Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

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Miriam2
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by Miriam2 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:17 pm

nova1968 wrote: September 30, 2018
Holy cow nova1968 - that's right around the corner! Are you mad-scrambling to get all your ducks in line? or are you one of these tidy on-schedule types who have everything figured out ahead of time and just leisurely coast to the finish line? :happy

Don't know what you have planned for retirement, but here's an idea:

relax and decompress
enjoy the freedom & flexibility of doing things on the spur of the moment
appreciate some of what you've overlooked in the hustle and bustle of a working life
sometimes do nothing at all

8-) 8-)

Miriam2
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by Miriam2 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:24 pm

WPauley wrote: After over 30 years with same employer, pulling the plug Nov 30th 2018. Please add me to this years graduating class. 55 years young. The countdown in on. Turning in letter end of Aug. Woooooo Hoooooo!!
Welcome to the Bogleheads! Your first post and what a great post it is! Congratulations on pulling the plug - about time :wink:

A good life of work and now a good life of retirement. We'll add you to this Incredible Retirement Class. At 55 years young, why, you're just getting started 8-)

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by Sparky1500 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:50 pm

Sparky1500 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:04 pm
Miriam2 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:06 pm
Sparky1500 wrote: Officially retired 8/3/2018! Many thanks Bogleheads!
Congratulations Sparky1500!! \\\/// (happy dance!) So what's on your loooooong retirement To-Do list?

Btw - how's it going with your Sweet Potato Casserole baking? :D You'll have more time to bake more now that you're retired! Why, you could start up a restaurant or a Thanksgiving Dinner service :idea:
Thank you, Miriam! First thing on the list of 'retirement' things to do is 'just breathe.' It has been a long, hard, stressful, exhausting journey this year. And now it's done. Taking some deep breaths before deciding what's next. Thanksgiving this year will definitely include some Sweet Potato Casserole - a recipe shared from a thoughtful Boglehead on this forum. Delicious!
Just re-reading past posts - that was your recipe for Sweet Potato Pudding, am I right Miriam? Very grateful for that contribution! :D
Retired August 3, 2018 and very grateful.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by Miriam2 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:16 pm

Sparky1500 wrote:
Miriam2 wrote:Btw - how's it going with your Sweet Potato Casserole baking? :D You'll have more time to bake more now that you're retired! Why, you could start up a restaurant or a Thanksgiving Dinner service :idea:
Thanksgiving this year will definitely include some Sweet Potato Casserole - a recipe shared from a thoughtful Boglehead on this forum. Delicious! . . . .
Just re-reading past posts - that was your recipe for Sweet Potato Pudding, am I right Miriam? Very grateful for that contribution! :D
Haha! Yes that was me and that's my recipe! Guaranteed to win friends and make you the food-life of the party, in fact, you'll be invited out to Thanksgiving dinner in perpetuity - and asked to please, please bring your Sweet Potato Pudding :mrgreen:

Here is a different version, just as delicious but with a true crackle crisp top :D

CRACKLE TOP SWEET POTATO PUDDING - (serves 15) 2-9x12 baking pans (best not to use deep dish casseroles)

Pudding =
9 med sweet potatoes - peeled & chunked
1/2 stick (4 Tbs or 1/4 cup) butter - cut up
2+1/2 Tbs vanilla
2+1/2 Tbs maple syrup
1+1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
4 eggs - lightly beaten with fork

Boil the peeled & chunked sweet potatoes in water to cover until soft, about 15-20 min. Drain.
Put in bowl, or return to pot, & mash quite smooth with butter, vanilla, maple syrup, cinnamon & nutmeg.
-- or use blender & blend as smooth as desired.
Mix beaten eggs into pudding. Salt to taste.
Spread pudding in greased pans, only about 1-11/2 inch thick
Make topping ==>>

Topping =
3 cups light brown sugar
1+1/2 cups pecans - chips or fine chopped
1+1/2 sticks (12 Tbs or 3/4 cup) cold butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice

Make topping by mixing together light brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon & allspice.
Add cold butter by cutting into pea-size pieces with paring knife & dropping into mixture - do not melt butter.
Salt to taste.
Mix gently so butter does not melt. Make crumbly like streusel.

Spoon topping gently over sweet potato pudding, covering fully.
Thickness of topping is to taste - there is no sugar in the pudding, only the topping.

Bake 350 for 45 min-1 hr, until topping truly "bubbles & crackles" & becomes a crust.

Note - OK to make ahead, refrigerate & cook next day - but do not put topping on until just before cooking.
OK to freeze unbaked without topping, then defrost, add topping & bake.
OK to make topping ahead & keep in refrigerator until needed.

:sharebeer

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by nova1968 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:50 am

Miriam2 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:17 pm
nova1968 wrote: September 30, 2018
Holy cow nova1968 - that's right around the corner! Are you mad-scrambling to get all your ducks in line? or are you one of these tidy on-schedule types who have everything figured out ahead of time and just leisurely coast to the finish line? :happy

Don't know what you have planned for retirement, but here's an idea:

relax and decompress
enjoy the freedom & flexibility of doing things on the spur of the moment
appreciate some of what you've overlooked in the hustle and bustle of a working life
sometimes do nothing at all

8-) 8-)
Go advice
Thanks

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not_slow_n_steady
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by not_slow_n_steady » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:28 am

Add us to the retirement class of 2018!
Spouse and I transitioned to part-time 2 years ago and retired in June 2018.

not-slow_n_steady

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by Miriam2 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:29 pm

not_slow_n_steady wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:28 am
Add us to the retirement class of 2018!
Spouse and I transitioned to part-time 2 years ago and retired in June 2018.

not-slow_n_steady
Congratulations and welcome to this Great Retirement Class! You've been sort of practicing for retirement for two years now, must finally have it down to near perfect - even so, is it still an awesome experience to finally be truly retired?

What is on your Retirement To-Do List? You could take some ideas from SevenBridgesRoad up-thread - he's gonna drink bourbon, brew his own beer and roast his own green coffee beans 8-)

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