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Christmas Dinner

Christmas came and went really fast. Seemed like ages ago. We had a simple pasta dinner for Christmas Eve.  My sil, Angela made the pasta. I made caesar salad with grilled chicken. For the Christmas day dinner we had the full works.  I had to have turkey this year.  I had a side buffet table with Christmas goodies like yule log, cookies, candies and fudge, plus a spinach quiche and toast grilled with sliced tomatoes and cheese for those who came earler and couldn’t wait for dinner.    For the main menu, I made scallops with asparagus as our starter,  roastbeef, roast turkey with stuffing and roast red potatoes,  broccolini with roasted walnuts.  I made a strawberry jelly custard trifle for dessert. We had some wine the Aussie cousin brought.

 

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Christmas goodies

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raspberry/pineapple punch, spinach quiche and grilled toast with tomatoes and cheese

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roast turkey with roasted red potatoes, baby carrots celery and onions, sage bread stuffing

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broccolini w/roasted walnuts, roastbeef, scallops wiht asparagus

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strawberry jelly custard trifle

March 2, 2009 at 8:38 pm Leave a comment

Christmas baking

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All packaged and ready to distribute

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Kids helping mommy decorate or rather sneaking the frosting and sprinkles

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Decorated cookies, kids got silly wiht gingerbreadmans towards the endp1000792

Sheet pans of butterpressed cookies

I know I’m so behind in blogging. Since the school year started, I rarely have time for the computer. I still have to feed my family though. I’m still cooking and baking goodies when I can. This past Christmas, I baked the usual butterpressed cookies, gingerbread man, choc fudge and Christmas sugar cookies.  Instead of lime melt aways, I made rum slices instead.  Got them all distributed in time to the usual friends and teachers.

March 1, 2009 at 12:37 am Leave a comment

Cream biscuits

These biscuits are sooooooo good, they simply melt in your mouth.  YUM!!!  I got this recipe from tasty  by Roy Finamore who used to publish authors and chefs to streamline their recipes.  My dh ordered this book from Amazon last year and this was one of the first recipes I tried.  I always make biscuits to eat with beef stew.  I’ve tried different recipes with buttermilk, yeast, shortening and butter.  This one is the simplest and the best by far.  The kids always ask me to make extra so they can have some for snack and brkfst with jam. 

Cream biscuits(The recipe makes 10 biscuits)

2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp course salt, 1 Tbsp sugar, 1 &1/3 cups heavy cream, plus more if needed.

Heat the oven to 375 degrees F or 180 degrees C.

1.  Put flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in mixing bowl and whisk to combine.  Pour in cream and stir with a fork or your hand:  may add a Tbsp or 2 more.  When there’s enough cream, the dough will come together and clean the sides ofthe bowl.

2.  Take  the dough out onto a floured counter and knead it 12-15 times, just until smooth.  Pat the dough 1/2 inch thick. Cut biscuits out with  2.5 inch cutter and put them on an ungreased baking sheet.  Brush tops with cream.

3.  Bake for 18-20 min, until risen and golden.  Serve steaming hot.

August 8, 2008 at 2:17 pm Leave a comment

Cinnamon rolls

Made these yesterday.  I have a weakness for fresh bread and rolls.  The kids love having cinn rolls for snack.  Aly, my picky eater who has a hard time eating brkfst so early b/f going to school school, will have these.  I’m happy about that.  I added raisens to half of the recipe and made them into mini sizes.    The smell of it baking is just heavenly.  I always use this recipe I  came across from Oprah’s website: 

http://www.oprah.com/foodhome/food/recipes/print/food_print_20020820_stickybun.jhtml

 

 

May 7, 2008 at 11:55 am Leave a comment


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