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Family reunion recipe ideas??

Last post Jul 17, 2009 1:32 AM by Margielou_wa . 5 replies.

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  • Family reunion recipe ideas??

    I have a family reunion in a couple of weeks and wondered if anyone had something interesting to share that I can bring.  We always have the usual; pot. and mac. salad, chicken, fresh veg from everybody's garden etc...  Thanks!!!

  • Re: Family reunion recipe ideas??

    My family loves this recipe and I'm always asked to bring it to all of our family gatherings.  My nieces always fight over the leftovers (if there are any and it makes a huge bowl!).





    Pasta Broccoli Salad

    2 bundles of broccoli, cut into very small pieces
    1 16 oz. pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese
    1 medium red onion, finely chopped (I usually omit as it seems to overpower)
    1 lb. bacon, cubed, fried crisp & drained
    1 large pkg. tri-colored pasta spirals, cooked & drained
    1 green pepper, chopped
    1 red pepper, chopped
    1 yellow pepper, chopped

    1 quart mayonnaise (NOT Miracle Whip)
    1/2 quart sugar
    4-5 Tbl. cider vinegar
    1 Tbl. Beau Monde (can omit)
    pepper to taste

    Pour dressing over mixed salad. Mix together. Refrigerate. Best if made the day before you plan on serving it.

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    My standard dish to take is sauerkraut and sausage along with some mustard. It always seems to go over well and is also very easy. This year I made it in a crock pot and used a spaghetti server to serve it.
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    What is the amount of sugar in the dressing?




  • Re: Family reunion recipe ideas??

     Don't gasp.... 1/2 quart equals 2 cups.  


    I don't quite use 2 whole cups, but probably pretty close.  


    Love this stuff!

  • Re: Family reunion recipe ideas??

    This is a recipe I got from this board.  I don't remember who posted it, but it is delicious.  I have served it twice to groups of over 50 and was asked for the recipe repeatedly.  For 40 t0 50 ladies, I doubled the recipe.  Notes in parentheses are my tweaks. 

    Mexican cornbread salad

    12 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
    1 pkg ranch dsg (Hidden Valley)
    1 c sour cream
    1 c salad dsg ( mayo like)
    1 9x9 cornbread- cooled (I use a package of Jiffy)
    3 lg cubed tomatoed (I used 6 or 8 vine tomatoes from Costco)
    1/2 c diced green peppers(I used red and yellow, about ½ cup of each)
    ½ cup diced celery

    1/2 c chopped onions  (I used Vidalia)
    2 c shredded cheddar
    2c kidney beans- drained(Can also use pinto)
    2 c whole corn- drained
    In a sm bowl mix ranch w/ sour cream & salad dsg- set aside
    crumble 1/2 of corn bread and place
    in large serving bowl, layer1/2 of beans, 1/2 of corn, 1/2 of tomatoes,1/2 of  peppers,1/2 of onion. ½ of bacon& spread w/ 1/2 of dressing, sprinkle w/ 1/2 of cheese then repeat layers. Chill overnight.
    stir before serving, or leave in layers and tell people to dig deep

    I have served it two hours after making it and it is good then too.  Marge