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Eleanor Duelley
Esslingen, Germany
Stay at home child rearer and part time domestic goddess
Interests: I love reading, traveling throughout Europe with my family, cooking, and working out.
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I admit it. I HAVE NOT BEEN MYSELF LATELY, and here is why…. Yes, it's true. if you have clicked on this link from my facebook post, then you are probably just discovering the news. We have known about this wonderful surprise for a few weeks now, and if you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at The duelley wife
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The first video is of Ben skiing down a speed monitored track. He believes that he was going 606 km/h. I think it was 60.6. There was another video of when I did the run, myself, but it is not as interesting since I completely wiped out before i reached... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2013 at The duelley wife
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I saw this recipe on the Biggest Loser a few weeks ago and I really was interested in trying it. It looks simple enough and it's very healthy for you. After having milkshakes and french fries for lunch, this seems like a delicious dinner that will be filling and not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2013 at The duelley wife
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I haven't fallen off of the face of the earth, I promise. I have just been taking a break for myself. I needed some time to keep up my spirits and get over this "winter fever" that has plagued me. It is terribly cold here in Germany in the month... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2013 at The duelley wife
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I know, it's been a while and I have not been consistent with my blog postings, but let me tell you- I'VE BEEN TIRED. I finally dragged myself to the doctor and of course I have another raging sinus infection and it has wiped me out. Now, I'm on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at The duelley wife
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elle's pastitsio ingredients 8 ounces uncooked penne (tube-shaped pasta) 1 pound ground sirloin 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 oz tomato paste 4 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/2 cups chopped onion 5 garlic cloves, minced 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup (4 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese 3/4... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at The duelley wife
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It was quite a flash of spring today. The weather was in the 50's and it was nice enough to take the boys bike riding at the park this afternoon... until we got rained out. But it was still fun to see the "other side" of this winter. But before... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2013 at The duelley wife
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We have been doing quite a few things in the past few days, and things I would love to blog about, but by the time we get home and the kids in bed, I'm too tired to put it all together. So, this morning, i woke up, took the boys... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2013 at The duelley wife
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I admit, I have been neglecting my blog this past week, I just have been suffering from the weather and lack of vitamin D. It's just sooooo cold outside, I want to stay in the house and snuggle up on the couch. I have been feeding my family, I promise,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at The duelley wife
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I love new crock pot recipes, esp trying them out in the winter. Pair the meal with a fresh baguette and a salad and you have a great, comfort-food meal. The kids love pork and with the added sausage, they loved this hearty stew. smoked sausage cassoulet ingredients 2 bacon... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at The duelley wife
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I realized I had taken a small break from blogging, but only after I was taking some photos and thinking about what I had done with them. It's been a tiring few days, Ben had (surprisingly) been asked to work the night shift, so working all night and sleeping all... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2013 at The duelley wife
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What a day for snow! It was so beautiful to wake up to a blanket of white. I wrapped the kids up, walked them to school and went for a clumsy albeit, short, run this morning. It snowed about 4 inches and on the back roads there had been no... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2013 at The duelley wife
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I have been craving Indian food lately, I guess living around the block from an Indian buffet (that we frequent) will do that to anyone. So, it has broadened my menu planning options and this week, I wanted to make butter chicken. This recipe that I have been testing (at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at The duelley wife
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What an incredible week of skiing. Not only was the weather perfect, but the company we kept was awesome :) We have some great memories and tons of photos, but I had to choose a few to post here and to remember the laughs and stories we have all shared... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2013 at The duelley wife
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After a week of being completely spoiled in our catered chalet, I have a moment to reflect on the meals that we had this week. Along with plenty of wine, we enjoyed these gourmet meals and desserts very much. This menu was absolutely out of this world !! The meals... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2013 at The duelley wife
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Seriously, one of the best feelings as a mother, was today, seeing my boys taking in what they had learned at their French ski lessons and turning it into a sport that they both really enjoy!! I'm so thrilled and amazed at how quickly they learn. Tyler says he is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at The duelley wife
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Hazel and I started the morning off showing tyler a few moves, how to "stop" and how to "go". And we sent him off to school for the day, as we headed off to Flaine. I am standing there in front of Mount Blanc. It was just a gorgeous site,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at The duelley wife
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It was a beautiful day on the Mountains of the French Alps. The crisp air, the smell of snow, the warmth of sunshine on your face. It was clear skies once we rose above the low level clouds. It was wonderful skiing with Hazel, Kristen and Sean today. Can't wait... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at The duelley wife
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We arrived in Morillon, France Saturday afternoon and met up with my cousin Hazel and Neil (in from scotland), Kristen and Sean (in from Pennsylvania) and Crystal and Fletcher (in from Lisbon, Portugal). We had a great afternoon getting to know each other and enjoyed a lovely dinner of Celerac... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2013 at The duelley wife
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On a cold and rainy day, there is nothing better than a hot bowl of tasty soup for dinner. Ben had asked me to make this soup recently, and since I am trying to clean out my fridge for our upcoming trip, I thought I could pull it off without... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at The duelley wife
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The Duelley's rang in the new year in our own town, Esslingen. There was a spectacular amateur show, lots of great bites and tons of champagne. The pig pretzel below is "good luck" for the new year. The boys got there very own "torches" to light off, with adult supervision,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at The duelley wife
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I had the best intentions this morning of coming up with a delicious Sunday pork meal that would require some shopping, preparation and assembling... but then when I started moving this morning, put away the Christmas decorations, tree, cleaned up breakfast and started picking up the house, those lofty thoughts... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at The duelley wife
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I am kindof on a break from my usual weekly routines of planning, shopping and preparing dinners. I now find myself looking into the freezer and trying to make things happen without having to go out shopping.... and I think I'm just mentally taking a break since we are looking... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at The duelley wife
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I was walking through the Neckar Center (it's a small shopping mall in Esslingen) and I strolled passed the Greek counter. I never really noticed all the great things they sell there. Today, I decided to make roasted chicken gyros, I picked up fresh tzaisiki, feta, olives (green and black)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2012 at The duelley wife
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As our amazing Christmas winds down, I can post some of the pictures of the wonderful day we had together as a family and then with some special friends. We are all so blessed to have this opportunity to celebrate together, have awesome food and drinks, and enjoy a happy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2012 at The duelley wife