It sounds like a nice way to start the day ! Easter has always been a very low-key holiday in our family, and now with the kids all out on their own, Janet is working a full shift at the hospital, so I will try to make Spring look better here. The in-laws are doing a couple of turkey’s in their fryer so we will head over there in the evening for a pot-luck centered on fried bird. These folks know how to make a pot-luck something worth attending, kind of like the ladies efforts you described. Our contribution will be Angel Food Cake chunks mixed with strawberry jello and fresh strawberries…With some sweetened Whipped Cream folded in to make the whole thing one big gooey mess that looks like strawberry ripple ice cream…but tastes pretty darn good. Yep we are welcome as long as we bring a LARGE dessert!
I love to share in these types of dinner’s[:p] …where the contributer’s pride themselves in friendly competition for the most raves or extra-good results. Unfortuneately only a couple of the younger generation of couples make that kind of effort…Instead they pick up something at the Kroger Deli and let us pry the plastic lid off of it at the table.[xx(] Lucky for us two of the daughter’s in-law have caught the spirit of the event and have been making that extra effort to see that whatever they bring deserves our attention. Maybe we can get that attitude to spread to the rest of the tribe. The concept of ‘Convenience Food’ has gone too far when it invades this area !![:(]