Christmas in August — 18 Comments

  1. What a wonderful family photo! Someone like me, who has an incredible shrinking family, always feels a little tinge of envy at big families. As one of my dear friends, also an only child, say, “The thing about big families is … they’re big!” LOL

    That red velvet cake looks scrumptious, but your mention of the potato salad is what got me. When I was over there I kept getting potato salad that was just “different”. Delicious, yes – but not like any potato salad I’d ever had. Now I know. It’s another regional specialty!

    • That is correct about the potato salad. It is plain (no pickles no onions) to go with sauces and not the same as the kind of potato salad you would have with a barbecue or cookout. Dotter tried Yukon Gold potatoes this time as opposed to the red potatoes we usually use (potatoes make a difference, too) and it was EXTRA GOOD, soft, smooth, full of flavor. Yum!

  2. Sounds like my estranged family’s birthdays, everybody’s is between March 27 and April 27. I hated cake and ice cream for years.

    Enjoyed the cake pix. Couple stores here are pushing red velvet cakes now.
    Have no idea why.

  3. A wonderful family photo. A belated Happy Birthday to your group. I have 2 next week, another 6 in September and then at least a couple a month until January!
    Dotter did a fantastic job on a cake that is a favorite of mine. Looks nice and yummy. So does the rest of the meal.

  4. What a wonderful time you must have had. I was really thinking about you yesterday but didn’t have internet to email you. Now I have to scrounge up some breakfast because the food in this post is screaming my name!!!

  5. Happy birthdays to all and thank you for the wonderful pics. The food looks so mouth-watering and the family looks happy and healthy! Blessings to all.

  6. Tell Dotter my dad’s BD is Thursday, and mine and my oldest son’s is Friday! Red Velvet would really be good!
    I too had no internet yesterday. We were in Mississippi at our property working (we did manage to fish a little yesterday and today). I didn’t even bring the laptop. There’s no one remotely close that we could tap into their router and internet access. It’s very rural. Our driveway is just over .2 of a mile long.

  7. I was really impressed with the red velvet cake photo (beautiful and looks scrumptious!), but then I finished reading and was even more impressed and touched by the photo of your beautiful family. I’m so glad y’all got to celebrate all together…that is a gift in itself.

  8. We DID have a really nice evening! And I’ve gotten quite a few compliments on my ring! Thanks again. 🙂 I’m glad that cake is gone. (We ended up with TWO, because I accidentally doubled the butter, so I just doubled the recipe. It was red velvet overload!) Can’t wait for next time, Mommer! Love you. 🙂

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