We've been attending the past few years and love it. Not only do we get to meet with people, enjoy great conversations, we also get to eat.
I like to eat.
Especially when people bring food like they did this month.
We had everything from Shrimp Etouffee to home made Cinnamon Rolls and Blueberry Cobbler/Pie that was to die for. There was some smoked pulled pork, Black Beans and Rice, Pasta and Cheese and ...
Just take a look, and I'll tell you what they were.
And there were a lot of people there last night, some we hadn't seen for months so it was wonderful catching up.
Do you know how full your plate can get when you just take a taste of everything?
By the time I had gotten through the plate, and my bowl of Brunswick Stew I was stuffed.
But I did save a teeny little corner for dessert, which I will tell you about later.
For now here are the starters...
Santa and his Pineapple...
A lovely Relish Plate. It had Artichokes on it and I got one.
It's the little things that get me excited.
I made a Deviled Ham Spread alongside some of my Seeded Crackers and then forgot to take a picture but I did pretty it up with some chives from my Chive plant.
A southern staple. See the little black bits in there?
Those are the 'bark' and they add so much flavour.
I was happy.
It's a conglomeration of smoked meat, vegetables, tomatoes all cooked down into this glorious stew.
I'll share a recipe on how to make this soon.
As soon as it cools down some more.
Unless of course you don't own a cast iron skillet, at which point you can use a good baking dish.
I have to say that next to pasta, rice is one of my favourites. And there were a lot of rice dishes last night.
I was happy.
It's customary to serve it over plain rice, but the Dirty Rice added a nice touch.
I do make this for myself from time to time, and come to think of it, I've never shared how to make it.
I think I need to remedy that. Cause, now I want some more and I do like my Dirty Rice.
I think I might have mentioned that there were a lot of desserts last night as well.
Fresh out of the oven, hot and OMG good.
But at least I got a picture.
Gone I mean, by the time I got to the Dessert table.
Home Made Cinnamon Rolls, and I did manage to taste one.
And it was good, very, very good.
I mean, DOUGHNUTS!!!!
And I missed getting a picture of the Banana Bread and another dessert. I do try, but I got waylaid by the rest of the food.
So that's it for this month, and as I said, it was all good.