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  • Post #61 - September 13th, 2018, 6:10 pm
    Post #61 - September 13th, 2018, 6:10 pm Post #61 - September 13th, 2018, 6:10 pm
    I'm in, I'm going to take a break from cooking this year as I have a very busy previous 2 days. I'll bring Great Seas famous wings, looking forward to seeing everyone.
    For what we choose is what we are. He should not miss this second opportunity to re-create himself with food. Jim Crace "The Devil's Larder"
  • Post #62 - September 13th, 2018, 6:14 pm
    Post #62 - September 13th, 2018, 6:14 pm Post #62 - September 13th, 2018, 6:14 pm
    mbh wrote:I'm in, I'm going to take a break from cooking this year as I have a very busy previous 2 days. I'll bring Great Seas famous wings, looking forward to seeing everyone.

    Those wings are addictive!

    Thanks!
    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 #63 - September 15th, 2018, 9:08 am
    Post #63 - September 15th, 2018, 9:08 am Post #63 - September 15th, 2018, 9:08 am
    Howdy,

    Continuing the multi-year tradition, I plan to bring Will Special sandwiches from Riviera Italian Foods, cut into appetizer size.

    Labmom53 will be coming also, her contribution TBD (possibly drinks.)

    --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 #64 - September 15th, 2018, 11:01 am
    Post #64 - September 15th, 2018, 11:01 am Post #64 - September 15th, 2018, 11:01 am
    I just realized that I hadn't posted on this thread. I'll be coming and bringing Caprese Salad On-a-Stick (it is a picnic, after all). The Chow Poodle will be coming also. She's bringing some chocolate chip cookies.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #65 - September 15th, 2018, 4:06 pm
    Post #65 - September 15th, 2018, 4:06 pm Post #65 - September 15th, 2018, 4:06 pm
    stevez wrote:I'll be coming and bringing Caprese Salad On-a-Stick
    That will pair nicely with My Brides Antipasto on a stick. :)
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #66 - September 15th, 2018, 4:33 pm
    Post #66 - September 15th, 2018, 4:33 pm Post #66 - September 15th, 2018, 4:33 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:
    stevez wrote:I'll be coming and bringing Caprese Salad On-a-Stick
    That will pair nicely with My Brides Antipasto on a stick. :)


    Nice! You can never have too many things on-a-stick at a picnic. The two should complement each other. I can see having one in each hand and alternating bites. :wink:
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #67 - September 15th, 2018, 5:07 pm
    Post #67 - September 15th, 2018, 5:07 pm Post #67 - September 15th, 2018, 5:07 pm
    We will be there! Daniella, Mark Kimberly and Jaco bringing smoked sausage@
  • Post #68 - September 15th, 2018, 7:58 pm
    Post #68 - September 15th, 2018, 7:58 pm Post #68 - September 15th, 2018, 7:58 pm
    Danijake wrote:We will be there! Daniella, Mark Kimberly and Jaco bringing smoked sausage@

    We will be glad to see you and the kids.
    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 #69 - September 16th, 2018, 6:44 am
    Post #69 - September 16th, 2018, 6:44 am Post #69 - September 16th, 2018, 6:44 am
    If I'm supposed to be able to update the spreadsheet myself, I'm ignorant and don't know how.

    I've been warned that everybody brings their "A" game. Please accept my apologies in advance. I am changing because my "reconstructed elotes" at is still under development and hasn't gotten past "C-" or even "D+". It would be low fat and include a vegan version, more difficult than I thought (and attempting both elotes and esquites).

    Changing "elotes" to "reconstructed green tomato pie", normally a side dish, but for the picnic will appear more like an appetizer. Note that the hummus will be my "B" version (I have many) and include minimal dipping items because that is a by-product of the Green tomato pie. Also, and the green tomato pie is still under development, so that is also "B" level now, especially since I don't know how production will scale to the required quantity.
    --Carey
  • Post #70 - September 16th, 2018, 6:45 am
    Post #70 - September 16th, 2018, 6:45 am Post #70 - September 16th, 2018, 6:45 am
    How many vegans attending? Should I attempt a vegan version? The hummus is, but would require special effort to make vegan "reconstructe green tomato pie".
    --Carey
  • Post #71 - September 16th, 2018, 7:32 am
    Post #71 - September 16th, 2018, 7:32 am Post #71 - September 16th, 2018, 7:32 am
    diversedancer wrote:How many vegans attending? Should I attempt a vegan version? The hummus is, but would require special effort to make vegan "reconstructe green tomato pie".

    If there are any, they will bring their own food. I have not encountered any at the picnic.

    If I'm supposed to be able to update the spreadsheet myself, I'm ignorant and don't know how.

    My magic fingers update the spreadsheet, you leave the information here.

    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 #72 - September 16th, 2018, 8:02 am
    Post #72 - September 16th, 2018, 8:02 am Post #72 - September 16th, 2018, 8:02 am
    diversedancer wrote:How many vegans attending? Should I attempt a vegan version? The hummus is, but would require special effort to make vegan "reconstructe green tomato pie".

    5% of the United States population is vegetarian and half of those people are vegan.
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #73 - September 16th, 2018, 8:03 am
    Post #73 - September 16th, 2018, 8:03 am Post #73 - September 16th, 2018, 8:03 am
    I'll be there, contribution tbd
  • Post #74 - September 16th, 2018, 1:43 pm
    Post #74 - September 16th, 2018, 1:43 pm Post #74 - September 16th, 2018, 1:43 pm
    Update: Labmom53 says she's bringing Uncle Joe's World-Famous Secret Lemon Cake instead of "drinks."
    "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 #75 - September 16th, 2018, 2:01 pm
    Post #75 - September 16th, 2018, 2:01 pm Post #75 - September 16th, 2018, 2:01 pm
    I'll be there with some beer.
    And I'll make some variant of pimento cheese [likely with fresh roasted red pepper, not little red things from a jar].
    And some crackers or something to go with the cheese.

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

    "Enjoy every sandwich."

    -Warren Zevon
  • Post #76 - September 17th, 2018, 6:44 am
    Post #76 - September 17th, 2018, 6:44 am Post #76 - September 17th, 2018, 6:44 am
    Cathy2 wrote:
    diversedancer wrote:How many vegans attending? Should I attempt a vegan version? The hummus is, but would require special effort to make vegan "reconstructe green tomato pie".

    If there are any, they will bring their own food. I have not encountered any at the picnic.

    Regards,
    Cathy2


    Aha, didn't see this until after I saw the irrelevant comment, Thank you Cathy.
    --Carey
  • Post #77 - September 17th, 2018, 10:26 pm
    Post #77 - September 17th, 2018, 10:26 pm Post #77 - September 17th, 2018, 10:26 pm
    Hi,

    Please gather your thoughts and decide what you will bring.

    If you are coming with family or friends, let me know either here or via PM their names for nametags.

    Sunday's weather so far is supposed to be sunny with a high of 74 degrees.

    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 #78 - September 18th, 2018, 12:05 am
    Post #78 - September 18th, 2018, 12:05 am Post #78 - September 18th, 2018, 12:05 am
    As a newbie, in what serving containers do people bring their items?

    1. fine crystal or hand painted china from specialty stores
    2. Gift quality serving pieces from upscale department stores
    3. Something from K-mart or that other reviled something-mart
    4. A dish intended for casual home use, such as Corning Ware
    5. plain metal pan (possibly disposable) it was cooked in

    I'm hoping at least 15% will be #5.

    Bring slightly more servings than people RSVPed? Or less as many will be picky and not try everything? Or much more as many show up without RSVPing? Will the RSVPs jump at the last minute? I've already special order purchased the serving units (80) from the bakery, and can't get more easily before the picnic.

    How do people label their items? Tent card? Magic Marker on masking tape? What fraction include the recipe?
    --Carey
  • Post #79 - September 18th, 2018, 6:56 am
    Post #79 - September 18th, 2018, 6:56 am Post #79 - September 18th, 2018, 6:56 am
    diversedancer wrote:As a newbie,
    Welcome!

    diversedancer wrote:in what serving containers do people bring their items?

    1. fine crystal or hand painted china from specialty stores
    2. Gift quality serving pieces from upscale department stores
    Don’t be surprised if someone turns it up a notch by creating a ‘pop-up’. Usually food though and not china.

    diversedancer wrote:3. Something from K-mart or that other reviled something-mart
    4. A dish intended for casual home use, such as Corning Ware
    5. plain metal pan (possibly disposable) it was cooked in
    Is K-Mart still in business? You’re dating yourself. :)

    diversedancer wrote:I'm hoping at least 15% will be #5.
    #4

    diversedancer wrote:Bring slightly more servings than people RSVPed?
    I usually plan for 4 to 6 full servings.

    diversedancer wrote:Or less as many will be picky and not try everything?
    Many are not picky and the food always universally delicious but mostly it is tastes of everything.

    diversedancer wrote:Or much more as many show up without RSVPing?
    There is always a small percentage, kids, guests.

    diversedancer wrote:Will the RSVPs jump at the last minute? I've already special order purchased the serving units (80) from the bakery, and can't get more easily before the picnic.
    There will be a jump in the last week. Maybe 10%

    diversedancer wrote:How do people label their items? Tent card? Magic Marker on masking tape?
    There will be labels printed. I usually bring a tent card

    diversedancer wrote:What fraction include the recipe?
    Often there will be thread where you can share your recipes.

    Have fun!
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #80 - September 18th, 2018, 7:01 am
    Post #80 - September 18th, 2018, 7:01 am Post #80 - September 18th, 2018, 7:01 am
    Pie and an alcoholic beverage.
    Leek

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  • Post #81 - September 18th, 2018, 7:08 am
    Post #81 - September 18th, 2018, 7:08 am Post #81 - September 18th, 2018, 7:08 am
    diversedancer wrote:As a newbie, in what serving containers do people bring their items?

    1. fine crystal or hand painted china from specialty stores
    2. Gift quality serving pieces from upscale department stores
    3. Something from K-mart or that other reviled something-mart
    4. A dish intended for casual home use, such as Corning Ware
    5. plain metal pan (possibly disposable) it was cooked in

    I'm hoping at least 15% will be #5.

    Bring slightly more servings than people RSVPed? Or less as many will be picky and not try everything? Or much more as many show up without RSVPing? Will the RSVPs jump at the last minute? I've already special order purchased the serving units (80) from the bakery, and can't get more easily before the picnic.

    How do people label their items? Tent card? Magic Marker on masking tape? What fraction include the recipe?


    It's an informal picnic, not a dinner party. Bring your stuff in whatever works best for you. Personally, I always opt for some type of disposable serving dish/container. I usually go to the dollar store and buy something that I plan on leaving behind, either on the table if I leave early or in the trash at the end of the picnic. It's much less hassle. Remember, there will be lots of food set up buffet style. Some people will eat what you brought and some won't, so don't get bogged down in the numbers. Just bring an amount that makes sense to you. If your item runs out, don't worry, there will be lots of other stuff to fill in the gaps.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #82 - September 18th, 2018, 7:26 am
    Post #82 - September 18th, 2018, 7:26 am Post #82 - September 18th, 2018, 7:26 am
    HI,

    I am usually there from the very beginning to almost the bitter end.

    Every year, I go home to look at the picnic thread to find a dish I wanted to try and never knew it was there. Nobody attempts to bring a sample for everyone there.

    Think about your stomach space: if 80 people brought 80 full servings, you need stomach capacity rivaling a Nathan's Hot Dog Contestant on the 4th of July.

    PantherInTheDen's bacon wrapped whatever may served 6-10. Almost nobody will have a full serving, which they might get at his home. It gets cut up into a bunch of pieces with numerous people tasting to satisfy their curiosity.

    People will take food home, too. So it either leaves in their stomach or cooler.

    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 #83 - September 18th, 2018, 7:36 am
    Post #83 - September 18th, 2018, 7:36 am Post #83 - September 18th, 2018, 7:36 am
    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
    Cathy2 Appetizers Wayne 3
    Laura 1
    fifille supplies tablecloths 1
    Octarine 1
    Glennpann Supplies Pinata 3
    Ronnie Suburban 1
    Julie Suburban 1
    Cynthia supplies napkins, paper towels, ziploc bags 1
    NR706 appetizer dead critter 1
    JennyIL 3
    pudgym29 Beverages 1
    jlawrence01 2
    joelf 1
    suef 1
    justjoan Beverages Fruit Punch 1
    justjoan 0
    diversedancer appetizers Green tomato pie 1
    diversedancer appetizers Hummus 0
    JustinR 4
    GAF 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 3
    Laikom 1
    Terese 1
    Carolyn Berg Super Secret 1
    SwingBossa 1
    jazzfood 1
    Theresa 1
    Pairs4Life 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 1
    Giovanna beverages beer 1
    Giovanna appetizers pimento cheese 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 #84 - September 18th, 2018, 7:37 am
    Post #84 - September 18th, 2018, 7:37 am Post #84 - September 18th, 2018, 7:37 am
    Cathy2,

    We will be bringing pies and a case of bottled water. Our original plans were shuttered as we do not have an oven in our hotel.


    jlawrence01
  • Post #85 - September 18th, 2018, 7:52 am
    Post #85 - September 18th, 2018, 7:52 am Post #85 - September 18th, 2018, 7:52 am
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    Please gather your thoughts and decide what you will bring.

    If you are coming with family or friends, let me know either here or via PM their names for nametags.

    Sunday's weather so far is supposed to be sunny with a high of 74 degrees.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    Merle and I will be bringing Oma’s Waffles.
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  • Post #86 - September 18th, 2018, 6:08 pm
    Post #86 - September 18th, 2018, 6:08 pm Post #86 - September 18th, 2018, 6:08 pm
    This being the 10th anniversary of Fifille and myself meeting at the LTH picnic, we will be reprising our dishes from that day.
    Fifille will be presenting her incredible mushroom pâté and I will have a cheese board.

    Can’t wait to see everybody!
  • Post #87 - September 18th, 2018, 6:41 pm
    Post #87 - September 18th, 2018, 6:41 pm Post #87 - September 18th, 2018, 6:41 pm
    We still haven't decided what we're bringing but we do know this much: We'll make it on Thursday and store it in Glad-Wrap for 3 days before we serve it! :P

    =R=
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  • Post #88 - September 18th, 2018, 8:37 pm
    Post #88 - September 18th, 2018, 8:37 pm Post #88 - September 18th, 2018, 8:37 pm
    Octarine wrote:This being the 10th anniversary of Fifille and myself meeting at the LTH picnic, we will be reprising our dishes from that day.
    Fifille will be presenting her incredible mushroom pâté and I will have a cheese board.

    Can’t wait to see everybody!

    I remember vividly your reaction to Fifille.

    Congratulations!

    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 #89 - September 19th, 2018, 6:49 am
    Post #89 - September 19th, 2018, 6:49 am Post #89 - September 19th, 2018, 6:49 am
    Hi,

    I just called to reconfirm our reservation for the shelter.

    Knock on wood: there will be 15 picnic tables.

    The dumpster may not be near the shelter. People were complaining about odors from the dumpsters, so they are now closer to the road. They advised to bring garbage bags and plastic garbage cans to help haul to dumpsters as they are filled.

    If you wish to recycle, just bring what you need to haul it back home.

    Weather suggests a sunny 70 degrees.

    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 #90 - September 20th, 2018, 10:05 am
    Post #90 - September 20th, 2018, 10:05 am Post #90 - September 20th, 2018, 10:05 am
    I am leaning towards something savory with vegetables, some sort of one-pot.

    It will be at a minimum vegetarian, but quite possibly vegan & or gluten-free.

    I usually feel strongly pulled to do something specific and I wait for that, but I also usually know what that is by now.
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