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    Post #1 - November 20th, 2017, 12:12 am
    Post #1 - November 20th, 2017, 12:12 am Post #1 - November 20th, 2017, 12:12 am
    https://doodle.com/poll/v6ke5vvcn23a6tpi
    It's my turn to organize. I'm still figuring out a place, but what date(s) work best for you?
    We're always interested in fresh blood. Even if you can't exchange, please join us for dinner and conversation!

    What is the Small Household Food Exchange, you may ask.

    Most importantly, it’s a gathering of like-minded folks at an interesting restaurant for a meal, taking advantage of the ordering power of a good number of people to share and sample a good number of menu items.

    The Small Household Food Exchange started so that those of us in 1-2 person households who love to cook aren't stuck eating that big pot of chili for a whole week. Instead, we make 4-10 servings of one dish, and bring home 4-10 different dishes. Exchanging participants bring one pre-portioned serving of their food for every exchanger who has RSVP’d to come that month. The priority will be for entrees, meats, soups, salad, stews, pastas, grains, etc. (Check the Events Board, there’s a separate Dessert Exchange.)

    The fine print
    Number in the group: We will cap attendance at each gathering at 12, and food exchange participants at 10, so that participants are never making more than 10 servings of anything. Couples can be counted as one serving, or two — if you come as a couple, please specify whether you're bringing one or two dishes to exchange.

    There will be no restrictions on the food – we’re an omnivorous bunch. IF ANYONE HAS ANY ALLERGIES, PLEASE LET THE GROUP KNOW.

    The containers/delivery system: Everyone in the group should use the GLADWARE 3 1/8 CUP PLASTIC CONTAINERS (7” x 7” square container with a blue lid). You’ll portion your food into those containers to bring and hand out at the gathering. You can freeze them or not depending on your schedule and when you make your food. If you use something else to deliver your food that month (Ziploc bags, plastic wrap, etc.) you should also return the empty containers from the last round so that everyone always has a stash of these containers for the exchange, and no one has to run out and buy more. Ideally, everyone will find a way to label their containers, describing the contents, so we don’t end up staring into our freezers at a field of blue-lidded containers and wondering what’s in each one (not that there’s anything wrong with the occasional surprise …).

    Please RSVP your attendance by responding in this thread one week before the monthly gathering. If you're exchanging, please post what you're bringing at least three days before the gathering.

    The organizer will monitor the thread to see what people are bringing. The organizer will also make reservations for the group at the restaurant where we will be gathering.

    Hope to see you there!

    DINNER
    Pie Lady
    nr706
    Cathy2
    lougord99 +1
    zaatar
    zaatar's guest
    moetchandon

    EXCHANGE: bring 3 servings
    nr706 - some sort of a stuffed pork tenderloin
    Cathy2
    zaatar - kubbeh soup an Indian dish with pakoras in a buttermilk sauce
    zaatar's guest
    Last edited by Pie Lady on January 9th, 2018, 11:38 am, edited 11 times in total.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

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  • Post #2 - November 20th, 2017, 2:17 am
    Post #2 - November 20th, 2017, 2:17 am Post #2 - November 20th, 2017, 2:17 am
    TBA is one of my favorite places!
  • Post #3 - November 20th, 2017, 9:05 pm
    Post #3 - November 20th, 2017, 9:05 pm Post #3 - November 20th, 2017, 9:05 pm
    nr706 wrote:TBA is one of my favorite places!

    :lol: I'll try to get us a table.

    But other than that elusive spot, I got nothin'. The first thing that came to mind was Garifuna Flava; never been there, heard it's great, but the location...too far?

    I'll keep thinking but I'm open to suggestions. Someplace we haven't done before, preferably.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #4 - November 21st, 2017, 10:50 am
    Post #4 - November 21st, 2017, 10:50 am Post #4 - November 21st, 2017, 10:50 am
    Okay guys, the only dates that work for the three that answered the Doodle were 1/9, 1/23, and 1/30. Since we like to do middle-ish, I went with 1/9. If things change, we have two more dates to play with.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #5 - November 21st, 2017, 11:18 am
    Post #5 - November 21st, 2017, 11:18 am Post #5 - November 21st, 2017, 11:18 am
    Hi,

    When you get all the details ironed out, please let me know (or just edit your subject line) and I'll place a reminder on the side bar.

    Thanks,

    =R=
    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain

    Another beer before happy hour to put me in the mood for drinkin', uh huh huh, oh, forget thinkin' --Beaver Nelson

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  • Post #6 - November 21st, 2017, 11:25 am
    Post #6 - November 21st, 2017, 11:25 am Post #6 - November 21st, 2017, 11:25 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:When you get all the details ironed out, please let me know (or just edit your subject line) and I'll place a reminder on the side bar.


    Thanks! Will do.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #7 - November 21st, 2017, 2:18 pm
    Post #7 - November 21st, 2017, 2:18 pm Post #7 - November 21st, 2017, 2:18 pm
    Okay! got it. Garifuna closes at 8pm on Tuesday so we're going to:
    Chiya Chai (Nepalese) @ 2770 N Milwaukee Ave.

    nr706: there are some neato drinks on this menu.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #8 - November 21st, 2017, 5:02 pm
    Post #8 - November 21st, 2017, 5:02 pm Post #8 - November 21st, 2017, 5:02 pm
    Sounds great! In for dinner & exchange, as usual.
  • Post #9 - November 22nd, 2017, 1:43 am
    Post #9 - November 22nd, 2017, 1:43 am Post #9 - November 22nd, 2017, 1:43 am
    Hi,

    I will be there for dinner and exchange.

    I have been to Garifuna Flava on 63rd St. several times. I think it makes for a better Sunday-meeting destination.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #10 - November 22nd, 2017, 11:23 am
    Post #10 - November 22nd, 2017, 11:23 am Post #10 - November 22nd, 2017, 11:23 am
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    I will be there for dinner and exchange.

    I have been to Garifuna Flava on 63rd St. several times. I think it makes for a better Sunday-meeting destination.

    Regards,
    Cathy2


    I'm up for another Sunday at some point.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #11 - November 22nd, 2017, 5:45 pm
    Post #11 - November 22nd, 2017, 5:45 pm Post #11 - November 22nd, 2017, 5:45 pm
    Jennie and I will be there for dinner only - no exchange.
  • Post #12 - November 22nd, 2017, 7:05 pm
    Post #12 - November 22nd, 2017, 7:05 pm Post #12 - November 22nd, 2017, 7:05 pm
    lougord99 wrote:Jennie and I will be there for dinner only - no exchange.

    Sweet! I'll put you down.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #13 - December 17th, 2017, 9:05 am
    Post #13 - December 17th, 2017, 9:05 am Post #13 - December 17th, 2017, 9:05 am
    I'm new to the forum, but I'd like to RSVP for 2 people for dinner and the exchange (we'll both bring a dish) if you're up for some newbies. :)
  • Post #14 - December 17th, 2017, 11:06 pm
    Post #14 - December 17th, 2017, 11:06 pm Post #14 - December 17th, 2017, 11:06 pm
    zaatar wrote:I'm new to the forum, but I'd like to RSVP for 2 people for dinner and the exchange (we'll both bring a dish) if you're up for some newbies. :)


    We're always up for newbies!
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #15 - January 5th, 2018, 4:25 pm
    Post #15 - January 5th, 2018, 4:25 pm Post #15 - January 5th, 2018, 4:25 pm
    I'll be making some sort of a stuffed pork tenderloin.
  • Post #16 - January 6th, 2018, 2:59 pm
    Post #16 - January 6th, 2018, 2:59 pm Post #16 - January 6th, 2018, 2:59 pm
    We will be bringing a kubbeh soup an Indian dish with pakoras in a buttermilk sauce.
  • Post #17 - January 6th, 2018, 3:37 pm
    Post #17 - January 6th, 2018, 3:37 pm Post #17 - January 6th, 2018, 3:37 pm
    zaatar wrote:We will be bringing a kubbeh soup an Indian dish with pakoras in a buttermilk sauce.


    Ooooo that sounds luscious.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #18 - January 8th, 2018, 11:01 pm
    Post #18 - January 8th, 2018, 11:01 pm Post #18 - January 8th, 2018, 11:01 pm
    This will teach me to throw together a new recipe at the last minute. My entry was a minor disaster and it's 10pm, so I'm going for dinner only. Sorry all.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #19 - January 8th, 2018, 11:04 pm
    Post #19 - January 8th, 2018, 11:04 pm Post #19 - January 8th, 2018, 11:04 pm
    Those cooking: bring 3 servings. See you then!
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #20 - January 8th, 2018, 11:23 pm
    Post #20 - January 8th, 2018, 11:23 pm Post #20 - January 8th, 2018, 11:23 pm
    Pie Lady, why not bring a sample of your disaster. It might not be as bad as you think.

    I am bringing Bobbie's Chicken from The Silver Palate cookbook. Chicken smothered in onions.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #21 - January 9th, 2018, 12:00 am
    Post #21 - January 9th, 2018, 12:00 am Post #21 - January 9th, 2018, 12:00 am
    Pie Lady wrote:This will teach me to throw together a new recipe at the last minute. My entry was a minor disaster and it's 10pm, so I'm going for dinner only. Sorry all.

    Considering a few disasters-in-retrospect that I've brought, I agree ... bring it. Let us judge the "minor disaster."
  • Post #22 - January 9th, 2018, 10:59 am
    Post #22 - January 9th, 2018, 10:59 am Post #22 - January 9th, 2018, 10:59 am
    If it's not too late, moetchandon will join us for dinner only.
  • Post #23 - January 9th, 2018, 11:37 am
    Post #23 - January 9th, 2018, 11:37 am Post #23 - January 9th, 2018, 11:37 am
    It was a disaster in that I think the chicken has gone past its prime. So far we're still alive but in case it wasn't some weird mistake on my part, I don't want to ensicken anyone. And yes, that's a word.

    I will add Moetchandon!

    Yay! More ordering power.

    Who's joining me for lip-numbing cocktails? (I'll put these on a separate check.)
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #24 - January 9th, 2018, 12:19 pm
    Post #24 - January 9th, 2018, 12:19 pm Post #24 - January 9th, 2018, 12:19 pm
    C'mon ... bring it! If the chicken was past its prime, cooking it to 160° or so will kill off any nasty little buggers. I'm willing to accept the challenge of being ensickened.
  • Post #25 - January 9th, 2018, 5:00 pm
    Post #25 - January 9th, 2018, 5:00 pm Post #25 - January 9th, 2018, 5:00 pm
    Just to confirm - it's 3 servings, not 4 - correct?
  • Post #26 - January 9th, 2018, 5:22 pm
    Post #26 - January 9th, 2018, 5:22 pm Post #26 - January 9th, 2018, 5:22 pm
    Yes. There are 4 people participating in the exchange, so each person needs to bring something for the other 3 people.
  • Post #27 - January 9th, 2018, 11:09 pm
    Post #27 - January 9th, 2018, 11:09 pm Post #27 - January 9th, 2018, 11:09 pm
    Hi,

    If people could send me a few dates that work in February, then I will set up the doodle.

    Super evening!

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #28 - January 10th, 2018, 9:51 am
    Post #28 - January 10th, 2018, 9:51 am Post #28 - January 10th, 2018, 9:51 am
    Would anyone consider exchanging at soup and bread on February 21? I can give you soup to go! :)
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  • Post #29 - January 10th, 2018, 10:55 am
    Post #29 - January 10th, 2018, 10:55 am Post #29 - January 10th, 2018, 10:55 am
    I like soup.

    Looks like I'm open in February.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #30 - January 10th, 2018, 10:56 am
    Post #30 - January 10th, 2018, 10:56 am Post #30 - January 10th, 2018, 10:56 am
    Thanks for coming, all! That was a delicious place. I hope the newbs return for a future exchange.

    Thanks extra to Cathy & nr706 for the ride home and the surprise meal; both much appreciated. :)
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database

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