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Monday, December 20, 2010

Ok, well, we were blessed to have Christmas Dinner GIVEN to us this year. We recieved...

* one canned ham
* a 5lb bag of corn meal
* a bag of baby carrots
* one bunch of celery
* a huge head of cabbage
* 2 cans of green beans
* a package of rolls
* 2 angel food cakes
* a jar of mayo
* a dozen eggs
* alum. foil pan to bake
* a 5lb. bag of potatoes
* a 5lb bag of onions

!!!!!Just got a call that someone else will be delivering food on Christmas Eve, WOW! How blessed are we??!!!!!

I am assuming that the cabbage, carrots and mayo are for cole slaw. The corn meal, celery, eggs are for stuffing? Any other ideas? I was thinking about fixing the following with what they gave me... not sure if it all matches, but I cannot think of anything else. Maybe the eggs are for deviled eggs?

~ Ham (baked with coke and brown sugar)
~ Potato Salad (really good with ham cooked like above)
~ Cole slaw
~ Stuffing
~ MAYBE deviled eggs
~ Green beans
~ Angel Food Cake

Here's the problem, I do not like cole slaw and do not know how to make it. Sometimes, if it's not too sweet, I like it ok. I LOVE stuffing, but not sure how to make it either, AND not sure how it fits with the meal. Also, what can I do to liven up the angel food cake?

Sooo, sparkpals, give me some ideas! Realize that extra ingredients may not be available and while we are about health... I have to use what I have on hand. I may have a little extra money to buy a few things, but not much... and i have a FEW things like spices here already that is not in the list of things given to us.


P.S. I would wait until Christmas Eve to see what is in that food package coming, but I think Thursday is when we are having our meal and our Christmas with Jarod, his girlfriend and her kids along with one of Bekah's friends. Whatever is being delivered on Christmas Eve will most likely be eaten Christmas day or saved (if possible) for New Year's Eve/Day.
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  • GINA7249
    cole slaw. u have to shred carrots cabbage and other things and make a dressing. there is a slaw sauce in the store.
    3835 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6223170
    Angelfood cake:
    I have a recipe for angel food cake and berry compote.
    You basically put sugar free jello, fresh berries, and cool whip together with torn pieces of angel food cake. I love it.
    Let me know if you want the recipe.

    3837 days ago
  • SUE1512
    I also really like Wonderful that you have generous people around you who could help. Enjoy and whatever you cook will be great!
    3838 days ago
    When I make cole slaw I use vinegar and oil rather than the traditional creamy sauce. You have been given many other great suggestions. It is such a blessing..have a great holiday!
    3838 days ago
    You've received so many good suggestions, pretty much anything I would have suggested! :) You could make scalloped cabbage, or as has been suggested it would make a great soup with the potatoes, ham, and carrots. Cornbread would go great with soup. As has been suggested, pretty much any fresh or frozen fruit is awesome with the angel food cake. God is good . . . all the time! So glad your needs are being met! ~Jodi

    3839 days ago
    Ah cornmeal! You can make Hush Pupplies. here is a recipe:

    we also make them without the onion (to remove the savory) and they are super yummy with some honey or maple syrup drizzled over them. Okay, not very diet friendly, but...well...
    3839 days ago
  • SLIMKIM2B and both have features that allow you to input the ingredients that you have on hand and will sort out recipes that will work with what you have. You can simply steam the carrots or boil in a little apple or pineapple juice if you like them a little sweeter like my hubby does. I think somebody else mentioned that you could also use them in a soup with the cabbage and celery and maybe some leftover ham. I don't believe the canned hams usually have a bone, do they? I think that I'd probably do devilled eggs with that dozen. You could certainly do mashed potatoes. Angel food caked can be dressed up with just about any fruit, fresh, frozen, canned, it doens't really matter. I don't thin that you can use the cornmeal for stuffing, but the bag should have recipes on it or ideas as to how to use it. This just came to me...Make cornbread with the meal and let it dry out and then you can use it to make stuffing. You can use your celery and onions in the stuffing too.

    I know that whatever you do it will be a great meal made with love.

    Enjoy your holiday.
    3839 days ago
    New ideas coming forth:

    Scalloped (or cheesy) potatoes
    Cabbage casserole made with cornbread
    Deviled eggs
    Green Beans with/shellouts (onions & mushrooms added)
    Angel Food cake with (either blueberry pie filling and cool whip OR strawberries that have sat in sugar to make their own glaze and cool whip)

    Use leftover cabbage, carrots, onions and celery to make a flavorful soup for the days after...

    Any more ideas, just keep them coming! is that too much cheese between the potatoes and the cabbage casserole?
    3839 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/20/2010 1:46:44 PM
    Hmm...when I see ham and potatoes I think of scalloped potatoes with ham...OR potato soup with ham. Also, you COULD make a quiche with eggs and ham. The cabbage would make a good soup with the ham/hambone,carrots, onions & celery. When I hear cornmeal all I think of is corn meal muffins or corn bread. All you need is a can of pie filling to dress up your cake..and a tub of cool whip? Deviled eggs OR potato salad sounds yummy! I'm glad you were blessed that way. I know it doesn't stretch very far, but God is faithful. I know He will provide for you Shan. He always has!!

    SP has some really good recipes. I just google all of my recipes..from Taste of Home or

    I haven't even THOUGHT about Christmas dinner yet! emoticon
    3839 days ago
    I edited that comment to make it a little clearer.
    3839 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/20/2010 12:42:13 PM
    Praise God for this bounty for your Christmas celebrations!

    I am not a big fan of traditional American coleslaw either, but I really like Asian dishes with cabbage. Here are a few Sparkrecipes for cabbage--I haven't tried them, but they look yummy & don't call for very many extra ingredients:



    And here's a cabbage casserole that I have saved because it looks yummy. You can substitute a real egg & whatever cheese you have on hand:


    Merry Christmas, Shan!

    3839 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/20/2010 12:41:41 PM
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