Monday, June 20, 2011

Carly's appetizers

I forgot to ask my niece Carly, if this was all her idea but I suspect it was.
These were SO GOOD, and look how cute and easy they look:
(although I'm not sure how easy it was with her 4 little helpers.)

She just puts pieces of red onion, olive slice, half cherry tomato, piece of cucumber, and cheese on a toothpick. Then she drizzled them all with balsamic vinaigrette.

My sister Peggy will be back in Visalia in a few short weeks when Carly has her 5th baby.

And while I'm at it, here's pictures of the food that went along with Carly's appetizers.
We were celebrating Nick's homecoming plus Father's Day.
We have the best potlucks!

 Suzanne had chicken, pork, and beef going in 3 crockpots.

Since it was Father's Day, the men in the family got served first, 
for a change.

These family potlucks are never lacking in desserts!

People people everywhere!
The more the merrier, for sure.
 John and Suzanne had just hosted a wedding reception in their backyard the night before, so they kept some tables and flowers up for us.

You can see the aftermath of that wedding reception, to the side.

 I fell in love with this quilt....all done with authentic fabrics from the 1940s and 50s.

Thank you Suzanne and John for sharing your beautiful home with us yesterday!

And Welcome Home Nick!


Sue said...

What a fun gathering for all of you!

(I love a good family potluck.)


cristie said...

wow...what an amazing spread. i feel like making some deviled eggs now. love the blanket and it's colors. i think i'll make these appetizers tonight for book club. thanks jill for the fun photos. xox

grandmapeg said...

What a huge crowd! It's good they have a yard big enough for that. And the food looks delicious as usual! I love that quilt and the thought of it having been made out of authentic fabric from the 40's and 50's makes it extra special.

Scrapally said...

i have got to find a way to join your family! Do you adopt? Looks like a wonderful gathering and oh the food! Thanks for sharing!

Karen Mortensen said...

What a fun day. Wish I could have been there. The Roziers know how to celebrate.

Dad and Susan said...

Great Post! Love, Dad and Susan

Connie said...

I hope you don't mind that I'm visiting today. It looks like a great family gathering. It's wonderful to be able to celebrate a missionary homecoming and Father's Day!
The appetizers look good and colorful too.

Dad and Susan said...

Jill, Our brief prior comment was rushed. Our true feeling was GRATEFULNESS! What a spectacular Father's Day gift for your dad--to be with 6 of his 7 kids!!! I'm sorry I didn't think to request a picture of him with them, but this reminder of the great day is wonderful. It was so fun to see Nick get re-acquainted with everyone. I'm glad I got to share it all with my sister and her husband. Thanks so much. Love, Dad and Susan
P.S. The offending sweater I wore is being returned asap.

Donna said...

What a happy family, no wonder so many people want to be us..

the Rich girl said...

Mm. From the few family get togethers I've been to out in Fresno, I can only imagine how wonderful all of the food must have been.

And Carly's appetizers look so delicious. Too bad Tyler doesn't like tomatoes or cold cheese. But I might have to make them for myself!

Carly said...

The appetizers were the result of pregnancy cravings. So Calvary gets all the credit I guess. I think I ate half of that platter myself- and it so hit the spot!