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Posted on 12/22/2006 4:09:40 PM PST by onyx
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Thanks for the ping!
only because Christmas Eve falls on Sunday do I get it off, our mall is closed on Christmas Day, therefore I get the first 2 days in a row off in 3 1/2 months!!! Which of course will be no days off, with all the kids coming home, etc. But it will a whole lot more fun than work!
Absolutely, snugs. It's not just food that such folks need, they also very much need to feel cared about and truly loved.
Yup, you did the link the right way, in a paragraph all by itself. Magic, isn't it?
And that was really nice of you to give me the link. Thank you.
Yes, re the Christmas menu -- just finalized it last night. I concocted the fruit salad by combining some recipes and adding my own touches. We're eating a free turkey that a friend got from work. The menu has striking similarities to Thanksgiving's, due mainly to the free turkey. The pies are from the store.
Deviled Ham Dip (recipe listed below)
Deviled Eggs (back by popular demand)
Veggie Tray and Dip
Black and Green Olives and Pickle Tray
Sparkling Apple Cider
Fruit Salad in Whipped Cream
Sautéed Asparagus Tips in Garlic-Butter Sauce
Smashed Sour Cream Potatoes (boiled, smashed but not creamy-whipped potatoes)
British Christmas Cake
Ice Cream and Whipped Cream
DEVILED HAM DIP
Yields 3-4 servings
1/4 pound deli ham, chopped
1/4 small white onion, cut in large pieces
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, plus additional if desired
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 4-ounce package cream cheese at room temperature
(I'm omitting this because too much cheese = migraine for me) 1/2 cup extra-sharp yellow cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 T flat-leaf parsley
1/8 cup small pimento olives, sliced into thin rounds
1/2 box Ritz crackers or any other kind you like
In a food processor, combine all the ingredients except the olives and crackers, and pulse until it forms a paste-like dip.
Remove to a serving dish and top with olives. Serve crackers around for dipping.
Serves 4 6
1 C diced tart apples
3/4 C peeled, diced orange
1/2 C seedless grapes, sliced in half
1 2 bananas
1 or 2 kiwi, or small package fresh strawberries, sliced; reserve half
3 T lemon juice
1 T sugar
3/4 C whipped cream
1. Wash and cut fruit, coating apples and bananas with lemon juice to prevent browning
2. Fold all ingredients together except one-half of kiwi or strawberry slices
3. Arrange kiwi or strawberry slices on top of salad
4. Chill and serve
Thanks, onyx.....blurry screen tonight......
Wow that sounds wonderful
I saw that. So sad. Kayak got a connection and a laptop and posted herself a little further on in the thread.
I can't believe how upbeat and good she sounded.
We'll make it 12 days --- in honor of the Twelve Days of Christmas!
Not very neat???
I resent that. My wrapping looks just like that.
(I used a lot of gift bags this year)
sounds alittle like my fruit salad...except that I put in mandarin oranges and marchino (sp) cherries and some chopped walnuts, then I put a T spoon or so of mayo folded into the whipped cream. It doesn't last long!
I read Kay's post too. She is optimistic and looking forward to going home for Christmas. I feel so badly for her and sad too. I know you feel the same way.
LOL--- I'll bet you're an expert wrapper --- I do ribbons best, thanks to a 99 cent gadget, but gift bags are my favorite. :)
You're welcome (((goodnesswins))) --- and me too regarding the blurry screen.
You've got to be kidding?!
If only we lived closer, we could forget cooking on Christmas Day and go to GEM's.
I can never work those things. I use a lot of gift bags and bottle bags myself.