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Old 11-24-2011, 10:16 AM   #61
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Had planned on going out of town with mom to visit some relatives in Birmingham. But mom caught a cold(from me) and doesn't feel like it. So yesterday I bought a fully cooked turkey breast, sweet potatoes, peas, and other stuff including a pecan pie(yum). So we will have a quite one here. Actually glad were not going as the noise level at my SIL house gets on my nerves. Am I getting old or what?
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:31 AM   #62
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Just got back from the DFAC (Dining Facility) at Patch Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany. For $7.00 each we had a choice of two meats (turkey, ham, beef or fish), two types of stuffing, collard greens, mashed potatoes, yams, roll, salad bar, several types of pie, shrimp cocktail, eggnog, sparkling apple cider/grape juice, various soft drinks and coffee/tea. The field grade higher-ups officers were serving in blues/class A's (O-6 and up - several stars with aprons over their class A's), the boy scouts were escorting, dishing out pie and picking up trays, the tables had nice table decorations and pretty paper napkins, with lots of people were there with families and generally a great set-up and time. Both my husband and I were very pleasantly surprised and enjoyed ourselves immensely. You could see they were doing their best to ensure the sense of the American holiday with a homey feeling away from home was fostered. Morale boosting for those away and in different countries during the holidays is so important - I think they did a great job at Patch today.

Next, it's the German Weinachtmarkts - going to Salzburg this Saturday, Baden-Baden on Tuesday, Stuttgart the next Saturday and Rothenburg on the 20th - will probably also hit Munchen and some other smaller towns around (Deidesheim?). Love that part of the German culture - tons of people, hot spiced wine, booths with Christmas ornaments and myriad other things for sale - lights and displays - good food for sale. Just such a great atmosphere. Trying to squeeze it all in before we leave Europe in March to move back to the USA for good.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving - one of the more unique American holidays - my favorite.
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:10 AM   #63
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Quiet day at home with DW & DD (darling dog in this case):
  • Spinach Salad w Candied Walnuts, Gorgonzola, Dried Cranberries & Raspberry Vinagrette
  • Herb Roasted Turkey Breast
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Fingerling Potatoes w Pancetta
  • S'Mores Cake
  • Le Reve Champagne
  • Football!
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:19 AM   #64
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We're having it at home with family. Turkey and all the traditional sides that go with it. God Bless the Cook. Also looking forward to Packers and Lions game. My son will be happy because I'll be rooting for the Packers even though I am a Bears fan and he is a Packers fan. Chicago needs a Lions loss to stay in the hunt for wildcard.
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At 1PM neighbor brought over two plates of meat vegs and starch. Enough food for three days.
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:02 PM   #66
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We are currently living in our camper, so not a lot of space for cooking. We originally planned on a cornspary, but we couldn't catch a sparrow and the canary got away, so we settled for a plain old cornish hen cooked in a dutch oven. That coupled with stuffing, potatoes, gravy, a pumpkin pie and home made whipped cream made for a very nice meal.

In addition we had a two person apple pie baked in the dutch oven served with vanilla ice cream for breakfast. Yumm.
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