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Christmas prep a year (over) later....:( 
Dec. 20, 2012 6:33 am 
Updated: Jan. 16, 2013 12:53 pm
Wow!  First of all, anyone who read my blog in October, 2011:  Thanks so much for your comments!  When I wrote I did not expect anyone to read it so what a surprise when I opened it up today to find your comments!
I will gladly share the latke recipe which I kind of make up each time I make them.
You really just shred a bunch of different vegetables that you like (zucchini, onions, carrots, potatoes, parsnips, almost anything) then add enough eggs (beaten slightly is best) to hold things together when you cook.  Season with salt and pepper, add hot pepper flakes if you like as well as a little crushed garlic.  Scoop up in large spoon and put into medium hot pan that you've put some oil in and fry a few minutes on each side until golden.  Serve with sour cream and apple sauce.  You can serve these for breakfast or dinner.

I'm getting my recipes ready for Christmas Eve Dinner which is when I have my family over.  This year it appears we will have about 12 at the table including my now 3-year old Grandson, love of my life.  I'm having the traditional turkey but adding some chicken because my darling daughter, budding actress from San Francisco does not eat turkey!! Also using the cranberry relish from Allrecipes as well as corn pudding (Grandma's I think) cole slaw, the usual stuffing and mashed potatoes and gravy.  Also a broccoli cheese casserole to entice another part of the family to eat some vegetables! :)  Pumpkin pie from Costco (blush!) because it's so good and cake and cookies made by my 91 year old Mother who is staying with us for the holiday and, I hope, after. 
If you take the time to read this, thank you and have a Wonderful Holiday whichever one you celebrate.  For us, it's Chrismas and I wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas!
Dec. 20, 2012 9:58 am
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours also.
Dec. 20, 2012 2:01 pm
Merry Christmas to you and your family and especially to Ryden! What a blessing to have your dear mother there and able to bake still! What a gal! Reminds me of a woman named Clara that has a book and some videos out on Depression era cooking. Good stuff!
Dec. 22, 2012 9:20 am
Love these. Thanks for sharing!
Jan. 16, 2013 12:53 pm
so if you didn't expect anyone to read it, why did you write it. kind of defeats the purpose, doesn't it.
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My favorite things to cook
I have a favorite spaghetti with clam sauce as well as an amazing Pasta Ala Caprese which I'm making this evening with tomatoes grown in our small garden. I also love stirfrying, oven-roasted veggies and Lemon chicken. Rachel Ray's Lemon Spaghetti is lovely but I can't eat too much of it because it goes straight to my hips! After reading this I guess pasta is my weakness. I have an Asian background so grew up on wonderful stirfrys and marinated meats with vegetables. I'm making the cottage pudding cake for dessert this evening.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Asian, especially Korean but including Chinese "our way."
My cooking tragedies
I recently made a fruit cobbler and inadvertently turned off the oven before it was done. Then I didn't know how long it actually cooked so the crust was kind of "gummy." My husband and Mom ate it like there wasn't a thing wrong with it. Well, the fruit was still delicious!
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