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#1 sparrowsfall

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 06:45 PM

Hey all:

I know this is short notice, but the girls have been on my case because I've done all the other cookfests on weekends when they weren't around. And they want in!

What do folks say to something kind of low-key (to compensate for the wild excesses of our Avant Garde event) this Sunday? A simple theme--Printemps (that's Spring for the linguistically challenged)--maybe just centering around leg of lamb with obligatory accoutrements, pres and posts.

It's quite likely, by the way, that my new dining room table will be here by then. (Seats 14!) The Roadway site says it's here in Seattle, I'm just waiting for it to move the final mile...

Starting earlyish, I think, maybe even fourish? Any takers out there?

Steve
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#2 Eden

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 07:03 PM

Count us in. I will think of somthing appropriate for primavera...
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Posted 10 April 2006 - 07:04 PM

:( Thanks so much, Steve! We're feeling like orphans that Sunday as others in the family made plans that didn't include us, so we'd love to attend! I'm thinking that an herbed goat cheese potatoes au gratin might go well with lamb, but may change my mind if others are going more gourmet! :(

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#4 seawakim

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 07:17 PM

Count us in! What a lovely theme - we'll think of something springy and get back to you.

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 07:45 PM

We're in! We never do anything on Easter since we got our chicks out of the nest, so this will make a delightful change.

Let me think about what to bring for a few minutes.

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 08:06 PM

Oooh, I'm there too and was also feeling like an orphan when I realized that this Sunday was a holiday.

Dish...TBD....
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#7 sparrowsfall

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 10:16 PM

Yikes! That was fast. With me and the girls and my friend Mandy, we're at 13 already. Don't stop expressing interest, folks, never know how things will happen, but we're getting full already!

Steve
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Posted 11 April 2006 - 12:51 AM

Richard and I would love to join you with Roasted Asparagus with Garlic and Sieved Egg Yolk. Definitely a pre or an avec. Reserving a dessert option, as well, if berries are irresistable.

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 04:29 AM

I'm really in the mood to make an extravagant dessert, so if Fred's not coming, I claim dessert.

Plus I have some pancetta curing that will be ready by then, so I'll make some little pre-dinner nibble with some of that, if it's respectable.

#10 sparrowsfall

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 05:54 AM

All sounding great so far. Sure thing--I'll do the lamb.

Though the girls will probably want to do some other thing that's more involved, as well.

Steve
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Posted 11 April 2006 - 06:08 AM

Gary and I would love to join in. I'm thinking of a soup....are peas in the market yet? Is there room for all of us?

PS: GourmetLight$, I can't imagine an "herbed goat cheese potatoes au gratin" not being "gourmet" enough. Sounds wonderful!
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Posted 11 April 2006 - 06:13 AM

Gary and I would love to join in. I'm thinking of a soup....are peas in the market yet? Is there room for all of us?

I got some great peas at Sosio's this week...grown on an organic farm in Mexico and imported!!! Mwah-ah-ah-ahhhhhh.... :(
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#13 artzygirl

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 07:50 AM

I'm thinking something in the appetizers arena...unless Abra decides not to do a dessert...or if you all think we need two desserts.
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Posted 11 April 2006 - 02:22 PM

Steve, you and the girls can do a 7 hour garlic lamb, if they want to fuss. Or a stuffed and rolled boneless leg.

I'm going to do some sort of medley of/riff on traditional Easter desserts from around the world.

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 03:33 PM

What, no sous vide lamb??
It may have been Camelot for Jack and Jacqueline
But on the Che Guevara highway filling up with gasoline
Fidel Castro's brother spies a rich lady who's crying
Over luxury's dissapointment
So he walks over and he's trying
To sympathize with her, but thinks that he should warn her
That the Thirld World is just around the corner