Sunday, July 13, 2008

Family Reunion Eats & Treats

We just returned from a wonderful family reunion in Bear Lake, UT. And, as it often is with our family gatherings the food was amazing!

We started off Monday night with Grandpa's No-Bone Ribs, ceasar salad and broccoli.
Every morning Grandpa and the Uncles made a camping style breakfast of eggs, hashbrowns, sausage, pancakes and/or french toast.
Tuesday for lunch we had Chicken Salad Wraps. And for dinner a true BBQ of burgers, Aunt KaraLyn's Potato Salad, chips, and watermelon - followed by Heritage Raisin Cake with Penuche Frosting.
Wednesday we had lasagna, french bread, green beans and of course another amazing Aunt Terri Salad. Wednesday night we had an UN-birthday party with chocolate cake, raisin cake with penuche frosting, and Caitlin's Carrot Cake with Toasted Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting.
Thursday was traditional "lake food" with Aunt Louise's "Order-Ahead Quesadillas" topped with sour cream, fresh avocado, salsa and mango salsa.
Then, Friday morning, we hit the road with the best sack lunches we could create.

What a wonderful week of memories. Having a full belly didn't hurt either!

Aunt KaraLyn's Potato Salad
6 med potatoes
1/4 c. chopped onion*
Salt & Pepper
1/4 c. Italian dressing
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. celery
2 hard boiled eggs
1/4 c. chopped pickle or relish*

Wash and boil potatoes for 30 mins or until tender. Drain; cool and peel. Cut potatoes into cubes; combine with onion in bowl. Sprinkle with salt & pepper and cover with Italian dressing. Refrigerate overnight. Before serving, add mayonnaise. Stir in celery, eggs, olives and pickles (if using).

At the reunion, KaraLyn used: chopped bread and butter pickles, chopped olives, and a ration of 1/6 Miracle Whip to 5/6 Mayo.

Ingredients (for a large group): 10 eggs, a whole jar of pickles, 2 small cans of chopped olives, 6 stalks of celery, a large onion, a whole jar of mayonnaise, about a cup of Miracle Whip, a whole bottle of Italian Salad dressing, and salt and pepper to taste

Aunt Louise's "Order-Ahead" Quesadillas
We had a checklist to fill out with our options/choices on it.
Flour or Corn tortilla
Refried beans
Green Peppers

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