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Family reunion food

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by NRA_guy, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Unreconstructed

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    I helped do a family reunion back home Saturday.

    The food was great! Chicken and dumplings, barbecue (pulled pork), baked beans (we do it with lots of molasses), baked ham, turnip greens and cornbread (no sugar), sweet potato pie (not a desert), potato salad, real coconut cake, peach cobbler, a bunch of pies, and ice tea (of course.)

    Lots more, but too much to list.

    You talk about "comfort food", man it just doesn't get much better.

    Those country women sure know how to cook.

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  2. lwt210

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    And we weren't invited? So much for the GlockTalk family.
     

  3. Mild Bill

    Mild Bill Millennium Member

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    I woulda liked to have gotten in on that action!

    ;c
     
  4. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    Gotta love those MS Family Reunions.

    What? No fried chicken?
     
  5. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Unreconstructed

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    Oh, yes, fried chicken. Some of the best you ever did sink your teeth into. Chicken and dressing, too.

    And sombody brought some mighty fine jambalya. Probably from the "New Orleans" side of the family.

    And socially it was good, too: the alcoholics stayed away, and nobody got shot.

    Thanks for the feedback. Glad y'all still appreciate the finer things in life.

    NRA_guy
     
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    Doesn't sound like any family reunion I have ever been to. We must be doing it wrong.
     
  7. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    Last time I went to a reunion, I was totally lost, just like I am EVERY time we have one. Great Grandma was one of 16 kids (only 13 survived) and she had 6 kids herself. I can't keep up with all the names or the faces.
     
  8. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Unreconstructed

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    (Off topic) I created a database of names, kids, addresses, phone numbers, birthdays. And every year I use it to send out invitations to the reunion. With births, deaths, marriages, divorces, and stepchildren, it is imposible to keep them all straight. (I found out at this reunion that one of my "first cousins once removed" is in a yankee prison. But he probably deserves it.)

    Let all those kids get to running around and you don't have a clue who belongs to who. Just try to take the same ones home with you that you brought. No trading up!

    NRA_guy
     
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    Man I'm glad I grew up in the south!


    Can't beat southern cooking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;f
     
  10. lethal tupperwa

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    When I was younger all the food was "home made" it took time it was delicious. It was family traditional food.

    Now I am one of the old farts at the reunion. The younger kids stop by the grocery store. Buy -often store brands-something to bring.

    I've noticed that that junk is left on the tables, not even the people who brought it ate it.

    BUT the people who brought junk were first in line to pile their plates high with the "real" food.