Tuesday, December 20, 2005

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20 comments:

Jen's Mom said...

Yule be mad and eat! :)

cookiecrumb said...

ha ha ha! :)

Sam said...

not really. roll on january. bah, humbug, bah!

Kalyn said...

Once you have taught 9 year olds for a given number of years, Christmas gradually gets to be less and less appealing. However, the vacation part is quite appealing. I don't love Christmas like some people do, but I don't hate it either, despite the 9 year olds.

But, I do LOVE your new blog header. I agree, we should all be nice to each other more than once a year!

cookiecrumb said...

Yeah, right, Sam. You're probably making your own candied fruit for plum pudding even as we speak!

Sam said...

as usual i am trying to reinvent christmas
plus i have to work OT so i dont have time for any prepping till saturday.
i will tell you what i am attempting only after the fact if it worked.
plus i am making a nice beet salad because mostly people dont like it then i can eat it all to myself.
haven't you gathered my opinion on dried fruit yet? btw, I HATE raisins.

bah. bah. bah.
humbug.

cookiecrumb said...

I agree, that was not an intelligent jab. I'm not fond of dried fruit, either, although I was tickled to find some overlooked grapes on a vine this year that had turned into raisins. I just like finding stuff.
I hope you find some great, new traditions. May I recommend a salad of grated celery root (uncooked), for the same reasons you like to serve beet salad?
Bah!

Sam said...

i love grated celeriac salad (remoulade) too.
I mean LOVE.

but at christmas i prefer to cook it in cream and then mash it.

I did that last year. it was scrumptious.

cookiecrumb said...

I like celeriac raw so much, it pains me to cook it. (Oh, wait: Cooked IN cream? Oh well, now, that's another story. OK, yeah, maybe that's going on the menu.)

mg said...

Love the header! and the caption. I wish i could be as witty as you. he he.

cookiecrumb said...

Give it a try, cutie!

Sam said...

cookie - for years i was cooking it in water and then mashing it with the cream and butter.
I was never happy with it until one day last year i thought i would add the cream to the cooking process.
what a crazy wild difference it made.
I cant remember how much cream and i am sure i used stock or water too. but it was so creamy and delightful, i ave to try and replicate it again.
i just searched myself but i guess i stupidly didnt write it up. although i do see it was definitely on the menu

cookiecrumb said...

Thanks, Sam. I was going to search you too... Alas.
So: I'll work out my own version, and we can compare after Bah-Humbug Day.
xx

mrs d said...

Bah-Humbug Day. I'm there with bells on. Or rather without bells as I'm getting rather sick of bells. Chopper has to work on the 25th and the previous 48 hours are devoted to hauling ass down I-5 so we can have Christmas eve with his family. Can you tell I'm thrilled? No cooking of Christmas dinner for us... though I am making some rather non-traditional cookies tomorrow.

Oh, also I was very mean to someone online today because they insulted my politics, so I've already blown it in regards to the very lovely new website banner's subtitle.

cookiecrumb said...

Oh, Mrs. D.: Chopper's sked is so sad. Sad for you. Most sad cuz of the I-5 drive. I do that all too often (though to a much further south destination).
I should remind you that after Cranky and I were less than satisfied with our Thanksgiving supper this year, we came home and did a proper one a few days late. It could happen!
And speaking of my banner's subtitle... Did you see my new button in the sidebar? Made it myself. It's NICE being mean.

mrs d said...

Izzat the one with the brain? Bery nice. Of course the peachy one is nice too. I'm rooting for much peachiness in DC oh so soon.

Monkey Gland said...

My plan is to be in a drunken yule tide haze from this evening till Boxing Day!

cookiecrumb said...

Good plan, MG! Peachy good tidings.

Jamie said...

I love it! And it strikes me as hysterically funny, too, for reasons I can't put my finger on.

Cooking celeriac in cream is always an excellent idea. I like a gratin made of super-thinly sliced celeriac in cream, with sprinklings of salt, pepper, and (most importantly) red pepper flakes.

cookiecrumb said...

Jamie: I'm getting so many good ideas. Red pepper flakes! OK.