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new-mnf november swap-i am thankful

Posted by smitties 5 (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 1, 13 at 8:25

MNF-November thankful swap begins.

Throughout the years, many of us have made wonderful friendships here on GW. Even though we have never met our friends in person, (although on occasion, some of us have actually met), we all share our gardens, thoughts, family antics, challenges, losses and so much more. I thought November would be a good month to show our thanks to the friends we have made. I am thankful for all the friends I have made over the years.

For this swap, I am asking that we send one or two items to our friend that they can use on Thanksgiving day as a reminder of this friendship. Something that can be used while preparing the big meal, dishtowel, potholder, food item etc. or placed on the table as you gather with your family and friends, napkins, figurine, utensil, anything, use your imagination. Something that when used or looked at, your friend will think of you that day.

In addition, I would like those of you who sign up to let me know if you would be willing to use a recipe from another Gardenweb friend during your Thanksgiving meal. I then ask you to email me a recipe to share with someone else. If you agree to sharing a recipe, I will be randomly assigning recipes to be used in the meal. After Thanksgiving, you can review the recipe here with us.

We will be posting recipes during the month but please don't post the one you will be emailing to me.

I also would like you to send seeds for plants that would be used in a meal such as vegies, herbs, etc. Maybe something that would actually be in the recipe you send.

So in review for this swap.

1. Send a friend something to be used during their Thanksgiving swap. (one or two items)
2. Would you like to use a recipe for your meal? If so, be sure to email me one you want to share.
3. Seeds for something that would be used in a Thanksgiving meal.

Sign ups will be until November 14th.
Partners assigned November 15th.
Packages mailed by November 20th. Please be prompt so the item intended will be used on Thanksgiving day, November 28th.

I will be posting a couple games so be sure to watch for those as well.

I am keeping this swap small since the holidays are coming and finances can become a burden. Send something nice that you would like to have on your table or use in your kitchen. You can send priority or regular mail just as long as the package arrives in time. Please use delivery confirmation no matter how you send the package.

I hope many of you can join in the sharing of our friendship. I thank all of you who have made the past year a time of enjoyment with our interactions here on Gardenweb.

Margo


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would love to sign up Margo! I have had many wonderful swaps throughout the year and am very thankful for the kindness of everyone.

Yes would love to share a recipe. I love to cook, looking forward to our big Thanksgiving dinner =)

Jayeanne


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Margo, this sounds like a fun swap. Please add me to the list.
I have so many photos of plants that I got in swaps over the years and I really enjoy looking at them. Some have traveled from garden to garden with me and others have been left behind for the pleasure of the new gardener. Always sharing and multiplying the pleasure.year after year.
Make new Friends is the perfect group for newbies and I hope we have several "new Friends " joining on this swap.
Looking foreward to sharing recipes too


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Margo....FUN...FUN....FUN! I am in!! I will email you a recipe next week. I always love trying others recipes....and I have certainly tried some darn good ones!!

Happy weekend!!

Annie


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Thanks
Jayeanne
Beth
and
Annie

we are off to a good start.

Beth, it is wonderful to step outdoors and see a plant in full bloom knowing someone from GW was kind enough to share it with you. Even trinkets make me smile when I look at them and remember where it came from.

I hope to see more of our friends join in and we all welcome newbies.
Margo


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Only three more days until we go visit our first grandchild. Those of you who like to fly need to assure me that I will enjoy flying out there. I am not fond of flying and am already getting an upset stomach thinking about it.

I could use some ideas on how to make it easier on me. I don't want to go to the doctor to get anything because I don't like taking meds. Anything homeopathic anyone knows about. HELP!!

Still lots of time for sign ups. I hope to be able to keep up while in Texas and will start games as soon as I get back. I have two in mind so keep an eye out.

Margo


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Margo, either dramamine or benadryl may help. Both are "drugs" in the medical sense but they are available without a prescription. Sorry I don't know about herbals other than maybe camomile tea.
Usually pray and figure I'm in God's hands as much in the air as on the ground.Once I figured that out it helped as much as anything.
Good luck and safe travels


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Sun, Nov 3, 13 at 19:05

Margo, I'm playing! I'll share a recipe too!

Plane ride?
Don't sit by the window.
Take music with you.
Get to the airport just in time for your flight,
waiting around the gate could be your downfall.
DON'T drink.

I've always loved flying. Such an awesome experience! It never got old or blasé.

I'm going to hunt up some pics of plants/flowers that GW members have sent me over the past 3 years. Will post as soon as I find some!

Back to the cards!
Shirley!


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Margo, Count me in! Sounds like a fun swap. I'll send in a recipe soon. Thanks!


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  • Posted by kchd 7b Mississippi (My Page) on
    Sun, Nov 3, 13 at 20:45

I'm going to sit this one out, altho it does sound like fun. I'm so excited about Thanksgiving that I decided to cook a mini Thanksgiving dinner tonight, including homemade cranberry sauce! YUM!

Margo, I do not enjoy flying myself, but I have to do it often. I have to sit by the window in order to deal with it. It makes all the difference in the world for me. I am fascinated by looking at the landscape and trying to figure out what I'm flying over. It's like a real-life giant map. If you don't get motion sick, having a really good book helps immensely, because then you can immerse yourself in it. And Dramamine is a total lifesaver! Being able to take a snooze while on the plane makes it all go by in the blink of an eye.


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Not playing this time. I won't be cooking this year and my focus is elsewhere right now, but it sounds fun and I will pop in once in a while.

I used to fly a lot and never really enjoyed it but I got used to it and was fine for years. Now I avoid it. I'm willing to drive for hours to keep out of the air. Irrational, yes, that's me.


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Welcome Shirley and Nikki, glad you could join us. Don't worry Katie and Alana, I understand the need to sit out once in awhile.

Thanks for all the flying advice. I have to check the Dramamine out to see if it can be taken with the medicine I take. I might try it.

So far, we have
Jayeanne
Beth
Annie
Shirley
Nikki
and
myself

Sounds like everyone has agreed to send a recipe to me to be shared by a fellow gardener at Thanksgiving.

Thanks all, Margo


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will sit this one out too. Just want to say I hope the dramamine or some alternative your pharmacist might recommend work for you. Growing up as an army brat, we were moving/traveling all the time and without dramamine it would have been miserable.

When I was 8, the army transported women and children of soldiers that had been transferred 6 months earlier to Germany to finally be with their husbands/fathers. I remember being fascinated by how the separate plates holding the fuselage together inside the plane each seemed to have a different rhythm from their neighboring plates as we crossed the Atlantic. At one point in the journey, we were gathered in a cavernous, dimly lit hanger, each of us children with his/her own personal barf bag. What a difference dramamine would have made on that trip!

So, God bless the dramamine and pass the turkey!


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Margo is in Texas now...or almost. Enjoy...Enjoy...Enjoy!

Annie


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Thanks Annie, I will enjoy. I am actually ten minutes from boarding. Didn't take anything but am feeling good. Have magazines and music to listen to so hopefully it will be a quick three hours. I will catch up with everyone ASAP. Margo


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Wed, Nov 6, 13 at 19:48

Safe Journey, Margo, enjoy the time with Braydon!
Shirley!


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Margo, I will email my recipe to you today or tomorrow. I hope you are having a grand time in Texas, Happy weekend!

Annie


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Just stopped by to let everyone know I am still hosting. Lol I am enjoying my time in Texas getting to know Brayden. Posting pictures doesn't do well here so will post one when I get back. Planning on starting games then too. Might even start one before if I can get it pulled together.

Still time to join in the Thankful swap. Margo


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Margo, emailed you my recipe! Have fun with young man Brayden!

Annie


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Annie, got your recipe. Still time for the rest of you to get yours to me. Annie's looks quite yummy.

I know we are going to play a game of bingo so will be posting for that soon but for right now, we are going to play "where am I?"

As you all know, I am in Texas visiting my son, dil, and new grandson. I am going to send a prize to the first person to guess what city I am in. You are each allowed to ask one question a day. The question must ask only one thing such as " is it east of Dallas?" not "is it east or west of Dallas?" I will start giving hints if the questions are not getting close enough. I am getting home late Wednesday so if no one had figured it out by Thursday night, the person who guesses close enough will win. Let the questions begin. Margo


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Sat, Nov 9, 13 at 19:45

Margo, my question for the day is: is the town anywhere near Fort Worth?

Have a great weekend, Everyone!
Shirley!


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My guess is Richmond

Jayeanne


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Shirley, I am closer to Dallas then Fort Worth.
Not Richmond


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I better guess now as I am leaving in the AM for Las Vegas to see the one and only Rod Stewart in concert and then blow some bucks!

Margo, how about Houston??? I am pretty sure Houston is closer to Dallas.

I love TEXAS!!!

Happy Evening!

Annie


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I sent my recipe =)

Jayeanne


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Not Houston, that's way off. I will give you a clue - we are north of Dallas.


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Sun, Nov 10, 13 at 11:11

Morning!
Margo, are you anywhere near Plano?

Have a great day, All!
Shirley!


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Hi Margo!

Guessing Irving today =)

Jayeanne


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Hi everyone, sorry I have been MIA but I'm recovering from a bout of some flu like "krud". A bit better today but far from my usual self..
MArgo, my question is , Are you within 100 miles of Dallas?
Have fun with that baby and enjoy your visit with the family.


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Beth, within 100 miles of Dallas.
Jayeanne, they actually used to live in Irving.
Shirley, they are northwest of Plano.

I will be back with another clue. Tomorrow, I will have everyone make two guesses. Margo


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Still time to join this swap. A simple swap of thankfulness. I did not have a chance to get a clue on here last night so here it is.

They live in Denton county. I am going to be back later with a more obvious clue as well as Bingo words. I will also give you a clue about the clue. LOL The next clue will be some lyrics from a song that mentions the city very near here. I will accept that as the winning guess as well. The subdivision they live in has its own name that is recognized by the post office but isnt on all maps. If someone actually guesses the name of their actual city/town, that's a double prize.

You can give two guesses today but may want to wait for the clue to make your second guess.

Margo


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Still time to join this swap. A simple swap of thankfulness. I did not have a chance to get a clue on here last night so here it is.

They live in Denton county. I am going to be back later with a more obvious clue as well as Bingo words. I will also give you a clue about the clue. LOL The next clue will be some lyrics from a song that mentions the city very near here. I will accept that as the winning guess as well. The subdivision they live in has its own name that is recognized by the post office but isnt on all maps. If someone actually guesses the name of their actual city/town, that's a double prize.

You can give two guesses today but may want to wait for the clue to make your second guess.

Margo


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one of my guesses today is Lewisville

Jayeanne


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My other guess is Lincoln Park! =)

Jayeanne


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Mon, Nov 11, 13 at 19:35

My first guess for the day is:
Is it Little Elm?

Waiting for the 2nd clue!

Shirley!


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Not Lincoln park or Lewisville.

Shirley, you are real close and this clue might just give you the city I am looking for that is near them.

It was raining hard in ..................

This post was edited by smitties on Mon, Nov 11, 13 at 20:09


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Mon, Nov 11, 13 at 22:13

Second guess - Are you in Frisco?

Shirley!


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Shirley, Frisco is the nearest city. You win that one. They actually live in a place called Savannah but its not really a city. The mailing address is Savannah. It is confusing. This subdivision was started 8 years ago and was established as that name when it had a certain population. I will get your prize to you after I get back to Ohio.

Now for Bingo. Please choose 12 words out of the following 30 words and email them to me. I will start picking words on the 16th.

Gathering
Thanksgiving
Friends
Turkey
Families
Stuffing
Gravy
Pie
Gardenweb
Ham
Pilgrims
November
Thursday
Mashed potatoes
Sweet potatoes
Green bean casserole
Corn
Holiday
Eating
Black Friday
Nap
Drumstick
Wishbone
Traveling
Dinner
Cornucopia
Squash
Sharing
Rolls
Butter


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Tue, Nov 12, 13 at 8:04

I won? How great is that?! Good way to start a Monday!
Thank goodness for Google maps!

Margo, just be warned, we had a light skift of snow here in Monroe last night, not sure what you will be coming home to!

Have a great Monday!
Shirley!


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I emailed you my bingo words =)

Jayeanne


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Shirley, been receiving texts and pictures from home. Lol. Glad I missed it.

Hoping more members can join our swap. I will be assigning partners Thursday evening. Those who have signed up need to send your recipes if you haven't already.

I cant wait to get home to my laptop. This tablet is driving me nuts.

Margo


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Margo, I just emailed you my 12 BINGO selections. Let me know if you did not receive!! Happy travels home!

Shirley...congrats on Frisco!!

Annie


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Well, I am back home after a wonderful week of getting to know my grandson and visiting his wonderful parents.

I received bingo words and recipes from Annie and Jayeanne.

Still need both from Beth, Shirley, and Nikki.

Tomorrow is last day to sign up for this swap. Bingo words need to be sent to me by the 15th so I can start drawing words on the 16th.

I hope everyone is staying warm. It is cold here but it wasn't that much warmer the past two days in Dallas.

Margo


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Thu, Nov 14, 13 at 8:05

Welcome Home, Margo! Hoping you'll post some pics!

I sent my bingo words last night, let me know if I need to send them again.

Still cold here too, but no more snow - that was a bit of a shock!
Have a great day, Everyone!
Shirley!


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Good morning all. I sent you an email Shirley.

I received the unfortunate news from Beth that she will need to pull out of the swap. I am sorry to see you go Beth but I certainly understand. Stop by and post how you are doing on occasion.

Still have until tonight to sign up for this swap. It is a simple swap requiring you send one or two items that can be used at the Thanksgiving meal, a recipe sent to me to share with on of the other participants, and seeds of foods that can be part of the meal as well, (vegie, herbs, fruits). See my beginning post for more instructions.

Playing so far are
Jayeanne
Annie
Shirley
Nikki
and
myself

Thanks everyone and I will be assigning partners first thing tomorrow so get your packages ready. :) Margo


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Ok, I have all the Bingo words for those who have signed up already.

I sure hope we can get a few more to sign up tonight for the Thankful swap. I will be getting up a little earlier tomorrow so I can assign partners.

Remember,

1. Send a friend something to be used during their Thanksgiving swap. (one or two items)
2. Would you like to use a recipe for your meal? If so, be sure to email me one you want to share.
3. Seeds for something that would be used in a Thanksgiving meal.

Please have your package sent in time for your partner to be able to use the items on Thanksgiving day.

I have everyone but Shirley's recipe but she is sending it to me soon. I would like members to start listing recipes for their favorite foods, (please do not include the one you are sending to me for the swap). I am going to theme each one so starting tomorrow I would like each of you to give us the recipe for your favorite pie.

Hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend. Margo


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Just thought I would post a pic of me and little Brayden. What a sweet guy and a good baby too. Enjoyed our visit so much. Not sure why this picture is coming up sideways. I can't figure out how to change it. Sorry about that. Margo

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Ok, time for partners.

Annie sends to Jayeanne
Jayeanne sends to Shirley
Shirley sends to Margo
Margo sends to Nikki
Nikki sends to Annie

Now I am going to give the first Bingo word since everyone has sent their list.

Drum roll please...............

Nap

TGIF - Margo


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Fri, Nov 15, 13 at 8:21

Yea, Partners!
Margo, needless to say, I have your address, I'll be mailing out on the 19th or 20th!

Jayeanne, do you need my address?

Beautiful pic of you and Brayden, thanks for sharing!

I have one bingo word, YAY, already ahead on the game!

I'll be back on later with the pie recipe, Margo, this is a neat idea!

TGIF for real!!
Shirley!

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Hi Shirley!

Yes please send me your addy. I have your package ready to go just waiting to hear from you =)

Jayeanne


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Good Morning/Afternoon,

Margo, so glad you had a great time with young man Brayden and family.

Jayeanne, since I am sending to you on this swap and OBF Thanksgiving Blessings, I think I am going to send both swaps in one priority flat rate box. I will label stuff accordingly...LOL! I will post after I send.

Pie time.....

I can not say this is my favorite pie...I am not a big pie person...but this is quick and easy from Paula Deen. I have made this several times and think it is better the next day. If I have time, I make my own crust.

Old-Fashioned Fudge Pie (Paula Deen)

2 squares (2-ounces) semisweet chocolate
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup (more or less) chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Melt the chocolate and butter together in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Remove the pan from the heat and add the sugar, then the eggs; beat well. Mix in nuts (optional). Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for 25 minutes or until just set.
Serve warm or cold.
Serve with fresh whipped cream or ice cream if you like. I personally prefer it with out “cream”…personal preference.

No sleet, no snow, no rain....the last fews days have been in the 90's...today probably low 70's and then this weekend we head back up to the high 80's/90's. I am ready for some cool weather...so are all my cool weather vegetables.

Happy Friday!

Annie

This post was edited by canyonwind on Fri, Nov 15, 13 at 14:32


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Fri, Nov 15, 13 at 19:27

Annie, that sounds Scrumptious! Our weather is going up to the high 50s this weekend, oh, joy.

Here's my pie recipe!
This is definitely not my favorite, but my kids love it, so it gets made for most holidays. My Aunt Edna made this for us when we were kids and we were all amazed that there were no apples in this pie. This is the same aunt that made us cheeseburgers one night and after we had gobbled all the burgers, she told us the hamburger was made from the bear Uncle Charlie got that season! Full of food tricks, that lady! I remember the cheeseburgers as being quite tasty.

In any event, here's the Recipe: Mock Apple Pie
Ingredients:
Pastry for a double crust pie;
36 Ritz crackers;
1 3/4 C water;
2 C sugar;
2 tsp cream of tartar;
2 TBSP lemon juice;
Zest from one lemon;
2 TBSP butter;
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Heat oven to 425;
Line 9" pie pan with bottom crust;
Crumble crackers and place in crust;
Heat water, sugar, and cream of tartar to boiling, simmer 15 minutes;
add juice and zest;
cool mixture slightly;
then pour syrup over crackers, dot with butter and sprinkle cinnamon;
Cover with top crust, vent, and bake for 30 minutes.

I guess it beats peeling all those apples, but I still like "real" apple pie better
Hope you enjoy!
Shirley!


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These pie recipes all sound good. I was going to put in mine for silk pie but it is very similar to Annie's that I am going to do a different one. My mother is law used to make silk pie every Christmas and it was a favorite of mine.

My next favorite is pecan pie and I like to make this because my oldest son just loves it.

Pecan pie

Crust
11/4 cups all purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
1/2 cup butter
2 tbsp superfine sugar
a little cold water

Filling
5 tbsp butter
scant 1/2 cup light brown sugar
2/3 cup dark corn syrup
2 extra large eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup pecans

Crust, place the flour in the bowl and rub in the butter using your fingertips until it resembles find breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and add enough water to mix to a firm dough. Wrap and chill for 15 minutes, until firm enough to roll out.

Preheat oven to 400. Roll out the dough and line 9 inch tart pan poking holes in the bottom. Chill for 15 minutes.

Place the tart pan on a cookie sheet and line with a pice of parchment paper and dried beans. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove the paper and beans and bake for another 5 minutes. Reduce the oven to 350.

Filling
Place the butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup in a sauce pan and heat gently until melted. Remove from the heat and quickly add in the eggs and vanilla.

Coarsely chop the pecans and add to the mixture. Pour into the tart shell and bake 35-40 minutes, until the filling is just set. Serve warm or cold.

I hope everyone had a good day and thanks for posting the pies. I will be posting for another recipe in a few days. See you tomorrow with our next Bingo word.

Margo


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Good morning. Before I get ready for work, I decided to make
this super selection Saturday and I am selecting two Bingo words today. Those two words are

Gardenweb
eating

Tomorrow will be super selection Sunday and I will be choosing two more Bingo words. See you then.

Margo


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Hi Shirley!

Got your package ready to go for tomorrow mornings mail. I will get tracking on it so let me know if you need it.
Hope you enjoy!

Jayeanne


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I am a little late today because I had the opportunity to go out and get some long overdue cleanup in the garden. The temps are good but the winds are strong. A cold front is heading our way and we are in the path of the strong storms headed across the country. Counties west of us are under tornado watches so its only a matter if time before we r too.

I still plan to mail my package tomorrow and will post after I do so. Here are todays super selection Sunday words

turkey
Rolls

so far pulled words are

nap
Gardenweb
eating
turkey
rolls

Time for recipes. How about posting your favorite roll/bread recipe. I just love the smell of bread baking. I refuse to buy a bread maker because that would be all I would eat.

Margo


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I am a little late today because I had the opportunity to go out and get some long overdue cleanup in the garden. The temps are good but the winds are strong. A cold front is heading our way and we are in the path of the strong storms headed across the country. Counties west of us are under tornado watches so its only a matter if time before we r too.

I still plan to mail my package tomorrow and will post after I do so. Here are todays super selection Sunday words

turkey
Rolls

so far pulled words are

nap
Gardenweb
eating
turkey
rolls

Time for recipes. How about posting your favorite roll/bread recipe. I just love the smell of bread baking. I refuse to buy a bread maker because that would be all I would eat.

Margo


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Sun, Nov 17, 13 at 19:49

Hi Everyone!
Margo, we had the tornado warnings down here in Kettering, sirens going off all over the place. None were sited tho. Strong winds all day, pretty clear right now.

Jayeanne, will be watching for the package and I know I'll enjoy it!

Rolls? I always plan to do something different, but end up doing the quick and easy tube types, turning them into garlic rolls, however, I'll post one that I would like to do this year, maybe I even will!!

Have a great evening!
Shirley!


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Good Monday all. The wind has died down but not before knocking down my metal bird bath and breaking off the little birds perched on the side. I thought I had taken care of everything that might get damaged. Someones small plastic table ended up on our driveway minus a leg. No point in trying to find the owner.

Todays bingo word is

sweet potatoes

Off to mail my box. Margo


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I had to go to my daughters apartment and get her food from her fridge because their power has been out since 5::30 last evening. After putting it in our spare fridge, (they are lucky we have that because they had just shopped and it would never have fit in ours. I then went to the post office and mailed my box to Nikki

DC 9505 5000 2693 3322 0000 68

Now as for my recipe for Thanksgiving roll/bread, I do biscuits from my Better Homes and Garden cookbook.

Drop biscuits

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet; set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and soda. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk, stirring just until moistened. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.

3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm. Makes 10 to 12 biscuits.

I can make them garlicky or cheesy as well. They are always a hit when nice and warm.

Margo


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Whoo hoo hoo I am really thankful today. It's the second full day that I have felt like myself again in weeks. Seemed that I felt more like frankenstein, head too big to hold up feet and hands dragging while I tried to shuffel around. Sounds comical now but it sure wasn't while it lasted. Whatever this bug was is pretty potent. Jack is still struggling but gradually improving too.
That's a lot to be thankful for. Prayers and best wishes to all with illness and those in the midwest storm areas.
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Glad you're feeling better Beth.

Where is everyone? We need recipes. Speaking of recipes. I wil be sending recipes to everyone tomorrow. Please dont post who it is from. I hope you will prepare and serve the recipe at Thanksgiving. Then I would like you to post how you enjoyed it, what it was, and who you think sent it. Deadline for that will Saturday the 30th. A small prize to those who guess correctly.

Today the bingo word is wishbone. How are you all doing with the game?


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Margo, I will try your recipe for drop rolls. I am simply terribe when it comes to making rolls. Yours sounds great!

Now my recipe...Not a roll recipe per se, but close enough. I love Popovers and have tried many recipes. I am always looking for the BEST POPOVER. I must say, I have not found it yet. This one is pretty good. Courtesy of Ina Garten...

POPOVERS (INA GARTEN FOOD NETWORK)

MAKES 12 popovers

1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus softened butter for greasing pans
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups milk, at room temperature

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Generously grease aluminum popover pans or Pyrex custard cups with softened butter. You'll need enough pans to make 12 popovers. Place the pans in the oven for exactly 2 minutes to preheat. Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, salt, eggs, milk, and melted butter until smooth. The batter will be thin. Fill the popover pans less than half full and bake for exactly 30 minutes. Do not peek while baking.

Happy Tuesday!

Annie


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Tue, Nov 19, 13 at 16:36

Hi Everyone! Home safe and sound!
And just in case I've never said this: I really hate driving thro Toledo - 13 exits? Oh please!

Margo, got home in time to mail your package out this afternoon. Should be there by Thursday or Friday, hope you enjoy! I have the DC# if needed.

I'll be back later with my recipe!
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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Tue, Nov 19, 13 at 18:26

Here is a recipe for rolls that I want to try this year. I gave up making "from scratch" rolls/biscuits long ago. Usually I just get the tube types and spread them with butter and garlic salt before baking. This recipe is another take on that idea:

Hidden Valley Ranch Crescent Rolls:
Ingredients:
1 tube crescent rolls
1 pkg. dried Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. water

Beat yolk and water, spread over rolls.
Sprinkle with Ranch Dressing and roll up.
Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 375 for 11-12 minutes.

Well, it's a little bit different.
Talk to ya all tomorrow!
Shirley!


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wow, these recipes sound great! Sorry to have been MIA lately - the week before a break is crazy for teachers and add a full moon in there....YUK
I did get to send Annie's package out today. I had fun putting it together and I found the cutest thing.... so appropriate with all these recipes coming. I won't spoil it for you Annie.
Bingo question- How many words do we need before saying bingo? all of them? It may have been explained already and I missed it.
Yall have a great Wednesday!
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Nikki...you need to get the "12" BINGO selections you sent to Margo. Once you have all 12, call BINGO! Looking forward to "the cutest thing"...LOL!

Jayeanne, I sent your MNF and OBF swaps out together yesterday late afternoon...priority flat rate. I actually was able to get both swaps in the flat rate padded envelope to my surprise....I did remove two items from their boxes, but they should be fine. Let me know if anything is broken! MNF (I AM THANKFUL) is wrapped in RED TISSUE with a PINK envelope and OBF (THANKSGIVING BLESSINGS) is wrapped in WHITE TISSUE with a WHITE envelope. Delivery should be Thursday or Friday.
Tracking label # 9114901159815338566452

Shirley, these rolls sound good! The dry Ranch Dressing mix, nice twist!!!!

Happy Day!!

Annie

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I am sorry I am late with the Bingo word. I had a store meeting this morning so was out earlier than usual.

Before I give the word, I want to post that I received Shirley's box today and was thrilled with the contents. She sent the cutest metal decorative pumpkin that is already setting on the table. I figured why wait til Thanksgiving day to think of my thoughtful friend. She also sent pretty dinner napkins that I will definitely be using at dinner. There was a cute card with acorn squash seeds to plant in the spring. Can't wait. Thank you Shirley for the super box. I will be thinking of you on Thanksgiving day when I look at the pumpkin and use the napkins. Thinking of you will remind me of how we met on GW and that will remind me of all my GW friends that I am thankful for. :)

Now the word today is

November

I will be emailing everyone their recipes today. Please try to serve your item on Thanksgiving day or maybe even before. I hope you will post how it turned out and take a guess at whose recipe it is.

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Ok, recipes are sent. Please let me know if you did not get yours or if you have any questions. I did my best to make sure you did not receive your own recipe so hopefully, I did it all ok.

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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Wed, Nov 20, 13 at 15:40

Margo, glad you enjoyed the box, can you believe it was HARD to find something for Thanksgiving? The card was kind of snarky but it made me laugh!
And yes, I got the recipe. I'm going to try to persuade my daughter to make it instead of what she usually brings - oops, almost gave it away!
Work is done for the day and I am VERY thankful for that!
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yahoo! I received my box from Margo today:

a pretty potholder with a birdhouse and seed packet on it - I will get to think of you often with this one Margo, so useful!

a solar dancing turkey! how cute is that?!? He will be in my dining room window for the thanksgiving meal:)

pretty thanksgiving napkins and an acrylic napkin holder to put them in. I finally will not have to ask my sister in law to bring her napkin holder to family gatherings... I will have my own I especially like that its acrylic so you can see the pretty napkins in it for seasonal gatherings.

and last but not least SEEDS:
black beauty zucchini
chives
sweet basil
orange scented thyme
carrot paisienne

I love everything!!!! Thanks so much Margo and for all of my gardenweb friends - I am thankful for you all.
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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Wed, Nov 20, 13 at 19:46

Jayeanne! Thank you for such a great package! The chocolate covered orange marshmellow pumpkin is already history!

I got a Happy Turkey Day card with three packs of seeds inside: Lettuce Mesclun, French Thyme and sage, which is one I really needed. Jayeanne also sent a beautiful t-towel with owls and leaves on it - whoever dries the dishes after dinner on Thanksgiving will be using this! A package of Thanksgiving napkins, a spiced pumpkin tart (candle) and a cute little spatula decorated with leaves. Jayeanne, this was wonderful, everything will be put to use over the holidays. Thank you, thank you! Such thoughtfulness!

Well, gotta go check out the game, oops, wrong swap! Gonna check it out anyway!
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Good morning. I am glad to see packages arriving well in time for Thanksgiving. Great packages too. It looks like the others should be arriving any day.

Today's Bingo word is

squash

So far, the words pulled are

nap
Gardenweb
eating
turkey
rolls
sweet potatoes
wishbone
November
squash

Does anyone want to post a recipe using potatoes?

Have a good day. Margo


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Hey Annie! Your wonderful package arrived! =)

-an amazing selection of seeds...Kolhrabi -early purple vienna, carrot - parisienne, Rutabaga - american purple top, onion - walla walla sweet (yum!) Runner beans - sunset, Butterhead lettuce (yum!), greens - corn salad dutch, Runner beans - golden sunshine, and papalo.

- something "pink" that i might need while cooking the fat bird.... a pink bell that says "ring for a drink" **love this!** LOL

- the original microplane zester/grater tool. wow! Annie! I will most definitely be using this, on a daily basis! lol I love to grate my own cheese, garlic and things - this will come in handy! thank you!

Thank you so much Annie for the wonderful package, loved everything! (i hear that pink bell ringing...LOL)
thanks again for everything =) I appreciate it.
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Shirley -

So glad you enjoyed your package, my girls helped me put that together and we had fun together while doing it. They had a hard time leaving that chocolate covered orange marshmellow pumpkin in there, I was kinda wondering if that would get to you, or if they would sneak it outta there.... ha ha ha.

Hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving =)
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Unless I missed a post, we are just waiting for Annie's package to arrive and the sending and receiving is complete.

I hope everyone will continue to stop by for Bingo words and recipe sharing. Don't forget to share your reports on the recipes you will be preparing for Thanksgiving day and your guess as to who may have sent it.

See you for the next Bingo word tomorrow. Margo


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Wow! That was quick. Tracking says that Annie's package was delivered today so I'm sure we will be hearing from her soon.
All the packages sound great - what a fun swap!
I will be checking in for the bingo words and recipe guesses, etc.
Happy Friday!
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Nikki, we look forward to hearing about Annie's package.

TGIF - today's Bingo word is corn.


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Margo, I will post a potato dish today....

Here I am, the last one to report. Nikki, I just went out to get yesterdays mail and found your package on the porch.

Oh my, you sent me way to much! WOW!

Here we go.....

*Beet seeds Tall Top Early Wonder

*Cilantro seeds

*Better Homes and Gardens magazine, November issue

*50, yes 50, Glad jumbo bulbs "Brilliance" (RED)

*a WELCOME sign with a pumpkin ....This is really cool. The sign is about 9 x 8 with a hanger. It is made out of sheet metal/tin, very colorful and has a glitter like finish. I really like this!

*Pomegranite Cranberry soap...nice! I almost want to eat it!!

*Silver Measuring Spoons....these are BEAUTIFUL measuring spoons. Each of the four spoons has a bird
on the end of the spoon handle. The spoons are shovels. The measurement amount on each spoon (ie 1 TABLESPOON, 1 TEASPOON, 1/2 TEASPOON, 1/4 TEASPOON) will never come off as they are raised. These are durable, sturdy, heavy spoons. So charming, fun, cute...kind of whimsical! They are now hanging off of my kitchenaide on the counter. Why hide them?

Nikki, thank you so much!!!! Truly wonderful! Also, received your email...will get back to you today!

Annie

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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Fri, Nov 22, 13 at 18:49

Just dropping by to say HI and to let everyone know that I am not doing well with Bingo, just in case you were wondering! How is everyone else doing?
Margo, will post a potato recipe soon, need to find the one I want, need it for Thanksgiving too, so I'd better get moving!
Still haven't talked my daughter into making my secret recipe for Thanksgiving. Drat, might have to do it myself :(

Have a great weekend,
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Potato time...here is a recipe, not mashed potatoes...LOL!

I made German Potato Dumplings for the third time in my life a couple of months ago. I think I found this recipe on Food.com or allrecipes. Serve with beef roast and gravy, sauerbraten etc.

Kartoffelkloesse (German Potato Dumplings)

1 1/2 lbs russet potatoes ( about 2 large)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup all-purpose flour ( or more)
1/8 cup cornstarch (or potato starch, much preferred, if you can get it)
1 large egg
2 slices sourdough or 2 slices white bread (good quality)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon corn oil or 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Trim crusts off bread and save them for another use.
Cut bread into 1/2-inch cubes and fry in butter and oil mixture until golden brown. Transfer to paper towel to dry.
Cook scrubbed, unpeeled potatoes in large pot of boiling salted water until tender, about 45 minutes.
Drain, cool slightly, peel and cut potatoes into large pieces.
Refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes.
Mash potatoes with fork or run through ricer into large bowl.
Mix in salt and nutmeg.
Add 1/2 cup flour and cornstarch.
Using hands, knead mixture in bowl until smooth dough forms, adding more flour by tablespoonfuls if dough is sticky.
Mix in egg.
Form dough into balls, using 1/4 cupful for each.
Insert bread cube into center of each dumpling; roll dumpling between palms to enclose bread cube completely and form smooth balls.
Working in batches, cook dumplings in large pot of nearly boiling salted water 10-15 minutes (or until dumplings rise to top).
Using slotted spoon, transfer dumplings to large bowl.
Keep covered with a damp kitchen towel as remaining dumplings are cooked.
You should place no more than 4-5 dumplings in your pot at any one time in order to prevent them from sticking together or touching during cooking, which will cause them to fall apart.

Happy Friday evening!

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Sounds yummy Annie..

I am so pleased that we were all so quick with your packages and everyone has received them well in advance of Thanksgiving. It will be fun knowing that we will all have reminders of our GW friends as we celebrate a time of thanksgiving.

Here is a recipe I found that is a make ahead mashed potato.

9 medium potatoes (3 pounds)
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup whipping (heavy) cream
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

1. Scrub potatoes. Leave skins on, if desired, or peel thinly and remove eyes. Cut into large pieces. Heat 1 inch water (salted if desired) to boiling in 3-quart saucepan; add potato pieces. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cook covered 20 to 25 minutes or until tender; drain. Shake pan gently over low heat to dry potatoes.
2 Heat milk, whipping cream, butter, salt and pepper in 1-quart saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted. Measure out 1/4 cup of the milk mixture; cover and refrigerate.
3 Add remaining milk mixture in small amounts to potatoes in medium bowl, mashing with potato masher or electric mixer after each addition. (Amount of milk needed to make potatoes smooth and fluffy depends on kind of potatoes used.) Beat vigorously until potatoes are light and fluffy.
4 Spray 2-quart casserole with cooking spray. Spoon potatoes into casserole. Bake immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours.
5 Heat oven to 350ºF. Pour reserved milk mixture over potatoes. Bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes or until potatoes are hot. Just before serving, stir potatoes.

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Super selection day. We get two Bingo words.

Thursday
Gravy

Words so far

nap
Gardenweb
eating
turkey
rolls
sweet potatoes
wishbone
November
squash
corn
Thursday
gravy


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Super selection Sunday Bingo words are

green bean casserole
families

How are you all doing with your words?


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Sun, Nov 24, 13 at 17:51

OOPS! wrong swap! I am nowhere near being close - Sorry!

Well, I've searched and searched for that potatoe recipe and can't find the dratted thing. So I will tell you what I remember from it.

It was called a Fall Vegetable Medley and it called for fresh vegetables. You will need potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, beets (?), cauliflower and as many kinds of squash as you can fit in. Peel, cube, chop, etc., the veggies. Lightly coat them with olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Place in 8x11 pan and cover with foil. Roast at 350 until all the vegetables are tender. I remember thinking that I was going to parboil the white potatoes first. I also made a note to try this using my favorite salad dressing instead of the oil.
If you try this, let me know how it turns out, okay?!

Off to do dishes,
Shirley!

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Hi all! Just checking in... looks like I have about 1/2 of the bingo words. I hope everyone is having a great week. I was able to do some seed harvesting yesterday. Today, I need to clean the inside of the house and leave the outside alone lol.
Looking forward to seeing the recipe pics. I just hope I can make the one I was given - not known around here for my cooking skills...
Happy Monday!


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It's manic Monday to two words today.

butter
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Good morning. Bingo word for today is

traveling

I hope anyone who might be traveling for Thanksgiving is not headed east. If you live in the path of the storm that is heading that way, stay safe.

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I hope everyone is watching their words. The first one to call Bingo is a winner.

I am doing a Wacky Wednesday drawing and pulling two words again today.

pilgrims
ham

double check your list

nap
Gardenweb
eating
turkey
rolls
sweet potatoes
wishbone
November
squash
corn
Thursday
gravy
green bean casserole
families
butter
dinner
traveling
pilgrims
ham

I can't believe how long it takes to get to Bingo. :)

Margo


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Thu, Nov 28, 13 at 7:56

Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone has a great day!
Shirley!


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Happy Thanksgiving....Enjoy your day!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my Gardenweb friends. My recipe is prepared and I am anxious to give it a try for dinner.

I ran a Smoke the Turkey 5k bright and early this morning in temperatures in the mid 20's. Benefits hospice so was glad to do it.

Now, in thanks for all my GW friends, I am giving three words today. I sure hope someone is getting close.

stuffing
Thanksgiving
cornucopia

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Happy Black Friday. I have to say I have not done any shopping today or yesterday. Most sales get repeated so I will shop at my leisure when I can. LOL

I did my Gardenweb friends recipes yesterday and it was a hit. It was a sweet potato recipe but I can't tell you who until after everyone has posted their guesses. I hope everyone was able to make up the recipe they were given. If not, you have until Sunday to do so and make your guess as to whose recipe it is.

Today's double word draw is

pie
mashed potatoes

Happy shopping to those who are brave enough to go out today. :)

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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Fri, Nov 29, 13 at 11:50

Hi Everyone!
I don't shop anytime, willingly, definitely not going out today!
Margo, I made my recipe for a litte office party we had on Wed. It was the Green Bean Bundles. Everyone liked it. Several had tried it themselves and some wanted the recipe. I really liked it and will make it again, but think I will try to get the bacon crispier next time.

My guess is Annie!

My kids vetoed any messing around with the green beans. So tomorrow, when we gather and celebrate, it will be, you guessed it, Green Bean Casserole!

Hope everyone is having a good day,
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I am making my ?????? recipe today. I will report back by Sunday with reviews and my guess for who submitted it. Looking forward to making it.

Regarding shopping today...I have NEVER gone shopping the day after Thanksgiving and I NEVER will. I must add that the word "NEVER" is a word I use carefully.

It is raining YAH!!! I am cooking, I have college football on, I am bringing all my Christmas stuff down from the attic....nice day!!

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving day! Mine was wonderful starting with breakfast with my extended family on my mother's side. It was the perfect time for my recipe, Sticky bun breakfast ring. I have pictures on my phone but I'm not sure how to get them on here... tips?
It was a big hit! Everyone was so impressed:) Thanks to whoever sent it in... I'm guessing Shirley?
I really want to see pics of everyones recipes. I love pics.
Have a great weekend!
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Even though we are going to have to have a new well drilled, old one went dry which is what ran the pump until it burned out...Im very Thankful for many things...our Thanksgiving day was wonderful and I cant complain - even with no water. Besides that...I really enjoyed the Cranberry Jello Salad....and so did the kids! It is gone! D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S...! My guess is going to be Annie! =)

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Just checking to see if anyone else has posted about their recipe. I am glad to see you guys did try them and that Annie will be doing hers tomorrow. Once I check her guess, I will let you all know who sent the recipes in. We will see then if we have a winner.

I checked everyones list and we do have a Bingo winner but apparently the winner does not realize it. LOL I will wait until tomorrow sometime to see if she figures it out. If not, I will announce it.

See you all tomorrow. Margo


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Fri, Nov 29, 13 at 23:26

Bingo, Bingo, Bingo!! Just checked the last full list and found two I had missed! Can't believe I went Bingo, first time ever!

I sure hope I'm right.

Night all,
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Congratulations Shirley, you are indeed the winner. I will be sending off your prizes asap.

Once Annie reports on her recipe, I will let you know who sent what. I will also post all the recipes so you can all see what was served.

Thank you to all of you for helping me with this swap. It seems it was a great success. I know I had fun hosting it. I enjoyed thinking of all of you while at Thanksgiving.

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Time to report on my recipe!

I made SWEET POTATO ROLLS.....these were delicious! Easy, very quick to put together and tasty. I have made many recipes with sweet potatoes but never a roll type recipe. My guess for who sent this recipe in is Margo.

Thanks you Margo for "I Am Thankful"....what a fun swap!! Great group of ladies here!!

Happy Sunday!!

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Annie wins. It was indeed my recipe. If you would be so kind as to post it for us, that would be great. I have misplaced it at the moment. :/

As for the recipes that were sent:

From Nikki, prepared by Shirley

Stick of butter (yum)
1-2 cups brown sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
3 tbs soy sauce
onion powder
Green beans
Bacon

Either use can of whole green beans or blanch fresh green beans in vegetable broth till tender. Wrap green beans in little bundles using bacon. Make a sauce with remaining ingredients and pour over the bundles. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes and remove cover. Continue baking until bacon is cooked to your liking.
From Jayeanne prepared by Nikki

Cinnamon Rolls

Biscuit CINNAMON Roll!!

Sticky Bun Breakfast Ring:
2 small tubes refrigerator buttermilk biscuits OR 1 tube Pillsbury Grands buttermilk biscuits
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/2 C. pancake syrup (any brand you like, I used Mrs. Buttersworth)
1/3 C. packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 C. chopped pecans, optional
1/4 C. chopped almonds, optional

Instructions:
Spray a fluted pan with non-stick spray. Combine the melted butter and syrup in a small bowl and set aside. In another bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts (if desired). Place about half of the syrup mixture in the bottom of the pan. Then sprinkle half of the brown sugar mixture on top. Lay the biscuits on the bottom of the pan, overlapping edges (closely together) to form a ring. Top with remaining syrup and sugar mixtures. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute in the pan, then invert onto a serving platter and enjoy!
** You can use 1 1/2 tubes of the Pillsbury Grands buttermilk biscuits if 1 doesn't' seem like enough) and bake it for about 30 minutes.

Sent by Annie, prepared by me

Sweep potato casserole
CRUST
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 stick butter -- melted (Do not omit or reduce this amount)
SWEET POTATO MIXTURE
3 cups mashed sweet potatoes (can or fresh)
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs -- well beaten
1 stick butter -- melted

Combine brown sugar, flour, nuts and butter in mixing bowl. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs and butter in a mixing bowl in the order listed. Mix thoroughly.
Pour mixture into buttered baking dish (8 x8).
Sprinkle the surface of the sweet potato mixture evenly with the crust mixture.
Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to set at least 30 minutes (covered with foil) before serving.
Serves 6
NOTE: When I make this, I usually do it x 3 or 4 and then use a much larger dish.

Sent by Shirley, prepared by Jayeanne

Cranberry Jello Salad:
This is a recipe that you can make whatever size you want or need:
1 can of cranberry sauce
1 can mandarin oranges
Nuts
1 pkg. raspberry jello
Mix Jello and let "froth" for about 20 minutes;
then, drain oranges and add to jello.
Add 2-4 tsps. of the cranberry sauce;
Mix well, adding nuts, if wanted.
Refrigerate until firm.
This is the only way my kids will eat cranberry sauce!
Several years, it didn't gel real firm, so don't be surprised if it doesn't; tastes good anyway!
I serve it at the beginning of the meal, in small dishes. if you serve it for a dessert, you can add Dream Whip.
Enjoy!
Thanks again to everyone. Margo

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And here is Margos recipe that I prepared for Sweet Potato Rolls.

Sweet Potato Rolls

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
1 cup mashed sweet potato
1/2 cup fat-free milk
2 tablespoons honey

In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the sweet potato, milk and honey just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 5-8 times. Pat out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-in. biscuit cutter.

Place 2 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 14-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm. Makes 17 biscuits.

Thanks again Margo!

Annie


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Prizes are going out this morning. Thanks again to all of who were a part of this swap. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and stay safe in 2014.

Margo


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Mon, Dec 9, 13 at 20:48

Margo, I received my prizes today, thank you!
I got a Resurrection plant, have never heard of this, and a tube of Avon handcream! Very pleased. Saving the plant for when Tabs and Myrnd come for Christmas, it seems like something they would enjoy!
Thanks, Margo, it was a great swap.
LOVED the card too!
Shirley!


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Margo, I recieved my prize yesterday!!! A lovely card and .......So cute, so cute, so cute....little black, red and white mittons. They are hanging happily on my Christmas tree......

Thanks so much!

Merry Christmas!

Annie


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