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Old 03-18-2006, 11:20 PM   #11
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Oh, I picked a real nice one It's gonna be on Patio beach, it's on the military base - my husband's law enforcement, so we're lucky enough to have access to it. It has no seaweed, just white sand and clear water And it will most likely be just us! It will cost us 1$ per civillian.
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Old 03-19-2006, 03:27 PM   #12
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Ok here is what I have confirmed so far:
Pork with black beans, rice
Conch fritters
Fruit platter
Individual key lime pies (we'll put them on a three-tiered thingie so it's more wedding cake-ish)


Is anything missing? Do I add peel and eat shrimp, or is that too much?
What kind of drinks should I serve, to follow the theme?
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Old 03-19-2006, 03:34 PM   #13
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Red Stripe beer (you said it was casual, right?)
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Old 03-19-2006, 07:27 PM   #14
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Casual, yes. I've never heard of red stripe beer, how is it and is it easy to find?
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Old 03-19-2006, 07:46 PM   #15
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I'd add the shrimp, for sure, and a salad of some sort to round out your menu. I don't mean to push my slaw, but it would really be good with the other things you're having, and it's so easy.

I could eat my weight in conch fritters.

What sort of beverage are you looking for? My husband makes a great punch with a "punch". Everyone loves it...you can't even taste the alcohol.
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Old 03-19-2006, 09:22 PM   #16
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A punch would be good! How does he make it?

I was thinking of serving cocktails, since I don't think we'll have champagne or all that fancy stuff this time around. I'd keep that for after the beach though. TJ's friends enjoy a stiffer drink

I will go through your recipe again, I was just worried to be planning too much food. I've never organized anything for more than 5 people. And I know it's easy to go overboard with weddings!
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Old 03-20-2006, 04:13 PM   #17
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Casual, yes. I've never heard of red stripe beer, how is it and is it easy to find?
Hi biev. Red Stripe is a Jamaican beer that I particularly like. Should be easy to find in the Keys.
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Old 03-20-2006, 05:20 PM   #18
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Here you go...everyone likes this.

Kim's Fever Water

1 big jug cheap vodka
1 big jug cheap rum
1 gallon orange juice
1 lb sugar (or to taste)
1 small bottle grenadine
1 large jar maraschino cherries
2 oranges, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 lime, sliced

Fill a 5 gallon water cooler about 2/3 full of ice. Pour in all the above. Stir with a baseball bat. Best if you let it stand for a few hours, but that seldom happens around here.
If, by chance, you have any left over, put it in the freezer. It makes a great slush.

We had this at our wedding, and no one wanted to leave the reception. But the ranger ran us out at dark. LOL
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Let's all go to Connie and Kim's and have a par-tay!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-21-2006, 04:37 AM   #20
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Thanks Constance! lol I'll need to find a baseball bat...

I gave the other recipes some more thought. I don't think we'll be able to do the shrimp after all, the ice would melt and they would end up floating in water. Every time I bring a water cooler full of ice to my husband's races I find my gatorade floating in water by the time I open it

I asked my husband if he liked coleslaw, he said "ooh I love the word Slaw!" I think I will go with that, I just realized that we had no vegetables.

It's been decided that we would go to the in-laws after the beach, so I was thinking of having a little cocktail there - but nothing my friends can tweak to get me too drunk so this is the best part, I get to try different ones now and see if I like them
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