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post #31 of 40

@teamfat ya know mjb, it's just my small way of making sure the world is okay,

at least around my small corner of it.

someday, that'll be me and I just wish to heaven that

there's someone else out there who likes to share too.

I do this from time to time, I don't want them to feel like they're beholden to me or nothin', ya know?

I can't feed 359 people, but two felt pretty good today, and gladdens my heart greatly.

post #32 of 40

Kau Yuk, Hawaiian style, my Mother's favorite dish, so I made up 3 pounds of Pork Butt http://www.hawaiianelectric.com/heco/_hidden_Hidden/Recipes/Kau-Yuk-with-Taro (I can't get Taro here, so I leave that out)

 

Hawaiian Style Kau Yuk

http://www.hawaiianelectric.com/heco/_hidden_Hidden/Recipes/Kau-Yuk-with-Taro

well, I can't get Taro here in the middle of the desert, 

so I left that out.

Normally we would serve this with bao or steamed buns, MMM

or even just steamed white rice.

This is one of my Mother's favorite, so I cooked up 3 pounds of Pork Butt

in this style as part her Christmas gift (my younger sister pinched one, or as we say, she cockroached it)

post #33 of 40

These should light a fire in someone with a sweet tooth!

 

 

I certainly don't have the talent for this, saw it on Facebook.

 

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post #34 of 40
THAT IS AWESOME!!!!!!
post #35 of 40
I agree ! What I also like is that game Scopa , I miss it !

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post #36 of 40

  

                                                       (just call me MARTHA!)

 

 

WHEW!

 

I made 9 different baked goods to give as gifts to our friends, neighbors, 

our postal carrier, the FedEx & UPS guys, our Handiman ...

Hmmm, who did I miss?

 

I baked for three days straight from 9am til 5pm

 

(hell, I'm retired, I don't need to be up and working this early nor for a full 8 hour day , BAHAHAHA!)

 

... but I had such a great time. There's something to be said for

baking/cooking just because, no financial compensation, no motifs, 

just to share with someone else.

I spent this afternoon going around to the different neighbors with my bundles of goodies.

I've already mailed off boxes to the folks who live too far away from us to drive or walk to and deliver some cheer.

 

How `bout everyone else in CT land?

post #37 of 40
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@kaneohegirlinaz you are certainly one heck of a neighbor.  I applaud your spirit of giving, everything looks wonderful!

"You are what you eat, so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake."

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post #38 of 40
Everything looks so good!
I have yet to share my Christmas Spirit..... (I know it's around here someplace lol ;-)
Other than pushing the hundreds of Meyer Lemons off on the neighbors 3 streets down I have yet to ring a doorbell.
Paid for the Grands to go to the movies yesterday and got 6 cookies decorated and was able to whip up 3 lbs of fudge before they returned.
No hide nor hair to be seen of the candy this AM.
Mimi ain't no fool tho.... She hid those precious cookies (Bethlehem stars) in her closet before they returned lol.

Looks like I need to bake a few more Santa hats and mittens....
Jeeze do they ever stop eating?

mimi
post #39 of 40

In 2006 and 2007 I had two serious health incidents that prompted me to begin an annual habit of baking thank you boxes for three of my doctors each December. (The timing is coincidental to Christmas.) The largest box, frankly, goes to my primary care doc, whose uncanny diagnostic skills saved my live twice. 

 

This year the box will include some of these truffles, although about five times as many as this smaller box that I gave to my husband for our hair stylist, of whom we are a longtime customer.

The other items include coconut macaroons with mini-chocolate chips and lemon bars. I ran out of time and energy this year because my husband retired Friday after 38-1/2 years, and I sent him to work with many dozens of cookies and bars to share with his co-workers. I'll make up for it by baking up a babka or maybe a batch of rugelach later this spring. She won't mind!

 

I've also given the gift of open-ended certificates for food items. In the past it's been 7 dozen cocktail-sized tiropites or spanakotiropites; a gallon of chicken soup with matzo balls; six dozen rugelach; or a cooking lesson in my kitchen. 

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I like to make things to give as gifts to special people.

I learned this trait early in life, that it's not about money, but the thought and effort.

Dear Husband claims that I don't make his favorite things nearly as often he would like.

So I made this up yesterday to put into his Christmas Stocking.

He may redeem a coupon for one of 5 different dishes, well, 4 really, along with a batch of Chocolate Chip cookies.

 

700

 

Mele Kalikimaka

 

I do the same thing @Mezzaluna , my husband loves it!

Today I made an Antipasti Pasta salad that just kept on 

growing and growing,

So I pulled down a couple-a disposable deli containers, 

and went over to the older gentleman's home who lives

down the road a piece. 

And those truffles look delish !

 

Thanks @Koukouvagia and @flipflopgirl 


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