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    Post #1 - March 14th, 2022, 1:34 pm
    Post #1 - March 14th, 2022, 1:34 pm Post #1 - March 14th, 2022, 1:34 pm
    BECAUSE OF DIFFICULTY OF SCHEDULING, THE SMALL HOUSEHOLD FOOD EXCHANGE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY MAY 29th, LIKELY AT CAFE DACHA. MORE INFORMATION TO COME ON A NEW THREAD.

    If you do not wish to exchange food, join the group anyway! In its early days, LTHforum would regularly hold convivial dinners. Now, as the pandemic retreats, we should meet again more frequently.

    The Small Household Food Exchange, among other things, is an opportunity for like-minded folks to gather, share the ordering power of a group, and describe and show off their cooking skills.

    So, if you want to, get to work cooking dishes to share with other LTHers. (And don’t worry about the questionable rumors about LTH palate sophistication — often the simplest dishes are the best.)

    Or don’t … maybe you just want an excuse to try an interesting restaurant … everyone’s welcome to join for the three c's — camaraderie, conviviality and companionship.

    We’ll cap attendance at 12. Those who exchange dishes will have first priority, but they should post by Wednesday April 20, to allow cooks to plan, shop and create.

    The Basics
    We’re always interested in fresh blood - around the table and in the dishes! Even if you can't exchange, please join us for dinner and conversation! But we hope some will bring a few samples of the cuisine you enjoy at your home; it’s a great way for all of us to get to know each other better, discuss food and cooking techniques, and ultimately, later, have a meal at home that we might not have thought of making for ourselves.

    What is the Small Household Food Exchange, you may ask.
    Most importantly, it’s a gathering of like-minded folks at an interesting restaurant for a meal, taking advantage of the ordering power of a good number of people to share and sample a good number of menu items.

    The Small Household Food Exchange started so that those of us in 1-2 person households who love to cook aren't stuck eating that big pot of chili for a whole week. Instead, we make 4-10 servings of one dish, and bring home 4-10 different dishes. Exchanging participants bring one pre-portioned serving of their food for every exchanger who has RSVP’d to come and bring a dish that month. The priority will be for entrees, meats, soups, salad, stews, pastas, grains, etc. (Check the Events Board, there’s often a separate Dessert Exchange.)

    The fine print
    Number in the group: We will cap attendance for this gathering at 12, (food exchange participants at 8 ), so that participants are never making more than 8 servings of anything. Couples can be counted as one serving, or two — if you come as a couple, please specify whether you're bringing one or two dishes to exchange.

    There will be no restrictions on the food – we’re an omnivorous bunch. IF ANYONE HAS ANY ALLERGIES, PLEASE LET THE GROUP KNOW.

    The containers/delivery system: Everyone in the group should use the GLADWARE 3 1/8 CUP PLASTIC CONTAINERS (7” x 7” square container with a blue lid).

    You’ll portion your food into those containers to bring and hand out at the gathering. You can freeze them or not depending on your schedule and when you make your food. If you use something else to deliver your food that month (Ziploc bags, plastic wrap, etc.) you should also return the empty containers from the last round so that everyone always has a stash of these containers for the exchange, and no one has to run out and buy more. Ideally, everyone will find a way to label their containers, describing the contents, so we don’t end up staring into our freezers at a field of blue-lidded containers and wondering what’s in each one (not that there’s anything wrong with the occasional surprise …).

    Please RSVP your attendance by responding in this thread, ideally about one week before the monthly gathering. If you're exchanging, please post what you're bringing at least three days before the gathering.

    The organizer will monitor the thread to see what people are bringing. The organizer will also make reservations for the group at the restaurant where we will be gathering.

    Hope to see you there!

    Join us, either to share or just for dinner.

    Save the date!
    Sunday, May 29, 2022, 6:30 pm MORE LATER.
    Last edited by GAF on April 22nd, 2022, 11:20 am, edited 13 times in total.
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #2 - March 14th, 2022, 2:54 pm
    Post #2 - March 14th, 2022, 2:54 pm Post #2 - March 14th, 2022, 2:54 pm
    I'm in, bringing Chicken Kyiv.
    Last edited by nr706 on March 24th, 2022, 1:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #3 - March 14th, 2022, 3:33 pm
    Post #3 - March 14th, 2022, 3:33 pm Post #3 - March 14th, 2022, 3:33 pm
    Merle and I will provide the Sparkling Conversation
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #4 - March 14th, 2022, 3:46 pm
    Post #4 - March 14th, 2022, 3:46 pm Post #4 - March 14th, 2022, 3:46 pm
    Dave148 wrote:Merle and I will provide the Sparkling Conversation

    Could not be any closer to home, could it?
    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 #5 - March 14th, 2022, 3:50 pm
    Post #5 - March 14th, 2022, 3:50 pm Post #5 - March 14th, 2022, 3:50 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:Merle and I will provide the Sparkling Conversation

    Could not be any closer to home, could it?

    Nope!
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #6 - March 14th, 2022, 4:09 pm
    Post #6 - March 14th, 2022, 4:09 pm Post #6 - March 14th, 2022, 4:09 pm
    Dave148 wrote:Merle and I will provide the Sparkling Conversation


    Sparkling wine by others: Cuvee Moscow '22. 8)
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #7 - March 19th, 2022, 5:07 pm
    Post #7 - March 19th, 2022, 5:07 pm Post #7 - March 19th, 2022, 5:07 pm
    I think I’m going to make Beef Stroganoff.
  • Post #8 - March 20th, 2022, 2:10 pm
    Post #8 - March 20th, 2022, 2:10 pm Post #8 - March 20th, 2022, 2:10 pm
    I am going to plan on coming and bringing food to exchange. Have to think about what - will update once I decide. Will try to drag Kwadwo with me for dinner.

    JennyIL
  • Post #9 - March 27th, 2022, 12:59 pm
    Post #9 - March 27th, 2022, 12:59 pm Post #9 - March 27th, 2022, 12:59 pm
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMzVtSVe2Gg

    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 #10 - March 31st, 2022, 8:21 pm
    Post #10 - March 31st, 2022, 8:21 pm Post #10 - March 31st, 2022, 8:21 pm
    Hi,

    I will be driving back from Quincy, IL on April 24th via the Mississippi River Road and Rock Island.

    It is possible I may not return in time, or I may there before everybody.

    If Dave148 doesn't mind, I will leave him with my contribution. If I blow it time-wise, I can pick it up from him on Monday.

    There was no conflict when I booked this date, but something happened.

    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 #11 - April 1st, 2022, 6:01 am
    Post #11 - April 1st, 2022, 6:01 am Post #11 - April 1st, 2022, 6:01 am
    Cathy2 wrote:If Dave148 doesn't mind, I will leave him with my contribution. If I blow it time-wise, I can pick it up from him on Monday.

    You can trust me. 8)
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #12 - April 3rd, 2022, 7:37 pm
    Post #12 - April 3rd, 2022, 7:37 pm Post #12 - April 3rd, 2022, 7:37 pm
    Because my wife has a knee injury and needs to rest (she is improving slowly), we won't be making a dish, but I will be in for dinner. Sorry.
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #13 - April 6th, 2022, 3:38 pm
    Post #13 - April 6th, 2022, 3:38 pm Post #13 - April 6th, 2022, 3:38 pm
    Hi,

    I am making Ukrainian mushroom stuffed pancakes called Nalystnyks. They seem very similar to the blinchiki (blini stuffed with meat) I have made before. These can be eated warm or at room temperature.

    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 #14 - April 21st, 2022, 3:30 pm
    Post #14 - April 21st, 2022, 3:30 pm Post #14 - April 21st, 2022, 3:30 pm
    WITH CAFE DACHA CLOSED FOR ORTHODOX EASTER, WE WILL NEED A NEW LOCATION. SORRY FOR GOING TO PLAN B.
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #15 - April 21st, 2022, 4:17 pm
    Post #15 - April 21st, 2022, 4:17 pm Post #15 - April 21st, 2022, 4:17 pm
    GAF wrote:WITH CAFE DACHA CLOSED FOR ORTHODOX EASTER, WE WILL NEED A NEW LOCATION. SORRY FOR GOING TO PLAN B.

    I am away most of this weekend.

    Pick wherever, because I may be on the road during this wing ding. I will just hold on to my stuff until whenever we meet again.

    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 21st, 2022, 4:32 pm
    Post #16 - April 21st, 2022, 4:32 pm Post #16 - April 21st, 2022, 4:32 pm
    Might be easier to reschedule. I “might” have a conflict.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #17 - April 21st, 2022, 4:49 pm
    Post #17 - April 21st, 2022, 4:49 pm Post #17 - April 21st, 2022, 4:49 pm
    Dave148 wrote:Might be easier to reschedule.

    If you go that route, I cannot do the first Sunday in May. I am available for all the others.

    If it is weekday sometime soon: April 26 and 28, May 2, 5, 6

    What I made is already vegetarian, though that was happenstance.

    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 #18 - April 21st, 2022, 4:56 pm
    Post #18 - April 21st, 2022, 4:56 pm Post #18 - April 21st, 2022, 4:56 pm
    With the PMs that I have received, I think we need to keep the date of Sunday April 24. I will make a reservation at Tryzub Ukrainian Kitchen at 6:30 pm. They are open. I will make the reservation for 8, but let me know if you cannot attend.

    The address is:

    Tryzub Ukrainian Kitchen
    2201 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
    (773) 698-8624
    Oakley Blvd & Leavitt St
    Ukrainian Village, West Town
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #19 - April 22nd, 2022, 11:20 am
    Post #19 - April 22nd, 2022, 11:20 am Post #19 - April 22nd, 2022, 11:20 am
    POSTPONED TO MAY 29th. MORE LATER
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #20 - April 22nd, 2022, 11:23 am
    Post #20 - April 22nd, 2022, 11:23 am Post #20 - April 22nd, 2022, 11:23 am
    POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 29. MORE LATER.
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #21 - May 6th, 2022, 2:03 pm
    Post #21 - May 6th, 2022, 2:03 pm Post #21 - May 6th, 2022, 2:03 pm
    If you are back in Highland Park on May 29 - plan on me and one other. I will bring food to exchange - no idea what.
  • Post #22 - May 7th, 2022, 1:27 am
    Post #22 - May 7th, 2022, 1:27 am Post #22 - May 7th, 2022, 1:27 am
    See the new thread.
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik

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