a chance for members to appreciate the family as a
unit, gives children a sense of belonging to an extended
group, and renews family bonds through retelling
stories and adventures, passing down advice and
experiences, sharing food and just enjoying kinship.
The simplest reunion is a casual outdoor potluck
in a family member’s backyard or a nearby park.
Red-and-white gingham tablecloths covering picnic
tables, topped with milk pitchers full of old-fashioned
flowers, are the most undemanding decorations.
Memorial Day is the occasion already set aside to
remember those who have been lost to wars. What
better time to gather the extended family and honor
the past, embrace the present and welcome the future?
Kirkland Signature/Carando Spiral-Sliced
Ham with Honey Sweet Potato Salsa page 170
Costco Deli Party Trays page 170
General Mills Apple-Ricotta Brunch Biscuits
and Cheese-Garlic Biscuits page 171
ConAgra Foods Salad Trio:
Turkey Antipasto Salad, Garden Tuna
and Pasta Salad and Picnic German
Potato Salad page 172-173
Jane Klein-Shucklin’s Hot Italian Sausage
and Pepper Sandwiches page 173
Jody Wilson’s Almond Joy Cake page 174
Bee Sweet Citrus Orange Cheesecake page 174
Family Tree Cookbook