|July 8, 1945|
Pete (1924-2010) and Orlene Foss (1924-)
The Gen #3 cousins are very competitive with one another, so each they devise some kind of elaborate competition. This year is was home brewed beer. We also collaborated to create a rustic table, and dinner.
Entries and ballots - Serious stuff
Entries titled "Winter Ale," "Santa Baby Ale," "Yorshire Blonde," "Raucous Red Ale," "Saison Tripel," and one other that I don't recall. Each beer description matched the brewers personality exactly.
GG covered her deck with a party tent, planning for a dreary Newport day, but still hoping for sunshine (never came.) We started with unironed linen cloths on the folding tables (rented chairs). Added simple sage colored burlap runners. One of the aunts and cousins filled mason jars with epson salt, little trees, white painted animals, and candles. We called it our beer, burlap and mason Christmas.
|RICE AND GREEN CHILE CASSEROLE|
1 c. sour cream
1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies, drained well
3 c. cooked rice
12 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, cut into strips
1/2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz.)
Mix sour cream and chilies. Layer 1 cup rice, half the sour cream mixture and half the cheese strips in greased 1 1/2 quart casserole. Repeat layers. Cover with remaining rice. Bake uncovered in 325 degree oven until bubbly, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Return to oven until cheese melts. 6 servings.