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Photo: Bee and thistle: Taken high in the Cascade Mountains where there is a bee buzzing on every thistle. by Debora Rorvig

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Picnicking in the Country

Lovely summer Sunday! We went to a church potluck on the beautiful grounds of  Enfield Farms! The Enfields are local berry growers. They have the prettiest place around for gatherings. It's tucked away in a large stand of fir trees, flanked by rolling pasturelands with ponds and windmills. Not only did the Enfields offer this beautiful pastoral setting; but they barbequed salmon for the whole congregation! Yum!

Enfield Farm



Potlucking in the woods


Do Not Feed the Bears!


Aawwww, Shucks!


How about a push?

Potlucks are my favorite way to dine...it's like going to an all-you-can-eat restaurant but the food is much better. Church ladies can cook...and that's a fact! You have to try everything at a potluck...it's required. After all, how would "Elsie" feel if you didn't try her special recipe for cherry crisp? Best not to risk offending anyone; eat everything. Counting calories at a potluck...forget it! I did however, take a lovely salad of mixed greens and mandarin oranges with home-made dressing that is both tasty and healthy. I got the recipe at the the Sisters Cafe blog; http://www.thesisterscafe.com/2011/05/green-salad-orange-dressing This recipe is easy and doesn't have too many ingredients...just my style. Since we have a superabundance of spinach, lettuce, kale, and radishes in our garden right now; this was a great way to share some of our bounty.

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3 comments:

allisamazing said...

What a beautiful setting for a picnic!

ellen b. said...

That really is a lovely setting for a picnic/potluck!

Amish Stories said...

I ditto that being a great place for a picnic. Richard

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