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Triangle Pre-Thanksgiving Get Together?


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the most fun come from something more subtle like indie rock.

Our theme will be the New Pornographers, Hot Hot Heat, and the Buzzcocks.

Enjoy. :raz:

I'll need to research this. I'm gettin on in age, don't know what these kids are listening to these days.

peak performance is predicated on proper pan preparation...

-- A.B.

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the most fun come from something more subtle like indie rock.

Our theme will be the New Pornographers, Hot Hot Heat, and the Buzzcocks.

Enjoy. :raz:

I'll need to research this. I'm gettin on in age, don't know what these kids are listening to these days.

OK, then Fishbone, the Jam, and Agent Orange.

Dean McCord

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Well, since no one is speaking out, I'm making an "executive" decision -- we'll have the get together at my house on Saturday, November 22. Time to be determined.

What I need:

Commitment from those who are to attend.

Ideas for a quasi-theme.

Do we want to cook together, or shall I be in charge of the bulk of cooking and sourcing?

We'll want a per person budget. I'm thinking $30-$40 a head will result in a pretty damn fine meal, and we could splurge for some exotic ingredients. Maine lobster and urchin risotto, anyone? :wink: Truffles involve a $40 supplement, of course!

Dean McCord

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El Bulli-WD50-Trio-Cafe-Atlantico-Minibar-Style Night?  :wacko:

Hmmmm. That would take a shitload of work. Lemmethinkaboutit.

Hence the :wacko:

Perhaps something more focused like an all ravioli dinner? Someone could crank out fresh pasta, a few folks working on fillings and sauces(some could be made ahead, I imagine), and someone who can boil water and keep time.

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-- A.B.

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Well, since no one is speaking out, I'm making an "executive" decision -- we'll have the get together at my house on Saturday, November 22.

Don't let this guy fool you. I am sure this was his master plan all along. He'd rather stay at his home than go out any day of the week. Last time I saw him out, you should have seen what he . . . (nah, nevermind).

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I think dinner in is a fabulous idea. And I hope you know I didn't expect you to take indie rock seriously...that lunch sucked, frankly: irony and hunger do not marry well. I'd love to be a part of it, and am willing to supply/cook/bake whatever. As for themes...northern mexican? Tamales, handmade tortillas, salt roasted fish, cajeta...just an idea.

"Godspeed all the bakers at dawn... may they all cut their thumbs and bleed into their buns til they melt away..."

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El Bulli-WD50-Trio-Cafe-Atlantico-Minibar-Style Night?  :wacko:

Hmmmm. That would take a shitload of work. Lemmethinkaboutit.

Hence the :wacko:

Perhaps something more focused like an all ravioli dinner? Someone could crank out fresh pasta, a few folks working on fillings and sauces(some could be made ahead, I imagine), and someone who can boil water and keep time.

All ravioli is a bit, well, um, too ravioli-ish. A pasta tasting a la Babbo would work, however. I'll start working on the short ribs pasta right now. :wink:

Dean McCord

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Well, since no one is speaking out, I'm making an "executive" decision -- we'll have the get together at my house on Saturday, November 22.

Don't let this guy fool you. I am sure this was his master plan all along. He'd rather stay at his home than go out any day of the week. Last time I saw him out, you should have seen what he . . . (nah, nevermind).

Not this time. I would have gladly gone out, but as Zeb knows, having 4 kids puts a crimp on our eating out abilities -- something he's soon to learn with his impending fatherhood.

Dean McCord

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I think dinner in is a fabulous idea. And I hope you know I didn't expect you to take indie rock seriously...that lunch sucked, frankly: irony and hunger do not marry well. I'd love to be a part of it, and am willing to supply/cook/bake whatever. As for themes...northern mexican? Tamales, handmade tortillas, salt roasted fish, cajeta...just an idea.

Phlawless, do you know the best place in the area for Latino supplies? Northern Mexican is not something I'm overly familiar with, but it could be a hoot.

Let's keep discussing ideas, and then we'll decide by the end of the week.

So, who else is in????

Dean McCord

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I just had a weird craving for grilled cheese and tomato soup. How bout a theme along those lines, but really open it up creativity-wise? We could come up with a list of comfort food staples and/or pedestrian sounding dishes and assign them to the attendees.

Macaroni and cheese?

Franks and beans?

Tuna casserole?

Green bean casserole?

Okay, it might be the nyquil talking. Major head cold. Just an idea.

peak performance is predicated on proper pan preparation...

-- A.B.

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I just had a weird craving for grilled cheese and tomato soup. How bout a theme along those lines, but really open it up creativity-wise? We could come up with a list of comfort food staples and/or pedestrian sounding dishes and assign them to the attendees.

Macaroni and cheese?

Franks and beans?

Tuna casserole?

Green bean casserole?

Okay, it might be the nyquil talking. Major head cold. Just an idea.

Go to bed, man. You're deranged. :wacko:

Dean McCord

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I just had a weird craving for grilled cheese and tomato soup. How bout a theme along those lines, but really open it up creativity-wise? We could come up with a list of comfort food staples and/or pedestrian sounding dishes and assign them to the attendees.

Macaroni and cheese?

Franks and beans?

Tuna casserole?

Green bean casserole?

Okay, it might be the nyquil talking. Major head cold. Just an idea.

Go to bed, man. You're deranged. :wacko:

Come on, open your mind man. We could hire a lunch lady from one of the local high school cafeterias to slop that stuff on a plate with a big spoon with a loud THWACK.

peak performance is predicated on proper pan preparation...

-- A.B.

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OK, A.D., your idea didn't totally suck, and more importantly, you're coming up with ideas, unlike me. :unsure:

So far, though, we have a whopping group of 3 (not counting dates, spouses, etc.). Phlawless, you coming alone? AD, I know your situation, and Zeb, as usual, can't make it. What about the rest of the NC crew???? Joler, Weka, Ditsy, timothycdavis, kpurvis, Random Alias, Florida Jim, soupkitchen???

Dean McCord

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As for Latino market, there is a fantasitic one in Durham, La Superiore, off Roxboro Rd. It has a butcher shop and serves some food as well...as for me coming solo I don't know if my sweetie will come or not, I will let you know.

"Godspeed all the bakers at dawn... may they all cut their thumbs and bleed into their buns til they melt away..."

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I'll be honest: I have absolutely no clue about good, authentic Mexican food. I'm a bit too Eurocentric, perhaps.

Phlawless, care to steer us on this? I do have 2 Rick Bayless cookbooks! :wink: (although I hate to cook out of cookbooks!)

Dean McCord

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