Thursday at Merrilyn’s

The last time we got together was the end of May, that’s WAY too long. Work and vacations were the culprits. Once again, great food and conversation. We each keep making different and delicious treats each time we get together that we thought we should make a cookbook. This time: Fontina Risotto Cakes with Fresh Chives and Lemon Aioli, Prosciutto-wrapped Cantaloupe,OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
and Graham Cracker Cake.
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This was favorite recipe for birthday cakes when Phyl was growing up.
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To be honest, I have kitchen tool envy.
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Golf camp

The First Tee program at Lank Park Golf Course.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Technically, at 3 1/2, Avery was too young but the organizers decided to let him try. And he’s doing great.
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There are three 30-minute stations.
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A visit to ECHO

I am a fabric hoarder. I took a huge step today and purged my decades-old stash of leftover fabric and donated many bags to ECHO-Elder Craftsmen Helping Others. This volunteer group meets every Wednesday morning to sew and craft. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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Barbara Florian recently finished this baby quilt.
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Sad story, happy ending

I was really looking forward to having farm fresh eggs for breakfast. But Justin threw away all the eggs in the refrigerator while I was gone because the dates on the cartons were many months (years?) old. No!!! I get fresh eggs from Phyl and Dave all the time and we reuse the cartons forever. Because of our differing schedules, I couldn’t get more eggs for many days. Finally today, I was able to bring some home. Ahhhh, life is good once again. And thank you Phyl and Dave.
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Sunday Social

Maryellen Burns (far left) was the speaker. She is the author of Lost Restaurants of Sacramento. The winning Throwdown entry was Catherine Green’s Melon Ice Balls which were dipped in raspberry jam and rolled in coconut – yum. Shirley Breckinridge(far right) made melon popsicles – also very good. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA