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    What to cook while trying to cook and bake for the holidays?
    Chris_WebMD_Staff posted:
    It's always on my mind, what do I cook while I'm trying to cook and bake and plan food for the holidays? I am forever looking for quick easy meals, especially during the weeknights. I'm expected to cook big meals for Christmas Eve, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Even Christmas breakfast, but that doesn't mean I'm not cooking regular meals in between.
    I work full time, have a family and oh yes I need to fit in the holiday shopping and cooking! Anyone have any ideas on fast good meals? I figured we could all share, being that no matter what holiday you celebrate it's a busy hectic time!

    I'll share some recipes and pictures if I have them too!
    Cindigal responded:
    I am glad you asked.. i was browsing Food Network right here on the computer. Oh can spend all day and night busy jotting down recipes. One recipe lends to one another etc, etc. I have my favorite Network chefs of course.....the simpler, the best. I love Sandra Lee.....semi-homemade dishes. Then Claire Robinson.....5 ingredient meals....are very tasty and I have lots of recipes from her. I love Paula Deen, she is so funny and like a southern belle, thats why I like her and her dishes are fantastic. There's a channel for Food Network also and each Chef has their own show and all these week they are showing their favorite thanksgiving dishes. I hope this helps somewhat.
    laura2gemini2 responded:
    One thing that I've started making has no name, so I'll call it the cranberry jello suprise. It's supposed to take the place of the more traditional cranberry jell stuff that I always thought was gross.

    1 large box sugar free red jello. Doesnt matter the flavor, just as long as it's red.
    1 can dark cola. I use diet pepsi, it lends flavor but no sugar.
    1 can cranberries. Ocean spray has one with whole berries in it, and it isnt all mush.
    1 small can crushed pinapple.

    Bring the 1 can of cola to almost a boil on the stove. Add the jello and mix till completely dissolved. Remove from heat, and add the can of cranberries and pineapple. Mix well, pour into a bowl, put in the refridgerator overnight. This is so yummy!
    Elaine Magee, MPH, RD responded:
    Overnight Creme Brulee French Toast!

    This is one of my favorite recipes I've lightened up. You make it the night before. And it's very upscale so it works for a brunch holiday recipe as well.
    Chris_WebMD_Staff replied to Elaine Magee, MPH, RD's response:
    This sounds perfect thank you! And good for my Christmas breakfast, I can make it the night before which really helps!
    I'm printing that, thank you Elaine! :)

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