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    Post #1 - May 6th, 2021, 8:46 pm
    Post #1 - May 6th, 2021, 8:46 pm Post #1 - May 6th, 2021, 8:46 pm
    Hi,

    I was 10-years-old was the last time our family went out to dinner for a major holiday. It was the mostly frozen Lasagna Florentine served in a restaurant was the last straw. We might go out in advance of a holiday or perhaps a day or two later, but not on the day-of.

    After spinning ideas in my mind for days, it was settled to roast a turkey fresh from the freezer. Otherwise, I cannot forsee roasting this turkey any earlier than September or October. Yes, there will be mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy. After that we will reach for more seasonal dishes with some rhubarb mixed into menu in one form or another.

    What might be your plans?

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #2 - May 7th, 2021, 1:18 am
    Post #2 - May 7th, 2021, 1:18 am Post #2 - May 7th, 2021, 1:18 am
    A shipment from Russ & Daughters is on the way.
    I used to source Vita Lox and bagels locally but Vita has turned into junk.
    Most of the New York sourced smoked fish comes from ACME in NYC but no mail order sales to the public. I have sourced Wild Western Nova from R&D with bagels and cream cheeses. Also in the shipment is the old pickled lox just because.
    My father always was very stingy with the lox and I thought it was for economy but he would have grown up with the heavily salted style.
    In the 1950’s everyone wanted Nova.
    I remember the great Deli’s on Long Island at the time,
    Hotel Pans filled with cream cheeses of every kind, Sable and the list goes on.
    Happy Mother’s Day!
    -Richard
  • Post #3 - May 7th, 2021, 8:18 am
    Post #3 - May 7th, 2021, 8:18 am Post #3 - May 7th, 2021, 8:18 am
    Cathy2 wrote:it was settled to roast a turkey fresh from the freezer.


    Half-year Thanksgiving! Appropriate to give thanks to moms.

    Funny, I was just talking to a private chef the other day. One of his customers recently requested a chicken stuffed in the Thanksgiving manner.
  • Post #4 - May 7th, 2021, 11:23 am
    Post #4 - May 7th, 2021, 11:23 am Post #4 - May 7th, 2021, 11:23 am
    Mother's day brunch at our house, will the be first time in over a year my family as been together. My parents (in their 80s) while vaccinated, are more comfortable in my home than a restaurant right now and we wanted to be able to celebrate the holiday (any holiday!) together.

    Brunch items to include:
    -blueberry overnight french toast with blueberry/syrup. Using brioche bread.
    -2 quiches, 1 asparagus, mixed mushrooms and gouda, the other just cheese (cheddar).
    -bagel bar with lox. Hubby going to NY bagel and bailey Sunday morning. Will get GF from Whole Foods.
    -duck bacon from Harrison's poultry
    -thick cut pork bacon from Whole Foods.
    -vegan breakfast sausage
    -melon fruit salad
    -berry fruit salad
    -deviled eggs
    -bakery cupcakes
    -OJ/Coffee

    12 people for brunch. All family, all vaccinated except 2 under 6 years old. Variety of diets (vegetarian, non-spicy, non-greasy, can't have seeds, watching gluten, don't eat pork) restrictions, so above menu works for most and is easiest on me.
  • Post #5 - May 9th, 2021, 11:29 am
    Post #5 - May 9th, 2021, 11:29 am Post #5 - May 9th, 2021, 11:29 am
    Everyone's bringing something and we're taking this frittata to our family gathering at my sister's house . . .

    Image
    Frittata
    Sauteed Newsom ham, onion, mushroom with assorted cheeses, and garnished with chives.

    Happy Mothers' Day! :)

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #6 - May 9th, 2021, 3:08 pm
    Post #6 - May 9th, 2021, 3:08 pm Post #6 - May 9th, 2021, 3:08 pm
    vaccinated in-laws came for brunch with us (also vaccinated) and we made:
    baked eggs with spinach and mushrooms
    orange rolls
    candied bacon
    fruit salad
  • Post #7 - May 9th, 2021, 3:10 pm
    Post #7 - May 9th, 2021, 3:10 pm Post #7 - May 9th, 2021, 3:10 pm
    annak wrote:vaccinated in-laws came for brunch with us (also vaccinated) and we made:
    baked eggs with spinach and mushrooms
    orange rolls
    candied bacon
    fruit salad

    Nice, really nice. It was great having everyone together in person. First Easter, now Mothers' Day. I honestly don't think I'll ever take these occasions for granted again.

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #8 - May 9th, 2021, 3:55 pm
    Post #8 - May 9th, 2021, 3:55 pm Post #8 - May 9th, 2021, 3:55 pm
    That was my mother's day gift to my mother. A promise to host a get together at my home monthly. I miss cooking for a crowd, and I don't even care if we just order in pizza and watch a Cubs game. It's been too long and it was so nice to be with family again.

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