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it's a groundzero thanksgiving... 
9th-Nov-2001 12:14 pm
ok, folks, Thanksgiving is two weeks from yesterday. us groundzero girlies need a head count of who to expect. you are welcome to come if you don't rsvp, however, we're planning on providing the main dish, so we need an idea of how much food to make.

right now we're planning on providing a [main meat product, probably ham] and a lasagna. i'm also planning on making some mulled wine, though other than that, it's BYOB. (sorry, folks, mass quantities of alcohol are expensive.) we don't have a time yet, either - it depends on what people want. however, we have a tv and vcr, we have net connectivity and computers and some board games and lots of space, so no matter when food happens, people are welcome to come over to visit earlier.

so, what we need from you: how many bodies are coming in your party, what side dishes you are contributing to the cause, and whether lunch, dinner, or somewhere in between would be better for you.

also, girlies: i was wondering if anyone minded if i invited a couple of friends from work and their husbands, since i don't think either have family in the area. i don't know if the one couple will even come, since i -think- Ramadan will have started by then and they won't be eating. if it's a problem, i won't, which is why i'm asking first.

also, anyhow who's not in Seattle but feels like chasing over is welcome, just give us some warning. =]

directions will be posted at a later date.
9th-Nov-2001 12:45 pm (UTC)
Grant + Sheep = 2

I can handle mashed potatoes and I'm going to experiment with garlic cheesy mashed potatoes again this year. Maybe a pie or cheesecake of some kind?

Is gravy necessary with mashed potatoes? I'm a salt and butter person myself.

Also, I have a crock-pot. If we can think of anything that would be good crocked, we should put it to use.
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9th-Nov-2001 02:36 pm (UTC) - Re:
mmm. thankee. =]
9th-Nov-2001 02:34 pm (UTC) - Re:
hrm... i don't usually do gravy. if people want it, that's something we can easily manufacture the day of at GZ. =]
9th-Nov-2001 02:47 pm (UTC) - Re:
Cool -- I have NO idea how to make the stuff :D
9th-Nov-2001 02:51 pm (UTC) - Re:
i don't either, exactly, other than it's mostly flour, milk, and butter, but i have a betty crocker cookbook that could walk people though cooking anything =]
9th-Nov-2001 03:02 pm (UTC) - Re:
Those things 0Wnz. We have a great better homes & gardens one. :)
9th-Nov-2001 01:10 pm (UTC)
Actually, I've no problem with that, and I think I might listen for any sad 'I can't go home for Thanksgiving' noises around Nintendo. Everyone around me is so cool.

I should work out what I'm contributing, if it's cool with the rest of you, I might cover the lasagna, make it vegetarian to balance things a bit. Unless anyone *has* to have turkey . . .
9th-Nov-2001 02:35 pm (UTC) - Re:
hrm... we should make sure Brian Camp has something to do that day, don't ya think?

and i was thinking, as far as what GZ is providing, that we could just go grocery shopping sometime that week and then split the cost through the great big grocery slush fund we're running. sound good?

and yah, veggie lasagna. if enough meat eaters want [italian baked product] we could always do a pan of like, cheese shells with prego meat sauce really easily...
9th-Nov-2001 02:51 pm (UTC)
prego? ewww. make a decent sauce, use classico, something, anything but prego... :)
9th-Nov-2001 02:52 pm (UTC) - Re:
we'll argue that later... are you coming to celebrate turkey day with us? =]
12th-Nov-2001 10:16 pm (UTC) - Re:
undecided. roomie cook monster is doing foods here, so I may bounce between the 2, or work, even..:)
9th-Nov-2001 01:53 pm (UTC)
I'm in. Of course. ;-)

Hell, I'll even make bread pudding. Unless I'm the only one who eats it, in which case I'll make some for myself for breakfast that morning and I'll bring something else.

And I'll mix the drinks. ;-)
9th-Nov-2001 02:30 pm (UTC)
i'll help eat bread pudding. =]
9th-Nov-2001 10:39 pm (UTC)
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