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Old 11-14-2014, 09:11 AM
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Christmas / Holiday Favorites, Let's Share!


Hello fellow Plantswapers.

' Holiday Recipes '

I am hoping that everyone will join in celebrating "PLANTSWAP" 2014 Christmas or Holiday Season, how ever you and your loved ones spend this glorious time of year. Whether it is with a larger gathering or just sitting around with a nice cup of Nog or tea, sharing in memories and making new ones.

Share some old time favorite recipes or new ones, so we might all enjoy in each others festive delicacies.

I love food, but I love tradition and hope you will share with us all.

Thanks so much,
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:30 AM
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I share more than on visit on Christmas.. Sons an then my sisters.. My brother if available.
I help sis make her meal an all her bunch show up an we eat our heads off. Stuffed.
She has usually Ham
stuffed turkey an all the trimmings
Pumpkin pie an roll
walnut bread .. a must
walnut cookie.. my favorite an I forgot the name . I may bake some.
I take a dish an gift to her..

An when I go to sons or he comes here we have gifts an food.. Different recipe because everyone has a same.. He gets pizza or something.LOL

Sounds good!! Right now I am waiting for a plumber .. My water pump quit ..
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Old 11-14-2014, 04:30 PM
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Our biggest Christmas tradition in the family has become the getting together of the women for the cooking and baking. Mom, sisters, and I and even my brother on occasion will go on Christmas eve and help with food preparation, final gift wrapping, and general getting loud and outta control. It is just a ball for all of us. My dad, Scrooge, sits in his chair watching television like we aren't even there. LOL, no way he can hear that thing with us all cackling like a bunch of hens.
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Old 11-14-2014, 06:20 PM
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Let's add some recipes to this thread so that possibly we might try someone else's tried and true treats, sweets, savories or meals.


Land of Nod

20 Frozen dough rolls
1 cup brown sugar
1/4cup vanilla instant pudding (no cook type)
1-2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup raisins
1/4 - 1/2 cup melted butter
Grease a bundt or angel food cake pan. Add frozen rolls. Sprinkle with br. sugar, pudding, cinnamon & raisins. Pour melted butter over all. Cover with
damp cloth and leave at room temp. over night. In the morning preheat oven to 350F and bake for 25 - 30 mins. Let sit for 5 min. and invert on plate.
*Add ingredients as listed and do not mix all together.

Christmas Morning Wife Saver

16 slices bread, cursts removed
6 eggs
sliced ham or 2 tins flaked ham
slices of sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 - 1 tsp dry mustard
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped (Opt.)
1 - 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3 cups milk
dash of Tabasco ?
1/4 lb. (1/2 cup) butter, melted.
Special K or crushed Corn Flakes

In a 9"x13" greased pan, put 8 slices of bread. Cover bread with ham. Lay slices of cheese on top of ham. and then cover with remaining 8 slices of bread to make it like a sandwich. In a bowl beat eggs, salt and pepper.
To the egg mixture add dry mustard, onion, green pepper, worcestershire, milk and tobasco.
Pour over the sandwiches, cover and let stand in refridgerator overnight.
In the morning, melt the butter and pour over top.
Cover with crushed cereal. Bake in 350F oven for 1hour. Let sit 10 mins., then serve.

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Old 11-14-2014, 06:22 PM
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These are a couple of my favorites and I give them away to friends and family.


Homemade "Bailey's Irish Cream"

6 eggs
1 can Eagle brand condensed milk
2 Tbsp instant coffee
12 oz. Irish Whiskey
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 qt. 1/2&1/2 cream
1/2 qt. whip cream
Put eggs in blender and pulse to beat. (if you want to have eggs cooked: beat eggs, heat eagle brand milk in pot, do not boil. Whisk in beaten eggs and continue whisking on low heat for a couple mins., put in blender)
Add Eagle brand, instant coffee, Irish Whiskey, vanilla, cream and whip cream.
Blend well. May find that you have to do this in two baches.
Can be cut in half.
Store in fridge. If eggs are not cooked, do not store for too long.

Smoked Salmon (Crab or Shrimp) Mousse
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup (or Cream of Celery)
1 envelope Knox gelatin
3 Tbsps cold water
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup finely chopped, celery
1/4 cup finely chopped, green onion
1 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
2 tsp lemon juice
pinch of salt
1 - 11/2 cups sm. salmon (crab or shrimp)
Dissolve gelatin in cold water in a small pot. Leave for 8min.
Warm soup. Heat gelatin over very low heat, just to make liquid (swirl pot as you heat it, do not want to get hot), then add to warm soup and mix.
Set aside.
Beat cream cheese and Miracle Whip together and add celery, onion, sm. salmon. Then combine with soup mixture. Pour into serving bowl or into a nice mold and chill overnight. If molded, just fill sink with hand hot water and lower bowl into water for just a few seconds. Then you can invert on plate.

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Old 11-14-2014, 07:10 PM
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I like the first one..
Can one make that an freeze it for later?

I see why the friends like the whiskey one.LOL

You sure put a lot of stuff in your recipes.. Mine would sound like childs play..

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Old 11-14-2014, 07:21 PM
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ever since it is just him and i nothing goes on here and no special dinner
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Old 11-15-2014, 08:06 AM
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Hoping everyone will share some favorite recipes so that when Christmas is close, we can try some new ones.
Join in and share some old time favorites.
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Old 11-15-2014, 08:08 AM
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This is another one of my favorite morning foods. We used to make this to with breakfast when we would go up skiing in between Christmas & New Years Eve.


One of my favorite Christmas morning favorites

BROWN SUGAR & PEPPER BACON
Place bacon in pan and cook in 350F oven till partially cooked. Remove most of the bacon drippings. Sprinkle brown sugar and pepper (lots if like pepper)
all over and put back in oven until done to desired preference.

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Old 11-15-2014, 09:16 AM
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Come on everyone. This is a time to share with one another.

What better way to spread Good Will to our fellow Plantswapers.
I think everyone needs to post a favorite.


My Grandma made this every year.

Carrot Pudding

1 raw carrot, grated
1 raw potato
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
2/3cup raisins
1/2cup currants
1/2cup butter or marg.
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
* Can add fruit or nuts if you like
Set grated vegies aside, separately. Mix the butter and sugar well.
Add carrot and 1/2 of the potato and mix well. If using fruit dust with a bit of flour and toss, then add to the butter mix. Add flour and spices.
Dissolve the baking soda in the other 1/2 of grated potato.
Then add this to the mixture.
Pour into a greased dish.
Steam for 3 hrs. Can microwave with cover 15-17mins.

Christmas pudding Sauce:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup icing sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup whipped cream, whipped
Melt butter in top of double boiler. Add sugar, stir well. Add beaten egg and vanilla and whisk continuously. Cook 2 mins. whisking. While still warm fold in whipped cream. Serve on steamed pudding.
*Can bake pudding in oven on low for 1 hr. (Have covered and place in a pan of water)


Get off the sofa and get those fingers moving.

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Old 11-15-2014, 06:13 PM
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I am always the one chose to make the bread. I dont mind I love making bread. Here is one of my families fav.
Light Rolls
2 T. yeast disove in 1/2 cup warm water ( set aside )
1 1/4 C. Whole milk
1 t. salt
3 T. Sugar
1/4 C. honey
1/3 C. Shortening
Scald the milk and let cool, while warm add sugar, salt, honey, and shortening. Cool to luke warm. Add the yeast . Beat in 2 eggs and add 3 1/2 Cups flour. Mix with at spoon add till kneaded in well add in 1 1/2 cups flour as needed till when you press on the on the dough it raises back up. Place in a lightly oil pan cover with cloth and let rise till double in size. Work down and make into rolls or loaves. Let rise again. Bake at 350 Degrees. 15 mins or golden brown.


Here is the other one.
Honey Wheat Bread
3 pkg. yeast
4 Cups Warm water
1/2 C. Butter softened
1/2 C. Honey
1/4 C. Molasses
2 t. Salt
6 C. Wheat Flour
4 C. White Flour

Dissolve yeast in, Mix in butter, molasses, honey, salt. Knead in the flour. It may not take quit all of the flour. Knead in till when in round ball and pressed with finger the dough raises back up. Let rise till double in size work down make into rolls or loaves let rise and bake at 350 degrees or until golden brown.
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:53 AM
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RC, the bacon sounds so good!!! My son would eat it all!!!
BZ, I'm a bread fiend. Gonna give yours a try. I've one for easy french bread that I use a good bit and often use it for pizza crust too. I add a bit of Parmesan and Italian seasoning right into the dough, and it is so good.

Racking my brain for something good to share with you. I do have a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe that I think is the best ever. Much better than the recipe you find on the back of the chip bags. I'll try to dig it out and post tomorrow.
We are off to process a beef for the freezer today!! FINALLY!
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Old 11-16-2014, 03:36 PM
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Y'all's recipes sound so yummy! I'm gonna try your land of nod rc.

We used to have mama's German chocolate cake but mama can't physically do it any more. I may try to make one, it will rely on prayer cause I'm not much of a baker
I always watched mama when I was in the house but I was a a true tomboy. If daddy was doing something outside id be with him instead of being in the kitchen. My granny made an egg custard that was terrific too. Mama's German chocolate will melt In your mouth! It will make hour tongue slap your forehead, lol.

If I can get a copy of mama's German chocolate recipe I'll post it.
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Old 11-16-2014, 04:42 PM
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bzmom,
Going to give those Light Buns a go. Do you use the Instant yeast or the
dry which you leven in the milk?
I love bread, but if I am not careful the bread can love me too much.

cindy, do share your recipe.

Tessa, that German Chocolate Cake sounds to die for. Not literally!

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Old 11-16-2014, 05:55 PM
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RC I use the dry yeast. I do not eat a lot bread but...when you have three growing boys whom are in sports year round well....They will eat along with their dad a whole 9x13 pan of buns in one day. But they are so lean and solid muscle. Me well not so much. LOl But they are really good rolls.
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