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Old November 24th, 2006, 12:43 AM
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I just know that Dr Atkins is spinning in his grave. I went to my cousins house for the holiday. Her son cooked the meal and it was so good. He went to "Harry and David" and got something called "moose munch" it was a blend of nuts and popcorn coated in chocolate and some other sweet substance, to die for!!. He had loads of apetizers and munchies out. After the dinner we played pokeno on the same set we used to play on when we were kids and all the aunts, uncles and cousins gathered for the holidays. He had even gone to Boston to the North End and brought back an assortment of Italian cold cuts and cheeses. Many of them I had not seen since I was a kid growing up in MA. Back then Thanksgiving was not just turkey and the trimmings.The recent passing of one of my uncles had us remembering the holidays of the past. In an Italian family it was Antipasto, homemade soups, pasta dishes with homemade noodles. In my mind I can see my grandmother, all 4'8" of her rolling and cutting those noodles. Then there were the roasts, pork and beef. Then of course the turkey and all the trimmings. Italian pastries and my favorite pizzale cookies. Then the pies and breads of Thanksgiving tradition. No Italian dinner was ever complete without loaves of crusty Italian breads warm and aromatic. Of course the wine flowed in those days like water from a fountain, cool, red and sweet. The day was wonderful, we ate drank wine and laughed. we remembered family long gone and just enjoyed the sweet memories. I hope you all had a Thanksgiving as good as I did.

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Wow, Laura - sounds unbelievable. We just had the regular meal.. I ate too much and still feel full.

This morning I'm getting ready for Coffee Club. Making my baked stuffed french toast, and don't think I'll really enjoy it as I'm not hungry in the least. I hope some one is hungry. I might go whip up a coffee cake too.

Should fold the laundry. Too tired to get out of my own way. Anxious for the new med dosage. I think it will help.

Ds has a doctor appt today, might do a little shopping at the stores downtown - it won't be like in most places. There are no huge sales here, so the crowds will be - well there are no such thing as a crowd where I live.

More relatives coming in today so the celebration will continue.

Happy day to you all.
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Sounds like a wonderful day Laura. I really miss those big family gatherings that we used to have. Glad to hear you had such a great time.

I also love that Moose Munch from Harry and Davids. I've only had it once, and I don't dare buy myself any more. :-)

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just know that Dr Atkins is spinning in his grave. I went to my cousins house for the holiday. Her son cooked the meal and it was so good. He went to "Harry and David" and got something called "moose munch" it was a blend of nuts and popcorn coated in chocolate and some other sweet substance, to die for!!. He had loads of apetizers and munchies out. After the dinner we played pokeno on the same set we used to play on when we were kids and all the aunts, uncles and cousins gathered for the holidays. He had even gone to Boston to the North End and brought back an assortment of Italian cold cuts and cheeses. Many of them I had not seen since I was a kid growing up in MA. Back then Thanksgiving was not just turkey and the trimmings.The recent passing of one of my uncles had us remembering the holidays of the past. In an Italian family it was Antipasto, homemade soups, pasta dishes with homemade noodles. In my mind I can see my grandmother, all 4'8" of her rolling and cutting those noodles. Then there were the roasts, pork and beef. Then of course the turkey and all the trimmings. Italian pastries and my favorite pizzale cookies. Then the pies and breads of Thanksgiving tradition. No Italian dinner was ever complete without loaves of crusty Italian breads warm and aromatic. Of course the wine flowed in those days like water from a fountain, cool, red and sweet. The day was wonderful, we ate drank wine and laughed. we remembered family long gone and just enjoyed the sweet memories. I hope you all had a Thanksgiving as good as I did.
Yes, my mother's side of the family (Portuguese) would put on a nice spread for the holidays, but it was my Italian neighbors who taught me the real meaning of the word "feast"!

Thansk for bringing back fond memories!

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I don't dare bring Moose Munch into the house!
Angela Z. who realizes this statement conjures images of me stuffing my face with Moose Munch in the garage!
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Wow, I guess that moose munch is real popular. Hmmmm.............I wonder if Kuki likes it!!

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Costco sells Moose munch--- one box two bags------ its a must on my moms list-----and she's nice and shares
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