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Let's cook! let's eat!
Posted November 6th, 2009 - 5:53 am by from Key West, United States (Permalink)
awright, y'all - listen up! This group needs a fire under its ass, so I guess I'll be the spark, see if we can get together and chow down B4 I head south 4 the winter...

ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2009: shall we re-ignite this group with good food, good times Philly CouchSurfer style? let's make Derek proud...

by then, all the Thanksgiving goodies should be on sale. I would love to try a deep-fried turkey, it would be a first for me. Or, I could hit Reading Terminal Market, get a lovely 7-bone roast, and make Yankee Dinner for 6-8 people. I'm a helluva cook (check out my references on my profile), love to see my friends enjoy what I just served them. BUT --- I need a kitchen in PHL. Anyone wanna help me out?

Who's hungry? who's in? any ideas for a place, theme etc. are welcome. Anyone own a big deep fryer for the bird? It will probably be quite cold by mid-month, so Hot 'n Hearty is the order of the day.

Love ya, now Let's EAT! ~ Dave

Posted November 7th, 2009 - 5:47 am by from Philadelphia, United States (Permalink)
My house is available - in East Oak Lane (Philly). I don't have a deep fryer.

Posted November 7th, 2009 - 2:51 pm by from Key West, United States (Permalink)
Excellent! thank you, Judy! Meeting you is on my do-it-now list. Aren't Banaue's rice terraces wonderful? I lived in the islands for 7 years.

Any thoughts or menu ideas? I'm wide open. What will be an ideal # of guests, based on your home and your lifestyle? I can go cozy or crowded...

regards ~ Dave

Posted November 8th, 2009 - 9:34 pm by from Philadelphia, United States (Permalink)
Yes,Dave, the rice terraces are amazing... though I almost fell walking along them. I had 2 little kids front and back holding my hands (and I was a lot younger then). But the climb was well worth it. Got to be at the traditional feast and dancing, etc.
I like potluck. I could make a vegetarian main dish (African or Indian) or a salad. The more people the merrier... but it seems tough to get many people around Philly from this group - in my limited experience as a CSer here.
I am also heading to Florida in December.

Posted November 10th, 2009 - 6:08 am by from Havertown, United States (Permalink)
Okay, I think I'm in for this month's 3rd Sunday Potluck. I look forward to meeting you, Judy, and making you and Dave a smoked salmon omelet.

I'll be there unless there's an early fall of snow and the slopes open early again this year, in which case I will ski with a big smile, and then be following both Dave and Judy back down to Florida where it's warm!

Posted November 10th, 2009 - 6:37 pm by from Key West, United States (Permalink)
ROCK ON, LADIES! finally, it's happening! anyone else hungry?

so...is this event Breakfast? Brunch? or Dinner at Dawn, to welcome that virgin wilderness known as the week ahead?
y'all make the call, and Downtown Dave will be there to do the dishes ( I live to serve).

Judy, as our gracious hostess, please lead your flock safely to your Philly phold > > > also, in the interest of having a lively group on Sunday, may I post a hyperlink informing the PHL members of our event?

please respond at your leisure -

CS message to FLORIDAVE and/or
856.537.7372 (land line @ my sister's home, where I live)
856.383.2524 (sister Becca's cell #)
856.217.1069 (my/ our shared cell phone)

my stomach is growling! ~ Dave

Posted November 11th, 2009 - 11:29 pm by from Philadelphia, United States (Permalink)
I'm thinking early dinner... 3pm ish. So people can arrive while it's still light. I can go earlier (1pm) if you need to cook. Let me know. Yes, Dave, you can post it.
I live at the northern end of Philly, just off Broad St.
6620 N. 13th St - the SW corner of 13th and Oak Lane. Walk up the path on the Oak Lane side and come up the steps to the front door (13th St. side). If you have any problems, call me - 215-548-0148.
Smoking - outside only. People can bring musical instruments if they want.

Posted November 11th, 2009 - 11:53 pm by from Key West, United States (Permalink)
thank you! yes, I'd like to cook - I will call you. Still considering menu, probably a Yankee dinner - beef roast w/ potatoes, onions and carrots. Side of mushrooms in Burgundy? AW - hungry again!

~ Dave

Posted November 12th, 2009 - 11:19 pm by from Havertown, United States (Permalink)
Judy and Dave, I look forward to seeing you both.

Is there an event page? It kind of looks like it's just the three of thus far. If you'd be interested in me trying out some omelet concoctions on you, I could be prepared for that. Cooking time is quick on those, and I would do them as ordered up, so I shouldn't need to arrive early for that.

Judy, how is the parking situation near you? I'll be coming from Delaware County so will be driving.

Bon Appétit!

Posted November 12th, 2009 - 11:20 pm by from Havertown, United States (Permalink)
Dave, would the potatoes and mushroom dishes be vegetarian or are they cooked up with the beef? Just curious.

Posted November 13th, 2009 - 2:33 am by from Key West, United States (Permalink)
'Shrooms would be vegetarian (maybe a pat of real butter in there); other veggies roast w/ the beef, usually, for easy one-pot main dish, but I'm happy to cook some separately for this special event.

Posted November 13th, 2009 - 2:48 am by from Havertown, United States (Permalink)
Hey, no worries. Mushrooms are great! Do we have a rough head count? I could bring my tortellini salad if that would be preferable? Not sure omelets would go along with the Yankee dinner.

Posted November 13th, 2009 - 3:21 am by from Key West, United States (Permalink)
I've kinda had my heart set on one of your omelettes, Maura - and could use a few pointers toward perfecting mine. Maybe start with them, hold off the hunger while the roast cooks - about 2 hrs..? whatever works for you - it's as much about sharing, learning and bonding as it is about menus.

Will submit/ post event page later tonight/ early Fri.

~ D.

Posted November 13th, 2009 - 3:41 am by from Philadelphia, United States (Permalink)
There's plenty of parking on Oak Lane; someone can park in my driveway, behind me.
It looks like we'll have 3 main dishes, as I was going to make Nigerian groundnut stew (vegetarian). Or would you prefer Waldorf salad?

Posted November 13th, 2009 - 5:51 am by from Key West, United States (Permalink)
hi again, Judy - please grace the table w/ your Nigerian dish (unless anyone has a peanut allergy!). I may actually change to an ethnic dish as well: did you eat pancit in the Philippines? canton noodles from Chinatown w/bok choy, soy sauce, carrots...usually made w/ chicken or pork, but I sense a vegetarian theme emerging.

~ D.

Posted November 13th, 2009 - 12:24 pm by from Havertown, United States (Permalink)
The Nigerian stew sounds interesting and it's something new! I'll shoot to arrive around 2:30-3PM. That should give Dave some room to work in the kitchen. Omelets only take a couple of minutes each. I'll plan to make 2-different flavors! I'll also bring a bottle of vino.

Dave, don't worry about vegetarian or not. I've never had a problem finding food to eat!