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  1. #1
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Christmas Dinner... getting closer!

    I picked up the standing rib roast from the butcher shop yesterday. He
    asked me to come back behind the counter and hauled out this huge piece of
    beef and asked "How many ribs?" I pointed, he cut it. Then he weighed it
    and wrapped it up. My, the price of beef has certainly gone up since I last
    argued with a butcher about bone-in vs. boneless!

    While waiting for the roast I picked up some frozen stuffed crab. I haven't
    had that in years! So I've got stuffed crab as my appetizer. The soup
    course will be something simple, like cream of anything (thanks! Bob
    Pastorio, RIP) probably with spinach or broccoli.

    Oh, and I'm actually going to bake bread this year. I haven't done that in
    30 years. But... they still make Rich's frozen bread dough I can thaw
    and rise and brush with butter along with the best of them! (I never
    claimed to be a baker. Don't know how my grandmother did it all her life.
    Her recipe follows.)

    Christmas morning, Persia will get fresh catnip in her kitty sock. And I'll
    get a new stock pot. Because somehow during the move to this place my stock
    pot fell by the wayside. And I'm going to need one for those leftover ribs.

    Happy Holidays, everyone!

    Grandma Mac's White Bread

    7 c. flour
    3 c. warm water
    3 tsp. salt
    1 pkg. active dry yeast
    2-1/2 Tbs. vegetable oil

    Dissolve yeast in warm water (about 120F). Add remaining ingredients and
    work together to form a heavy dough. Knead briefly. Cover and let rise 1
    hour. Punch down. Let rise again. Punch down and divide dough in half.
    Remove air bubbles. Shape into 2 greased loaf pans. Let rise until
    doubled. Bake at 375F for 35-40 minutes. The loaves are done if you
    lightly tap on the top and it sounds hollow. Gently turn the loaves over in
    the pans and lightly brown the bottoms. Remove to a wire rack. Brush tops
    with melted butter to glaze. Let cool before slicing (yeah, right!!) Makes
    2 loaves.

    Jill


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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Christmas Dinner... getting closer!

    On Wed 22 Dec 2010 07:19:46a, jmcquown told us...

    > I picked up the standing rib roast from the butcher shop
    > yesterday. He asked me to come back behind the counter and hauled
    > out this huge piece of beef and asked "How many ribs?" I pointed,
    > he cut it. Then he weighed it and wrapped it up. My, the price
    > of beef has certainly gone up since I last argued with a butcher
    > about bone-in vs. boneless!
    >
    > While waiting for the roast I picked up some frozen stuffed crab.
    > I haven't had that in years! So I've got stuffed crab as my
    > appetizer. The soup course will be something simple, like cream
    > of anything (thanks! Bob Pastorio, RIP) probably with spinach or
    > broccoli.


    Sounds like a good dinner, Jill! We are going to a friend's home for
    Christmas Eve dinner. They are originally from Kansas, but were very
    interested in having a comewhat typical southern dinner. I ordered a
    country ham from TN that I have soaking in a huge pot of water to
    rehydrate and reduce salt. Tomorrow I will simmer it until tender,
    then cool and refrigerate. On Friday I will roast it with a glaze,
    pineapple rings, whole cloves, etc. I will pick up a mess of greens
    tomorrow. I haven't decided yet whether I will make candied yams or
    just roast them in their skins. Thre will be some other sides.

    > Oh, and I'm actually going to bake bread this year. I haven't
    > done that in 30 years. But... they still make Rich's frozen bread
    > dough I can thaw and rise and brush with butter along with the
    > best of them! (I never claimed to be a baker. Don't know how my
    > grandmother did it all her life. Her recipe follows.)


    Well, you do know I like to bake. I'm make my great-grandmother's
    potato rolls that end up with a soft powdery surface. BTW, thanks
    for your grandmother's recipe!

    > Christmas morning, Persia will get fresh catnip in her kitty sock.
    > And I'll get a new stock pot. Because somehow during the move to
    > this place my stock pot fell by the wayside. And I'm going to
    > need one for those leftover ribs.


    Millie, Peanut, PeeWee, Popie, andn Konnor will all get new catnip
    pillows and some other toys that we know they love. Also, several
    new lounging pillows with fleece covers.

    Have a wonderful holiday!

    > Happy Holidays, everyone!
    >
    > Grandma Mac's White Bread
    >
    > 7 c. flour
    > 3 c. warm water
    > 3 tsp. salt
    > 1 pkg. active dry yeast
    > 2-1/2 Tbs. vegetable oil
    >
    > Dissolve yeast in warm water (about 120F). Add remaining
    > ingredients and work together to form a heavy dough. Knead
    > briefly. Cover and let rise 1 hour. Punch down. Let rise again.
    > Punch down and divide dough in half. Remove air bubbles. Shape
    > into 2 greased loaf pans. Let rise until doubled. Bake at 375F
    > for 35-40 minutes. The loaves are done if you lightly tap on the
    > top and it sounds hollow. Gently turn the loaves over in the pans
    > and lightly brown the bottoms. Remove to a wire rack. Brush tops
    > with melted butter to glaze. Let cool before slicing (yeah,
    > right!!) Makes 2 loaves.
    >
    > Jill
    >
    >




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    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


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    Cindy Hamilton Guest

    Default Re: Christmas Dinner... getting closer!

    On Dec 22, 9:19*am, "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > I picked up the standing rib roast from the butcher shop yesterday. *He
    > asked me to come back behind the counter and hauled out this huge piece of
    > beef and asked "How many ribs?" *I pointed, he cut it. *Then he weighed it
    > and wrapped it up. *My, the price of beef has certainly gone up since Ilast
    > argued with a butcher about bone-in vs. boneless!


    Sounds good. We just had standing rib roast for DH's birthday,
    so we've decided on beer-cheese soup and big salads
    for Christmas. Mine will be pseudo-nicoise (no tuna,
    but otherwise pretty much standard); his will be a regular
    old chef's salad. I imagine some cookie baking will
    happen on Christmas day; either chocolate chip or
    Dusen Confecto.

    Cindy Hamilton

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    Ophelia Guest

    Default Re: Christmas Dinner... getting closer!



    "Cindy Hamilton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:cb63a8e6-cf0a-45f5-959b-

    > Sounds good. We just had standing rib roast for DH's birthday,
    > so we've decided on beer-cheese soup and big salads
    > for Christmas. Mine will be pseudo-nicoise (no tuna,
    > but otherwise pretty much standard); his will be a regular
    > old chef's salad. I imagine some cookie baking will
    > happen on Christmas day; either chocolate chip or
    > Dusen Confecto.


    Please post your 'pseudo-nicoise'? I don't like tuna either! Oh yes, and
    the beer-cheese soup too

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