Reunion, need food ideas????

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Reunion, need food ideas????
Wed, 07-09-2003 - 6:35pm
Hello everyone.

My family reunion is this weekend at a park (and then we move to my Mom's house) and I am having a hard time figuring out what to make. I have tried to make something different every year. Does anyone have recipes they can pass along to me that would be a hit???

Thanks a bunch to anyone that can help. Melinda

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Thu, 07-10-2003 - 11:54am
Are you looking for entrees or dessert, snacks, appetizers?

I like Bruschetta for an appetizer, its easy and will sit well outside. Or a bottle of Roasted Raspberry Chipotle sauce poured over a block of cream cheese- serve with crackers and crudites.

Also, Margarita pie (the kind with condensed milk) and a Robert Redford are good desserts so is Banana Split Cake (no ice cream involved). You can put in a search for any of those and come up with all kinds of recipes.
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Registered: 03-20-2003
Fri, 07-11-2003 - 12:06pm
Don't ask me!!

I took Kraft MAc and Cheese to our reunion. Although I must admit, it was the biggest hit with the kids. I always try to take kid friendly food.

Some of the other things there were beef and noodles, meatballs, I did also bring some egg rolls, the was a rice casserole and a potato casserole. There was also a fancy lettuce salad, it was good.

Hope I made you start thinking anyways. Have a great time!!


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 07-11-2003 - 12:41pm

Since my DH is in the military we are going to more and more get togethers now that it is summer and I have a couple that are really quick and have always been a hit. Here they are:

Five Cup Salad: (EASY)

1 cup sour cream

1 cup coconut flakes

1 cup mandarin oranges (drained)

1 cup pineapple tidbits (drained)

1 cup mini marshmallows

If you want you can double everything to make more. Also it helps to make it the night before so all the flavors can mix.

Fifth Ave. Cake

1 chocolate cake mix with pudding ( make according to direcions then let cool)

Once the cake is cool make litlle holes all over the cake that reach the bottom of the pan. Then use caramel(the kind for ice cream ; usually two jars) and pour all over the cake( the wholes make it go all the way through) Then use one tub of cool whip and spread over the top of the cake like frosting. Then use about five crushed up fifth ave candy bars and sprinkle over the top. Then refridgerate.

This cake is so good but also very very rich.

Hope these helped. Have a great time at your family reunion and I hope you find the right recipe to take. Until then~~~Michelle

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 07-11-2003 - 9:39pm
Here's one that was auction of at work for fundraising and everyone always request for POTLUCK. It's called Carmelitas.

40 Caramels (don't use Milk Maid brand)

1/4 cup milk

1 cup old fashioned oats

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 cup flour

1 1/2 sticks margarine (softened)

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1 pkg. chocolate chips (add chopped nuts and / or add flavored chocolate chips for something different)

Preheat over to 350. In a double boiler melt caramels with milk.

Put oats, brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt & margarine, then microwave for 20 seconds and mix together.

Press 1/2 mixture into bottom of 11 x 7 or 9" square pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cover with chips, pour caramel over. Crumble remaining mixture over top of caramel.

Bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes, until top is brown. Cool slightly, then refrigerate for about 2hrs (do not freeze) then cut into small squares.

My mouth was still tasting my last carmelitas. I baked some for my son's camping trip. Today was the day, but they were GONE before he left! ! !