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PATJOHNS1's Photo PATJOHNS1 Posts: 5,931
12/19/10 1:07 P

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I had sliced boiled cabbage mixed with brown rice & topped with crumbled turkey bacon at dinner last night. Was very good.

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12/19/10 11:34 A

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Someone over on the Food Network Fanatics Sparkteam suggested colcannon, and I'm KICKING myself that Ladyirish didn't think of it in the first place. If you're not familiar with it, it's a mix of mashed potatoes and sauteed kale or cabbage (I'm going to use kale). It's a beautiful emerald green and has lots of vitamins.

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CHERYLN's Photo CHERYLN Posts: 7,105
12/19/10 10:18 A

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I agree with geopenguin on the ex thing. I'm thinking it depends on what else you're making as to what vegetable you're considering. Congratulations on the Food Network thing, wow! I am soooo no a creative cook, would never attempt something like that. One of my daughters and her little boy are super picky eaters. I finally decided on meat-stuffed manicotti for Christmas eve dinner...not sure on Christmas Day yet. A toughy



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12/19/10 3:38 A

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Why would you care what your ex thinks?
I hate brussel sprouts too...but I never had them the way you're speaking about.
And my favorite part of the brocoli plant is the stem. Peeled and cut up. XTMONT has a lot of nice recipes, and one of hers calls for asparagus and gnochi in a marsala sauce (tho' I still haven't been able to find marsala). I think this would even work with brocoli.
Good luck...
And don't be afraid to experiment a little.
Happy holidays!

Every song can't be an anthem
Every choice can't be a chance
You can sing the blues if you choose
But sometimes you just gotta dance!
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12/18/10 9:23 P

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good luck on the food network and hope you become a star . .. my grandson wants something different for christmas dinner other then the usual . He doest like the ham . so am trying to find a few dishes he will eat and like . Picky then he used to be as a child he ate everything . now he says no and walks away . could give him a fat graft from my butt but it wouldnt take and he is so thin . wish it where catchy , baked cookies all day gave them away

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PATJOHNS1's Photo PATJOHNS1 Posts: 5,931
12/18/10 1:55 P

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My daughter-in-law is cooking dinner, but I'm bringing Polish-style sauerkraut to go with the kielbasa, ham, and pierogis.

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KATTYKATHY Posts: 4,324
12/18/10 1:23 P

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Our family favorite for the holidays is rutabaga. Not a culinary recipe delight but good. Boiled until tender and then smashed like for mashed potatoes. Add butter, or diet friendly alternative, and pepper. The only problem is removing the waxed skin and chopping into cubes. It can be a hard little monster. :0)

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12/18/10 12:30 P

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I've always served Green Giant broccoli in cheese sauce with Christmas dinner (blushes). I still like it, but I'm a better cook than that.

I wanted to make caramelized Brussels sprouts with roasted chestnuts, but my ex is coming to dinner and he hates Brussels sprouts (he's fond of saying that his favorite vegetable is chicken -- 'nuff said?).

Well, I'm supposed to be developing recipes for my blog and my portfolio for when I apply for Next Food Network Star (believe it or not, I was serious about that). I do know how to make creamed pearl onions, but with the Yorkshire pudding, that's a lot of white on the plate.

I considered making sauteed spinach with water chestnuts and bacon. Then, of course, I'm watching last night's Chopped and the judges referred to bacon as "crutch" and "cop-out." Uh...

I also thought of braising bacon-wrapped leeks in white wine, but see the previous mention of bacon (and leeks are a tought sell with some people).

Decisions, decisions...

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

"We're children of a fighting race that never yet has known disgrace." (The Soldiers' Song, Irish national anthem)

"Every day above ground is a good day." (Chef Justin Kennedy of New Orleans, on Chopped)

Please visit my blog:
www.cuisinequests.blogspot.com/


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