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Old 11-21-2007, 02:36 PM   #21
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I'm preparing myself to deal with my in-laws tomorrow... does that count for anything? I'm making a spinach dip inside a loaf of pumpernickel bread.
Sooooo you're stopping at the liqour store too?
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:06 PM   #22
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Oh, yes. Mostly cleaning, which when you live in 150 year old house is a chore. My wonderful husband swore he'd hire cleaners this year. Haha. we couldn't find anyone who really wanted the job. So we've been scrubbing. I want to have an early dinner, so will be up early tomorrow. My turkey is 21.43 lbs. It actually looks smaller than in previous years, but it is heavy as all get-out. Some of my friends are feeling sorry for me because I'm cooking. Personally, I think we have the perfect arrangement -- our friends split up dinners, and I won't have to cook a big holiday dinner until this time next year. Works for me. Especially since all said friends are within walking distance (when I lived "near" family, it meant a 1 to 3 hour drive each way; my husband and I hate driving). Made it much more of a chore than actually cooking as far as I'm concerned. Now, for XMas, New Years, Easter, I'll stroll a few blocks with a dish (we always share) and someone else will do the work. So, yes, I'm working today, and we did yesterday, and will tomorrow. But after we're through with the Tree Trimming Party, he and I will be finished with holidays. Great!
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:46 PM   #23
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I've had a house full of family since yesterday afternoon...so far I've prepared dinner for everyone, breakfast for everyone, and then bbq'd for everyone.

In the middle of that, I've made my cranberry sauce, lemon mold, meatballs for the escarole soup, the stock for the escarole soup, pie dough for the pies, the pumpkin pie, the apple pie, chocolate panna cotta cake, and right now, I have a loaf of cranberry walnut bread dough rising in the kitchen...it's already braided, but has yet to bake. The turkey is in the brine, and the ham is sitting in an apple cider bath. Later this afternoon I'll get the cornbread ready, make the mise en plas for the stuffing, cut the chestnuts, and start folding the meats for the antipasto platter.

I also got my nails done, had a pedicure, and rode 10 miles on my bike.
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:47 PM   #24
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Here ya go.

I think I saw Tyler make that as part of a Thanksgiving show recently. I thought to myself that I should try it. I never liked sweet potatoes and feel like I should give them another try sometime.
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I will let you know how they turn out Andy. One thing I noticed so far is that hit timing is way off. The potatoes have been in the oven for 45 minutes now and are no where near being soft yet.
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:28 PM   #26
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Just got the dressing into the casserole and ready to go, have cranberry sauce simmering, rolls rising and almost ready to bake. Turkey is reposing in his pan, waiting to be rubbed down and seasoned.Pumpkin custard pie is covered and ready to take to my daughters...The rest will be done at her house tomorrow..Yippee And I will help Cade plate the fudge he made here monday...

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Old 11-21-2007, 07:11 PM   #27
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I've had a house full of family since yesterday afternoon...so far I've prepared dinner for everyone, breakfast for everyone, and then bbq'd for everyone.

In the middle of that, I've made my cranberry sauce, lemon mold, meatballs for the escarole soup, the stock for the escarole soup, pie dough for the pies, the pumpkin pie, the apple pie, chocolate panna cotta cake, and right now, I have a loaf of cranberry walnut bread dough rising in the kitchen...it's already braided, but has yet to bake. The turkey is in the brine, and the ham is sitting in an apple cider bath. Later this afternoon I'll get the cornbread ready, make the mise en plas for the stuffing, cut the chestnuts, and start folding the meats for the antipasto platter.

I also got my nails done, had a pedicure, and rode 10 miles on my bike.
Geez Louise,what did you have for breakfast this morning?Rocket fuel?
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:13 PM   #28
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I'm preparing myself to deal with my in-laws tomorrow... does that count for anything? I'm making a spinach dip inside a loaf of pumpernickel bread.
does this also involve water chestnuts and sour cream and something else i can't remember?
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:27 PM   #29
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hmmm perhaps i could jump on a plane to sample such delicious sounding delights, if i stopped by everyones house.....i could probably float back to Australia instead of overloading the plane LOL

Hope people are taking pics i can just imagine everyones tables laden with loads of food lol
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:28 PM   #30
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Here ya go.
oh how funny, I saw that episode too and that's what I made. I tasted it after it came out of the oven and it is very good, a bit different from the usual that I make, so was happy to view it on TV.

tomorrow I got the day off. YEAH!
DH asked me to order everything for TG's dinner for him to take to his moms.
Well making it all myself today. Why would I buy the stuff when I can have the pleasure of doing it myself? Especially since $-wise, it's the same thing
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2 pump pies
honey glazed carrots
green bean casserole
turkey
gravy
mashed pots
cran sauce
deviled eggs
stuffing
yam/banana bake
orange jello mold
baked apples
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tonights dinner will be reruns
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