Holidays at our place can be interesting times.

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Holidays at our place can be interesting times.

Christie is firmly entrenched in American traditions - I fit in Australian observances where I can.

With family spread all over, and being of mature age, we are mostly by ourselves for holidays. Never fear, we observe, party or celebrate in our own twosome way.

Cooking is a big feature, each offering comments or advice on the other's efforts (asked for or not, mostly gratuitous).

Today is a bit different. We have an afternoon invitation to a gathering to observe Memorial Day with a client's extended family. Mostly we decline invitations to private houses because of access problems for my chair, or I send CL by herself. Today's invitation came with these things already considered and planned for.

In our effort to add to the food side of things, CL and I went into prolonged discussions of what to take with us ~ we each have widely differing tastes and styles. After  "consultation" and manufacture, our offering could best be described as canapes(?).  The flour tortillas are recognizeable, the filling partially so (mozzarellla, chedar and provolone, sour cream, spices - cilanto, chili, oregano - along with chopped onion, salsa, and garlic, spread, rolled and cut into fingerfood size - the garnish being fresh mint leaves as overlays).

If anyone happens to ask for the recipe, I shall deny all knowledge.

Have a great Memorial Day


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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sometimes there are invitations you can politely turn down and sometimes you just have to go. You must have made a big impression on your clients for them to invite you to spnd time with them and having accounted for your needs. That invitation came as a result of your superior level of service.

And, by the way, thanks for the receipe. Enjoy the day!

May 30, 2011 09:06 AM #1
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Larry,  Your recipe sounds good to me.  Where is a photo though?  I hope that you are having a great day.

May 30, 2011 10:30 AM #2
Liz Flint
Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty - Houston, TX
Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066

Hi Larry, when I was reading the recipe I was getting hungry.  I can almost smell the fresh corn tortillas.  Hope you had fun.

May 30, 2011 10:34 AM #3
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Larry, that sounds DELICIOUS!!!!  I love different tortilla rolls and am bookmarking this one.  I hope you enjoy the party.

May 30, 2011 11:27 AM #4
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

All - I have had three goes at getting individual comments to you all but they have diappeared into the ether along with photos and video. It was a great day, with great people. Smoked barbeque was spectacular (my first experience at such cooking). Sunshine, rain and severe hail and we has a reprise of sunshine. Try below for a gem from the afternoon

May 30, 2011 04:37 PM #5
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

All - the Canapes(?)  (International Version) were a success, in amongst so much wonderful food. Just when I thought I could hold no more, along came oodles of Vietnamese Spring Rolls with wonderful plum sauce.

May 30, 2011 04:47 PM #6
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Larry - WOW - a food fest and everything sounds quite tasty!  Cooking is like anything else, you have to do it on a regular basis to be good.  I used too cook and enjoyed it but I passed that torch to my daughters several years ago.  Who knows, I may surprise them by bring some thing new to the next family gathering - I am bookmarking this one.  Best wishes for an awesome week!

May 31, 2011 12:01 AM #7
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


canapes(?) - that sounds absolutely DELICIOUS! I have to be one of the pickiest eaters in the world and what you described is something I'd try. I don't eat meat, fish, eggs, oatmeal, milk, fried foods or other stuff... I know, I'm boring but I survive!


May 31, 2011 02:40 AM #8
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Barbara - my mother taught me to cook in case I found a wife who couldn't (she started her campaign when I was six years old). Other have said all my recipes started "Burn one onion...", Nevertheless I get by. Looks like being a great week with warm weather and gentle breezes.

Patricia - I tend to eat anything (result of boarding school and military). After I read some of your exclusions, I had this picture of you surviving on peanuts. You might try adding Goji Berry (Chinese Wolfberry) as a snack if you have not tried it. Maybe your eyesight is well tweaked by your diet to allow the great pictures you produce.

May 31, 2011 06:09 AM #9
Judi Boad

Hi Larry~

Glad your Memorial Day Celebration was fun! Anything South of the border is always a dandy choice for me! Especially with Cilantro and Mint! In fact, I like to think I make the best Tabouli around with those two key ingredients!

May 31, 2011 10:17 AM #10
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