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Sunday, May 27, 2012

FIRST Annual Cook~Out 2012!

Hip ~ Hip ~ Hooray!!!
The long wait for our first annual cook ~ out of the Season
On Crooked Creek is finally over!!!

With g r e a t anticipation,  "Mr. Ed" and I, prepare for our first annual cook~out! Due to dietary restrictions. . .hot dogs aren't often allowed. We do indulge for Memorial Day, Father's Day and the Fourth of July!

I get one more hot dog  @ our Annual JOY Circle cook~out!!!

So~o~o. . .
Here's What's On The Menu
                                   for the FIRST Annual Cook ~Out 2012!

Hamburgers and Hot Dogs
Potato Salad
Deviled Eggs
Baked Beans
Iced Tea & Pink Lemonade

Chocolate Pudding Cups
w/ Whipped Cream
Sugar Cookies
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

These Amish Sugar Cookies are the best sugar cookies e v e r !

Amish Sugar Cookies

Mix the first four ingredients:

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup margarine (softened)
1/2 cup cooking oil

Using a hand mixer, blend all ingredients to a smooth consistency.

1 egg

Add the last four ingredients:

2 1/4 cups all~purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring ( add last)

Drop by spoonfuls.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

Makes 2 1/2 dozen

On Crooked Creek,
we're joined by our son and daughter ~in ~law.
Therefore, I've set our dining room table for four this evening!

It was, truly, an amazing evening!
The food. . .
                the company. . .
                                       and the promise of more cook~outs to come!

The Left~Overs!

Until next time. . .
On Crooked Creek is joining our sweet hostess, Yvonne @ StoneGable for On The Menu Monday! Be sure to visit and find all the fixin's for some wonderful menu selections and recipes for your family!
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