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December 22, 2009

Holiday meal planning

Crunch time is here.  Today I am ordering groceries (see this archived post if you don't know what I'm talking about), wrapping presents and gearing up for our Christmas services to begin tomorrow night.

As I was planning our Christmas lunch, I felt a little ham/turkey-ed out.  So here's what I came up with...

Meatloaf (my personal favorite)
Crock Pot Mac and Cheese (my brother-in-law's favorite)
Mashed potatoes
Green Beans recipe below

We'll also have boiled peanuts, sandwiches and other goodies in between.

Yum.  Haven't decided on dessert yet, maybe these?

Anyway, this is my green beans recipe.  Its one I learned by watching my mom.  No real measurements, just approximations and two key ingredients, wine and garlic.  Here you go...

Deb's Green Beans
3-5 cans of green beans undrained.  I prefer Allens (the flat beans)
Handful of chopped bacon (I use the real bacon bits for salads)
3-4 large garlic cloves, pressed
¼- ½ c white wine
Finely chopped onion or a few shakes of onion powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper

1-2 tbsp olive oil 

Bring to a boil and simmer low-med for about 30 min.

What are you cooking this week?


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Hello Holly,
I absolutely love reading your blog. I truly enjoy the variety you write about and how real you are. Thanks for posting recipes. They sound great.
Thanks, Tara McDaniel

My family did a surf and turf for Christmas this year.

those green beans sound yummy!
since my mom's recovering from surgery on the 22nd, i was in charge of cooking christmas dinner for the first time - eek! we also decided to veer from the traditional turkey/ham menu, so i made braised brisket, a bunch of delicious country side dishes, and homemade blackberry cobbler. it turned out to be pretty darn good!

Lemon Pound Cake..

you know what's going on over here with the Italians....Shrimp Scampi, Lasagne, Chicken and Eggplant Parmesan, Antipast, salad, cheese/pepperoni,salami/crackers...the list goes on and on. Have a great Christmas. I never see you anymore. You haven't even seen my baby bump yet. Hope to see you around!

I'm going to try Deb's green beans this year...thanks!

sounds Yummy!!

Thanks. I just added Deb's Green Beabs recipe to my Evernote account. Keep 'em coming!

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