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Matriarchy: Oh ho! I have been invited to a family bake-off! My husband's family (who I have only recently begun to know) is renting a beach house in Delaware for Thanksgiving weekend. Us (me, hub, two teen girls), two of his aunts, and a couple that is friends with the aunts. His aunts are the younger sisters of his late mother - they are like having two mothers-in-law. Another uncle from California is also invited, but he has had a minor heart attack, and might not be able to travel. So, at least 8 people, at this point. And they want to try deep-frying a turkey! My mind reels with possibilities. I think my daughters and I can blow these aunts out of the water. But is that the best strategy? And let's not forget that hub makes a kick-ass Coconut Sweet Potato Pie. The baking skills of the other couple are not known to me. This weekend, I will be making about 200 hundred tiny cream puffs to take to a memorial service for an old friend. Good practice for my pate-chou skills. I think I will experiment with savory puffs - maybe fill them with eggs and cheese, or creamed chipped beef for breakfast.
8 years ago
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Doris Clark: mmm...Coconut sweet potato pie sounds yummy. Would the hubby share the recipe or is it privileged information. When you start cooking, the aunties might as well sit down.
8 years ago
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Matriarchy: But I wonder... should I let the aunties win, and beg for the recipes, to preserve family harmony? It would be OK if the favorite nephew won.. but the nephew's mouthy woman? On the other hand, I want them to know I have mad skillz.
8 years ago