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Community Dinner and Food Swap

June 29th, 2015 at 04:54 am

This dinner and food swap started when I was in London, and this was only my second one. Though it sounds like the whole town came, it's really a small community of friends and friends of friends.
We hosted tonight. The hosts get to pick the theme, and we picked Southern-style BBQ. One couple made pulled pork with peachy sauce, someone else made slaw, and we had potato salad, mac and cheese, and I made deviled eggs, and beans. One friend made two HUGE pies, a peach and a strawberry rhubarb. I made mint juleps, someone else made peach sangria.

We also made food to swap with a bean theme. We have squash and white bean soup, black bean burrito filling, pasta salad with green beans, cannellini and pepper bruschetta, and a warm bean salad. We had a lovely evening with tons of kids running in the yard, lots of talk and laughs. Very fun and not much work. And my daughter had so much fun she's out cold in her room with her clothes still on. Now that feels more like summer.

5 Responses to “Community Dinner and Food Swap”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Sounds lovely Smile

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Sounds wonderful! Glad it felt like summer. Smile

  3. scottish girl Says:

    Sounds nice Smile

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    Sounds like fun! I have a smallish group of friends that started a Facebook foodie group, and we try to have themed potlucks every three months or so. We did a cajun/creole/soul food one in honor of Mardi Gras back in February. I like the idea of also bringing things to swap...

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    What a great idea!

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