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Old 03-08-2012, 02:28 PM   #11
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That sounds like a good choice Steve. Who wouldn't like grilled chicken?
I certainly wouldn't cave to the temptation to serve something Indian for the sides either. Have you thought about the "American" sides?
Yes, I'll probably do something like baked beans and oven roasted potatoes. And maybe a side of cornbread, too. We had a Spanish exchange student stay with us a couple of years ago who ended up addicted to cornbread with honey.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:58 PM   #12
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took a dinner to my grandson's house for his bday. does that count? he is allergic to my cats.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:03 PM   #13
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We tend to go out. Holiday dinners at my place are the big draw for kids at work who have no place to go for the holidays. Generally I will just cook up something big and haul it to work to share.
We did this when we were in the military. That is to say, had dinners for young people who really had no place to go for the holidays. It wasn't Thanksgiving or Christmas without a young GI at the table.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:09 PM   #14
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took a dinner to my grandson's house for his bday. does that count? he is allergic to my cats.
Hey, it all counts to me. Whenever I have people over for a meal, I put some aside for a shut-in friend of mine. She's arthritically crippled into a C-shape, cannot move. Has no teeth. But I always put aside some food for her, it is one of her last pleasures (and believe it or not, she isn't overweight, I would be in her position).
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:12 PM   #15
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We did this when we were in the military. That is to say, had dinners for young people who really had no place to go for the holidays. It wasn't Thanksgiving or Christmas without a young GI at the table.
Did the same when I was in college, then it was students who were stuck in the dorms over the holiday. Lots of fun to have 20-30 kids around. I just know that if I had kids, I would want to know some nice person was taking care of them when circumstances needed it.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:12 PM   #16
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Had the parents over for an Indian night (the last time they had Indian, we were in London. 15 years ago). I made:
tomato curry soup
spiced chickpeas
garlic naan
chicken tikka masala
Pistachio kulfi with a saffron sauce
Gee, invite me to your next party. Indian is one cuisine I cannot get in this area unless I do it myself. I man literally, I'd have to make naan from scratch. I'm jealous.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:44 AM   #17
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If you take a dish, at least you know there is something you will eat. J/K. I like taking food to a party/get together.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:54 AM   #18
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Had the parents over for an Indian night (the last time they had Indian, we were in London. 15 years ago). I made:
tomato curry soup
spiced chickpeas
garlic naan
chicken tikka masala
Pistachio kulfi with a saffron sauce
I would also like an invite to this party if you're serving a feast like this

Tomato curry soup sounds very interesting to me, do you have a recipe that you use?
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:41 AM   #19
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We did this when we were in the military. That is to say, had dinners for young people who really had no place to go for the holidays. It wasn't Thanksgiving or Christmas without a young GI at the table.
We do something similar at work. We put out the word and invite people that may not be able to be with their families.

I live in a city where there are a lot of transplants, people move here for work opportunities. A majority of our friends are not native to the area and their families are elsewhere.
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Gee, invite me to your next party. Indian is one cuisine I cannot get in this area unless I do it myself. I man literally, I'd have to make naan from scratch. I'm jealous.
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I would also like an invite to this party if you're serving a feast like this

Tomato curry soup sounds very interesting to me, do you have a recipe that you use?
You're both invited, should you ever make it to Massachusetts.

jonnyjonny, I have two versions. One for when I have energy, and one for when I'm being a lazyass. Which version would you like?
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