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2010 dr.com Spring Picnic -- Fifth Anniversary!

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I'll bring new potato and haricot vert salad with sage sherry vinaigrette and corn, wild rice and tomato salad.

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I'm bringing black bean/corn/tomato salad, pound cake, & I'm still considering pork bbq (yes, I know agm is roasting a pig, but can you have too much pork?) & fixings for pork sandwiches-bread, cheese, spreads-muffuletta & spicy mayo. I'll be bringing the stove w/ grill box, but won't be cooking on it, prefer to leave it open for anyone who wants to cook onsite...also, a cooler w/ water,soda, & beer...

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Count me in!!

And luckily, my husband Kamau is in town this week, visiting me from Florida. This is twice in a row now that the picnic fell on a weekend that he was in town. What lucky ducks are we!!!!

I will bring a vegetarian pasta salad (for all the non-pig eaters.).. ...and of course my Dr.com T-shirt circa 2006. (So excited that I will get to wear it again!!) Can't wait to see you all again!!

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Count me in for a magnum of 2000 Nigl Riesling Piri Privat.

Also someone should bring some pommes frites. Why? Cuz fries like a Nigl !

Newcomers, please join us! But please don't just show up without signing up first (it's free)! :lol:

You can chime in here (or PM leleboo) and let us know what you'll be bringing.

Cheers,

Rocks.

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We will be packing for a month and a half trip to Italy... if we can we'd love to stop by. We can bring wine and I'll make some kind of appetizer, since that seems to be needed. I've never been to one of your events and really hope that we can make it. I'll know by Saturday if I've got stuff under control and can escape for a few hours...

grazie!

Lynn

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Dear Don: Thanks for hint. The picnic is tempting, but I have a guest from california who is eager to see the some places in DC. I will be in touch: Best reagards: Manouch

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I'm 80% sure I can attend. I'll bring wine and an appetizer. Thanks for the gentle e-mail reminder!

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If MrP and I make it, we won't be bringing marshmallows. Maybe a lentil or couscous salad, or something like that that doesn't require a fully operational kitchen.

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Ausgezeichnet. I'll be there.

I'll probably bring some kind of Vietnamese-y slaw. Also some sort of baked goods.

Also my gut (which I'm sure I'll go home with more of than I had when I arrived).

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Now to start to watch the weather reports... :lol:

This is probably a good time to remind everybody that the picnic will go on rain or shine. The sheltered area is very large, and we'll all easily fit underneath, so the only thing to worry about will be the short walk from your car to the shelter. The food will be cooked and served, the company will be great - don't miss out just because of a few drops.

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As it looks like we will have more than enough people to put away a keg, I have ordered a barrel of Bell's Oberon for the picnic :D .

There is one small issue. Since I had to order the keg from Wagners (in DC) I have to pick it up on Saturday afternoon/evening. This presents a problem as I have to figure out how to keep this thing cool until the picnic Sunday in a relatively small condo. So, is there anyone (either closer to the picnic site or in DC) that has room where they could store this in a cold place? I would really owe you one. Worst case, I will deal with the death stares my GF will probably be sending my way when I put it in the tub Saturday night on ice :lol:

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Spring Picnic. I would go with May 30. Spring breezes. Green fields. Smoky bacon. Tasty red wine.

MMM...bacon and red wine. Count me tentatively in. When and if I am sure to attend I will follow up with what tasty treat I can bring. :lol:

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I would love to join you all.

Len DePas and one guest.

What would you like me to bring???

About a couple large bottles of wine???

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I would love to join you all.

Len DePas and one guest.

What would you like me to bring???

About a couple large bottles of wine???

Wine is always welcome!

Here's a breakdown of (mostly confirmed) dishes, so people can have a better idea of what we already have and what we need.

Appetizers

  • pickled shrimp
  • chicken-liver paté
  • assorted ftayer (meat-labne, spinach)
  • assorted sfeehah (labneh w/olive, labneh-tomato, and cheese)
  • marinated olives
  • veggies and dip
  • lumpia
  • spring rolls
  • arancini tentative
  • mozzarella sticks tentative
  • deviled-egg crab spread tentative

Meats

  • kibbee footballs
  • roast pig, with various sauces
  • pulled pork with sandwich fixings (cheeses, muffaletta, spicy mayo)
  • haggis
  • Antonio's fried chicken (see posts below)
  • smoked brisket

Vegetables

  • new potato/haricot vert salad in sage vinaigrette
  • corn and tomato wild rice salad
  • corn, beans, and tomato salad
  • green lentils with bacon
  • cumin-marinated carrots
  • vegetarian pasta salad
  • chickpea and feta orzo salad
  • picnic slaw
  • Vietnamese slaw
  • TBD gluten-free side dish
  • TBD vegan side dish
  • caprese salad with homemade mozzarella tentative

Desserts

  • mini-cheesecakes
  • homemade marshmallows and graham crackers
  • pound cake
  • TBD pie
  • TBD cake
  • TBD gluten-free dessert

Drinks

  • Barrel of Bell's Oberon
  • various beers (can't have too much!)
  • various wines (can't have too much!)
  • water (can't have ... eh, y'all get it by now)
  • soda

Supplies

  • propane stove
  • deep-fryer
  • small grill
  • plates and bowls (disposable)
  • napkins and paper towels
  • forks, knives, spoons (disposable)
  • fire extinguisher(s)
  • soccer paraphernalia
  • cooler(s)
  • 2 MREs ... anyone comes up with a good use for these can take 'em home :lol:

More finger foods and appetizers would be great -- and if you're short on time, you can't go wrong with a cheese tray. We're looking strong on the veggie salads and sides. We'll have a fryer, stove, and grill -- ribs, anyone?

And -- where's the bacon?

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bacon something or other.............maybe bacon crusted fried chicken????

....can't....stop....drooling....

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And -- where's the bacon?

It also seems that "hunks of protein" (steak, roast, fried chicken, pork tenderloin, poached salmon, lobster thermidor, etc.) are invariably gone at the end of the picnic, so I don't think we can have too many meat courses.

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Actually, it was the bacon tasting a few picnics ago that led me to get this stove-I have a 18" x 24" griddle that fits on the left 2 burners that I would love to break in w/ lots of bacon, I'll pack this, too...

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Put me down as confirmed on a berry trifle of some variation of berries I acquire, instead of pie. I just saw a very good looking picture of one and it put me in the mood to eat trifle.

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Put me down as confirmed on a berry trifle of some variation of berries I acquire, instead of pie. I just saw a very good looking picture of one and it put me in the mood to eat trifle.

<XTC> We're always making plans...for Trifle.

For variety/controversy/challenge, sign me up for something XTreme vegetarian (raw & vegan).

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bacon something or other.............maybe bacon crusted fried chicken????

"My God, it's full of stars!"

All that's left is to put bacon under the skin and over the skin. Sort of an in vivo reverse Double Down. (ETA: Well, I suppose ex vivo and probably not that vivo at the time.)

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