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    Post #1 - March 22nd, 2018, 10:13 am
    Post #1 - March 22nd, 2018, 10:13 am Post #1 - March 22nd, 2018, 10:13 am
    Hi,

    I guess it is my time to host. I do have a lovely long-haired cat who loves to socialize. I can leave him in my bedroom or let him roam. If you are allergic, you have been warned. I live in Highland Park that is easily accessible by the Metra North Line.

    Kenji's Detroit Pizza will be served with a green salad. One pizza will have meat, likely pepperoni. If no vegetarians are expected, I may make a sausage, too, and/or a mushroom pizza. If Ms. Ingie attends, I will figure out a non-dairy pizza option.

    Long ago on eBay, I bought 'The Cooking Game' designed by Jane Grigson, a noted British cookbook author. The game requires up to six players, so I suggest we may have teams of two to allow everyone to play. It revolves around cooking related questions. I played it so long ago, I vaguely recall the terms were UK-oriented. Some of the fun will be piecing together what the question means.

    When LTHforum was founded, there was a steadfast rule for posters: no politics or religion. What we did not expect there is politics and religion of BBQ, Italian Beef and Pizza, which I am all ears. If you want to discuss real world politics and religion, you can do it elsewhere but not at my table. If you don't read the forum very much, why not read through a few threads so you can play inside baseball, too.

    Everybody reserve for themselves, if anyone wants to join who is not on the forum, they can do the old-fashioned thing: register on LTHforum. Bringing along your Mother is a completely different story, though rarely has anyone brought their Mother.

    I can accommodate 10 people.

    Guests:
    1. Cathy2
    2. Cookie Monster
    3. Razbry
    4. Nr706
    5. Tori's
    6. Moetchandon
    7.
  • Post #2 - March 22nd, 2018, 10:50 am
    Post #2 - March 22nd, 2018, 10:50 am Post #2 - March 22nd, 2018, 10:50 am
    Please add me to the list, hopefully now that I am better and so is the weather there will be no more getting sick. I am going to bring a lemon olive oil cake.
    Cookie Monster
  • Post #3 - March 23rd, 2018, 6:33 am
    Post #3 - March 23rd, 2018, 6:33 am Post #3 - March 23rd, 2018, 6:33 am
    I would love to attend. I'll let you know what I'll bring a bit later. :)
  • Post #4 - March 23rd, 2018, 4:50 pm
    Post #4 - March 23rd, 2018, 4:50 pm Post #4 - March 23rd, 2018, 4:50 pm
    i'm afraid i'll be sitting out yet another dessert exchange as i'm still on a sugar restricted diet. it was ok having everyone to my place for a dessert exchange, even though i didnt taste anything except the filling in ava's donut, but it would be really masochistic if i tried to go elsewhere and just watch...
  • Post #5 - March 24th, 2018, 1:13 am
    Post #5 - March 24th, 2018, 1:13 am Post #5 - March 24th, 2018, 1:13 am
    Moetchandon may or may not make it, but I'll join for the game, and bring something different, if you'll have me.
    Last edited by nr706 on March 24th, 2018, 11:38 am, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #6 - March 24th, 2018, 9:23 am
    Post #6 - March 24th, 2018, 9:23 am Post #6 - March 24th, 2018, 9:23 am
    nr706 wrote:Moetchandon can't make it, but I'll join for the game, and bring something different, if you'll have me.

    Your willingness to experiment is something I look forward to. Clearly we did not scare you off last month.
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #7 - March 24th, 2018, 9:25 am
    Post #7 - March 24th, 2018, 9:25 am Post #7 - March 24th, 2018, 9:25 am
    justjoan wrote:i'm afraid i'll be sitting out yet another dessert exchange as i'm still on a sugar restricted diet. it was ok having everyone to my place for a dessert exchange, even though i didnt taste anything except the filling in ava's donut, but it would be really masochistic if i tried to go elsewhere and just watch...

    I hope you reap benefits from this restricted diet. I am sure you will be back in the swing soon.
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #8 - March 24th, 2018, 6:37 pm
    Post #8 - March 24th, 2018, 6:37 pm Post #8 - March 24th, 2018, 6:37 pm
    Add me to the list Cathy!! Thx
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
    W. Shakespeare
  • Post #9 - March 24th, 2018, 6:52 pm
    Post #9 - March 24th, 2018, 6:52 pm Post #9 - March 24th, 2018, 6:52 pm
    justjoan wrote:i'm afraid i'll be sitting out yet another dessert exchange as i'm still on a sugar restricted diet. it was ok having everyone to my place for a dessert exchange, even though i didnt taste anything except the filling in ava's donut, but it would be really masochistic if i tried to go elsewhere and just watch...


    I feel your pain. It's like going to a buffet the night before a colonoscopy.
    Ms. Ingie
    Life is too short, why skip dessert?
  • Post #10 - March 24th, 2018, 6:55 pm
    Post #10 - March 24th, 2018, 6:55 pm Post #10 - March 24th, 2018, 6:55 pm
    I was considering it, but since you are having pizza I'll have to pass. I can't even be in a room when someone is eating pizza. Just the smell causes a reaction.
    Ms. Ingie
    Life is too short, why skip dessert?
  • Post #11 - March 25th, 2018, 11:14 am
    Post #11 - March 25th, 2018, 11:14 am Post #11 - March 25th, 2018, 11:14 am
    Ms. Ingie wrote:I was considering it, but since you are having pizza I'll have to pass. I can't even be in a room when someone is eating pizza. Just the smell causes a reaction.

    are the foods that bother you still changing? or have you figured out exactly what to avoid?
  • Post #12 - March 25th, 2018, 11:40 am
    Post #12 - March 25th, 2018, 11:40 am Post #12 - March 25th, 2018, 11:40 am
    justjoan wrote:
    Ms. Ingie wrote:I was considering it, but since you are having pizza I'll have to pass. I can't even be in a room when someone is eating pizza. Just the smell causes a reaction.

    are the foods that bother you still changing? or have you figured out exactly what to avoid?


    There have been new triggers in the last three months. Allergy testing came up all negative, so my allergist washed his hands of me and sent me to an ENT. The ENT disagreed with the assessment of the allergist and suggested I get a second opinion. I have been too busy to pursue further, but will investigate other doctors this week.
    Ms. Ingie
    Life is too short, why skip dessert?
  • Post #13 - March 25th, 2018, 2:11 pm
    Post #13 - March 25th, 2018, 2:11 pm Post #13 - March 25th, 2018, 2:11 pm
    I would like to join you as nr706 is coming. Not sure what I will be making yet.
  • Post #14 - March 26th, 2018, 9:12 am
    Post #14 - March 26th, 2018, 9:12 am Post #14 - March 26th, 2018, 9:12 am
    I'm sorry to take my name off the waiting list! I'm meeting my father-in-law after a play for dinner and the timing doesn't work, sadly. :( Tell kitty hello.
    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
    Read "Cooking for One" at Literary Orphans via my author page.

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #15 - March 26th, 2018, 2:09 pm
    Post #15 - March 26th, 2018, 2:09 pm Post #15 - March 26th, 2018, 2:09 pm
    moetchandon wrote:I would like to join you as nr706 is coming. Not sure what I will be making yet.

    You are welcome. :D

    Pie Lady,

    The cat is sad, but hopes someday it will happen.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #16 - April 2nd, 2018, 1:18 pm
    Post #16 - April 2nd, 2018, 1:18 pm Post #16 - April 2nd, 2018, 1:18 pm
    Hi,

    Since I don't have to transport anything anywhere, I am making (Wisconsin) Schaum Torte.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #17 - April 3rd, 2018, 3:33 pm
    Post #17 - April 3rd, 2018, 3:33 pm Post #17 - April 3rd, 2018, 3:33 pm
    I'm making a few versions of Olive Oil Gelato.
  • Post #18 - April 5th, 2018, 8:04 am
    Post #18 - April 5th, 2018, 8:04 am Post #18 - April 5th, 2018, 8:04 am
    I am bringing my favorite dessert from the Kingston Methodist Church dinner (I'm making it).
  • Post #19 - April 5th, 2018, 4:07 pm
    Post #19 - April 5th, 2018, 4:07 pm Post #19 - April 5th, 2018, 4:07 pm
    razbry wrote:I am bringing my favorite dessert from the Kingston Methodist Church dinner (I'm making it).

    I will guess that will involve a pie! Cannot wait!

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #20 - April 11th, 2018, 3:50 pm
    Post #20 - April 11th, 2018, 3:50 pm Post #20 - April 11th, 2018, 3:50 pm
    I'm going to have to drop out of this event. Enjoy Cathy's wonderful pizza and the desserts. :(
  • Post #21 - April 13th, 2018, 8:29 am
    Post #21 - April 13th, 2018, 8:29 am Post #21 - April 13th, 2018, 8:29 am
    Just sent pm to everyone, including moetchandon!
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #22 - April 16th, 2018, 2:11 pm
    Post #22 - April 16th, 2018, 2:11 pm Post #22 - April 16th, 2018, 2:11 pm
    Small group, but fun. C2's Detroit-style pizzas (and other appetizers) were great. The dessert spread:
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    From top left, clockwise: Cookie Monster's Lemon Olive Oil Cake, C2's Schaum (meringue-based) Torte, Toria's Poppy Seed Bundt Cake, Moetchandon's Massive Whoopie Pie, and nr706's Olive Oil Gelatos (Plain, Olive, and Pecan). The role of The Cooking Game was well-appreciated.
  • Post #23 - April 16th, 2018, 3:57 pm
    Post #23 - April 16th, 2018, 3:57 pm Post #23 - April 16th, 2018, 3:57 pm
    Looks lovely. Sorry that I couldn't attend.
    Ms. Ingie
    Life is too short, why skip dessert?
  • Post #24 - April 16th, 2018, 9:04 pm
    Post #24 - April 16th, 2018, 9:04 pm Post #24 - April 16th, 2018, 9:04 pm
    Ms. Ingie wrote:Looks lovely. Sorry that I couldn't attend.

    We did think about you.

    To offer some additional perspective on the Whoopie Pie, it weighed five pounds.

    Fun to have time to chat and eat.

    Thanks to everyone who came.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #25 - April 17th, 2018, 2:14 pm
    Post #25 - April 17th, 2018, 2:14 pm Post #25 - April 17th, 2018, 2:14 pm
    Looks wonderful! Sorry I wasn't able to attend but look forward to the next one!
  • Post #26 - April 30th, 2018, 4:16 pm
    Post #26 - April 30th, 2018, 4:16 pm Post #26 - April 30th, 2018, 4:16 pm
    Any thoughts on the next dessert exchange? Is anyone hosting in May?
  • Post #27 - April 30th, 2018, 4:37 pm
    Post #27 - April 30th, 2018, 4:37 pm Post #27 - April 30th, 2018, 4:37 pm
    LauraS wrote:Any thoughts on the next dessert exchange? Is anyone hosting in May?

    Cookie Monster suggested she would, so you are welcome to nudge her. :)

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #28 - May 14th, 2018, 10:46 am
    Post #28 - May 14th, 2018, 10:46 am Post #28 - May 14th, 2018, 10:46 am
    May?

    June?

    :mrgreen:
    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
    Read "Cooking for One" at Literary Orphans via my author page.

    Late-Nite Eats Database

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