Sunday, August 23, 2009

Personal Celebrations - Family Reunion

The family reunion was held in Washington State last month. My cousin, my husband and I developed a cool series of events that culminated in the big reunion dinner held at a gorgeous retreat center on the water in Gig Harbor WA. Glorious setting and weather was the backdrop for a great spirited gathering. The center piece, a fantastic and fully self-catered spread of Northwest flavor for 50.

PNW Flavor
Smoked Salmon
Dungeness Crab
Burgers/Dogs/Veggie Burgers
Spinach and Strawberry Salad (vegan)
Pasta salad with organic veggies (vegan)
Rustic garlic bread
Assorted Fresh Fruit

Coconut Layer Cake
Double Chocolate bundt with a Ganache, Fresh Raspberry Garnish and a Raspberry Ribbon
Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Fresh Peaches and Whipped Cream

Soft drinks/Water/Coffee/Tea

Quite a bit of cooking, but definitely a labor of love. That's what its all about, right?


  1. The food was delicious. Especially the pasta salad. It must have been prepared by a culinary genius.

    The cakes were yummy too.

    I would say the crowd was well pleased.

  2. Everything was SOoOooO good!! Thanks for a great time!


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