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Old 11-01-2004, 07:17 PM   #1
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MUST I eat that again?

Every Christmas Eve, my M-I-L and her sis (who lives with her) have a Christmas Eve get-together. It's them, the sis' son's family (4) and my family (4).
The food is just horrid. really.
They make:
1. Frozen lasagna which is usually burned and dry with no hope of spices
ever touching it
2. Sausage & peppers (limp peppers, no seasoning except canned tomatoes and barely cooked sausage)
3. Their "special" Ambrosia (nothing more than orange jello, cool whip and a bag of coconut flakes and a bag of marshmallows)
4. Wine in a BOX
5. Salty pepperoni rolled in pillsbury crescent rolls
6. dinner rolls
7. canned corn, still a bit cold

I am "allowed" to bring the Christmas Cookies each year, so there are
usually 3-4 different recipes that I bring.
The sis' son's family can't cook to save their lives, so they bring nothing.
Needless to say, I eat a lot of bread and cookies on Christmas Eve.

I'm hoping someone else is subjected to the same holiday torment,
so we can commiserate.

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Old 11-01-2004, 07:20 PM   #2
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EEEEWWWW sorry you have to endure....I'm sure you've offered to bring more than cookies - I think I would just show up with a couple dishes you know ya'll love and say - I had extra, hope you'll enjoy them - if they don't - at least you and your family will!!!! of course you could sabotage the stove on the 23rd...hehehehe
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Old 11-01-2004, 07:22 PM   #3
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of course you could sabotage the stove on the 23rd...hehehehe
funny you should mention that...it DID happen last year,
but they went to the front house and used that stove!
(*shucks*)
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Old 11-01-2004, 07:23 PM   #4
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BLECH! That is HORRIBLE torment! Come to my house! We eat homemade perogies with full fat sour cream, crumbled bacon and fried onions. We also have the best kubassa I have ever tasted. We also have a TON of mulled wine, and for those who don't drink...sparkling cider. Just remember to wear clothes with an elastic waistband!
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Old 11-01-2004, 07:41 PM   #5
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hahaha jeez how tres terrible. I dunno if i can ever remember a bad christmas dinner. I rember last year i had shrimp cocktail then some steak with mashed potatoes. Lastly cheesecake
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Old 11-01-2004, 07:49 PM   #6
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How about christmas dinner at your place and you can show them all how to cook :twisted: the right way. 8)
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Old 11-01-2004, 09:11 PM   #7
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How about christmas dinner at your place and you can show them all how to cook :twisted: the right way. 8)
if ONLY!
They won't have it! It's their "once a year mandatory shin-dig"...
my brother-in-law hasn't been there in 3 years-
His excuse is that he moved too far away! (lucky guy!)
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Old 11-01-2004, 09:12 PM   #8
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Sorry for your yearly torment. We used to go to the home of some devout[sp?] catholics and they only served fish and veggies. Dried out veggie lasagna, yucky fish and crackers. The only good dish was clam pie oyyyyyyyyyyy this stuff is to DIE FOR. It's a regional Long Island recipe and real good. Ask for the recipe and you shall recieve :D
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Old 11-01-2004, 09:16 PM   #9
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actually, I'm not a seafood eater,
but, no doubt I'd be in it with a fork
if that were with m-i-l's meal!

Oh, and if you are reading, Barbara, this year,
I'm bringing a 2# box of See's!
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Old 11-01-2004, 09:39 PM   #10
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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!
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