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Thread: Potluck report

  1. #1
    Kajikit Guest

    Default Potluck report

    It was potluck day at church today, and I was right about the
    starch-to-real-food ratio! The main dish was baked ham (yummy, but it
    doesn't feel like christmas without poultry to me!) There were two
    different kinds of ricey thing, a potato gratin, potato salad, tuna
    casserole, a giant bowl of coleslaw, and my vegetable and fruit
    plates. Dessert was icky supermarket cupcakes and a key lime pie from
    Publix, so my waistline was fairly safe in that department!

    I took a vegetable plate (baby carrot sticks, celery, cherry tomatoes,
    blanched broccoli, and radish) some sabra hummus with garlic, some
    crackers, and a fruit plate (red and green apple slices dipped in
    lemon juice, fresh grapes, and pre-cubed Kraft cheese, with more
    crackers.) Most of the fruit was eaten, and half the veggies were
    consumed. The sole untouchable was the radishes. So don't bother with
    radishes even if they ARE sliced up into cute litte bitesized wedges!
    Nobody likes them by themselves...

    I priced fruit and veggie platters in the grocery store and they were
    $15 each. So I made mine from scratch. The most expensive things on
    the plate were the cherry tomatoes and the cheese. Baby carrots are a
    dollar a bag and I used half. Cherry tomatoes are $2.50 a punnet
    (again, half-used). The cheese was $2.50 on sale. A bunch of celery
    was $1.50 or so and I only used the very inside part. Radishes were $2
    a bag and but I only used about 1/4 of the bag. I can't remember how
    much the broccoli was so call it $1 worth. The grapes were $2 a pound
    and I used 1/2 the bag. Apples were about $2 a pound but I only used
    two, one of each colour. So say 1/2 pound of them. Add in a couple of
    dollars for the divided platters I put them on (thank you Dollar
    Tree!) and a couple of bucks for a box of crackers and the total cost
    of my stuff was $12. Oh, I almost forgot the hummus - $6 for a giant
    tub at BJs but I didn't take it all, just about 1/3 of it and I
    brought half of THAT home again! So say my grand total was $14. Not
    too shabby...

  2. #2
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Potluck report

    Kajikit wrote on Sun, 21 Dec 2008 14:59:39 -0500:

    > I took a vegetable plate (baby carrot sticks, celery, cherry
    > tomatoes, blanched broccoli, and radish) some sabra hummus


    I like hummus in general but what's "sabra hummus"?

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    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not

  3. #3
    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Potluck report

    James Silverton <not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not> wrote:

    >I like hummus in general but what's "sabra hummus"?


    Nationwide brand of hummus, babaganoush, etc., based I
    think in Brooklyn.

    S.

  4. #4
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Potluck report

    Steve wrote on Sun, 21 Dec 2008 20:42:02 +0000 (UTC):

    >> I like hummus in general but what's "sabra hummus"?


    > Nationwide brand of hummus, babaganoush, etc., based I
    > think in Brooklyn.


    Disappointing! I'd hoped for a new version :-(

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    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not

  5. #5
    Kajikit Guest

    Default Re: Potluck report

    On Sun, 21 Dec 2008 21:09:15 GMT, "James Silverton"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Steve wrote on Sun, 21 Dec 2008 20:42:02 +0000 (UTC):
    >
    >>> I like hummus in general but what's "sabra hummus"?

    >
    >> Nationwide brand of hummus, babaganoush, etc., based I
    >> think in Brooklyn.

    >
    >Disappointing! I'd hoped for a new version :-(


    Sorry, it's just the brand. Sabra makes the best hummus you can get in
    the grocery store. It's much better-tasting than any of the others
    I've tried.

  6. #6
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Potluck report

    On Sun, 21 Dec 2008 23:02:18 -0500, Kajikit wrote:

    > On Sun, 21 Dec 2008 21:09:15 GMT, "James Silverton"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Steve wrote on Sun, 21 Dec 2008 20:42:02 +0000 (UTC):
    >>
    >>>> I like hummus in general but what's "sabra hummus"?

    >>
    >>> Nationwide brand of hummus, babaganoush, etc., based I
    >>> think in Brooklyn.

    >>
    >>Disappointing! I'd hoped for a new version :-(

    >
    > Sorry, it's just the brand. Sabra makes the best hummus you can get in
    > the grocery store. It's much better-tasting than any of the others
    > I've tried.


    interesting choice of name, since 'sabra' is hebrew for a person born in
    israel.


    your pal,
    blake

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