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Old 08-13-2006, 08:26 AM   #21
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After the old guys military unit reception, the next event will be my husband's 60th birthday party. I'm planing on all foods from the 50s and 60s (as I mentioned before, my music is all old stuff so I'm good there). Jerry says he wants meat loaf and mashed potatoes. I'm going to ask folk to bring their favorite dish from the era (should be fun since quite a few of our guests will not have been born!). What do you remember from that time?
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Old 08-13-2006, 08:32 AM   #22
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What do you remember from that time?
Getting our first tv and record player, playing chubby checkers and dancing with my sisters in the living room.
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Old 08-13-2006, 08:41 AM   #23
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"What do you remember from that time?"
Cocktail wiennies in a Tomato soup 'bbq' sauce... ;)
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Sour Cream/Onion Soup dip
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Old 08-14-2006, 06:40 PM   #24
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Angels on Horseback - water chestnuts wrapped in bacon

Olives wrapped in a cheese pastry and baked. Seems like the pimento was taken out and it was stuffed with an almond or something.

Cans of smoked oysters

You have to serve that green bean casserole with a can of soup poured over it and topped with fried onions.

Sounds like it will be a fun party.
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:29 AM   #25
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Well, I had a think-tank get-together with the daughter (my friend) of the WWII guy we're throwing a reception for, and she thinks all our ideas are good ones. My suggestion was an early-ish party, happy hour time, yet with enough food to make it supper if needed. I'm ashamed to say I'm going to use a lot of pre made, heat up appetizers. I think I'll buy pre-made meat balls, then douse them in home-made sauces and throw them in a crock pot. skewers of fruit and veggies. I want it to be hearty enough for those who want to make dinner out of it. But still finger food. The main reason I'm using a lot of frozen stuff is that I'm expecting house guests for the rest of the month, and am throwing my brunch that week as well. So there is a lot going on. I'm hoping a bunch of frozen and re-heated stuff with some home-made sauces will do. I know this crowd, it will. No one is expecting a caterer, they know we're just folks.
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Old 08-31-2006, 09:04 AM   #26
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Not an event, but we are having friends for dinner on Saturday. I still don't know what I will make except for dessert. I'm making flan and also pound cake, both will be served with fruits - figs, honeydew, strawberries, peaches, raspberries. I want the main course to be something make ahead, but can't decide on a roast or some sort, steak, chicken - They are good friends and not hard to please so I'm sure I'll come up with something. I know a big salad or my pears stuffed with cheese mixture will probably be part and most everything goes with that - I may make the hash brown casserole - You can see I'm still quite iffy. Good thing my freezer and fridge are full of stuff.
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:59 AM   #27
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Well, my first group of company (a Jr High girlfriend & her hubby -- wow, we've known each other 30+ years!) are going to leave in the morning, then the WWII guys will be here at around 4:30. So I'm going to go back to bed here in a few minutes and hope to catch a few ZZZs before I have to hit the grocery store and start cooking. There was a tragedy in one of the families of my brunch group, so I postponed my brunch day for a week or two until things quiet down a bit.
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Old 09-16-2006, 10:51 AM   #28
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DH's boss is flying into town next week. He's an American from the mid-west. He's graciously accepted our invitation to have dinner at home next Saturday. He's bringing a fellow American so there'll be just four of us.

I'm thinking for mains it will be roast chicken and beef stew. (I know the boss doesn't like fish. I don't know about the other guy so having two mains is playing it safe.)

For the beef stew, I'm considering a great spanish ox tongue recipe. However, do you guys think he'll freak out with ox tongue? If so, I can substitute the tongue with beef shank instead, although they'll miss out on that creamy melt-in-the-mouth texture which only the ox tongue has.

What do you think?
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Do you really know the boss? Would he enjoy Thai cuisine instead coming there and eating American food? I would make a Thai dinner, maybe with ingredients that aren't too 'foreign' to make him uncomfortable. I bet he'd enjoy it very much.
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Old 09-16-2006, 11:28 AM   #30
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Half-baked, The Little Prince is also my most favorite! It's always by my bedside.

I've met the boss once before. He also lived here in Bangkok for a few years so he's familiar with Thai food. Dh mentioned though that the boss is not really into serious Thai food. Given the two mid-western American guys, I feel that at least one main dish should be western. And since I find it weird to mix asian and western food, I'm thinking of going all western.
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