Cooking for the Holidays?

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  1. snoozan

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    I've attached the laptop to the kitchen counter and am getting ready to cook for my family tomorrow. Is anyone else cooking? What are you making? Tell us all about the feast you're preparing... or the feast you're anticipating if you're a guest at someone's Christmas table.

    My menu for tomorrow is:

    Pasta salad
    olive and cheese tray
    stuffed mushrooms with blue cheese, bacon, and spinach
    brined, roast turkey
    traditional bread stuffing
    apple bacon bread stuffing
    grandma farmer's baked beans (family recipe)
    homemade jellied cranberry sauce
    homemade crescent rolls
    mashed potatoes
    scalloped potatoes
    cole slaw
    green bean casserole
    chocolate chip cookies
    chocolate cake with buttercream icing


    wow. i'm cooking WAY too much.
     
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    My God!!! I hope you plan to go to the spa on Tuesday or something...:biggrin1:

    Oh BTW TM is cooking.... but I think we're just having a little roast and some vegetables... we don't have rolls or dessert anymore because of his diabetes
     
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    Omg Snoozan..you are making a feast for sure..

    I went and going peoples home and requested to bring just myself it seems they have plenty of food and some more, as you...

    In my culture we comemorate Christimas at the night of 24th with big feast and give gifts at midnite 25th..than 25th we can comeback to luch at the homes of those, same people to eat the left overs of the feast...:smile:

    We like to comemorate things at midnight...:shrug: :tongue:

    Only when kids are very small and can't be awake that late they will get gifts in the morning.

    Happy Holiday gathering and have a wonderful time!
     
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    My parents and brother have passed on, so it's just me, hubby, and his parents here in town so we're usually going to their house.
    (Fortunately, I get along very well with them.)

    Usually I'm taking food over there, but this year was kind of disjointed (long story), so we're having just regular stuff with left overs from Sat.

    So this year is easy for me.

    MIL and I will probably drink a few Cape Cods......and I do mean only 1 or 2.....We're lightweights when it comes to the hard stuff.....
    I mean liquor - I wouldn't know her preference for.....oh, never mind.....:wink:

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    "Cape Cod"

    Cranberry juice
    Lime twist/wedge IN the drink
    Vodka
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    Dangerous if you're thirsty cause the cranberry juice is so sweet/tart you don't even notice the vodka.

    Also discovered Stoli's cranberry flavored (natural flavor) vodka is Very smooth, straight up.
     
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    I decideed to try something different htis year and pay less mind to the day since I have a tendency to make it a bigg celebration which causes problems. With that thoughts in mind I invested in some simple items and devoured two burgers with bacon, sauteed onions, mozerella cheese and an order of onion rings and fries as well, which I followed with a pint of ice cream. Strange thing is I am weirdly happy with this. Called Jimmy and the kids earlier thye seem to be doing good and made a few other calls on this new thing I bought myself called a cell phone.


    Happy happy everyonee.
     
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    I managed to crank out a turkey with an apple/cranberry bread stuffing; a baked green bean dish with a cream sauce, mashed potatoes, 2 kinds of cold salad, A traditional Borscht (meatless), and a fruit trifle.

    I was proud.:tongue:
     
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    You didn't invite any of the mods...that could result in banishment. LOL:biggrin1:
     
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    Green bean casserole! All the way, baby.
    I made a ham with orange juicey glaze.
    Popped some smoked turkey legs in the oven. :X lol
    Mack and cheese! It put it on the oven with a little milk in the bottom with another layer of cheese on top to crisp and hold in the moisture. mmm
    Mashed potatoes with bits of burnt bacon! My 'taters always come out brown with brown gravy.

    No stuffing/dressing. I hate the stuff.
     
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    You have great taste, heather.:rolleyes:
     
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    I like to eat to eat. Stuffing fills me up too fast. :) I eat five bites and I'm full. I don't like pancakes either for the same reason.
     
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    I was complimenting your green bean casserole comment.

    I LOVE STUFFING! We clearly should never speak again, as I have never felt so insulted in my life.:biggrin1:

    Tommorow, I have to make a pistachio salad for a family dinner, as well as some sort of sweet turnips and squash thing.
     
  12. snoozan

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    I cooked enough for 50 people. I need to roll myself to bed.

    Next year, we're all heading to Jeff Black's place.
     
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    Just tell me ahead of time.

    I really get off on cooking for large crowds:tongue: *Take that as you will.*:biggrin1:
     
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    Is that what you use for a binder in the stuffing?
     
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    tsk tsk, dirty lady.:tongue:
     
  16. snoozan

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    after re-reading this thread, i went downstairs and got myself a plate of leftover stuffing. i'm not sure what that means.... :eek:
     
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