Did Everyone Have a Good, Safe Christmas?

Posted on: Mon, 12/25/2000 - 4:22am
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Did everyone have a good, safe, Christmas?

My turkey is cooking away and my kids are playing with much delight with their gifts from Santa. I start my cooking "rush" in about an hour.

So far, so good. And not a nut in sight!

Season's Greetings and best wishes!


Posted on: Mon, 12/25/2000 - 1:23pm
Kathy Spencer's picture
Joined: 08/17/2000 - 09:00

We had a wonderful Christmas. My PA son loved his chest of Vermont Nut Free chocolates, and for the first time in ages, got to try something new and special.
Everything was cooked at home, from scratch, and dinner was delicious.
We are very thankful indeed.

Posted on: Mon, 12/25/2000 - 3:51pm
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I had mentioned in a couple of other posts that there were two recipes (if you will) that I usually make for Christmas that I haven't been able to make since PA.
The one was for my turkey stuffing. It had sliced almonds in it. Well, I've continued making the stuffing without the almonds, no problem. It's bread, green olives, mushrooms and onions slightly fried all heavily buttered. The almonds merely added some texture. But, the stuffing is still great and really good on a left-over turkey sandwich.
The other one, I hadn't tried until to-day.
It was green beans with garlic and cashews fried in butter (okay, so you know why I haven't had my chlorestorol checked ever! LOL!). Tonight, I decided to try it simply without the cashews and see how it fared.
So, you cook the green beans. Then, you have garlic lightly frying in a lot of butter and you add the green beans into it. Usually there would be cashews in there too. Now, I must say that the cashews are quite heavenly in it, but you know what, the dish turned out well regardless! I am quite pleased.
A good day was had by all, and, as Kathy mentioned above, I am quite thankful.
Season's Greetings and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 12/26/2000 - 3:29am
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Hi Cindy and Kathy,
We had a beautiful Christmas Eve dinner at my cousin's house. There were Christmas candles lit everywhere, Christmas music playing and we had a *Chinese* gift exchange. It was hilarious. My cousin read me ingredients over the phone of everything she had prepared and had the ingredients out on the kitchen counter when we arrived so I could double check behind her. It was very special this year as I spent Christmas Eve with my Mother's family...Her sister, brother and all of my cousins. It made me feel close to my mom and it was that much more meaningful being around all of them.
I'm glad you both had a wonderful Christmas too!
Stay Safe.

Posted on: Tue, 12/26/2000 - 4:01am
Caring Mom's picture
Joined: 10/12/2000 - 09:00

Dear Cindy & Everyone,
What a pleasure this Christmas was-I did the majority of the cooking on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Not one worry-I did all the baking for everyone(what a job that was-what a relief though). Bobby got to eat everything without asking & I felt so comfortable.
We did receive a box of chocolates in the mail(all peanuts/nuts)My mom just took it & put it in her car. No problems.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas & everyone was safe.
Happy Holidays

Posted on: Tue, 12/26/2000 - 6:44am
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Joined: 02/22/2001 - 09:00

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We were at my husband's side for Christmas Eve and my side for Christmas Day. There were a lot of family members at both parties. Everyone was completely aware of Evan's allergy and talked about it a lot. I thanked them all and let them know that they will never know how much I appreciate them being so considerate. My husband's aunt said that she could only imagine what it was like.
We just moved into our new house on the 21st so we got to open presents in our new home. My boys have really made themselves at home here. That makes me so happy. Santa brought everything on their lists, so they were happy. As my 3 1/2 yr old opened his presents he would say, "Oh, it's just what I ordered!" He's so funny. Take care. Deanna

Posted on: Tue, 12/26/2000 - 10:35am
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Joined: 11/19/2000 - 09:00

Safe, peaceful and small. I paid the price also of doing all the cooking for the peace of mind. We only had a few people over and insisted that they bring NO food. We have learned that taking no chances is the only way to enjoy our holidays. Thats why I call myself..
Head Cook

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2001 - 7:18pm
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Joined: 09/17/2000 - 09:00

Well, I realize that I'm posting this a little late, but it's been one thing after another around here. A lot of the time I didn't even have internet access because of downed phone lines or computer illnesses, etc. *sigh*
Anyway. =) We had a perfectly boring Christmas, which is actually what I wanted. Well, ok, so it wasn't completely boring. I did have a last minute crisis making the kids' flannel sheet sets, but still. lol My mom and dad and 3 younger brothers came over on my birthday (22nd) and stayed through Christmas. We were scheduled to go to my grandparent's Christmas Day after opening up gifts here, but only made it about 2mi down the road when we called it off. The roads were just too icy. *YEA!!!*
That sounds horrid, I know, but I REALLY was not looking forward to that visit. I love my grandparents, but I've never liked my Dad's only brother or his wife, for starters, and then too, Mother (my gma) makes this absolutely delicious fudge--chock full of nuts! Granted, they are walnuts, and we don't have any evidence that Matt is allergic to walnuts, but still. Oh, and I can't forget the peanut butter cookies she makes every year either...which of course, we DO have evidence he's allergic to. The thing is, she doesn't make a little of this stuff...she'll have at LEAST a dozen tins full of cookies and candy lying around, besides a ton of nut-filled cakes and pies (last count I heard for this year was 4 cakes, and 7 pies!) So the roads being icy and the visiting being cancelled was a gift in and of itself for me! =)
The kids got very few toys (on purpose!) but loved the ones they did get, and loved everything else too. Mike and I both got really good gifts (new computer desk, CDRW drive, stereo...this was a good gift year! lol), and nobody was sick! Last year Matt was REAL sick for his first Christmas, and yet we still went visiting. It's no wonder to me now why his face/eyes swelled so much worse at the grandparents! Never put two and two together last year. Man am I ever glad the roads were icy this year!! WOOHOOO!!!

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2001 - 7:23pm
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Joined: 09/17/2000 - 09:00

oops forgot to mention that because we didn't go visiting, one set of grandparents decided to come out here last week. They brought the gifts from them and my aunts/uncles with them. There was a tin of cookies (contained hazelnuts, but he had already eaten one before I got a chance to read the label...no probs, thank goodness!)...and then from an aunt that I would have thought would have been able to understand....a gigantic (3lb) box of NUT-NUT-NUT filled chocolates. Not just ANY nuts, mind you...besides the walnuts, almonds, and brazil nuts, there were peanuts too!! *sigh* The box did get opened (thanks Mom *insert sarcasm here!*), but Matt didn't get any, and once everyone went home, we shipped the chocolates home with a friend of ours.

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2001 - 8:04pm
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Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

Mattsmom,I am glad you posted late,because I feel I can now. We did have a nice Christmas overall. My little one got the Croup on Christmas eve so I was up all night trying to relax and get rid of this. We did the shower and the outdoor thing all night. I was wet from the shower then freezing from the night air. On Christmas morning I felt terrible for him because you could tell he wanted to be so excited,but couldn't. He ended up at the hospital at around 7 and they gave him some things of course to help and make him better. When I got home he did get some sleep. Christopher did get his guitar and therefore his day was made. We went to my mothers for a while when Stephen was what we thought getting better. We had a delicious meal of Prime Rib and then some pies. Everything there is always safe for Christopher.I am glad we didn't have your icy roads when I had to run him to the hospital because I don't know what i would have done. i am however glad it worked out for you. Have a good day. claire

Posted on: Thu, 12/26/2002 - 9:29am
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We had a safe Christmas. My children both had a wonderful Christmas. Other than that, any words associated with Christmas were simply forgotten by both my DH and my MIL and I have to say I had the worst Christmas in my life. At least we were at home though and I know Jesse was safe.
I'm not re-raising this to post to get pity, it's a regular thread I re-raise every year.
I hope everyone else had a great Christmas!
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]


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