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Old 12-15-2008, 07:27 PM   #41
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No plans here for Christmas so I'm not sure if I'll do anything special. Maybe share a Cornish hen with my kitties.
Aw, Katie is there any way you can make it to New Mexico? You only need to fly to Colorado Springs or Albuquerque and I can pick you up it's a four hour drive to either airport but that is nothing for me. I hate thinking you are spending Christmas alone especially this year I have have spent many xmases alone but it was always because I was working did not bother me much anyway. We wont have an xmas decorated house this year but people tell me Im a great hostess. If you could make it in anyway you would be welcome to stay as long as you like. Jackie
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:31 PM   #42
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That recipe sounds phenomenal, A!! I'll be there!! LOL
Do you have to blanche the asparagus first or put it in raw?
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:07 PM   #43
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Aw, Katie is there any way you can make it to New Mexico? You only need to fly to Colorado Springs or Albuquerque and I can pick you up it's a four hour drive to either airport but that is nothing for me. I hate thinking you are spending Christmas alone especially this year I have have spent many xmases alone but it was always because I was working did not bother me much anyway. We wont have an xmas decorated house this year but people tell me Im a great hostess. If you could make it in anyway you would be welcome to stay as long as you like. Jackie
If I had the disposable income, Jackie, I'd be on your doorstep in a minute. I'd love to spend it with you. Thanks for offering.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:00 AM   #44
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We're going to my sister's for Christmas lunch. It's summer here so we're doing cold food. I'll be making seafood appetizers - thinking of mini fish kebabs with a ginger avo relish, tiny calamari tubes stuffed with prawns&mushrooms and mini seafood quiches. She's doing the meat(probably gammon and a turcken), potato salad and a green salad and I'll be doing a pear,watercress,rocket,parmesan salad (from Jamie Olivers cookbook) and a couscous,wheat or pasta salad-still undecided. She's making a cold trifle and I made chocolate truffles which is in the freezer. We never make a big deal of Christmas Eve so DH and I will probably just barbeque with a bottle of bubbly.
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Old 12-16-2008, 05:49 AM   #45
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Aw, Katie is there any way you can make it to New Mexico? You only need to fly to Colorado Springs or Albuquerque and I can pick you up it's a four hour drive to either airport but that is nothing for me. I hate thinking you are spending Christmas alone especially this year I have have spent many xmases alone but it was always because I was working did not bother me much anyway. We wont have an xmas decorated house this year but people tell me Im a great hostess. If you could make it in anyway you would be welcome to stay as long as you like. Jackie
You might come here in Milan and spend Christmas with me!I would be honoured!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-16-2008, 05:51 AM   #46
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We're going to my sister's for Christmas lunch. It's summer here so we're doing cold food. I'll be making seafood appetizers - thinking of mini fish kebabs with a ginger avo relish, tiny calamari tubes stuffed with prawns&mushrooms and mini seafood quiches. She's doing the meat(probably gammon and a turcken), potato salad and a green salad and I'll be doing a pear,watercress,rocket,parmesan salad (from Jamie Olivers cookbook) and a couscous,wheat or pasta salad-still undecided. She's making a cold trifle and I made chocolate truffles which is in the freezer. We never make a big deal of Christmas Eve so DH and I will probably just barbeque with a bottle of bubbly.
Lucky you! here it's snowing ans raining all time..your menu looks wonderful!thanks for sharing!!!
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:58 AM   #47
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we have outlaws (no, we love them, really) coming in this year and it's going to be a traditional southwest TX meal.......tamales, pinto beans cooked with a smoked ham bone, enchiladas, and all the other slimming sides.............then we'll play several games, bring up memories, make a few tostadas (oops... a few toasts)........my DH's sister and brother's side of the family are so funny......anyway, I'm looking forward to it......y'all's menus sound wonderful!!
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:54 PM   #48
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I will be doing cookies. Really simple ones as there is so much to do.
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:02 PM   #49
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Smoked Ham !!!!! No Turkey thank you!

Cornbread Dressing...
Sweet Potatoes...
Still deciding on other stuff......
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:43 PM   #50
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Christmas Eve is at Mom and Dads house.
Dad will fix cod fish cakes and oyster stew. The rest will be pot luck from family members.
Christmas day will be at our house. Usually I fix a brunch menu, but Mary requested more of a lunch type menu this year. So I'll bake a turkey, a ham and a standing rib roast which will be carved for sandwiches. Misc breads and condiments. If I can find some, I'll get some chincotegue (spelling Breeze?) oysters in the shell and maybe some chestnuts for the grill.
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