I was requested to cook Julia's favorite meal....Roast Beef, rice and gravy and Joshua's yeast rolls. I added a family favorite of Broccoli covered with white sauce and cheese. I had a ball in my kitchen cooking a 10 lb. sirloin tip roast as per "Emeril" and it came out excellent if I must say so myself! Nana (the other grandma brought fresh fruit salad, cajun rice dressing and 2 KING CAKES....yes, it's that time. Alicia had of course brought the Birthday Cake decorated in "rock star" motif and Julia dressed like Hannah Montana. It was a fun day, complete with Miley Cyrus music!
Julia James (9 years old)
Here's the progression of the food...
this is a 12Qt. roaster and the 10 lb. roast and a 12 lb. turkey fits perfectly
While that was baking I started on the white sauce for my broccoli casserole:
poured over steamed broccoli and topped with more grated cheese
and of course the "Joshua" rolls.....rising to to be baked
Josh loves bread and rolls and especially these yeast rolls...so we call them "Joshua" rolls
Another cousin, Jacob, has his back to the camera helping with opening the presents!
The youngest at the party...twins Jessica and Katie had a good time too!