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    Post #1 - September 16th, 2021, 10:36 am
    Post #1 - September 16th, 2021, 10:36 am Post #1 - September 16th, 2021, 10:36 am
    The LTHer's who share their food openly, and not like a hidden handshake, are back in action! All are welcome up to 12 people, because Phoenix Flame Cafe- Modern Mediterranean and Latin in Niles is a small space located behind the Village Creamery across from H-Mart.

    We will convene Sunday, October 17 at 5:30 pm.

    So get to work cooking dishes to share with other LTHers.

    Or don’t … maybe you just want an excuse to try an interesting restaurant … everyone’s welcome to join for the three c's — camaraderie, conviviality and companionship.

    Due to limited seating at Phoenix Flame Cafe, we”ll have to cap attendance at 12, but we can set up a wait list. We already have a reservation. Those who exchange dishes will have first priority, but they should post by Wednesday October 13, to allow cooks to plan, shop and create.

    The Basics
    We’re always interested in fresh blood. Even if you can't exchange, please join us for dinner and conversation! But we encourage all to bring a few samples of the cuisine you enjoy at your home; it’s a great way for all of us to get to know each other better, discuss food and cooking techniques, and ultimately, later, have a meal at home that we might not have thought of making for ourselves.

    What is the Small Household Food Exchange, you may ask.
    Most importantly, it’s a gathering of like-minded folks at an interesting restaurant for a meal, taking advantage of the ordering power of a good number of people to share and sample a good number of menu items.

    The Small Household Food Exchange started so that those of us in 1-2 person households who love to cook aren't stuck eating that big pot of chili for a whole week. Instead, we make 4-10 servings of one dish, and bring home 4-10 different dishes. Exchanging participants bring one pre-portioned serving of their food for every exchanger who has RSVP’d to come and bring a dish that month. The priority will be for entrees, meats, soups, salad, stews, pastas, grains, etc. (Check the Events Board, there’s a separate Dessert Exchange.)

    The fine print
    Number in the group: We will cap attendance for this gathering at 8, (food exchange participants also at 8), so that, this month, participants are never making more than 8 servings of anything. Couples can be counted as one serving, or two — if you come as a couple, please specify whether you're bringing one or two dishes to exchange.

    There will be no restrictions on the food – we’re an omnivorous bunch. IF ANYONE HAS ANY ALLERGIES, PLEASE LET THE GROUP KNOW.

    The containers/delivery system: Everyone in the group should use the GLADWARE 3 1/8 CUP PLASTIC CONTAINERS (7” x 7” square container with a blue lid). Look for this on the label:
    Gladware.jpg

    You’ll portion your food into those containers to bring and hand out at the gathering. You can freeze them or not depending on your schedule and when you make your food. If you use something else to deliver your food that month (Ziploc bags, plastic wrap, etc.) you should also return the empty containers from the last round so that everyone always has a stash of these containers for the exchange, and no one has to run out and buy more.
    Ideally, everyone will find a way to label their containers, describing the contents, so we don’t end up staring into our freezers at a field of blue-lidded containers and wondering what’s in each one (not that there’s anything wrong with the occasional surprise …).

    Please RSVP your attendance by responding in this thread. If you're exchanging, please post what you're bringing at least three days before the gathering.

    The organizer will monitor the thread to see what people are bringing. The organizer will also make reservations for the group at the restaurant where we will be gathering.

    Hope to see you there!

    Attending:

    Dinner and Exchange
    nr706
    moetchandon
    Cathy2 - MEXICAN STEWED BEANS WITH SALSA FRESCA from Milk Street

    Dinner and sparkling company
    GAF
    Dave148 and Merle!

    Save the date!
    Sunday, October 17, 2021, 5:30 pm

    Phoenix Flame Café
    8010 N. Waukegan Rd, Niles, IL 60714
    Tuesday- Sunday 11 AM – 9 PM
    847-779-3474
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #2 - September 25th, 2021, 7:31 am
    Post #2 - September 25th, 2021, 7:31 am Post #2 - September 25th, 2021, 7:31 am
    My contribution is likely to be:
    MEXICAN STEWED BEANS WITH SALSA FRESCA from Milk Street.
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #3 - September 29th, 2021, 6:29 pm
    Post #3 - September 29th, 2021, 6:29 pm Post #3 - September 29th, 2021, 6:29 pm
    I will make beef bourguignon - Anthony Bourdain recipe.
  • Post #4 - September 30th, 2021, 8:09 pm
    Post #4 - September 30th, 2021, 8:09 pm Post #4 - September 30th, 2021, 8:09 pm
    Yes, for the dinner. Hope springs eternal.

    Note that Phoenix Flame is NOT in the H Mart/Home Depot shopping center, but on the NW corner of Waukegan and Oakton. It IS behind Village Creamery.
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #5 - October 3rd, 2021, 8:54 am
    Post #5 - October 3rd, 2021, 8:54 am Post #5 - October 3rd, 2021, 8:54 am
    I'll be making sausage with peppers.
  • Post #6 - October 6th, 2021, 4:53 pm
    Post #6 - October 6th, 2021, 4:53 pm Post #6 - October 6th, 2021, 4:53 pm
    Merle and I will attend for dinner and sparkling company.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #7 - October 8th, 2021, 11:16 pm
    Post #7 - October 8th, 2021, 11:16 pm Post #7 - October 8th, 2021, 11:16 pm
    Dave148 wrote:Merle and I will attend for dinner and sparkling company.

    Yay!
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #8 - October 14th, 2021, 8:48 am
    Post #8 - October 14th, 2021, 8:48 am Post #8 - October 14th, 2021, 8:48 am
    Mexican Stewed Beans with
    Pork Broth and Shredded Pork
    I made my contribution yesterday. Just for fun, here is the ingredient list:

    Milk Street Magazine

    Pork from Park Packing
    Cranberry beans from Shop and Save
    Jalapeno from Jewel
    Sea Salt and Pepper
    Lard from a Jar
    Garlic, onions, and cilantro
    Water from Lake Michigan via Highland Park Water Dept.
    Facilitator: Catherine Lambrecht
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #9 - October 14th, 2021, 12:25 pm
    Post #9 - October 14th, 2021, 12:25 pm Post #9 - October 14th, 2021, 12:25 pm
    How does anyone/everyone feel about sitting outside for this event? Current weather forecast is mid-60's and sunny. Probably nice to sit outside with a jacket.

    I don't know when I'll be ready to eat indoors at a restaurant :roll: but it's not this month.

    Giovanna
    =o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=

    "Enjoy every sandwich."

    -Warren Zevon
  • Post #10 - October 14th, 2021, 1:02 pm
    Post #10 - October 14th, 2021, 1:02 pm Post #10 - October 14th, 2021, 1:02 pm
    Looks like there is outdoor seating ... I wouldn't have a problem with eating outside, but I'll accede to the wishes of the majority.
  • Post #11 - October 14th, 2021, 3:06 pm
    Post #11 - October 14th, 2021, 3:06 pm Post #11 - October 14th, 2021, 3:06 pm
    Hi,

    Just sent a note to the restaurant advising we are seven people who wish to eat outside.

    I will update as I know.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #12 - October 14th, 2021, 5:16 pm
    Post #12 - October 14th, 2021, 5:16 pm Post #12 - October 14th, 2021, 5:16 pm
    Hi,

    An outside table for seven is ours at 5:30 pm on Sunday.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #13 - October 14th, 2021, 10:30 pm
    Post #13 - October 14th, 2021, 10:30 pm Post #13 - October 14th, 2021, 10:30 pm
    That's wonderful.

    See you for dinner Sunday.
    =o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=

    "Enjoy every sandwich."

    -Warren Zevon
  • Post #14 - October 15th, 2021, 7:45 am
    Post #14 - October 15th, 2021, 7:45 am Post #14 - October 15th, 2021, 7:45 am
    Giovanna wrote:That's wonderful.

    See you for dinner Sunday.

    Yay!
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #15 - October 18th, 2021, 12:27 am
    Post #15 - October 18th, 2021, 12:27 am Post #15 - October 18th, 2021, 12:27 am
    Photos, etc. posted here.
  • Post #16 - October 18th, 2021, 10:18 am
    Post #16 - October 18th, 2021, 10:18 am Post #16 - October 18th, 2021, 10:18 am
    The missing label for Moetchandon's contribution.

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