Summer means picnics and barbecues and having fun outdoors! On Sunday we had the Friends of Multnomah Falls volunteer picnic at Talbot State Park in the tiny community called Latourell, across the Historic Columbia River Highway from Latourell Falls. We gathered for social hour at 4 pm and BBQ hotdogs and hamburgers were served at 5 pm along with a plethora of delicious potluck dishes brought by the volunteers and board members. How does my plate look? Hotdog, potato salad and Dayle made "Orange Baked Beans". YUM!!
I initiated a new plan for everyone to bring their own picnic basket, plates, utensils and fabric napkins - it was my idea for us to be "Green" and not use disposable plates and such. Most everyone brought re-usable utensils so I was quite pleased. This was my first picnic as President of FOMF. I've been on the board and been to many picnics so far. Lots of fun.
Carl and Roger - Roger did all the barbecuing and Carl helped.
Dayle made my sister's Orange Baked Bean recipe.. here it is:
ORANGE BAKED BEANS
1 (1 lb 15 oz) can pork and beans or baked beans
1/4 cup catsup
1/2 small can of frozen orange juice (the secret ingredient)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tablesp minced onion
1/2 teasp Worcestershire sauce
Stir all ingredients together in 1 1/2 qt casserole. Top with slices of orange. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 1 hr 15 min. (We bake it longer so it thickens) Double or triple batch if needed.
Here is the front of the house.
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Hugs to you all and I hope you all have *LOTS* of fun in August.. before Summer slips away.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)