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  1. #1
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Nice neighborhood idea

    Last night as a little get together which started at 5:00 PM we started an
    "Appetizer tour".

    You had 25 minutes at each house before the bell rang and you walked or
    drove to the next place.

    The idea was to have 1 or 2 appetizers at each place. You bring your own
    bottle and the house furnished glasses or cups.

    The final house was dessert.

    It was a nice idea and a good way to meet neighbors and see the Xmas
    decorations we all spend time on.

    Dimitri


  2. #2
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: Nice neighborhood idea

    Dimitri wrote:

    > Last night as a little get together which started at 5:00 PM we
    > started an "Appetizer tour".
    >
    > You had 25 minutes at each house before the bell rang and you walked
    > or drove to the next place.
    >
    > The idea was to have 1 or 2 appetizers at each place. You bring your
    > own bottle and the house furnished glasses or cups.
    >
    > The final house was dessert.
    >
    > It was a nice idea and a good way to meet neighbors and see the Xmas
    > decorations we all spend time on.
    >
    > Dimitri


    Sound like fun, Dimitri - hic. ;-)
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    Chatty Cathy

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    Gloria P Guest

    Default Re: Nice neighborhood idea

    Dimitri wrote:
    > Last night as a little get together which started at 5:00 PM we started
    > an "Appetizer tour".
    >
    > It was a nice idea and a good way to meet neighbors and see the Xmas
    > decorations we all spend time on.
    >
    > Dimitri



    Our neighborhood Garden Club did something similar at the neighborhood
    clubhouse Sunday night.

    We invited members and guests to a "Depression Party". Come and bring
    wine or favorite beverage plus an appetizer or dessert. We provided
    non-alcoholic punch, decorations, and plates, cups, coffee, etc.

    It was an amazing spread, not one duplicate! (And not one of them looked
    as though it came out of COostco's "frozen hors d'ouevres" aisle. We
    have some really good cooks!) I can't remember everything, but:

    ham and cheese or chicken salad on party rye
    meat turnovers in filo
    spanikopita
    sweet and sour pork meatballs
    deviled eggs
    barbecued chicken wings
    cocktail wieners
    a cheese assortment
    a relish tray
    spinach quiche squares
    salami rollups
    hot sausage-and-cheese on party bread
    prosciutto and asparagus rollups
    hot chili-cheese nacho dip
    brownies
    sugar cookies
    lace cookies
    a plate of chocolates
    three kinds of homemade fudge
    homemade truffles
    cheesecakes in phyllo cups

    Since I was the chair/rganizer, I won't say it was a smashing success,
    but people came in -10 degree weather and stayed two hours beyond the
    time we had suggested on the invitations, a good sign.

    gloria p


  4. #4
    Damsel in dis Dress Guest

    Default Re: Nice neighborhood idea

    On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 08:40:16 -0800, "Dimitri" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Last night as a little get together which started at 5:00 PM we started an
    >"Appetizer tour".
    >
    >You had 25 minutes at each house before the bell rang and you walked or
    >drove to the next place.
    >
    >The idea was to have 1 or 2 appetizers at each place. You bring your own
    >bottle and the house furnished glasses or cups.
    >
    >The final house was dessert.
    >
    >It was a nice idea and a good way to meet neighbors and see the Xmas
    >decorations we all spend time on.


    I hope that it will become an annual tradition!

    Carol

  5. #5
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: Nice neighborhood idea


    "Gloria P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Dimitri wrote:
    >> Last night as a little get together which started at 5:00 PM we started
    >> an "Appetizer tour".
    >>
    >> It was a nice idea and a good way to meet neighbors and see the Xmas
    >> decorations we all spend time on.
    >>
    >> Dimitri

    >
    >
    > Our neighborhood Garden Club did something similar at the neighborhood
    > clubhouse Sunday night.
    >
    > We invited members and guests to a "Depression Party". Come and bring wine
    > or favorite beverage plus an appetizer or dessert. We provided
    > non-alcoholic punch, decorations, and plates, cups, coffee, etc.
    >
    > It was an amazing spread, not one duplicate! (And not one of them looked
    > as though it came out of COostco's "frozen hors d'ouevres" aisle. We have
    > some really good cooks!) I can't remember everything, but:


    <good stuff snipped>

    > Since I was the chair/rganizer, I won't say it was a smashing success, but
    > people came in -10 degree weather and stayed two hours beyond the time we
    > had suggested on the invitations, a good sign.
    >
    > gloria p


    As far as I can remember here is what was offered.

    House 1.

    Cheese Ball with almonds & Crackers
    Stuffed small potatoes with cheese & bacon

    House # 2

    Hot Blue Cheese soup with freshly chopped chives
    Assorted Crackers


    House # 3

    Crostini with pear & broiled blue cheese
    Bruschetta with basil & tomato

    House # 4

    Grilled Chicken Chunks Teriyaki
    Cheeses & crackers


    House # 5
    Veggie platter & Dip
    2 different Frittata
    Home made Bread slices


    House # 6

    Stuffed Mushrooms
    Crostini with goat cheese & sliced rare beef

    House # 7

    Chocolate Angel food cake with brandy whipped cream
    Cheesecake with fresh raspberries & Raspberry or caramel sauce
    Vanilla, chocolate, butterscotch fudge
    Candied Pecans
    Walnut brownies

    By the time I got home I was not ready for dinner.

    The trick was to have a 1/2 glass of wine at each place or one could get
    quite sloshed.





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    Damsel in dis Dress Guest

    Default Re: Nice neighborhood idea

    On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 10:38:17 -0700, Gloria P <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >We invited members and guests to a "Depression Party". Come and bring
    >wine or favorite beverage plus an appetizer or dessert. We provided
    >non-alcoholic punch, decorations, and plates, cups, coffee, etc.


    <snip menu>

    >Since I was the chair/rganizer, I won't say it was a smashing success,
    >but people came in -10 degree weather and stayed two hours beyond the
    >time we had suggested on the invitations, a good sign.


    Sounds like a smashing success to me! Congratulations! I hope that
    next year it will be an Economic Recovery party.

    Carol

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Nice neighborhood idea

    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:VZ92l.10845$[email protected]..
    > Last night as a little get together which started at 5:00 PM we started an
    > "Appetizer tour".
    >
    > You had 25 minutes at each house before the bell rang and you walked or
    > drove to the next place.
    >
    > The idea was to have 1 or 2 appetizers at each place. You bring your own
    > bottle and the house furnished glasses or cups.
    >
    > The final house was dessert.
    >
    > It was a nice idea and a good way to meet neighbors and see the Xmas
    > decorations we all spend time on.
    >
    > Dimitri


    Sounds like you went Wassailing <G> It's an Anglo-Saxon pagan ritual that
    dates back before anyone can remember. When you go Wassailing, you go from
    house to house, you eat and drink a little bit at each house as you go
    along. I've always thought it would be a lovely tradition to reinstitute
    Looks like you did!

    Jill


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    Patton Guest

    Default Re: Nice neighborhood idea


    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:VZ92l.10845$[email protected]..
    > Last night as a little get together which started at 5:00 PM we started an
    > "Appetizer tour".
    >
    > You had 25 minutes at each house before the bell rang and you walked or
    > drove to the next place.
    >
    > The idea was to have 1 or 2 appetizers at each place. You bring your own
    > bottle and the house furnished glasses or cups.
    >
    > The final house was dessert.
    >
    > It was a nice idea and a good way to meet neighbors and see the Xmas
    > decorations we all spend time on.
    >
    > Dimitri


    We call it a "round robin"



  9. #9
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Nice neighborhood idea

    On Dec 17, 8:38*pm, "Patton" <b...@honey.com> wrote:
    > "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:VZ92l.10845$[email protected]..
    >
    > > Last night as a little get together which started at 5:00 PM we startedan
    > > "Appetizer tour".

    >
    > > You had 25 minutes at each house before the bell rang and you walked or
    > > drove to the next place.

    >
    > > The idea was to have 1 or 2 appetizers at each place. *You bring yourown
    > > bottle and the house furnished glasses or cups.

    >
    > > The final house was dessert.

    >
    > > It was a nice idea and a good way to meet neighbors and see the Xmas
    > > decorations we all spend time on.

    >
    > > Dimitri

    >
    > We call it a "round robin"



    We call it a progressive [whatever] = in this case, a progressive
    cocktail party.

    N.

  10. #10
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Nice neighborhood idea

    On Thu 18 Dec 2008 08:29:22a, Nancy2 told us...

    > On Dec 17, 8:38*pm, "Patton" <b...@honey.com> wrote:
    >> "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:VZ92l.10845$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> > Last night as a little get together which started at 5:00 PM we

    started
    > an
    >> > "Appetizer tour".

    >>
    >> > You had 25 minutes at each house before the bell rang and you walked

    or
    >> > drove to the next place.

    >>
    >> > The idea was to have 1 or 2 appetizers at each place. *You bring your

    > own
    >> > bottle and the house furnished glasses or cups.

    >>
    >> > The final house was dessert.

    >>
    >> > It was a nice idea and a good way to meet neighbors and see the Xmas
    >> > decorations we all spend time on.

    >>
    >> > Dimitri

    >>
    >> We call it a "round robin"

    >
    >
    > We call it a progressive [whatever] = in this case, a progressive
    > cocktail party.
    >
    > N.
    >


    For a few years when I lived in Cleveland, we belonged to a "progressive
    dinner club" which met every other month. Each course was at a different
    members house. It was a lot of fun.

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