Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cul de Sac Potluck

Since Cali was only home for a short time - basically Sunday - we decided to invite the neighbors over for a potluck dinner so everyone could say hi and bye at the same time!

As always - we love spending time with our neighbors.  Add in some good food and it is pretty much perfect!

I made two different types of briskets, rosemary rolls, balsamic ravioli, black bean and corn salsa and a cake and experimented with these potatoes...I cooked them in a pan of rock salt and then after they were baked I put a little olive oil on them - every one thought they were yummy.  Thanks Logan for the idea!  He had something similar at a luncheon last week

 Debbie brought one of her amazing fruit salads - so good!
 And Katie brought this  yummy asparagus and peanut dip - so good and so pretty!!
Shari brought this lovely and delicious strawberry shortcake - Cali had requested strawberries for dessert!

And I made a buttermilk cake which was yummy with strawberries too.
The kids had a great time in the kitchen and the adults in the dining room!

Declan especially liked dessert!

The cul de sac kids minus three - Olivia was at a birthday party.and of course Logan and Clark were in Utah.  Do they still count as cul de sac kids??
And while the adults talked in the dining room look what was going on in the kitchen!  Thanks to Cali for recording the moment!!

The whip cream is the best part after all!!


Tamara said...

Yum! Yum! Yum! I usually gain a pound each time I read your blogs because I want to go and duplicate some of your yummy dishes! The picture of Declan is precious!

Mary Anne Best said...

Sounds like fun! Wish we had seen Cali!