Orphan Thanksgiving Potluck Picnic In The Park ~ Hollywood

This event is for all the LA Transplants that don't have family in town or any place to go to share a Thanksgiving meal with family or friends. We got you... LA Foodies can be part of your family. I was always in charge of roasting the turkey or other big piece of protein, but this year, with both my folks now gone, I too am now a Thanksgiving Orphan. So I'll roast up a nice fat turkey or maybe I'll smoke it... Will I do it Asian style with soy/sesame oil or will I prepare it with rosemary and herbs rubbed on the inside and under the skin? You are just gonna have to join us to find out.


If you don't have a better offer, join us in giving thanks to everything we do have. And let's share in some happy times, make new friends, become better friends and be thankful we are living in an amazing time.

If you can attend, please comment what you plan to bring in the comment box when you RSVP so we don't get 6 fruitcakes or massive duplication. Side dishes such as sweet potatoes, veggies, salads, mashed potatoes (no box stuff please) and of course desserts are certainly welcome.

What to Bring: Your potluck dish, BYOB favorite beverage,Optional: blanket, frisbee, board game, folding table, camp chairs

All are welcome to attend.

  • UPDATE 11/20 ~ What others are bringing...
  • Darrell ~ Roast Turkey & cranberry sauce
  • Mark ~ HAM (yeah!)
  • Allison - Mac & Cheese
  • Wilson - Stuffing
  • Diana ~ Candied yummy yams!
  • Adit ~ pasta salad
  • Billy ~ Something organic
  • Wakana ~ Spring Rolls
  • Furfr ~ Green bean casserole & Jello
  • Brigitte ~ Pumpkin dessert ~ pie, cookies
  • Sudha ~ Home made Samosas
  • Krystyn “A Large green salad (with Italian and blue cheese dressing) and some fresh bread from a local market/bakery). I will bring some plastic utensils, and plates, napkins"
  • Naia ~ Cucumber salad
  • Kevin - Wine
  • Sarah ~ Dessert
  • Mary Murphy ~ Apple and pumpkin pie w/whipped cream
  • Victoria ~ cupcakes/brownies
  • Ron ~ Sweet potato pie & wine
  • Sheila ~ Dessert
  • Ming ~ Lemon meringue pie & wine
  • Marielina ~ Dessert

Looking awesome friends!!! This is gonna be a great Thanksgiving Meal!!!
Please re-rsvp and then post your dish in the comment box (if you haven't already done so) so everyone can see what you are bringing. Don't post in the followup question as only I can see the dish


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  • A former member
    A former member

    very fun afternoon.. perfect weather also a bonus

    November 22, 2012

  • Darrell

    Fantastic Event! Members delivered on their potluck dishes... Special thanks to Mark and Jerry for providing terrific ham and turkey main dishes and Krystyn for going way overboard bringing so many goodies to name a few. Sudha made some amazing samosas and homemade chutney... Wakana and her spring rolls, Diana her sweet yam casserole... etc. So many great side dishes... I didn't get to try them all! Dan from Asian Foodies provided some drum solos for our afternoon entertainment. To create a large buzz... we had unannounced hornets/yellow jackets invade our main course/protein table. Only one reported sting, thankfully. So many desserts and cans of whip cream... Thank you everyone it was a great meal and social event to meet so many new members and great to see so many regulars attend.

    November 22, 2012

  • Darrell

    Perfect weather. Temperature in the low 70's. Great day for a picnic! 2 Turkeys and 1 ham! This is gonna be awesome! I also made a Turkey gravy...

    November 22, 2012

  • Darrell


    November 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be entertaining :-) Bringing my Djembe drum and will do a drum solo on the hand drum :-)

    1 · November 21, 2012

  • Marielina

    will change to a salad or rice dish

    November 21, 2012

  • Darrell

    If anyone is still undecided about what to bring/make... Both mashed potato dishes backed out so we don't have any signed up at the moment. Jons Market has incredible and huge russet potatoes for only 12 cents a pound! A pasta salad or a potato salad dish would also excellent.


    November 20, 2012

  • Ashley

    Dessert Taro cake

    1 · November 19, 2012

  • Darrell

    With so many people attending I think a second turkey will be welcome if anyone wants to also roast a turkey. You can see the updates of the LA Foodies here: http://tinyurl.com/c8ornkr

    November 18, 2012

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