After everyone was ready to go, we went back to my grandma's house to have dinner and regroup. She had been planning to make a casserole, and we found the black eyed peas that had already been soaked on the counter. Instead of trying to pull together something with those, my dad ran out and got a veggie pizza and my aunt made a salad. We had the cheesecake bars for dessert, and they were a big hit. I think everyone needed a boost in the blood sugar department.
I brought the black eyed peas home and cooked them, and I'll take them back when we get together today and try making a Texas caviar, which my aunt recommended. I also made a pumpkin banana bread, which is in the oven right now. More on those later, but for now some pictures of the cheesecake: