Super Sunday

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Super Sunday
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Sun, 04-14-2013 - 1:03pm

1. What's for dinner?

2. When invited to BBQ's in the summer, what signature dish do you usually bring?

3. Where did your parents meet?

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In reply to: merella
Mon, 04-15-2013 - 9:13am

If I knew you were coming, I'd leave the pine nuts out!  Actually, I don't assemble it until I get to the gathering b/c the spinach will get slimy if the dressing is on it ahead of time, so it's easy enough for me to verify that no one has a nut allergy before I put it together.

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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 9:15am

 have an aunt who loves backyard summer parties. She has a pool, a trampoline, yard games, a fire pit, a really nice grill, and a ton of comfortable outdoor furniture. She absolutely loves throwing these little parties, and we love attending them. We contribute with passing dishes so that she can keep costs down and have more parties. She has these parties every other weekend or so through the summer, so the expense would add up quickly.

Yep, I agree. It really adds up when you have parties with the food and drinks. I LOVE to entertain but I can't always do so as I usually go overboard with everything (lol) and it costs way too much. For BBQ's at others homes recently we have, all just do hot dogs and hamburgers (when usually everyone would add steak, chicken, fish, etc) and then the host will made one or 2 sides while everyone else brings a side. There is usually tons to drink too as the host will get stuff and everyone will bring beer, wine, liquor. 


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In reply to: merella
Mon, 04-15-2013 - 9:19am

sorry, duplicate post.

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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 10:03am
Seriously, Live a little, Lol!

 


 


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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 10:06am

jamblessedthree wrote:
Seriously, Live a little, Lol!

Who is that you two think is so deprived as to be not living?

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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 10:08am

Seriously, Live a little, Lol!

lol. I can't see going out and now being a little bad. If you are in serious weight loss mode then yes, I understand not trying everything. I try to be good during the week so that if I am going out, I won't feel guilty when I try that dip or dessert that someone made. 

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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 10:08am

springfever2013 wrote:
My gf is a chef so we love when she has dinner parties and such as she makes all different kinds of things.

My niece has a degree in culinary arts and she's a pastry chef for this fancy restaurant.  She loves to help my sister cook and she made a couple interesting sides last Thanksgviing when we were there too.  Melts my heart. 

 


 


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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 10:12am

My niece has a degree in culinary arts and she's a pastry chef for this fancy restaurant.  She loves to help my sister cook and she made a couple interesting sides last Thanksgviing when we were there too.  Melts my heart. 

My gf doesn't use her abilities in a high class restaurant though which she could easily do. It is very long odd hours though so I don't think she wants that. She comes up with some great things though. 

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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 10:15am

I LOVE to entertain but I can't always do so as I usually go overboard with everything (lol) and it costs way too much. For BBQ's at others homes recently we have, all just do hot dogs and hamburgers (when usually everyone would add steak, chicken, fish, etc) and then the host will made one or 2 sides while everyone else brings a side

 

Yep, I get this.  And worth throwing out there, Not all dinners are created equal.  There is a difference b/w hosting a bbq and everybody bringing a side to a formal dinner where you're slaving away all day to impress your dinner company at 7:00, Those kinds of events are few and far between IMO/E.  I still remember when we had priests over as a kid, All they brought were their appetites and good conversation and when I do that now I don't expect him to bring anything either although a nice memory was when one priest brougt over baked bread he made himself, I didn't know he baked and that stirred up good conversation in itself, Lol. 

 


 


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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 10:23am

Yep, I get this.  And worth throwing out there, Not all dinners are created equal.  There is a difference b/w hosting a bbq and everybody bringing a side to a formal dinner where you're slaving away all day to impress your dinner company at 7:00, Those kinds of events are few and far between IMO/E.  I still remember when we had priests over as a kid, All they brought were their appetites and good conversation and when I do that now I don't expect him to bring anything either although a nice memory was when one priest brougt over baked bread he made himself, I didn't know he baked and that stirred up good conversation in itself, Lol. 

Yep, ITA. My friends are way too informal to do dinners like that. I have been to dinner parties though that are like that and I have had people over and cooked the entire dinner but I enjoy the less casual, help out the host and bring a side kind of thing. 

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