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  • Post #121 - September 22nd, 2018, 4:55 pm
    Post #121 - September 22nd, 2018, 4:55 pm Post #121 - September 22nd, 2018, 4:55 pm
    GAF wrote:
    laikom wrote:both bittered with beef bile.


    I think I will stick with the "bowel of ratatouille." :lol:

    Bowel & Bile . . . my new restaurant concept. It's gonna kill! :)

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #122 - September 22nd, 2018, 7:12 pm
    Post #122 - September 22nd, 2018, 7:12 pm Post #122 - September 22nd, 2018, 7:12 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    GAF wrote:
    laikom wrote:both bittered with beef bile.


    I think I will stick with the "bowel of ratatouille." :lol:

    Bowel & Bile . . . my new restaurant concept. It's gonna kill! :)

    =R=

    Hope it doesn't piss anyone off.
    Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

    -Mark Twain
  • Post #123 - September 22nd, 2018, 7:36 pm
    Post #123 - September 22nd, 2018, 7:36 pm Post #123 - September 22nd, 2018, 7:36 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    GAF wrote:
    laikom wrote:both bittered with beef bile.


    I think I will stick with the "bowel of ratatouille." :lol:

    Bowel & Bile . . . my new restaurant concept. It's gonna kill! :)

    =R=


    Hey, it's got an ampersand. It can't miss!

    Here's a little reminder that we are at a different location than in the past several years. Dont get confused and go to the wrong place. We are in Forest Glen Woods this year.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #124 - September 22nd, 2018, 7:59 pm
    Post #124 - September 22nd, 2018, 7:59 pm Post #124 - September 22nd, 2018, 7:59 pm
    Hi,

    The times I have tasted bile, I didn't find it as off-putting. I was brought bile to season a dish. I tasted it, found it be better than I thought, then dumped the whole container into my food.

    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 #125 - September 22nd, 2018, 8:05 pm
    Post #125 - September 22nd, 2018, 8:05 pm Post #125 - September 22nd, 2018, 8:05 pm
    Remember, this is return to our original location in Forest Glen and not LaBagh Woods:

    Where: Forest Glen Woods, 5420 N. Forest Glen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630 pdf

    Public transportation: Forest Glen Metra station at 5301 N. LeClaire. Connecting to CTA Foster 92. (If someone offers better transportation instructions, this will be updated)

    Driving: Take 94 to the Peterson Exit (only exit east), then turn right (south) onto Cicero Avenue. [Caldwell is not Peterson, do not go west!] Forest Glen Drive will be on the right (west side) taking you into quiet residential neighborhood where our picnic grove is located.

    To check the latest details, you can go to the reservations thread.

    Meanwhile, this is what is known at this moment:

    Screen name Dish type Dish Name # of Guests Needs Grill
    Cathy2 Appetizers Wayne 3
    Cathy2 Beverages Mint drink 0
    Cathy2 appetizers Cold Beet Soup 0
    fifille appetizers mushroom pate 1
    Octarine Appetizers cheese plate 1
    Glennpann Supplies Pinata 3
    Ronnie Suburban Last minute decision 1
    Julie Suburban Last minute decision 1
    Cynthia supplies napkins, paper towels, ziploc bags 1
    NR706 appetizer dead critter 1
    JennyIL 3
    pudgym29 Beverages 1
    jlawrence01 Dessert pies 2
    joelf Main Tacos Dorado 1
    suef Dessert King Cake 1
    justjoan Beverages Fruit Punch 1
    justjoan dessert italian ciambellone with sour cherries & goat kefir 0
    diversedancer appetizers Green tomato pie 1
    diversedancer appetizers Hummus 0
    JustinR 4
    GAF Dessert Caramel Brownies 1
    Leek Dessert Pie 1
    LeekMan Beverages Alcoholic Beverage 1
    Foodie1 appetizers 3
    Foodie1 dessert 0
    Foodie1 supplies 0
    Dave148 dessert Oma's Waffles 2
    LauraS Bread challah 3
    LauraS supplies garbage bags 0
    LauraS supplies ice 0
    Laikom main laap lao, raw, bittered w/bile 1
    Laikom main laap lao, cooked, bittered w/bile 0
    Terese 1
    Carolyn Berg Super Secret 1
    SwingBossa Side? Tarka Dal 1
    jazzfood Side Poached leeks ala SW Greque-- roasted butternut squash, sweet corn, favas, heirloom toms, lemon, parsley, oregeno, bulgarian feta w/Hatch chiles 1
    Theresa 1
    Pairs4Life Main Vegetable stew 1
    Mamagotcha 1
    Chouxfly appetizers homemade bacon 1
    Linc (maybe) 1
    Panther in the Den Main Adonis Bell “Ghetto Gourmet” Fatty 1
    Mrs. Panther in the Den appetizers Antipasto Skewers 1
    kellie supplies take-home containers 0
    irisarbor beverages water container 0
    mbh main Great Seas wings 1
    mhl appetizers Will Special 1
    Labmom53 Dessert Uncle Joe's World-Famous Secret Lemon Cake 1
    SteveZ Salad Caprese Salad On-a-Stick 1
    Chow Poodle Dessert Chocolate Chip cookies 1
    DaniJake Daniella, Mark Kimberly and Jaco Main Smoked Sausage 4
    fropones Main Tagine 1
    Giovanna beverages beer 1
    Giovanna appetizers pimento cheese 0
    jlawrence01 beverages water 0
    fifille supplies tablecloths 0
    Laura 1
    diversedancer appetizers "Half Popped Corn" from Fresh Thyme 0
    NFriday salad tabbouleh salad 1
    Laurence dessert Gluten free French Toast 1
    Joan 1
    NFriday Main ratatouille 0
    AlekH Main sai ua / la lot mashup 3
    toria 1
    frank 1
    gastro gnome main tagine 1
    Softboiled appetizer Bureks from Bina's 3
    Borborigmy appetizer Bureks from Bina's 3
    edc dessert kiwi ice from Ava's Italian Ice 1
    sue assorted pastries from Loba Pastry 1
    edc dessert lemon ice from Ava's Italian Ice 0
    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 #126 - September 23rd, 2018, 12:41 am
    Post #126 - September 23rd, 2018, 12:41 am Post #126 - September 23rd, 2018, 12:41 am
    Whew. I almost forgot that this is this weekend. :|
    Yeah, I'm hauling 12-packs of 12-oz. soda out of the basement. When I was buying soda for myself (& dad [R.I.P.]); dad liked root beer - me, not so much. Envision the flavors of soda that Jewel would have on sale that week. All the big guys in soda have this. Lemon-lime, orange, real sugar, cherry, etc..
    Since I am driving, I will have artifacts from Vancouver, BC, Canada {from the previous weekend}. :)
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  • Post #127 - September 23rd, 2018, 5:28 am
    Post #127 - September 23rd, 2018, 5:28 am Post #127 - September 23rd, 2018, 5:28 am
    Printing name tags. Already I know I missed someone but cannot figure out who. Just remember, I once forgot to print a nametage for me!

    It happens.

    It is not personal.

    Now, I go figure out how to use my new printer. If I cannot, nobody will get a nametag.

    Got it to work, so tags for everyone.

    :D
    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 #128 - September 23rd, 2018, 6:22 am
    Post #128 - September 23rd, 2018, 6:22 am Post #128 - September 23rd, 2018, 6:22 am
    Alas, I am having a bad hip day today [2nd one is being replaced in less than a month] and I won't be joining you.

    Giovanna
    =o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=

    "Enjoy every sandwich."

    -Warren Zevon
  • Post #129 - September 23rd, 2018, 6:34 am
    Post #129 - September 23rd, 2018, 6:34 am Post #129 - September 23rd, 2018, 6:34 am
    Giovanna wrote:Alas, I am having a bad hip day today [2nd one is being replaced in less than a month] and I won't be joining you.

    Giovanna

    So sorry!
    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 #130 - September 23rd, 2018, 8:19 am
    Post #130 - September 23rd, 2018, 8:19 am Post #130 - September 23rd, 2018, 8:19 am
    Panther in the Den wrote:
    Panther in the Den wrote:My Bride and I will be in attendance.

    Love to sit in Smoker Row so it will be an entree off of charcoal.

    My Bride will have some type of side.

    Thanks for your work!

    Decided on my contribution to the Picnic...

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    Photo credit: Adonis Bell (from Facebook)

    :)

    This is going to be fun.

    My Bride’s contribution to be determined soon...

    Ready for the grill...
    EEE86D79-2093-4CDD-8105-4570F31EFE18.jpeg
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #131 - September 23rd, 2018, 9:43 am
    Post #131 - September 23rd, 2018, 9:43 am Post #131 - September 23rd, 2018, 9:43 am
    [quote="Giovanna"]Alas, I am having a bad hip day today [2nd one is being replaced in less than a month] and I won't be joining you.

    Giovanna[/quote

    oh, this is disappointing. i was really looking forward to seeing you.....i can't wait to see the new you with 2 painfree hips.
  • Post #132 - September 23rd, 2018, 1:30 pm
    Post #132 - September 23rd, 2018, 1:30 pm Post #132 - September 23rd, 2018, 1:30 pm
    Pretty late, but I'm on my way!
    Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

    -Mark Twain
  • Post #133 - September 23rd, 2018, 3:20 pm
    Post #133 - September 23rd, 2018, 3:20 pm Post #133 - September 23rd, 2018, 3:20 pm
    Thanks for the compliments on the tarka dal I brought today. If anyone's interested, here's the recipe. I would double the salt but otherwise it's fine the way it is.

    http:// www.spicechronicles.com/instant-pot-dal ... eacDO.dpbs
  • Post #134 - September 23rd, 2018, 6:01 pm
    Post #134 - September 23rd, 2018, 6:01 pm Post #134 - September 23rd, 2018, 6:01 pm
    As always, a great party. Friends old and new, great food, glorious weather today, lovely setting. Thanks as always to Cathy2 for arranging it, but thanks, too, to everyone who helped, from setting up to bringing fascinating food to simply providing interesting conversation. A most excellent day.
    "All great change in America begins at the dinner table." Ronald Reagan

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  • Post #135 - September 23rd, 2018, 6:18 pm
    Post #135 - September 23rd, 2018, 6:18 pm Post #135 - September 23rd, 2018, 6:18 pm
    Another lovely LTH Picnic!

    Thanks to everyone--along with Cathy2 especially, of course--who contributed toward, participated in, and again reified overall, LTH Forum's (deliciously) fundamental comaraderie on this pleasant fall day.

    --Matt
    "If I have dined better than other men, it is because I stood on the shoulders of giants...and got the waiter's attention." --Sir Isaac "Ready to order NOW" Newton

    "You worry too much. Eat some bacon... What? No, I got no idea if it'll make you feel better, I just made too much bacon." --Justin Halpern's dad
  • Post #136 - September 23rd, 2018, 8:09 pm
    Post #136 - September 23rd, 2018, 8:09 pm Post #136 - September 23rd, 2018, 8:09 pm
    Both of my friends that came with me loved it, and one of them told me on the way home he could not believe how well organized it was, and he loved the food. It was nice to see everyone there, and as always I loved the food and eat too much. BTW- I was the one that brought the strawberry sparkling water, and it must be a new product. It is made by Pepsi, and I bought it at Valli Produce last night.

    My friend Joan asked me how I became involved with the group, and I told her that one day I was searching the web trying to find an article the Chicago Tribune did where they did taste tests on peaches, and decided the ones purchased at the farmer's market tasted a lot better than most of the peaches you get at the supermarket. While I was searching, I ran across something about "I won't buy from farmer fleece you" It was a post somebody did on LTH, and I decided to join the group so I could reply to the post. Thanks, Nancy
  • Post #137 - September 23rd, 2018, 10:27 pm
    Post #137 - September 23rd, 2018, 10:27 pm Post #137 - September 23rd, 2018, 10:27 pm
    Cathy, I appreciate that you, some years ago, sold your soul so that we could enjoy great weather for this event every year! And thank you for taking the lead on this event each and every year. We all truly appreciate it. And that was a great decision to move the event back to Forest Glen this year. I think it's a much cozier spot than LaBagh.

    Thanks also, to glennpan and Andrea for bringing the piñata and running the game for the kids. And more thanks to fifille and to all who helped set up, clean up, etc.

    It was great seeing everyone and getting to chat a bit. There were some great bites and sips today but that seems almost secondary compared to the social component.

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #138 - September 23rd, 2018, 11:34 pm
    Post #138 - September 23rd, 2018, 11:34 pm Post #138 - September 23rd, 2018, 11:34 pm
    Awesome day.

    Lovely food.

    Better company!

    Thank you Cathy & everyone else who makes it awesome!
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #139 - September 24th, 2018, 10:08 am
    Post #139 - September 24th, 2018, 10:08 am Post #139 - September 24th, 2018, 10:08 am
    Lost and Found:

    A trio of thermos: Blue Hawaii, Peach Smash and something just as strong in a little blue container.

    Kitchen scissors: may be from Petite Gourmande

    Pancake spatula: may be Ellyn
    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 #140 - September 24th, 2018, 11:37 am
    Post #140 - September 24th, 2018, 11:37 am Post #140 - September 24th, 2018, 11:37 am
    Posting about the pizza from Bonci's - Anchovy and Burrata
    This seems to be one of their staples, always seem to be in their rotation on each of my visit, and also on their catering menu as well. Yes, it is too dangerously close to my place...
    “Nothing is more agreeable to look at than a gourmande in full battle dress.”
    Jean-Antheleme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
  • Post #141 - September 24th, 2018, 12:03 pm
    Post #141 - September 24th, 2018, 12:03 pm Post #141 - September 24th, 2018, 12:03 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Lost and Found:
    A trio of thermos: Blue Hawaii, Peach Smash and something just as strong in a little blue container.


    Oops - mine. Wash and re-use, give to someone for next year's alcoholic offerings, or donate to another cause.
    Leek

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  • Post #142 - September 25th, 2018, 10:42 pm
    Post #142 - September 25th, 2018, 10:42 pm Post #142 - September 25th, 2018, 10:42 pm
    I thank everybody. I had a good time. :)
    I believe those who were there early glimpsed what I 'experience' at morning events. I really did not get enough sleep Saturday night. I was there, but I was not there. :|
    I needed more rest. (This is the main reason I do not get to LTH North Lunch Group outings. :cry:)
    All the foodstuffs I had were quite good. We went with option 'B' for cooling the soda [Filling cups with ice.]. I was mildly surprised only two of the varieties were consumed (nobody wanted the root beer or the grape :?:).
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  • Post #143 - September 26th, 2018, 10:14 am
    Post #143 - September 26th, 2018, 10:14 am Post #143 - September 26th, 2018, 10:14 am
    Enjoyed a fantastic vacation but sad that I missed the picnic...how about some photos????
    I find the pastrami to be the most sensual of all the salted, cured meats. (Seinfeld)

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  • Post #144 - September 26th, 2018, 11:09 am
    Post #144 - September 26th, 2018, 11:09 am Post #144 - September 26th, 2018, 11:09 am
    BR wrote:Enjoyed a fantastic vacation but sad that I missed the picnic...how about some photos????

    Thanks for the reminder . . .

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    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #145 - September 26th, 2018, 11:30 am
    Post #145 - September 26th, 2018, 11:30 am Post #145 - September 26th, 2018, 11:30 am
    A big thanks to Cathy and all folks who brought food.
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
    W. Shakespeare

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