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Old 09-02-2005, 04:55 PM   #31 (Print)
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Looks like plenty of diet drinks on the list... good, good... very good.

I've never heard of "Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper." I must try some, even though I'm not big on either cherry, vanilla or Diet Dr. Pepper drinks seperately. A drink with that name just demands to be consumed.

I've heard that it is pretty good, especially w/ Sloe Gin.

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I'm an outatowner, so I can't really bring anything... but I'd glady contribute cash towards food, and help with setup as necessary!
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:34 PM   #33 (Print)
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Hey, Skittles. Is Corsicana on my way? Or is it north of Dallas? I can't remember. But I do know that they have the most fabulous bakery in all of Texas. We used to stop and get pies there on out way Oklahoma City for holidays.
Collin Street Bakery? The fruit cake place? Didn't know what all they made, but I remember being confused as a child growing up in East Texas as to all of the fruit cake jokes. All I'd ever had was Collin Street, and that stuff is some of the best food known to the human race. I later found out that there IS such a thing as bad fruit cake!

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Old 09-02-2005, 09:35 PM   #34 (Print)
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Brad,

Just so we're all clear here, you're not allowed to come without banana pudding.




Seriously.


I'll be happy to provide whatever seems to be missing once people chime in with what they prefer to bring.
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I'm an out of towner, so I have nothing to offer. It looks you locals have things handled well. Let me know if I can pitch in some cash or something.

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ARe people wanting savory or sweet?

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Old 09-03-2005, 08:23 PM   #37 (Print)
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ARe people wanting savory or sweet?
Yes. Especially from your kitchen!

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Old 09-03-2005, 08:35 PM   #38 (Print)
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I'll take both, and have no particular preference on items.

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Old 09-03-2005, 10:57 PM   #39 (Print)
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Brad, I hadn't planned on picking up a fruit cake, but if you want one, the pleasure is mine.

I remember the pies. Oh, the pies and the cookies and the cup cakes. Oh my! I think I'll end up with an entire trunk load.

Hope Mama Skittles' house has a bunch of room for goodies.

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Old 09-06-2005, 10:41 AM   #40 (Print)
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Brad, I hadn't planned on picking up a fruit cake, but if you want one, the pleasure is mine.

I remember the pies. Oh, the pies and the cookies and the cup cakes. Oh my! I think I'll end up with an entire trunk load.

Hope Mama Skittles' house has a bunch of room for goodies.
If she doesn't, I sure do! *pats tummy*

And Brad, don't you already have enough fruitcake in your life? *wink*

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Old 09-06-2005, 03:32 PM   #41 (Print)
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And Brad, don't you already have enough fruitcake in your life? *wink*
Yeah, starting every time I take that turn onto Melrose from the service road...

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So, potential potluck-eaters, I'll float this out a little more officially: Should I bring chili? Again, please note that this is *NOT* "Texas chili" and it's certainly nowhere even remotely like the stuff you see on the chili cookoff shows on Food Network. I make no apologies. It DOES have beans, and it also has onions, bell peppers, crushed tomatoes and a host of other ingredients (almost forgot BEER!), and I promise it's some pretty tasty stuff.

My wife suggested that if I do it, I should make two batches: one the "usual" way, and one a little more relaxed on the fire (the normal one has almost 2/3 of a CUP of Tabasco in it for about a 5-6 quart recipe); if you're interested in chili, please indicate your preference.

So come on, folks, tell me if you want to feel the "chili love".

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Brad, I hadn't planned on picking up a fruit cake, but if you want one, the pleasure is mine.
Oooooohhhh!!! Yes, please!!!! That would be totally awesome!

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Old 09-06-2005, 03:50 PM   #44 (Print)
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This is Texas, chili is a must, even if you do taint it with beans.

mmmmmm... beanless chili....

my mouth is watering.

My mom makes some of the WORST chili in the world. All watery and beany. I never knew good chili until well into my adulthood.

Just to note, I hardly ever speak ill of me mum's cookin'. Just this one thing she just can't get right.
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Old 09-06-2005, 04:23 PM   #45 (Print)
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Skittles, I'll be happy to pick something up on my way in from West Texas. As time gets closer, just let me know what kind of thing we need.

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I'd try some chili if you brought it, Brad.

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Old 09-06-2005, 04:42 PM   #47 (Print)
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Bring da chili, I got my own room, I'll be smelling up the hotel all by my lonesome.

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Old 09-07-2005, 08:05 AM   #48 (Print)
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Okay, on the Chili thing. Do you want Mama Skittles to make some venison chili? I don't eat venison but the evil step father swears that I make an awesome chili. I have a monster crock pot (thank you skittles) and can cook up a batch to go with Brad's so we have a bunch for everyone....On the sweet front...I will borrow tables from our friends the D.R.U.'s (Drunks R Us) if needed to make sure we are covered. Let me know....K? Love to all and can't wait to get my hugs :-) Mama Skittles!
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Old 09-07-2005, 08:09 AM   #49 (Print)
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Bambi Chili!!!! Please, oh please, oh please!

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Okay, on the Chili thing. Do you want Mama Skittles to make some venison chili? I don't eat venison but the evil step father swears that I make an awesome chili. I have a monster crock pot (thank you skittles) and can cook up a batch to go with Brad's so we have a bunch for everyone....On the sweet front...I will borrow tables from our friends the D.R.U.'s (Drunks R Us) if needed to make sure we are covered. Let me know....K? Love to all and can't wait to get my hugs :-) Mama Skittles!
Oooh oooh, yes, please! Like Stan said... mmmmm, Bambi chili!

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I make a mean mexican cheese dip I can bring....
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:58 AM   #52 (Print)
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OK guys, time to get this puppy rolling a bit quicker.

It's looking like I'm going to order us some barbecue meats as our "entree" item for the potluck. Spring Creek BBQ can give us a decent price on per-pound meat, and I'm thinking if we do 15 pounds of meat (half beef, half sausage), we'll have enough to cover everyone. If there are any complaints or suggestions, throw them out now. We have to start getting these things ordered, though, so please don't wait too long. I want to have a gameplan locked down by the end of the weekend so I can get this stuff ordered.

(And please, let's not get into which BBQ place is better...)

Now then... for you local folks that haven't committed to bringing a dish yet, or haven't left 161 cans of soda for the shindig, it's time to pony up and decide what you're bringing. There's a lot that needs to be done, and a lot of stuff we need for the potluck. Just from looking at the list, it looks like we have desserts pretty much covered. But we still need other stuff.

Here's a few ideas for some things we can use, off the top of my head.

- Baked Beans (mega important with the BBQ)
- Potato Salad
- Tortilla Chips
- Salsa
- Vegetable Trays & Veggie Dip
- Vegetarian alternatives (Veggie Burgers? Help me out here, Faerie)
- Snacks for folks to nibble on throughout the night.
- .... open to suggestions, here.

Also, this WILL be a BYOB party. While I may look at making some Jello shots, general alcoholic beverages are up to the individual attendees to bring. For you out-of-towners, I'm more than happy to run you guys by a liquor store as needed. Sorry gang.. much as I would honestly love to make things as easy/cheap as I could... well, I ain't rich. Yet.

Also, if you've posted here as to what you're bringing, and I haven't added you to the master list in the first post of this thread, please shoot me a PM.

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Old 09-14-2005, 12:05 PM   #53 (Print)
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Ooo, chips, salsa, and nibbly bits I can do. Home made, too. And yes, I did make the label that says On the Border, why do you ask?

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I make a pretty good guacamole, if I do say so myself. Would anyone eat that? If there will be room in your kitchen for me to make it Skittles, I'll do it.

As far as the BBQ, beef and/or sausage sounds fine to me.
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I make a pretty good guacamole, if I do say so myself. Would anyone eat that? If there will be room in your kitchen for me to make it Skittles, I'll do it.

As far as the BBQ, beef and/or sausage sounds fine to me.
Ooh ooh ooh! Yes, please, the wife and I *LOVE* guacamole!

Skittles, you might think of including some chicken or turkey in with the meat order for anyone who's not into the red meat thing. Since you're doing Spring Creek, make sure and get some of those little balls of butter (they call them "rolls", but there's more butter than dough in them )!

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Ooh ooh ooh! Yes, please, the wife and I *LOVE* guacamole!

Skittles, you might think of including some chicken or turkey in with the meat order for anyone who's not into the red meat thing. Since you're doing Spring Creek, make sure and get some of those little balls of butter (they call them "rolls", but there's more butter than dough in them )!

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Actually, I haven't decided where I'm getting rolls yet. I may just make a Costco run for them. It all depends on who can provide them cheapest without them being total crap.

So, what does everyone say? Does anyone have a preference on meat? I can do 5 pounds of Sausage, Beef, and Chicken (or Turkey) each, if that's what folks want. Speak up here, folks!

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Oh, and Ebenezer, there'll be plenty of counter space in the kitchen if you want to make guac. I can even direct ya to a nearby grocery store for the materials.

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I make a pretty good guacamole, if I do say so myself. Would anyone eat that? If there will be room in your kitchen for me to make it Skittles, I'll do it.


Ooooh guacamole.... mmmmmm.

As far a BBQ... anything works for me but I'd prefer beef/sausage.
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Oh, and Ebenezer, there'll be plenty of counter space in the kitchen if you want to make guac. I can even direct ya to a nearby grocery store for the materials.


Awesome.
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OK folks, we really need to get the ball rolling on this.

I still need people to volunteer to bring the following:

- Snacks for folks to nibble on throughout the night.

I can't afford to cover the costs of everything here, gang. I am doing my best to bear the brunt of things, but I really need folks to chip in here, and with two weeks to go, there's not a lot of time to plan everything. So please, sign up for dishes. Please, folks.

And I think I should reiterate this now...

The alternative to making this a Potluck is just having everyone chip in money, and I'll just have everything catered. Baked beans, BBQ meats, potato salad, tea/lemonade, sauce, buns, snacks, vegetables, and dessert. Folks didn't seem keen on the idea before, but I'm throwing it out there again since Potluck seems to be getting such a lukewarm response. This also has the nice benefit of everyone not needing to bring a dish large enough to serve 30+ people.

So, work with me here gang.

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