“Our family is a circle of love and strength. With every birth and every union, the circle grows. Every joy shared adds more love. Every obstacle faced together makes the circle stronger.” ~ Author Unknown
This has been one busy July. We've had a family reunion and a wedding. Not to mention a couple of birthdays. Here are a few pictures from the family reunion and the festivities that went on there.
Next comes two family recipes that were enjoyed by all at the reunion.
from Aunt Ruth
1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
3 cups water
3 Tbsp. sugar
¼ tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. cumin
1 cup cooked rice
Brown ground beef with onions and cook until tender. Add all other ingredients including cooked rice and simmer until thickened; about 20 minutes.
To make taco salad, layer tortilla chips on bottom of shallow bowl or plate. Cover with the Mexican delight meat sauce. Top with chopped lettuce, grated cheese, diced tomatoes, diced avocado and ranch dressing.
Relief Society Punch
20 cups water
2 cups sugar
1 (12 oz.) can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 (12 oz.) can frozen lemonade
2 Tbsp. vanilla or almond extract
2 quarts 7-Up
Heat 2 cups water to boiling. Add sugar to dissolve. Add remaining ingredients adding 7-Up just before serving.
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