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It’s June & Rendezvous Platter

June 1, 2011

June is bustin’ out all over
All over the meadow and the hill!
Buds’re bustin’ outa bushes
And the rompin’ river pushes
Ev’ry little wheel that wheels beside the mill!
June is bustin’ out all over
The feelin’ is gettin’ so intense,
That the young Virginia creepers
Hev been huggin’ the bejeepers
Outa all the mornin’ glories on the fence!
Because it’s June…
June, June, June
Just because it’s June, June, June


In 1945 Rodgers & Hammerstein debuted Carousel to great reviews. Though known best for the song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” I am more familiar with the tune “June is Bustin’ Out All Over,” having sung this in the final choir concert conducted by our beloved Tom. The 1956 movie adaptation of Carousel starred Shirley Jones & Gordon MacRae, who replaced Frank Sinatra in the role of Billy Bigelow, for you trivia buffs.

It’s June & things are bustin’ out all over.

Rendezvous Platter

This is a cheat recipe, but that’s okay – I’m busy this week! It has been a favorite of the boys forever. You can actually order this at The Rendezvous in Memphis.


  • 1 – 2 packages Smoked Sausage &/or Polska Kielbasa
  • 1 jar Dill Pickles Spears, drained, spears cut in half
  • 1 large package Cubed Cheese
  • 1 shaker bottle Rendezvous Seasoning
  • 1 box your favorite Crackers


  1. Pre-heat grill.
  2. Place sausage on the grill long enough to heat through & leave grill marks, but not too long or they will be bustin’ out all over.
  3. Remove from grill & slice into 1/2-inch thick rounds.
  4. Arrange on a large platter: sausage in the center, pickles on one end, cheese on the other end.
  5. Sprinkle the entire tray with the Rendezvous Seasoning.
  6. With the crackers in a basket on the side it’s ready to serve. Be sure to have toothpicks available.

By the way, I do not use actual Rendezvous Seasoning – it has MSG in it. As an alternative I use Paul Prudhomme’s Magic Seasoning Blends.

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