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Small HH Food Exchange @Badou Senegalese Cuisine, Sun Mar 18
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    Post #1 - February 12th, 2018, 2:58 pm
    Post #1 - February 12th, 2018, 2:58 pm Post #1 - February 12th, 2018, 2:58 pm
    And now for something completely different (apologies to Monty Python), after Burmese and Malaysian food in February, we’ll be trying food from a different continent … Africa.

    Badou Senegalese Cuisine has received many laudatory comments from LTHers.

    As a result, Badou is a certified GNR. Here’s what’s on their GNR certificate:

    Badou Senegalese Cuisine--A meal at Badou Senegalese Cuisine in Rogers Park has the gracious welcome of a relative's home. Empanadas, chicken pasteles, mafe, savory djollof rice, and lamb shanks taste like home cooking. A cornucopia of vegetarian options round out a menu of well-spiced favorites. Don't miss the whole red snapper or other recommendations from Badou himself.

    The GNR Nominating thread

    Whether you choose to exchange or not, join us for a cuisine that's little seen in the area (other than Yassa, on the south side)!

    Badou Senegalese Cuisine
    2055 W Howard St
    Chicago, IL 60645
    (773) 293-6913
    Sun Mar 18, 7 pm

    The basics:
    We’re always interested in fresh (or even stale) 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!

    Sweet Willie

    Cathy2 — chicken mole
    Sweet Willie

    Disclaimer: Badou was moethandon's idea
    Last edited by nr706 on February 13th, 2018, 10:21 am, edited 3 times in total.
  • Post #2 - February 12th, 2018, 4:20 pm
    Post #2 - February 12th, 2018, 4:20 pm Post #2 - February 12th, 2018, 4:20 pm

    I am in for both.

    Presently, I intend to make chicken mole. I may even make the tortillas.

    Thanks for organizing.


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  • Post #3 - February 13th, 2018, 10:16 am
    Post #3 - February 13th, 2018, 10:16 am Post #3 - February 13th, 2018, 10:16 am
    In for both, no idea what I'll make for the exchange at this time.
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.