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Here’s hoping that all of you had a great Halloween and aren’t reading this is a haze of a sugar high/low.

Last year we were blessed with having our grandsons living with us and re-living the times we took their mom and uncle to the local malls to go trick-or-treating.  We hardly ever get the dressed up ghouls and goblins here in our tract.

This year we had a whopping 4 kids come to our door.  Big year.

With Halloween now behind us, we need to all focus on the upcoming holiday season.

The first one being in about 3-1/2 weeks -Thanksgiving.

I love Thanksgiving.  We do a potluck.  Years ago, I would host, but my sister moved into a home that is way larger than ours and is meant for “party giving“.  

We’ve always held our family get-togethers potluck style.  It makes for a fun time, favorite dishes are brought to the table as well as new recipes.   I’m in charge of mashed potatoes.  It seems that once everyone tried my low-fat, delicious spuds, it became a staple and that was that.

Last year, since I was in Phoenix helping our grandsons transition back to living with their parents, I was on the road coming back here with them.  My sister made them.

She did a great job.  It’s an easy recipe and a great way to get kids to eat not only a child favorite veggie, but to sneak another one into them as well.  In fact, that’s how the recipe came about.  

This month just may become a bit on the “busy/hairy” side for me, so I’m going to start now trying to give out recipes and gather ideas for us to share.

Friday-I’ll start with what I’ve named “Sarah’s Favorite Mashers“, since they are my daughter’s favorite side dish.  My son’s as well, but I had this one for Sarah and some low-fat hot wings named after Adam.

In the meantime-share your favorite holiday recipes with us.

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 1, 2010
    • We may actually go out for thanksgiving this year. I’ll still post a recipe though. I have to think of something that’s my favorite.



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      Denise Richardson wrote Nov 1, 2010
    • Well I look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas, but as of two years ago i no longer put up trees, however I do decorate the place in a festive look for Christmas, and I always have a festive table for Thanksgiving, as far as food I have way too may recipes to name some I have posted in our Food Exchange group here you can find them there. For the past few years I have NOT cooked a turkey because we have been ordering ours from Somerset which is a wonderful cajun turkey to die for ummmmmmmmm delish so this is what we will do again but of course I will do all the sides and desserts.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Nov 1, 2010
    • I’ve never decorated for Hanukkah-kids were happy when I brought out the menorrah!  I’m not into decorating in the least.  I figure if I put all that up-the cat will most certainly bring it all down!



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 1, 2010
    • So right about the cat, Carine. The first year we had Murphy he climbed up the middle of the Christmas tree.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Nov 2, 2010
    • this morning-he’s feeling pretty darn perky-came home from the dr’s to quite the t-p mess.  guess he and Sunshine decided it was wrong of both of us to leave that early!



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      Kmarie wrote Nov 3, 2010
    • I am looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas. I always have a decorative dinning room buffet and table for Thanksgiving.  I do decorate allover the house for Christmas/Birthday.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Nov 3, 2010
    • looking forward to both-our daughter and family are coming here for the first holiday and we‘re going there for the second.



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