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Southern Roundup 
Sep. 28, 2011 2:07 pm 
Updated: Oct. 1, 2011 4:01 pm
Well, here it is, my first blog.  What a wonderful one to start off with.  Our Allrecipes Southern Roundup.  Needless to say we had a wonderful time.  Meeting everyone was just like meeting family.  It felt so natural and comfortable.  It started with me leaving Oregon and flying to Atlanta.  Cindy Lepp picked me up and we drove 3 + hours to GDerr's house.    GDerr and Clare are the wonderful hosts.  After we were shown to beautiful bedrooms, Clare served us lunch which consisted of  a yummy salad and GDerr's special seafood gazpacho.

This is Clare's beautiful salad

and GDerr's Seafood Gazpacho

After sitting around for a while chatting and having a couple of cold beers, GDerr took us around the neighborhood. There are some beautiful houses in the area.  All brick.  (Unusual where I live.)  We went to one of the best restaurants in Georgia.  We had the best catfish there, yum.  

Sep. 28, 2011 2:12 pm
jan, if you don't bring jerry next time we are kidnapping you! if ya get a northwest round-up up...claire and i are in!!
Sep. 28, 2011 2:32 pm
I sure do wish I could have joined you! Looks like good fun with good people.
Sep. 28, 2011 2:46 pm
I'm still green with envy I couldn't go! I am so glad you had a good time. I just knew everyone would!!
Sep. 28, 2011 3:08 pm
Good times!!!
Sep. 28, 2011 3:44 pm
We did have a wonderful time. I have more pictures and more things to say just didn't have any more time today. Will try for second installment tomorrow.
Sep. 28, 2011 4:09 pm
I'm like Cathill, completely envious! Maybe next year.
Sep. 28, 2011 4:29 pm
Thanks for the blog, pelicangal! Very nice!
Sep. 28, 2011 4:37 pm
I am also envious ! Kind of patiently waiting to read/ see more ! Glad y'all had a great time !
Sep. 28, 2011 5:56 pm
I am SOOOO jealous. All that fried food is making me hungry. I hope y'all had a wonderful time. Maybe you can do it again while I'm back in the States in a few years :)
Sep. 28, 2011 7:00 pm
Oh if we could all meet?! Just think of the food and the fun :)(:
Sep. 28, 2011 10:39 pm
WOW!!! Too cool!!! Envious is an understatement!
Sep. 29, 2011 3:09 am
Looks like some AMAZING food!! Glad you all had such a wonderful time! Parasailing! How fun!
Sep. 29, 2011 6:13 am
Great pic's...looks like so much fun. Wish we could've made it there also.
Sep. 29, 2011 7:39 am
I am so glad you represented the Pacific Northwest pelicangal. Can't wait to meet all of you:)
Sep. 29, 2011 8:23 am
Chapter 1 of your visit sounds great, Gderr, that is too much food for 1:P
Sep. 29, 2011 11:33 am
Glad you had a great time!
Sep. 29, 2011 11:36 am
Thanks everyone, we did have an amazing time. Hopefully we can all meet one day.
Sep. 29, 2011 11:38 am
Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Wished I could have joined ya.
Sep. 29, 2011 10:11 pm
Fun ain't it? LOL I love meeting such wonderful, friendly folks Too! Glad you had a grand time:)
Sep. 30, 2011 12:23 pm
I am SO gonna make it to the next one, so glad everyone enjoyed the round up!
Oct. 1, 2011 4:01 pm
Good job Pelicagal. And, that Gazpacho looks wonderful. So glad you went to represent the Oregon Girls!
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I am semi retired. My husband and I both retired at the same time and moved to Brookings to be near the ocean and my sil. I couldn't stand the thought of staying home and cleaning house all day so I got a part time job. I now work 3-4 days a week and it keeps me busy.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook all kinds of things. I try out new recipes all the time and I even cook lots of things that I don't personally like, for instance I do not like sweets but I bake cakes, cookies and breads for my friends and neighbors. I am an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador(a voluntary position) and I’m not compensated for my work with Products received from advertiser are only used for experienced-based reviews on - Thoughts from my Kitchen. The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of me, pelicangal aka Jan Elton
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always make beef wellington for Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
Winning the Best in show and the Judges choice ribbons along with 11 other blue ribbons at the 2006 Curry County Fair. They were for canning. My pickle relish won Judges choice and my pineapple marmalade won best in show.
My cooking tragedies
Too numerous to list here in only 1000 characters. But one is when my husband and I were first together, I stayed home from work to cook his favorite meal (spaghetti and meatballs). I had just tried to open a can of tomato sauce when the can exploded and I was covered with it. He came home at just that minute and he about burst an artery from laughing.
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