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Recipes / Re: thanksgiving 2017
« Last post by LakeRat1 on Today at 08:06:25 PM »
I love the Cranberry sauce with the rings imprinted

Happy Hour / EGG BOWL will try my familial patience!!!
« Last post by Rabbitproof on Today at 07:03:16 PM »
Well, if y'all hear that I have been arrested for assault , ha believe it!! Just kidding but we are watching the EGG BOWL, and my youngest brother went to that pathetic cow college known as Ms. State-----the rest of us went to that classy school known as Ole Miss.  Ole Miss has has a heap of problems recently, and I already stay in a foul humor over that. Add to that the fact that we have zero defense this year, and the offense only wakes up periodically during each game. Lil Bro is already on shaky ground....too much pro State talk leading up to the game. Ha, I have shown humongous restraint so far but don't know if I can keep from whacking him in the head with a couch pillow. It will all depend on how the game goes,,,,!!!!!
Quick walk around the GH.

Started picking a few tomatoes. It's funny how much better they taste after a couple months off.

Threw together a quick strawberry rail. Told the daughter no strawberries this year. So she took money out of her bank to get her some. Well she bought 2 and I bout the other 13. Hard to say no to the puppy dog eyes. So we ended up with 15. Not sure how the rail will work. I think I will need a bigger tube but we used what we had at the time.

The chocolate reaper is growing like crazy. Gonna have to start trimming it before long to get it under control.

The cucumbers are growing slow but they are growing and no bugs.... fingers crossed!

Recipes / Re: thanksgiving 2017
« Last post by Ragun Gardener on Today at 06:27:17 PM »
Gopherbroke came over to spend the holiday with my crazy family and left full. He bought a Logan's spiral sliced ham and made 3 deserts that I don't know the name of. I didn't even taste them yet we had so much food. We had a turkey cooked in a counter top roaster inside a turkey bag that came out juicy, I cooked another turkey in the oil-less fryer that took longer than expected because the wind so we didn't even eat that one yet. Then all the sides: cornbread and rice dressing, that real cranberry sauce with the can rings imprinted on it ;D, some real cranberry dish from Bill, homemade Mac-n Cheese, green bean casserole, rolls then desert was pumpkin dump cake, 2 dishes from Bill, the pineapple dish and another to be named later, I made a bread pudding with bourbon sauce and I think that was it. I'll call Bill to come over tomorrow to eat again and make him take some home so I don't have to eat leftovers for a week.

I hope everyone had too much to eat like us!!!!
General Discussion / Re: 2017 Get Together - Recipe ???????????
« Last post by LakeRat1 on Today at 06:20:00 PM »
Rabbitproof, Thanks for the seasoning tip

General Discussion / Re: 2017 Get Together - Recipe ???????????
« Last post by Ragun Gardener on Today at 06:17:16 PM »
Results are in and it came out great. I couldn't taste the nutmeg and barely a hint of cinnamon. Surprisingly the top crust was just like Beeman described. Like a crusty candy. My only complaint about that recipe is that it had some juices at the bottom. That means for Christmas it's gonna be Beeman's recipe.

General Discussion / Re: 2017 Get Together - Recipe ???????????
« Last post by Rabbitproof on Today at 05:31:18 PM »
It only took a very small amount of nutmeg----and not an overwhelming amount of cinnamon. Some folks just overdo on those ingredients and a little goes a long way. Just don't overload it with those and will be the best you have ever eaten. My family DEMANDS that I make the sweet potato casserole every yr for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I usually make it ahead of time and make the brown sugar pecan topping right before I cook it, because the topping does better if it is not frozen.
General Discussion / Harris Seeds, free shipping 11/23-11/27
« Last post by Ragun Gardener on Today at 05:12:04 PM »
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Happy Hour / Re: A Thanksgiving memory
« Last post by woodchip gardener on Today at 02:53:27 PM »
Happy Turkey Day Mr. Monroe!  Pass our hellos and Happy Turkey Day to Mrs. Jewel as well!

Thanksgiving has taken many forms in my life.  When I was very young it was off early to my Grandparents house for Thanksgiving.  We would go for dinner at noon time at my Dad's parents.  My Dad was an only child, so it was him/my mom/4 kids and then my Grandfather's 2 sisters.  They had a big dining room table so we all got to sit together.  My Grandma went all out and did linens, good china...fancy.  We had to play outside until dinner and then be on our best behavior.  The adults would talk and we always felt like it was a special occasion. 

Then we would leave and go to my Mom's parents house.  My Grandparents had a small 4 person table that was set for 6 in their kitchen plus a small table that was set at the end of the regular table to get 3 or 4 more tacked on.  The TV room was full of folding tables.  These were the kids tables since they came with folding chairs, ottomans and whatever else we could find to sit on.  lol.  My Grandparents had us plus the families of their other 2 kids, plus Aunts and Uncles dropping in to visit.  It was loud and crazy!   The kids got banished outside until dinner since there was very little room inside to be playing around.  My Grandma and all the ladies would prep the food and put it in to smaller bowls and platters.  Each table had a bowl of everything to keep the 'can you pass' requests to a minimum.  When everyone was seated it was pack like sardines, but always fun. 

After my Grandparents passed we ate at my Mother's house.  By that point it there were the 8 kids plus varying spouses/kids/significant others.  For several years it was crazy!  Tables everywhere, so much food and of course, the family drama!  Slowly, the older kids moved away and the holidays changed again.

When I moved to NC it was pretty much me and my daughter for the first year.  Then as we got settled, we would have Friendsgiving.  We still lived down in Charlotte and would have friends and neighbors whose families were also far away over to eat with us.  They were fun times.   Once I met and married the hub, we moved back toward family holidays.  We would still have friends over, but also went to dinner at his parents house.  Now my older daughter is grown and bringing her own significant others to dinner.  Hopefully someday our table will include grandkids  :)   
General Discussion / Re: 2017 Get Together - Recipe ???????????
« Last post by PawPaw gene on Today at 02:52:30 PM »
Some people don't like those ingredients. I for one don't like nutmeg but cinnamon is fine. In such a dish it can make it taste altogether different. I thought it was fine just like it was made.
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