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  • Post #151 - September 17th, 2015, 12:47 pm
    Post #151 - September 17th, 2015, 12:47 pm Post #151 - September 17th, 2015, 12:47 pm
    Katie wrote:I see there's a Popeye's Chicken less than 3 miles away, so if I stay for a while, I can also run over there for a few more bags of ice before I head home.

    Just to clarify, the driving directions in the first post are for coming up on 94 from the south, right? It looks to me like coming from the north, you have to get off at Cicero.


    That is correct. Coming south on the Edens, exit at Cicero, go three blocks and the entrance is on the left just past Berwyn Ave.

    In terms of ice, there's a Mariano's on Elston that would probably be a better bet for ice than a Popeye's. Also a liquor store in the strip mall on the southwest corner of Foster & Cicero.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #152 - September 17th, 2015, 1:07 pm
    Post #152 - September 17th, 2015, 1:07 pm Post #152 - September 17th, 2015, 1:07 pm
    stevez wrote:
    Katie wrote:In terms of ice, there's a Mariano's on Elston that would probably be a better bet for ice than a Popeye's. Also a liquor store in the strip mall on the southwest corner of Foster & Cicero.

    I mentioned Popeye's because they all sell 10-lb bags of ice for $1 apiece (handy tip there, btw, for any summer party throwers and road trippers who were not aware of that; you don't even need to buy any food; you can just go through the drive through and ask for ice by the bag), but I will scout out the Mariano's and liquor store locations too. Thanks, Steve.
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"
  • Post #153 - September 17th, 2015, 2:59 pm
    Post #153 - September 17th, 2015, 2:59 pm Post #153 - September 17th, 2015, 2:59 pm
    I'll be bringing a bottle of Adoboloco "Bangkok" Hot Sauce, which I mentioned in the Maui thread, to go along with my chorizo/pepper hash. I'm sure it will be good with a bunch of other stuff as well.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #154 - September 18th, 2015, 11:31 am
    Post #154 - September 18th, 2015, 11:31 am Post #154 - September 18th, 2015, 11:31 am
    Apologies for falling down on the job. I will have 2 guests, one to bring coconut macaroons, the other TBD. Looks like another fine spread!
  • Post #155 - September 18th, 2015, 11:33 am
    Post #155 - September 18th, 2015, 11:33 am Post #155 - September 18th, 2015, 11:33 am
    I'm RSVP'g for Less is More and guest (Sean and Roberta). Cathy, if you could do your name tag thing for them, that would be great. They're helping with Team Tiki and will be bringing something consumable, though not sure what yet.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #156 - September 18th, 2015, 11:37 am
    Post #156 - September 18th, 2015, 11:37 am Post #156 - September 18th, 2015, 11:37 am
    I think I'll have an additional guest with me . . . molto e. Not sure what he's bringing yet; probably a snack of some sort.

    Thanks,

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

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

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  • Post #157 - September 18th, 2015, 12:53 pm
    Post #157 - September 18th, 2015, 12:53 pm Post #157 - September 18th, 2015, 12:53 pm
    Katie wrote:I mentioned Popeye's because they all sell 10-lb bags of ice for $1 apiece...

    Looking back through the thread, I see kenji mentioned that already ...
    Always enjoyed his LTH posts and would have like to meet him too.
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"
  • Post #158 - September 18th, 2015, 3:30 pm
    Post #158 - September 18th, 2015, 3:30 pm Post #158 - September 18th, 2015, 3:30 pm
    You are also welcome to check out our spreadsheet for LTHforum Picnic 2015:

    We are 133 people strong so far with more to come! Please advise the names of people coming with you or they will have to fill in a nametag later.

    Supplies:
    Dinner sized paper plates, sturdy types.
    (Maybe cups, I need to check with the Tiki people)

    I may add to this list after checking with some people.


    Screen name Dish type Dish Name # of Guests
    Cathy2 Salad carrot-pineapple salad from Milwaukee's Ono Kine Grindz 1
    Cathy2 Side Purple rice 0
    Cathy2 dessert Watermelon from Forestburg, SD 0
    fifille Supplies 15 tableclothes 1
    Octarine Supplies Pinata 1
    Octarine Main Momofuku Bo Ssam 0
    Less is more 1
    Roberta, Less is more's friend 1
    molto e, Ronnie Suburban's 1


    David Hammond Supplies Handiwipes 1
    David Hammond Supplies Cups - 100 0
    David Hammond Supplies Plates 100 0
    David Hammond Supplies Knife, fork, spoon sets 360 0
    David Hammond Supplies Plastic garbage bags 0
    David Hammond Supplies Sterno - 8 cans 0
    David Hammond Supplies Napkins - 150 0
    Carolyn Berg Dessert British flapjacks 1
    Pairs4Life Beverages Iced teea 1
    bean Dessert Black and blueberry crisp 2
    Joel F Main Bobotie and accompanying chutney 1
    Sue F 1
    Kevin, Sue & JoelF's son 1
    Ali, Sue & JoelF's family 1
    justjoan Beverages Buckets of punch 1
    justjoan's friends salad Wholegrain salad 2
    Attrill 3
    Mamagotcha 2
    Chouxfly 2
    nr706 appetizers meatish 1
    nr 706 beverages IPA homebrew 0
    Moetchandon 1
    mbh beverages Temple Destroyer 2
    Kevin, mbh's friend supplies 1
    Laikom 1
    Terese 1
    Swingbossa Side Vaghareli Makai (Spiced Indian Corn) 1
    Swingbossa's friend Dessert coconut macaroons 1
    Swingbossa's friend 1
    Boudreaulicious 1
    AlekH 3
    Ronnie Suburban Main Country ham from Colonel Newsome 1
    Ronnie Suburban beverages Corn liquor 0
    Julie Suburban 1
    milz30 1
    Mrs. milz30 Bread Biscuits 1
    JennyIL 1
    SteveZ main "Chorizo & Smoke Roasted Pepper Hash", using Ronnie Suburban-made chorizo 1
    SteveZ condiment Adoboloco "Bangkok" Hot Sauce 0
    Brian, SteveZ's friend main Teriyaki skewers 1
    Victoria, SteveZ's friend 1
    Chowpoodle Dessert Secret Recipe Chocolate cake 1
    Deb S Dessert Chocolate pecan pie bars 1
    irisarbor Beverages Pink Flamingos (rum-drink) 3
    irisarbor Appetizers hot dog rumaki 0
    leek beverages 1
    Mr. leek appetizers SPAM Musubi 1
    petite_gourmande beverages Blue Hawaiian 1
    glennpann Main Uncle John's 3
    fropones beverages Gold Coast punch 2
    BR Appetizers Shrimp & pork eggrolls 1
    BR Dessert Coconut and Passionfruit cake 0
    nancy 2
    LHS Main Spicy Korean food 3
    ReneG Main Vegetarian curry 1
    Royal Lichter 1
    ruthchicago Dessert Trifle with a twist 1
    gastro gnome 1
    pudgym29 1
    m'th'su 2
    Ellen F. 1
    Giovanna appetizer Molly Katzen's fabulous mushroom pate 0
    Giovanna Beverages Mai Tai 1
    Jvalentino Salad farrow salad w grilled vegetables, sheep feta and fresh oregano 1
    Kayden - Jvalentino's son 1
    Anthony - jvalentino's son 1
    jazzfood Inspired by Green City Market 1
    terese 1
    Normskid (Michelle) 1
    Glenn, Normskid's husband 1
    Josephine Main Maryland Stuffed 24-pound Ham 1
    Tia. Josephine's friend 1
    Mia, Josephine's friend 1
    shoelessone 1
    Lindsay, shoelessone's wife 1
    Panther in the Den Main Pancit Bihon 1
    Mrs. Panther in the Den Appetizers Avocado Deviled Eggs 1
    LauraS Dessert Peanut butter and chocolate cake 3
    Jefe Main Chili Colorado 3
    Jefe side Homemade flour tortillas 0
    gaf Main Peruvian casserole 1
    Danijake (Kimberly) Main homemade Polish sausage 1
    Danielle, Danijake's child 1
    Jaco, Danijake's child 1
    Mark, Danijanke's husband 1
    borborigmy 1
    borborigmy's Aunt 1
    borborigmy's child 1
    borborigmy's Dad 1
    borborigmy's Mom 1
    softboiled 1
    Mrs. softboiled 1
    jimswside Main Polynesian chicken 1
    Vangie, Mrs. jimswside 1
    Shay, Miss jimswside 1
    BrendanR appetizers Reuben rolls 1
    Laura 1
    mhl main Will Special from Riviera 1
    turkob 1
    snap203 1
    little snap 1
    buttercream side Accara, black-eyed pea fritters from West Africa 1
    Mr. buttercream 1
    buttercream's child 1
    buttercream's child 1
    buttercream's child 1
    Arlund salad 1
    Arlund dessert 0
    JuliaWilliams Dessert 1
    Mr. JuliaWilliams 1
    RAB 1
    REB 1
    Max, RAB/REB's child 1
    helen 1
    felix 1
    izzy2 dessert Dark Chocolate Cake 1
    izzy2's friend 1
    izzy2's friend 1
    izzy2's friend 1
    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 #159 - September 18th, 2015, 3:55 pm
    Post #159 - September 18th, 2015, 3:55 pm Post #159 - September 18th, 2015, 3:55 pm
    Last-minute edits: My bobotie has a sambal, not a chutney (first thing to go is the... uh....).
    SueF will be making Malva Pudding, which can be described as a South African delivery mechanism for sweetened condensed milk (don't put that on the label).

    Both served hot from dutch ovens.

    Still don't know what my offspring is bringing.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #160 - September 18th, 2015, 4:18 pm
    Post #160 - September 18th, 2015, 4:18 pm Post #160 - September 18th, 2015, 4:18 pm
    decided to make pollo a la brasa (wings) with aji sauce on the smokey joe
  • Post #161 - September 18th, 2015, 4:30 pm
    Post #161 - September 18th, 2015, 4:30 pm Post #161 - September 18th, 2015, 4:30 pm
    I'm bringing 2 pates from Homestead Meats in Evanston. One is a duck liver pate and the other will be a country pate with olives.
    Last edited by moetchandon on September 18th, 2015, 5:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #162 - September 18th, 2015, 4:35 pm
    Post #162 - September 18th, 2015, 4:35 pm Post #162 - September 18th, 2015, 4:35 pm
    I'm in with team Tiki & bringing Char Siu ribs for the ever-growing pu pu plater. +1
  • Post #163 - September 18th, 2015, 5:50 pm
    Post #163 - September 18th, 2015, 5:50 pm Post #163 - September 18th, 2015, 5:50 pm
    I plan to make ghivetch, a Romanian/Bulgarian harvest-time vegetable stew. I only just learned about it from a recipe in the Wall Street Journal. Apparently it can call for anywhere from 20-40 vegetables. I'll let the market be my guide tomorrow, but I promise at least a dozen.
  • Post #164 - September 18th, 2015, 5:57 pm
    Post #164 - September 18th, 2015, 5:57 pm Post #164 - September 18th, 2015, 5:57 pm
    tylerjwatkins wrote:I'm in with team Tiki & bringing Char Siu ribs for the ever-growing pu pu plater. +1

    Yay!!!!!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #165 - September 19th, 2015, 5:56 am
    Post #165 - September 19th, 2015, 5:56 am Post #165 - September 19th, 2015, 5:56 am
    Good morning,
    My +3 is now a plus one.
    I will be bringing spicy chicken wings and a spicy shredded white radish banchan.
    Looking forward to tomorrow!
  • Post #166 - September 19th, 2015, 6:58 am
    Post #166 - September 19th, 2015, 6:58 am Post #166 - September 19th, 2015, 6:58 am
    I will be there, +1 guest (Katheryn). We will bring Chinese garlic braised pork belly and rice. Should probably keep it warm - is a crockpot feasible (outlets available?), or is a tabletop butane camp stove better? I fear the campstove would run out of fuel (I have a couple of bottles I can bring) throughout the afternoon, even if on "low" heat, or worse, be an open-flame fire hazard.
  • Post #167 - September 19th, 2015, 7:09 am
    Post #167 - September 19th, 2015, 7:09 am Post #167 - September 19th, 2015, 7:09 am
    bluepig wrote:I will be there, +1 guest (Katheryn). We will bring Chinese garlic braised pork belly and rice. Should probably keep it warm - is a crockpot feasible (outlets available?), or is a tabletop butane camp stove better? I fear the campstove would run out of fuel (I have a couple of bottles I can bring) throughout the afternoon, even if on "low" heat, or worse, be an open-flame fire hazard.


    If you have an insulated cooler, it can be used to keep your food hot via useful tip. I will be using it to keep the purple rice warm tomorrow. I have begun to put a towel on top for additional heat retention.

    If you use your butane camp stove, it is either on the table you bring or on the ground. The wooden benches supplied cannot be used this way. There are no electrical outlets available.

    Thanks for asking!

    Regards,
    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 #168 - September 19th, 2015, 7:33 am
    Post #168 - September 19th, 2015, 7:33 am Post #168 - September 19th, 2015, 7:33 am
    Hi,

    Check if you name or food label is correct. I will be printing them this evening.

    Regards,
    Cathy
    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 #169 - September 19th, 2015, 7:49 am
    Post #169 - September 19th, 2015, 7:49 am Post #169 - September 19th, 2015, 7:49 am
    I tried to send this earlier through a funky laptop and it seems it did not take:

    My +1 goes by the nom de plume of darc joan. She's working on a clear tomato gazpacho jelly shot. So far the test batches have been great!
    There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told. (Poe)
  • Post #170 - September 19th, 2015, 9:01 am
    Post #170 - September 19th, 2015, 9:01 am Post #170 - September 19th, 2015, 9:01 am
    Good News and Bad. Work was supposed to take me to Detroit Friday night and the plan was to pick up a bunch of Koegel Wieners to make Flint style Coneys for the picnic. The bad news is my friends mom passed away and I needed to be at the wake so there will be no Michigan this weekend which means no Coneys at da picnic. But you still get me and maybe my lady. I'll try and think of something I can do last minute. Otherwise I'll text someone there when en route and ask if anything is needed. Holla.
  • Post #171 - September 19th, 2015, 9:08 am
    Post #171 - September 19th, 2015, 9:08 am Post #171 - September 19th, 2015, 9:08 am
    Gary P and Ellyn will be attending. We will be bringing two desserts.
  • Post #172 - September 19th, 2015, 9:14 am
    Post #172 - September 19th, 2015, 9:14 am Post #172 - September 19th, 2015, 9:14 am
    Hi all!

    Looking at this list, I can't tell you how excited we are.

    That said, I feel like I may be slightly unprepared now that I look at the list - I am bring the fairly "standard" and some what generic chicken tika masala (and not because I'm an expert at making Indian food, but rather because it's something I'd like to try to cool!), and my wife is bringing a Thai desert (the name escapes me, but it's a coconut/tapioca desert with a salty coconut cream top - edit: I think maybe it's "Sakoo Tua Dtam" in the roman character spelling).

    We have no real "equipment" (we just moved here and just recently got a table [edit: I realize now this is confusing. My point is, up until a week or two ago we didn't even have a table in our apartment. i.e. we don't have much "stuff", chafing dishes, etc), so we don't have chafing dishes or anything like that. My plan was to make chapati in the morning before heading to the potluck, and wrapping it in tinfoil to keep it warm. Same with my food, I'm going to start cooking tonight and then warm in the morning before heading (I think it's better if it cooks for a while). But I just have a pot to bring food in, and I'll probably bring the rice cooker to serve rice out of (but I"ll cook right before coming).

    Is this OK? Will people point and laugh at me?

    Looking forward to meeting you all!
    Last edited by shoelessone on September 19th, 2015, 9:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #173 - September 19th, 2015, 9:23 am
    Post #173 - September 19th, 2015, 9:23 am Post #173 - September 19th, 2015, 9:23 am
    No worries, shoeless one. We won't even laugh cause you got no shoes. :wink:
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #174 - September 19th, 2015, 10:11 am
    Post #174 - September 19th, 2015, 10:11 am Post #174 - September 19th, 2015, 10:11 am
    Is this OK? Will people point and laugh at me?


    what stevez said: plus, ingenuity and creativity and good tasting food, whether it's something exotic or simple- LTH is ALL about ALL of that. we are not snobs (at least most of us aren't....) i look forward to meeting you and your wife. do you need any extra pots/pans? i'd be happy to lend you something for the picnic if you need, maybe, a serving bowl?? justjoan
  • Post #175 - September 19th, 2015, 10:12 am
    Post #175 - September 19th, 2015, 10:12 am Post #175 - September 19th, 2015, 10:12 am
    after a modest amount of deliberation (it's been a busy week), i've decided to make a couple of blueberry buckles with lemon syrup, as they are delicious, easy to cut in small squares, and very popular.... see you all tomorrow. WEAR OLD SHOES AS IT'LL BE WET IN THE GRASS- is my word of wisdom for the day.
  • Post #176 - September 19th, 2015, 11:07 am
    Post #176 - September 19th, 2015, 11:07 am Post #176 - September 19th, 2015, 11:07 am
    Green City Mkt spoke to me and told me to take some kale and cavelo nero and sauté it. Roast some fingerlings and butternut squash, add some bacon (will keep a sm amount w/o for Ava and co) toast some almonds, shave some parm, and dress it w/shallot-dijon vinaigrette. So I guess I'll be cooking that tomorrow am.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #177 - September 19th, 2015, 11:40 am
    Post #177 - September 19th, 2015, 11:40 am Post #177 - September 19th, 2015, 11:40 am
    Actually my dish is now-
    farro salad with grilled vegetables, goat feta and fresh herbs.
  • Post #178 - September 19th, 2015, 11:44 am
    Post #178 - September 19th, 2015, 11:44 am Post #178 - September 19th, 2015, 11:44 am
    We will be team zucchini. Zucchini pancakes (mucver) and zucchini muffins.
  • Post #179 - September 19th, 2015, 12:25 pm
    Post #179 - September 19th, 2015, 12:25 pm Post #179 - September 19th, 2015, 12:25 pm
    turkob wrote:We will be team zucchini. Zucchini pancakes (mucver) and zucchini muffins.


    Sorry Tiki Town, I think i have may have to switch teams. LOL
    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 #180 - September 19th, 2015, 1:08 pm
    Post #180 - September 19th, 2015, 1:08 pm Post #180 - September 19th, 2015, 1:08 pm
    Hi- I will be attending tomorrow along with my friend Irene. We will bring a tabbouleh salad, some baba ghanoush, and a kohlrabi salad. We are looking forward to the picnic.. Thanks, Nancy

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