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Old 12-23-2011, 10:49 AM   #61
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Since Dad came to live with us a few years ago, we have been having Christmas at our house with my sister has come here where we used to alternate. It is just the four of us this time around - my nephew and fiance were hoping to come as a surprise for his Mom and Grandpa, but it didn't work out.

With all our needs and tastes we have quite a buffet for just for people! My sister brings the turkey, regular gravy and two stuffings (one mushroomless for Dad). I do all the vegetables, stuffing and gravy for DH (gluten free), tourtiere, munchies and dessert. I also do a salad, but because Dad can't eat it anymore I am doing a broccoli salad instead of regular because the rest of us love it. Dad supplies a ham and a shrimp ring (ironic because he can't have seafood, but he has done this for years!).

Veggies this year are:
Garlic and green onion mashed potatoes
mashed yam (no marshmallows)
mustard glazed carrots
peas (Dad's and DH's green veg)
Brussel sprouts (Sister and my green veg)

Appies:
Shrimp Ring
Meat and cheese
Cashews (also from Dad)

Dessert:
Mandarin Orange Upside down cupcakes
Whipped Cream
Cool Whip (DH)
Assorted baking.

A lot of food for four people, but it is small amounts as not all of us eat everything!
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:06 AM   #62
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you're eating a raven?


i've had it before, but i didn't like it. if offered it again, i would say nevermore...
Where's my crow on a plate pic when I need it? Probably on another computer
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:13 AM   #63
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There will be my son and DIL and me. After being strung along for weeks, the company she works/ed for finally folded this week, but she's got a good attitude considering -- keeping a stiff upper lip, which I don't think will hinder her enjoying our dinner. We'll have ham, green beans w/bacon, cole slaw, creamed spinach, applesauce, maybe deviled eggs. Dessert will be a scoop of vanilla with fresh strawberry sauce (from the farmer's market -- tastes just like wild strawberries) sprinkled with blueberries. And a plate of cookies. Yesterday I made some cut-out cookies shaped like Santa's boot. I'm working on a plan to glaze them with with red icing, white "fur" at the top, then dip the bottom edge in chocolate. They have 3 large dogs so I'm sure they'll know the brown stuff is not the boot sole. The dear girl could use a laugh.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:29 AM   #64
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Far-sighted? I don't know what kind of sight it has

Think... Cleveland v Baltimore... hmmm... Baltimore, Maryland... and I've already gotten crab cakes out of the way...

I'm stumped!

I'd like it if Cleveland beat the Ravens... See what you can do.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:23 PM   #65
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I'm stumped!

I'd like it if Cleveland beat the Ravens... See what you can do.
Sounds like they may be tickets to a game?
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:08 PM   #66
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I think I used to spend more on holiday dinners than I did for weekly groceries.
I know what you mean. I think I spent almost twice our usual weekly budget. But our daughter is home from college with her boyfriend, and let's just say he is... um... a good eater. I don't expect many leftovers.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:18 PM   #67
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I know what you mean. I think I spent almost twice our usual weekly budget. But our daughter is home from college with her boyfriend, and let's just say he is... um... a good eater. I don't expect many leftovers.
Nothing like a hungry young man. He will probably take small helpings at first, but you can bet he will go back for seconds and even thirds. And still have room for desserts. I love cooking for someone like that. You know all your hard work is really appreciated.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:24 PM   #68
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I'm doing duck breast, pureed parsnips, roasted Brussels sprouts, potatoes. Still trying to figure out dessert, but it might turn out to be maple pecan pie.



Bucky, LOL at you following orders. Have you ever seen this? Thanksgiving Instructions from Aunt Marney
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:19 PM   #69
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I'm stumped!

I'd like it if Cleveland beat the Ravens... See what you can do.
I'm doing up a little Maryland blue crab feast.

I hope we don't beat the Ravens. Why start now? We're looking at a top 5 pick
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:24 PM   #70
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Yes, bucky. Those look just like fattigmands.

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these are kruschiki.

kth, i never heard of fattigmands. are they similar to these?
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