Potluck: Pearls and Grandmother's Silver for Downton Abbey's new Season.

Hello, Downton Abbey Fans!! Let's celebrate the new Season 3 opener with a buffet-style potluck with champagne, wine or cocktails, appetizers, soup, side dishes, Grand Marnier Souffle (my contribution) for 6 people. Please wear your long dangling necklaces (pearls, preferred), little evening hats, long gloves (if you have them) and an outfit to match. Let's skip the heels as parking is about 1.5 blocks away and below my apt which means walking uphill, tenuously balancing your dish. I still have some of my grandmother's silver plated serving dishes---pls bring yours if you happen to have some too. My place is small and my kitchen, even smaller, so I can cook/reheat some things but can't handle a big production. I'm looking forward to meeting you and sharing this wonderful series. PLEASE indicate what category of dish you'd like to bring when you RSVP. Also know that hats and gloves are truly optional, don't go out and buy anything! This is meant to be a fun dress up event. There is a charming 2 hour series interviews/review (Downton Abbey Revisted) now being broadcast intermittently on Ch 9, so set your DVR's to "record". It's a nice reminder for long time fans but won't give you much insight if you're unfamiliar with the program. Unfortunately, this review is also part of Ch 9's pledge drive--you have been warned. I've already watched it and enjoyed seeing the costumes and sets which we can only dream about. NOTE: The real Season opener is 9pm on Sunday, January 6, (too late for us working girls) but a friend gave me CD's of the UK Version which aired in Sept. I know there will be all-day Season 1 and 2 broadcasts on Sunday, possibly Saturday....not sure. There must be more Season 1 and 2 broadcasts as well. I know I will have forgotten some detail so forgive me, in advance. I'm still figuring out the reservation system. Thank You!

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  • Susan P

    Toni & Helene - That just means more spotted dick for us! The custard is delicious, I have no idea what the pudding is going to be like. See you shortly

    January 5, 2013

  • Toni W.

    I made a mistake and signed up and paid for event thinking it was Sunday... So I can't go. I will donate my $5 fee so next peron on wait list can go...

    January 3, 2013

    • Morna

      Thankx Toni. Sorry to miss you this time. Best, Morna

      January 4, 2013

    • Helene H.

      Morna, Sorry, I won't be able to make it; made other plans. Have a good time!

      January 5, 2013

  • Susan P

    Morna - I'll bring you the $5.00

    Suet in San Francisco? Yes! I've always wanted to serve Spotted Dick with a puddle of warm custard! http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2686661/spotted-dick

    See you this weekend - what is a wEEk-end?

    January 3, 2013

    • Morna

      Thankx! Love your idea...Go Girl!

      January 4, 2013

  • Carol H.

    Do you still need drinks? What would everyone like?

    January 3, 2013

    • Morna

      I'm making real eggnog and will have bubbly water.

      January 3, 2013

  • Morna

    The season opener is on Sunday evening---I have copies of the English aired programs from Sept so we can watch them on Sat eve.

    January 3, 2013

  • Brigitte E.

    I am coming from the Richmond Annex area (Carlson and I-80) I would like to ride with someone. After deciding to go totally green when I moved to the East Bay and not to own a car I broke down and I now do have a car, but I am not familiar with the area so I prefer not to drive there. I could drive to El Cerrito Bart and there take Bart. Is the address close to a Bart Station? Thanks! Looking forward to this event, and thanks, Morna, for hosting!

    January 3, 2013

  • Helene H.

    I am on the waiting list and would love to come!
    If there will be a space FOR ME, I'd love to bring my big salad with a my garlicky/ andchovies home dressing.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    December 25, 2012

  • Nina M.

    What a clever idea! I'll join the wait list. I even have lots of pearl necklaces.

    1 · December 7, 2012

  • Carol H.

    Same here--I always sit on the floor rather than a chair at home. And I'd love to wear my grandmother's gloves and hat!!

    December 7, 2012

  • Brigitte E.

    Hi, Morna, not to worry... as for me I am happy to sit on the floor... or wherever... I adjust well.... so not to be concerned... I had forgotten to pay but then I realized I had forgotten so I did. It is very gracious of you to worry about our comfort. I am tempted to say that everyone will also adjust well to the circumstances.

    December 7, 2012

  • jan s.

    Be sure and check that those CD's run on you player as there is some conflict with formatting. You have to make sure to get the right ones when you purchase over there. This is what a friend from London told me anyway.

    December 7, 2012

    • Morna

      Thank you for the "heads up".

      December 7, 2012

  • Brigitte E.

    I will bring a nice casserole dish.

    December 7, 2012

  • Brigitte E.

    I looooove Downton Abbey! Thanks so much to Morna for having this potluck! I am sure it will be grand! Is anyone coming from the Richmond Annex direction?

    December 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What an adorable idea. And who isn't a Downton Abby fan? Enjoy yourselves.

    December 7, 2012

  • Cynthia

    I'll bring a side dish and bottle of wine.

    December 7, 2012

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