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Old 03-24-2013, 03:42 PM   #21
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Things are still up in the air. We have a frozen turkey that we are going to have on Monday. Probably do the classic turkey dinner with it at my GF's son's house. It's not a tradition, but everybody likes it.

As far as my side of the family goes, nobody really knows yet. Lot's of options. Could be pot luck at my sisters, or head to my mothers to keep her company. She is getting some wisdom teeth surgery this week so she may not be up to much.

We have been invited to my friend/boss's house on Saturday for a roasted lamb over a spit. That is usually a well soaked affair with too much alcohol. But, ya gotta do what ya gotta do...

Soooooo, looks like a three day afair..... wish me luck...
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:49 PM   #22
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I may do a prime rib. Baked potato's and maybe asparagus if I find some nice ones.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:22 PM   #23
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That's how we think of holiday meals, we can have whatever we want. No expectations, unless there is something we want. I make pumpkin pie at least once a month!

I've pretty much had to stop making pie!

When you live alone it means that you get to eat and wear the whole pie!

I'm lucky that the Wegman's store near me sells it by the slice!
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:53 PM   #24
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I've pretty much had to stop making pie!

When you live alone it means that you get to eat and wear the whole pie!

I'm lucky that the Wegman's store near me sells it by the slice!
That's why we have the mini piemaker...
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:57 PM   #25
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That's why we have the mini piemaker...
Are you saying that if I get a mini pie maker I will end up with a mini butt?
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:02 PM   #26
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Are you saying that if I get a mini pie maker I will end up with a mini butt?
Yup...you could even have a minnier butt if you just ate half a mini pie. Of course, the extra pies are supposed to go in the freezer for another time...
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:07 PM   #27
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Yup...you could even have a minnier butt if you just ate half a mini pie. Of course, the extra pies are supposed to go in the freezer for another time...
No. She would end up with half a mini butt....
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:35 AM   #28
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Claire I made lamb koftas this weekend from my new Yotam Ottolenghi's book, Jerusalem . Really good. Also tried latkes too which would be good for a buffet I can dig any recipes out you might be interested in .
I'd be happy to have a recipe for the ground lamb. It turns out that my Pakistani friend (husband of my British friend) will be here as well. I am so glad I chose lamb rather than my own family's traditional ham (my husband's tradition was lamb, and I love lamb, more than he does!). It would be no big deal, Pakistani (Muslim) friend doesn't make a fuss about it. But it's nice that my husband just happened to chose lamb (his family's tradition). So there will be five of us, plus I have to say I invite what I call strays (military traditions). So it will be ground lamb torpedoes, couscous, taboule. Ihave some canned stuffed grape leaves (and yes, I've made them from scratch before, but I find them a p-i-a to make) for an appetizer and potica for desert.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:00 AM   #29
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I'm doing my monthly roast turkey. I still have three in the freezer and like to be done making roast turkey before summer hits, but I might smoke the last one in June (I'm away in May so probably won't do my monthly turkey then but will have to do another one in April to get all three of them used up before the heat arrives--I don't use the oven to roast turkeys in the summer).
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Same here. We have never considered Easter a major holiday. I live in a major Catholic town. We let them do the celebrating for us. And it will be my daughter's chemo week. She will be in bed too sick to even eat. My DIL grew up under Communism and has never celebrated Easter. And my son will be working that day anyway.
Wow Addie, Easter is big for us! Not in a commercial way, but in a spiritual way.
We will be having brunch at a friends house, only because I have no family close by, and these are close friends who are very much like family. Sorry that it is a chemo week for your daughter. I'm sure as a mom it is very hard for you. My son was only eight when he had cancer, and I know it was very difficult for me. I know that it wouldn't matter how old your kids are, you are still the mommy. Prayers going out for your daughter once again, and also for you.
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