Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Way Back Machine

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The time: 1941
The place: A picnic grove, somewhere


For those of you who thought the picnic was held on Friday ...... you're wrong! That was just the invitation and the sign up sheet, giving you time to whip up all those fabulous treats you volunteered to bring.

Today is the picnic and the weather is perfect.

If you have time load up your plate and tell us what you've chosen. Like me, I'm sure you've got some questions about some of the food....Pig Pickin' Cake for example. We are seriously going to need the recipe for that one. Keep an eye out for an e-mail because I'm going to be asking some of you for some recipes. I'd love to cook them and post the results. I promise to try and not BURN anything as I've been known to do in the past.

Before we hit the food table, we're going to draw for that apron.

The winner is NUMBER 16 - - - THIRKELLGIRL. E-mail me to claim your prize. Remember to send me your address.

OK...grab your plates. Here's the line up. Sorry I couldn't create links and I had to stop adding menu items around noonish on Saturday. There are only so many hours in a day and the Farmer needs his laundry done!

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APPETIZERS
Cowboy Caviar with Tortilla chips - Embee
Celery filled with Peanut butter & Raisins - Harper
Deviled Eggs - Chris, Refining Life
Mango Salsa - Trish
Bacon Wrapped Dates - Jill
Artichoke dip with Pita Chips = Mrs. r
Hummus - mrs. R
Potato Skins - Mrs. R
Chips & Salsa - Ginny
Green onions fresh from the garden - Dejoni
Baked Crab Rangoons - Caroline
Onion Dip & Lay's Potato Chips - Romi

SALADS
Marinated Vegetable Salad - Nan
Tortellini Salad - thirkellgirl
Green Salad with Strawberries, Pear, Pecans & gorgonzola -- Angie
Three Bean Salad - Chris, Refining Life
Black Bean & Rice Salad - Trish
Snickers Salad - Heather
Ramen Noodle Salad - Hot Tub Lizzy
Taco Salad - Hot Tub Lizzy
Corn Salad - Amy
Spinach Chicken Salad - Lucy
Macaroni Salad - marty 52
Macaroni Salad - Julie n
Cookie Salad = Tinabean1988
Pasta Salad - Dejoni
Tandori Chicken Salad - Mommy Meryl
Oreo Salad - Kimberly
Orzo salad - Cara
Watergate Salad - Trixi
Pasta Salad - Michelle
Quinoa Tabbouleh salad - Windycityvegan


BREADS
Family Reunion Rolls - Chandra
Homemade Sausage Rolls Trasha
Garlic Bread - Adrienne

MAIN COURSE
Egg Salad Sandwiches - Vee
Buttermilk Fried Chicken - Dara
Ham & cheese sandwiches - Kat
Frikadeller - Jacki
Bacon & Egg Pie = Karen
Ham & Biscuits - Tam
Fried Chicken - Liberty Post Editor
Smoked Brisket & homemade flour tortillas - deanna
Spaghetti with angel hair pasta - adrienne

CASSEROLES
Paula Deen's Squash Casserole - Laura
Pioneer Woman's Green Beans - Trasha

FRUIT
Watermelon - mamahut
Fresh Fruit tray - party of 5
Smith County Watermelon - Deanna
Fresh Fruit - The Millers
Watermelon - Nona
Watermelon - Half Past kissin time


FRUIT SALAD
Cherry Fluff Salad - Heidi
Fruit Pizza - Anonymous
Ambrosia Salad - Ann
Mango Mousse - C.C.

POTATO SALAD
Baked Potato Salad - Ashley
Pat's Potato Salad - Pat
Roasted New Potato Salad - Melissa Lester
MIL's potato Salad - Mom Taxi Julie
Mom's Potato Salad -Dejoni
Sweet Potato Hash = mamasphere

DRINK
Ice Tea & lemonade - Chris, Refining Life
Huge Cooler with Southern Sweet Iced Tea - The epps family
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade - Kacey
Gallon of Sweet Tea - Kimmyj
HOMEMADE ROOT BEER!!!!! - Tinabean 1988
Lemonade - Swirl Girl
Mojito's - Swirl Girl
Thermos jug filled with homemade pink lemonade - Karenann
Homemade lemonade - Jenn

CAKE
Pig Pickin Cake - Laura
Black Magic Cake - Tiffany
Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake - Kim's treasures
Pea Pickin' Cake - Kimmy J
Banana Cake - Christie
Yellow Cake, lemon curd filling, buttercream icing...decorated~Katkit13
Cake - Jessica G.

COOKIES
Chocolate Chip Cookies - Angie
Snickerdoodles - Hot Tub Lizzy
Best Chocolate Chip Cookies = Mrs. S
Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins & Walnuts - Jenn
Grandma's Sugar Cookies - Cottage Rose
Chocolate Chip Cookies - Romi
Potato Chip Cookies - Rue

DESSERT
Oreo Cheesecake - Tara
Pioneer Woman's Pie - Sheri
Old Fashioned Banana Pudding - Graham Shenanigans
Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars - Rhiana
The Perfect Pie - Apple Joos
Texas Sheet Cake - Simple Answer
Brownies - Tracy P.
Pavlova = Karen
Caramel Chocolate Brownies - TinaBean 1988
Awesome Brownies - Trasha
Grasshopper Brownies - Themama
Derby Pie - dejoni
Banana Pudding - Neurotically Yours
Muddy Buddies - Adrienne
Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie - Nichole
Blackberry Cobbler -Kara
Killer Brownies - Katkit 13
Granny's homemade apple pie with apricot Brandy = Missy
Gooseberry pie - Missy
Strawberry Shortcake = Cara
Strawberry Pie - Stacey Moore

OTHER
Books - Bobbi
Horseshoes, Badminton, croquet - Stefanie
Basket to hold all the cell phones, and other modern annoyances - Stefani
extra Quilts - Marty 52
Tea towels to wipe your hands - Karenann
Sparklers - Amy



We'll light the sparklers later, after the fireflies go to sleep for the night.

-Suzanne

17 comments:

Bobbi's Book Nook said...

I'll be there with my books and bells on! Love today's photo - I really feel like I'm there.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Wowzer! I am doing a little dance in here today.

Congrats to Thirkellgirl on the apron win!

This picnic sounds fantastic!!

Chris is *Refining Life* said...

Now that is some picnic! What a bunch of creative cook! I don't see one thing on the list that I wouldn't enjoy!

As a matter of fact, it has given me a few ideas for the 4th of July party here!

Thanks Suzanne, that was fun!

Cindy La Ferle said...

What a delicious idea -- and again, what charming vintage photography! Reminds me of a picnic photo I have of my own relatives from the Orkney Islands of Scotland. My sepia-toned picnic photo was taken in this country, not long after my Orcadian family sailed in to settle here. Picnic baskets everywhere -- and boater hats! After seeing this photograph many years ago, my mother started dubbing our family gatherings "Ork Fests."

Thirkellgirl said...

I won? I won! Yay! Not only am I so blog-challenged that I *still haven't figured out how to RSS-feed... but I can't figure out how to email you. How do I email you?

Janet said...

WOW, that is a lot of food and fun! Makes me full just to read it and that never happens.

Janet

Rue said...

Hi Suzanne :)

I'm a little scared of the "pickin' cakes" to be honest. Other than that... yum! I need recipes too!

You mean I didn't win?!! Dang it!
... ouch! who poked me?!... Okay, seriously... congratulations Thirkellgirl :)

I love that picture. Especially the woman reading the paper LOL

hugs,
rue

Tara@From Dawn Till Rusk said...

Good heavens, I can't believe you sat and typed out that list! Very impressive. There is enough there to feed Brazil.

KatKit13 said...

What fun!

Suzanne said...

Bobbi - Oh I'm so glad you're bringing books. You can read to us while we doze in the sunshine.

Vee - I love to see you dance

Chris - I agree, I got some great ideas for the Fourth. And WOW I got my cherry jello/pretzel recipe too!

Cindy - I fell like a ton of bricks for this photo. I have Scottish roots also, but they're so far back that we've lost all the traditions. And there was no photography at that time. You're very lucky to have those old photos. I love the term "Ork Fest". It sounds like something you could really build a feast around.

Thirkellgirl - Oh I'm so glad you won. I got your e-mail.

Janet - I actually got a little woozie (woozy?) looking at that list.

HEY - Where's my Grammar Nazi when I need her?

Rue - Don't be afraid of pickin' cakes! And don't worry honey, I'll have more contests.

Tara - I don't know, I have a Brazilian friend and he can eat ALOT.

KatKit - Glad you came.

Thanks everyone for joining in on the fun.

- Suzanne

Ritch in Love said...

What a simply delightful place to have a picnic!

Deanna said...

Oh, I hope you will share the delish recipes! I can just hear the tables groaning from all that food!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

It all looks so good. I would love the recipe for the baked crab rangoon if the person will share it. I'm also very curious as to what is Cowboy Caviar. This one kind of makes me wonder if it's anything like Rocky Mountain oysters, ewww! Of course, it's probably not anything like that and delicious.

Kady

Heather said...

Look at all that food!!! I want the recipes for some of these things.

Karen said...

Oops, I think I'm a bit late! Any leftovers??? :-)

I love that photo. Those were the days when they really knew how to have fun !!

Shelly G & Hope P said...

Yum yum... I am courious to know what a snicker salad is.... It sounds interesting :)

Jill said...

What an unbelievable list! I'm impressed at how many people left their picnic ideas... Fantastic