We ate, laughed, hiked, fished, went bowling, visited the Aquarium and spent some time on Temple Square. The dishwasher ran several times a day, someone was always hungry or tired!
Since this is mostly a food blog I will share some ideas that worked for feeding a crowd.
Homemade Pizza with fresh basil
Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches
Grilled cheese (we had a sliced cheese tray from Costco)
Quesadillas-we put a 2 lb brick of sharp cheddar thru the food processor, shredded cheese for several meals
Creamed Peas and Potatoes
Mexican Meat Mix, Fresh tortillas, Cilantro Lime Rice--this meal was a hit, we ate it twice!
Homemade Salsa and Chips and guacamole
Homemade Mac and Cheese with diced ham
My sweet 82 year old Mother made a delicious Roast Beef dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, hot rolls and corn on the cob. Thank you Mom!
There was plenty of fresh fruit, cold cereal, yogurt, peanut butter and jam--no one was ever hungry.
Popsicles, yogurt pops and treats were available, upon Mother approval.
Life at the 'big house' was a little more intense we had 21 people for 3 days. Chore charts worked, everyone was willing to take their turn cooking and cleaning.
Rotisserie chicken, salad mix and rolls, fresh fruit all from Costco
Egg Muffins with Canadian Bacon, sliced cheese, fruit
Pita Sandwiches made with deli meat and veggies, chips and cottage cheese
Hawaiian Haystacks with lots of toppings
Barbecued Turkey and Twice Baked Potatoes
Breakfast Burritos with hash browns, sausages, scrambled egg all wrapped in a cooked tortilla.
Max spoke in church Sunday, after Sacrament Meeting we had brunch for about 50. Thanks to my children and their sweet companions for making this a success, we served:
Fresh Fruit Salad
Banana Mini Muffins
And a good time was had by all!