I also make cranberry sauce but I cook the berries whole useing only half the sugar useing the recipe on the bag of cranberrys after it is cooked takes about 10 minutes . I add in grated orange zest make a great whole berry sauce Hugs Judy:)View Thread
for many years lasagna was my favorite thing to make for christmas because I could make it ahead of time and freeze it then just bake it in the oven on chistmas day was the easiest and tastiest meal ever .. and I make painted sugar cookies at Christmas too .. I do make my own pasta sauce and I added oodles of mushrooms instead of ground beef I do make meatballs but they are easier to measure a serving than meat sauce ,,
Hi again I also have made lasagna for the holiday and it is the family favorate and so easy to prepar ahead of time.. for 10 people I am sure one large lasagna would do I usually have 5 people and there is leftovers .. to do it again.. Hugs Judy:)View Thread
Hi Elizabeth at my house the tradition is painted sugar cookies painted with eggyolk paint with added food coloring then sprinkle with colored sugar crystals we have cookie cutters like angels trees santas stars bells etc I also make chocolate chip cookies I use the recipie on the bag of chocolate chips and add in uncooked oatmeal to the cookie mixture at the same time as the nuts and chocolate chips .. I sometimes add in natural peanut butter this is a nice variation...
like Rose we also do a family banana bread one year I I skipped the cookies and banana bread and made a marbled cheese cake . we still made the painted cookies thats a tradition since my kids were small ... this is a challengeing holiday for me since I have a huge sweet tooth and will have to limit myself with all these treats Hugs Judy:)View Thread
Hi Elizabeth My daily food is usually loaded with fruits and vegies whole grains I have whole grain cereal at breakfast with berries and an orange ,fat free milk
dinner a green vegie and maybe a sweet potato or reg potato a protein source I usually have a salad with dinner with mixed greens cukes tomatoes yellow peppers avacado. or black olives snacks are fruits like apples plums strawberrys blueberries and nuts Hugs Judy:)View Thread
Hi Rose Lynn what a coinsidence My baby girls birthday is a week before Christmas I do my mashed potatoes with a 1 T butter and a big glop of sour cream fat free that offsets the butter . pepper a bit of garlic I use russets peeled though even though my Mashed potatoes were less fattening I still had a smaller serving than I used to .. I did a lot of work on that holiday too I wore my pedometor and during that day thursday I walked 15,792 steps / most days I only reach 8 or 9 thousand .. I had a vollunteer that offered to wash while I dreid so at least I didn;t have to do both.. Hugs Judy:)View Thread
Hi Carolyn Nice to have a new expert on this board welcome that is interesting about chicken haveing more of that tricky trytophan . I allways thought it was the turkey . the carb overload makes sense though .. thanks for the info Hugs Judy:)View Thread
Hi Elizabeth I prepared for the flu season by getting my flu shot last week , I haven;t had a cold or flu in 7 years I think it has something to do with my Nutrition quest and of course the flu shot .. I get plenty of vitamin C I use weight training to increase my metabolism Hugs Judy:)View Thread
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