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$50 HALLOWEEN/THANKSGIVING CONTEST ~ FREE TO ENTER ~ CLOSES 11-29-12

Discussion in 'CLOSED FORUM CONTESTS' started by Mben, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. nikkidog

    nikkidog WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    [​IMG]I have had many fond memories of Thanksgiving, but the one that is close to my heart is  Thanksgiving of 1975, the year my first daughter Amy Marie  was born.  She was born just a day before Thanksgiving, and let me tell you that little turkey gave me such a hard time coming out of the ovan.  I finially had to have a C-section. I was only in labor about 3 hours, but do to the fact that in June of 1974 I gave birth to my second  baby boy ( who was born on my first son's birthday June 20, 1970 )  who died shortly after birth, my doctor did not want to takes any chances.  I can't  begin to tell you how scared I was. I would not let them put me to sleep, so I had a spinal. I wanted to be awake for the whole thing. My husband was a nervous reck said this is the last one, but I did go on to have anther girl on Decenber 26, 1978. Yes,  I have all  Holiday babies. My first son was born on Fathers Day. Well anyway she was born and thank God she was perfect, 7 lbs. 2oz.  The hospital provided Thanksgiving Dinner  for all mothers, fathers and any  family menbers who wanted to be there. I had a room full of family, so I did have my Thanksgiving as planned, and my little turkey was right beside me , It sure was a day to give thanks. Now she is all grown up and the mother of four.  Happy Thanksgiving to you all.-- Edited by PMM2008 on Saturday 10th of November 2012 08:38:47 AM-- Edited by Mben on Tuesday 13th of November 2012 11:56:43 AM
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  2. nikkidog

    nikkidog WELL KNOWN MEMBER

     
  3. omeg

    omeg NEW MEMBER

    An amazing story nikkidog, it sure made me smile when I was reading it. :roll:Thanks for sharing.Good luck in the contest.
  4. nikkidog

    nikkidog WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Thank you Pam, were you able to see the picture I attached.
  5. omeg

    omeg NEW MEMBER

     Yes, I saw the pic just fine. :roll:
  6. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    nikkidog, thank you so much for sharing your story with us. It's full of blessings and heartbreak too. But more so with blessings! Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and you have lots of reasons to be. :smile:(ps - I can't see your picture)
  7. nikkidog

    nikkidog WELL KNOWN MEMBER

     Thank you Michele.You have to click on view image to see the picture. For some reason it does not show in my post. I am thankfull everyday for my wonderfull husband, my 3 children and my  6 soon to  be  7  grandchildren.   You and Pam have a blessed Thanksgiving with your familes.  My daughter her husband and children and my son are all going to my daughters in Maryland for TG.
  8. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    I click it and it's blank. I right click on it to open in a new tab and the page comes up blank. Usually I can get an image somehow and then edit it into posts, but not this time. [​IMG]Can you re-upload it and I'll see if I can see it and then edit it into your post? Thanks! 
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  9. nikkidog

    nikkidog WELL KNOWN MEMBER

     
  10. nikkidog

    nikkidog WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    When you click on view image you have to scroll down and there is a white back ground with a small baby picture. Pam said she saw it.
  11. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    Pam, can you please edit in nikki's picture. I even tried a different browser and same thing .... nothing. :(
  12. omeg

    omeg NEW MEMBER

     Oh my goodness, this pic was a tuff one, but I was successful and now everyone can see baby Amy. :roll:                                                                                                                                                       Pam
  13. daremeto

    daremeto WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    every year i make candied yams as i have such a huge request for them. i don't use measurements so i will guess about how much of each ingredient is used lol. this receipe feeds approximately 20-25 people   Candied Yams 3 large cans yams or 10-12 large yams cooked peeled and quartered 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1/2 bottle caro syrup 1/4 c butter or margarine 4 Tbls cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1 bag minature marshmellows preheat oven to 350 degrees in a 9x13 glass pan add the yams, spread the brown sugar completely over yams(if you want your yams sweeter you can add more brown sugar), add the caro syrup, add cinnamon and nutmeg, dallop the butter over the pan of yams. cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 min to 1 hr or until liquid is bubbly. take out of the oven and spread your marshmellows over the yams and put back in oven uncovered bake until marshmellows have a brown crust on them. i usually turn the oven off right before i put the marshmellows on because the oven is hot enough to brown marshmellows, if you leave in to long marshmellows disolve and your dish is liquidy instead of having a caramel type thickness to it. let sit for a few minutes before serving. enjoy!   numbers: 3157    
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  14. omeg

    omeg NEW MEMBER

    YUM!!!!!Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. :yourock:I had to giggle when I saw it fed 20-25 people. Now thats a gathering. heheGood luck in the contest. :roll:-- Edited by PMM2008 on Saturday 10th of November 2012 09:28:14 AM
  15. daremeto

    daremeto WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    lol i have a really large family Pam, I have 6 brothers and sisters and they all have 3-5 kids, i was the only smart one and had 2 lol. we all are grandparents so yes i have a really large family. when we all get together which is rare i make 2-3 pans of yams lol. and i must say they are really good! ok now it is happening again, i can't see anyone's pictures but Mben's. i see everyone of hers but the rest of the pics in posts i see a white box with a red square in left top corner. has someone put a jinx on the forum lmao 
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  16. omeg

    omeg NEW MEMBER

    A large family is an amazing gift. :roll:As for me, I may have to cut the recipe by at least half. :lol:I see the pics just fine here, and I even fixed nikkidogs pic so everyone could see it.This thread and it's pics are beginning to trouble me. heheIll see what I can do.                                                                                        Pam
  17. tamaroa

    tamaroa WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Best Holiday Food Is: Home-made mac n cheese................. I do not measure, I cook small mac noodles , soak in cold water about 5 minutes after cooking. Add to 13x11 baking dish. 3-4 tbsp of butter, I use real butter Milk I then cut into tiny cubes 1 block of colby longhorn cheese Salt n Pepper Nature's Seasoning Bake at 350 for 35-50 minutes to your preference of top crusting. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Stufffffffffff !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! # pick 1361 Gobble Gobble !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. omeg

    omeg NEW MEMBER

    What an excellent recipe for Mac and Cheese.I have been looking for one for a long time.Thanks for sharing, and good luck in the contest. :roll:
  19. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    I giggled too about the 20 - 25 people daremeto's yams would feed, Pam. lol I don't eat a lot of yams but your recipe makes them sound delicious, daremeto! tamaroa, I love homemade mac and cheese at the holidays. I attempted to make it a few years back and had a slightly different recipe which called for Velveeta cheese. Well, I ended up burning the cheese and sent the now ex to the store for more cheese. I was so upset that happened. But I ended up making a yummy batch of it and his kids every year after that asked for me to make it for them. I am not cooking at all this year. I will be in Boston for Thanksgiving this and my sis-in-law is Betty Crocker and Martha Stewart all rolled into one. She is a beyond fantastic cook so I will leave it all up to her. (you remember I said I burned my first batch of cheese, right? lol) I'll peel the potatoes. lol Thanks for getting nikki's picture into her post, Pam. :smile:
  20. cat034

    cat034 KITTY CAT 034

    <table>1 pkg.(2-layer size) devil's food cake mix1 pkg.(3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding25KRAFT Caramels3/4 cupmilk1 pkg.(3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding1 tub(8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided3 oz.BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate16PLANTERS Pecan Halves <ol>1 Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (9-inch) round layers, adding dry chocolate pudding mix to the cake mix before mixing with liquid ingredients. Cool cakes in pans 10 min.; invert onto wire racks. Remove pans. Cool cakes completely. 2 Meanwhile, microwave caramels and milk in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min.; stir. Microwave 2 min. or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after each minute. Add dry vanilla pudding mix; whisk 2 min. Cool 15 min. Gently stir in 1-1/2 cups COOL WHIP. Refrigerate 20 min. or until chilled. 3 Cut cakes horizontally in half; stack on plate, spreading 1/3 of the caramel mixture between each layer. 4 Microwave remaining COOL WHIP and chocolate in microwaveable bowl 2 min. or until blended, stirring after each minute. Cool 10 min. Spread over torte, allowing excess glaze to drip down side. Sprinkle with nuts. Lucky numbers 1975 (enjoy the pie) </ol>
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  21. omeg

    omeg NEW MEMBER

    Ohhhhhhhh, another receipe to try. Excellent. Thanks cat034.:yourock:Good luck in the contest. :roll:
  22. daremeto

    daremeto WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    omg cat that receipe sounds so yummy i can't wait to try it lol
  23. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    cat, all I can say is WOW! That recipe sounds like it makes the most amazing cake in the world. My mouth is watering right now wanting a taste. lol Thanks for entering!
  24. Lunadelmar

    Lunadelmar WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    I have a hundred lovely Thanksgiving memories having 4 children and 9 grandchildren but one of my fondest is of Claxton Fruitcake. From the time i was 4 my mother and I would get all dressed up to go to down town Tampa just before the Christmas season. There were booths set up on the corner that sold Claxton fruitcakes. We brought our delicious piece of heaven and always gave put in change to the Salvation Army buckets. These were only available for the holiday season and were a treasured part of Thanksgiving dinner. Once i was grown with children of my own my Mom would still buy the Claxton and either ship it or deliver it. She has passed and I still buy each one of my families their claxton fruitcakes . Each family has someone in it that has the same passion for fruitcake as me LOL . Getting ready to send a Claxton to Michigan now , HAppy Holiday season to you friends! number 1379 thank you
  25. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    Thanks for entering, Lunadelmar!I haven't had a piece of fruitcake in ages. And because you and you family are as fond of the Claxton Fruitcake, I may just keep an eye and ear open the next time someone offers me a slice. If it's not a Claxton, then probably ,,, no thanks. lolWhat a beautiful cake for the holidays![​IMG]
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  26. IWANTTOWIN

    IWANTTOWIN Banned

    I REALLY HAVE NOTHING BUT CRAPPY MEMORIES THE PAST FEW YRS ...AND NO SCARY STORIES EXCEPT MY LIFE..LOL../. CAN I PLEASE STILL BE ENTERED ,,IF SO ID LIKE 7481 TY...HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU ALL
  27. Lunadelmar

    Lunadelmar WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Great pics Thank you Mben, So sorry Iwantotwin , hope the coming year will be better for you
  28. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    Awwww ...... you must have some happy holiday memories from your childhood ... if you have to look back that far, iwantowin. My recent holidays haven't been all that great either. Thanksgiving this year will be awesome though. I'm leaving for Boston Tuesday and will be there for a week! I've never been and can't wait! Thanks for entering and hopefully you'll have a great thanksgiving this year also! -- Edited by Mben on Monday 19th of November 2012 10:11:18 AM
  29. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    You're welcome! [​IMG]
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  30. CATLICKER

    CATLICKER WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    About 10 years ago my wealthy Aunt took the whole family to La Quinta, near Palm Springs. We stayed 4 nights at a posh tennis resort with all of the amenities. Fantastic Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all of the fixins and endless champagne in the hotel restaurant. Then we went to The Spa which is a famous hotel/casino and she handed each one of us $300 to play with. We were dumbstruck, as she NEVER gambled herself !!! My Mom,my Grandma, and myself had a ball. The next morning we enjoyed the poolside Starbucks ! It was sweet. On the way home, we stopped for a couple hours at the Agua Caliente Casino. With the last of my gambling funds, I hit a few nice payouts. Arrived home with, you guessed it,$300 in my pocket. I am gonna pick the year that my beautiful Aunt Mickie was born: 1946

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