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Wednesday's chit chat, November 22nd

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Wednesday's chit chat, November 22nd

Good morning cammers !

Enjoy your day & the cam Smiling

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"Ingwe" wrote:
The canned mincemeat is just fine especially if you open the jar and add a little brandy,stir and then leave for a week before you bake!!!!!

Better still - you should prick your pre-cooked christmas pudding (and your Christmas cake) with a skewer several times, wrap them in tin foil and then pour a generous glass of Brandy over them once or twice a week for at least 4 weeks before Christmas.

The Christmas pudding can then be microwaved, rather than steamed for hours, on the day and your cake can be iced and decorated a few days before Christmas.... Yummmmm!

If you are adding silver coins or charms to the pudding, it is best to do this after microwaving it Cool

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Thank you very much Elaine!!!!!!!!! do you know where I can get Savannah Cider

I know that it is now thursday in SA, but thought i'd finish this thread/topic here.
Ingwe, glad to be able to delve into my info files.
but sorry, i had never heard of Savannah cider.
What does that taste like ?

maybe if you wrote to the South African shop..they might help you with info on it.
Well, ingwe, i hope your day is a good one tomorrow with your expats. And i am sure that those pecan pies that your son is making will be delicious. And now i must go and find a site for fani..with foods listed from my menu. lol..at this moment i can't remember all the 7 sweets and 7 sours. but then i have trouble with the 7 dwarfs , too. :oops:

OK, going to log off for a while..a few things to do here,
if i find a pic of Secret Harbor will post in tomorrow's chitchat topic.

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"Gerda" wrote:
good night all, my eyes are closing so I'm off to dreamland.

Good night, Gerda!

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Same here Ingwe....I'll be off cam until next Monday.....so want to wish all fellow Bomites in USA a HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!! and everyone else a great weekend and successful bird count for Nov. 25. Sorry I can't be a part of it.

Johanna

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Johanna!!!!! Take care Laughing out loud

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Okay now life is good indeed - mince pies and mince meat and christmas pudding only a "click" away. The canned mincemeat is just fine especially if you open the jar and add a little brandy,stir and then leave for a week before you bake!!!!! I have been baking rusks but It will be nice to have some for emergencies Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

Thank you very much Elaine!!!!!!!!! Laughing out loud Laughing out loud do you know where I can get Savannah Cider Eye-wink

Goodnight Gerda Laughing out loud sleep tight Eye-wink

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good night all, my eyes are closing so I'm off to dreamland.

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For Ingwe and all in USA interested in trying any South African foods?
are you familiar with this site on the Internet?
I order my rusks from there...when i want some. lol
It's the South African Food Shop.

http://lekker.safeshopper.com/

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We (son really, not me) are busy making a pecan pie.

oh, yes,, my sister made those pecan pies..i forgot that treat!
She used to make them with her Christmas cookies each year..(we had plenty already made by Thanksgiving day usually)
but she made them individually in the tiniest muffin? tins that i have ever seen. (I am not a cook..lol..) the tin itself cannot have measured more than 6 or 7 inches by maybe 3 or 4 inches wide and made 12 tiny pies in each. She put in the dough then the pecan mixture. Delicious that way also..try it sometime.

Sorry that this local bakery doesn't do any mail order business for the mince pies. But remind me next year..maybe i can mail one to you, if i know early enough...?
The last few years i have helped at different charity kitchens , dishing out the food to the homeless and others in need. And another year helped package the dinners served to the needy at the local Food Bank.

and one year i served tables at the Senior citizen council who served free dinners to those alone on the holidays. At least i knew the band leader that played while they ate and got to sing with them also. It was such a great feeling to help and it also kept me from eating too much.!!

Katja..thanksgiving day is tomorrow,t he 23rd. it's celebrated the 4th thurday of november each year. It's quite a simple fare..mostly based on the foods that the Pilgrims, our first settlers ate during their first very hard winter after landing on Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts.

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Is it Thanksgiving today?

Happy Thanksgiving!

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"cerinthe" wrote:
Sounds very nice Elaine, I wish I can join you Laughing out loud I don't think I have ever eaten any of those dishes

oh, dear, and i forgot to mention the SHOO-Fly pie..lol..!!!!

i'll see if i have a picture of Secret Harbor to post here, but without pelicans, alas.. :cry:
It was so beautiful there .
Oh, and the mince meat pies..a local bakery in the small town of Hamburg, PA where i grew up, made his own mince meat. and during the two weeks preceding Thanksgiving..he used more than two tons of mincemeat for the pies that were ordered in advance.

but on a different slant from TV just moments ago. The typical Thanksgiving meal in 1996 that cost US$18 ? today it would cost US$38 , so that is inflation for us here.

and fani, the 'PA' stands for Pennsylvania , as in PA Dutch, the popular commercial usage of the term. In reality we are Pennsylvania Germans.

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