Christmas 2001

Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home. ~Carol Nelson

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Sue at Christmas 2001
Christmas Day 2001 and Sue is ready to go!

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Valentine awaits the guests who are all her friends

Food Time

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Sue the vegetarian will turn this into one delicious prime rib

A standing rib roast is a cut of beef from the rib section, which is one of the eight primal cuts of beef. The entire rib section comprises ribs six through twelve of the animal; a standing rib roast can comprise anywhere from two to seven ribs. It is given the name "standing" because it is most often roasted in a standing position, that is, with the ribs stacked vertically and the vertebral processes on the bottom. An alternative is to cook with the rib bones on the bottom and the vertebral processes removed for easier carving. A standing rib roast, if sliced when uncooked, would yield a number of rib steaks. Rib eye steaks result from removing the bones and most of the fat and lesser muscles (tail).

A colloquial and popular term for this cut is "prime rib". Historically, this name stands out regardless of the grade. In addition, the USDA acknowledges this historical note by not requiring the cut "to be derived from USDA prime grade beef" . The technical name, per URMIS (Uniform Retail Meat Industry Standards), is "Beef Rib Roast"

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This guy weighed in at 15.5 pounds

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Roasted Asparagus, yum!

Did you know? - Asparagus is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 100-150 cm tall, with stout larissa stems with much-branched feathery foliage. The 'leaves' are in fact needle-like cladodes (modified stems) in the axils of scale leaves; they are 6–32 mm long and 1 mm broad, and clustered 4–15 together. The flowers are bell-shaped, greenish-white to yellowish, 4.5–6.5 mm long, with six tepals partially fused together at the base; they are produced singly or in clusters of 2-3 in the junctions of the branchlets. It is usually dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate plants, but sometimes hermaphrodite flowers are found. The fruit is a small red berry 6–10 mm diameter. Green asparagus is eaten worldwide, commonly with eggs in China and with beef in Britain. It is not considered a delicacy as it is very cheap and easy to obtain.

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Christmas Day would not be right without deviled eggs

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Christmas Day 2001 had onions pulled right out of the garden

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Right out of the garden

Let's See The Website To Remind Ourselves Of Christmas Eve

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Connor got into the picture somehow

Time For Presents

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Pete got a DVD player

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Cassie is ready to open gifts

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A time to remember Georgia Liles, creator of things

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Eddie

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Colleen join the fray

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All smiles

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Paul got to open a present

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"You think I ought to soak it first??"

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Card time

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Colleen on Christmas Day 2001

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Eddie

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Crunch

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Eddie enjoys a beer

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Half-empty or half-full???

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Cookbooks everywhere

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Good book

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Racko

Did You Know? - Rack-O is a Milton Bradley card game with the objective of obtaining 10 numbers, in numerical order, in one's hand. Score may be kept on a separate piece of paper, based upon either a custom system or the system provided in the rule book. Rack-O allows between 2-4 players, and is recommended for players age 8 and up. Rack-O celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2006.

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Cassie and Daddy

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From floor to ceiling

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"Peek a boo"

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Ho Ho Ho

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He also dances

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Santa takes a rest

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The kids are busy rewrapping their presents

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Connor found something he likes

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Jonathan loved "I Spy"

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Christmas Day 2001 and "Meat man" has arrived

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Connor and Eddie

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Christmas Day 2001 Pete calls home

The Chihuahua's Get In On The Action

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Christmas Day was one of Mickey's favorites... He knows the "meat man" is nearby

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Pinky and Valentine hanging out together

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Valentine and Pinky kept an eye on things

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"I am the baby!"

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"Hey everybody, I am the glam glam glamour girl!"

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"It's OK, I like my picture taken"

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"OK, enough already"

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"Yes, I have pretty eyes"

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Three babies all in a row

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Nap time for Valentine

Grandma Sue And Mitch Head To The Kitchen

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MArking the ham

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Potatoes being prepared

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Ham for the table

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All cleaned up