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Welcome to my Blog Site :) I am so happy you stopped in. I am a part time worker, wife, mom and artist/crafter. I became a grandmother for the first time about a year ago. My passions are Stained Glass and Mixed Media Art. I am a Texas girl living in a house that my father and grandfather built in 1945. I have a loving husband and two teenage boys. My boys are talented musicians who make my life complete. I hope you enjoy reading my posts about music, my boys and grandson and just about life in general. So grab your favorite choice of drink, sit back, relax and happy blogging.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fish Fry

Two years ago I started inviting my brother's family and my godmother's family for a fish fry every Friday during Lent.  As good neighbors often do, each family called asking what could they bring to the dinner.  Since I provided the fish, shrimp and fries, I ask one family to bring a dessert and the other family to bring a covered dish.  After doing this for a couple of weeks, we decided that each family would take turns hosting the Fish Fry in their own home.    It would be up to the Host Family to decide what they would provide as the main dish and the invited families to bring a covered dish or dessert.  Some Friday's would be cheese enchilidas or bean tostadas or any other dish as long as it was not meat.  It is up to the Host Family if they wanted to invite others to our Friday Fish Fry gatherings.  Last year another family was added as a Host Family.   As life goes on, and certain situations happen, sometimes a family can not Host the dinner.  No worries - there's always someone willing to take on the challenge as Host.
This Friday was my turn to Host the Fish Fry.  As Host, I invited my brother Ruben and my brother Jesse and his wife Janie who celebrated a birthday this week.  The challenge was sitting 15 people to eat at the same time.  But my biggest worry was having enough fish for all my hungry guest.  Since I am off on Friday's I had plenty of time to batter the fish and shrimp.  Thanks to my husband who came home early from work to do the frying outside.  It turned out to be a nice evening with no television, plenty of laughs and interesting conversations and most important plenty of good food.

1 comment:

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a wonderful post! It makes me nostalgic and just a bit homesick. I'm sure your parents are smiling down from heaven watching their children gather together as a family. Thanks for sharing,
Maria Linda

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