Rock and Roll Party Tonight Family Gathering!

Rock and Roll Party Tonight! Who doesn't LOVE the 1950's? Why not celebrate the 1950's with a "Rock and Roll Party Tonight" party? A Family Gathering with poodle skirts and pony tails, and rolled-up jeans with white t-shirts!  The 1950's were the best! More about the 1950's . . . I was born in the 1950's, so a lot of it was over before I was old enough to participate in all the fun things they did in those days. Remember "Leave it to Beaver"? And, "My Three Sons"? What about "I Love Lucy"! And then there were the westerns . . . lots of them, like "Gunsmoke", which Daddy watched faithfully. LOL! I remember watching them all . . . I was LITTLE then:) But, later we had "Happy Days" and the movie, "Grease" to remind is of those glorious … [Read more...]

Chuck Wagon Steak for a Covered Wagon Dinner!

Chuck Wagon Steak, for the "Cowboys" in your house:) Chuck Wagon Steak . . . the image that comes to mind, to me, are cowboys! And, since Lynn used to ride bulls, (he said he was a "cowboy" in the day), I decided to have a Covered Wagon Dinner for us. LOL! The main dish was this Chuck Wagon Steak, a tender round steak smothered with onions and beefy gravy. Doesn't that bring back memories of days gone by? It does for me:) What do you think of when you hear "Covered Wagons"? I think about the old west, cattle drives, western movies, and more. And, blue jeans, cowboy shirts and boots, horseshoes . . . the list goes on and on. The whole idea, to me, spells FUN!!! So, in keeping with that idea, my Covered Wagon Dinner consisted of foods that … [Read more...]

Black Angus Cheesy Garlic Bread!

Black Angus Cheesy Garlic Bread for a Western Dinner! One of the things I have always loved to do is to plan and make "Theme Dinners". So, I decided to make my "Covered Wagon Dinner" for our evening meal. This is a meal I had made once before when we lived in Little Rock. One of the items on the menu is Black Angus Cheesy Garlic Bread, a delicious, cheesy bread that will please even the pickiest eater. The "Covered Wagon Dinner" . . . The "Covered Wagon Dinner" has a western theme with the menu items having western names. Some I made up, some were suggested by a friend. Here is the Menu for the "Covered Wagon Dinner": The main dish was "Chuck Wagon Steak". This is similar to Grandmama Hall's Smothered Steak but has a few … [Read more...]

A Happy Birthday Family Gathering for Lynn!

A Happy Birthday for Lynn! My how times flies when you are having fun! My husband's birthday rolled around again last week, and we celebrated with Candace's family. Birthdays are to be celebrated! And this year was no exception! Lynn's Birthday Menu . . . I decided to prepare our newest favorite dishes for Lynn's birthday menu: Salisbury Steak Mashed Potato Casserole Unbundled Green Beans Grandmama Hall's Buttermilk Biscuits (ALWAYS!) And, I added an assortment of desserts: Sour Cream Lemon Pie Mama's Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Candace had made a Ding Dong cake the day before, which was actually both his and Randa's birthday, so I didn't want to make another "birthday" cake. … [Read more...]

Our Family Easter Dinner, 2017

Our Family Easter Dinner, 2017 . . . We had such a wonderful time at our Family Easter Dinner on Sunday! All three of my children and six grandchildren plus Jason's fiance, April, and Cameron's girlfriend, Emily were with us to celebrate Easter. My granddaughter, Bethany, had come over on Saturday to help me prepare some of the foods in advance, which was a GREAT HELP! Of course, the two tables were already ready with tablecloths, centerpieces, and other place setting necessities. All were done so our Family Easter Dinner would be enjoyed by all . . .all done in advance for my family! Family . . . Besides celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, family, to me, is what Easter is all about . . . a day to … [Read more...]