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  • Post #181 - September 19th, 2015, 1:17 pm
    Post #181 - September 19th, 2015, 1:17 pm Post #181 - September 19th, 2015, 1:17 pm
    Arlund wrote:Adrienne Lundquist, I will be attending. Looking forward to my first lthforum picnic. I will be bringing A salad and a dessert. Will update with more specifics.


    As an update I will be bringing my husband Larry Lundquist. He is more than happy to write his own name tag given the late notice, but he couldn't resist the more I talked about the amazing event ahead.

    The salad will be an orzo Greek style salad and the dessert will be lime sugar cookies.
  • Post #182 - September 19th, 2015, 1:41 pm
    Post #182 - September 19th, 2015, 1:41 pm Post #182 - September 19th, 2015, 1:41 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

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

    Regards,
    Cathy

    Just want to make sure that our guest, molte e, is on the list.

    Thanks,

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

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  • Post #183 - September 19th, 2015, 2:48 pm
    Post #183 - September 19th, 2015, 2:48 pm Post #183 - September 19th, 2015, 2:48 pm
    ... also bringing a batch of Bob's Mai Tais.
    ... also Knobby (the pup) will be in attendance.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #184 - September 19th, 2015, 4:39 pm
    Post #184 - September 19th, 2015, 4:39 pm Post #184 - September 19th, 2015, 4:39 pm
    May I suggest a Twitter hashtag of #lthpicnic ?
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #185 - September 19th, 2015, 5:16 pm
    Post #185 - September 19th, 2015, 5:16 pm Post #185 - September 19th, 2015, 5:16 pm
    Wish like hell I could be there - have fun and take TONS of pics!
  • Post #186 - September 19th, 2015, 5:34 pm
    Post #186 - September 19th, 2015, 5:34 pm Post #186 - September 19th, 2015, 5:34 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:... also bringing a batch of Bob's Mai Tais.
    ... also Knobby (the pup) will be in attendance.


    Wil you be serving your Mai Tai's from another location or from the Tiki Bar--I ask because I'm making bar menu and would be happy to include your drink if you'd like.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #187 - September 19th, 2015, 5:50 pm
    Post #187 - September 19th, 2015, 5:50 pm Post #187 - September 19th, 2015, 5:50 pm
    Ok everyone--here is the menu for Le Tiki Hut:

    BAR MENU

    Temple Destroyer
    Blue Hawaiian
    Gold Coast Punch
    Pink Flamingo
    Mai Tai

    Pu Pu Platter

    Cold

    Tiki Nuts
    Tuna Poke
    Tako Poke
    Lomi Lomi Salmon

    Hot

    Mini Musubi
    Hot Dog Rumaki
    BBQ Pork & Shrimp Eggrolls
    Char Siu Spare Ribs
    Fried Wonton
    Takoyaki

    Salads

    Carrot-Pineapple Salad
    Sesame Noodle Salad with Cucumbers
    Grilled Eggplant salad
    Macaroni Salad

    Mains

    Kalua Pork
    Polynesian Grilled Chicken
    Purple and White Rice

    Desserts

    Coconut Pandan Cake w/Coconut Buttercream & Passion Fruit Curd
    Macanese Egg Custard Tarts

    Condiments

    Poi
    Tiki Ghost Dragon sauce
    PG's Sweet & Sour Sauce

    ALOHA--see you tomorrow!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #188 - September 19th, 2015, 6:30 pm
    Post #188 - September 19th, 2015, 6:30 pm Post #188 - September 19th, 2015, 6:30 pm
    Wow. Sounds great!
  • Post #189 - September 19th, 2015, 9:09 pm
    Post #189 - September 19th, 2015, 9:09 pm Post #189 - September 19th, 2015, 9:09 pm
    Cathy, I think now it may be more like 12:30 when I arrive to replenish the water and ice supplies. I'll try to come earlier if I can.
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"
  • Post #190 - September 19th, 2015, 9:14 pm
    Post #190 - September 19th, 2015, 9:14 pm Post #190 - September 19th, 2015, 9:14 pm
    Katie wrote:Cathy, I think now it may be more like 12:30 when I arrive to replenish the water and ice supplies. I'll try to come earlier if I can.

    No problem.
    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 #191 - September 19th, 2015, 10:11 pm
    Post #191 - September 19th, 2015, 10:11 pm Post #191 - September 19th, 2015, 10:11 pm
    Hi,

    I think Polynesian chicken is now Huli Huli Chicken.

    The purple and white rice is more a side rather than a main.

    Working on nametags now.

    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 #192 - September 19th, 2015, 11:17 pm
    Post #192 - September 19th, 2015, 11:17 pm Post #192 - September 19th, 2015, 11:17 pm
    Hi,

    The last of the nametags will be printed the morning.

    It is only too late to join the day after tomorrow.

    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 #193 - September 20th, 2015, 6:18 am
    Post #193 - September 20th, 2015, 6:18 am Post #193 - September 20th, 2015, 6:18 am
    One of those weekends for me. Something came up that will prevent me from attending today. Very disappointed I wont be able to make it. Hope everyone has a blast.
  • Post #194 - September 20th, 2015, 8:32 am
    Post #194 - September 20th, 2015, 8:32 am Post #194 - September 20th, 2015, 8:32 am
    Ugh.....unfortunately, I have a family emergency come up that I have to deal with, so I won't be able to make the picnic today. I was soooooo looking forward to it and meeting all of you. I will catch you guys the next time around.....sorry.
  • Post #195 - September 20th, 2015, 3:55 pm
    Post #195 - September 20th, 2015, 3:55 pm Post #195 - September 20th, 2015, 3:55 pm
    Sorry I had to leave suddenly and didn't get to say goodbye to most of you. Anyway, the food and company was great. Thank you!
  • Post #196 - September 20th, 2015, 5:43 pm
    Post #196 - September 20th, 2015, 5:43 pm Post #196 - September 20th, 2015, 5:43 pm
    Another perfect LTH picnic! Thank you, Cathy2 and everyone else who worked on this lovely event. I'm still relishing the incredible variety of flavors and cuisines represented, and all the smiling faces I saw.
    “Assuredly it is a great accomplishment to be a novelist, but it is no mediocre glory to be a cook.” -- Alexandre Dumas

    "I give you Chicago. It is no London and Harvard. It is not Paris and buttermilk. It is American in every chitling and sparerib. It is alive from tail to snout." -- H.L. Mencken
  • Post #197 - September 20th, 2015, 8:37 pm
    Post #197 - September 20th, 2015, 8:37 pm Post #197 - September 20th, 2015, 8:37 pm
    So sorry to have missed this. My plane didn't get into O'Hare until 4:00 pm, and there was no way I could get home and get to the picnic before sunset. I was pleased to see, however, that you have a beautiful day for the picnic. I imagine you also had beautiful food.
    "All great change in America begins at the dinner table." Ronald Reagan

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  • Post #198 - September 20th, 2015, 8:52 pm
    Post #198 - September 20th, 2015, 8:52 pm Post #198 - September 20th, 2015, 8:52 pm
    More charcuterie than I remember ever seeing in one place!
    The Tiki Bar was amazing, and apparently appeased the tiki gods to give us, once again, stellar weather.

    Thanks to all of LTH for making this one of the events of the hear, but especially Cathy2.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #199 - September 20th, 2015, 9:29 pm
    Post #199 - September 20th, 2015, 9:29 pm Post #199 - September 20th, 2015, 9:29 pm
    This was awesome. Lindz and I were super happy to have met you all, and had an awesome time. Thank you to everybody who organized everything, and thanks for being so welcoming! Hope to see you all again soon!
  • Post #200 - September 20th, 2015, 9:51 pm
    Post #200 - September 20th, 2015, 9:51 pm Post #200 - September 20th, 2015, 9:51 pm
    The tiki bar was spectacular, huge props to all who were involved. That level of work was greatly appreciated.

    I could not have chose a better day to skip my current diet regimen, I regret not a single bite!
  • Post #201 - September 20th, 2015, 10:00 pm
    Post #201 - September 20th, 2015, 10:00 pm Post #201 - September 20th, 2015, 10:00 pm
    Arlund wrote:
    Arlund wrote:Adrienne Lundquist, I will be attending. Looking forward to my first lthforum picnic. I will be bringing A salad and a dessert. Will update with more specifics.


    As an update I will be bringing my husband Larry Lundquist. He is more than happy to write his own name tag given the late notice, but he couldn't resist the more I talked about the amazing event ahead.

    The salad will be an orzo Greek style salad and the dessert will be lime sugar cookies.


    I wished I had the salad. The cookies were addictive. I was stuffed and could not stop eating them. So simple. And limey.
    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 #202 - September 20th, 2015, 10:08 pm
    Post #202 - September 20th, 2015, 10:08 pm Post #202 - September 20th, 2015, 10:08 pm
    kenji wrote:I might be able to gather about 8 people up. Folks from our local Reddit group. They'd live nearby. Not sure what to do about inviting them and getting them fed. Not sure many of them like to cook but I could whip up enough to feed them. You guys want "strangers" to eat your food? :)

    I'm thinking about creating hot smoked mackerel, then icing some to serve cold. Maybe I grab some bagels up on Touhy and Cicero. I could also make enough Haiga rice too. Maybe do a smoked fish, rice, and some kinda crunch cruciferous veggie. We also learned how to make the refrigerator pickels at DANK Haus, maybe I whip a vat of those up?


    I now wish I had read this earlier. It wouldn't have been the same but I would have lobbied for someone to bring smoked mackerel, rice, and some "kinda crunchy cruciferous veggie."

    :(

    RIP Kenji

    A reminder of how sweet and small the world can be when we eat together.
    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 #203 - September 21st, 2015, 1:23 am
    Post #203 - September 21st, 2015, 1:23 am Post #203 - September 21st, 2015, 1:23 am
    LauraS: That was one helluva cake. Glad I snatched that up!
    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

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  • Post #204 - September 21st, 2015, 7:07 am
    Post #204 - September 21st, 2015, 7:07 am Post #204 - September 21st, 2015, 7:07 am
    As we were getting ready to leave, I found a pair of child's corrective eyeglasses. Narrow ovals with a very colorful frame. PM me if your family is missing them!
  • Post #205 - September 21st, 2015, 9:10 am
    Post #205 - September 21st, 2015, 9:10 am Post #205 - September 21st, 2015, 9:10 am
    good time y'all - glad we did the trek in -

    best bite I had -

    BR's eggrolls - I prolly have eaten as many different eggrolls as anyone in the past 9 months - close to 50 different spots - gotta say Brads might have been the best I have tasted -

    fresh from the fryer, nice balance of fillings(pork, shrimp, etc.) and a nice touch of lip smackin peanut butter - top notch boss:

    Image

    I was somewhat busy grilling up 12# of chicken thighs but these bites I got:

    - Panthers Mai Tais and Pancit were good stuff
    - always gotta grab a slab of the Will Special
    - rumaki hotdogs I dug
    - attrill's takoyaki - most intersting bite of the day to me - loved the texture - flavor
    - chili colorado with the tortillas for dipping was a fav as well.

    probably forgetting something & I missed out on way to much as usual socializing.

    also really fun to bump into some folks I hadnt seen in a couple years.
  • Post #206 - September 21st, 2015, 10:19 am
    Post #206 - September 21st, 2015, 10:19 am Post #206 - September 21st, 2015, 10:19 am
    There were SO many wonderful things, but I cannot stop thinking about Swingbossa's Vaghareli Makai. Is it the David Leibovitz recipe? I think I need to make more...
    “Assuredly it is a great accomplishment to be a novelist, but it is no mediocre glory to be a cook.” -- Alexandre Dumas

    "I give you Chicago. It is no London and Harvard. It is not Paris and buttermilk. It is American in every chitling and sparerib. It is alive from tail to snout." -- H.L. Mencken
  • Post #207 - September 21st, 2015, 11:01 am
    Post #207 - September 21st, 2015, 11:01 am Post #207 - September 21st, 2015, 11:01 am
    What a blast!

    The picnic is always one of a very few "can't miss" events of the year for me but this was one was really special. From the construction of Little Tiki Hut (thanks to Teresa for coming up with the best name) to seeing all of the wonderful, creative food and beverages displayed there to enjoying all of the delicious things everyone, Tiki and not, brought on a picture perfect day, this was one of the very best.

    I didn't get to try a whole lot of the pavilion food but a few favorites were darcjoan's fantastic gazpacho aspic (PLEASE post the recipe), the pork belly stew, Octarine's Bo Ssam, Joel and Sue's matching dutch ovens of Bobotie and Malva Pudding and justjoan's blueberry buckle.

    Most of all, thanks to Cathy for doing all of the organizing, everyone who contributed and, of course, to team Tiki!! Laikom & atrill for your amazing combination of design/build expertise and mad cooking skills; mbh & Iris Arbor for (wo)manning the bar like the pros you are; Tyler (best spares ever), Alex & Kevin for being so handy; Teresa for your lovely sign and lovelier egg tarts; Petite Gourmande (mmm...fried wontons), fropones (off menu lamb spares--delish), jimswside (juicy tasty chicken), BR (THAT CAKE! THOSE EGGROLLS!), and everyone else who cooked, mixed, decorated or otherwise helped out.

    Can't wait til next year--we're already brainstorming ideas!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #208 - September 21st, 2015, 12:27 pm
    Post #208 - September 21st, 2015, 12:27 pm Post #208 - September 21st, 2015, 12:27 pm
    Sad to have missed this again. I thought of everyone as we drove past the area on the Edens on our way home. Can't wait to see more photos!
    -Mary
  • Post #209 - September 21st, 2015, 12:45 pm
    Post #209 - September 21st, 2015, 12:45 pm Post #209 - September 21st, 2015, 12:45 pm
    For the folks who couldn't make it (or those wanting to relive the magic :D )

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    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #210 - September 21st, 2015, 12:47 pm
    Post #210 - September 21st, 2015, 12:47 pm Post #210 - September 21st, 2015, 12:47 pm
    What a fun event yesterday! Thanks, to everyone who participated, for making it so great. And a special thanks to C2, for all that you do. Of all our recurring annual events, the picnic is the most special and you're the main reason it gets accomplished so wonderfully every year.

    It seems like each year the offerings get better and this year's edition was no exception. I ate and drank so many wonderful things, it was almost overwhelming. At some point, one must rely on his training to get through it all. :lol:

    I managed to grab a shot of Tiki Town as things were just getting rolling, though I suspect and hope that some other shots will be posted here in the next few days.

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    Tiki Town @ the 2015 LTH Picnic

    Already looking forward to next year!

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    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

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