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I’m not sure about you, but I’m glad the leftovers are “gone, baby, gone“.  We didn’t really have much turkey left or mashed potatoes, but there was a lot of stuffing and some cranberry sauce.

Surprisingly enough-it wasn’t my homemade that we had a lot to ingest.  I did use it though in my baked oatmeal instead of banana and sugar substitute.  Very tasty and the cranberry/chocolate combo was great.

We had just enough potatoes to have for one dinner and a lunch for DH.

Unfortunately the stuffing hit a snag from the beginning!  Poor DD was bringing it over, DGS#2 was “helping” and grabbed the pan and ran.  I think you know where this is going!

Yep, all over the curb.

She was so mad and poor Aidan wanted to cry.  Another pan was made, but with the spuds and rolls, a lot was left.

Pie?  Well, one wasn’t even touched-so I sent it back with SIL’s mom.  We aren’t pie eaters by nature and with DH needing to leave sugars behind, it didn’t seem like a good thing to have around.

My chocolate pumpkin bread with maple frosting went well.  Had enough left to give it to the boys for a snack.

I also used the last of the turkey and some of the veggies to create a turkey gumbo.

Thankfully, we don’t do Christmas dinner.  Hanukah will probably be the traditional chicken and latkes with homemade applesauce and sour cream.  I’m not sure what the veggie will be though.

Dessert is traditionally donuts and chocolate.  Time will tell if I decide to made them from scratch or not-depends on exactly what will be happening with my various joints at that time.

Until then-share some of your families favorites!  Do you do a Seafood stew?  Roast a prime rib or goose?  Take another stab at a turkey or ham?

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      Marya1961 wrote Dec 9, 2014
    • We usually spend Christmas day with hub’s family and it can vary what they year we did appetizers and honestly that did not go over well with the men, good thing I made a big batch of meatballs and brought snowflake rolls.  If we are home, then I like to do the traditional fishes on Christmas Eve and then Christmas day, a ham with sides and cookies, cannoli and ice cream/spumoni for dessert.happy

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      Carine Nadel wrote Dec 13, 2014
    • now see, as long as the apps were “hearty“-that would go over well w/ our family!  We all love the sides and tastes of a lot of new items than just a couple of tried and true plates.

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