Holidays 2020

EVENTS IN ORDER FROM MOST RECENT

(3) Easter Dinners New Orleans, Seattle & Louisville
(2) Fun & Delicious Fast Failure!

(1) Southern Family Celebrates Mardi Gras

 

Easter Dinners

Lamb Dinner - New Orleans

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I just love Liz & Nick's delicious memory from New Orleans. I would have loved to have been "sheltered in" with them to enjoy this scrumptious boneless roast lamb with smashed potatoes, asparagus, jellied gravy (see recipe below with notes) and what appears to be a walnut/gouda salad. Oh my, it just looks so wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing your feast!

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Roasted Leg of Lamb Dinner - Seattle

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Above Easter Dinner in Seattle (photo shared by TheresaHM)

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T also notes: (Our family) "all serve (this gravy, pictured right) with lamb, on Easter & Christmas Eve." Lucky family as I love lamb but rarely serve it as my husband ins't a fan. 

The jelly gravy is a family recipe from my mother’s family—the Parker/Cochran family from Maysville/Mayslick.

This is the recipe that she wrote in her cookbook in 1943.  Yum!

Early day 4/18/2020
Then the nicest email chat happened between Theresa & her cousin SallyPL about the JELLY GRAVY...

T's email to Sally...

Hey there,
1) can you send your family recipe for jelly gravy to me & Julie.
2) do you know the origin of the family tradition of jelly gravy?

If so, please share. If not can you ask your dad?

Later 4/18/2020...
Sally's reply to Theresa

I talked to dad tonight. He said that your grandparents served Jelly Gravy which was where he first remembers having it.  It is the only accompaniment to leg of lamb I ever remember (as well as
mint jelly) and the only thing I have ever fixed when serving it.

I don’t know if it was originally a Parker or Piper or Cochran recipe. I consulted the general and Mason County cookbooks shown below. Also looked online. No results.

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Photos of old cookbooks from Sally's email

The recipe I have is in my mother’s handwriting. The jelly she listed was current jelly (with grape jelly as an alternative if you can’t find the current jelly). I have not been able to find the current jelly in the last 2-3 years.

The proportions are: 1/3 portion brown sugar, 1/3 ketchup and 1/3 current or grape jelly. Add the drippings from the leg of lamb. Stir. Enjoy!!

Easter Lamb Caccaiatore with polenta - Lousiville 

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LOUISVILLE, KY
T sends these photos of the progression of her & Mike's Easter lamb cacciatore prepared in a crock pot. She writes ... "lamb from Georgetown KY." Hard to believe those bones turned into this delicious memory!

Fun & Delicious Fast Failure!

Stress and visitors are always occasions to indulge. Even the best intentions collapse when there is delicious food around to lift our spirits. A family visit is always an moment to celebrate with good food and drink.

Riata desserts

Dessert Tray

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Saturday Night the Riata in Ft. Worth

Bread Pudding
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Mike & Joe

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Luke, Katie, Julie & Theresa

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Bess, Kathleen & Matthew

taco ic riata
riata mash
riata dinner
steak
pecan pie Riata

Pecan Tart - Voted Best Dessert!

Sunday Brunch
Dallas Arboretum

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sand salad arbo
chicken fingers arbo
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SUNDAY NIGHT DINNER
LASAGNA
SAUTEED MUSHROOMS
CAESAR SALAD
HOMEMADE CUPCAKES

 

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IS IT ANY WONDER THAT I FAILED MY FAST?

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SOUTHERNS CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS! 2020

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Liz, Nick & Friends

Celebrating in New Orleans 2020

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THE DALLAS FAMILY HAS BEEN CELEBRATING MARDI GRAS AT PAPPADEAUX SINCE 2014.
ALL THE NOLO FAVORITES & THE CHEESE CAKE IS TO DIE FOR!!!

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Louisville Family & Friends

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