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12/23/10 1:13 A

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This year I am also making a cranberry sauce that has orange juice, zest and grated ginger root in it.

I just got all the bacon bits made and stashed away. And a loaf of sourdough whole wheat bread is rising which I will throw in the freezer when done and cool. Then I will feed the starter for a batch of dinner rolls to make tomorrow.

Brine the turkey on Friday (hope it's thawed by then!!) and make a couple of pumpkin pies. Finished putting the last of my pumpkins in the freezer (roasted, pureed, measured in individual bags each enough for one pie) I also made a huge batch of cookie dough (cross yourself), scooped it out onto sheets, froze them and then filled a freezer bag with them so I can get out whatever amount I want and bake 'em up when needed. Also made some chocolate covered (cross yourself again) peanut butter balls which are hidden from me and dh somewhere deep inside the fridge.

No, I'm no wizard; I don't have kids at home--my sourdough starter is my "kid".
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12/22/10 5:16 P

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I have done it both ways and I like them both. Much better than just raw. If you roast it be sure and roast several cloves of garlic. It always adds to roasted veggies. Thanks Ani for suggesting it.

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12/22/10 11:00 A

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Ani that is a great idea! I may have to try some roasted broccoli salad! I love roasted veggies!

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12/22/10 10:25 A

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I forgot to mention that this year for the Broccoli Salad I'm going to roast the broccoli instead of steaming it and see how that does.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it's a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they're terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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12/22/10 9:46 A

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Laura how many people? I don't really have a recipe but that will help me estimate it.

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12/22/10 12:06 A

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Thanks so much, that's the one I always make! :) I thought it might be something different. That salad is my never fail one as everyone likes it.

Thanks for taking the time to type it.
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12/21/10 11:30 P

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This recipe is a mix of recipes in my Broccoli Salad collection. It's what I did last year though I admit I didn't make the greatest of notes but I think this is really close. It's what I will follow this year.

Broccoli Salad

Serves: 8

6 cups broccoli florets
1 cup sliced red onion
cup sunflower seeds
cup raisins
4 slices bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled
1 c. Mayonnaise
2 tbsp. vinegar
2 tbsp. sugar or honey or sweetener of choice
sea salt, to taste

Cover raisins with boiling water and let set for 30 minutes, let drain while you prepare the broccoli

Steam broccoli florets in a little bit of boiling water until just barely tender but still have nice texture (not soft). Drain and plunge broccoli into a bowl of ice water. Remove and drain again. Pat dry using paper towels. Very coarsely chop to desired size.

Mix first 5 ingredients in large bowl.

In separate bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar; pour over broccoli mixture. Mix well and chill for several hours or overnight.

Season with sea salt and honey to taste.


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12/21/10 9:28 P

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Just checking to see if that spinach salad and broccoli, and orange salad is posted...CAN"T WAIT!

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12/21/10 8:53 P

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YUM! That spinach salad sounds YUMMY! Post your recipe, please! emoticon

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12/21/10 7:58 P

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Ani you DO know everything! emoticon I was gonna suggest just those 2 products! I save my end pieces from Udis all year to make stuffing and bread crumbs. I saved some Thanksgiving stuffing in the freezer and good thing...the inlaws are having stuffing for Xmas too...not sure why with ham but if I see it and smell it I will want it so I will bring my own.

Also I make a mean spinach salad with bacon, sauteed mushrooms, hard boiled egg, grape tomatoes, red onion, and homemade honey mustard vinaigrette. Usually goes over well at potlucks...

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12/21/10 4:09 P

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Aniduckthistle, oh can you please post the broccoi salad recipe? I'd love it. The organge cream one sounds good as well. I am trying to find some new salads and veggies as well. xoxo THANKS! I have found the Rudi's products at whole foods and love them.

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12/21/10 4:02 P

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Can you get Rudi's GF or Udi's GF breads in Canada?
www.rudisbakery.com/
udisglutenfree.com/products
These breads are pretty darn good; though like many GF products sometimes have ingredients that aren't perfect. But really, not bad, especially for a special occasion.

Asparagus sounds yummy for Christmas dinner.

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12/21/10 1:18 P

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The stuffing looks yummy, but I'm not sweet on GF bread. lol I can't have gluten and unfortunatley I'm supposed to stay away from anything in the cabbage family, so that leaves out the brussel sprouts.
I do have a great recipe for roasted asparagus.
I also have a great recipe for Keugel. And a recipe for a sweet potato cassarole somewhere that I keep meaning to try.
Thanks for all the ideas. I also like the idea of a green salad with nuts and mandarin organge in it.

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12/21/10 10:24 A

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Or, if you want to make a splash with the turkey dressing (this is one that I will make today and put in the freezer)
www.melskitchencafe.com/2010/11/wild
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12/21/10 10:20 A

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The best, yummiest sweet potato dish I think I've ever had is plain roasted sweet potatoes. (This isn't the same as sweet potato fries). They taste like sweet potato flavored marshmallows. The roasting causes their natural sweetness to pop. And it's so easy to make. If anybody wants the recipe let me know.

I like the idea of having roasted Brussels sprouts too. Anytime we roast vegetables the flavor just shines!

How about whole grain dinner rolls. You can prepare the dough, rise it once, form the rolls, put them in the freezer and take them out on serving day to thaw, rise again and bake. You can even put them in a freezer bag after you have frozen them on a baking pan to make storage easier.

Less sugar is needed for pumpkin pie if you roast the pumpkin first just like the sweet potatoes (but no salt or garlic please lol!)

I have an awesome recipe for broccoli salad. You lightly steam the broccoli before throwing the salad together. Everyone raves about this one!

I also have a recipe for Orange Cream Fruit Salad that calls for vanilla pudding mix and I also have a recipe for vanilla pudding mix (very easy). However this does call for sugar. You could substitute stevia or erythritol for that if you wish or just cut the sugar by half (that is what I would do) 'cuz the fruit is sweet enough.

Or:
Minted Fig and Orange Salad (only 1 tablespoon honey in the whole recipe)
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There's always the traditional green bean casserole. If you make it with condensed cream of mushroom soup it's a snap and I have a recipe for making your own cream of mushroom soup concentrate. I also have several GB casserole recipes.

Merry Christmas

PS: And don't forget to put out bowls of fresh roasted nuts.

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12/21/10 10:02 A

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roasted asparagus or baked artichoke

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Brussels sprout, roasted!



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12/21/10 2:23 A

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love sweet potatoes. I also like the spinach salad idea...

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12/21/10 1:03 A

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How about a spinach salad with mandarin slices and toasted almonds?

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roasted butternut squash or cut the acorn in half then roast the acorn squash and add baby peas in them or anything you want

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Are sweet potatoes mucky? I love them mashed and spiced.

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I am gonna make some Cornish Game Hens for Christmas dinner this year (first time). I have a great recipe for glazed cornish games hens and a wild rice, cranberry stuffing. What should I serve with this? I would like to have the meal gluten free. I don't want to muck up my meal with potatoes and gravy...
Any suggestions? What would really compliment this dinner? I want it to be 4 STAR! lol

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