Backtracking to my Chicago visit, my parents had a brunch for family and a couple of my friends at my house the day after the fun Saturday night. My brother Jon was also in town (he lives in Houston but is moving home to Chicago next month), so my family had a big get-together.
For the food, Jon and I requested the dishes that we love from home but can't get when we are away. We wanted our family recipes!
Below: Spinach cheese casserole. A mix of spinach, melted cheddar cheese, cottage cheese and flour mixed together and baked in the oven. For me and my brothers, it's a favorite.
Going from left to right of the picture: fruit salad, lox platter, tuna salad and an Asian noodle salad that my dad made
When I finally got home, I had new guests waiting for me and new food. We invited my parent's friends Patti and Ken over for dinner (my friend Irene and her fiance Luiz also came over later), and my dad made three different pizzas. He didn't make the crust, but he did everything else himself.
It was a great day!