Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Food, Family & Friends

We had a fantastic time celebrating Memorial Day on Sunday with food, family & friends!

Our son, Bobby, invited some good friends since elementary school days to join us for the celebration.
Jeremy, Justin & Bobby
Jeremy & Justin were both in my 3rd grade class.
What wonderful men they have grown up to be!
Jeremy & Justin are both Veterans of the war in Iraq.
Jeremy is still serving in the Army & is being relocated to Ft. Benning, GA from Hawaii.
Thank you guys for your service to our country!
Jeremy, his wife, Candy & son, Lethe
They're expecting another son in October.
Justin with his girfriend, Vanessa & her 
children Cadence & Colton.

Silly me didn't take pictures of everyone!
We were so busy having fun!
We had a wonderful time enjoying our meal around this table.
Our 'Smoked Meat Fests' have become a tradition for
the 3 summer celebrations, 
Memorial Day, 4th of July & Labor Day.
It's a lot of work, but so worth it!
My sister was a tremendous help for this event.
She was a great sous chef!
I'd make the mess & she'd clean it up.

I tried a new recipe from Pinterest for our meal.
It was a hit!
Corn Casserole 
Corn Casserole-  1 (15 1/4 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained  1 (14 3/4 oz) can cream-style corn  1 (8 oz) package Jiffy corn muffin mix  1 cup sour cream  1/2 cup butter, melted  1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar  Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease a 9- by 13-inch baking dish or large casserole dish.  Mix together the corn, Jiffy, sour cream and butter in a large bowl.  Stir in the cheese.  Pour into the prepared pan.  Bake for 55 minutes, or until golden brown and set.  Let stand 5 minutes be
1 (15 1/4 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained 
1 (14 3/4 oz) can cream-style corn 
1 (8 oz) package Jiffy corn muffin mix 
1 cup sour cream 
1/2 cup butter melted 
1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar Preheat 
heat oven to 350F
Grease a 9- by 13-inch baking dish or large casserole dish
Mix together the corn, Jiffy, sour cream and butter in a large bowl. 
Stir in the cheese. Pour into the prepared pan. 
Bake for 55 minutes, or until golden brown and set.
 Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Other items on the menu 
Smoked baby back ribs, chicken, bologna, pork loin
oven roasted spicy potatoes
cole slaw
onion wedges
baby carrots
tomatoes
chips
dip
hot rolls

6 comments:

Sis Sue said...

Fun was had by all. Day of relaxation. ; )

Elena said...

Looks like you had a great day! The corn casserole looked so good. I have been wanting to try it since I have seen it on Pinterest too :)

Patsy said...

Love your table setting and the food must have been so good. I have done the corn casserole and we liked it.

Vee said...

Hmmm...the corn casserole sounds yummy. I like the concept of a sous chef. Wonder who'd like to apply in my family? How terrific to have vets to honor at your Memorial Day dinner! I thank them for their service as well.

CAS said...

Sounds like you had a great day, too. Celebrating with family and/or close friends just can't be beat.
CAS

S said...

What a festive table. And I will try that corn casserole. I have a similar recipe that includes macaroni, but I think my gang might like this better.