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Forum: Chit Chat 09-21-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,101
Posted By bigbearfla58
Merry Christmas I found Southern Comfort Eggnog...

Merry Christmas I found Southern Comfort Eggnog at Wal Mart got 8 quarts going to have some right after work. Merry Christmas y'all :-)
Forum: Christmas Food 09-21-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,636
Posted By bigbearfla58
Went over to Wal Mart at lunch time and found...

Went over to Wal Mart at lunch time and found Southern Comfort Eggnog and got 5 quarts will have some right after work Merry Christmas Y'all!
Forum: Christmas Together 09-21-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,557
Posted By bigbearfla58
Went to Wal Mart at lunch time and found Southern...

Went to Wal Mart at lunch time and found Southern Comfort Eggnog. I got 5 quarts will have some right after work Merry Christmas Y'all!
Forum: Christmas Together 09-21-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,557
Posted By bigbearfla58
Went out at lunch time to run some errands and...

Went out at lunch time to run some errands and found Southern Comfort Eggnog at Wal Mart. Got 4 quarts and will have some right after work.
Forum: Thanksgiving 09-13-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By bigbearfla58
During the Labor Day Weekend I start re-seasoning...

During the Labor Day Weekend I start re-seasoning my cast iron skillet and going over my Thanksgiving essentials (http://www.mymerrychristmas.com/forum/blog.php?u=2545&page=2). This year I'm adding...
Forum: Thanksgiving 11-07-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,621
Posted By bigbearfla58
Thanks for the explanation -- I must confess...

Thanks for the explanation -- I must confess years ago as a new cook I did not set the timer burned the rolls just a few times (cough cough). Today I make up the frozen dough ahead of time freeze it,...
Forum: Thanksgiving 10-25-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,621
Posted By bigbearfla58
I live here in South FL and am not familiar with...

I live here in South FL and am not familiar with your strange northern ways what on earth is burn n serves? and I always use my giblets to make my turkey stock while the turkey is roasting as they...
Forum: Thanksgiving 10-23-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,621
Posted By bigbearfla58
My family and my dinner have been locked in...

My family and my dinner have been locked in tradition for many years. And nothing has changed for many many years. In the past I tried to introduce a new dish or flavor profile it started World War...
Forum: Thanksgiving 10-23-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,621
Posted By bigbearfla58
I just have to laugh because making gravy is so...

I just have to laugh because making gravy is so easy! Here's how you make it. Before the turkey is roasted set aside the neck and giblets, heart and liver. While the turkey is roasting make a basic...
Forum: Thanksgiving 10-22-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,621
Posted By bigbearfla58
I have to ask does the rest of your family KNOW...

I have to ask does the rest of your family KNOW you want to try some NEW dishes? Thanksgiving is all about TRADITION and remembered flavors. Get 10 new recipes and have what I call my side dish...
Forum: Thanksgiving 10-22-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,621
Posted By bigbearfla58
Yes I make my sauce now and put it up in mason...

Yes I make my sauce now and put it up in mason jars and don't open it up until Thanksgiving Day.
Forum: Thanksgiving 10-16-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,621
Posted By bigbearfla58
:gobble: Friday, Novembear 25, 2011 post...

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Friday, Novembear 25, 2011 post Thanksgiving wrap up 7:58 a.m. -- Once again I come away from this Thanksgiving with a very full belly and the deepest sense ever of gratitude and...
Forum: Christmas Together 03-12-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4,756
Views: 211,353
Posted By bigbearfla58
One Christmas Eve I had planned to make a big...

One Christmas Eve I had planned to make a big bowl of pasta and have friends over right before Christmas. I had the recipe but did not have all of the ingredients the recipe called for. I called up a...
Forum: Recipes 03-10-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By bigbearfla58
present Spring Time Pasta

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No matter what month of the year it is. This has become my go-to recipe when hungry friends drop in unexpectedly for supper.

20 Minute Pasta with mushrooms, black olives and lemon
...
Forum: Recipes 03-10-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By bigbearfla58
Everyone's a critic and this is easy to make just...

Everyone's a critic and this is easy to make just read the recipe it does work and you can make it.
Forum: Thanksgiving 01-25-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By bigbearfla58
Why did you throw them out? I put my in a cheap...

Why did you throw them out? I put my in a cheap plastic container from Wal Mart then freeze them. Mashed potatoes stay great in the freezer for at least a year.
Forum: Thanksgiving 12-02-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By bigbearfla58
I was very disappointed in Food Network this...

I was very disappointed in Food Network this year. They did not show any of my favorite Thanksgiving specials this year
Forum: Recipes 11-08-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By bigbearfla58
Fudge is actually quite easy to make. You have to...

Fudge is actually quite easy to make. You have to read the tips and master the techniques of making this candy. The two best tips I can give you are these two. After you combine the sugar, evaporated...
Forum: Recipes 11-07-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By bigbearfla58
present Christmas Fudge

Every year at Christmas time one of my most cherished holiday traditions is making my Great Grandmother's Christmas fudge. This recipe was handed down to me from my great grandmother who began...
Forum: Thanksgiving 10-05-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 274
Posted By bigbearfla58
What shortage? I live here in South FL at my...

What shortage? I live here in South FL at my local farm stand the place is over flowing with great big beautfiul pumpkins! I got two to use as holiday decorations.
Forum: Thanksgiving 10-05-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 591
Posted By bigbearfla58
Smiley21 I am always excited about Thanksgiving....

Smiley21 I am always excited about Thanksgiving. I"m the great cook and keeper of the Thanksgiving traditions in my family. Sit down with your mom and get those recipes, find out all of her secrets...
Forum: Thanksgiving 03-31-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By bigbearfla58
you add the apples and nuts last then pour the...

you add the apples and nuts last then pour the batter into your loaf pan.
Forum: Thanksgiving 03-31-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By bigbearfla58
you're very welcome!

you're very welcome!
Forum: Christmas Together 03-31-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4,756
Views: 211,353
Posted By bigbearfla58
I'm making roasted chicken, baby spinache with...

I'm making roasted chicken, baby spinache with garlic, sweet potatoes and gravy. Come on over dinners ready at 6:30 p.m. ET
Forum: Thanksgiving 01-24-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,193
Posted By bigbearfla58
I always make turkey stock and soup and freeze my...

I always make turkey stock and soup and freeze my left over turkey to make more soup to give my Aunt on Christmas Eve.
Forum: Thanksgiving 01-24-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,252
Posted By bigbearfla58
The Day After Thanksgiving

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I am super organized so I have all my Christmas decorations laid out in the order they will be placed around the house. I even have pictures. I always make a big pot of turkey stock and...
Forum: Thanksgiving 01-24-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By bigbearfla58
I have never burned the rolls but back in the day...

I have never burned the rolls but back in the day I used to burn my pumpkn pie The filliing was great but the crust and the top of the pie were burned to a crisp!
Forum: Christmas Together 12-28-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,195
Posted By bigbearfla58
My day after Christmas traditions are to carve...

My day after Christmas traditions are to carve the meat off the turkey and then use the carcass to make turkey stock and turkey soup later in the day. I get the house back in shape after the big day...
Forum: Thanksgiving 11-19-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By bigbearfla58
Let me know it how turns out and make sure the...

Let me know it how turns out and make sure the buttermilk and eggs are room temperature and that pan hot!
Forum: Thanksgiving 11-19-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By bigbearfla58
It has a savory salty taste. I do not put sugar...

It has a savory salty taste. I do not put sugar in my cornbread.
Forum: Thanksgiving 11-19-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By bigbearfla58
My tradition for Thanksgiving Eve is to make my...

My tradition for Thanksgiving Eve is to make my stuffing, try not to eat to much of it, cut up my vegetables and bake off pies. I Set up the main dining room and the buffet table. Then I make myself...
Forum: Thanksgiving 11-19-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By bigbearfla58
I get my turkey into the oven at 7:00 a.m. sharp!

I get my turkey into the oven at 7:00 a.m. sharp!
Forum: Thanksgiving 11-08-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By bigbearfla58
Southern Buttermilk Cornbread

If you live north of the Mason Dixon line you will not like this. If you are from the deep south you will love it. This recipe has been in my family for more decades than I’m going to admit to! Add...
Forum: Thanksgiving 11-08-2009, 05:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By bigbearfla58
Everything accept the pie is home made at my...

Everything accept the pie is home made at my house. I let Maria Callender provide the razzelberry pie and I roast a frozen turkey. Happy Thanksgiving!
Forum: Thanksgiving 10-29-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By bigbearfla58
I have at least 15 people for Thanksgiving so I...

I have at least 15 people for Thanksgiving so I always purchase a 20 -- 25 lb turkey
Forum: Thanksgiving 10-23-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By bigbearfla58
I'm on my way NOW! what time is dinner? :-)

I'm on my way NOW! what time is dinner? :-)
Forum: Thanksgiving 10-23-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 646
Posted By bigbearfla58
For Thanksgiving it has to be turkey and all the...

For Thanksgiving it has to be turkey and all the trimmings!
Forum: Thanksgiving 10-03-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,063
Posted By bigbearfla58
Thanksgiving Dinner

To give myself plenty of culinary wiggle room my dinner is served at 5:00 p.m. This also gives me time to sneak off and watch football while the turkey is roasting!
Forum: Thanksgiving 10-02-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By bigbearfla58
You can also log onto foodnetwork.com...

You can also log onto foodnetwork.com (http://foodnetwork.com) they have tons of tips and videos on how roast turkey. One day when you're really feeling brave make home made turkey stock.
Forum: Thanksgiving 10-01-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By bigbearfla58
One more quick note to all of you first time...

One more quick note to all of you first time turkey roasters. Keep it simple and stick to the basics. Don't try to re-create any Martha Stewart Thanksgiving dinner. This is your first time up to bat....
Forum: Thanksgiving 10-01-2009, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By bigbearfla58
For Smiley 21 and to anyone who has never roasted...

For Smiley 21 and to anyone who has never roasted a turkey here is what I call turkey 101 -- Happy Thanksgiving!

The rule of thumb for turkey is one pound per person. Choose a turkey fresh or...
Forum: Thanksgiving 09-29-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By bigbearfla58
Apple Walnut Cake 2013

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Since it’s apple season, I wanted to share a great and easy Apple Walnut Cake recipe that I got from a neighbor many years ago. I just made it yesterday and it’s still delicious and...
Forum: Christmas Food 09-29-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,394
Posted By bigbearfla58
Here is my sage baking advice. Make up the cookie...

Here is my sage baking advice. Make up the cookie doughs ahead of time and then bake them off as you need them. I make up my cookie doughs in July and then bake them off as needed come December....
Forum: Thanksgiving 09-03-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By bigbearfla58
My Fondest Thanksgiving Memory

:pilgrim:




My fondest Thanksgiving memory comes from Thanksgiving of 1985. The entire family, aunts, uncle’s cousins, even some relatives from out of town was coming in just for Thanksgiving....
Forum: Christmas Together 12-27-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,963
Posted By bigbearfla58
To remedy the post Christmas Blues I keep a...

To remedy the post Christmas Blues I keep a collection of 20 Christmas CD's in my car and 20 Christmas DVD's to watch during the week after Christmas, or anytime I want that once a year feeling of...
Forum: Thanksgiving 12-10-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By bigbearfla58
Popovers

:notice:




Can you remember the last time you went to your favorite restaurant and saw popovers on the menu? Since the restaurants from back in the day don't make them anymore I have...
Forum: Thanksgiving 11-20-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By bigbearfla58
Thanksgiving Disasters!

:piggyback::gobble:I've been watching FOOD NETWORK all week and they had many viewers write in to talk about their Thanksgiving Day disasters! Now I want to hear about yours!

Now I know you think...
Forum: Thanksgiving 11-20-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By bigbearfla58
Thanksgiving Horoscope

Thanksgiving Horoscope for Virgo (http://www.mymerrychristmas.com/forum/"http://www.blogthingsimages.com/whatsyourthanksgivinghoroscopequiz/virgo.jpg")

You're the sign most likely to bake up...
Forum: Thanksgiving 11-20-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,256
Posted By bigbearfla58
I just have to ask why do you hate the FOOD...

I just have to ask why do you hate the FOOD NETWORK enough to DELETE it from your cable line up?
Forum: Thanksgiving 11-20-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By bigbearfla58
I'm watching the 2nd video of that lady chef...

I'm watching the 2nd video of that lady chef carving that turkey? That is without a doubt the most anemic looking turkey I've ever seen in my life! It looks like it wasn't nearly roasted long enough!...
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