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post #1 of 17
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...and baking!

It's such a wonderful time of year for yummy food. What kinds of things are you up to this month?

This year I am most excited to try egg nog for the first time. I've never made it and I've never drank it so I have no idea what I'm in for but I do know I love custard so why not?

I'm not sure what I'm making for Christmas dinner yet but I know for sure that I will be making a mulled sangria. I am sooooo excited about it!

Lots of baking will happen in out house too. I'll be making gingerbread cookies, kourambiedes and pumpkin muffins too.

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post #2 of 17

I'm going to smoke some pork neck bones this weekend:smoking:

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I'm going to smoke some pork neck bones this weekend:smoking:

 

Ah yes, the olde yuletide smoking of the pork neck bones. :rolleyes:

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post #4 of 17

The Grands have been Pinteresting re decorating techniques for sugar cookies.

One has come across a recipe using Jello powder as coloring/flavoring (think it is in RI base)

I am scared.

Very very scared.

 

mimi

 

If one comes to me with an idea I never say no (and I never criticize the outcome as their sibs are pretty great at that lol)

IMO it helps to develop confidence.

So...jello icing it will be!

 

m.

post #5 of 17
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...and baking!

It's such a wonderful time of year for yummy food. What kinds of things are you up to this month?

This year I am most excited to try egg nog for the first time. I've never made it and I've never drank it so I have no idea what I'm in for but I do know I love custard so why not?

I'm not sure what I'm making for Christmas dinner yet but I know for sure that I will be making a mulled sangria. I am sooooo excited about it!

Lots of baking will happen in out house too. I'll be making gingerbread cookies, kourambiedes and pumpkin muffins too.

I hope you're not cooking in the "outhouse” lol.

Too early to tell. Sometimes I go with traditional dishes, but try to put a new spin on the oldies. Nothing has been finalized yet.

Channukah - matzo ball soup, brisket, vegetables potato pancakes, macaroons or apple or pear cake.

Prime rib for new years. Depends on what is in Season, etc,
Edited by Cerise - 12/4/15 at 8:57am
post #6 of 17

 

Let the holiday baking begin!

post #7 of 17
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Hehe I meant our house. It's strange, there is no option to edit.

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post #8 of 17

I found this and will add the cookie recipe of the back of the package to my Christmas Cookie repertoire this year.

I just love cooking and baking at this time of the year!

Not real sure where we will be for Christmas or New Year, so I'm going to be well prepared in any case.

post #9 of 17
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We will be trimming our tree on Tuesday and I was thinking of making a special dinner for the occasion and possibly some egg nog. I've never made or even tasted egg nog so this is very exciting. Any suggestions?

Does anyone else make tree trimming an event? We make dinner and listen to holiday music and drink.

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post #10 of 17
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Side dishes from our tree trimming dinner.  

 

These potatoes have been steamed and roasted with rosemary, now they've got a fresh grating of blue cheese before they go under the broiler.

 

 

Purple cauliflower and sprouts before and after

 

 

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post #11 of 17

@Koukouvagia  Yum . Fresh veg treated simply.

Cannot go wrong with that AT ALL.

I finally come out of the brussel sprout closet lol.

Have always loved them but would only get them when at a dinner party or restaurant.

Made some last weekend and drizzled with some reduced balsamic when almost finished roasting.

AWESOME!

 

This Christmas is a bit subdued (death in family) and I am getting over the flu so the fisherman put a baby cage around the tree and let the 2 youngest go for it.

Planned to move some (ornaments) around and up a bit but will prolly just leave it lol.

Looks great if you are sitting on the floor :thumb: lol.

 

Do you have an Elf on a Shelf?

 

mimi

post #12 of 17

Did you do the egg nog?

Ever since you mentioned it I have been craving.

 

mimi

post #13 of 17

mimi-

 

I have a cookbook simply  titled Hot  which  has a recipe for Brussels sprouts stir-fried in a mustard sauce.  I hate sprouts, but I can eat these all day  I'll get to the book in a couple of days and post the very simple recipe.

 

Mike

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post #14 of 17
Mimi, I got your Elf!
post #15 of 17
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Thanks @flipflopgirl those veggies were roasted with olive oil and a splash of balsamico and it was great. I probably won't cook them together ever again as the sprouts require less roasting time and dry heat vs the cauliflower which needs to be covered a bit but I couldn't resist the color combination.

Alas no egg nog, no time. But I will do it soon. I'm sorry to hear about the death in your family, it is always hard to lose a loved one but even more so around the holidays.

We have an elf on the shelf and its a lot of work moving it around every night but my LO gets a kick out of it every morning and we love having the extra pair of eyes reporting back to Santa!

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post #16 of 17

That one made the rounds yesterday lol.

You bad buba...

 

mimi

post #17 of 17

Out of ease for family coming from OOT  (open ended baby sitting lol) for a day or 3 my home is kid central (what mop?).

Most spend the nite with me while the parents go to my sisters home to talk.

So I have an elf this year as well.

An elf and a lot of things made from cake mixes.

 

mimi

 

*Thanks by the way.

 

m.

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