With so much food to prepare, I was thrilled to have my two cousins opt for a little "HandMeDown" session. They came out on Saturday to learn the finer art of Greek food. I think they did a phenomenal job!!
The "To Do" menu consisted of Pasticio, Dolmathes, Spanikopita, Baklava, Galektaboureko, Greek Chicken, Avagolemona, Capama and Tiropita. Got all that?
|He called it a Greek Burrito|
|Aunt Kathy, Uncle Bill and Ellie|
Or as I like to say, Aunt Bill and Uncle Kathy
Makers of the most divine Strawberry Pretzel dessert!
|Chelsea and Tim|
Baby on Board!
|Roger and Uncle Ted|
|Uncle Bobby and Aunt Sandy|
|Ashley and our newest member, Branson.|
|Thanks Dad and Connie! I'd be cooked without you!|
|Thanks again T and Mar! I really loved spending time with you's!|
Well, the gathering started around 1pm. At about 3:30 pm, a friend down the road showed up. I didn't hear the particulars when she got out of the car, but the frantic conversation when she got to me went something like this:
S: "The police are going around our neighborhood first and headed this way. You all have to leave!"
APG: "Why?" (I mean, I know we can be a surly bunch, but really????)
S: "The chemical plant is on fire and they are evacuating a 1.8 mile radius! They said we all have to leave!"
Umm, yes. We live 1.1 miles from the plant. Imagine that. And she has her dog in the car.
Sooooo...we packed up the food and away everyone went! Just like that! By 4pm everything was cleared up, shut down and family -gone.
With the exception of us of course. We stood our ground. For hours. No one showed up. They closed the highway, our street, sirens blared. But no one came. People further away were evacuated. Not us. Police cars sped by many times. Was it a sick joke maybe? Nope, it was real.
Maybe they knew we would never abandon our chickens?
So yes, everyone did indeed Eat and "RUN!!!!"
Aunt Mar, being the sly doggie she is asked,
"Hey, who was that lady that told us we all had to leave and can I hire her to come to my next party?"