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Monday, August 7, 2006
Reunion menu changes
Friday night, when I dashed home to make brownies and a chocolate chip cake for Saturday's family reunion, I looked at the clock, did the math (I'm hopeless at this except when it comes to baking), and redid the baking plans. Instead, I made congo bars from my mother's longtime co-worker Millie Corbett (I can make them with my eyes closed), something like these. As soon as they came out of the oven, in went a yogurt pound cake. I pulled that out of the oven near midnight.
The next day was easy, and did go according to plan. Before we left home, we browned a couple dozen tortillas stuffed with Jack cheese for quesadillas, then reheated them at the reunion. We flattened chickens for the grill and dropped them into zipper bags with oil and salt and pepper, then put together a huge salad of chopped tomatoes, cukes, green pepper, and scallions. I even had time to fit in an early morning Body Pump class.
Our hosts, my generous and fun-loving brother and sister-in-law, set out a tent, fired the grill, threw dozens of flotation devises in the pool, and made steak tips, tons of hot dogs for the kids, all kinds of snacks, and a handsome fruit salad. We left before dark, but the out-of-towners stayed late, for burgers on the grill, then an evening of card games.