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dyenamite
Dyenamite  (Level: 49.6 - Posts: 669)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 10:23 PM

NEW YEARS PROGRESSIVE DINNER - YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT!

Hi guys. Some of you had fun with me last year with this one so it's time for another Sploofus progressive dinner quiz. If you want to be considered for inclusion, send me a message or just post here -
If we came to your house as part of our progressive dinner, what would you serve for us?
Please include ONE DISH for as many options below, so I can choose the best one that will fit into the menu. (Brief decriptions will help a lot)

Appertif/drink
An appertizer/entree
Soup/salad
Main course - unique recipe?
Dessert

Thanks for your help. AS ALWAYS Happy New Year, and ALOHA Suzy Q! (Lucky Duck!)

dyenamite
Dyenamite  (Level: 49.6 - Posts: 669)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 10:26 PM

Mitchy, Jsterling, Salzypat, Allena, and Gingerybush - You guys are slotted in with the results you sent in from last round, ok? Anyone else who was not mentioned in the first quiz but sent in responses - YIKES, I lost your results (It DOESN"T mean that I don't love you any more)

texlewee
Texlewee  (Level: 34.1 - Posts: 601)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 10:47 PM

Potato Poblano Cream soup.

5 to 6 Grill seared poblano peppers. 2 lbs yukon potatoes. 2 quarts Heavy cream.

Puree peppers after they cool. Boil 3/4 potatoes until tender. Puree the potatoes. Dice remaining potatoes into 1/2 inch squares.

Season with salt and garlic to taste. Add small amount of Cayenne pepper if needed for a little more bite.

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 11:01 PM

Appertif/drink : Jaegermeister / peach & raspberry tea for those who don't wish to partake
An appertizer/entree : bacon wrapped grilled shrimp
Soup/salad : Cilantro soup
Main course - unique recipe?: grilled cornish hens
Dessert: tiramisu

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 11:04 PM


Beer

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 11:14 PM

Appertif/drink - Pipeline Porter made with Hawaiian Kona Coffee

An appertizer/entree - Cougar Gold Cheese with crackers

Soup/salad - Salad - Cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, cubed and mixed with mayo, salt & pepper, and a bit of ranch dressing

Main course - unique recipe? Ribeyes, marinated in Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, garlic pepper, and a few pinches of Chinese 5 spice and grilled rare to medium rare, Baby red potatoes, mixed with real butter and sour cream, and corn on the cob.

Dessert - Simple. Hot brownies fresh out of the oven, a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, and drizzled with hot fudge.


stone
Stone  (Level: 35.0 - Posts: 259)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 11:19 PM

Mimosa

California onion dip and/or spicy green beans and hot sweet pickles on a relish tray

No soup or salad-gotta have cabbage cooked with onions and potatoes and black-eyed peas with rice for side dishes- for good luck and wealth

Baked ham decorated with cloves, red cherries and pineapple glazed with brown sugar, mustard, pineapple juice and honey

Dessert=many--pecan pie, cheesecake and Italian biscotti or Louisiana citrus, sweeter than any other state's!

phitzy1
Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 11:21 PM

Lodi, would those brownies be magical?

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 11:28 PM

That's the best kind for sure. Magical brownies = magical evening.

phitzy1
Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 11:29 PM


Ahhhhh (too bad there's not a glazed smiley)


eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 11:33 PM

Our emoticons blow.

dyenamite
Dyenamite  (Level: 49.6 - Posts: 669)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 11:41 PM

LOL you two are TOO funny. No magical Brownies while the kids are still around!

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 11:46 PM

I did your quiz thingy because you put that nude pic on your profile. A promise is a promise!

phitzy1
Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 11:46 PM

Yum Rum - My mother's creation (be nice, ultimately it's all my fault) Apple Cider with Cappy Morg. Spiced Rum

Key Lime Cheese Ball (key lime juice, powdered sugar and creme cheese) with Graham Twists

Lox with Mango and sprouts, lightly (cannot stress lightly) sprinkled with balsamic

More?!?

Crispy duck with an apricot/wine reduction and wilted greens

I have no room for dessert...except for Lodi's brownies...

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 11:50 PM

Aw, he took the nude picture down. What a party pooper.

dyenamite
Dyenamite  (Level: 49.6 - Posts: 669)
Sat, 5th Jan '08 12:05 AM

No I di -n't! I said I will at the end of the day - depends if i get many replies LOL

cjar855
Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Sat, 5th Jan '08 12:28 AM

Appertif/drink
Negroni
1 oz gin
1 oz Campari
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth

An appertizer/entree
Antipasto Platter:
sliced provolone cheese
Genoa salami, thinly sliced
prosciutto, thinly sliced
mushrooms
marinated artichoke hearts
roasted red peppers
black olives
mozzarella cheese
drizzled with Italian-style salad dressing

Soup/salad
Mixed green Salad

Main course - unique recipe?
Penne Vodka
Penne Pasta with Vodka Sauce made with Vodka ,cream ,Tomato sauce & finely chopped garlic.

Dessert
Chocolate Mousse with fresh Raspberries sprinkeled with Powdered sugar.


dyenamite
Dyenamite  (Level: 49.6 - Posts: 669)
Sat, 5th Jan '08 12:45 AM

Geez Cath, keen for another skinny dip, aren't ya! Stuff the progressive dinner ... There's enough food here to shift the party to her place! (Much like Smoke in the last one!

cjar855
Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Sat, 5th Jan '08 1:01 AM

Skinny Dipping now , you would freeze your you know what off!

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sat, 5th Jan '08 1:03 AM

Would that be your black olives or your roasted red peppers?

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sat, 5th Jan '08 1:03 AM

"Salad - Cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, cubed and mixed with mayo, salt & pepper, and a bit of ranch dressing"

Lodi - that's one of my favorite salads!
I got addicted to cucumber sandwiches when they served them at my baby shower -

cjar855
Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Sat, 5th Jan '08 1:07 AM

Eesus. more like your prosciutto!

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sat, 5th Jan '08 1:20 AM



dyenamite
Dyenamite  (Level: 49.6 - Posts: 669)
Sat, 5th Jan '08 1:33 AM

Yeah, it is about 33 degrees celsius here today and only THREE over there! Shrinkage season, for sure!

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.0 - Posts: 5883)
Sun, 6th Jan '08 5:18 PM

Appertif/drink
Tequila shots/w limes

An appertizer/entree
Jalapeno poppers

Soup/salad
Guacamole

Main course
Crabmeat enchiladas
Pork tamales
Black beans

Dessert
Flan

This was actually my Christmas dinner.


cjar855
Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Sun, 6th Jan '08 5:32 PM

WOW! Tequila shots/w limes. Now it's a party....

dyenamite
Dyenamite  (Level: 49.6 - Posts: 669)
Tue, 8th Jan '08 5:59 PM

Ok thanks so much guys! Dinner is this weekend, whenever the editors can come to the party

eileeny
Eileeny  (Level: 67.6 - Posts: 240)
Wed, 9th Jan '08 10:46 AM

I always loved the fruitcake pudding soaked with brandy my mother used to make served with lovely custard Wonder how come we never choked on the tanners in them?? just an old fashiond dessert, sigh!! memories..

dyenamite
Dyenamite  (Level: 49.6 - Posts: 669)
Sat, 19th Jan '08 11:27 PM

MMMM HUNGRY! Better get cracking and write that quiz! Thanks everyone. xo Rick

chyenn
Chyenn  (Level: 202.6 - Posts: 1332)
Sat, 19th Jan '08 11:33 PM


"Wonder how come we never choked on the tanners in them??"

Eileeny,
what's a tanner?

~~chy~~

nelly
Nelly  (Level: 172.0 - Posts: 1167)
Sun, 20th Jan '08 6:39 AM

Hi Chyenne. A 'tanner' is an old silver sixpence - 6d Sterling. Ahh! The good old days, when money was worth something!
Karen

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.8 - Posts: 2770)
Sun, 20th Jan '08 7:18 AM

Actually, the original (in my lifetime, anyway!) was the old silver threepenny bit.
These disappeared around the 1940s, I think, and were replaced by the easily available silver sixpenny piece, which was a similar size and easily available until decimilisation.

chyenn
Chyenn  (Level: 202.6 - Posts: 1332)
Sun, 20th Jan '08 7:21 AM

thanks Karen.

sounds like the tradition mom keeps every New Year's Day by cooking a penny in the black-eyed peas for prosperity in the coming year

summertime
Summertime  (Level: 111.0 - Posts: 1122)
Sun, 20th Jan '08 1:00 PM

My first time with this, so I hope I did it right! Maybe too much information? :S Deedee

Avgolemono is a classic Greek soup better known as Lemon Rice Soup!

ESSENTIALS -
2 cups chicken broth
1/3 cup uncooked rice (white or brown) or orzo
(If you use brown rice, start it cooking 20 minutes earlier.)
1 egg
Grated zest and juice of medium lemon
Sea salt and pepper (I use white for a pristeen soup without flecks!)

*"Orzo is Italian and means "barley," but in common usage in the United States, orzo is understood to mean rice-shaped pasta, slightly smaller than a pine nut. It is frequently used in soups. Despite its rice shape, orzo is not made out of rice but of hard wheat semolina."

GETTING STARTED:

In a medium pot, bring the broth to a boil.
Add rice or orzo.
Cover and let simmer for approximately 15 minutes or until rice is tender.
(The rice will not cook down as we normally see when cooking rice. The mixture remains very soupy.)

In a small bowl, whisk egg with the lemon juice.
While continuing to whisk add a bit of the hot broth to warm the egg.
Transfer egg to the soup in the pot, whisking slowly and gently.

Within a few minutes (a patient few minutes), something magical takes place...the soup thickens!

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

READY!

Be warned: if you don't eat the whole batch at the first sitting, the rice or orzo will continue to expand, and you'll need to add water or more stock to thin the soup enough to heat and eat.

Yummy and so comforting...choose this soup every time I go to a Greek restaurant!




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