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    Post #1 - April 24th, 2022, 8:47 am
    Post #1 - April 24th, 2022, 8:47 am Post #1 - April 24th, 2022, 8:47 am
    Because it's Memorial Day weekend, and Café Dacha is small, they're completely sold out for Sunday. So we're moving to another venue, just 1.5 miles up the road, to Nite N' Gale in Highwood. Same time, same date. (We've confirmed they'll be able to take us.)

    And, Nite N' Gale gets good reviews in the "Best Throwback/Another Time" thread.

    This is the re-re-scheduling of the April exchange, which we inadvertently scheduled for the Orthodox Easter holiday.

    So, the Small Household Food Exchange will now convene Sunday, May 29 at 6:30 pm at Nite N' Gale in Highwood.

    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 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 what they'll be bringing by Wednesday May 25, to allow cooks to plan, shop and create.

    The Basics
    We’re always interested in fresh blood. 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 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, this month, 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). Look for this on the label:
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    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!

    Attending:

    Dinner and Exchange
    nr706 — Chicken Kyiv
    moetchandon — Beef Stroganoff
    Cathy2 — Ukrainian mushroom stuffed pancakes called Nalystnyks
    JennyIL
    Bobanter — kimchi bacon fried rice

    Dinner and sparkling company (actual sparkling not required)
    GAF
    Merle (planning to sparkle)
    Dave148 (planning to sparkle)

    Save the date!
    Sunday, May 29, 2022, 6:30 pm

    Nite N' Gale
    346 Sheridan Road
    Highwood, IL 60040
    Last edited by nr706 on May 29th, 2022, 2:23 pm, edited 8 times in total.
  • Post #2 - April 24th, 2022, 10:06 am
    Post #2 - April 24th, 2022, 10:06 am Post #2 - April 24th, 2022, 10:06 am
    Merle and I are planning to sparkle.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #3 - April 25th, 2022, 7:30 am
    Post #3 - April 25th, 2022, 7:30 am Post #3 - April 25th, 2022, 7:30 am
    Hi,

    I plan to be there with the food already prepared and planned.

    This time I plan to be there without any hiccups.

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

    If anyone else joins, I can make more and my family will be delighted to eat any leftovers from a second round of cooking.

    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 #4 - April 28th, 2022, 10:10 am
    Post #4 - April 28th, 2022, 10:10 am Post #4 - April 28th, 2022, 10:10 am
    I'm in.
    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 #5 - May 9th, 2022, 11:07 am
    Post #5 - May 9th, 2022, 11:07 am Post #5 - May 9th, 2022, 11:07 am
    I will wear something with sparkle and will bring food to exchange. Kwadwo will not sparkle but I am sure he can be coaxed into an interesting conversation.

    Jenny
  • Post #6 - May 11th, 2022, 7:08 pm
    Post #6 - May 11th, 2022, 7:08 pm Post #6 - May 11th, 2022, 7:08 pm
    This will be my first time attending one of the meet ups, and I plan to do the exchange and dinner. Put me down for kimchi bacon fried rice for the exchange. Looking forward to meeting you all!
  • Post #7 - May 11th, 2022, 9:34 pm
    Post #7 - May 11th, 2022, 9:34 pm Post #7 - May 11th, 2022, 9:34 pm
    It'll be great to have you!
  • Post #8 - May 29th, 2022, 7:53 pm
    Post #8 - May 29th, 2022, 7:53 pm Post #8 - May 29th, 2022, 7:53 pm
    nr706 wrote:Attending:

    Dinner and Exchange
    nr706 — Chicken Kyiv
    moetchandon — Beef Stroganoff
    Cathy2 — Ukrainian mushroom stuffed pancakes called Nalystnyks
    JennyIL
    Bobanter — kimchi bacon fried rice

    Dinner and sparkling company (actual sparkling not required)
    GAF
    Merle (planning to sparkle)
    Dave148 (planning to sparkle)

    On my screen, 'Nalystnyks' was a separate item, which I assumed was another person.

    Ugh!

    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

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