Townsend, Tennessee Casita Rally





Back in April we had a Casita rally to go to in Townsend, Tennessee, we stay at a gorgeous KOA campground "Townsend - Great Smokies". It was in a great location, not to far from Cades Cove, The Tail of the Dragon, The Great Smoky Mountain National Park & so many other great must see sights.  Great folks there. The shots are from the pot luck dinner we did have ...all sorts of yummy-ies were there. The folks were super creative a veggie pepper train and the pies have little Casitas ...if you can get in there and see them, a bit small ... hope they show up there??! If you have ever been to a pot luck what have you taken to share? Would love some advice as to what you bring? You always wanna bring something that folks will enjoy and will eat, ya know??! I took homemade cookies, & I was for sure that folks would love them, but you know they didn't? Funny thing is, I have taken them to other events and folks eat them up like they are made of something extra special??! So I didn't know what to think!??!?We had lots of leftovers, kind of heart my feelings. Oh well ... life goes on. Thank you for stopping by. Be Well & Be Blessed!!! Beth ( ;

Comments

eileeninmd said…
Hello, the pies look yummy. I see the little casita's. Sounds like a fun event. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!
What beautiful and yummy-looking food! I just love the creativity. Bet you had a great time.
Ruth Hiebert said…
Oh that food looks so attractive. We have a monthly potluck at my church and I usually bring either a salad, nothing super fancy, or some easy to make dessert.Usually I go home with an empty container and that is how I like it.
George said…
Townsend is our favorite way to get to Smokies. I'll bet your cookies were delicious -- I know I would have definitely had one (or more) if I were there!
Missy George said…
Pie looks yummy as do the veggies...Looks like a fun event!! Have a good week..
William Kendall said…
Those pies look tasty!
Rose said…
Sometimes it just depends on the people. For instance, my daughter used to would not touch the dish where you cut up tomatoes, onions, cauliflower, cucumber, bell pepper, etc and cover with Italian dressing....but I have taken it to a baby shower and also fixed it for wedding shower and it was every bite eaten. However, when we have our family picnic, only me, my brother and his wife like it!

The one thing I take that is always eaten no matter where I take it is the 'pudding cake.' First layer in a 9 x 13 pan...soften 1 1/2 stick of butter. (it works best if left setting out to soften, and not softened in microwave.) Add 1 1/2 cups flour and mix. Spread on the bottom of the 9 x 13 pan and bake in 350ยบ oven. Let it cool completely....and in the meantime, have 12 oz of creme cheese setting out getting soft. If I am going to make it of the evening, I will try to think and set everything out in the morn, and bake the bottom layer as soon as I can.

The next layer is 12 ounces of creme cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, and 6-8 ounces of cool whip.m(Cool whip needs to have been in fridge, not freezer for a few hours) Mix until well blended. Spread on the bottom layer.

Next take 3 boxes of INSTANT pudding...our favorites are lemon or chocolate....Roger like butterscotch but I don't. Anyway, mix with 4 cups milk...I mix for 2 minutes. Pour and spread this on the creme cheese layer. Spread out evenly. I always put cover on and let set in fridge for a while, and then I take cool whip and use it as if frosting on a cake. I have never had anyone that didn't like it. I seldom bring home more than a piece or two and sometimes not that.

My daughers are 35-37 and it has been their birthday cake since they were young....