BAS All Member Annual BBQ

Come Celebrate BAS' 5th Anniversary!

Here's where we stand on food as of 7-17 @ about 1:00pm:

Meat/Main Dish

Cathy - Hamburgers

Mimi - Wings

Derek - Pulled Pork

Rose Ann - Burgers

Kevin - Meats (?)

Dan P – Weenies

Sidekicks

Rose Ann - Buns

Dan P - Hot dog buns

Sides

Rick - Potato Salad/Crab Salad

Cindy - Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken App

Jana - Deviled Eggs

Ryan - Tater Tot casserole

Wendy - Side Dish

Paul - Baked Beans

Desserts

Mary - Brownies

Wendy C – Dessert

Beverages

Wendy – Waters

Fruits/Veggies

Heather - Watermelon

Todd - Watermelon

Rebecca - Fruit

George - 2 Veggie Trays

Other

Heather - Ice & Coolers, Tent

Dan P - Frisbee

MoJo - Soccer Balls

Randy - Grill

 

BAS officially turned 5 years old this year on June 8! Can you believe it??
In celebration our illustrious founder, Diane, and I would like to extend an invitation to all members to join us at Municipal Park in Boise (map attached) for a family-friendly Pot-Luck BBQ, games and plain old good time!

POT LUCK:
Diane and I are willing to bring our BBQ’s (though if someone has one that they are willing to bring, all the better! Mine is a little on the small side.) Diane said she has a box in her garage with lots of paper plates, napkins and plastic utensils. I think the volleyball crew have a pretty good base of condiments, but if whomever has that food box will email me a list, that would be great! Instead of trying to cover every possible food item, I thought I would list by food by categories. If you’d rather, you can message me as to which category of food you’re planning on bringing I will keep a list and update this post periodically so everyone doesn’t get bombarded with email updates. Here are the categories as I see them (feel free to message additions or go outside the “box”):
1. Meats/Main Dishes
2. “Main Dish Sidekicks” (Buns, lettuce, tomato slices, etc.)
3. “Hot” sides
4. “Cold” sides/Salads
5. Desserts
6. Beverages (I’m thinking waters and other non-alcoholic beverages here)
7. Fruits/Veggies
8. “Other” (You know, those things that are always needed at things like this… Ice, Garbage Bags, Paper Towels, Coolers, etc.)

ACTIVITIES/VOLUNTEERS:
I have a volleyball set that I will bring, and Diane has a fun/silly relay race for us to play, but I would love to have a couple of volunteers to help co-ordinate a few other game activities! Please let me know if this is something you would be willing to do! Volunteers would be appreciated for the following activities:
1. Set-Up (we get the part at 5:00pm, but there will be a group using the facility before)
2. BBQ duty
3. Game co-ordination
4. Clean-Up
5. Music (would any of our musical BAS members be willing to bust out some acoustic tunes?)
One of the things I love the most about the BAS group is how well everyone pulls together! 

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING:
1. Your Pot Luck item
2. Lawn Chair/Blanket (Unless you’re okay with sitting in the grass or trying your luck with a spot that the picnic tables)
3. Your own alcoholic beverages if desired in NON-GLASS Containers (Park Rule)
4. Sunscreen! (It’s bound to be a hot, sunny day!)
5. Bug Repellant (We have the park until 9:00 and it IS fairly close to the river, so better safe than sorry!)
6. A great attitude and desire to have fun!

FINALLY… some rules to be aware of:
Glass containers are not allowed in the park. Dogs are not permitted in Municipal Park. Parking is limited and on a first-come first-serve basis; carpooling is encouraged! Smoking is not permitted in Boise Parks. The park closes at Sunset, but our facility reservation is only until 9:00pm. BAS as a group wants to encourage members to be responsible when imbibing. Please make sure you are being safe and let’s watch out for each other. If you suspect someone has had too much to drink, please don’t let them drive. This is a family-friendly event, so please be respectful. And parents, we want your little ones to be safe, so please keep an eye on your kiddos.

Let’s make this a really special celebration for our group! Please plan on attending – We want to see YOU!

Sincerely,

Diane & Cathy

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  • A former member
    A former member

    What a wonderful event. I greeted a lot of current friends and met a whole bunch of new friends. That was a fun picnic!

    1 · July 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      A big thank you to Cathy and all who helped her with the picnic. Great work people.

      July 22, 2013

    • Cathy

      Thanks George! This was definitely a group effort!

      July 22, 2013

  • Tracey M

    Awesome time as usual! Did anyone happen to pick up a clear/with black checkers dry bag?

    July 21, 2013

    • Diane

      Yep, I have that too, Tracey. Are you coming to the bike ride tomorrow?

      July 21, 2013

    • Tracey M

      No, am signed up for Volleyball Thursday, but can come get it from you anytime. Just let me know. Thanks for picking it up!

      July 21, 2013

  • Cathy

    I was so pleased with the turnout! What a great bunch of people. I am proud to be a member of this group! thank you thank you to everyone for helping!

    July 21, 2013

  • Diane

    *** FOUND *** If you found something and took it home, list it here.

    July 20, 2013

    • Randy

      Absolutely.

      July 21, 2013

    • Diane

      Good grief I was just kidding, Cathy. I'll get the spoons to you next time I see you.

      July 21, 2013

  • Randy

    Diane, I ended up with an extra large stainless steel grill spatula. Not sure who it belongs to?

    July 21, 2013

    • Cathy

      That's mine!!

      July 21, 2013

  • John M

    Sorry could not make it had a call out for work... Looks funnn

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good times

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    I had fun, the food was great, I got to meet new people! Thanks to everyone who pitched in and special thanks to the grill masters! Everything was cooked to perfection from the burgers to the sausage! You guys rock!

    3 · July 21, 2013

  • Diane

    Great job, Cathy! I had a fun time and I'm SO GLAD that branch didn't hit anyone! :o0

    July 20, 2013

    • Cathy

      Thanks Diane! So many people helped out I could never have done it alone.

      July 21, 2013

  • Mimi

    Awesome food great company

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Molly J.

    Hey everyone I just wanted to let you know that I am really bummed I couldn't make it today and have been able to make the other ones:( the issues going on with my leg and hip have been keeping me from doing anything fun and its driving me F#%$ing nuts!!!! I need to meet people and have some fun so badly right now.
    I hope everyone that attended had a blast and in gonna do everything in my power to make it to the next event

    July 20, 2013

  • Diane

    *** LOST *** If you lost something, list it here.

    July 20, 2013

  • Jana G.

    A lot of fun, food and friends.

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Long day! It's AC, steak and a refreshing cocktail for me. You'all enjoy ;-).

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where in the park will it be?

    July 20, 2013

    • Beth M.

      Did u guys find us?

      July 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I did. Thanks.

      July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Able to come. Bringing roasted chickens and fruit tray. Will be there by 6:30.

    July 20, 2013

  • Beth M.

    Right across the road from the big play structure near park entrance. Big banner on roof with blue "BAS".

    July 20, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Wiped ! It's AC, steak and a refreshing cocktail for me this evening . You'all enjoy!

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm on my way I will be there around 5:30

    July 20, 2013

  • Lorne

    Uh oh, I didn't expect the button I hit to sign me up -- I believe the cut-off was yesterday, correct? If so, is it too late to join-in -- and if not, what can I bring to round-out the list of food? No worries if it's too late -- I'm a new menber and will come to another meeting!

    July 20, 2013

    • Cathy

      Agreed! if you want to come just come! I don't believe I put an end RSVP date - so anyone else out there that wants to come - just bring something to share and come!!!! All are welcome!

      July 20, 2013

    • JScott

      Hey kathy. Where or what picnic area r we at here????

      July 20, 2013

  • Katie

    I'm not going tone able to make it tonight. I'm bummed was looking forward to meeting everyone. Have a blast and I look forward to meeting soon.

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. Still sick with cold

    July 20, 2013

  • Sandra A.

    I have a couple extra chairs.

    July 20, 2013

  • Diane S

    I will bring BBQ beans.

    1 · July 16, 2013

    • Heather G.

      I like "develef" eggs! It sounds like some fancy French egg dish!

      1 · July 20, 2013

    • Jana G.

      Very funny Heather, I was writing to fast, but yes they are quite French!!!lol

      July 20, 2013

  • Brenda

    Sorry can't make it. Enjoy.

    July 20, 2013

  • Tracey M

    OK, I don't see a lot of dips. So I'll bring a dip.

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Bob C.

    Lorne, there's no such thing as being too late. Just show up! I am going to bring my infamous beans and weenies.

    July 20, 2013

  • Heather G.

    I can bring a little grill and charcoal,
    I will volunteer to help set things up
    I can help with coordinating games
    I will bring a big plate of sliced tomatoes as well as sliced onions and pickles for the hamburgers

    1 · July 17, 2013

    • Cathy

      You, my Dear, are fantastic! :)

      July 17, 2013

    • Heather G.

      But of course Paul, even the hamburger pickles! :o)

      1 · July 20, 2013

  • Terri Bohn C.

    I forgot to ask for the evening off and I work until 8:30 :-(

    July 20, 2013

  • Brenda

    This is going to be a maybe. Just may end up bringing spicy sausages to grill.

    July 20, 2013

  • Kristi L

    Go with the golden rule: If you have nothing to offer...do not partake. Easier said: Give some...get some. Hahaha. Gotta have lots of response to that one :)

    3 · July 16, 2013

    • Eric K.

      Oh KB I know your twisted like a twizzler.

      1 · July 19, 2013

    • Eric K.

      And I thought the golden rule was do unto others and then run.

      2 · July 20, 2013

  • Brenda

    Pasta salad coolers and ice. Maybe a little late.

    July 20, 2013

  • Brenda

    How about a couple of coolers with ice and a pasta salad with salami, provolone and veggies. No mayo.:-)

    July 20, 2013

  • Mark

    Ok, I'll whip up a batch of my fettuccine Alfredo. Cheap, easy and Italian... just like me.

    3 · July 18, 2013

    • Cathy

      Guinness isn't cheap - or particularly easy for that matter. Whiskey. Whiskey can be cheap, not necessarily easy. Potatoes, however, are cheap and easy!

      July 19, 2013

    • Mark

      Ok, Lucky Charms it is. They're magically delicious.

      3 · July 19, 2013

  • Mimi

    Me too

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there anything still lacking for tomorrow?

    July 19, 2013

    • Cathy

      A band... we need a band!

      1 · July 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Aren't there a few musicians in the group? Cathy can do the singing. :-)

      July 19, 2013

  • Sandra A.

    I will bring cooler of ice - burgers and a side dish.

    1 · July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm at a loss on what to bring any suggestions what I can pick up at the store before I come

    July 19, 2013

    • Cathy

      You could bring some beverages to share? Would go with the ice you mentioned earlier ;)

      July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope someone is bringing a Lawn Darts game. I sure do miss those Darwinian games of our childhood.

    4 · July 18, 2013

    • Cathy

      I have the new-fangled "Lawn Darts." So lame... There was much more satisfation to the sound of the steel tip of the dart sinking into the earth. I say we get a killer game of hide and seek going!

      1 · July 19, 2013

  • Cathy

    Okay folks – it’s time to get a bit more serious about this food thing! Here’s all I see so far:

    Meats/Main Dishes: Cathy (I’ll bring some hamburger patties)
    Main Dish “Sidekicks”:
    Sides: Paul, maybe Heather?
    Desserts: Mary, Wendy, Maybe Heather?
    Beverages:
    Fruits/Veggies:
    Other: Heather (Coolers & Tent), MoJo (Soccer Balls), Randy (Grill)
    Fun & Delicious: Jared
    Caviar: Todd Since we’re sitting at 99 people currently, I’m going to go out on a limb and say I doubt this will be enough to feed us all… Unless someone is bringing Jesus as their plus one. I didn’t see anyone sign up for fishes and loaves either (just sayin’!) You don’t necessarily have to decide exactly what you’re going to bring right now, but if you can commit to a category, that way we won’t wind up with a table full of desserts, chips and hamburger buns (sans burgers!) So either post here or feel free to message me with your choice!

    1 · July 16, 2013

    • Beth M.

      Here's what we have in the traveling food box: 12 burg buns, 12 hot dog buns, 4 bags chips, enough mustard, mayo, ketchup, and relish. Also TONS of plates (Seriously. Hundreds.) and a HUGE box of cutlery.

      July 18, 2013

    • Cathy

      Thank you my Dear! Have you gotten the permissions on your event yet? I send a text to Diane

      July 19, 2013

  • Katie

    Back in town n ready to meet everyone. What do we need still?

    July 19, 2013

    • Cathy

      Still no takers on the caviar!

      July 19, 2013

  • Tom

    Have a company party at Les Bois at 5 but I live in that area of town so I hoping to make it around 7:30ish.

    July 19, 2013

    • Cathy

      We'll look for you then Tom.

      July 19, 2013

  • Diane S

    Sorry guys, something came up and I can't make it.

    July 19, 2013

  • Lisa

    Can't make it this time. Hope everyone has a blast.

    July 19, 2013

  • janet s.

    I will bring a salad.

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Heather

    I've got a couple large coolers and a brand new screened tent we can use, if ud like? I plan on making something, too, I just don't know what yet. I'm thinking app or dessert.

    June 29, 2013

    • Cathy

      Mark, are you drinking again already?

      2 · July 18, 2013

    • Mark

      Hey ...nothing wrong with a little amaretto in your coffee. Or is it the other way around?

      1 · July 18, 2013

  • Judith M.

    I will bring either deviled eggs or artichoke dip. Not sure which yet. I have extra plastic plates. I have an extra chair. I also have a table. I am bringing a fun game too.

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Susan

    Do you need another barbeque? I can put mine in my utility trailer and bring it along.

    July 18, 2013

    • Cathy

      You're awesome - I believe we're good on grills now!

      July 18, 2013

  • Trish

    I forgot about a prior engagement I have. I'll see you all at another get together soon :)

    July 16, 2013

  • Yvette S

    Will bring two sides - an orzo salad and couscous salad
    I can help clean up afterwards and help with anything else that's needed.

    July 17, 2013

    • Mark

      Your orzo salad's pretty amazing Y-Vette ;)

      July 18, 2013

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