Monday, September 5, 2011

Sept 5, 2011 Labor Day picnic

Have not posted much - it is hard to find stuff to write about when we aren't doing much, and Dad is doing wonderfully well right now - no pain and that is a good thing!

Cousin Tim had a Labor Day picnic yesterday and I made baked beans, and the cream cheese with chipotle raspberry sauce - there was so much food there it was incredible!  Ham BBQ, Sloppy Joe's, Kielbassa & saurkraut, hot dogs, meatloaf, stuffed peppers, potato salad, scalloped potatoes, rigatoni casserole, asian slaw, vegetable salads, and the desserts...cherry delight, gob cake, peanut butter pie, strawberry cheesecake, fruit salad, cherry pie, zuchini cake, texas sheet cake...holy moley, anybody that went away hungry was just crazy! 

No pics of the food (David had the camera) but here are a couple of the people, with special emphasis on a couple pics of Dad...and the little ones :)

If the weather cooperates we will be going to the Farmers & Threshermans Jubilee in New Centerville this week - and Mountain Craft Days on Friday in Somerset.  Hopefully we'll remember to take some pictures!

I hope everyone has a great holiday - although it is pouring down rain here at the moment.  Thanks for reading the blog...and leaving comments!


  1. Just read your blog. Thanks for sharing with us. We will surely keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. I commend you for being such a loving and caring daughter, especially during this very trying time. God bless you all as you continue on this journey.

  2. Hi Peggy, Glad to see your post and hear that all is going well right now. Glad your Dad is doing OK :) Sounds like your picnic was awesome! Hope life continues to treat you well.

  3. Looks like you had a great sunny day. We can certainly relate to the rain as you can tell by our blog today. By the way, we can relate to having a hard time find a post for our blog when we're not doing that much at the moment either.

  4. A couple of questions for you ~

    1. What is Texas sheet cake?

    2. Would you please share the recipe for the raspberry chipotle cream cheese?

    Great pictures of your Dad and David and it looks like all had a great time!

  5. Ali - raspberry chipolte (I buy it at the grocery store already bottled by the steak marinades) - just open a bar of cream cheese, and pour some of the sauce on top...SO easy, quick and GOOD! Everyone raves about it!

    Texas sheet cake - I'll email you the recipe. It is made in a big cookie sheet, and iced and is so yummy!