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Family Reunion Meals - revisiting our past

cstout | Mar 26, 2012 05:44 PM

How is your family reunion orchestrated? Each family bring enough to feed their own or do you just bring one big dish of something?

Any special dish that has to show up or it wouldn't be a reunion?

What foods do you like to bring along?

Mine is a German reunion..each family brings enough to feed the number of people in their family, plus a dessert. Meat is provided by one main person & a donation is given to that person for the cost of meats.

I bring along a Sauerkraut salad, pimento cheese sandwiches or some other type sandwich & maybe an oatmeal cake.. None of us really like the "heavy" German foods in the spring time so everybody just brings what they want. One rule is that everyone must bring 2 sides...one year it was 99 percent desserts...you can tell the reunion is being taken over by the younger generation!!

Oh yes, always the three bean salad & pea salad...sure wish Auntie Elza were still alive to bring the "kolackys"... have not found a recipe to match hers ever!

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