Birthdays, weddings, graduations -- if your family is doing it right -- THERE WILL BE FOOD.
And my family REALLY DOES IT RIGHT. We are excellent cooks. It's in our DNA...and we all have our specialties. I make terrific pesto. Ronda's family loves her Swiss Steak, and Deena is known for her homemade rolls. We all enjoy cooking -- and our kids enjoy eating. And that all came together for Ross's graduation party.
|Ronda and Dean did the fish and french fries right outside of the barn, in their giant outdoor gas fryer. Ronda made homemade tartar sauce...and it was all DELICIOUS.|
|There was a large platter of fresh fruit, some healthy choice salads, my Mom's version of Cowboy Beans in the crock pot...|
|We mix up the kids with the adults...and everybody ATE AND CHATTED...it was a wonderful time for us.|
|It was a big group, and when I was ordering the cake, I told Deena I was going to buy ice cream, and she said "No way. It'll be homemade. This is for Ross..."|
|My favorite picture of the day...Ross with his Aunt Ronda and Aunt Deena|
At the end, he used the party money to buy himself a very nice Bulova watch. And he had it engraved. He wouldn't tell me what the inscription was, I'd have to wait until he got the watch back.
You can imagine my reaction when he handed me the watch, and I turned it over to read these words:
Homemade Ice Cream