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Wow, time sure flies and here we are again with Thanksgiving just around the corner. For the first time ever we will have our grands for turkey day and then will drive them back to DC to spend a week with them. Normally we have a trip west to Idaho planned for Christmas, but as my daughter has relocated to the DC area we are rather enjoying the thought of being home for some of the holidays.
I don't have much cooking to do for thanksgiving, I'm only responsible for the cranberries and oyster dressing as we have a large gathering at my neighbor's house with everyone bringing a dish the cooking load is lightened considerably for the host and there is always too much food.
I haven't planned too far ahead for Christmas Eve. but it will be our Italian traditional seafood dinner and I plan the menu around the number of guests, lots of company cioppino or just a few of us start with linguine and clams and move on to fish and a few seafood appetizers. We used to go nuts with 7 or so seafood dishes (feast of the 7 fishes), but that is when you have tons of help from ambitious cooks, these days 3-4-5 fishy items seems to work just fine.
I know a lot of you make all kinds of sweet goodies for the holidays what are some of the favorites on the list this year?
What are your plans and favorite dishes for the upcoming holidays?
I'm eyeballing the FC Irish whiskey cake for one thing.