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Usually at this time of year I am just tearing up the kitchen cooking Banana Nut Breads, Fresh Apple Cakes, making Amaretto Liqueur, chopping up all of my huge mounds of seasonings for the many dishes and gumbos that I'll be making, shopping and making sure that I have my candy ingredients and nuts purchased before they sell completely out ...
I haven't done squat!
There will be no Banana Nut Bread. When my refrigerator broke, all of my overripe bananas that were stored in the freezer were thrown out and I just haven't replaced them. I haven't been shopping the sales for pecans, walnuts, almonds, and peanuts so I don't know if Fresh Apple Cake will get made either. I'm pretty sure I can still get almonds and peanuts so the Almond Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce, and Microwave Peanut Brittle can get made IF I can just make myself do it. The Crock Pot Crack Candy looks hopeful if white bark is available at this late date, but I know I can still get Vodka to make the Amaretto. I've had maraschino cherries soaking in Everclear for a year so maybe, just maybe I'll make some chocolate covered moonshine cherries. If not, they can sit another damn year!
There's still shrimp to thaw and peel, groceries to make (if there's any left on the shelves), tons of Trinity to chop, I think I still have cut okra in the freezer (if I can find it), food to make - Oh Lawd!, Crawfish Etouffee - Louisiana's Best, New Orleans Seafood Okra Gumbo, Chicken & Andouille Gumbo, Baked Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms, Two - Almond Amaretto Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce, Amaretto Liqueur, and Crock Pot Candy ("Mr. Bud Candy") to make (I'm gonna put a little dark chocolate in mine.), and microwave peanut brittle, both of which I will be trying for the first time.
Does anyone want to come help me cook???
I put together the dough for cookies last Thursday. Today is the first chance I have had to bake them off. Made chocolate chip, White Chocolate Cranberry Orange Oatmeal and Peanut Butter. Mexican Wedding Cake dough is still in the fridge and I want to do macaroons, hopefully Friday will be the day for those.
We are celebrating Christmas with the kids and grandkids on Sunday. The hubs and I have had 4 dr. appts in 3 days this week, so it is hard to get things done at home when we need to be other places, but we will get there.