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Old 12-24-2008, 09:20 PM   #1
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Have you been cooking today?

I cheated and bought a cherry cheese pie from Bennett's Cafe,...they do make the best I've ever tasted.
The dressing was in the freezer from Thanksgiving, when I made a double batch and froze one...it has thawed in the fridge and is ready to put in the oven.
This evening, DH and I made twice baked potatoes (potato boats) topped with bacon bits, crushed canned onion rings and grated cheddar cheese, and they are ready to put in the oven. We're having smoked ham, and it will go in the oven as well.
I'm using the Pillsbury frozen rolls, which are delicious, and daughter is bringing the rest.
My oven will be busy tomorrow!


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Old 12-24-2008, 09:24 PM   #2
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No cooking tonight, just baking. All the cooking will be taking place tomorrow. I still have to think up a nice rub or something for the turkey but everything else is figured out.

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Old 12-24-2008, 09:33 PM   #3
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I did rib eyes and oven roasted potatoes for dinner and also, made the breakfast casserole for tomorrow. This was a very easy day.
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:50 PM   #4
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Nothing today. My cooking/baking is done for the season.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:57 PM   #5
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Everything is A-OK...All systems Go...Ready to Launch!!
Put the dressing together tomorrow is all that's left...
It's been a busy day...
I'm tired...Ready for Santa!!
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:50 PM   #6
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had family here for christmas eve. we had ham, potato salad, baked beans, rolls and a nice dip with crackers. olives , cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and italian cake ( that i can never spell) wine, applecider for the kids. tons of fun. a breakfast at my grandsons in the morning.

happy holidays to all
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:58 AM   #7
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Yup, cooked this morning...breakfast in the homeless shelter. Nothing fancy. Dozen and a half scrambled eggs, hash browns and patty sausage, plus a dozen and a half eggs scrambled with chorizo, warm flour tortillas, grated cheese, salsa rojo, freshly ground coffee, tea, milk and juice. Molasses cookies. In fact, I just got home after cleaning up after them and me. It's cold and rainy, and I'm gonna finish my coffee and climb in the Jacuzzi for a while. Happy Christmas, everyone. God bless.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:04 PM   #8
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Not yet. I will be baking a ham, dressing, potatoes, gravy and baked beans.
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Old 12-25-2008, 01:03 PM   #9
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I cooked all afternoon yesterday because we had our Christmas dinner with family here in town. We are spending today with our extended family, so DW and I have been making finger food this morning...
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Old 12-25-2008, 01:10 PM   #10
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We have now had our dinner - joint cooking effort - I was put in charge of the stuffing and the roast vegetables. I roasted squash, potatoes & crrots with garlic & roasemary.
A nice relaxed meal put together with all cooperating - 2 in laws, DW, me and the two boys.

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