

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  61. I love blueberry pancakes too! Im on my way!

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  62. Im from Vegas, where is everyone else from?

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  63. I think pancakes sound like a good breakfast for tomorrow. Hope hubby's up to it! lol I can't make them either; never could!

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  64. I'm from a rural western NY town. Everyone always thinks NY city when I say NY, and I have to laugh; we have way more cows than people.

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  66. Wow. You all are far away. Im in the city of sin & the middle of the desert :) LOL

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  67. If I win this, you're all invited over--for blueberry pancakes! (I live in South Dakota.)

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  68. Im taking you up on that offer!!

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  69. pooh... SD is a bit far to go for pancakes... lol

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  70. fedex & icepacks should do it... ;-)

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  71. AH yes, Im down to receive some pancakes!

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  72. Is the airfare to SD included in that invite???

    I forget the context, but my five year old made a random comment about visiting SD and I told him we'd go "someday" LOL

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  73. Hi there! I love pancakes. My sister and I made pancakes or waffles (from bisquick of course) every sunday when we were growing up. my daughter of course loves them too

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  74. I need to get some cute cookie cutters to make shapes out of the pancakes - I think that would be fun

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  75. Those of you who do pancake shapes -- Do you draw "freehand" or do you use "pancake molds". If you use molds, any recommendations?

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  76. We used to love chocolate chip pancakes...yum

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  77. It's a good thing I just had lunch or this would be making me hungry!

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  78. I have tried our cookie cutters for shaping eggs. It was a no go.

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  79. I need to get a lot done this weekend. Hope the motivation kicks in soon!

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  80. I have gotten several things done today though - put the laundry away, cleaned the kitchen and organized my coupons. It's a start!

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  81. The coupons were getting a bit out of control - hadn't organized them for 3 weeks or so...I know better than to wait that long!

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  82. It's choc chip pancakes here enough that I think my kids wouldn't recognize a pancake without them!

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  83. Friday's are easy days for me, except they're one of my gym days, so 45 min of cardio ahead isnt so wonderful

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  84. I hear ya on the tidying up the house -- Finally did some cleaning and laundry here the last 24 hours too.

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  85. My husband has been out building the sprinkler system, and now he wants me to go see it. I am supposed to act excited I'm sure...

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  86. Looks like things are finally moving here comment-wise!

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  87. I may have to make choc chip pancakes this weekend now that we are talking about it...

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  88. I don't think I have ever made them for my daughter - haven't wanted her to have that much sugar...

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  89. but I'm sure she would love them so much! That's it, we are having them for breakfast tomorrow.

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  90. I still need to exercise today too.

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  91. Going to work out with the wii. I love that EA sports active

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  92. I've never had any cast iron cookware - have always wanted some though

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  93. I guess I am just talking to myself

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  94. We are never going to get to the magic # if no one else talks! :-)

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  95. I clean on Saturdays but Im OCD so it gets done often.

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  96. I have the wii fit, but lost 55lbs at home & need the gym for the last 20!

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  97. We have a cast iron dutch oven & I love it!

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  98. dragged the kids to the gym this morning -- love them babysitters!

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  99. My daughter is carrying around her 'baby' - it's just so cute.

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  100. I haven't been doing the wii very long, but do really like it a lot

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  101. I go after hubs gets home from work & we alternate days at the gym

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  102. I need to do more cardio though. We have been taking more walks since it's getting warmer. yay

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  103. @Marcie - congrats on the weight loss, that's awesome.

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  104. I work 7:30-5:30 every day, so it's really hard to get motivated to work out after that...then dinner is late...etc...

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  105. TY Jill :) I worked VERY hard to do it the right way, calorie counting & exercise

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  106. but at least the wii makes it a bit more fun!

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  107. I love choc chip pancakes! YUM. I'd like one of those shape thingy's.

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  108. Working & having to lose would be very difficult.

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  109. I did that in 97 - lost the 25 pounds I needed to before the wedding. It took about 10 years to put it back on...

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  110. having my daughter in '07 didn't help the weight either! :-)

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  111. I remember a time when I went to the Pancake House with a group of coworkers for lunch. It was sinfully rich eating chocolate chip pancakes at noon.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  112. but she was worth it of course.

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  113. I just need to make more time to exercise - I normally enjoy it...

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  114. I had 3 babies: 04, 06, & 08. After my tubes were tied I lost weight

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  115. Although, there's always room for pancakes!!

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  116. But also in '97 I was working the graveyard shift, so I was off work by noon - and with no baby, it was easy to work out 6 days a week!

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  117. anyone do anything different with pancakes out there? Secrets to hiding veggies or fruit in them, other than the normal blueberry? I've done sweet potato and pumpkin I think...

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  118. I work with a girl that had twins in august of '08 - she just ran a 1/2 marathon last weekend...I am a bit jealous!!

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  119. Ah.. the days before kids, I didnt need to work out. They wrecked me lol

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  120. She makes time to run at least 4 times a week, works, and has twins. Whew! impressive, no?

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  121. It was so much easier to lose weight when I was younger. It just gets harder and harder!

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  122. Basically I need to get off the computer a bit more and get outside! :-)

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  123. Someday, that will happen. someday.

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  124. plus we haven't decided if we are going to have another kid...

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  125. I've only finally gotten to be good about going to the gym early last year. Just wish they had babysitting hours after lunch while DS is at half-day kindergarten.

    Haven't lost any weight unfortunately -- my thyroid's starting to fizzle out (darn genetics -- mom and sis's went hypo too).

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  126. It looks like it's going to rain...

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  127. I love the computer too much too & didnt lose anything until I decided we were done

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  128. If it doesn't, we'll go for a walk later.

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  129. I am off work today, so it's a good day to get things done, and fit in a walk, too!

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  130. Well, its time for me to go pickup my Kindergartener, so, there goes my chance. GL everyone!

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  131. I have chicken thawed...how should I fix it tonight?

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  132. probly grill if it's not raining...

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  133. I read a really good marinade recipe this morning...I guess I better get it marinating soon if I am going to do that!

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  134. I love chicken; anyway you make it! My ABSOLUTE favorites are chicken scampi and souvlaki!

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  135. OH, grilled marinated chicken sounds SOOO good right now. What sides? *drooling* lol

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  136. I second the Wii -- both for me and the kids. I thankfully won a bunch of the exercise games like EA Sports Active and such at Christmas. Of course, the only time I get a chance to play them is after the kids go to bed :-(

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  137. grilling chicken right now -- on skewers... marinated just in Italian dressing.

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  138. Had to go out for a second - where are we

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  139. We marinate in italian dressing sometimes, too. The balsamic italian is really good, too

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  140. So is the ken's asian sesame. yummmmmy

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  141. I don't know what sides to make tonight, either. hmmmmmmm

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  142. I have some spaghetti squash in the fridge, that sounds yummy.

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  143. Nothing fancy -- my three year old asked for spaghetti, but doesn't do red sauce, so just plain EVOO plus some veggies. I joke with my friends that I rarely cook "adult" food. Wait! Just remembered I did throw on two skewers of pineapple! That's fancy cooking for me these days LOL

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  144. I love quinoa, too, but am almost out. need to go to the co-op and get some more.

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  145. Have to start separating my sentences out to try and fill up these comments before dinner. Running out of time!

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  146. I am so in love with quinoa. It just has the perfect taste and put some red onion and corn and beans in it - heaven

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  147. So it's either spaghetti squash, broccoli, or cauliflower tonight.

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  148. My daughter loves scooping the seeds out of squash

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  149. It's quite funny because she says ewwww the whole time, as she is laughing!

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  150. I love butternut squash, too -roasted. yummmm

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  151. we are planting a huge garden soon - it's going to be too big.

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  152. I'm sure we'll end up giving lots to my co-workers. Will the foodbank take homegrown veggies? I would think so...

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  153. We have already planted grapes, a pear tree, and a peach tree. Oh, and a potato. It's idaho after all

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  154. hubby is trying to grow artichokes, too. We'll see if that works out or not...

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  155. I have to think of more things to write about...hmmmmmmm

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  156. oh! I got new moon in the mail from netflix today! I can't wait to watch it!

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  157. of course, i can never watch a movie in one sitting with a 3 year old, but I will give it a try...

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  158. pouring drinks.... need this contest to be done ASAP!

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  159. I read julie & julia, then watched the movie in 15 minute increments over the last week.

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  160. I think I liked the book better, but the movie was good, too

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  161. the movie seemed to add a lot that wasn't in the book...

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  162. but meryl and amy did SUCH a good job. awesome acting!!

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  163. i read all 4 twilight books from january to march. They were so good.

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  164. I didn't think I would like them, but I really did.

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  165. Then I saw the movie twilight a few weeks ago & thought they did a pretty good job with it, too...

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  166. don't know how new moon will be though

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  167. I need to get my nephews cards sent out -

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  168. can't believe it. I had my daughter when I was 35

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  169. my SIL had her twins when she was 41

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  170. then she got pregnant naturally at 42 and had another boy

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  171. so she had 3 boys under 18 months!

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  172. son is throwing tantrum about dinner... ugh!

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  173. can you imagine? I can't. I would just go crazy I think

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  174. She also works and travels for work. wow

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  175. wish we lived closer to her so we could see them all more often

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  176. i wish we lived closer to more family, period

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