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Old 11-01-2004, 08:41 PM   #11
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it kinda helps if you look at unwanted invitations and the meals that accompany them as annual duties.
i always think 'it's only a few hours. 2 hours and then we can leave.'

all i can say is take along some TUMS, a couple of aspirin, and a bottle of good wine.

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Old 11-01-2004, 08:47 PM   #12
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LOL jkath! When I was a kid I hated lima beans.. erm, I still do. If I'm somewhere and they are being served, I'll torture myself to eat them, being curteous.

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Old 11-01-2004, 10:37 PM   #13
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Maybe you could bring an antipasto plate this year. That should go over well.

And then, next fall, suggest it might be easier on the MIL if you brought the antipasto and maybe some other dish. And make the meal a buffet.

After all, it is unfair that the MIL has so much work to do in preparing the meal, when others can share the load. After all, she deserves to be able to relax at the party.

And all you are doing is bringing a little something to help out.

But of course you want to make her wonderful lasagna and the Ambrosia the centerpieces.

Put enough food in there you can eat, and no one will notice that you only took one tiny piece of the pasta. Particularly easy to do at a buffet.

And then look forward to the fine dinner you make on Christmas day.
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Old 11-02-2004, 01:54 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by jkath
Oh, and if you are reading, Barbara, this year,
I'm bringing a 2# box of See's!
That may be the only real "nutrition" you get! lol I got a See's catalog in the mail the other day. I can practically taste everything just looking at it!

:) Barbara
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Old 11-02-2004, 06:51 AM   #15
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aunt dot, did you used to work at the UN? your diplomatic skills are to die for!
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Old 11-02-2004, 07:08 AM   #16
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#1 - Polished Topaz - I would love that clam pie recipe - if you want you can just post it in the seafood and I'll find it - sounds GREAT!

jkath - my best advice is to take a dish that you can say you already had made or you wanted to experiment with something new this year. Whether it's a side dish or whatever. Just don't mention it. Oh, I know exactly what you are going through.

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Old 11-02-2004, 08:56 AM   #17
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every year we have to go to his mother's house for thanksgiving. her turkey is dry her potatoes are lumpy her gravy tastes like flour and nothing has any seasonings on it EVER!!!
then we have to eat it again for christmas!!!!!!
all because his dad doesn't like ham... the nerve
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Old 11-02-2004, 11:22 AM   #18
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jkath, simple solution, in additon to the cookies bring a couple gallons of Zombies!
You won't care. They won't care. Just call the taxi!
Otter, you may be on to something.......

Aunt dot!!!!! I like the way you think!

Barbara! My son just brought home his fundraiser for Band: *SEE'S* !!!

Middie - I think our in-laws are from the same cookie cutter.

You all are making me feel so much better! And, long after this thread has passed, I'll let everyone know if I made it out alive.

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