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New Meetup: Hanu-Kwanzaa-Christmas Dinner Party

From: Deena
Sent on: Saturday, December 18, 2010 5:15 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Pittsburgh Cultural Arts Meetup Group!
Hanu-Kwanzaa-Christmas Pot Luck Dinner Party
Saturday, December 25, 2010 from 6-10 PM
Irma Freeman Center for Imagination
5006 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. 15224
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*This event takes place in the beautiful Irma Freeman Center for Imagination! The building itself is a work of art, not to mention there is always a show at any given time. The current show is, "A Personal Judaism: Religious Paintings by Irma Freeman."

You're invited to a Friends Pot Luck Dinner on Christmas Day.
We will celebrate a belated Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Friendship & the joys of, while enjoying a delicious pot luck dinner. Please bring a dish to share, and please BYOB your favorite beverage.

The room rental fee for the night is $60, so if we get 60 people, that will be $1.00 donation per person, or if we get 30 people, $2.00 donation per person. I will have a donation box set up for those who wish to offset the cost of the event. GRACIAS! :-)

I will be bringing a precooked turkey dinner that I am purchasing. The dinner includes: mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, 12 rolls, and an apple-cranberry pie! It's a 10-12 pound turkey, so I'm not sure how many servings it will be, but with all the other food people will be bringing, I'm sure there will be enough good and yummy food for everyone. I will also be making banana-chocolate-chip bread, pineapple noodle kugel, and possibly one other dessert--if I have time. If you're not sure what to bring, here are some ideas...


  • Fresh fruit: grapes are great because they're finger food! Or any type of fruit, really. Apples, oranges, bananas, strawberries, etc.
  • Fresh veggies: a veggie tray or some veggies you buy and slice and dice yourself. Whatever is easiest for you. Think: celery, carrots, broccoli, green peppers, etc.
  • Cheese tray: a prepared cheese tray, or just a few packs of cheese that we can put out on a plate will work, too. I have a lot of friends who are vegetarians, so I like to have options for people.
  • Fancy Breads: whether you shop at the Giant Eagle, Whole Foods or your local Bakery, fresh baked gourmet breads or dinner rolls are always a hit!
  • Side Dishes: we can use sweet potatoes, any type of veggie dish, cranberry sauce, a potato dish other than mashed potatoes, etc.
  • Pasta Dishes: if you can boil water, you can make pasta! LOL. A pasta dish would be nice for the vegetarians in the crowd. Throw in anything from veggies and cheese to a jar of Ragu! Make it easy or be creative. it's your call.
  • Desserts: what's a dinner party without desserts? Even though I will be bringing one or two, there is always room for MORE! We can definitely use a pumpkin pie and whipped cream. If anyone wants to make cookies or brownies, or any other dessert, knock yourself out! Then wake up, and bake. LOL.

Please state in your RSVP comments what you plan to bring. This will help avoid duplicate dishes. Thanks. These are only suggestions, so feel free to bring whatever you want to share with friends. And don't forget, this is a BYOB party! I will bring a bottle of wine and a few gallons of water. If you want beer, soda, or any other beverage, please bring it with you. You may also want to bring ice and a cooler. There will be plenty of chairs and tables.

I hope to see you next Saturday, December 25th!

Happy Holidays,

Deena Alansky :-)

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