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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 8:24am

Do you send Christmas cards?

What is your favorite holiday movie?

Do you  have a favorite holiday cookie?

What's for dinner on Christmas?

Number five, Are you surprised by Time magazine's pick for person of the year? 

 

 

 

 

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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 12:01pm
"Huh? Of course the catholic church stays out of gay marriage." ----- No, you misunderstood me. My point is that instead of opposing gay marriage, the Church could simply stay neutral. It is not the Church's business to order secular society and the state (that is the "Give unto Caesar" principle), so the Church violates none of its principles by calmly and quietly letting the state legalize gay marriage.
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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 12:03pm

Do you send Christmas cards?

Usually.  Not sure if I'll  have time for it this year.  

What is your favorite holiday movie?

If Love, Actually counts, then it's that.  

Do you  have a favorite holiday cookie?

I love spritz and make a couple hundred of those each year.  My mother makes apricot cookies (using my paternal grandmother's recipe) that everyone loves but me.  Sometimes she makes them in raspberry, too, and that makes it all better.  :)

What's for dinner on Christmas?

Ham and some other stuff.  ;)  I (obviously) haven't quite put it all together yet.  

Number five, Are you surprised by Time magazine's pick for person of the year? 

No.  Happy, but not surprised.  


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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 12:18pm

Do you send Christmas cards?  Yes, over 100, and I personalize them all with a nice note, unless the card is for someone that I see regularly.

What is your favorite holiday movie? I don't have one in particular as I enjoy so many, especially the old classics.  However, I do watch A Christmas Story every Christmas Eve after the kids go to bed, while I wrap gifts in front of the fire with a glass of wine.

Do you have a favorite holiday cookie?  My all time favorite cookie is one that I haven't had in years.  It was a sandwich cookie made with very delicate butter/sugar cookies and filled with a not too-sweet creme inside.  My next door neighbor growing up was an incredible cook and baker.  The neighbors all gave out plates of cookies at Christmas but it was hers that was the best-so many delicious cookies that weren't typical of what everyone else made.  That sandwich cookie was amazing.  They moved away when I was a teen but my parents still see them regularly and one year, she gave my mom a plate of those cookies for me, but that was soooo long ago.  She also made these amazing creme de menthe brownies and gave me the recipe so I do make those myself but never tried to make the sandwich cookies.

What's for dinner on Christmas? Usually it's some sort of Italian feast at my parents' house, but this year dh and I are hosting.  I haven't figured out the menu with dh yet, but am considering suggesting to him a standing rib roast, gruyere scalloped potatoes, and broccolini with pine nuts.  Desserts undecided.  It may be a small gathering of just my family and my parents - not sure if my brother and his family are coming.  If so, I'll add more to the menu. 

Number five, Are you surprised by Time magazine's pick for person of the year?   No

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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 12:19pm

Grrr....I edited my post but it won't show up.  I forgot to answer the cookie question.  My favorite are spritz.  My mom makes apricot cookies from my paternal grandmother's recipe that everyone loves except me...but sometimes she'll make a batch using raspberry filling instead of apricot and those are AMAZING.


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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 12:49pm
"sometimes she'll make a batch using raspberry filling instead of apricot and those are AMAZING." -------- I am the same way, can't stand apricot anything, but I will eat almost anything that involves raspberries.
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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 12:56pm
"standing rib roast, gruyere scalloped potatoes, and broccolini with pine nuts. " ------- That sounds really, really good.
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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 12:56pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>What's disgusting? While Maddow and the Pope are far apart on lots of issues, there are also areas of agreement. They seem to agree on things like the evils of greed, unchecked capitalism, and the root causes of poverty. What is wrong with pointing to agreement in places where it exists? Hardly anyone is wrong 100% of the time.</blockquote></p><p>What's disgusting is the comparison b/w the two, Maddow has an agenda every time she opens her mouth and it's not towards the truth.  The pope's agenda, well, let's just say he walks the walk. </p>

Good points.  I haven't listened to Rachel Maddow in a while but I wouldn't be surpised if some of the stuff she spews agrees with you, me and the Pope!  At some point, all of her endless rambling probably agrees with a few leaves from Ted Cruz's book. ;)  But, she gets paid for coming up with endless dribble that can span the air time between the commercial breaks.  There's really no comparison to this Pope who lives what he believes.

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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 1:00pm

tuurrrkeedays wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Haha, Good for you.  I get great ideas from this woman, Love her:</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><a href="http://blog.lidiasitaly.com/2013/12/lidias-commonsense-italian-cooking-featured-in-the-new-york-times.php" rel="nofollow">http://blog.lidiasitaly.com/2013/12/lidias-commonsense-italian-cooking-featured-in-the-new-york-times.php</a></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>Yeah. Her son was on Master Chef and I go to cooking classes at our local library with one of the guys who was on their a couple of years ago (he also went to my high school). </strong></p>

So cool.  I've eaten at her restaurant.  Not very good.  I doubt she's the chef ~ she's too busy.

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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 1:01pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
"sometimes she'll make a batch using raspberry filling instead of apricot and those are AMAZING." -------- I am the same way, can't stand apricot anything, but I will eat almost anything that involves raspberries.

I'm not a fan of raspberry or apricot jams or jelly but I love them at Christmas time in a cookie.

 


 


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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 1:02pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Frankly, I don't hear Maddow speak out a lot for the poor, her very pro-Obama ways seem to be hypocritcal actually (like recognizing that the aca is going to make the poor poorer here, one example).  Nevertheless, she is liberal in her views from gay marriage to birth control too which aren't the vatican's position either. She is just a liberal pundit, and the far right have them too.</p><p> </p>

You're right.  When I did listen to her, actually she didn't agree with the Pope, lol.  She's spurious and paid to speak with controversy and drama.  The Pope... not so much. ;)

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