Christmas Dinner with Bob

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas everybody! I hope you are enjoying your holidays with your family and loved ones this year!
My family and I, are going to my boyfriends Fathers house for Christmas. I am the cook for the holiday dinner. Bob, Scott's dad, wanted Baby back ribs for Christmas dinner. Bob is 88 years old and just lost his wife of 60 years this year, he has been eating out a lot since her passing.
So I asked him what he would like for dinner at Christmas time, having spent Thanksgiving with his brother-in-law and their family, so I wanted to make this Christmas special for us. Bob's wife Florence, made a great German potato salad that the whole family loved. So in keeping with tradition I will be serving up just want Bob wants for Christmas dinner this year.The dinner will consist of Baby Back Ribs, asparagus,  homemade German potato salad, Homemade mini french breads, Cucumber and onion salad, and for dessert, drum roll please, Homemade pumpkin pie with a streusel topping.
I wish everybody the best of the holiday season, and a wonderful and blessed new year

Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Pie

1 refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box .

1can (15 oz) pumpkin (no pumpkin pie mix)
1can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
2 Tbs Maple syrup

2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2cup packed brown sugar
 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 cup chopped pecans

1teaspoon grated orange peel
1container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping,
thawed (3 cups)


Heat oven to 425°F.
1. Place pie crust in 9-inch glass pie pan as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie.
2.In large bowl, mix filling ingredients until well blended. Pour into crust-lined pan.
3.Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F; bake 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix streusel ingredients.
4.Sprinkle streusel over pumpkin filling.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
5.Gently fold orange peel into whipped topping. Serve pie with topping.


Gingerbread cookies sitting on a coffee cup

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Welcome back everyone! Do I have something to share with you today, courtesy of not Martha blog. I found this blog looking for gifts for family & friends last year. I hope you enjoy this, what a wonderful gift idea! I made these last year, and they where the talk of the town! Martha's blog has step by step directions.
Here is a link to her blog
Here is the template in case you miss it.

As always your comments are welcome.

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