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Hello, and welcome to My Kitchen and I. Every year I choose a cuisine to explore. This year, it's the year of the Snake! And I'll be continuing to cook mostly Asian foods, particularly Chinese dishes. Have I finally found the best cuisine in the world? Come explore and cook with me and let's find out. Please feel free to share your stories and comment on anything you see here, and thanks so much for visiting. Hope you enjoy the Year of the Snake in food!


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Enough food to feed Cox's army

Grandma Bibb's Coffee Can bread
Like many families this Thanksgiving, we had more food than we could possibly eat at one sitting. As my Grandma Nina used to say ... enough food to feed Cox's army!

Daughter's kicked up cheese, spinach dip
baked in a biscuit pastry shell. Yum!

Now if I just knew who General Cox was ...
Turkey in front. In back, ham
and my sis' kicked up sweet potatoes. ; )
Sister's cucumber onion salad w
sour cream dressing in front, daughter's
salad with walnuts, sweet yellow
peppers and cranberry in back

Turkey gravy, assorted beloved
potatoes: One cheesy, One mashed,
and almost Nina green beans
Pinot Noir cranberry sauce w/
mandarin oranges
Pecan pie, stuffed strawberries,
Grandpa Red's pumpkin pie

Everything was terribly tasty! But bad for the waistline I'm sure!

The flavor standouts to me were the sweet potatoes my sister made with black walnuts, the cranberry mandarin orange sauce with pinot noir, and the stuffed strawberries my daughter made and of course mom's creamy mashed potatoes.

Mom is growing a lemon inside her house!
How cool is that?
So thankful to have wonderful family to share new dishes with! I now have lots of leftovers for the week and that makes me smile. It's one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving ... lots of leftovers to play with in the kitchen! 

On which ... more to come!

*heads out to the grocery store with ideas in her head and a rather long shopping list in her hand*


  1. Love and kisses from MomNovember 26, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    OK. After I made the comment about Cox's Army, I just had to research it. For those whose memory may have faded like mine, as well as those who may not have heard the expression here is the background for "Cox's Army".

    Father James Renshaw Cox of Pittsburgh, PA lead a march of 25,000 unemployed PA people on Washington DC during Hoover's administration in 1932. They came to be known as "Cox's Army".

    Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon (of Gulf oil stations) had provided the gasoline free of charge to the marchers on the quiet.

    Naturally, there was an investigation, and Mellon's role came to light. Hoover then removed Mellon from the post in his Administration.

    The march led to the formation of the Jobless Party with Cox as the Presidential Candidate. He subsequently withdrew, and threw his support to FDR, leading to the demise of the Jobless Party.

  2. Aha! So they had an Occupy Washington in 1932! lol

    That is a great bit of history to know. Thanks mom. ; )

  3. Cool page. Love your "about me" bio. Thanks for the refresher course on Cox's Army!

  4. You are welcome, Rodney! Thanks for stopping by our place. ; )

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