Bear Claws and Berry Wheels and Snyders, Oh My!
Seventeen Snyders is quite a bunch if you’re not well prepared. Our more-or-less annual family reunion was held on the North Coast this week. All four of my siblings and many of their issue (including Brother David’s three charming grandchildren) came to visit. While each of these Snyders is unique, we do have some things in common, one of which—surprise!—is a love of good food. And we were prepared!
The meals included pan fried local Petrale sole with Panzanella; homemade pastrami (thanks again for the recipe, Eric) on excellent sour rye (thanks, David) with a variation on Momma Snyder’s potato salad; Momma Snyder’s braised lamb chops with Papa Snyder’s garlic roasted potatoes; excellent take-out barbecue from a new local joint.
We made bagels together (and David’s six-year-old granddaughter showed her potential as a baker, artfully shaping a Krakowski bagel). And, of course, David and I each provided some other pretty good breads for the whole multi-day festival.
Don’t think that all we did was cook and eat. We also drank. And, with the weather unusually clear and warm, we spent many happy hours exploring the local beaches.
I didn’t get bread or bagel pictures (I think David got some), but I had my camera handy when the breakfast pastries came out Monday morning. I made a double recipe of the cream cheese short dough from ITJB and used it for bear claws and berry wheels (with local Ollalieberry jam).
They were good! Thanks Stan and Norm!
A very sweet time for the Snyder clan.