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Harriet's (Big, Fat Inaugural) Food & Film Night

  • Aug 30, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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WHAT: Harriet's Food & Film Night
WHEN: 6pm Saturday, August 30, 2014

Let's get together for MOVIE NIGHT! (And food, of course.)

• Starting Saturday, August 30, we'll host a monthly night of food and film.

• The film will be about food (even if there is just a vague reference to it).

• We and our guests will provide the food or beverage that best fits the theme of the film (even if there is just a vague reference to it!).

And the lucky stream of celluloid chosen for Harriet's Big, Fat Inaugural Food & Film Night is ... I Am Love (2010)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZBrWVvn9xA


Filmed against the gorgeous, vibrant tapestry of Italian life, I Am Love calls for ... what else? ITALIAN FOOD! Leave a comment about what you'll bring--be it food, wine, or dessert.

Arrivederci!

P.S. WHO is Harriet, you ask? Harriet Van Horne, who quite accurately said:

Harriet definitely deserves credit in the most extravagant ways!

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  • Rose L.

    Does anyone know who the young guy is with beard and glasses in the photos? I'm guessing a "wait lister" who came at the last minute. I want to add him to the attending list.

    August 31, 2014

    • AJ

      Ooooooh!! He was a guest of Karyn! What a nice guy.

      1 · August 31, 2014

    • Rose L.

      Awesome! Now I can stop worrying!

      1 · August 31, 2014

  • Rose L.

    I am so jealous! AJ is an excellent host with an amazing house on the lake. I am looking forward to the Indian movie Meetup next month.

    1 · August 31, 2014

    • AJ

      It was super fun, Rose. There was so much food--we should have started this event at noon so we could all take naps and start again. Next month should be fun--maybe I'll go to paper plates!! LOL!

      1 · August 31, 2014

    • Rose L.

      Paper plates are a good thing. Or I can stay and help clean up...

      August 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lovely evening! Thanks for hosting!

    August 31, 2014

  • Jodi M.

    Thank you both so much for hosting. The food was ridiculously yummy. And the company was terrific. Thank you again!

    1 · August 31, 2014

  • Diane

    Really fun evening and I enjoyed meeting everyone. Thank you AJ for hosting the event.! Your home is lovely and your cat is really cool!

    1 · August 31, 2014

  • AJ

    James, your pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! xoxoxo

    1 · August 31, 2014

  • 68gts P.

    I am finally home after walking all night trying to burn off the meals,yes meals, that I consumed at the feast last night. My feet are blistered,and I still broke my bathroom scale. Seriously I had a great time,and the food was spectacular. Big thanks to AJ and Dan for hosting. It was nice to meet everyone.

    1 · August 31, 2014

    • AJ

      Hahaha!!!! I had a BITE of all the dinner dishes. But that left room for the DESSERTS!! OMG. Hey! Your chicken Marsala is here and the container! Lunch? HAHAHAHAAAA!

      August 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent time

    1 · August 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great feast! Thanks so much, AJ

    1 · August 31, 2014

  • Diane G.

    Very Fun Evening

    1 · August 31, 2014

  • AJ

    What a FUN bunch of people! And what a feast! xoxoxo

    2 · August 30, 2014

    • AJ

      Yes!

      1 · August 31, 2014

    • James Q

      Thanks, AJ, for hosting everyone!

      August 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good group

    2 · August 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good group

    2 · August 31, 2014

  • Nina A.

    Fabulous evening!!!!

    2 · August 31, 2014

  • AJ

    I'm putting all the food away at 6:15. ... JUST KIDDING! :-)

    August 30, 2014

  • AJ

    You guys are so funny.

    August 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    30 min late

    August 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    On time

    1 · August 30, 2014

  • James Q

    Running really late

    August 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Coming

    August 30, 2014

  • Rose L.

    Don't forget to take pictures, especially of the FOOD!

    August 30, 2014

  • 68gts P.

    I guess I am going to be late just to be fashionable since everyone else is late. See someone just out running lated me before i could even post this.

    August 30, 2014

  • Wendy

    Running late. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    August 30, 2014

  • Diane

    Karyn and I are also running late but will be there shortly.

    August 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    AJ, I'm running a little behind - my computer updates are taking longer than expected. Leaving as soon as they're done.

    August 30, 2014

  • Diane

    I am bringing a Caesar salad and possibly zucchini salad. The later is raw vegan.

    1 · August 30, 2014

    • AJ

      That's sounds very good!

      August 30, 2014

  • Donna

    I’m so sorry but I won’t be able to make it to the meet-up tonight. Health issues. Hope everyone has a wonderful evening and I look forward to meeting-up with you another time! Have a great night! : )

    August 30, 2014

  • Karyn

    I am bringing vegan pasta (would be gluten free if it weren't for one grain in the tempeh). Also bringing garlic bread sticks...full of gluten :)

    2 · August 30, 2014

    • AJ

      Awesome! Yes, we are gluten free in this house. Most of the time. Except tonight ... there's no way to escape gluten tonight!

      1 · August 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bringing home-baked cookies and ice cream. If you want it in Italian terms, I'll say "biscotti" and "gelato". :-)

    2 · August 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      The white chip chocolate cookies, I mean "biscotti", are done and cooling off - they look and smell good!

      2 · August 29, 2014

    • AJ

      Oooooooo!!!! You're speaking my language!!!!

      August 29, 2014

  • Nina A.

    Also, I'm bringing gnocchi with cipollini and English peas, w/fresh parmesan and herbs .

    1 · August 29, 2014

  • Nina A.

    Hi AJ, He likes Dr. Who, also has enjoyed x men movies, edge of tomorrow...that's what he said, the only one of these I know is dr. Who!

    August 29, 2014

  • Craig P

    Dang there is an opening now but alas I have just made other plans. Italian themed potluck, and someone told me this week that "I am love" is a life changing kind of movie. Seems like you are all in for a great evening. Have fun everyone!

    August 29, 2014

    • AJ

      That is indeed too bad! I think the menu is going to be otherworldly. :-) and the film is definitely one of the best.

      1 · August 29, 2014

  • Rose L.

    I will be indulging in my float session. I will miss attending. But I will miss my float more and it's the only time I can squeeze it in this weekend. It's been 4 weeks. So it will be late evening float, bathrobe ride home with a stop at Krispy Kreme - my new routine.

    2 · August 27, 2014

  • Diane G.

    I am bringing Lasagna. Most likely some wine also.

    1 · July 24, 2014

    • AJ

      I'll have a couple of bottles of wine here too. A red and a white. And lots of other things to drink. See you soon, Diane!! xoxo

      1 · August 27, 2014

  • 68gts P.

    I have decided to bring chicken marsala,and stuffed baby eggplant to this soiree AJ. No empty hands here I like to contribute to the group.

    2 · August 22, 2014

    • AJ

      Those are fantastic choices!

      August 27, 2014

  • James Q

    My alumni group just recruited me to take photos of our first game of the season, so hopefully I can make the September movie night. This is a great idea, AJ!

    2 · August 5, 2014

    • James Q

      Due to the infinite wisdom of the university in creating the Longhorn Network (which I think is the dumbest thing they've ever done, particularly for alumni outside the state), we still don't have a place to watch the game. So, in the mean time, I'm planning to come. :)

      2 · August 22, 2014

    • AJ

      Do you know how happy I am that you're coming?! IMMENSELY!!

      2 · August 27, 2014

  • Nina A.

    Hey folks, I will bring a gnocchi dish. I'll wait to decide if it's vegetarian or not based on the rest of the list - I can do either, but I'll try to balance the veg/non-veg dishes.

    1 · August 22, 2014

    • AJ

      Nina, I'm going to make a vegetarian timpano AND a timpano with Italian sausage with prosciutto-wrapped pecorino "bombs" (otherwise known as The Heart Attack Timpano). But veggie gnocchi is just as good as non, in my book. :-)

      August 27, 2014

    • AJ

      Let me know what kind of movies your kiddo likes. I'll get my iTunes lined up with some great choices for him.

      1 · August 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring Italian Cream Cake

    2 · August 25, 2014

    • AJ

      Wanda, just so you know...if you're a no show I'm going to hunt you down. :-) Italian Cream Cake. GOOD NIGHT!!!! HAHA!

      August 27, 2014

  • 68gts P.

    I have not seen fresh bread proposed on our list thus far ,so I may have to try my hand at some sort of crusty sweet basil or rosemary style bread to add insult to injury since this is a"big fat" meal. How many miles we walk to burn this down will be colossal. BAM!!!!

    2 · August 25, 2014

    • AJ

      "Oh, did I forget to mention we are all going for a 10 mile run right after dinner?" said no Italian chef ever. :-)

      August 27, 2014

  • Rose L.

    Sorry I can't attend. I have plans this Saturday. Everyone enjoy! AJ is an amazing host...

    1 · August 25, 2014

    • AJ

      Rose, I am certain I'll have timpano left over (it's always better the next day anyway). If you have some free time next week I'll set a place for you at my cafe table overlooking the lake. Candle light, cool breeze, a table set for a party of 3. Let me know if you want to come! xoxo

      August 27, 2014

  • Nina A.

    Arghhhh...I can't attend this fantastic-sounding event. My 12 year old son's Saturday plans have been canceled and I don't have anyone else available to keep him company at home Saturday evening. SO sorry!

    August 26, 2014

    • AJ

      Sure! I have a big screen on my Mac in my office too. He can sit in there and watch movies on it. No problem! It's important to introduce children to good Italian food EARLY in life. :-)

      3 · August 26, 2014

    • Nina A.

      You're an angel!

      August 26, 2014

  • Lydia K

    I'm out of town that weekend. Have fun everyone

    August 26, 2014

    • AJ

      We'll sure miss you! Don't forget to change your RSVP though. Have a great weekend!

      August 26, 2014

  • 68gts P.

    Two Batters up to the plate.

    August 26, 2014

  • AJ

    Hey Foodies! I watched our dinner film, I Am Love, last night. PLEASE READ! This is an Italian film and that means they aren't queasy about things most Americans are queasy about. There are ADULT themes in this film. There is nudity (not gratuitous) and there are love scenes (not PORNOgraphic but honest, nonetheless). It is artfully filmed and produced. A truly beautiful show. But, fair warning--if any of you are opposed to these things you should wait until a future film comes around (there will be many!).

    1 · July 25, 2014

    • AJ

      And there are subtitles. Most of the film is in Italian.

      1 · July 25, 2014

  • Loren

    Will most likely bring something salad-like based on what the garden is producing at that point. Dan and AJ are awesome hosts. Looking forward to this!

    1 · July 24, 2014

    • Loren

      The one and only... :)

      1 · July 24, 2014

    • AJ

      Yay! We get to see you again!

      July 24, 2014

  • AJ

    Everyone, don't forget to comment here about what you're bringing. That way we can all see who is bringing what and round out any gaps. It's still a while until this event, so I'll remind you again a couple weeks beforehand. Thanks!

    July 24, 2014

  • Rose L.

    A fun idea for future is a Meetup I hosted at my house about 4-5 years ago, we watched "Bend It Like Beckham" and everyone brought an Indian dish.

    1 · July 24, 2014

    • AJ

      Oh, Rose! There are soooo many good new ones coming out! You have to check out the Indian film The Lunchbox.

      July 24, 2014

    • AJ

      Michael, whatever it was on the conveyer belt that she had to keep eating (what was that?) - Of course, Lucy is a GREAT choice! LOL!!

      July 24, 2014

  • Nina A.

    I LOVE this kind of gathering! Thanks, can't wait.

    1 · July 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    And an antipasto

    1 · July 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can bring some nice Italian wine. Maybe a dish

    1 · July 24, 2014

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