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Sunday Holiday Social Potluck Dinner at Jeff and Fena's House

  • Dec 15, 2013 · 3:00 PM
  • Jeff and Fena's Home

 Here is what people are bringing:

 Sue:   Sweet potatoes and marshmellows and pecans

Carroll:    Scallopped Sweet Corn Casserole

Bob:     2 Roasted Chickens

Kari:     Roasted Chicken

Sri:       Veggie Dip and Veggie Platter

Diane:    6 pound Ham

Ira:      Wine and Pop

Kate:    Pasta Dish and TAco Salad Dip

Luke:   Wine

Greg C.:  Roast Pork

Fena: Coconut Cake

Fena: Brown and Serve Dinner rolls

Fena:  Green Bean Cassarole

Steven: Fruit Salad and a Pie

Laurie:  Cucumber Sandwiches

Jim Robertson:  Salad with fruit, nuts, raisins and blue cheese

Mary Mc:  Italian Beef

Dee:  Watergate Salad and an assortment of cheeses

Linda:  Meatballs (with own heat source) and something green (to eat)

Carole Kehl:  Mac and Cheese

Greg Carabello:  Sangria

Barb P: Cookies and Desert Items

Kathryn:  Veggie Dish?

Cece: Dip 

 

 

 

 

 

Friend First HOLIDAY Sunday Social Potluck dinner!

 

Hi Friends,

 

Lori and I were strategizing for the next workshop and we both thought that it should be a social and not a workshop. 

So we are doing a Potluck Dinner Social for those that come to the workshops but we are doing it at Fena and Jeff's home. 

The social is limited to 45 people so make sure that you RSVP.  There will be a waiting list also. 

The open house is still on for the next weekend. 

The $3.00 fee for this social will be donated to the heating fund for the Lakota Indians. 

Everyone will be required to bring a potluck dish. 

Guys will do veggies, wines and soft drinks.

Ladies will do the main dishes.  (UNLESS a guy is a good cook and has a special dish he wants to make!)

When you RSVP please write in the message area of your RSVP write what you are bringing. 

Remember, we all want real food that is good! So make sure your dish is something that fits in with whatever others are bringing. 

Fena will do one meat dish. 

GOOD examples:

Roasted Chickens from all the major grocery stores

Pizza

Bucket Chicken

Meat Casseroles

Corn

Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Green Bean Casserole

Corn Cassarole

Salad

Veggies of all sorts

Rolls

Breads

Soups

 

Need an idea?  Go here!  http://www.justapinch.com/search/recipes?k=Casseroles

You name it, just good old food! ..... but it needs to be real food that people have for dinner.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Sunday Holiday Social!

Fena and Lori

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Fena, Lori, Steven and all our wonderful moderators!

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  • Fena

    Awww...you are all so sweet! I have to agree...we have some great people hhat are classy, kind, welcoming and FUN! Who could not have fun with them?

    1 · December 17, 2013

  • Lizz

    I had one of the best times in a long time. It was so warm and welcoming. Thank you Lori for hosting and Fena and Jeff for opening your lovely home. It' great to be a part of such wonderful people. Happy Holidays to everyone!!!!

    1 · December 17, 2013

    • Annette

      I agree 100% with Lizz

      December 17, 2013

  • barbara

    very nice

    December 15, 2013

    • Fena

      Barbara, thanks for coming out! How many years have we known each other now?? Counting them! Great to see you and yes, we will do a one on one chat after the first of the year....I won't forget!

      December 16, 2013

    • barbara

      Fena, 2005 is when I joined. Its been truly a great time. Yes, after the New Year will be a great time to chaat.

      December 16, 2013

  • Dee

    Fun time, lot of food, and terrific company. Thanks again, Fena & Jeff for opening your home and hearts to us!

    December 15, 2013

    • Fena

      Dee...what can I say....YOU are just an awesome person. I smile every time I see you. You posess the quickest wit that I have ever known! I just love watching your comments in the chat! You always have a perspective of mirth that no one else could come up with in a million years. You are definately one of the Jewels of this fabulous group!

      December 16, 2013

    • Dee

      Ooooo....aren't you sweet! Love you too!

      December 16, 2013

  • Sid B.

    Sorry to miss the fun. Unfortunately there was a mis-count of passengers on the plane so they had to go one-by-one and re-check each name. By the time I got home (and found I needed to dig out the driveway) it was already after 5:00. I hope to see everyone soon at upcoming events.

    December 16, 2013

  • jim r.

    Fena, thanks for opening your home and your heart. I was a really fun party.

    December 16, 2013

  • robert

    Great party. great food, great people.

    December 16, 2013

    • Fena

      Bob, you are a sweetheart! We love seeing you and sharing our time with you! I am so happy that you had a good time! We will see you soon! \\

      December 16, 2013

  • Laurie

    Everyone I'm so very sorry. I have a 101 fever...I don't want to make anyone sick. Is there anyone in Carpentersville area that can pick up my toys and the Bailey's?

    December 15, 2013

    • Fena

      Laurie, I hope you feel better! OMG..you poor thing! Anyone out in that area that can take Laurie some Chicken Soup and pick up her toys?

      December 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am making a Black Forest cake (in addition to the Gorgonzola-fig-pear tart). The cake has already soaked up 6 oz of rum!

    December 15, 2013

    • Fena

      Hi there! So GREAT to meet you at last! Thank you for the tart! That was wonderful! Also, thank you so much for the wine marker (birds!) They are adorable! I hope to see you again and again! Sorry that we didn't have much time to talk! NEXT time!

      December 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was so nice to meet everyone. The food was wonderful. We have a great group of cooks. Happy Holidays to all!

    December 15, 2013

    • Fena

      Teresa, thanks for coming out and being with all us crazy people! I hope we didn't scare you too much...LOL. I am sorry that we didn't get a chance to talk much but if you come again, we will make it a point to get that chance!

      December 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you to both Fena and Jeff for opening up their beautiful home to a newbie. I enjoyed the wonderful food and company! Congrats on a great gathering...:)

    December 15, 2013

    • Fena

      Kari, great meeting you in person! We talked on the phone a few times and it was GREAT to put a face to the voice! Thanks for coming and sharing your frienship with us!

      December 16, 2013

  • Annette

    AWESOME!!!

    December 15, 2013

    • Fena

      Annette! YOU were awesome! I enjoyed chatting with you and getting to know you a bit! I do hope you will stick around and become one of our beloved members! We do have fun and I have a good feeling that we can count on you to help us forward that fun! I look forward to seeing you again!

      December 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As always awesome party love to go there Thanks Fena and Jeff

    December 15, 2013

    • Fena

      Mary, thank you so much for everything you bring to our group. I can always count on you to reach out and be friendly to the newbies. Thanks so much for being such a good person and extending your friendship and smiles to everyone!

      December 16, 2013

  • Lori G

    Great food. Great company. Wonderful laughs. This is what friends first is all about! Thank you to Jeff and Fena for opening their home! Thanks to Diane and carolle for working their magic with shuffling food in the oven!!

    December 15, 2013

    • Fena

      Lori, thank you so much for being a real anchor of this group. There is only so much that one person can do (me) and it is because of your contributions (and others) that make this group the loving, caring, happy, feel good group. You are never at a loss for a warm hello, laughter and willing to give of yourself. I am honored to call you my friend and so proud of what you give to this group. We love you Lori!

      December 16, 2013

  • greg c.

    Greatness around! Thanks Fena and Jeff we love you!

    December 16, 2013

    • Fena

      Greg...what can I say....you do so much also for this group. I am happy to have you come and just relax and be with friends. Thank you for all you do for everyone and for being our friend! YOU have wonderful Karma that draws people to you. Greatness is indeed all around...with each of you!

      December 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time!! Delicious treats! Thank you for opening your home to all of us

    December 16, 2013

    • Fena

      Kathryn, Thank you so much for your upbeat attitude and for being part of our group. Each person makes this group better and better. Thanks so much for being YOU!

      December 16, 2013

  • jim r.

    Had a great time meeting new people and having lots of laughs. Food and treats were the best I won't be eating for a while.

    December 16, 2013

    • Fena

      Jim, thanks so much for your cheer and willingness to help and fit right in! You are a welcome addition to our great group!

      December 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was really interesting to meet so many awesome individuals in person, who up to this point were only photographic images on my laptop screen. For those of you who will return to Fena & Jeff's place next weekend, mistletoe may be featured yet again, I brought plenty.

    December 16, 2013

    • Fena

      Aren't we one lucky group??? What an array of wonderful people, INCLUDING YOU Tricia! Thanks so much for the REAL mistletoe! I had never seen that before!

      December 16, 2013

  • tom v.

    thank you for opening your home for a wonderful time

    December 16, 2013

    • Fena

      You are welcome! Thank you for sharing the evening with us and all our great friends!

      December 16, 2013

  • Luke

    Jeff and Fena,thank you so much for a wonderful party and thanks to all who brought some fabulous food.Great time!!!

    December 16, 2013

    • Fena

      Luke, thank you so much for your beverage contributions! They were so festive with the bows on top! What a great idea! Thank you for sharing your evening with us. It was GREAT to meet you at last!

      December 16, 2013

  • Fena

    What an amaziing gathering! I can't tell you all how wonderful it was to have you all together to share food, cheer and laughter! We have next Saturday to do a repeat! Hope to see some of you again for that one as well!

    December 16, 2013

  • Luke

    It was awesome,GREAT food and GREAT people

    December 16, 2013

  • Lori G

    Great food. Great company. Wonderful laughs. This is what friends first is all about! Thank you to Jeff and Fena for opening their home! Thanks to Diane and carolle for working their magic with shuffling food in the oven!!

    December 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a warming tray I can bring

    December 15, 2013

  • Lori G

    It's sunday!!!! Cant wait to see everyone today!! Broccoli casserole - check Cookies - Check
    Warm socks - check
    Holiday spirit - absolutely!!

    December 15, 2013

  • Laurie

    I missed any answers... do we wrap the toys?

    December 14, 2013

    • Dee

      Laurie, I went searching thru the info Fena sent and it looks like wrapping is perfectly fine. That also means that someone else doesn't have to do it later! What I'm doing is wrapping the presents, adding a blank to/from label and then putting each child's present in a plastic grocery store bag and tying the handles closed. (I'm bringing presents for 3 kids, so I'll have 3 bags.) Then writing on the bag the gender, age and contents as requested. That way, when the gifts are received all that has to be done is remove the bag & add to to/from info on the blank label.

      December 15, 2013

    • Dee

      Hope that helps....

      December 15, 2013

  • Fena

    Sid, come after you land! We will be all here and will save you a plate!

    1 · December 14, 2013

    • Sid B.

      Thanks, Fena. I'll make it if I can (at the airport in Ft Lauderdale).

      December 15, 2013

  • Annette

    Decided to make scalloped potatoes.

    December 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm making some homemade potato salad and a chocolate chip/walnut pie. (The patented name for it is "Derby Pie".)

    Can't wait to meet everyone!

    Karen

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Rob

    ( +1 guest )

    December 14, 2013

  • Bonnie L.

    See you tomorrow. I'll bring a potatoes au gratin dish.

    December 14, 2013

  • Sid B.

    Sorry to miss out but I don't land at Midway until 3:00 (typing this en-route to Fort Lauderdale...

    December 14, 2013

    • jim r.

      Sid...we don't eat tip 5 you can still make it

      December 14, 2013

    • Fena

      We will make you a plate for later....just let us know!!!

      December 14, 2013

  • Carroll M.

    I am bringing a scalloped corn casserole! Battle of the corn dishes ???

    December 14, 2013

  • Laurie

    Ok...I'm bringing cucumber sandwiches ( and baileys if Luke didnt shop yet) ..what else are we short of?

    December 11, 2013

    • Fena

      I can just feel my waistline growing!

      December 11, 2013

    • Laurie

      I also bought cold shrimp for appetizer

      1 · December 14, 2013

  • Annette

    Seems no one is bringing mashed potatoes. Want me to bring that?

    1 · December 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can bring corn casserole

      1 · December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Donna and Darla, can bring macaroni and cheese

    December 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Trying to decide what "holes' need to be filled in the menu. Fena, What do you think?

    December 13, 2013

    • Fena

      GMTA!!!!

      December 13, 2013

    • Dee

      Get My Tummy Annex?

      December 13, 2013

  • Luke

    How about some Bailey's... I'm good for another bottle or two.Besides Bailey's, anymore suggestions.BRING IT ON !!!

    1 · December 11, 2013

    • Fena

      I will have the Champagne glasses chilled and a bucket ready....just for you! Mmmm....good French...nothing like it.

      December 12, 2013

    • Luke

      Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin...now that's French Champagne,Tis the season to be JOLLY,oh yea !!!

      December 13, 2013

  • Annette

    Thanks Fena...I'll be there.

    December 12, 2013

  • Fena

    Every time someone write what they are bringing..I do the mmmmmm thing.. I think I gain a couple of ounces every time I go MMmmmmmmm......Can't wait to share Sunday with all of you!

    December 12, 2013

  • Fena

    Anette, just like the band of my sweat pants, I can always fit more in!! LOL. Sure thing! There is always room for more...we do have lots of space and the best parties are when they are crowded. The more the merrier! FOOD FEST!!!

    December 12, 2013

  • Annette

    Fena, any chance you could fit one more in?

    December 12, 2013

  • Luke

    Since Laurie is now bring the Bailey's,i will purchase a bottle of good French Champagne.They say,if it's not from France it's not real champagne.The funny part about this all, is I don't even drink alcohol.I'm just having a blast picking the different kinds of wines and contributing to this wonderful food-fest.I'll be wearing my favorite sweat-pants......NOT.

    December 12, 2013

  • Don

    This sounds like the event of the season but I am scheduled for the divorce without war group........can hardly compare the two......

    December 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Attn. All, "the deed has been done", as Luke would say, (Hi Luke). I have the mistletoe in my possession. It's the real deal, requiring refrigeration, not a pre-packaged plastic product. Feeling selfish ladies, you'll need to get your own. Just kidding.......

    1 · December 11, 2013

    • Fena

      OH MY!! Kiss Fest!!! This is going to be the best Social Ever!!! REAL Misltetoe! Who would belive it! I don't think that I have ever seen the real thing.

      2 · December 11, 2013

    • greg c.

      Great way too approach that special person that you were normally shy to approach oh and alcohol is being served.

      2 · December 12, 2013

  • Micky

    Looking meet friends

    December 12, 2013

  • Micky

    Looking meet friends

    1 · December 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Fena, I initially signed up to bring sweet potato casserole but I think someone else is bringing that. Will Polish Sausage do?

    December 10, 2013

    • Fena

      Polish Sausage will do quite well! Sounds wonderful!

      December 10, 2013

    • Fena

      Are you doing Saur Kraut as well? Are you Polish? Mmmmm.....Kraut!!!

      December 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cheryl B. I remember the great pride I felt as my daughters presented their talents on stage. Possibly you & I will cross paths another time. Osco has placed a special order for the mistletoe which I will p/u later on tonight. Yep, will be fun. tj

    December 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Tricia, my older son stood on the stage with his finger in his nose wearing a Santa cap when he was little. I'm hoping this is not a repeat performance. Then again, this one is 16.....well....never know I suppose...

      1 · December 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Your making me so jealous (and hungry!). Wish I could be there but my son has a band concert that afternoon. Have tons of fun! Tricia - good luck with your mistletoe!

    December 11, 2013

    • Fena

      Cheryl, we will be going until after 6 so if you finish up early, come on by! Bring the son!

      December 11, 2013

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