A Labor Day (Week!) Challenge!

VeraBlue

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I miss the threads where we made something 'together'! Everyone celebrates Labour Day, one way or the other... Even if you just listen to John Philip Sousa music alone in your kitchen.. Let's celebrate together!

There are very few ground rules here.
1. You have to make it and post a recipe.
2. You have to do it between Tuesday the 30 and Monday, Labor Day.
3. Tell us why you are making that particular dish.

So, don't just wait till your Labour Day BBQ or whatever you're doing...Most of you have a three day weekend coming up and that alone is reason to celebrate.

So, gentlemen....let's see those smokers, those grills, those gills. Ladies, some pies, cakes...? I know we all have to eat something in the next 7 days...show us your labour pains!
 

Mama

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Phiddlechik

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Sousa march for Labor Day? It's the day the unions have picnics...
We just have the day off, don't really "celebrate" it. But a hotdog on the grill would probably be good.
 

VeraBlue

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It's also 'southern decadence' festival this weekend. So, I expect a bump in tourists this weekend as well. I did some extra baking for the group - praline apple pecan cake, carrot cranberry muffins and kiwi white chocolate scones.

I've got a picture of the cake, but it's on the other computer.

Can't decide if I should close for the holiday or not...
 

SilverSage

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I'm going to make DeeLady's Pinoy Pork. I have a beautiful, ripe pineapple to grill with it. Maybe a salad.
 

Deelady

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I'm going to make DeeLady's Pinoy Pork. I have a beautiful, ripe pineapple to grill with it. Maybe a salad.


Yay! Can't wait to see yours! I am confident you will love the flavor! :a1: Oh and I forgot to mention that you can also use country style ribs for it as well!
 

Mama

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I made one of my favorite pies today...a lemon icebox pie! I make mine just like Karen's but I use the juice and zest of 3 lemons. Want a slice?
 

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MexicoKaren

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Vera, it sounds like you are going to have to hunker down for a storm over the weekend...be careful!! It feels strange when you are in a foreign country trying to celebrate an American holiday...Labor Day in Mexico is May 1, so Monday is just another day here in Mexico, but we might get together with friends...no plans yet.
 

VeraBlue

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These are some of the things I served this past week...

It's called 'The Boardwalk' after my beloved jersey shore

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Both the waffle and the ice cream are homemade - the ice cream is a peppermint and brownie chunk flavour. I used crushed andes candies (saved in the freezer from christmas, that's why they are pink and white, and brownies I overbaked and couldn't sell) with a fairly basic vanilla custard ice cream recipe.

Stuffed acorn squash - thank you Silver Sage for the inspiration
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Phiddlechik

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Made pizza, using up leftovers.
 

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Deelady

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Those really look amazing ladies! :a1:


I made Korean Beef with Steamed Rice, broccoli, and Spinach Wontons. Since our power was out all day the day before I was only able to bake cookies....Lemon Poppyseed and sugar cookies.
 

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Phiddlechik

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Thanks, and yes, I make my own dough. We went for a really long drive yesterda, and didn't really want to go to the grocery store today. So used up leftovers, put it on crusts.
 

lilbopeep

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Ahhh... You know I've had more than a few inspirations from you!

The squash looks great. What all did you stuff it with?
Will you both please post your recipes for this stuffed acorn squash dish? Pretty please.
 

VeraBlue

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I stuffed the squash with sauteed ground sausage and sage, onions, celery, walnuts, cranberries and croutons. Toss with enough chicken stock to bind, S&P and poultry seasoning.
 

lilbopeep

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I stuffed the squash with sauteed ground sausage and sage, onions, celery, walnuts, cranberries and croutons. Toss with enough chicken stock to bind, S&P and poultry seasoning.
OOOOOOOOOOOO that sounds fantastic Vera. I think I just found a new side dish for thanksgiving. Thank you so much.
 
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