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Old 10-28-2006, 04:03 PM   #11
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Good afternoon everyone

It's been crazy weather here today in northern NJ. Winds blowing like we were at Cape Horn, rain coming in from every angle, and then suddenly the sun appears, just to blacken all over again. Kinda romantic, actually.

I'm serving the Greek Pumpkin and Cheese pie as a first course (the recipe is currently enjoying high billing on the ethnic board). I added a bit of shallot along with the onion and a dash of nutmeg. It smells delicious. That will be served over a bed of arugula with candied cranberries.

Main course is T-bones, (rare for me, medium rare for Lou {and my kids if they join us}) with a burgundy mushroom sauce, oven roasted fingerling potatoes, sauteed corn cut off the cob, and souffled acorn squash.

I made a triple layer cheesecake for dessert.

Cocktail of the evening is Evan Williams bourbon, bottled 1996, neat. A Nappa Merlot 2002 (don't recall the vinyard, sorry) for the main course.

I am hoping for a spin in the hot tub, too!
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Old 10-28-2006, 04:07 PM   #12
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This reminds me...

I catered an Octoberfest party a couple weeks back, we had a great spread...sausages, ham, potatoes, all the trimmings and then chicken nuggets for the kids. Well, one of our staff mistakenly put the kid's chicken nuggets on the adult buffet table and they were the hit of the menu! By the time the kids came to eat, there were no nuggets left because the adults had finished them all!
I recently catered a wedding....and the bride requested cocktail franks in puff pastry! I could barely keep up with the demand for those suckers!
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Old 10-28-2006, 04:19 PM   #13
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Tonight is the last night of my performance. It's so many months of rehearsal and it's gone in one night. I'm gonna miss seeing the other company members every week. That being said, we'll be going out after the show tonight! We'll be going to this great place, here is their menu http://www.bigfatfishco.com/PDF/BigFatFishDinner.pdf
Once again, break a leg! Give 'em something to remember!

The menu looks good--I'll have the "ginger galic miso soup," the "Wakame seaweed salad," and the "Hosomake crab thin roll." Let me know when the first course arrives!
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Old 10-28-2006, 04:56 PM   #14
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I'm making General Tso's Chicken Wings, egg drop soup and fried rice. I'll send DH to the local Chinese Resturant and grab a few egg rolls as I prefer those to the frozen. Someday I'll try my hand at making those too.
I'm coming to your house, leave the light on ! lol
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:29 PM   #15
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Tonight is the last night of my performance. It's so many months of rehearsal and it's gone in one night. I'm gonna miss seeing the other company members every week. That being said, we'll be going out after the show tonight! We'll be going to this great place, here is their menu http://www.bigfatfishco.com/PDF/BigFatFishDinner.pdf

sounds good!!
Paul just said he'd be willing to drive 50 miles for a good dinner.
How far is Bellingham from here?


Oh we are having left over cabbage casserole for dinner tonight.
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Old 10-28-2006, 06:38 PM   #16
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I'm coming to your house, leave the light on ! lol
Come on over Barb.....Dinners already done and eaten but I'd be happy to make more.
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Come on over Barb.....Dinners already done and eaten but I'd be happy to make more.
Thanks , but I will wait till next time--just post early ! lol
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Old 10-28-2006, 07:07 PM   #18
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Just finished picking the last of the herbs from the garden as we had a freeze. I am grilling out salmon and made a mango salsa to go with it. I chop up a fresh mango, add chopped cucumber and red onion. I chop up cilantro and maybe basil as well as a small clove of garlic. I add enough extra virgin olive oil and a dash of lime juice, salt and pepper to taste. It's in the refrigerator marinating for awhile and it should be great.
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Old 10-28-2006, 07:45 PM   #19
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Potato soup with smoked turkey in it.
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Old 10-28-2006, 11:54 PM   #20
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My mom and spent the day cleaning out my spare bedroom. Because I am acquiring their bedroom furniture now that they are moving and have been using the spare bedroom as storage unit. So, after all that throwing away stuff we were too tired to cook dinner. Luckily, for us the local volunteer fire department was having fundraiser dinner to earn money for some portable water tanks. They served Indian tacos with beans. dessert, and a beverage. Well worth the $10.00 and the money goes to a good cause.
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