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Old 12-20-2008, 10:40 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by pcheftina View Post
Can I just tell them I'm contagious and join Kadesma and her family???? that's right up my alley, but the MIL doesn't eat olives or many of the things you mentioned.

My DH has indicated a strong desire for Chili, so......

Thanks to you all.......
At one time my m-i-l tried to run the show here..I finally put my foot down nicely, I just did my thing and made sure some of her favorites were included..I'd go ahead and change the menu adding a crockpot's worth of chili for the dh, then you're all happy, remember mother in law does not have to eat what she doesn't like..there is no reason for her to spoil a wonderful holiday just to get her way..foolish and mean.

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Old 12-20-2008, 10:45 AM   #12
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There are lots of make-ahead casserole or layered dishes you could make. Lasagna, for example, with garlic bread and salad. Or turkey-broccoli-rice casserole. These can be made the night before and baked for an hour or so before serving.

Maybe take Kadesma's ideas as a suggestion for a type of meal rather than serving the specific items she mentioned. Are there easy-to-make finger foods that your family enjoys? Some ideas are crab dip with butter crackers, cocktail shrimp, bbq meatballs in a slow cooker, American-style cold cuts (ham, bologna, turkey, roast beef) with American, Cheddar and provolone cheeses, deviled eggs, green salad or green-bean casserole, ham and biscuits.

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