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Have a wonderfully quiet and cozy Thanksgiving. Do air fryer work on turkeys??

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I am imagining you hunkering down for The Long Winter à la Ingalls Wilder. You’ve got this.

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Nov 19, 2023·edited Nov 19, 2023Liked by Ramona Grigg

Airfryers are sized right for one or two portions, so ithonk youll find a lot of use for it. We use ours to roast all kinds of vegetables: baked potatoes, Brussels sprouts, carrots, onions - whatever you've got! I toss the chunked up veg in olive or sesame oil and hit 15 min @ 375°, which is the default setting on ours. Or you can cut a small squash in half and roast it. Single portions of breaded frozen fish. Half recipes of biscuits... whatever you'd use a big oven for.

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Fantastic, as always.

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Good for you Ramona - I have a feeling Ed is also keeping you cocooned in an energetic space filled with his presence and the presence of all the guides and angels watching over you. Have fun learning about the new camera phone - I too just upgraded and had kind of forgotten there would be another learning curve. Ah ... so grateful there are enough "not grey cells" that another learning curve is possible.

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Nov 19, 2023·edited Nov 19, 2023Liked by Ramona Grigg

I love the air fryer conversation. I just got one too and am attempting my first meal today: honey garlic pork chops, a potato, and veggies, We'll see how that goes.

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Nov 19, 2023Liked by Ramona Grigg

Ramona, your new phone can probably scan that old printed story. Just “scan” it into a “document” and (if the copy is clean) you should get 95%+ accuracy. Google “how do I scan into a document with “ <your model phone> and you should find a decent help doc.

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Sunset photo is gorgeous

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Nov 20, 2023·edited Nov 20, 2023Liked by Ramona Grigg

Update: made the air fryer dinner - honey garlic pork chops, a potato, zucchini, onion , and tomatoes. It was good , easy, and quick. I will be using it more often. I have a crock pot which is also a great device.

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Reading about life on your lake, Ramona, is pretty close to perfection. Warts and all. Please keep it going through the tuff as well as not so tuff times.

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I truly truly admire your independency spirit :-)

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I've got a human here who's a cracker jack fire-starter, and having lived with a mini coal stove (on the boat) then a wood stove (at the farm) and another wood stove (at the rental), I'm not half bad myself. If you find yourself in need of any tips. I don't miss the mess, but boy howdy do I miss the heat. Nothing compares.

I love hearing the excitement in your words, Mona, and the tenacity. The cabin understands you, and vice versa. I think you're going be just fine there. I've not made the air fryer leap, so I don't know if or how this collection will translate. But, it looked like there were some good ideas here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/meals-one-recipes

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Nov 20, 2023Liked by Ramona Grigg

Thank you for the sweet update, I've been thinking about you. Reflection time alone can be so enlightening and it sounds like you have some paths that are lighting up nicely. The photos you included give me a sense of warm and cozy support for you in your beloved cabin. What a sweet welcome into this season. Did a squirrel come down your chimney for a visit?

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I did cook them all at once - the small potato was pre-cooked, and the onion slices needed to be thicker, but otherwise it worked. The time seems to be a matter of checking - the online recipe said 7-10 minutes for thin cut pork chops, and I just kept looking to see if everything was done and browned. If some items were, I would have taken them out and kept them warm. Once, I know better timings for different foods, I can add them accordingly - like yesterday, I could have added the onions at the last minute if I wanted thin slices. What are you planning on making?

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I still say you are living in paradise. What you're doing out there is some people's dream! Mine included lol.

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