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3rd Annual Midwest Missouri AR Roundup Invite! 
Jan. 9, 2012 7:53 am 
Updated: Mar. 23, 2012 4:02 pm
You are cordially invited to the middle of the Midwest 3rd annual AR roundup June 8th - 10th, 2012.  Wow!  It is almost hard to believe this will be #3 to be held at my house.  We may not have the shows or glamour of Vegas or the vistas of Colorado but when a group of AR cooks get together the fun is guaranteed no matter where we are! ;)

June 9th will be the big day with BBQ at high noon (I swear I will have it ALL done this time!)  Anyone coming in from out of town, I'll be expecting you the 8th-Magnolia Blossom I can't wait to see you, dear friend,  and anyone you might happen to be bringing!  Anyone who is close enough but would like to stay overnight, breakfast will be served the 10th.  MiBeingMi, we are all hoping you can come and stay this time!  Mangel, did you convince the DH to come?  Soup Loving Nicole, it would be great to see you again and the DH and Max!  Bhawk, the bunk beds have yours and Janice's name on them already!

So anyone that would like to come and join us, email me at cathillcafe@yahoo.com for all the info!  We have had new faces join us each time so if you weren't able to come before here is your chance!!   Each year has been different but the time we have spent together has always been splendid, most excellent and totally awesome!

Can't wait to see you all!


PS- Spouses & families are definitely welcome and most pets.  But you must take the pets back home with you :)(:  Just in case, you can come xraybarb!
The first year!
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Jan. 9, 2012 8:19 am
I have peeps that I have wanted to visit in KS and MO. Perhaps this is the excuse I need. RV parking?
Jan. 9, 2012 8:31 am
Yep, we have 20 acres! No real hookups here but if you need them, Smithville lake has a nice campground and it is only 15 minutes away!
Jan. 9, 2012 9:38 am
I do so wish I could come!
Jan. 9, 2012 10:10 am
I wish you could too!! There are so many AR cooks I'd love to meet!
Jan. 9, 2012 10:29 am
You know I'll be there! I'll have to post my route in case I can pick up any stragglers along the way.
Jan. 9, 2012 10:57 am
I know who you are picking up, she already told me! Can't wait to see you!
Jan. 9, 2012 12:22 pm
I'm a goona try to get there this time, Cat! Maybe my wife wants to see if there really is such a place as Missouri!
Jan. 9, 2012 1:13 pm
Gosh I wish I could come. You all have such great fun. Oh well, I will be there in spirit.
Jan. 9, 2012 2:00 pm
How fun! I would love to come but not sure if it will work out. I am definitely putting it on my calendar though!
Jan. 9, 2012 2:21 pm
I'd so love to make it! I kind of doubt it, but I'm gonna check into it. I've never been to a round-up anywhere yet and I feel left out! Maybe I can talk my hubby into making the drive with me....
Jan. 9, 2012 2:36 pm
Mike, you KNOW anyone here would LOVE to see you!! You got both my email addresses so I can send you all the info of this area!
Jan. 9, 2012 2:37 pm
BigShotsMom, I wish you could come! I know it is just not doable for everyone and that is a shame. We do have such a great time when we meet!
Jan. 9, 2012 2:41 pm
Daisy K, I would be more than happy to email you any info you need. Trust me, we may not need bail money like the Vegas gals but we have as much fun!
Jan. 9, 2012 2:46 pm
Mother Ann, how can I sweeten the pot, so to speak? We have a lovely B and B in our little town and Weston is not far from us so you could hit a winery or two :) Does the DH fish? We have some good fishing here, nothing as exciting as on the coast but very eatable! I looked at the map and it would be more than an 8 hour drive for you but we would love to meet you!
Jan. 9, 2012 4:03 pm
Every get together sounds like so much fun.One of these days I'll surprise you all.Would love to meet all my AR friends for sure.
Jan. 9, 2012 4:07 pm
They are fun! When you see someone you have met at another roundup it is almost like being there yourself. Almost! You've got time and I believe you are just a few hours south of here. You got my email now just in case :)
Jan. 9, 2012 4:53 pm
Oh, again, I would love to come. Darn it last time I had to work. I am really going to try if possible. Hubby will come if there is some fishing, hunting involved. We have a tent. Maybe a campout? Need to find out how long to travel from Southern WI.
Jan. 9, 2012 5:06 pm
ibbz, I think you have about 8 hours. We have fishing & camping here! Email me!
Jan. 9, 2012 6:34 pm
Oh I see my Mags is in - - of course that's IF we get bailed out of Vegas. What happens in Vegas . . . well, you get the point!! lol!! Any left over bail money can go with Mags to the Midwest Round Up. Ya'll are going to have a blast - I wish I could attend them all - but I will be there in spirit - the "Thelma & Louise of Ind./Il. will represent us well . . . . . go for broke Mags & Sparkle - I can wire you some more bail money if needed!!!!
Jan. 9, 2012 7:25 pm
Hi Cat, I have it in my calendar and as long as it does not conflict with my clients schedules I plan on attending. Scott Live, Love, Laugh.
Jan. 9, 2012 7:44 pm
luv2cook, we don't have any of those fancy nekkid shows or a cement pond but we do have BBQ in the garden! Just make sure to send MB back to IL in one piece. I do wish you could come but Viva Las Vegas!
Jan. 9, 2012 7:45 pm
Scott, that would be great if you could come. Have a fantastic time in Denver at your Roundup!
Jan. 9, 2012 7:52 pm
Sounds like we've got a party going already! Gotta drag Lady Sparkle along so everyone can see those Sparkle Britches in person. We'll toast you luv2cook with a bowl of raw cookie dough.
Jan. 10, 2012 5:06 am
And the party is only a few months away :)
Jan. 10, 2012 8:03 am
Oh, MAN! I wish I could come! I know it is going to be such a good time! I will be there in spirit tho!
Jan. 10, 2012 8:33 am
One of these days you will have to make a roundup!! You just have to!
Jan. 10, 2012 10:44 am
I'll have to see...since Missouri border is only 45 minutes from me....so its probably drivable! I'd love to come!
Jan. 10, 2012 1:19 pm
You are kidding? Only 45 minutes?! That would be so cool to meet you and I know the other ladies and possible Gents would love to have you here too! Email me! Or FB :)
Jan. 10, 2012 8:02 pm
Hey Cindy, hope to see you there!
Jan. 11, 2012 3:32 pm
I'm Free, I'm Free. Count me in this year, I'm so excited!
Jan. 11, 2012 5:24 pm
OooooHHH Cooool!!! You were supposed to come to the first one and work got in the way! 3's a charm right? :)(:
Jan. 11, 2012 8:00 pm
Woohoo! Another Illinois peep!
Jan. 11, 2012 9:04 pm
I will be there with Bells on! Well, not really... but I will be there! Can't wait to see Magnolia Blossom and Sparkle Britches again!
Jan. 11, 2012 10:07 pm
Not a birthday party this year? I so wish I could!
Jan. 12, 2012 1:15 am
Yes, work did get in the way last time. This time I will need to be back home for Sunday afternoon as it will be work that night. But it still gives me plenty of time for fun!
Jan. 12, 2012 4:53 am
Candice, I woke up thinking about you and wondering if you could come. Yeah!!!!!
Jan. 12, 2012 4:55 am
Barb, I wish you could come too!! Or I could make it that direction but its just not going to happen this year. One birthday bash is enough especially since mine is in the HIGH heat of summer. I'm hoping the gardens will be fresh with Spring growth and the weather mild to my cooks don't melt :)(:
Jan. 12, 2012 4:56 am
That should be it's and so. I need more coffee!
Jan. 12, 2012 4:59 am
apple.strudel, I will send you all the info so you can make your plans. And didn't you want to do something in your part of the Midwest also this year? I remember a mention about something that was going on in your area and thinking it would be fun to attend. Not a winery tour but something else like that. Must be the 50 mile an hour chill winds blowing my memory away this morning :)(:
Jan. 12, 2012 7:15 am
I really doubt we will be able to make it. We are taking a vacation the end of April and that will probably be it for us for a while. I haven't taken one since our honeymoon in '10. This one will be by the ocean and free rooms. I can't pass it up. I am sure you all will have a blast! I have heard you are the hostess with the mostest! :) Enjoy!
Jan. 12, 2012 1:51 pm
That's too bad, Shanon. I know you would have had fun here! But have fun at the ocean!
Jan. 12, 2012 10:09 pm
Me, too! Me, too!!!! And, btw, you are welcome to drink my coffee, too!
Jan. 12, 2012 10:11 pm
Just wondering where you are in relation to Jeff City? (My grandparents moved to CA from there in 1936.)
Jan. 13, 2012 5:10 am
Good morning Barb, my know it all DH is still asleep but according to my calculations, which easily could be wrong, it appears Jef City is 3 & a 1/2 hour drive from here. Jef City is roughly in the middle of MO while we are over on the upper West side of the state. And an extremely cold part at that today. Missouri has to have the most wicked weather sense of humor of any state. 3 days ago I was in shirt sleeves working in the garden, today polar gear!
Jan. 15, 2012 7:45 am
I'm in Ft Smith, AR - not too far from ya'all. If I can convince hubby, I'd LOVE to come! If you've room for us on your property and it wouldn't be an inconvenience, we've a travel trailer we could bring. Our Great Dane, Baby, is always up for a road trip and she's great with kids :)
Jan. 15, 2012 7:46 am
! Oh - just saw there's a lake with RV parking not to far from you ! That would be fine as well
Jan. 15, 2012 11:27 am
I cannot make any guarantees just quite yet due to work but I will let you know for sure closer to time. Litegal1 you are only about an hour from me here in West Fork. I didn't realize we were that close.
Jan. 15, 2012 2:23 pm
Sorry for the late response been out in the gale force winds building a structure with DH. I don't recommend this at all but it had to be done :) Part of the surprise this summer :) *Litegal, I hope you sent me an email so I can send some info back your way! Yes, we have room and yes there is a very nice lake close by and yes fur children are welcome but Bane is still a puppy and I do have cats. We can manage though I'm sure!!
Jan. 15, 2012 2:25 pm
Nicole, you know everyone would love to see you and the DH. I understand if it doesn't work out. Life is like that! Still if you can manage it would so be a blast!!!
Jan. 15, 2012 7:24 pm
I was born in independence and raised in liberty (sounds so patriotic, huh?!) but my ears were buzzing when I saw "Smithville Lake." I live out west now, but what I wouldn't give to come visit you all in June! Eat a piece of Platte County Pie for me! Maybe I'll send my sister down the road in my place ... :)
Jan. 16, 2012 5:44 am
crabapplefarm, if you haven't been home for a while Liberty has grown! My mom lived south of Liberty and used to say, "if I don't get out at least once every 2 weeks something will have changed." It's too bad your travels don't bring you this way in June!
Jan. 17, 2012 4:29 pm
I'm crossing my fingers I can be there in April; my sister is a Mormon and wants me to come see their new temple out by Barry Road when the public can go through -- I'm hoping my husband can get off work. I'll be dreaming of your BBQ in June, though!
Jan. 18, 2012 6:25 am
crabapplefarm, I hope you get to come in April and I hope the weather is nice for your visit with your sister!
Jan. 19, 2012 12:44 pm
OMG! I am soooooo excited! This is gonna be great. Can't wait to meet the new and see the "old" again. I'm coming and I'm bringing the "crack" with me! I've got a couple variations on the original I want to share;) The DH is warming up to the idea since I showed him pics of the gardens and told him about the classic vehicles in the garage, lol. I can't wait for June AND it's on my 22nd wedding anniversary!
Jan. 21, 2012 8:11 am
(bounces up and down) just sent email !!!! So excited !!!!
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I live in the middle of the U.S. in a farming communtiy. Gardening, reading and cooking are the things you'll mostly find me doing. I also enjoy horseback riding & my many pets. A husband & teen, I have 1 of each.
My favorite things to cook
Bread & BBQ are 2 of my favorite things to cook. I do enjoy a food challenge. Last year it was curing my own brisket for Corned beef & pastrami & porkloin for Canadian bacon. This year sausages & scratch cakes.
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Bread and brittle. I learned to bake bread with my Mom. It was her favorite thing to make. My Aunt made the best peanut brittle ever. She'd stopped making it in the later years but when I told her how much I enjoyed her brittle, she opened the vault ,gave me the recipe & handed over the brittle torch to me.
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Anything that turns out the way I wanted it to or exceeds my expectations! Like my homemade bratwurst.
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Let's not go there! I prefer not to think about my kitchen disasters besides my child can gleefully recount all of them.
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