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Old 11-23-2011, 04:32 PM   #241
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Changing the subject slightly (although this snow and shut-in feeling I have had all day makes me just want to bop someone upside-the-head for almost no reason at all....so I am liking that thought....)

Instead, I made 3 dozen shortbread cookies. Unfortunately, not a cherry to decorate with, and raisins look....well, ugly. So I added a whole almond onto a few of them.

I simply roll out my dough, 1/4 inch thick, cut in squares with a knife (the way Grandma used to). Cook them until the edges are just a little brown.

Maybe I'll make a second batch, adding grated orange peel, and then dipping each cookie in chocolate after baking. Does that sound cheery?
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:40 PM   #242
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Thanks, JoAnn. My favorite since childhood has been and still is blueberry. My second favorite is pecan (with the vanilla ice cream I made yesterday).
I've never met a blueberry I didn't like.
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:50 PM   #243
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I've never met a blueberry I didn't like.

Me too. I keep a bag of frozen wild blueberries in the freezer and toss some into a bowl of Cheerios or into some maple syrup for pancakes or waffles. There's nothing wrong with blueberry topping for a cheesecake.
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:53 PM   #244
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Me too. I keep a bag of frozen wild blueberries in the freezer and toss some into a bowl of Cheerios or into some maple syrup for pancakes or waffles. There's nothing wrong with blueberry topping for a cheesecake.
There is nothing wrong with Blueberry topping on ANYTHING!
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:53 PM   #245
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Changing the subject slightly (although this snow and shut-in feeling I have had all day makes me just want to bop someone upside-the-head for almost no reason at all....so I am liking that thought....)

Instead, I made 3 dozen shortbread cookies. Unfortunately, not a cherry to decorate with, and raisins look....well, ugly. So I added a whole almond onto a few of them.

I simply roll out my dough, 1/4 inch thick, cut in squares with a knife (the way Grandma used to). Cook them until the edges are just a little brown.

Maybe I'll make a second batch, adding grated orange peel, and then dipping each cookie in chocolate after baking. Does that sound cheery?
Oh, sounds yummy to me!
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:58 PM   #246
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I've never met a blueberry I didn't like.
I did once. It was a beautiful little blueberry; one of the wild ones that grow up here. I was about to pop it in my mouth when a little green spider crawled out of the blossom area at the top. I'm an arachnaphobe...

Blueberries no longer get thoroughly washed in my house. Instead, they get soaked in water for half an hour and then thoroughly washed and inspected.
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:02 PM   #247
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I did once. It was a beautiful little blueberry; one of the wild ones that grow up here. I was about to pop it in my mouth when a little green spider crawled out of the blossom area at the top. I'm an arachnaphobe...

Blueberries no longer get thoroughly washed in my house. Instead, they get soaked in water for half an hour and then thoroughly washed and inspected.
Spiders freak me out also, and here I am living in the spider capital of the entire world! It takes me 30 minutes to do my web-walk before mowing. OMG, web-in-the-face with a spider dancing on my head! One of my worst phobias.
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... I'm an arachnaphobe...

...and you're afraid of spiders. Life is tough for you.
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I am taking a break before I get my pies made. Starting to slow down. I got 28 cups of broth out of that 12 lb. $6.00 turkey I bought! I am happy about that.
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The giblets are on now to cook, which is the last thing to cook except for the turkey. I just put the turkey in for its brine bath.

All the dishes, glassware and silver are clean and polished and I just took the tablecloth out of the closet. Napkins are ready, too.

Earlier today I made our pumpkin pie, a yummy cranberry relish side dish, a sweet potato-banana-honey casserole, assembled and put the cornbread dressing into the removable crock from the crock-pot, sliced butter for the rolls, dished up the olives, cut celery and carrots for our relish tray and assembled the tray and wrapped it with plastic wrap, peeled and cut the potatoes for mashed and put them in cold water. Put the homemade potato rolls out on the counter to come up to room temp to be warmed before dinner. Made the iced tea, prepped the coffee pot for coffee, set cranberry juice, white wine and sparkling grape juice into the refrigerator. Ice maker has done its job.

Have all I need to make the in-the-bird stuffing chopped and prepped and have all my tools ready to stuff the brined fowl. Looks like I'm ready for tomorrow. Just need a shower and some "feet up" time before bedtime.
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