Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The next event in January was my oldest sons birthday. The barn has become the favorite spot for family events and this was no different. My Grandaughter Sarah decided that her Daddy should have a party and she did a great job of putting it all together. We had our typical barbeque which is top sirloin or tri tip (I like top sirloin better)cooked over oak, Jocko beans and salsa, corn pie (recipe to follow) salad, etc etc. Toms boss, Andrew came and made his specialty Mango Margaritas. Dessert made by his mama was toms favorite Coconut cream pie and a chocolate one to boot.
Recipe for Corn Pie (This is an old nipomo receipe first introduced by Sandy Knotts of Jockos who also as things go in small towns is also my daughterin laws Grandmother.

1 17oz can creamed corn
1/2 cup milk
1 40z can chilies
1/2 c cornmeal
1/2 t, salt
3 T. Butter
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, 1/2 inch cubes
Mix all ingredients together and put in small casserole Bake at 300o for 1hour 45 minutes.
You might as well double this as you will just want more (use a 9 x 13 pan)
My, How time flies. I'm only a little behind in my posts.
I'ts been a busy winter with a couple of weddings, house projects, and getting the garden ready for spring and summer weddings.
To do a little backtracking, we had a very fun wedding in the barn in late January. Unfortunately, I did not get to take pictures as the grooms aunt mistakenly grabbed my camera. I got a couple of photos that she took that I found when it was returned. I am grateful to get it back and enjoyed her pics!
It was one of those weddings where everything just went well. The bride was happy smiling all evening and just adorable. It turns out she was best friends with my niece Alison which we did not find out until after she had booked us. She made all the centerpieces herself and they were really darling. Wood boxes filled solid with pale peach roses, manzanita branches shooting out the top about 18 inches and little tea lights hanging off them. They had a signature drink called "Blakes Ambertini", served in our mason jars, which put everyone in a party mood immediately.