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Do you ever get tired of making the same dish?

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Do you ever get tired of making the same dish?

gaffk | Dec 19, 2010 04:33 PM

For every holiday and celebration, I am expected to make the deviled eggs. My mom used to make them, but one year (about 20 years ago) she deviated from our traditional family recipe, and my oldest sister appointed me the deviled egg maker. Now, all nieces and nephews, sisters and BILs, cousins, etc. claim mine are the best and I must make them. They have even all purchased me deviled egg dishes for every occasion; and I do mean every. Funny thing is, I don't even like deviled eggs--I eschew all things with mayo.

Today, I found myself making toffee. I love a good butter toffee with almonds and chocolate. Most years I make a batch before T'Giving and one before Christmas and enjoy the process. But this year has been hectic, both at work and at home, and toffee making is time consuming and exacting. And yet, if I don't make it, family, friends, coworkers will bitch (I know, I skipped the Thanksgiving batch, and they're all talking).

So I was wondering, is there any particular dish you make every year or every holiday, that you would like to omit from your repertoire? Deviled eggs that bore you or toffee that takes too much time?

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