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Oh yeah...then everybody crowded into the living room while Dad handed out the presents and the adults sucked down the espresso. Heh.
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How many people would be there? Kid/adults
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The last one, 14 adults, 13 kids.

I forgot the Italian sausage..... hot for the manly men, mild for the sissies. And the party trays with provolone, prosciutto, sausage, pickled artichokes, 3 different kinds of olives, real mozzarella...you get that from Gallucci's over on the boulevard, they got everything there. And pizza from Mazzone's.
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You of the wopish persuasion?

Damn sounds like holidays with my ex wife's family .... saaaaay
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Half...I am what you might call a mutt.
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ed wrote: Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:46 am How do they fit those bearded guys into those little shells?
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ed is not a saint.

He's an 'elder god'.

Elder gods ... make ... saints.

Very soon now, he'll see my point and make me a saint. OTOH, I might win the lottery too...

Oh, and fuck.
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French onion soup, scallops and then lamb steaks in cream, brandy and pepper sauce with roast potatoes, sprouts, roast parsnips, Yorkshire pudding, baby corn, braised red cabbage and apple, leeks in cheese sauce, pigs in blankets, honey and ginger glazed carrots and chestnut stuffing. Strawberry cheesecake for pud. :)

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Sounds good.


lamb steaks in cream, brandy and pepper sauce particularly this lamb steaks in cream, brandy and pepper sauce

Best to you and your lady wife, AC.
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asthmatic camel wrote: Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:02 pm French onion soup, scallops and then lamb steaks in cream, brandy and pepper sauce with roast potatoes, sprouts, roast parsnips, Yorkshire pudding, baby corn, braised red cabbage and apple, leeks in cheese sauce, pigs in blankets, honey and ginger glazed carrots and chestnut stuffing. Strawberry cheesecake for pud. :)

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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Horrible dinner.
Virginia ham, sucked, my "glaze" was putrid and nondescript

"Scalloped potatoes" were slivers of starch in wallpaper paste. "There is no difference between good scalloped potatoes and bad scalloped potatoes", to paraphrase Wag the Dog

Crappy broccoli and cauliflower in "creme sauce" simply leveraged the wallpaper paste from the potatoes and added green and white embellishments. Bland and horrid and shitty

Sweet potatoes were out of a can and slavered with brown sugar and butter and pancake syrup. Should have been the worst, turned out to be the best and that tells you something.

Forgot there was pineapple. Hate it though.

Thing is we usually do the fillet in stilton with roasted pototes etc. This year we were pissed off at everybody and thought "fuck all if I'm spending $500 on this ungrateful lot".

Horrible horrible. No booze because of the "problem" that 2 of them have (the third one was a no show, no call, no nothin'. But hey, just spent $300k on fucking RISD so she can wait tables. Really :x :x ) Lack of booze is bad because everyone could stew and recognize how we are not terribly happy together in a sober state.

This is no exaggeration. My wife and I woke up muttering and exchanging angry glances (not at each other, just general piss offedness).

I wanted to run off to Isla Morada in the Keys for xmas. "Nooooooooooooooooo we have to be with family". Well, as Jesus said "we have our reward"

I will be irritated for a day or so. Watch out. No metric. :x :x :x No modulo :x :x :x

eta and AC keep your fucking food to yourself :x :x And your pleasantly surprised wife too. :x :x
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As you know I am a non-celebrator, but I did have a nice dinner.

Heated up some succotash I previously prepared, thereby being a cultural appropriator from the American Indians.

Furthermore (authenticity is overrated) the way I make succotash is as follows:

Corn and lima beans of course.
Olive oil. Paprika. Dash of soy sauce.
Finely chopped and previously sauteed shallots, finely chopped and previously sauteed poblano peppers.
-- These are two ingredients I prepare about a pint at a time and keep on hand.

The meal also featured a mixed salad.

Pretty good for a non-celebrator on a weight loss diet. :coolspecs:
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Sliced chicken breast smothered in mozzarella and marinara, baked in a baking dish slathered with olive oil, then served over the pasta of your choice, upon which one ladles an appropriate portion of additional marinara.
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Steamed broccoli- no seasoning- none! no butter, oil- none!
Brown rice- no seasoning- none! no butter, oil- none!
Silken tofu- no seasoning- none! nothing!
No alcohol- NONE!
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Vegan bastard
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Dying carbon unit.
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solely wrote: Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:32 pm Steamed broccoli- no seasoning- none! no butter, oil- none!
Brown rice- no seasoning- none! no butter, oil- none!
Silken tofu- no seasoning- none! nothing!
No alcohol- NONE!
Salt? :o
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ed wrote: Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:45 pmVegan bastard
Which one of us are you talking to?
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