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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 7, 2012
5:14 PM

Post #9233504

Okey doke. POTLUCK is the rule of the day. Whatever you like to cook, we'd love to eat! I can fill in with whatever might be needed, haven't given enough thought to a specific item myself...We have a grill and can provide burgers etc to make sure no one goes away hungry. AS IF...
Also can use drinks, desserts, paper plates, chips, that sort of thing , it's all good!

I'll post below to make a list what is offered

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2012
8:22 PM

Post #9233717

OK! As i stated earlier--if it is OK--I would like to bring the "famous" MMM-Matballs.
Have some made up in the freezer already. Just have to do the sauce and bake them.

Also--since these always go over big--my Home Made Garlic/Dill pickles... Gita

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 7, 2012
11:17 PM

Post #9233802

OFFERRED:

Gita- MMMEatballs , Garlic/ Dill pickles,

greenthumb and ecnalg- PB bars,

donnerville- delicious dumplings

Catbird- best ever brownies, hummus and pita chips

Pippi paper products

speediebean- Oatmeal/chocolate chip cookies, Sweet/Hot wings (gentle smokey heat, with a little hint of sweet), Napkins

Chantell- Spicy Thai peanut pasta - and hmmm maybe some sodas? (surprise! LOL)

Ric- Greek pasta salad, says Holly

UMDTerp- Pork sandwiches

Jan - dessert, drinks

Sally G- , Crispy cole slaw, real iced tea, green chile cornbread...

ssgardener-- wine, ice

aspenhill - Ramen noodle salad, deviled eggs


This message was edited Sep 14, 2012 8:24 AM

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 8, 2012
3:10 AM

Post #9233850

I can/will bring:

Oatmeal/chocolate chip cookies
Sweet/Hot wings (gentle smokey heat, with a little hint of sweet)
Napkins

(Wow, sounds like an Alka Seltzer combo, huh?)

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 8, 2012
6:25 AM

Post #9234008

Saved until such time I think of something... ^_^

donnerville

donnerville
Damascus, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 8, 2012
7:11 AM

Post #9234065

Will bring Chinese dumplings -- if you haven't got sick of them.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

August 8, 2012
11:20 AM

Post #9234374

Yum!!!

Will decide later. It depends whether or not I can stay overnight at my son's in Annapolis.

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 8, 2012
11:20 AM

Post #9234375

YUMMEE

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 8, 2012
1:06 PM

Post #9234521

Delish so far!!

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 9, 2012
3:02 AM

Post #9235234

Chinese dumplings!? Oh BOY, between those and Gita's Mmm-meatballs, I'm gonna gain 15 pounds just that one day!! < =D

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2012
10:53 AM

Post #9236803

Should I offer brownies again?

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2012
3:24 PM

Post #9237078

I dunno about anyone else, but brownies sound wonderful to me, yes please. =)

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2012
3:47 PM

Post #9237102

Oh just you wait speedie...the dumplngs, the brownis... all excellent...

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2012
3:49 PM

Post #9237105

Losing weight starting now, in preparation. < =D Heeheeheee
Pippi21
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 6b)

August 12, 2012
1:25 PM

Post #9239072

Sally, if nobody has offered to bring paper plates, cups , napkins and plastic silverware, I will be happy to bring that. I'll come up with a food item later asI have something already in mind.
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 24, 2012
6:55 AM

Post #9252056

bump

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 24, 2012
7:37 AM

Post #9252092

Hm, salads, side dishes...
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2012
8:48 AM

Post #9252157

I think I have Ric whip up a Greek Pasta Salad.

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 26, 2012
10:20 PM

Post #9254942

Spicy Thai peanut pasta - and hmmm maybe some sodas? (surprise! LOL)

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2012
5:52 AM

Post #9255143

YUM<
and LOL!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2012
10:54 AM

Post #9258307

Hey, how did Ric beat me to posting the greek pasta salad? I've even got an extra batch of fresh oregano & feta dressing ready... pout. pout. No matter, I'll bring something, even if it's just trail mix nibbles in a bowl LOL. Maybe Joyanna and I will bake a goodie, too.


Sorry, no pasta salad or cupcakes from us... we won't be able to come, after all.


This message was edited Aug 31, 2012 8:40 AM
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

August 29, 2012
11:50 AM

Post #9258343

I'll bring some drinks and a dessert.
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2012
5:30 PM

Post #9266305

Ill be bringing Pork related sandwiches
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2012
6:42 PM

Post #9266396

I should not even be "watching" this thread... it just makes me drool!

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2012
7:11 PM

Post #9266427

'Pork related' - I have no earthly idea why that amuses me so much!!! LOL I'm visualizing a pork chop sandwiched between Canadian bacon...a swine reunion of sorts.

You know we'll miss you Jill!!!
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2012
7:13 PM

Post #9266432

Sounds good to me!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2012
9:01 PM

Post #9266547

LOL, Chantell... maybe with one of the new "maple & bacon" milkshakes from Denny's alongside...

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2012
3:29 AM

Post #9266663

Jill, I just want to cry at the thought of you not being able to be there... then I wanna barf at the thought of a maple & bacon milkshake. Eeeeeewwwww!!!!!!! I was enjoying drooling over this thread until I read that. ;P

Maybe Terp is bringing Suidae sandwiches, they're related! < =D heeheeheee

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2012
7:06 PM

Post #9267515

All sounds yummy! Editing the menu above as we go

As hostess I will fill in with whatever might seem lacking.

Meanwhile, I've signed myself up to make my 'signature' Crispy cole slaw (has onions, peppers, oil/vinegar /sugar dressing, it gets call back requests once it has gone to any party.)
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 6, 2012
7:08 PM

Post #9267519

ROFL! I wasn't even remotely tempted to order one... and Joyanna went with PB & Banana.

I'm sure going to miss everybody. But I know we'll have another chance to hook up!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 6, 2012
7:09 PM

Post #9267520

LOL @ Sally's "whatever might seem lacking"

Our gatherings have never yet lacked for food in any way!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2012
7:24 PM

Post #9267538

true dat!

Coworker brought in Maple Bacon cupcakes last week. They were...unique
8 ^}

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 6, 2012
8:13 PM

Post #9267603

mom included that particular flavor in the batch she bought...we weren't ummm fighting over it...esp after tasting it...ugh

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 7, 2012
2:41 AM

Post #9267698

Gosh, I guess I'm boring, I just like my maple in my syrup... over my pancakes. OK, well, those little maple sausage links are pretty darned yummy too! :)
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 7, 2012
4:46 AM

Post #9267742

Dessert and drinks

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 7, 2012
5:34 AM

Post #9267765

Question:

Sally---Are you planing to have the foo tabled inside--or outside on your little deck?

Kind of a reminder...
Will you please have electrical available for foods that need to be kept warm.
I am sure you are on top of it all!!!

Can't wait...Gita

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 7, 2012
6:13 AM

Post #9267791

Good question Gita.

IF the food is kept inside it is fly proof and in better temeprature but requires going up five steps of deck and in. That doesn't bther me at all. Plenty of counter space. .If it is outside I can set tables on the ground along the deck so it is very accessible. I can still run elec cords there easily. Or I can do some of each...

I will get some chicken and hot dogs for the grill.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 7, 2012
6:20 AM

Post #9267799

Just a mention- I am OK with alcohol here. We've often had some wine available at these dos.
ssgardener
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 7, 2012
9:32 AM

Post #9267978

Sally, maybe that's what I'll bring. A bottle of pinot grigio?

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 7, 2012
11:13 AM

Post #9268051

ssgardener--

Make that a 750L size...many people enjoy a glass now and then...ahem...
OR--a Box Wine--OR a gallon glass bottle of--say--White Zinfandel? Same price as 750L bottles...
ssgardener
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 7, 2012
11:59 AM

Post #9268091

Gita, I might bring 2 different bottles instead. A chardonnay and a pinot. :)

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 7, 2012
12:55 PM

Post #9268159

Yummmmmmmmmm...I will bring the cork screw...:o))

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 7, 2012
1:54 PM

Post #9268242

Gotcha ssg!! THanks! Just what I need to decompress from last minute nerves
; ^)

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2012
3:13 AM

Post #9268686

Oh Gita thank you, BRILLIANT thinking!! I'll have a crock-pot full of wings and hadn't even thought about them needing to be plugged in! =)

Oh this is gonna be fun, surrounded by a slur of winos! LOL!!!!!!! < =D

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 8, 2012
5:52 AM

Post #9268745

Sally--
With all of us coming and contributing food--you DO NOTneed to spend money on grillables!!

Do you have an "Aldis" near you? They have some meat products that are very reasonable.
I know ours, here, has a 3lb package of long hot dogs--for $3.99. Never ate them--can't say on that.

Perhaps someone "on the fence" of what to bring can bring a package or two of Italian Sausage (mild or spicy)
or Johnsonville Brats?? Costco (et al) has a lg. package of Brats. Not sure on the cost...$7??? $8??
I may have some in my freezer. Be glad to look and if I find any--and if they are reasonably fresh--bring them along.
One less thing in my freezer...Will let you know on this...

My meatballs are also in the freezer. I will take a few out and sample them.
IF there is any "freezer taste"--I am making them fresh all over again. Will NOT bring frozen--if they taste funny.
I can always use them up in a big batch of Spaghetti sauce.

Just my AM ramblings...Gita

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2012
7:44 AM

Post #9268822

Good thoughts Gita. I shop Aldi regularly for sure. And with a teenager in the house , extra (;protein) food that cold be used as leftovers is usually 'not a problem.'

We do have a propane grill, easy to start up.

I think I'll need someone to bring a cooler. I have one 'normal family picnic size'
Need some ice. For Gita's wine- and all the drinks.
Couple packs buns for hot dogs or sausage?
Watermelon? Pick up the whole and we'll cut up that day, as we did at Holly's.
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2012
8:24 AM

Post #9268868

Sally, when I bring up the screened gazeebo thing this week pre swap, I will also bring two or three coolers. That way no one needs to cart a cooler to your house or load and unload it and I can come and pick them up after the swap dust has settled on Sun, Mon, or Tues after. Let's call or Dmail on details. Also, Wayne will bring some Great Harvest bread but I don't think they make buns.

As for me, I'll either roast 30 bulbs of garlic (lol inside joke) or try to make Crabless Crab Cakes.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2012
11:08 AM

Post #9268964

That all sounds dandy, coleup.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 8, 2012
3:50 PM

Post #9269212

Gita's Wine????? Gita's wine????? Did I ask for any???? HUH? All I said is that i would bring a corkscrew...:-}
I think the "Ahem..." may have been a giveaway. I am sure many others enjoy a glass as well...

I have, actually, decided to cut back a bit on the wine guzzling. Wanna loose a couple pounds.
Besides--it is expensive and it all adds up...and I am an el-cheapo!

Having some at a party with good company will still be OK. in my book.

If I may--another reminder to all bringing food.

PLEASE have it serv-ready and PLEASE bring along whatever serving utensils will be needed to serve your dish.
Like--large spoons, forks, cake servers, Tongs...whatever. Don't ask Sally to find something for you.
Also--put your name on your containers and serving utensils. That way, if someone forgets something--
Sally will know whose it is.
Like I forgot my tote and towels at Holly's. As I stood there, in the kitchen yakking with Ric--with my empty
food container in hand for several minutes--and never thought about the tote I brought it in. I LOVE these totes!
Sally! You have it--right? Remind me, please, to take it home!

Gita



Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 8, 2012
3:57 PM

Post #9269220

OH! I forgot to mention that---my neighbor, Olga, wants to cut back her big Rosemary shrub.
She said I could cut away--as much as I wanted.
Thought of you all--and so will bring much of it to the Swap.
Another last minute thing to do...but--it is for YOU ALL I sacrifice myself! ..."Ahem"...

I guess I will put the pieces in gallon storage bags and keep them in the fridge until I am ready to leave.
No need to sign up that you want some--believe me--there will be plenty!

Me--again...

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2012
4:11 PM

Post #9269233

(laughing )
Only sayin that we know you will want ice in case you have a tiny glass of wine, Gitagal! Ahem, I WILL be having some myself.
Yup those are good tips for potluck happiness. Of course, remember I will be in Princess mode/ mood on Saturday so if you forget a spoon or whatever...no biggie!

Rosemary sounds awesome! My nieghbor at one time cut my rosemary and baked with it and took wonderful bread to a farmers market and then brought me some unsold extra- yum!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2012
4:43 PM

Post #9269270

Heehee..

Princess mode. Will you be wearing a tiara, too?
ssgardener
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 8, 2012
6:06 PM

Post #9269340

Sally, how much ice do you think we need? I happen to have half a bag of ice in the freezer.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 9, 2012
10:35 AM

Post #9269851

I guess, some ice for IN drinks and some ice to cool some bottles and / or cans in a cooler--?
ssgardener
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 9, 2012
2:30 PM

Post #9270036

Sally, I can pick up another bag of ice for the cooler.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 9, 2012
6:03 PM

Post #9270205

Thanks! Plus we have WAWA two minutes away.

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 9, 2012
6:06 PM

Post #9270210

MMM-mmm Wawa Hoagies and Banana smoothies...

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 10, 2012
8:15 AM

Post #9270719

Sally--

Did my early AM rounds and Safeway had some Hot Italian Sausage 5-packs for 69cents
in their clearance area. Picked up two packages.
Alsoo in the dairy clearance area I p/u 2-6packs of Hillshire smoked Brats . 50% off.

Will this fill the bill for "hot dogs"????

Checked my frozen meatballs...UGH! Did not realize they were from 2009...all freezer burnt! Gone!
Will make fresh ones. makes me happier anyways.

Now--to clean and prepare and season and bake the 2 huge packages (4.5lb ea.@ $3.00)
of chicken wings. I will bake them in the oven to munch on for the next week. Gotta chop off all the wing tips...
That will go into some future cooking of Chicken stock.

And as I was rousing from sleep this morning--I had in my mind to go outside and start sorting
all the "Wants" and packing them in some kind of order in boxes and trays. Yes! I was...
Such a gorgeous day!!! I will still have time to do this--I hope...Just gotta get the wings in the oven...

And--so all my bestest plans go--out the window!!!! Not a whole lot of time left...starting to stress a bit...
Sally--you must be right there with me...^^^^^^^^^^^^ Gita

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 10, 2012
8:17 AM

Post #9270722

I was thinking I might make some hummus to bring, along with some pita chips.

aspenhill

aspenhill
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 10, 2012
9:04 AM

Post #9270799

I'll bring deviled eggs and a ramen noodle salad.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 10, 2012
9:13 AM

Post #9270812

Yummmmmmmmmmmmm...deviled eggs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ssgardener
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 10, 2012
10:18 AM

Post #9270875

Ooh, I loooove deviled eggs!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 10, 2012
4:20 PM

Post #9271271

Thanks for all the further offrings- Sounds so tasty!

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 10, 2012
5:32 PM

Post #9271328

Sally--You DO NOT have to accept the sausages I bough to bring. Really!
Please feel free to say "No". Maybe I am messing up your plans by doing this...

Just say--"Yay" or "Nay". NO hard feelings---honest! Gita

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 10, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #9271332

Well, you ARE already bringing that batch of meatballs.
Meatballs, dumplings, pork sandwiches, chicken wngs- how much meat do we really need? I keep forgetting we aren't teenagers that can stuff ourselves endlessly.
Foxnfirefly
Falls Church, VA
(Zone 7b)

September 10, 2012
6:55 PM

Post #9271427

Hello, everyone!!! I've been "away" for a while. Things going on here but I'm nonetheless still on DG and I was excited to see there's going to be a fall swap again. I would love to attend--just need a ride. Is anyone driving by/near/through Northern VA on the way to Sallyg's? If you are and have room in the car, please D-mail me.

As for food, I'd like to bring some crispy chicken tenders ior something easy.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 11, 2012
5:48 AM

Post #9271736

OK Sally---

I will take that as "No thanks". right??? It is perfectly OK!
Will keep all the sausages at home--and make the fresh meatballs maybe on Wed. or Thurs.
Will bring them in a Crock Pot to keep warm.

Still no word from Tom. Went by again--and the note I left in his mailbox was gone.
Potted plants out back looked as if they were watered. Rang bell forever. No reply.

IF he really wanted to come--it would be now up to him to call me.
Will give it one more college try to contact him--and then I will just come solo.
Gita

UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 11, 2012
6:31 PM

Post #9272457

Food audible...up for vote. Pork or broccoli and cauliflower salad?

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 12, 2012
3:38 AM

Post #9272804

Oooh YUMMMMMMMM deviled eggs!!!!!!!!!!

Terp, I vote for the pork-related (**giggle**) sammiches, please. =)

ecnalg

ecnalg
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 12, 2012
5:01 AM

Post #9272835

We're planning to bring the peanut butter bars and a second, still-undecided item, likely from a different food group.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 12, 2012
7:06 PM

Post #9273511

Terp- I vote pork too.
Sorry if I confused things with some recent comments.

Yay Pat, those PB bars are great!!!
Pippi21
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 12, 2012
8:50 PM

Post #9273651

I think this group is wired and ready for Saturday's fun day! Hope the weather is as nice as it was today. Delightful! Nobody will go home hungry, that's for sure.

Gita...who's this Tom you speak of bringing? Are you hiding something from us?

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 13, 2012
11:30 AM

Post #9274108

No, Pippi---

He is a neighbor who walked by my house a couple of months ago and stopped and asked me
what the big, blooming thing was on my front lawn.
I said it was a KK Hibiscus. Told him all about it--walked him to my back yard and yakked on
and on about DG. gave him a couple of small plants and a cuke from my garden.

He said he would check out and join DG--and he must have--as the next day i got a D-mail from him
thanking me for the cuke and also that he had joined DG and was absorbed in checking out
all the Forums. He even posted a picture of himself...
Amazing what he learned just overnight on how to do all that on DG!!!

He seemed interested to come to the Swap--even asked me what he could bring...food wise.
He only lives about 1/4 mile down the street. He said that every evening he walks 2 1/2 miles
which means he passes my house twice during that walk.

Have not seen him or heard from him since...Kind of worried--but I have been trying to see if he was home and
if everything was OK--but there has never been a response. I ring the bell--over and over...
I have left notes in his mailbox 3 times. Even today I did--and for once, his car was gone.
So--he may have been away and is now back.
I said, IF he wants to come to the Swap--I will pick him up at 10AM. on Saturday.
Waiting to hear back from him.

He has my phone #--and knows where i live. Nothing else I can really do. Gita

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 13, 2012
1:18 PM

Post #9274175

(secretly, though, she really has him hidden away in her potting shed). ;) heeheeheee

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 14, 2012
6:28 AM

Post #9274839

Our menu is sounding reall ll ll y good...
I am adding my green chile cornbread- its a winner trust me, Mild chiles and extra sugar and oil make it moist yummy and savory...
Pippi21
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 14, 2012
12:29 PM

Post #9275178

Hey, Gita, did you ever cook hot dogs or brats in crockpot with sauerkraut? Yummy! Of course, some people don't want to smells the sauerkraut cooking in their house..My cousin took this for a family reunion one time and had hot dog rolls in a basket, and that stuff was gone in a short while. Of course, these were Pa. Dutch/German relatives. I think she even had the squeeze type mustard container there too.

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 14, 2012
12:35 PM

Post #9275184

Pippi - up till 6th grade I was raised in various areas of PA - I loved when my grandma would cook kielbasa w/sauerkraut!! Then there was Heinz's spicy brown mustard for the hotdogs...brings back fond memories!!

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 14, 2012
2:42 PM

Post #9275270

Pippi---

I have not, personally, cooked hot dogs and kraut--but i have had it at parties.
Good Kielbasa is better--as would be Brats or anything other than Hotdogs.
To me--regular hot dogs are trash food. NOT on my diet!

Just wait until you taste my MMMeatballs! The secret ingredient in the sauce is also Sauerkraut--
but you will never know it! Also Whole Berry Cranberry sauce and a bottle of Chili Sauce & brown sugar.
I will have some copies of this recipe printed out to take.

BTW---This started on DG. If you go to "Recipes Forum"--I bet you can find the many parts the
MMMeatball recipe lived through. It was a hot item nation-wide.

I believe Jill was the one who introduced it here in the MAF. She got it from her relatives in Pittsburgh.
Am i right, Jill? Wrong? Who was it--and WHEN was it????

Gita
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 15, 2012
5:44 AM

Post #9275771

Yes, I got it started on the DG thread, and it really spread... so much locally that Frederick stores all ran out of Heinz chili sauce one holiday and Dea's DH went to 4 stores trying to find it. LOL

The provenance of the recipe is on that thread, I think.. it came from childhood neighbors (Indiana) of one of my best friends, so initially it was "Mick & Maxine's Meatballs" My folks started making it and handing around the recipe, and since nobody knew Mick & Maxine they started calling it "M&M Meatballs." That caused a little confusion with people who wondered if it contained chocolate candies as well as sauerkraut... so I started calling it MMMeatballs, which does indicate its yumminess factor!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2012
5:07 PM

Post #9276185

Oh to the M G
I am having dinner with the most delicious leftovers anyone can imagine...edit...9 pm ...and dessert !!!

This message was edited Sep 15, 2012 8:11 PM
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9276282

YUMMMMMM! I can imagine, cuz it was all good the first time around.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 16, 2012
4:43 AM

Post #9276431

It sure was! What a ton of food and everything so very good. Thank you everyone especially Sally for hosting. What a great new kitchen she has and loved seeing your gardens.

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 16, 2012
5:12 AM

Post #9276446

Man, you're not kidding, I haven't eaten like that in well over a month!! Oooooh, and let's not forget Coleup's garlic, Mmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!! Thank you everyone for all your yummy contributions, and for making my jeans fit tighter once again!
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 17, 2012
6:16 AM

Post #9277558

I missed the garlic tasting. Coleup, how did you conduct that?
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 17, 2012
9:02 AM

Post #9277741

Happy, I missed giving you your plants as well. Sent them with SSG.
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 17, 2012
9:03 AM

Post #9277742

Holly -- thank you so much! We flew out of there -- we were late for our next date. I hate leaving swaps early...
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2012
9:41 AM

Post #9277760

Happy, sorry for anyone having missed our first MAF Garlic Tasting! Sallyg had wondered on our Garlic Thread if there would be enough garlic to sniff and compare the varieties of garlic we wre lucky enough to bring to the swap to share. Originally, I jokingly volunteered to roast 30 heads of garlic so every one could try them as my food contribution. At the last minute having focused on plants (among other things) I was pulling together for the swap, I realized that I had 'forgotten to make anything.

So, as soon as I finished my paper route early Sat. am, I rushed home to cut up heads of garlic and roast them. While they roasted, I loaded the van and then delivered their steamy pungentness to Sally along with my first load of plants hastily deposited in the front yard.

After that I lost track (of most everything!) of the roasted garlic i until Sally brought them out from her (gorgeous) kitchen for us to taste. I did a quick "Hear ye. Hear ye All Garlic Lovers Gather Round" and removed their foil cover. "Let the tasting begin" and so it did. I think we had some bread and potato rolls there, too. Very informal.

Here is a link to a very simple roasting method complete with pictures!

http://fxcuisine.com/Default.asp?Display=151

happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 17, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9277761

I hadn't seen that method before -- I like it! I always wrap the whole clove in aluminum foil to roast it (first taking a small slice off the top), but this method is much better. Do you find the "tops" really did lift off easily?

And then you spread it on bread and potato rolls? Yum. Was it easy to tell the differences in flavor? I would have thought the garlic would be so strong that the first bites might have obscured the second and third ones.

Might have to sacrifice some of my garlic heads to give it a try!
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2012
10:23 AM

Post #9277782

Happy, if you do roast some of your heads, be sure to invite ssgardener over as she has the most amazingly descriptive language re "tasting"! I think she 'practices' on wine! Seriously, she will also fill you in on Korean garlic customs and usage which I hope she will share on our MAF Garlic Lovers thread here
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1278258/

Yes, the 'clove wrappers' came off quite easily! See Gita's picture of the remains on the 'After word' thread. Sallyg will have to tell us how she used the left overs, but there were rumors of 'soup'.

PS Because there were lovers and nonlovers present, I went with the roast over the raw tasting.

Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2012
10:42 AM

Post #9277797

Oh, yes. Ssgardeners descriptions were spot on. It was such fun.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2012
12:53 PM

Post #9277912

Confess I scraped the rest of the garlic and oil into a container to save no tsure what for but it will be good. It was all very mellow, IMHO.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 17, 2012
1:55 PM

Post #9277986

Sally---

for garlic mashed potatoes---of course...I did all this once and made that.
Oh, my God!!! To die for--just like in the restaurants.

Use Yukon Golds, BTW...Gita

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2012
2:22 PM

Post #9278015

Will do!
But the first batch might be Aldi Whites.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2012
5:38 PM

Post #9278214

Heehee. I had to think about that for a second.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2012
7:12 PM

Post #9278319

I just had some more cake...wonderful frosting Jan!

Hey Ric...I was trying to find your Okinawa Teriyaki recipe.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2012
7:25 PM

Post #9278333

Glad you liked it!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 19, 2012
4:52 PM

Post #9280454

Hey- coleup- keep meaning to say- Too bad we didn't get much into the bread, but I took a loaf to work and everybody raved about how good it was and about Great Harvest Bread, in Annapolis in general being, well, great!
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 19, 2012
7:27 PM

Post #9280602

Sally figured you wouldn't mind my leaving those loaves there! I'll pass on the kudos to Wayne et al.

Also, the fruity Bday cake was baked by Speedie! Excellent I might say.

Left overs, one of the perks of hosting!

One more thing, I think you said you kept the roasted garlic cloves and oil for later use...please be aware that there are some reports of botulism in garlic and oil if not properly cooked and stored (freeze). Just read this http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/harvest/msg0601504218240.html

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 20, 2012
3:42 AM

Post #9280783

Oh my goodness Judy, I had NO idea there was a risk of botulism with roasted garlic like this!! No worries here, however, the stuff never lasts past 1 meal here. =)

Oh yeah, and thank you for mentioning the cake. I had been meaning to confess post here that I'd made it, but instead, I sent Sally a D-mail. It was the easist thing in the world to make! Thank you for the generous compliment! =)
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 20, 2012
4:47 AM

Post #9280816

So will you share the recipe?...

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 21, 2012
3:17 PM

Post #9282416

Oh gosh, certainly!! EASY PEEEEEZY!!

Angel food cake mix, 1 box. Follow mixing instructions on box. Pour into a large, UNGREASED, sheet cake pan. (This would look like a super deep, extra-large cookie sheet). Bake at the prescribed temperature for approximately 23 minutes. Allow to cool completely. Gently, using a non-metal spatula, cut in in half, then 'scrape' one half out of the pan, keeping it intact. Place this half on the serving plate. Frost one side of it with lemon frosting, and the other side of it with strawberry frosting. Now, gently 'scrape" that other half of the cake from the pan (also keeping it intact... it's a LOT easier than it sounds!!) and lay it on top of that first half. Again, frost one side with lemon frosting, and the other side with strawberry frosting. Now, decorate with sliced strawberries, tucking some slices into the edge between the layers, on the strawberry side, and decorate the lemon side with some slices of oranges of your choice, tucking some slices into the edge between the layers. All done! =)

I hope that came out sounding as easy as it was to do. If you have any questions, please D-mail me, I'll be happy to 'splain what I've missed. =)
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 21, 2012
4:04 PM

Post #9282446

Speedie the strawberries you used on the cake were very tasty, best I had all season.

And I have a confession and apology cause I ate the last three of Donner's dumplings. The one I inadvertantly dipped in your tangy BBQ sauce was quite good. too. Thanks Paul and Donner.

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2012
2:06 AM

Post #9282757

I'm just glad the cake turned out ok, it was an 'epiphany' I'd had one day, and I just ran with it. ;)

Those dumplings of Donners were soooooo yummyyyyy!!! Donner, is there a recipe for those you could share please?

Tomorrow is game day, which means it's wings and MMMeatball day!! I CAN'T WAIT for more MMMMMMMeatballs!!!! < =D **happy dance!**

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 22, 2012
7:30 AM

Post #9282930

speedie--

Hope your meatballs turn out yummy! Can't really go wrong...

Donner buys those dumplings. She does not make them. However--she may well have the recipe...
They have become her "signature dish" to bring...
In just a few more minutes it will, officially, be fall. I think---10:49AM.

Boo Hoo...Where has the year gone????
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 22, 2012
9:10 AM

Post #9283060

I know everybody will love the MMMeatballs! We have them for dinner sometimes, also, over rice. Just don't mention the word "sauerkraut" until people have tasted it. It's funny to read down that DG recipe thread I started and see the number of avowed sauerkraut haters (including our Dave) who love these meatballs. LOL
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2012
10:51 AM

Post #9283125

Just made MMMMeatballs. Oh. My. Appetite. Yummmmmmmmm can't describe them. Looking forward to dinner. Will be roasting some cauliflower and potatoes, too. I'll be freezing some of the balls for another time. May have to bring them to a covered dish dinner sometime.

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2012
4:23 PM

Post #9283331

Critter, Ooooops!! I already let the cat out of the bag and told DH about the sauerkraut in the MMMMMMMeatballs, and had to convince him, "But they are soooooooooooo yummmmmmmmyyyy, I SWEAR you'll NEVER know it's in there, just you wait and see!!", and he said "Okey dokey, now I GOTTA try 'em!" =) The good news is, I'm making the entire recipe for just the two of us. Left-overs? ALL FOR MMMMEEEEEE!!!!!!! < =D **oink!**

Funny, I'm one of those "avowed sauerkraut haters", but I'm a weird one; I like to find the recipes where you can't really tell sauerkraut is in it, like Reubens... I love those things! =)

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2012
5:16 PM

Post #9283382

ppst speedie you are not a real true sauerkraut hater LOL
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 22, 2012
6:19 PM

Post #9283452

Leftovers freeze really well. We even picked up some shallow square semi-disposable (gladware, I think) containers just for that purpose! Once I start rolling meatballs I'm willing to keep going a little longer, so we usually make at least a double or triple batch.

Unlike Gita, I'm not a fan of freezing the meatballs before they've been cooked in the sauce. As with the ann lander's meatloaf recipe we love, we've found that freezing them does something not so yummy to the texture and even seems to affect the flavor a little, maybe changes the way the meat picks up the flavor of the sauce later. Making the meatballs is the time consuming part of the recipe, anyway, the rest is just measure & dump, so once you've got the meatballs ready, it's easy enough to cook them up and then put them in the freezer. (I think Gita and I have agreed to disagree about this! LOL)

This is actually the continuation of the original thread where I first shared this recipe with DG, but the recipe is still in the top post: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/816929/

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 22, 2012
6:24 PM

Post #9283457

Well, Jill---

That error was made a few years ago.. I know better now.
Having to throw out a bag full of meatballs is a good way to learn.
There is another bag-full of Swedish Meatballs from IKEA. Probably just as bad...

In general--I have to STOP buying and freezing things.--especially meats...
Somehow--they never get used up in god time--and then it is freezer burn...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2012
6:43 PM

Post #9283469

Heehee, I have had my share of freezer burn.

We had some for dinner, some in frig for tomorrow, and 2 meals worth in freezer. Jeff really liked them. Woot, woot! Now, to stock up on chili sauce when I think of it. I mixed ground beef and turkey. I know the recipe says 'Don't change anything' , but we don't eat a lot of beef. Oh, I also forgot to get the onion soup mix, so I just used onion powder. Hopefully I won't be strung up by my heels and shot. ;)
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 22, 2012
8:28 PM

Post #9283529

Nope, no stringing up by the heels, especially since you liked them. I really do mess with most recipes, but I haven't been happy with the results on the few occasions I've had to make substitutions with this one. The people who bug me are those who try a recipe and say, "I don't see what's so great about this recipe. I followed the directions, although I didn't have any shrimp, so I used a can of tuna, and I forgot to get curry powder, so I substituted double the amount of turmeric, since I know that's in curry powder, and we don't really eat green peas, but I thought corn would work just fine... and it was just awful, nobody in my family would eat it." LOL

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 23, 2012
4:47 AM

Post #9283692

[quote="critterologist"] The people who bug me are those who try a recipe and say, "I don't see what's so great about this recipe. I followed the directions, although I didn't have any shrimp, so I used a can of tuna, and I forgot to get curry powder, so I substituted double the amount of turmeric, since I know that's in curry powder, and we don't really eat green peas, but I thought corn would work just fine... and it was just awful, nobody in my family would eat it." LOL[/quote]

Oh my gosh, you nailed that one on the head!! I don't have a darned thing to say about a recipe until I've tried IT. Not "It except for this,that, and the other".. but IT. Period. I will try Gita's recipe to a 'T'... and I'm sure I won't change a thing forever more.

Now, for my marinara recipe... that is a Frankenstein... but that is also another story. ;)

Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 23, 2012
11:14 AM

Post #9283987

Heehee I usually mess with recipes also. Or just make them up. I learned from my mom. Surely do miss her.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 23, 2012
4:36 PM

Post #9284263

Well---so many recipes sound SO good--even on Cooks.com, etc--and then you read the ingredients and it is:
A can of this--and 2 cans of that--and 2 envelopes of Lipton Onion Soup mix--
1/4 cup of Soy sauce, a cup of "Cheezit' on top---etc...etc... (making all this up). But--you get the idea...

I try NOT to use canned or processed ingredients. The amount of Sodium freaks me out.
I have read some recipes for Crock Pot roast beef that i would never follow--just for this reason.

I think the "younger generation" do not see Sodium as so much a threat to their health as we "oldies" do--
and I use that term loosely--They are immortal---don't care what they eat...have no idea what is on the back of each can!

I really am glad that there is an awareness, even among the younger ones, of healthy eating.
But--many of them still subsist of Burger King and McDonalds, and Arbys, and all those places.
Every day for lunch and dinner...the NON cooking people...The $$$ they waste!!!! Could start a nice college fund
for their future children.

OK! I better quit--I sense I am getting too high on my soap box... Gita

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 24, 2012
2:51 AM

Post #9284558

This is the same reason why I alter most recipes myself. I also like to make my own dip using lots of spices, onion powder, granulated garlic, TONS of dill, and about 6 grains of salt... KOSHER salt, which has less sodium "per/volume" than other salts. (due to their grain size being so much bigger). And, ya know those pre-bottled "seasoned salt" things? I make my own. I have an 8-oz. sized shaker bottle that's 99.8% seasonings (mostly Paprika, heehee), and 0.1% actual salt. (the rest is air so I can shake it up). =) The list goes on and on... Gita, move over please, I need to stand up on that soap box with you! (and, do you mind if I paint it pink please??) < =D

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 24, 2012
4:27 AM

Post #9284599

I have been using coarse Sea Salt now for several years. Love the really coarse one--
such a surprise to bite into one of those grains when you eat it...

How is the Sodium content in that compared to regular salt?
I have heard it is much less????

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 24, 2012
8:49 AM

Post #9284841

You may get more salt taste pleasure by tasting it directly like that, than by having it permeated into your food.

Sugar too- sugar of some kind in so many prepared things.
(got my toes on the corner of that box...)
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 24, 2012
9:46 AM

Post #9284921

Gita: Kosher and sea salts are often cut differently. So they are equally salty ounce for ounce, but some kosher and sea salts take up much greater volume, ounce for ounce. I am hooked on Diamond salt, and it is about "half" as salty as Morton's, by volume. So I double the volume of salt if I use Diamond in recipes.

I love the way Diamond tastes. I don't like the bitterness of iodized salt, but my husband does worry that I will develop a goiter or cretinism (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iodine_deficiency)...

Hmm, wikipedia also says that iodine deficiency iodine deficiency gives rise to hypothyroidism, symptoms of which are extreme fatigue, goiter, mental slowing, depression, weight gain, and low basal body temperatures. I wonder...

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 24, 2012
1:09 PM

Post #9285071

Happy--

I never heard of Diamond salt. is that a brand?

I am aware of the iodine issue--but I like to think that all the foods we buy that have salt in them--
they probably use the regular iodized salt. Yes? No?

Something for coleup to research. She is so good at it.
I believe Iodine can also be found in some foods. Is it fish? Seafood in general?
Yoooo-Hoooo---coleup!!!! Inquiring minds want to know!

Gita
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 24, 2012
4:49 PM

Post #9285328

Yes -- Diamond salt is a brand -- very commonly available, and inexpensive.

I believe all seafood contains iodine.

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 25, 2012
3:49 AM

Post #9285692

Yessirooni, Diamond is the brand of Kosher salt that I use.

To make the comparison between the large-crystal Kosher salt and small-grain Sea-salt that I have in my pantry currently:

Kosher, per 1/4 teaspoon: 280 mg sodium
Pure Sea Salt, per 1/4 teaspoon: 580 mg sodium

Neither one is idodized. While we need iodine to keep our thryroids healthy, we don't need much, and just a couple ounces of seafood daily is enough. If ya don't like seafood, 1/4 teaspoon of 'regular' table salt per day will give us enough iodine. It can also easily be found in dairy products, and plants grown in iodine-rich soils. What we adults need can EASILY be found in a healthy diet, we really don't need much at all. So, for me, since I know I do have high blood pressure and I try to keep a close eye on my sodium intake, and I don't have any thyroid issues, I prefer to use the Kosher salt and CLOSELY monitor the volume that I use, to keep the sodium content as low as possible. And I NEVER add salt "at the table". EVER. (and often I don't even add any salt in my cooking either... I just don't like the taste of it). < =/ I'm weird, I know. < =P heeheeheee

I hope that was helpful!

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