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eGullet NJ Pig-BBQ & Potluck, Sunday, 9/21/03


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Another option, is for everyone to clean out their miscellaneous paper goods (I think this should be in addition to someone bringing just enough for everyone as outlined above), that way there'd be extra plates too. I know I have some Cinco De Mayo party plates in the back of my pantry... :rolleyes:

i'll bring a buncha bags. also will clean out extra plates and forks and stuff.

Herb aka "herbacidal"

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Current RSVP list:

Alanz + Lauren & Joshua - enigmatic pasta (3)

Andrew Fenton & the Mrs. - Banana Pudding (2)

Curdnerd & family - mac & cheese + supplying the location, that's enough (Cheese Shop will be open for the first hour or so of the event) (5)

Dbrociner + wife, Stephanie, and daughter Sophia - sweet potato casserole and garbage bags (3)

docsconz + wife & kids - home-made fresh apple-cider (5)

Double 0 + family - collards and maybe a tray of mac & cheese* (*see Curdnerd's post about mac & cheese) (4)

dumpling - non-alcoholic drinks and/or dumplings and/or wicked good blueberry PIE (1)

Elyse (took johnjohn's offer of a ride) - bringing pecan pie (1)

Fat Guy & Ellen (2)

Fink - bringing the cooked pig(s) at the reduced price of $4 per person (1?**)

herbacidal (1)

hjshorter (Heather & Scott) - (maybe 2?**)

howard88 - Cole Slaw (2)

Hscottk + wife - baked beans (2)

Jason & Rachel Perlow - name tags, ice, homemade sorbets/ices, maybe ice cream (2)

jmcgrath - smoked chicken? (1?**)

jogoode - maybe (1?**)

johnjohn - brownies (1) (offering rides from NYC or Long Island to Elyse...)

Jonathan Sibley (1)

JosephB & Donna, (sans puppy) - corn and tomato savory pastry (2)

KatieLoeb - Pastitsio (1)

herbacidal - (1?**)

hillbill - (offering rides from Staten Island/Ferry) - (maybe 1?**)

Kim WB + guest - dessert from Pierre at Wegmans and a case of bottled water (2)

Lisa1349 + guest - PA Wine, Mint Juleps and Victory Beer from Downington, PA (2)

Liz Johnson + husband - Dr. Pepper Cake,a table? (2)

LReda & Sue & children (2-6?**)

=Mark - ice, marinated grilled portobella mushrooms, table & chairs (1)

NewYorkTexan - maybe (1)

pnapoli + guest - cornbread & chili (2)

Randi + friend - fresh fruit and a dip for it (2)

rlibkind (Bob & Jean Sue) - baked beans (2)

RockADS21 + Mrs. Rock (2)

Rosie & Lowell - napkins, health salad (I think that's some kind of cole slaw) (2)

sabg - (1?**)

Slkinsey + bergerka - Ginger Snaps (needs a ride from NYC), derby-style bourbon pecan pie (2)

SobaAddict70 - spicy marinated olives, some other appetizing tidbits (1)

Suzanne and HWOE; potato salad of mysterious ethnicity (2)

Suzilightening - since she's planning on arriving late, she should probably bring a dessert (definite maybe) (1)

Tommy & the Mrs. - non-food stuffs (ice, paper plates, cutlery , napkins, cups, garbage bags) (2)

Right now we're at 74-80 approximately. **Please confirm your numbers, especially if there's a question park next to your entry above.

To Summarize Curdnerd's post/rules:

  • 1. No Dogs.
    2. Making mac & cheese.
    3. Kids Welcome - someone needs to organize some kid activities and parents need to supervise them at all times
    4. We're going to be using lots of small tents.
    5. Cheese Shop will be open for the first hour or so of the event.
    6. place marker. (perhaps a cap on the number of people? or parking instructions?)

Other notes:

  • 1. We must completely clean up after ourselves. Everyone bring an extra bag or two and leave with some garbage, please.
    2. Tents (not camping tents, party tents), tables & chairs -- the more the merrier.
    3. The pig is $4 per person (kids count)
    4. Remember to check the RSVP list for what you offered to bring -- and before posting that you are thinking of bringing baked beans, I think two people making baked beans is enough.

i don't know how many people are bringing coolers, but i'm sure if everyone just threw a couple of bags of ice in, we'll be fine.  unless there's a need for ice that i'm not thinking of.

Excellent suggestion, tommy. If you are bringing your food in a cooler, take note of above.

Current Menu:

The menu, so far.* If you are still trying to figure out what to bring... I think we are short on veggie (not starchy) side dishes. Also, we need bread. Some iced tea and lemonade would be nice. More appetizers.

Beverages

home-made fresh apple-cider

bottled water

BYOB

PA Wine, Mint Juleps and Victory Beer

Appetizers

Dumplings?

fresh fruit and a dip for it (or is this a dessert?)

marinated olives

French Kisses (dates & foie gras???)

Mains

ROASTED/SMOKED PIG - that is the point of this whole thing, right?)

Pastitsio

Chili

Sides

Starchy

enigmatic pasta

mac & cheese

sweet potato casserole

baked beans (2 people are bringing baked beans)

corn and tomato savory pastry

potato salad of mysterious ethnicity

corn bread

Veggie

Collards

Cole Slaw

marinated grilled portobella mushrooms

health salad

Desserts

Banana Pudding

blueberry PIE

pecan pie

homemade sorbets/ices

brownies

something chocolate from Pierre at Wegmans

Dr. Pepper Cake

Ginger Snaps

derby-style bourbon pecan pie

Misc (aka the more the merrier (TMTM))

Dry goods

tables, chairs, tents

ice

* If what you offered to bring isn't on the list, please PM me with edits. I'm bleary eyed after (BRUCE) concert tonight.

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this is subject to change between now and the week before the pig pickin:

spicy marinated olives (99% chance this WON'T be taken off the menu)

French kisses (prunes and figs/dates, depending on what I can get)

Oven roasted tomatoes (sliced tomatoes that have been seasoned with sea salt, cracked black pepper, EVOO and spices, then roasted until caramelized and slightly shriveled)

Wilted greens (chard, cabbage and escarole, stewed with bacon fat, caramelized onions and a splash of balsamic or other vinegar)

Soba

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doubt it.

especially since i have to up my guest count. :biggrin::laugh:

'twil be me plus 1-3 others.

will know more as we get closer, and will note that here, obviously.

Edited by herbacidal (log)

Herb aka "herbacidal"

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i'll bring some sarcone's for bread.

i'll also bring a self-infused vodka.

i can easily bring chinese dumplings, if the peanut gallery deems it desirable.

Herb, what kind of dumplings were you thinking about? I'm down for dumplings, pie and non-alcoholic drinks.

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i'll bring some sarcone's for bread.

i'll also bring a self-infused vodka.

i can easily bring chinese dumplings, if the peanut gallery deems it desirable.

Herb, what kind of dumplings were you thinking about? I'm down for dumplings, pie and non-alcoholic drinks.

probably just pork.

then again, i could actually make some.

jeez, you got me started. been a long time since i thought about interesting and rarely seen fillings for dumplings.

Herb aka "herbacidal"

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With so many people, will it really be a problem if there are multiple potato salads, beans, or pies? I think not! I mean, who wants to schlep 25 pounds of perishable food for 75 people?

However, as the day grows nearer, and the count gets higher, people can PM me for quantities to make if you really, really want to bring enough for EVERYONE.

Thank you, Rachel, for keeping the list, the count, and the menu. You are beyond rubies (NO I DON'T MEAN HER!!! :wink: )

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i'll bring some sarcone's for bread.

Whazzat?

This?

Yeah, that's the stuff. Fabulous bread and the very best hoagie places in Philadelphia will only use Sarcone's bread and rolls. Crusty outside with a decided snap to it, soft inside. Great stuff and probably the best thing in the world for sopping up picked pig.

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With the prospect of tasting something infused with... someone?

Actually, it has been kind of slow around here.

of course.

who wouldn't want a vodka infused with a pound of flesh?

Herb aka "herbacidal"

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you know elyse,

right now as we're going back and forth with this,

this sounds like a grown up version of the 4 year old boy eating bugs just because it grosses out the 4 year old girl next door.

Herb aka "herbacidal"

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