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Hi, today I just made large baked potatoes with chili, brocoli, grated cheddar, and chopped vidalia onion on a nice plate! MMMMMM!

Tomorrow, I am cooking my now thawed turkey with cornbread stuffing, potatoes and gravy, asparagas, cranberry, and another vegetable of some kind.

MMMMMMMMMMMM!!! stickout lashes

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Today - y'all at the house are on your own because I am working today and the ERs are still busy.

Tomorrow - a nine-pound spiral-cut ham with mashed potatoes, country gravy and loads of salad. Huge chocolate cake for dessert, along with whatever candy Santa brings.
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One benefit of being suddenly alone at Christmas is that (loving) people fall all over themselves to include you in THEIR festivities.

Tomorrow, I will have dinner with a group of similarly single A.A.s. The menu will consist of turkey, potatoes, spinach and corn. Whole wheat and crescent rolls. Cheesecake, pecan and apple pies -- a "sugar shootout."

I'm bringing bottles of sparkling pear juice -- a hidden delicacy if ever there was one!


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rib roast
mashed 'taters
rolls
asparagus
snap peas
and for dessert ... I'm making a version of our childhood favorite (no longer available in stores) *ice cream snow balls* (vanilla ice cream balls rolled in coconut topped by icing 'holy and leaves' and a candle stuck in the middle)

oh - and martinelli's sparkling cider (no alcohol allowed)

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NOT A THING!!!!!...... stickout

(my wonderful H is in the kitchen as I write this making a molassas-mustard encrusted pork lion, with candied sweet potatoes, cashewed green beans, and spinach salad with a hot bacon dressing for all of tonight....... ;))

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6 pound prime rib roast
twice baked taters
green beans and bacon
asparagus
deviled eggs
yeast rolls
home made SUGAR FREE cheesecake


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Pork lions and "holy and leaves"! Sure do have some exotic dishes around here!


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Originally Posted by not2fun
spinach salad with a hot bacon dressing

MY FAVORITE !!!!!!!!!!!!

(No one else likes this in my house, so I never make it)

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WOW!!!! MMMMMMMMMMM! We surely have some creative and wonderful cooks here!

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spinach salad with a hot bacon dressing

MY FAVORITE !!!!!!!!!!!!

(No one else likes this in my house, so I never make it)
Make some and send it to me! I love this!

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Oh wow, I love that too! I haven't made it in years. I wonder if I can make it with Splenda? not2fun, can you post the recipe?


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Yes I have to use Stevia since I am prone to pre-diabetes. It is amazing what cool things you can make without sugar.

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Today I made blackened(intentionally?) catfish fillets and Kraft macaroni and cheese. I had Honeynut Cheerios for dessert.
Tomorrow, I have my daughters. My eldest, Katy, loves to cook. Last Friday we shopped for the ingredients for salmon spinach fettucini and cooked that. Not sure what she will want to make tomorrow.I'm pushing for frozenb pizza,though. We messed up the kitchen big time ,last time.

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I'm not cooking anything tomorrow, but I spent most of today baking. Cookies: gingerbread, double chocolate peanut butter, snickerdoodles, and oatmeal white chocolate cranberry. Plus, a creme de mint brownie. Still to go: chocolate and peanut butter fudge.

I'm really hoping my H will take care of dinner, because I'm sick of looking at the inside of my kitchen.


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Pear/Grenadine tart
2 apple pies
pecan pie
Kolanski - Apricot

Smoked turkey
Herb encrusted leg of lamb
Blanched green bean salad
fingerling rosemary potatoes
Jarlsburg stuffed olives/pickle board
Cheese board from all Michigan cheeses
wash it all down with simple salad
Dearborn Ham





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Turkey breast
sweet potatoes
mashed potatoes
spinach, maybe cream sauce
cornbread dressing
deviled eggs
homemade cranberry sauce

some sort of holiday pies


all for a party of 4



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Beef Wellington
Cornish game hens
oven roasted potatos
broccoli
glazed baby carrots
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A 10lb ultra fattening cherry & pineapple cheesecake

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Originally Posted by MelodyLane
Oh wow, I love that too! I haven't made it in years. I wonder if I can make it with Splenda? not2fun, can you post the recipe?

no problem.....

I used....

2 bags fresh baby spinach
8 hard boiled eggs, sliced
1 med. red onion
8 oz. baby portabella mushrooms


dressing....

1 lb. bacon
1/2 c. vinager (I use white wine or red wine)
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. course ground black pepper
1 tsp. ground mustard seed

Cook bacon to desired crispiness. Remove bacon from pan and cool. Return pan to stove. On med. heat, combine the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for 3 min. Crumble the bacon and add to the mixture. Add the dressing to the salad and enjoy....

And here is the recipe to the pork loin. Its a Bobby Flay recipe that was TO DIE FOR!!!!!...H did an AMAZING JOB on everything, but this meat was absolutely DEVINE!!!....

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/...sauce-and-apple-butter-recipe/index.html

There's a lot of flavors in this. I wasn't sure how it would come out, but MAN OH MAN......

The recipe does call for Jack Daniels Whiskey in the sauce. My H substituted it with equal parts vanilla extract and water.

not2fun

ps..Barbie, I would LOVE that Herb encrusted leg of lamb recipe.....



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Kosher salt and bacon? Could you please explain that one for me? grin


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Kosher salt tastes fantastic. It is used by gourmet cooks despite the bacon/kosher reference.

Just the taste is better than regular salt.

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