Would you share what dish(es) you bring to a family reunion, and the ones that another family member brings that it wouldn’t be the same without?
I noticed this article at Southern Living about 34 Classic Dishes You’ll Find at Every Southern Family Reunion and while I’m lucky to have gone to a few and been invited to friends’ reunions, there are several listed that I don’t think I’ve seen on those tables: reunion pea casserole, chicken tetrazzini, turkey noodle poppyseed casserole, butternut squash gratin, and something with goldfish crackers on top.
My list would include several versions of fried chicken, barbecue and bbq chicken, those jelly-glazed meatballs, potato salad, coleslaw, seven layer salad, macaroni salad, strawberry pretzel salad, ambrosia, pimento cheese, homemade rolls, macaroni & cheese, hashbrown and some other casseroles, lots of pies and cakes (hummingbird, strawberry are a must) and cobblers and bars/candies, a bundt cake or other that’s been overly-spiked, and someone’s ‘famous’ baked beans (prob also with a good glug of bourbon). Oh, and deviled eggs, deviled eggs, deviled eggs. And a couple giant watermelons.
I’m missing a few but that’s what comes to mind first. Recipes for much of the above are in this section.
What about you — have a specialty? Please share…love this!