Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hey! Is Anyone Out There???

So, welcome to the HoeDown 2k11 blog!
I'm hoping at least SOME of you will be reading along.
My plans are to use this blog to tell you about what we are serving for food, what you can bring, what ACTIVITIES are planned.
Hah! Yes, this year there will be some new things going down.
For starters, I'm not making all the food. Shocker, I know. I'm getting a bunch of BBQ from Squeels on Wheels. You can pretty much count on some pulled pork, chicken, cole slaw, and potato salad. I haven't decided if I'm going to make my macaroni and cheese or not. (I probably will cause I'm crazy like that) And of course, I'll be making a big dessert spread, including another Birthday cake for Malik!
I also know that I'll be making a bunch of these:

Delicious, Tomato Pie. My friend Jen posted the recipe on her blog last Summer and I think Dave and I must have eaten at least 6 of them in one month.
It's made with heirloom tomatoes, home made pesto, using local garlic and basil, locally made mozzarella, all baked inside of a Parmesan cheese biscuit crust.
I tell you, it's the greatest pie on Earth.
I wrote about it on my other blog last year, here's the link. You just have to scroll down to see it. AND, Jen will be coming all the way from Bethlehem, PA for the Hoe Down!! We met online, and have only met in person ONCE, in New York City. But her husband Steve actually came and stayed with us for a weekend not too long ago. So, they should be a super fun addition to our Hoe Down. I'm very excited.
And how apropo that Jen is the FIRST person to follow and comment on this blog??!!
Where the hell are the rest of you?
Anyway, I don't want to ramble on here, so I'll wrap it up.
There is going to be a pie contest, there is also going to be a pie EATING contest!
I'll have more details later.
In the meantime, here are some pics from last year:

I'm still getting used to this Blogger, so no more pics for now. It's kinda crappy compared to my Wordpress blog. I'm sure I'll get used to it though...
Be sure to stop back again soon for more info and start!!


  1. Got back from the Cape, late last night and thought about you on Saturday as we were driving by your old Street. Anyways I was thrilled to find a tube with the mail. I have to see if my husband is going sailing that weekend, not sure if I can make the trek alone with my two kids. I will let you know. We'll be up in the Killington area two weeks prior, can't wait to breathe the Vermont air. Hope to see you, I'll let you know.

  2. Oh, good!! I hope you can make it!! And you should stop by for a cold drink while your up in Killington.

  3. Aw, c'mon, Kelly,get those kids used to the road and come, husband or not!

  4. Really neat invitations (and tasty too!!!!) Can't wait to see the wonderful creations you guys always come up with. See you soon.
    Aunt Janet and Karl