Ethnic potluck on the deck

  • August 17, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Maureen's place

Time for another ethnic potluck on the deck and later we'll have a bonfire later in the back yard. Bring a dish or juice to share with everyone. You are welcome to bring alcohol if you like. Salads and vegetarian cuisine encouraged. (I prefer to avoid many sweets, but if you want to bring them, just make sure to take leftovers with you.)

Please RSVP responsibly -- if you can't make it, change your RSVP to 'no' as soon as possible to allow room for others. Also be sure to correctly RSVP with +1 if you a bringing a guest, and update if that changes. If you're on the waiting list, spots often open up. On Wednesday night I will email my address and phone.

If you've been marked as a ‘No Show' at one of my previous events, or a total of three events for this group, your RSVP will be removed.

Reminders and requests:

• Comment what you'll bring: when you RSVP, please write as a comment.

•  Chairs and folding tables needed: If you can bring, please write a comment. If the weather is good and we are outside, please bring a camp chair if you have one.

•  Recycling: Please help clean up by putting used plates/utensils in sink for reuse and bottles/cans in recycling.

•  Donations? Valerie the organizer shells out mucho dinero $$ for this group so let's pitch in.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Maureen

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  • Samir

    Thanks Maureen for a fun evening!

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rare and wonderful music, great food, fun people

    August 19, 2013

  • Sam S.

    Thank you, Maureen

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was fun, you're a good group! Thanks for the good food, conversation and music.

    August 18, 2013

  • Laurie G

    Thank you, Maureen, your parties are always great!

    August 18, 2013

  • Octavio

    muy bien

    August 18, 2013

  • Marlene H.

    Fun!

    August 18, 2013

  • Pam L.

    Wonderful evening!

    August 18, 2013

  • Ginny R.

    Marvelous food, wonderful people. Thanks, Maureen, for hosting again so soon!

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice group. I had fun. Didn't realize how fast time went by.

    August 18, 2013

  • Linda W

    Lots of fun! I loved how there was so much variety in the dinner fare!

    August 18, 2013

  • Sonita

    Lovely deck, lovely moon, lovely evening, lovely people. The only thing--I wish people had mingled more by moving from group to group. I tried my best by trying 3 corners of the deck with different people. I would have liked it very much if people had approached me too :)

    August 18, 2013

  • Sally P.

    Very diverse group of people from different background and ages. People were very nice. The only bad thing was the mosquito.

    August 18, 2013

  • Amber

    Great event! Thanks for hosting, Maureen!

    August 18, 2013

  • Sudi

    Deliciously delightful!

    August 18, 2013

  • ben

    Delicious food, goodhearted company, warm feelings of friendship, wonderful music by Maureen and Toby. A joy to be remembered...

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • May B.

    Nice meal and good music.

    August 18, 2013

  • Barb

    I came with Linda. It was my first event with the group and so much fun I joined. Great people, conversations and food plus wonderful live music. Thank you everyone for making me welcome on a beautiful evening. Thank you Maureen for hosting and Valerie for organizing the meetup.

    3 · August 18, 2013

  • Alan A

    Wonderful food

    August 17, 2013

  • Krishna T.

    So sorry need to cancel, loss of family member! Enjoy perhaps next time!

    August 17, 2013

    • Maureen

      Very sorry to hear that, Krishna. Our thoughts are with you.

      August 17, 2013

    • Krishna T.

      Thanks Maureen!!

      August 17, 2013

  • Joanne

    only one coming

    August 17, 2013

  • arthur

    Just got in via wait list but wasn't sent address. Can anyone supply that?

    August 17, 2013

  • Octavio

    Dont know if i dont rsvp will there be no room? First time in meet up. Appreciate any response. Thanks!

    August 17, 2013

    • Maureen

      SOS -- Octavio are you or is anyone able to bring nametags? Just realize I'm out . . . . .

      August 17, 2013

  • Octavio

    Can somewhat post the address i wasnt able to RSVP.

    August 17, 2013

  • Maureen

    ANyone able/willing to bring ice and ice chest? Folding chairs and tables are always helpful . .

    August 17, 2013

  • Marielle

    Will bring another food item. Not sure what ?? ... perhaps a small deli salad ... or ???

    August 17, 2013

  • David

    Hi Maureen,
    Thank you for the invitation and sorry to say I have had a tooth
    ache .I look forward to
    seeing you next event.
    Best Wishes,
    David
    Sorry

    August 17, 2013

    • Maureen

      No problem thanks for the update and hope the toothache goes away.

      1 · August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would some plain old white rice be helpful to bring along with my kimchi? I have a big old Japanese rice-cooker and too much rice that I don't make often enough, I could bring some. I cannot be anyone's muse, however.

    August 17, 2013

  • Mohammad H.

    I am looking for a culinary muse...until I find one I cannot offer any creative dishes from my lonesome kitchen...;(

    August 17, 2013

  • Linda W

    Do you still need any folding tables or chairs?

    August 17, 2013

  • Dick V.

    Will try to make the next one.

    August 17, 2013

  • Samir

    French bread and brie.

    August 17, 2013

  • Maureen

    Anyone coming from or through downtown Minneapolis who can give SC a ride?

    August 17, 2013

  • Sonita

    I'll bring salad leaves and dressing.

    August 17, 2013

  • Pam L.

    I'll bring a spicy vegetable couscous (though likely a Moroccan/Peruvian blend! Hahaha!) And a folding table (just in case it's still needed), a couple camp chairs...

    August 17, 2013

  • Alan A

    I'm bring gluten free pasta with vegetables, onions and garlic that an Italian friend taught me to make.

    August 17, 2013

  • Marielle

    I'll bring curried pork w/ veggies, apple & cranberries. Rice to go with. I'll also bring a couple chairs.

    August 16, 2013

  • Ann

    I'd love to join if there's an opening!

    August 16, 2013

  • sc

    May I get a ride from minneapolis downtown if possible?thanks.

    August 16, 2013

  • sc

    Hi,I will bring some fruits.

    August 16, 2013

  • Sam E

    Will come without a guest

    August 16, 2013

  • Eriq D.

    I can bring napkins.

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • Mohammad H.

    I plan to bring my own washable plate. With little effort like this we can reduce our carbon footprint. tnx

    2 · August 16, 2013

    • Valerie / H.

      Maureen and I both regularly hug trees and always use reusable tableware at our events!

      1 · August 16, 2013

    • Maureen

      Yes -- Valerie and I both have plenty of trees you can hug while you're here. And by the way, if anyone wants to bring napkins from recycled paper, that would be awesome!!!! Please comment if you can.

      August 16, 2013

  • Mohammad H.

    It's ok you call me a tree hugger...

    3 · August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    To be a walking stereotype, I'll bring some homemade kimchi (not by me, by my Mom). Looking forward to meeting everyone, this is my first one of these.

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • Audrey

    Btw, keep all those wine and beer bottles for me. I already have more than a dozen collected from my Buffet. I've discussed with my other group members and wanted to look into home brewing one of these days. What better time than now to boost ourselves with our own branded wine and beer to complement our diversified choice of food. Anyone interested, just "LIKE" this so I can gauge the response and post separately later with more info. It's something we can do when we can't sing and dance outside by the bonfire! ;)

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • Amber

    Do you still need another table? I have a 6 foot folding table if needed, just let me know!

    August 12, 2013

    • May B.

      Thank you Maureen. I saw it.

      August 15, 2013

    • Audrey

      Hi Maureen, got ur email including me for this Sat's Potluck. I've to work till 3p n promised to help the Japanese Dance Group at Roseville Commons get ready for the Como Lantern Festival the next day, so I'll swing over to you later in the evening. Won't hv time to cook but wl grab something from the store for Potluck. Btw, food is my interest so cooking is never a slavery; I'd cook anytime there are foodie fans! hahaha. Hey, I've lots to learn from u abt recycling & composing. I feel guilty dumping heaps of disposables from just one event! Give me your tips when u hv time. c u soon!

      August 16, 2013

  • Mohammad H.

    Can anyone going from Plymouth area give me a ride to Maureen's event?
    tnx

    August 13, 2013

    • Audrey

      Hey Mohammad! Call me later before noon or after 10p and we'll make arrangement.

      August 16, 2013

  • Marielle

    +1

    August 16, 2013

  • Krishna T.

    Ok all going to make something Indian & vegetarian!!! Promise it will be flavorful but not hot!!!!

    August 16, 2013

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