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  • Post #61 - September 17th, 2019, 12:27 pm
    Post #61 - September 17th, 2019, 12:27 pm Post #61 - September 17th, 2019, 12:27 pm
    pairs4life wrote:I plan to attend.

    I am leaning towards baking bread but I am reserving the right to change my mind.


    Bread, please!
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #62 - September 17th, 2019, 1:12 pm
    Post #62 - September 17th, 2019, 1:12 pm Post #62 - September 17th, 2019, 1:12 pm
    Had some recent family issues black-hole-ing my attention, but I expect to attend, with Will Specials in hand.

    Count me as "1", pls.

    --mhl
  • Post #63 - September 17th, 2019, 5:17 pm
    Post #63 - September 17th, 2019, 5:17 pm Post #63 - September 17th, 2019, 5:17 pm
    Hi,

    I have metal frames used for holding foil trays for warming food. IrisArbor wants one frame. Does anyone need a full or half tray?

    If anyone has the foil trays or excess sterno, please advise if you can bring it.

    Thanks!

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #64 - September 17th, 2019, 7:03 pm
    Post #64 - September 17th, 2019, 7:03 pm Post #64 - September 17th, 2019, 7:03 pm
    I will be there, but not quite sure of my contribution(s) just yet.
  • Post #65 - September 18th, 2019, 11:24 am
    Post #65 - September 18th, 2019, 11:24 am Post #65 - September 18th, 2019, 11:24 am
    mhl wrote:Had some recent family issues black-hole-ing my attention, but I expect to attend, with Will Specials in hand.

    Count me as "1", pls.

    --mhl

    Hi Cathy,
    I see your spreadsheet has me as "2" guests. It'll be just me, so the number is "1." Also, I'll be bringing the Will Specials cut into appetizers, not as a Main dish.

    Thanks, as always, for your Picnic wrangling efforts!

    --Matt
    "If I have dined better than other men, it is because I stood on the shoulders of giants...and got the waiter's attention." --Sir Isaac "Ready to order NOW" Newton

    "You worry too much. Eat some bacon... What? No, I got no idea if it'll make you feel better, I just made too much bacon." --Justin Halpern's dad
  • Post #66 - September 18th, 2019, 9:42 pm
    Post #66 - September 18th, 2019, 9:42 pm Post #66 - September 18th, 2019, 9:42 pm
    Count in myself plus two and also soft boiled is coming plus one.

    We will bring an Albanian dish called pastiche (an oven baked pasta dish with milk, butter and feta) and my brother's item is TBD.

    Looking forward to it as always!
    "My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people."

    -Orson Welles-
  • Post #67 - September 19th, 2019, 9:31 am
    Post #67 - September 19th, 2019, 9:31 am Post #67 - September 19th, 2019, 9:31 am
    How large is the shelter at this location?
    The weather prediction for Sunday is pretty unpleasant...
    Thanks
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #68 - September 19th, 2019, 10:12 am
    Post #68 - September 19th, 2019, 10:12 am Post #68 - September 19th, 2019, 10:12 am
    irisarbor wrote:How large is the shelter at this location?
    The weather prediction for Sunday is pretty unpleasant...
    Thanks

    HI,

    I have been following the weather, too. It will likely rain at some point. At this location, the walk to the shelter is very short.

    The shelter is large enough to handle the expected crowd.

    Ron paid for two porta-potties near the shelter, so you don't have to run around much.

    Rain or shine, so far we have been fortunate to have no rain.

    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 #69 - September 19th, 2019, 10:57 am
    Post #69 - September 19th, 2019, 10:57 am Post #69 - September 19th, 2019, 10:57 am
    Hello,

    It has been several years since I have attended the Picnic, but I would like to attend this year. Arlund along with my husband Larry. I will be brining a dessert TBD.

    Thank you!
  • Post #70 - September 19th, 2019, 11:06 am
    Post #70 - September 19th, 2019, 11:06 am Post #70 - September 19th, 2019, 11:06 am
    cathy, your driving directions using 94 are useful for those coming from the north. for newcomers (or people who've forgotten), and to avoid confusion, please add that foster is the exit needed coming from the south. the exit takes you over to cicero, then a quick right turn onto north forest glen road, and then we follow the left branching road to the very last shelter, with a huge parking lot. (please someone correct me if i've screwed this up...)
  • Post #71 - September 19th, 2019, 1:21 pm
    Post #71 - September 19th, 2019, 1:21 pm Post #71 - September 19th, 2019, 1:21 pm
    If you are updating the directions, I suggest again that you delete "Connecting to" from the public transit directions.
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"
  • Post #72 - September 19th, 2019, 2:05 pm
    Post #72 - September 19th, 2019, 2:05 pm Post #72 - September 19th, 2019, 2:05 pm
    I believe the directions given are incorrect. Coming off the exit ramp From the NB side of 94 will put you on Foster WB. Taking a right on Cicero and a further right into N Forest Glen rd as instructed ted will take you east into a residential neighborhood and directly away from the actual location.
  • Post #73 - September 19th, 2019, 2:13 pm
    Post #73 - September 19th, 2019, 2:13 pm Post #73 - September 19th, 2019, 2:13 pm
    Octarine wrote:I believe the directions given are incorrect. Coming off the exit ramp From the NB side of 94 will put you on Foster WB. Taking a right on Cicero and a further right into N Forest Glen rd as instructed ted will take you east into a residential neighborhood and directly away from the actual location.

    Yes. Go west on Forest Glen from Cicero, not east. So, coming from Foster, you'd actually make a left.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #74 - September 19th, 2019, 10:37 pm
    Post #74 - September 19th, 2019, 10:37 pm Post #74 - September 19th, 2019, 10:37 pm
    Hi,

    Some TBD could bring some beverages and one or two bags of ice, I think we will be set. If you are bringing any plastic cups, plates or fork-spoon-knives ... if you have leftover from parties you can never imagine using again, bring!

    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 #75 - September 20th, 2019, 7:09 am
    Post #75 - September 20th, 2019, 7:09 am Post #75 - September 20th, 2019, 7:09 am
    Anyone for cookbook swap? It's time to winnow my library, and I was considering bringing a shopping bag or two of ones I don't cook from anymore.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #76 - September 20th, 2019, 9:09 am
    Post #76 - September 20th, 2019, 9:09 am Post #76 - September 20th, 2019, 9:09 am
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    Some TBD could bring some beverages

    I'll bring cans of beer from Sketchbook.
  • Post #77 - September 20th, 2019, 10:28 am
    Post #77 - September 20th, 2019, 10:28 am Post #77 - September 20th, 2019, 10:28 am
    We have invited our friend, Robin Marks Dombeck to join us. She will bring either goat cheese stuffed dates or semolina cake.
    "A party without cake is really just a meeting" ~ Julia Child
    "There are only four great arts: music, painting, sculpture, and ornamental pastry." ~ Julia Child
    "Build a Longer Table, NOT a Wall..."
  • Post #78 - September 20th, 2019, 2:21 pm
    Post #78 - September 20th, 2019, 2:21 pm Post #78 - September 20th, 2019, 2:21 pm
    I will also bring a bag of ice and some beverages, maybe also some water.
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #79 - September 20th, 2019, 4:43 pm
    Post #79 - September 20th, 2019, 4:43 pm Post #79 - September 20th, 2019, 4:43 pm
    JoelF wrote:Anyone for cookbook swap? It's time to winnow my library, and I was considering bringing a shopping bag or two of ones I don't cook from anymore.


    that's a great idea...except, we're likely to have rain and possibly a thunderstorm and we never have enough tables for food, much less dedicating one in the shelter for books....but i'll bring some and we'll see how it goes. maybe a tailgating swap?
  • Post #80 - September 20th, 2019, 4:47 pm
    Post #80 - September 20th, 2019, 4:47 pm Post #80 - September 20th, 2019, 4:47 pm
    In addition to sausages, I will bring some assorted Pipeworks beer in cans.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #81 - September 20th, 2019, 4:51 pm
    Post #81 - September 20th, 2019, 4:51 pm Post #81 - September 20th, 2019, 4:51 pm
    justjoan wrote:that's a great idea...except, we're likely to have rain and possibly a thunderstorm and we never have enough tables for food, much less dedicating one in the shelter for books....but i'll bring some and we'll see how it goes. maybe a tailgating swap?


    If you are concerned about rain, tailgating is worse than bringing it in. Let's see how we can make it fit.

    Talking of swaps: a neighbor brought over some freezer gel packs. I will bring some now, because I expect to have more in the future.

    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 #82 - September 20th, 2019, 6:44 pm
    Post #82 - September 20th, 2019, 6:44 pm Post #82 - September 20th, 2019, 6:44 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:
    justjoan wrote:that's a great idea...except, we're likely to have rain and possibly a thunderstorm and we never have enough tables for food, much less dedicating one in the shelter for books....but i'll bring some and we'll see how it goes. maybe a tailgating swap?


    If you are concerned about rain, tailgating is worse than bringing it in. Let's see how we can make it fit.

    Talking of swaps: a neighbor brought over some freezer gel packs. I will bring some now, because I expect to have more in the future.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    thanks cathy: let's see if anyone else shows any interest before sunday... hopefully, they will. do you think i need to buy my own ice, or will there be enough? i only need a bag, or less, as i'm bringing only 1 punch bucket, not my usual 2... (no leftovers that way)
  • Post #83 - September 20th, 2019, 9:39 pm
    Post #83 - September 20th, 2019, 9:39 pm Post #83 - September 20th, 2019, 9:39 pm
    Katie wrote:
    Forest Glen Metra station at 5301 N. LeClaire. Connecting to CTA Foster 92.

    I think the confusion in these instructions is with "Connecting to". From the Forest Glen Metra station at 5301 N. LeClaire, it is about a 2- to 3-block walk (0.2 miles, 4 minutes) north to the entrance to the forest preserve parking lot at 5420 Forest Glen Avenue (https://tinyurl.com/yy24bmtw). The Foster #92 bus runs east-west along Foster, several blocks south of the Metra station. So if you take Metra to the Forest Glen station, your walk north is 0.2 miles, 4 minutes; if you take Foster #92 and get off at the Foster & Elston stop, your walk north is 0.5 miles, 11 minutes (https://tinyurl.com/y6kn4lgb). If you get off at Foster & LeClaire, it's 0.6 miles, 12 minutes (https://tinyurl.com/y3pq2544) (all according to Google Maps). Hope this is helpful.


    I am not doubting Katie's info. However, I know I usually have someone vet public transportation instructions, because I just about never take it.

    Seasoned city public transportation, please check and then I will update.

    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 #84 - September 21st, 2019, 5:28 am
    Post #84 - September 21st, 2019, 5:28 am Post #84 - September 21st, 2019, 5:28 am
    We will be there with the polish sausage AGAIN! Family of 6...
    See you all soon!!!
  • Post #85 - September 21st, 2019, 6:32 am
    Post #85 - September 21st, 2019, 6:32 am Post #85 - September 21st, 2019, 6:32 am
    justjoan wrote:i only need a bag, or less, as i'm bringing only 1 punch bucket, not my usual 2... (no leftovers that way)

    It is not leftovers. You leave early, then I am responsible for your bucket. I am bringing a gallon pitcher for this, so you can go home with your bucket.

    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 #86 - September 21st, 2019, 9:33 am
    Post #86 - September 21st, 2019, 9:33 am Post #86 - September 21st, 2019, 9:33 am
    Green City spoke to me of shishito peppers and exotic shrooms... and some tuberoses para mi corozon.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #87 - September 21st, 2019, 9:51 am
    Post #87 - September 21st, 2019, 9:51 am Post #87 - September 21st, 2019, 9:51 am
    We will bring a 10x10 tent and a folding table to share with folks.

    Like my mom told us when we complained about rain: "You're not made of sugar, you're not gonna melt!"

    Re: cookbook swap. Perhaps this might be better for the holiday party? Or a stand-alone event? We have a bigger place now, maybe we could pair it up with another Iron Chef party...
    “Assuredly it is a great accomplishment to be a novelist, but it is no mediocre glory to be a cook.” -- Alexandre Dumas

    "I give you Chicago. It is no London and Harvard. It is not Paris and buttermilk. It is American in every chitling and sparerib. It is alive from tail to snout." -- H.L. Mencken
  • Post #88 - September 21st, 2019, 1:06 pm
    Post #88 - September 21st, 2019, 1:06 pm Post #88 - September 21st, 2019, 1:06 pm
    Ok final selections of what we're bringing:
    SueF - Artichoke Dip Slab Pie
    JoelF - Frozen Pina Colada Pie (contains alcohol)
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #89 - September 21st, 2019, 2:35 pm
    Post #89 - September 21st, 2019, 2:35 pm Post #89 - September 21st, 2019, 2:35 pm
    Update, my shawarma will be turkey instead of chicken. Looking forward to tomorrow!
    Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

    -Mark Twain
  • Post #90 - September 21st, 2019, 3:02 pm
    Post #90 - September 21st, 2019, 3:02 pm Post #90 - September 21st, 2019, 3:02 pm
    Hi,

    I plan to get there around 10:30. If anyone plans to arrive earlier, I can send a copy of the picnic permit.

    Just let me know.

    Meanwhile, I will make Nellie's Potato Salad, which took first place at the Ohio State Fair this year.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    Nellie's Potato Salad
    Janelle Harrigill, Columbus, Ohio

    Nellie's Potato Salad is a delicious dish that has been made and served in our family for over 95 years. It is repeatedly requested, and has become a tradition at family parties, dinners, and gatherings.

    My mother, Nellie Belle Theis, was born in 1904 and survived the 1913 Flood. Not long after she married my father in 1924, they started raising a family. The Great Depression came and made for tough times. Every penny was counted, and Nellie became very creative with her recipes. Most of the ingredients for her potato salad came from her garden, eggs from a neighbor, and she made her own pickles and salad dressing. The potato salad was fairly inexpensive to make, and it lasted for several meals.

    The history of Nellie's Potato Salad doesn't end here. In the early 1960's, Nellie decided to get a part time job. That's when she was fortunate to meet a very young R David Thomas. He had come to Columbus to get experience in the grab-and-go food business and rescued four failing Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets.

    Before Dave hired my mother, he asked her if she could make potato salad. After tasting Nellie's Potato Salad, he asked her if she could make it BIG! Nellie wasn't privy to the 11 secret herbs and spices that went into cooking KFC chicken, but her potato salad and other side dishes were known as award-winners throughout town.

    Nellie and Dave remained good friends even when he switched from "the colonel" to Wendy's. Had Wendy's founder R David Thomas named his fast food chain after his first specialty cook instead of his daughter, the world would have about 6500 Nellie Belle's.

    Nellie passed away at the age of 93 in 1998. Her potato salad continues to be made and thrives in our families. We continue to pass Nellie's Potato Salad recipe on to future generations. It is truly my honor to pay this tribute to a very special lady, my mother, Nellie!
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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