Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Joe and Laurie's feast...

Did you think we were finished with our feast just because the 25th has slipped by us? No way! We are still rolling along.

Laurie and Joe live in Alabama and there are lots of deer in 'Bama. So they brought a cooler containing 50 venison steaks... now, I admit, even that is a LOT for a family our size. At first I thought the steaks must be smallish. But no, upon thawing, they filled the biggest bowl I own- and you guys know I own some really big bowls. A BIG bowl of venison steaks. Joe and Laurie were such troopers as they chicken fried those steaks that seemed to come out of the bowl like the widow's oil pot. Never ending. There was gravy to go with. We made cheese sticks for the appetizer- a new thing for most of my kids and a big hit. Then there were crispy fries and creamed corn. The pop was in the cooler packed with snow- bottles of orange, strawberry, and rootbeer. That cooler has seen more action this winter than it did all summer! Her dessert... well, we had to forego dessert- which was no hardship as we were all thoroughly stuffed. She had made two big pans of dirt dessert- a favorite, but apparently there is a BIG difference in "instant" pudding mix and the "cook and serve" variety. Who knew? So we popped them in the freezer and we have had them this afternoon as a mid day snack- enjoyed by a house full of cousins and kids and such. Joe and Laurie found really cool shades at the dollar store and that was their gift to the kids. How neat, and very Joe and Laurie. The scripture reading was from 2 Timothy 2- about being a workman that need not be ashamed.

4 comments:

Donna said...

Laurie was so looking forward to her first feast as a Koen! I know a great time was had by all. That dirt cake is one of my favs too. Sorry it didn't work out for the actual dessert. Wish I could be there to enjoy the festivities but I'm doing well with some extra "Wes" time. Love you all.

teelduo said...

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!! Many hugs and much love to everyone!!!!!

julieQ said...

How wonderful! I really enjoy your feast stories...and isn't it fun to have a daughter in law? I have one too! New this year!..Happy New Year to you and yours.

Peni said...

And the beat goes on ... lovin' it!