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Sun Oct 26, 2014, 06:17 AM

October 26




National Mincemeat Day

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National Pumpkin Day

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In_The_Wind Oct 2014 OP
In_The_Wind Oct 2014 #1
antiquie Oct 2014 #5
pinboy3niner Oct 2014 #10
antiquie Oct 2014 #11
bigwillq Oct 2014 #2
pinboy3niner Oct 2014 #3
Crewleader Oct 2014 #4
antiquie Oct 2014 #6
pinboy3niner Oct 2014 #7
antiquie Oct 2014 #8
Crewleader Oct 2014 #9

Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 08:51 AM

1. Kickin' it for vegetarian homemade mincemeat.



In the beginning Mincemeat was made with meat (hence the name), along with eggs, dried fruits and spices. Over time, beef suet (kidney fat) came to replace the meat and the eggs were dropped completely from the recipe. Today's mincemeat is thought of as a spicy preserve consisting of a mixture of dried and candied fruits, apples, and spices (with or without beef suet) that are heavily laced with brandy and/or rum. Now, the recipe given here does not contain beef suet, which the health conscious will appreciate. Instead we just add a little butter. Mincemeat is often made by just mixing all the ingredients together and then letting it macerate in jars for several weeks. However, this recipe is a little different in that it is first stewed which allows all the fruits to absorb the liquid and become wonderfully soft and plump. Once cooled, the mincemeat is covered and refrigerated. What is so great about this recipe is that the mincemeat can be used the very next day which is perfect for the last minute baker. You will find, though, that this mincemeat only gets better with age and it can be refrigerated for up to a month.

Note: If storing longer than a week, stir in a little rum or brandy every week to keep it from drying out and to preserve the mincemeat. Otherwise it may not keep a month.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 12:52 PM

5. Amazing the things you learn when you are old.

 

I'm going to make vegetarian mincemeat. Just need some rum and brandy...

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Response to antiquie (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 02:53 PM

10. If you get the rum and brandy...

...what do you need mincemeat for? You're all set!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 05:16 PM

11. You must be correct

 

'cause I haven't been able to come up with an answer.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 10:17 AM

2. Pumpkins!

 

I love pumpkins!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 10:25 AM

3. Around here, every day is National Howl at The Moon Night

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 11:48 AM

4. I love pumpkins too! :)

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Response to Crewleader (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 12:57 PM

6. I've heard of seven of the live birthday people!

 

That's a new record for me (usually one to three are familiar names).
I don't get a lot of exposure to popular culture.

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Response to antiquie (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 01:11 PM

7. I scored 17

Suddenly, I'm feeling very old...

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 02:03 PM

8. Jaclyn Smith is 69!

 

Even angels age, who would have guessed?

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Response to antiquie (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 02:37 PM

9. I'm with you antiquie


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