Today is Finally Here

@just4him (136467)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
December 9, 2017 7:06am CST
I've been waiting three months for today. I've worked hard to get my home cleaned and shiny. Everything is done. And I mean everything. I want to start cooking, but it's still too early. Only 7 AM and guests arrive by 10. I'm really hoping it will be a good turnout and not end up being like my one and only book signing, when it snowed and nobody showed except my brother and sister-in-law to support me. It snowed last night and they say the roads are slippery. The advisory ended an hour ago and the plows have been out all night. Though traffic does look good out there. The plows did a good job clearing the street. Okay, I've cleared out my notifications and I'm going to start peeling potatoes for the egg bake. I have the dishwasher going, washing all the cups so they aren't dusty from non use. Have a wonderful day, and I'll be back later, but I'll no doubt need a nap first. I've been awake since shortly after 2 AM. Yes, I'm excited for this day. It's my first-ever entertaining and I'm looking forward to it so much it feels like Christmas. Thanks for reading.
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@BelleStarr (40695)
• United States
9 Dec 17
I hope you have a great turnout, I can't wait to hear all about it.
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@just4him (136467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Dec 17
It went very well, not as many as I expected, but it was comfortable instead of crowded, but I was prepared for everyone. I did post about it.
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@BelleStarr (40695)
• United States
9 Dec 17
@just4him I will go and read that.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
9 Dec 17
Take pictures to show us later
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@just4him (136467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Dec 17
I did.
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@LadyDuck (195131)
• Switzerland
9 Dec 17
Take a nap to be ready to receive your guests.
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@just4him (136467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Dec 17
I'm still doing good, but no doubt I'll be taking a nap shortly.
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@Tampa_girl7 (27829)
• United States
9 Dec 17
I hope that you have a wonderful time.
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@just4him (136467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Dec 17
It was wonderful, thank you.
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@Tampa_girl7 (27829)
• United States
9 Dec 17
@just4him glad to hear that
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@just4him (136467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Dec 17
@Tampa_girl7 Thank you.
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@amadeo (81456)
• United States
9 Dec 17
Val.Rest up there and enjoy your company.Good luck with the cooking
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@just4him (136467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Dec 17
My egg bake turned out perfect and the company was great.
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@Juliaacv (36530)
• Canada
9 Dec 17
I hope that the turn out is wonderful, if I could I'd be there too!
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@just4him (136467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Dec 17
Thank you. It was a nice turnout, so I'm happy.
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@toniganzon (54005)
• Philippines
9 Dec 17
Enjoy your day and have a blast!
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@just4him (136467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Dec 17
It was fun. Thank you.
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@JohnRoberts (69792)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Dec 17
Hope all goes well with you today.
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@just4him (136467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Dec 17
Thank you. It went very well.
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@paigea (23086)
• Canada
9 Dec 17
I wish we could do recipes here. I would like that egg bake recipe. Mine doesn't have potatoes.
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@just4him (136467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Dec 17
Since this is my own recipe and not from a cookbook, I can tell you what I did for it. Since I was expecting a larger crowd than came, I made up a dozen eggs, and two large potatoes quartered. I put that into my Ninja to get it well mixed and blended. I cooked up a full package of uncured bacon. I did not put the bacon in the Ninja, but I did crumble it, and stirred it into the mixture once I put it in my baking pan. To the eggs and potatoes in the Ninja I added about a cup or less of cashew milk. I pulsed my Ninja just a might too long as the potatoes were completely pureed, I would have liked it to be a little firmer with the potatoes, however, it still turned out perfect. I added cinnamon and nutmeg to the egg batter, just as I would do for French toast, then put it in the oven for about an hour. When I make less than I did, it's usually done in about half to three quarters of an hour at 350 F degrees oven. Because I'm on a Whole30 diet I used cashew milk, versus real milk, and uncured bacon. You really can't tell the difference. I also did not use any sugar or honey as I normally would when making French toast, and that too you couldn't tell there wasn't any. It turned out really good.
@paigea (23086)
• Canada
11 Dec 17
@just4him oh great. Thanks for that!
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@just4him (136467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Dec 17
@paigea You're welcome.
@jstory07 (73735)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Dec 17
I hope you had a good turn out and a good time.
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@just4him (136467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Dec 17
There were six people who came, and we did have a good time. Thank you.
@JudyEv (147365)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Dec 17
I've read how well it went and what a nice time you all had. Well done.
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@just4him (136467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Dec 17
Thank you. It was a wonderful time.
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@Daelii (6484)
• United States
10 Dec 17
That sounds so exciting! I wish you all the best
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@just4him (136467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Dec 17
Thanks. I had a wonderful time.
@Kandae11 (40281)
9 Dec 17
I hope everything turns out perfectly. Looking forward to hearing about it.
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@just4him (136467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Dec 17
I posted about it. It went very well.
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@sw8sincere (5303)
• Philippines
9 Dec 17
I love how excited you are knowing you seem to be so happy. I wish you all the best today @Valerie.
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@just4him (136467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Dec 17
Thank you. It went very well.
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@dodoazo (22063)
• Philippines
9 Dec 17
You did a well done job today. I wish your Christmas would be fine and entertaining.
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@just4him (136467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Dec 17
Thank you. It turned out very good. I hope Christmas will be as well.