Oo please share. have Celiac so all my food has to be gluten free and my body's happier w/o dairy. I have struggled with a good stroganoff recipe. Here is one of my favorites.
Festivus baked apples:
Core but do not slice your favorite apple type
Cut the bottom off the apple so it lies flush with a glass baking dish
Pack the bottom 1/3 of the apple with brown sugar
Sprinkle in cinnamon, cloves and allspice (can also add nutmeg)
Add 1tbs butter or butter substitute
Pack another 1/3 with brown sugar, spices and butter
The flat apple bottom keeps the goodness from melting out
Bake at 350 degrees F (~175C) for 20 min
Pull dish out of the oven, baste outside with melted butter and sprinkle with more brown sugar
Place back in oven for 5-10 min or until apple is tender when poked with a fork
Get chubby and happy
I'm already in a Christmasy mood. I'm more excited for Christmas than usual because I get to bring OH to North Carolina to meet some of my family and friends, and also I haven't seen my parents since last Christmas!
But also, it's so dark her in the evenings and cold now- it feels like Christmas weather.
I hate hate hate hate winter. I hate Black Friday. I hate holiday music. I hate holiday shopping. I hate the judgment ("You don't have a tree?! What?!") I hate snow! I hate cold! I hate when I need to go somewhere in a hurry, and there's fucking frost all over my car! I hate the awkward family get-togethers where we have to pretend we like each other! I hate Santa! (The thought of an old obese man breaking into my house in the middle of the night has terrified me since childhood.) But the thing I hate most of all is when I tell someone "Happy Holidays", and they give you a disgusted look and sneer "IT'S 'MERRY CHRISTMAS'."
I love the spiced apple cider, though! And holiday parties with hub's company where they get me drunk off my ass for free in some fun environment!
I don't usually send out Christmas cards, but maybe I can make Biblio's avatar into a card for this year.
We need to get GP and her artistic skills on this, STAT! I'm thinking something along the lines of Jesus in a santa suit riding a raptor (through Walmart) that has a decorated Christmas tree in his mouth. It could be the Team Festivus 2013 Holiday Card!
I hate cold and snow too. Frost is my arch nemesis. I always go Black Friday shopping (mainly to watch stupid people fight (for reals) over mediocre bargains). I always send out "Happy Holidays" cards, but mainly because I like the excuse to dress up my dog and take pictures.
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