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Well I decided to do the ham with scalloped potatoes, Baked beans, Apple Sauce and a lettuce salad today and the turkey and trimmings tomorrow. I wish you were here too Alissa! Maybe one day you will be able to come for a visit.
I agree the Kettle corn is very delish! Have you ever tried it in the Schneiders popcorn maker with the coconut oil. It is so light and crispy tasting.
Renate we have snow! My garden is covered in snow and I didn't ever dig all the potatoes and carrots yet. I don't know if they will still be okay or not. I am sure this snow will go away. I don't remember having snow on Thanksgiving week end before. (This is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada)
Happy Birthday and Anniversary Jet. Where are you going on your trip?
Subject: Cookie Dough Truffles Posted by: Maddymoo Replies: 41 Posted on: 11/19/2002 7:29:53 AM #T106917 Cookie Dough Truffles(ideal for cookie dough lovers and all those cookie makers who are always chasing the eaters out of their cookie dough!)1 C. soft butter 1-1/2 C. brown sugar, packed2 tsp vanilla extract1/ tsp salt2 C. all-purpose flour1 T water6 oz pkg. mini chocolate chips.Cream butter and sugar together. Add remaining ingredients and mix well by hand. Roll into bite size balls. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes. Store in a plastic ziploc bag in the freezer. Makes 4 dozen.Let stand at room temperature 5 minutes before eating. Source: The Gooseberry Patch
Renate if you like to do that - i think that is a nice idea - go ahead it is worth a try!
Happy Thanksgiving Berny - one day i will come and visit you - thats a promis! Sounds like you had a chrismassy thanksgiving with that snow.... i hope the snow and frost didn't harm the carrots and potatoes...
today is another beautiful day in germany -sunny and nice - i will do some yard work and harvest the walnuts again...speak later . twinkle
Sorry I haven't been here this week girls. Lots going on. Ihad a bit of a surgical procedure on Wednesday...had some tumors removed from my head. It was very painful and the doc had a hard time getting the second one out- the numby stuff kept wearing off andshe would have to inject more. Not a happy day for me. Lost a lot of blood on that second one, the back of my head was completely saturated. Everything seems to be healing well.
Crazy stuff has been going on over in KC and that has preoccupied my time a little. World of difference between that forum and this one..or rather the Recipes forum. Folks over there just seem to fight all the time. It's nuts.
The recipes this week look great! I've been working on caramel experiments. Love the scientific aspect of it....why something doesn't work, crystalization and so on. Most of the recipes have turned out very well and now I'm using my favorite one to add stuff to in order to change the flavors. Well, gotta run. ttys
I have a very difficult time deciphering the line between boredom and hunger.
Has anyone made homemade caramel sauce before? I've run into a bit of a snag. Yesterday I made one that was perfect in flavor and texture. Even thickened up nice so if you wanted to dip them in chocolate for candy, it would work nicely. This afternoon I went to compare it with some others that I made and the whole container formed little crystal bits all throughout the carame. It's ruined. I have no idea what has happened to it. I didn't put it in the fridge. I covered it and left it on the counter until just a while ago.
I've made two more of the same recipe (just changed the add-ins) and they are wonderful too. But maybe tomorrow they'll be crystalized too. I hope not! Anyone have any ideas?
This is what shoppingaddictAZ wrote on out we are moving post
I could never decide if the old name meant OLD Country-Corner or Old-Country CORNER. :o) Nevertheless, I'll move with you. But first I want to tell you all about my trip back to Chicago (and Berwyn, where I grew up). I have just returned and was so excited to see "the old hometown." We ate at a couple of good Bohemian restaurants; one was called the Crystal -- out by Rosemont, I believe. Anyway one of their entrees was, I couldn't believe it, Fruit Dumplings! My family always served them as an entree but since they are considered a dessert in the old country, I just never expected to see anyone else do so. Anyway, the dough wrapping the prune-plums was much thicker than the ones we made, but so delicious. (My recipe is posted here.) It was a shot of pure memories! I think they used cottage cheese to top the dumplings as it was quite moist. Dry cottage cheese is very hard to find nowadays.
We also ate at an Italian restaurant called Lou Malnati's. It was sold to me as having the best pizzas anywhere. The crust was very crisp, then there was a layer of sausage (a solid layer, that is, not bits and pieces) covered by lots of tomatoes, diced small, and finally chopped onions. There was NO pizza sauce anywhere. The combination of tomatoes and onions was delicious, too. My DH would have loved this pizza as the regular sauce was too acidic for him. We ate a few other places as well but the Bohemian restaurants were the stars of the trip.. Oh, and went to what is considered the best Bohemian bakery in Berwyn at 11:00 a.m. and they were nearly sold out of kolachy. I took what was left which was mainly poppyseed. Funny. As a kid I didn't like poppyseed, but on this trip the poppyseed kolachy were heavenly! I am so un-Bohemian a Bohemian I never really understood the difference between kolace and kolachy. I always thought it was something to do with singular and plural. (DUH!) Now I know the difference is in the size. I bought a prune-plum kolace along with my mostly poppyseed kolachy. I called this bakery the best inerwyn but it is reallly second-best. My grandmother was the best Bohemian baker!!!
I must tell you, too, about all the wonderful outdoor Halloween decorations. It seemed that every other house was decorated with pumpkins, corn, cornstalks, witches, you name it, I'll bet I saw it. It was similar to what is done for Christmas; just beautiful. We do not decorate like that here in the Phoenix area. I just have an orange and black wreath on my door, for example. In the Chicago suburbs they go all out!
The purpose of my trip was my high school class reunion, the 60th though I'm SURE that number must be wrong. It was amazing, though, how much older everyone else looked! ;>) Then I spent a couple of days with my highschool & college girlfriend in Waukegan (Yes, I saw the Jack Benny statue) and a couple of days with my cousin in Bartlett. My cousin loves to bake and he baked a houska for me while I was there. My grandmother wouldn't even give me her recipe for houska. She said it was too difficult for me! And here he just whipped it out! I came back with some fine sounding recipes!
I am really pleased with myself for making this trip alone. I really have never done such a thing alone before. But I enjoyed every minute of it. The secret to my success was having a GPS system. I never could have found my way around without it. My system had a very patient woman's voice. Every time I made a wrong turn or otherwise goofed up, she would say "recalculating." Once I swear I heard her give a big sigh as I missed my turn for the third time.
Anyway, I'll see you all in the "old corner".
Shannon i am so sorry to hear this ws such a painful procedure and involved the blood loss and all the difficulties - i hope you feel better soon!!! HUGS
Renate - that would be nice if you could write to them!
Berny i hope you had a nice thanksgiving
Welcomeback Lorraine - its great
I have to go in a minute - speak later - cheers twinkle
Hello to all of you! Lorraine,happy to see you and thanks for the information,since we might drive to Chicago.Two years ago,when we were in Omaha,Nebraska,we went to the Czech/Bohemian restaurant.Also to my surprise,they served plum dumplings,but they put to much melted butter over the top,that the dumplings were swimming in it.But all their food was excellent. I hope to make some soon,before the Italian plums are bad.I want to make a yeast dough Plum Cake (Pflaumen- kuchen)today. The time is running away from me. I will look on recipes,if you posted your recipe there.===I admire you,that you drove all by yourself,since I am a non-driver.The worst mistake I made in my life,that I did not learn how to drive.
I have to go and I hope to be back,Renate
Yes this is much too early for snow and we got a pile more overnight. This happened just when I was finally feeling well enough to do some things, so now I didn't get any of my garden or flower beds cleaned up. My plant pots are even still on the front step frozen and covered in snow. I didn't even get down to the river valley this year to see the colorful leaves. It is mostly pine trees by my house so not as pretty in fall. The carrots were really good as the ground wasn't frozen at all but I didn't get any potatoes dug. It is supposed to go down to -9 (16F) tonight so I think I might not get to harvest them this year :o( I really feel bad for the farmers because there is still a lot of crop out there that hasn't been harvested.
Thank you - we had a very nice Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. DD and FIL were here and we also had a friend and her two boys over. (their dad works up north 2 weeks in and 2 weeks out). I am a little concerned about DD and FIL driving home today as the roads around here are really bad. FIL went ahead and called and said the further away you get the better they are so DD left now too.
Thank you Lorraine for sharing your story of your trip with us. It sounds wonderful and yes the GPS can be a wonderful thing.
Shannon I hope you are better soon. I once had a birthmark removed from my scalp and it was very painful when the freezing came out. Also the head bleeds a lot. My dd split her forehead open when she was 2 and I couldn't believe how much blood their was from that little cut.
Today is the day I will do the 3M on the windows. I have crappy windows in this house that I was hoping to replace this year but that didn't happen. At least with the 3M on them it isn't so drafty and they stay clear so you can see out of them...
Hello all i will start a new thread!
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