Monday, June 18, 2007

Family Reunion BBQ

I love big family potlucks in the summertime. Bobby's dad has a big barn filled with a lot of old cool junk he acquires from local estate and garage sales. There is so much to look at in that barn! It is the venue which hosts the annual Fields family reunion- which seems to somehow always fall on the hottest day of the year. Here's a picture of everyone in line for their food. The picture on the right is my brother-in-law Craig, one of Pittsburg's finest, grilling up some burgers, hot dogs, and brats. Once I took Franny to Pittsburg by myself for my niece Riley's baby blessing, and I was pulling into town driving WAY too fast and I got pulled over. I was devastated to be getting ANOTHER ticket as I had been caught speeding somewhere in Iowa only months before when I looked up to see Craig step out of the police car. I ran and gave him a hug since I knew he wouldn't ticket me. Phew!! I think I was going 50 in a 20.

Here are my contributions:

Fresh Pico de Gallo and Guacamole,

and snickerdoodles and Natalie's delicious chocolate caramel brownies.

Pico de Gallo
(These are all approximations since I don't really follow a recipe.)

4/5 large tomatoes, small-diced
1 small yellow onion, small-diced
1 small bunch of cilantro, minced
1/2 tsp minced fresh jalapeno
salt and pepper to taste
the juice of one large lime


4 large avocados
2 garlic cloves, minced
the juice of one or two lemons
8 dashes tabasco sauce
red onion, small-diced to taste
1 small tomato, small-diced
1 tsp kosher salt
pepper to taste


Jill said...

YUM! I am glad you got out of your ticket.. slow down girl! :)

Ashley said...

That Pico De Gallo pictures looks like it could be in a magazine! Good job.

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