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    Post #1 - January 2nd, 2019, 10:41 am
    Post #1 - January 2nd, 2019, 10:41 am Post #1 - January 2nd, 2019, 10:41 am
    Hard to believe, but this is the 9th Annual Mardi Gras cajun-creole food fest and musicale (fais do-do) that we are hosting!
    Here are some mouth-watering pix to tempt you from prior parties,
    viewtopic.php?p=508178#p508178
    You should make or bring something Cajun, Creole or something to drink or snack on
    Please post what you plan to bring so we can keep it balanced.
    Also if possible please try to minimize the need for last minute kitchen prep,
    and bring your dish ready to go if at all possible since there will be many dishes/cooks.
    My house is not gigantic, so we need to keep this shindig to around 35ish people.

    Once again my husband will round up some musician types for some music, so if you play,
    bring your instrument along. (we already have a baby grand), and many guitars.
    Recap: it will be Sun Mar 3, from 3-7 ish

    We are in Deerfield, off Deerfield Rd between Edens and 294, and 0.5mi from the Deerfield Metra station.
    I will PM address to attendees ahead of time.

    I am planning on making a roast or smoked Cajun turkey
    (roast/smoked depending on the weather- as of now looking like roast )
    maybe some deviled eggs
    plus a pitcher of "Elaine's Hurricanes"

    Music-(10 ish)
    Frank-guitar
    Carol-piano
    Rick-fiddle
    Elspeth-fiddle -- Cornbread and Cajun beer
    Mark -pedal steel
    Bob- guitar
    Mike -bass
    2- Scott-(Beth) acoustic bass- Crudite w/Cajun dip & Cajun Shrimp cocktail

    Young people (10 ish)
    Laura
    Kaitlyn
    Shay+Isaiah
    James + Andrea- Beer etc.
    Sheila+Wei
    Rochelle


    (LTH-20ish)
    2-Buddy Roadhouse is making cheesy grits with shrimp!
    3-Katie, MJ, +1- ?? -looking iffy
    1- Cathy2 - Pimiento Cheese Sammys
    1?-nr706- adult beverages
    1-Giovanna - muffaletta
    2- Lougord + Jennie- Gumbo
    2- Ron + Julie - Jambalaya
    2- David & Carolyn - escargot
    2- kalamazoogal + Peter- cheesy grits & shrimp /Maple Bacon Praline Cheesecake
    3- LauraS - Dirty Rice + pecan pralines
    1- Cookiemonster - TBD
    2- SueF - King Cake & maybe something savory
    1- Justjoan - pecan bourbon bars

    Total count 40ish
    Last edited by irisarbor on February 28th, 2019, 10:46 am, edited 28 times in total.
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #2 - January 2nd, 2019, 2:32 pm
    Post #2 - January 2nd, 2019, 2:32 pm Post #2 - January 2nd, 2019, 2:32 pm
    On the calendar. Looking forward to it as always. Potluck contribution TBD.

    Buddy
  • Post #3 - January 2nd, 2019, 2:46 pm
    Post #3 - January 2nd, 2019, 2:46 pm Post #3 - January 2nd, 2019, 2:46 pm
    Looking forward to it too! +1; I expect Mj would like to come too.
    Last edited by Katie on January 3rd, 2019, 6:26 pm, edited 2 times in total.
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"
  • Post #4 - January 2nd, 2019, 2:49 pm
    Post #4 - January 2nd, 2019, 2:49 pm Post #4 - January 2nd, 2019, 2:49 pm
    Saving the date!
    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 #5 - January 2nd, 2019, 2:55 pm
    Post #5 - January 2nd, 2019, 2:55 pm Post #5 - January 2nd, 2019, 2:55 pm
    Always a great time. Looking forward to it. Bringing adult beverages. (Well, not really — most of the beverages are a year old or less. But they are beverages for adults.)
  • Post #6 - January 2nd, 2019, 5:04 pm
    Post #6 - January 2nd, 2019, 5:04 pm Post #6 - January 2nd, 2019, 5:04 pm
    I would like to be part of the fun this year.

    Food TBD.

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

    "Enjoy every sandwich."

    -Warren Zevon
  • Post #7 - January 2nd, 2019, 6:57 pm
    Post #7 - January 2nd, 2019, 6:57 pm Post #7 - January 2nd, 2019, 6:57 pm
    Jennie and I are putting our names in now. Don't want to get caught with a full house.
  • Post #8 - January 2nd, 2019, 8:09 pm
    Post #8 - January 2nd, 2019, 8:09 pm Post #8 - January 2nd, 2019, 8:09 pm
    Julie and I are in. Contribution tbd.

    Thanks,

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #9 - January 2nd, 2019, 8:22 pm
    Post #9 - January 2nd, 2019, 8:22 pm Post #9 - January 2nd, 2019, 8:22 pm
    Peter and I are saving the date! Thinking Shrimp and Cheesy Grits and something sweet...
    "A party without cake is really just a meeting" ~ Julia Child
    "There are only four great arts: music, painting, sculpture, and ornamental pastry." ~ Julia Child
    "Build a Longer Table, NOT a Wall..."
  • Post #10 - January 3rd, 2019, 3:36 pm
    Post #10 - January 3rd, 2019, 3:36 pm Post #10 - January 3rd, 2019, 3:36 pm
    Carolyn and I are in. Something with snails, perhaps.
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #11 - January 3rd, 2019, 6:17 pm
    Post #11 - January 3rd, 2019, 6:17 pm Post #11 - January 3rd, 2019, 6:17 pm
    I'm in +2! Saving the date now.
  • Post #12 - January 11th, 2019, 8:48 pm
    Post #12 - January 11th, 2019, 8:48 pm Post #12 - January 11th, 2019, 8:48 pm
    This could get interesting. :roll:
    If I recall my dates {not those kinds of dates, you silly kid :lol:}, the day before will likely be when the "Day of the Living Ales" beer festival is held; and the 4th is when the Logan Square Draught Beer Preservation Society has its annual pub crawl through a northwest side neighborhood.
    Will I be in a semblance of state to attend here? Oooooohh.
    Please put me down as a "maybe". :|
    The links you can use, without the fluff, or sales pitch: http://208.84.112.25/~pudgym29/bookmark4.html
  • Post #13 - January 28th, 2019, 1:58 pm
    Post #13 - January 28th, 2019, 1:58 pm Post #13 - January 28th, 2019, 1:58 pm
    Celia- we can never have too many versions of shrimp and cheesy grits!
    They are fun to compare and go so fast!
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #14 - January 30th, 2019, 2:04 pm
    Post #14 - January 30th, 2019, 2:04 pm Post #14 - January 30th, 2019, 2:04 pm
    Will the band be playing cajun music? Is there a small area near the music where people do (or could) dance? And would that be allowed? This means hard floor or maybe closed loop carpet. Dancing like cajun swing, cajun waltz and cajun twostep? Or maybe other ballroom, but don't expect Fred Astaire, just entry social dance level. Any singles (at least single women) who dance, since I don't have a partner? I'll guess all the answers are "no" or "unlikely". Maybe some year I'll have a partner I can come with (and provide entertainment for others), but I'd have to skip a different kind of dancing (English Country), so with the extra calories, I should probably skip without the opportunity to work some calories off. I do NOT do country western line dances of the individual type "shake your booty" dancing done in bars, only lead-follow and other structured, patterned types.

    PLEASE do not make snide remarks for my asking. I am new and ignorant. I presume the answers are almost certainly "no", but I have learned to ask when I don't know, nothing so disappointing as a great opportunity to dance wasted, so much so for live music. If the answer is "there is room to dance, but we don't want you to", that is fine, just say it politely.
    --Carey aka underdog
  • Post #15 - January 30th, 2019, 4:42 pm
    Post #15 - January 30th, 2019, 4:42 pm Post #15 - January 30th, 2019, 4:42 pm
    There is absolutely not enough room to dance at my house
    we are always jammed with people eating, talking, and listening to the music.
    This is why I limit the number of attendees.
    E
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #16 - January 31st, 2019, 9:06 am
    Post #16 - January 31st, 2019, 9:06 am Post #16 - January 31st, 2019, 9:06 am
    With musicians, young folks and friends, we are getting pretty topped up...
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #17 - February 2nd, 2019, 11:08 am
    Post #17 - February 2nd, 2019, 11:08 am Post #17 - February 2nd, 2019, 11:08 am
    Please add me to the list.
    Cookie Monster
  • Post #18 - February 4th, 2019, 8:41 am
    Post #18 - February 4th, 2019, 8:41 am Post #18 - February 4th, 2019, 8:41 am
    Done always glad to see you, Dobra

    We're at 40 now, so unless you have something in your email pending from me,
    ( a few folks who I know don't check the board often or are friends in another direction)

    We are now officially on waitlist.
    If people drop out, I can add more on.
    Should be a delicious and tuneful time!
    Last edited by irisarbor on February 8th, 2019, 8:50 am, edited 1 time in total.
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #19 - February 5th, 2019, 10:41 pm
    Post #19 - February 5th, 2019, 10:41 pm Post #19 - February 5th, 2019, 10:41 pm
    Hi,

    I just noticed Joan is not attending this year. I will bring the pimento sandwiches on homemade Japanese milk bread.

    I may or may not trim the crust off.

    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 #20 - February 5th, 2019, 11:31 pm
    Post #20 - February 5th, 2019, 11:31 pm Post #20 - February 5th, 2019, 11:31 pm
    Julie and I will be making jambalaya. Laissez les bon temps rouler, cher! :)

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #21 - February 6th, 2019, 10:25 am
    Post #21 - February 6th, 2019, 10:25 am Post #21 - February 6th, 2019, 10:25 am
    The famous Ronnie suburban Jambalaya will be most welcome along with its originators!
    :D
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #22 - February 6th, 2019, 4:49 pm
    Post #22 - February 6th, 2019, 4:49 pm Post #22 - February 6th, 2019, 4:49 pm
    I will do Cajun hash.
  • Post #23 - February 11th, 2019, 2:26 pm
    Post #23 - February 11th, 2019, 2:26 pm Post #23 - February 11th, 2019, 2:26 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    I just noticed Joan is not attending this year. I will bring the pimento sandwiches on homemade Japanese milk bread.

    I may or may not trim the crust off.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    i'm only 'not attending', because i just saw the invitation this morning....
  • Post #24 - February 11th, 2019, 3:00 pm
    Post #24 - February 11th, 2019, 3:00 pm Post #24 - February 11th, 2019, 3:00 pm
    justjoan wrote:i'm only 'not attending', because i just saw the invitation this morning....

    I'm sorry about that.

    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 #25 - February 11th, 2019, 5:30 pm
    Post #25 - February 11th, 2019, 5:30 pm Post #25 - February 11th, 2019, 5:30 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:
    justjoan wrote:i'm only 'not attending', because i just saw the invitation this morning....

    I'm sorry about that.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    thanks cathy, that's what happens when i don't check the board often enough....i'm glad pimiento cheese sandwiches will be represented
  • Post #26 - February 13th, 2019, 1:25 pm
    Post #26 - February 13th, 2019, 1:25 pm Post #26 - February 13th, 2019, 1:25 pm
    Just a few weeks out-
    If you're still TBD on your dishes- now is good time to start planning so others can figure out what they want to make as well... :wink:
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #27 - February 13th, 2019, 8:10 pm
    Post #27 - February 13th, 2019, 8:10 pm Post #27 - February 13th, 2019, 8:10 pm
    I apologize for not picking a dish before now. I have some crawfish ---the real thing, from Henderson, Louisiana, not that stuff from China :lol: :lol: --- so I'm thinking of making a crawfish dip.
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"
  • Post #28 - February 14th, 2019, 2:03 pm
    Post #28 - February 14th, 2019, 2:03 pm Post #28 - February 14th, 2019, 2:03 pm
    Looks like you have plenty of mains or I'd consider a nice dark-roux etouffee (but I don't think that'll travel well anyway). Right now I'm considering a collard greens casserole I've made once before.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #29 - February 14th, 2019, 2:12 pm
    Post #29 - February 14th, 2019, 2:12 pm Post #29 - February 14th, 2019, 2:12 pm
    IDK- etoufee sounds awesome-
    and you guys don't live that far away...
    everything always gets gobbled up- esp the good stuff LOL
    but whatever works for you is fine with us!
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #30 - February 14th, 2019, 3:34 pm
    Post #30 - February 14th, 2019, 3:34 pm Post #30 - February 14th, 2019, 3:34 pm
    i'm thrilled to be included in the festivities... i'm going to be coming from a friend's birthday luncheon, so it'll have to be something i can make the day before (which eliminates my first choice-ham or shrimp paste biscuits)..... after some flipping through my southern/cajun/creole cookbooks, where there are a huge number of recipes that are not any of those things...i'm going with pecan-bourbon bars: not totally authentic...but manageable with my time/space constraints and tasty, too.

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