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|Richard in Cincy||
Come join us!!!
Joined: Dec 12, 2005
Posted to Thread #30555 at 4:18 pm on Oct 23, 2018
A lot of preparation will be done in the weeks before. Fruitcakes, cordials, cherry bourbons are done. I"m polishing a few pieces of silver here and there right now (BTW, I've done 3 polishings on the Samovar and it is really starting to look stunning--we'll be using it for the Christmas Tea Party this year. ) The decorating of the house will start the day after Thanksgiving (which we aren't hosting, so no mess or company to worry about). We'll spend that long weekend throwing up the decorations. We'll start on the cookies and candies the beginning of December. I'll make the cranberry relish, cheese straws, spiced nuts, and spreads, the week before. Table will be set, punches mixed up, breads, cakes and pies made several days before. And don't forget, I will have lots of help available for all the peeling, cleaning, chopping, slicing,etc. Hopefully it will be cold that week since the garage off the kitchen turns into a very large walk-in refrigerator when it gets below mid 30's. A huge help.
Other messages in this thread:
- 30555. Dreamt about Richard's Christmas party - Anna_X - 1:53am on 10/19/18 (13)
- ...what sugarplum drug did YOU take before bed? Cause I want some... [NT] - MarilynFL - 2:04pm on 10/19/18
- LOL, no drugs. But it was a fantastic dream! [NT] - Anna_X - 8:11pm on 10/19/18
- My dreams are usually the same old subject, I have lost my keys to the room in a huge - KarenNoCA - 5:01pm on 10/20/18
- I'm usually barefoot, lost and in need of a bathroom. In Paris. [NT] - MarilynFL - 3:40pm on 10/21/18
- I’m always running to catch a plane. Or in traffic rushing to airport. [NT] - AngAk1 - 11:54pm on 12/30/18
- Of course it is something I would do! :) - Richard in Cincy - 2:27pm on 10/22/18
- Holy cow. I am always astonished at your incredible feasts. Wow. [NT] - CathyZKauai - 3:35pm on 10/23/18
- Come join us!!! - Richard in Cincy - 4:18pm on 10/23/18
- Only in my dreams. Cathy, if you ever go, be our reporter on the scene, pls. [NT] - Anna_X - 4:23pm on 10/23/18
- Oh how I would love to. Send a photo of the samovar when you finish polishing it. [NT] - CathyZKauai - 3:35pm on 10/24/18
- So I guess the movie premiere for *Nutcracker & the Four Realms* is being held at your house? [NT] [LINK] - MarilynFL - 6:30pm on 10/23/18
- Oohhhhhhh, I cannot wait!!! - Richard in Cincy - 1:05pm on 10/25/18
- Oh yes. Very Escher-esque. I was hoping for a table shot of sumptuous dessert goodies, but - MarilynFL - 4:40pm on 10/25/18