After finishing baking cookies, Therese and I headed to Penn Station to take the train out to New Jersey for the potluck with my family. But along the way to the train station, we stopped at the Amish Market to pick up some salami and ham and my favorite dairy free Gouda cheese to make a charcuterie plate for the potluck. That way, just in case most of the dishes at the potluck were laden with dairy, I would still have something to eat. My sister had told me she was making stuffed mushrooms (dairy free!) and bringing vegetables and dip, but we didn’t know what anyone else was bringing.
All turned out great! It just so happened that two of the three kinds of wings my niece Amy’s husband (would he be my nephew-in-law?) made had no butter, so I had some of those. And my second niece Melissa also made a dish with no cheese. My sister’s stuffed mushrooms were also very good. With so many other options, I hardly touched the charcuterie. I ate my fill, and we visited with everyone. The cookies were a big hit as always. That same nephew-in-law had never had them before, and he complimented me profusely on making them. An all-around nice family outing.