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Old 07-09-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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Summer parties - anyone?

Who is planning a summer party? I found myself with less than a week's notice having a Bastille Day party. It isn't a full meal (I'm looking at late afternoon, but before supper), and I happen to have a half-wheel of goat brie (yes, those of you who read other lines, a locally made cheese) and on Saturday I'll pick up some crusty bread. I also have a container of Alouette cheese spread (also a local product). The friend who is guest of honor lives in France and almost always brings me some sort of food product (and I have a jar of pate from her last visit that will come out). I have no intentions of cooking, and my friends are all big on potluck. Someone actually already brought me a French flag, and I suspect another one may be coming, to decorate the porch rail. I'm considering making a quiche the day before. What are your plans, and do any of you have any French ideas?

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Old 07-09-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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Might be having a few unplanned hurricane parties.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:29 PM   #3
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We used to have a BBQ at least twice a summer here for the building. The first one was always paid for and planned by the residents. But the ones who were doing the cooking would pick a date toward the end of the month. Just when everyone was broke waiting for their next SS check to come. I refused to participate in that one. I didn't want to encourage bad planning and stubbornness. The second was sponsored and paid for by Management. I used to bring my own meat to that one. The cook is still stuck in that Italian Dressing for a marinade. He marinades EVERYTHING in it. He has no imagination when it comes to a BBQ. Should we have one this year, I think I will make myself a pizza and do it on the grill. Since it is our grill, no one can tell me NO! I have a round cutting board. Looks like a thick peel. Even has a handle. I can spread the dough out on it and slip it right onto the grill. I would like to show the rest of the residents that we do have choices.

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Might be having a few unplanned hurricane parties.
What do you do at a hurricane party?
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What do you do at a hurricane party?
You hope your roof doesn't get blow off or your house destroyed. See Andrew or Katrina.
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You hope your roof doesn't get blow off or your house destroyed. See Andrew or Katrina.
I meant other than try to survive. Do people get together and party while the hurricane is going on?
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Who is planning a summer party? I found myself with less than a week's notice having a Bastille Day party. It isn't a full meal (I'm looking at late afternoon, but before supper), and I happen to have a half-wheel of goat brie (yes, those of you who read other lines, a locally made cheese) and on Saturday I'll pick up some crusty bread. I also have a container of Alouette cheese spread (also a local product). The friend who is guest of honor lives in France and almost always brings me some sort of food product (and I have a jar of pate from her last visit that will come out). I have no intentions of cooking, and my friends are all big on potluck. Someone actually already brought me a French flag, and I suspect another one may be coming, to decorate the porch rail. I'm considering making a quiche the day before. What are your plans, and do any of you have any French ideas?
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A crisp salad w/ Dijon vinaigrette. Mediterranean olives. Grape clusters or really any summer fruits. A baguette or mini croissants. Gougeres. Although you already have nice cheeses and presumably cheese in the quiche. A wee glass of real champagne. And yes, let them eat cake !!
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Salade Nicoise.
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I meant other than try to survive. Do people get together and party while the hurricane is going on?
Usually only the college students Although, when we lost power for a week after Isabel, we cooked all our food from the fridge and freezer and shared with the neighbors. We also cleaned up as a group and shared meals.
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