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It's fast approaching! Many of us have traditional activities and foods we love to make for this weekend. Would you share what yours are? If you have a great recipe, please share it. My hubby is going fishing, so I'll be quilting, but I'm sure you'll have lots of great ideas for safe, MS-doable activities!

Here's my favorite potato salad recipe. I substitute homemade sweet pickle relish for the dill relish when I make it.

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Hey greaterexp,

Thank you for the potato salad recipe! Looks yummy! My husband, along with my daughters, are going fishing as well. Deep sea fishing, all day. I love deep sea fishing as well, but the last couple of times that I went, I was sea sick the whole time. Even with the sea band on my wrist, and Dramamine! Needless to say, my fishing days are over. Oh well, there is always quilting, and a quilting I will do! Will share photos as they become available.

Happy Labor Day to all,

Keep smiling,

Carole :-D

Have a great time!! Please tell me

how do I apply for help thru the MS Society to pay my chiropractor

bills? It's very expensive and I'm not working outside the home.



Jesmcd2CommunityAmbassador in reply to lbenmaor

Hi lbenmaor you can try calling at (800) 532-7667 and see if they can help.🤗💕


lbenmaor in reply to Jesmcd2

Thanks, I did but a no go. They help with MRI bills.

lbenmaor in reply to Jesmcd2

Tx. I tried that. They said no but that they help with MRI bills.


I just wait to make homemade apple sauce greaterexp ☺️ 🤗💕


greaterexp in reply to Jesmcd2

That's the best stuff, isn't it?

Jesmcd2CommunityAmbassador in reply to greaterexp

Um, everyone says they love it! I just love the smell of it! greaterexp



My favorite Labor Day recipe is to talk my bro-in-law into bar-b-q-ing! 😆 My price of admission is a lower fat potato salad that they always ask me to bring.

I substitute regular mustard for Dijon because we don’t like the sharper mustard. I sometimes use a bag of the mixed type of baby potatoes that includes the purple ones. Makes it look so enticing!

greaterexp in reply to Raingrrl

I never would have thought to put corn in potato salad, but that looks really good. Thank you for sharing!

Peruzzot in reply to Raingrrl

This sounds like a really good recipie.

I always have to substitute Dijon mustard with other kinds of mustard depending on the recipe. Dijon contains wine. I'm allergic to the alcohol.

My usual labor day activities will have to wait till next year. I'm spending that weekend moving into an apartment that is closer to work. Just not having to battle I26, hospital, and university traffic every morning and afternoon will save me at minimum 30 minutes. I've had a few occasions where it has taken me over an hour to complete that little 3 mile stretch.

Usual activities are to go swimming before it gets too cold out. I will also bbq steaks on the grill. My sister also found a recipie for grilled banana Smores that are also a hit.

Slice open a banana, leaving the peel on.

Place in the middle of the sliced banana mini marshmallows and chunks of chocolate, then sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs. Wrap the entire banana with toppings in aluminium foil and place on the grill. Leave it on the grill long enough for the marshmallows and chocolate to start melting. Eat everything except peel and aluminum. Enjoy.

greaterexp in reply to Peruzzot

Oh, dear! I’m sorry you’ll be moving, but it sounds like a good move.

Thanks for the slightly decadent recipe!

Peruzzot in reply to greaterexp

It should be a good move. The new apartment will cost me about $100 less a month and is a little bigger than what I have now. The layout of the apartment is much better with almost no wasted space. The one I'm in now has a lot of wasted space and is on the 3rd floor with no elevator. The new one is on the ground floor. I'm looking forward to the new place.

Raingrrl in reply to Peruzzot

Your new place sounds great Peruzzot! I hope your move goes smoothly. I did a double move in the last year: from my 2 story house into my sister’s and then into my condo. I was so glad when it was done! And I love that I don’t have any stairs! I still have unpacked boxes in my garage that weren’t first priority...I’ll get to them someday. LOL!

Peruzzot in reply to Raingrrl

I still have a bunch of boxes left to unpack from my move last year from Italy to Charleston. Less to pack this time around!😁🤣😃

Peaches always come ripe this week so I will be dehydrating them or making peach raspberry jam.

That’s such a great combination! Do you add anything special to your jam?

Pretty much peaches, raspberries, sugar and pectin!

That sounds like a great combination! I've never had them together before. I'm gonna try that once I'm moved into my new place.

My mother in-law made pickles and put them in her potato salad and it was the BEST! Miss her and miss that!

You can’t beat homemade pickles. I have a microwave recipe I use for bread and butter pickles that is our favorite. I don’t can them, but keep them in gallon jars in the extra fridge. My grandson eats them like candy!

Sounds yummy. I can barely cook. I can follow a recipe but it's not my favorite thing to do.

Would you give us the recipe for the pickles? I printed out your other recipe but if I could manage the pickles it would be better.

I expected limp pickles with using the microwave, but every batch turned out crisp and delicious. Even if you aren’t a canner, you can make these and keep a large jar in the refrigerator; they’ll keep for months, if you can stay away from them. I do like to can these, too. I always at least double the recipe. I usually slice off the blossom end of the cucumber to keep them crisper.

1 large cucumber, sliced* 1 c white sugar

1 tsp salt, non-iodized ½ c white vinegar

1 onion, thinly sliced ¼ tsp celery seed**

½ tsp mustard seeds ¼ tsp turmeric

In a medium microwave-safe bowl, mix all ingredients. Microwave on high for 6-7 minutes, stirring twice (say, after every 2 minutes or so). Onion will be fairly translucent. Cool somewhat and transfer to clean containers and chill thoroughly before serving. Pickles are best after a couple of days in the refrigerator and will keep for several months.

*I use really fresh pickling cucumbers, enough to equal one large regular cucumber.

**I usually substitute about ½ tsp pickling spice for the celery seed.

Note: I like to add a ¼-1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes to taste.

"c" means cup

Peruzzot in reply to greaterexp

I will have to try this one too.

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