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We are having a family gathering Saturday

I have 3 children, 10 grand-kids and a great grandson, we normally get together for holidays and birthdays. As the children have gotten older, they no longer want parties so the family gatherings have dwindled to an unacceptable level.

My oldest granddaughter Jeanna has her birthday in January but at 23 she no longer gets a party. My daughter has been craving my stuffed artichokes and beef cutlets so, this Saturday we are all meeting for lunch at my son Jason's house and we are having our family favorites. I am also making a pot of lentil soup as well as the artichokes. Steve my other son is bringing the mashed potatoes, my daughter Kasey is bringing dessert and we are going to have a gathering of the clan.

Jason will be frying up the beef cutlets. He is actually very good at it and since it is rather time consuming, I am glad he is doing it instead of me.

How many of the grands will actually be available is anyone's guess with jobs and other commitments.

It won't be too long of a gathering since Joshua has a hockey game at 3:30 p.m. That is okay with me though, Jason lives out in the woods and I would rather not be driving home from his house in the dark.

Do you get together with family for these types of gatherings that celebrate nothing but family?

The photo shows our December gathering with Christmas cookie making. I am not sure why it is lying on its side but there you have it.

Image Credit » My own personal photo

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beachchair wrote on January 15, 2015, 10:57 AM

It is always fun to get together with family. Even if it just for a bit. I find with my family some sort of food is always involved!

seren3 wrote on January 15, 2015, 12:11 PM

My family is too far away - but I would if I could!

LilyDay wrote on January 15, 2015, 1:24 PM

It is good that you have this opportunity for a family gathering.

We don't have children, and most of our relatives are elsewhere.

soupdragon wrote on January 15, 2015, 1:52 PM

I like the idea of family getting together and everybody contributing something towards the meal.

zabelle51 wrote on January 15, 2015, 2:59 PM

These are old family favorites taht my kids love. Some of the recipes come from my in-laws originally. :)

zabelle51 wrote on January 15, 2015, 3:00 PM

Yes it is basically a family potluck where we all bring a dish, it takes the work off just one person. :)

zabelle51 wrote on January 15, 2015, 3:01 PM

I'm sorry that your family is far away, I guess I am just lucky that so far my kids have decided to make their homes within 25 miles of us and each other. :)

zabelle51 wrote on January 15, 2015, 3:02 PM

It would work with a group of friends, as a matter of fact, that makes me want to organize one with my friends. :)

j2401 wrote on January 15, 2015, 4:23 PM

Sounds lovely, I dont think we have enough family gatherings.

peachpurple wrote on January 16, 2015, 10:49 AM

oh it is fun to have a gathering together with family. Long time since we had one

zabelle51 wrote on January 16, 2015, 12:34 PM

Every time we get together we say the same thing, we need to do this more often, so we are going to try to do it. :)

zabelle51 wrote on January 16, 2015, 12:36 PM

How wonderful your family sounds. My grand-kids range from 26 to 3 so we still have little ones around and only the one grand but my son may move to Florida so that will change everything. :)

zabelle51 wrote on January 16, 2015, 12:45 PM

I am a very family oriented person and being together with my kids and grand-kids is everything to me. Well that and my very wonderful husband. lol :)