Monday, July 16, 2012

Midwest Pitch-in Recipes

     Last Saturday night I was blessed to be the guest of honor at a pitch-in to celebrate my recent "retirement" from the public school system.  I feel much too young and energetic to think that I am retired!  I prefer, as one of my good friends suggested, to think of it as "refocus". I know that after a brief breather, I will be at it again - perhaps at a private school or maybe working at something that will involve my love of cooking!  Although I had enough years in to retire, and it seemed I had done as much good as I could in my current position, I want the next step to be something where I can help others in some way.  At any rate, my bridge group friends and other special buddies are fabulous cooks.  Some of them wrote their recipes down for me and I took several pictures so I could share.  Enjoy!

Deb's Decadent Cheesy Potatoes - guess the secret!

Jean's Bean Salad - my girl's favorite

Marilyn's Sesame Seed Salad

Penny's Bowtie Salad ( Roy's mom on right)

Mary's Fruit Salad (Jan on left, Ann on right)

Jan's Lemon Bars (I'm on the right)


  1. Love this refocusing party idea and adding it to your very, very creative. I love it!!! And if you haven't refocused a year from now Julie, that's ok!!

    1. Thanks Terri! I have to confess that I haven't felt very focused lately! Maybe it's the heat! ha!