HAVE: food list for mag spring swap may 6 in Burtonsville md

chrismd(7)February 5, 2006

This is the secret to our great swaps - those who don't bring PLANTS bring FOOD. Preferably homemade and loaded with calories 'cause it's tough work doing all that trading and socializing. Extra points for food with chocolate. And if you have no plants and no talent in the kitchen, we still need supplies, and drinks, and ice, and potato chips.....

Non-food Needs:

-Self-adhesive labels for participants (Nothing fancy, I used old Floppy Disk labels for the Fall Swap)

-Charcoal and Lighter Fluid for Charcoal if you're planning to grill

- a few non-gardening husbands to run the grill (makes 'em feel useful).

-Utensils

-Napkins and Paper Towels

-Paper Plates-Paper or Plastic Cups

-Large Heavy Duty Garbage Bags for Clean-up

-Anything I've forgotten to list.

Food:

-Beverages

-Appetizers

-Main Courses

-Brownies

-Other desserts

-Condiments: Mustard, Relish, Catsup, salt & pepper.

-Rolls if you're having hot dogs and burgers

Also, this is a great place to show off your very special recipes that your family won't touch, like lavender flavored shortbread or zucchini fudge or whatever - CAUSE IN THE INTERESTS OF BOTANICAL SCIENCE, WE'LL EAT IT!

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lvmygrdn(z7 MD)

It's a beautiful day today and I am looking forward to spring and the swap. I will bring, pasta salad (non-meat), Should I bring a non-gluten one as well? I will also bring some Cowboy Caviar which is a pumped up salsa with corn, black beans and avocado. YUM! Tortilla chips, Sour Cherry Almond Cake, Broccoli slaw. Did I mention brownies? Brownies too.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2006 at 3:49PM
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avoirgold(z7 MD)

As I just moved into my house at the beginning of fall, I will provide food in exchange for glorious wonderful plants! :-)

Texas Sheetcake (think brownie, cake, and fudge all rolled into one)
Deviled Eggs
Plastic Cups

    Bookmark   February 24, 2006 at 5:06PM
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heyruthie(z7 NOVA)

I'm planning to bring some little bite-sized cream puffs....since we'll all be burning a lot of calories, running around, looking at plants!

    Bookmark   March 21, 2006 at 11:07PM
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kellyray(9)

OK...if I say I'll bring the utensils, then I'll *have* to come, right?

So, I'll bring:

Utensils!
Some sort of bread with strawberry freezer jam
and/or a fruit salad

I *should* arrive by 11:30.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2006 at 6:12PM
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kimka(Zone 6B)

I assume the masses would expect one of my "Bravarian" apple tarts, so I'll plaan on bringing one.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2006 at 8:23AM
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cfmuehling(7b DC/MD burbs)

Kim, I was just thinking of that tart.... I always start with dessert first, so I always have room.

I've enjoyed LynnT's and Steven's jambalaya at previous swaps, so I thought I'd bring some this time. Can't go wrong with that. Oh -- definately for carnivores only.

I'll pick up some little bowl things and soup spoons, too.

Food folks, remember that at the last spring swap we had over 70 cars with multiple people in them. Plan big!

Christine

    Bookmark   April 12, 2006 at 5:43PM
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Larry Kahn(7b)

Cathy says she probably won't have time to do the truffles, but will make cheesecakes instead (chocolate and regular). According to everyone else these are quite good. Me, I hate cheesecake. Even if it's squid-flavored.

Larry

    Bookmark   April 13, 2006 at 10:16PM
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Laurel7286(3b Wyoming)

Well, I really can't say except it won't be dessert. That's because a)there's always plenty of that at the swaps, and b)it will be something I'm trying out before my son's graduation party June 10. Don't you all love being guinea pigs?

    Bookmark   April 19, 2006 at 6:54PM
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busyasabee(7MD)

I'll bring my usual: babaganoush, pita bread, and a green salad.

Jette

    Bookmark   April 19, 2006 at 7:28PM
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gardnwatch

I will bring a Sonoma Chicken Salad and Peanutty Chocolate Banana Bread.
Bonnie

    Bookmark   April 19, 2006 at 11:48PM
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chrismd(7)

I'm planning to bring the usual Lentil Tofu Salad and something else to be determined.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2006 at 3:02PM
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juliat(z7 VA)

I will bring paper plates and napkins. I might bring food too, but am not sure... if I do, it will probably be another green salad (so Jette won't have to make enough for over 70 people)

    Bookmark   April 29, 2006 at 5:46PM
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cecilia_md7a(7a/Baltimore,MD)

I'm bringing an Italian(ish) Pasta Salad. It will be meatless but not vegan, as it has cheese in it. Might bring some snacks (chips & salsa, etc.), too, if I have any extra.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2006 at 10:53AM
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collectordi(z7VA)

I'm bringing Spinach dip and chips and veggies.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2006 at 2:14AM
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DawnStorm(7/MD)

I will be bringing a delicious bean/onion salad.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2006 at 3:18PM
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heyruthie(z7 NOVA)

Is anyone bringing beanie weenies? Maybe we can bring a pot of those--just 'cuz my kids love 'em.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2006 at 10:47PM
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brenda444

I'm going to bring chocolate chip banana pudding cake (or cupcakes) and some snack that is yet to be determined.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2006 at 10:54PM
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spanaval

I'll try to bring a Rum Cake with rum glaze that I don't particularly like, but other people seem to. Way too much rum in it, I think, but I'm told that there is no such thing as too much rum. I was hoping to also bring my Chicken Biryani and Raita, but don't have the bandwidth for it right now.

I better go grocery shopping if I hope to get that cake done. It tastes better with sitting. Or so I'm told.

Suja

    Bookmark   May 4, 2006 at 9:45AM
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stephsgarden(z7 MD)

I have no plants to bring this time, as my garden was just planted last summer. I don't even have empty pots or aloe vera like I did at the Fall swap. Everyone was so nice and generous at the fall swap. I had a great time and left with many plants. So, to make up for not having any plants to trade with, I plan on bringing lasagne, maybe a salad of some sort, and definitely a pan of yummy high-calorie, high-fat extra chocolately brownines. Looking forward to Saturday,
Stephanie

    Bookmark   May 4, 2006 at 11:00AM
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treble(6b/7a MD)

I will just be 10 weeks out from a renal transplant this weekend, so the garden has pretty much flying solo for the past year. I'm supposed to be limited in my gardening activities (not too much exposure to soil, fungi, spores, etc), so I'll stick with food (a salad and a cold noodle dish) and a lot of fantasizing about my return to the garden. Looking forward to this wonderful event.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2006 at 1:58PM
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beagler1776(z6MD)

Hi all,
Seeing as our kitchen renovation is STILL not finished (not that I'm a great cook anyway...)I'll be bringing cans of lemonade and Lipton Tea & bottled water, along w/hard pretzels and cookies.
Thanks to all you real cooks (I'm salivating just reading this list)!!!
:) Leslie

    Bookmark   May 5, 2006 at 9:05AM
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madeleinef(z7 MD)

I will bring brie and crackers, and mustard.
Madeleine

    Bookmark   May 5, 2006 at 11:39AM
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katiefloy(7)

Well I'm new to this whole thing and came across this website today. Sorry this is so late. I'd love to come to the plant swap. I don't have any plants but I do have a bunch of plastic pots that came with some plants I just recently planted. I also will bring soda since i don't think i saw anyone bringing drinks. I'll also bring my SO who will probably love to spend time with a grill since we haven't gotten one yet.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2006 at 3:29PM
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chrismd(7)

Katie,
Just come. Drinks sound just fine.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2006 at 4:36PM
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shadyside(z6WV)

I'm bringing paper towels, cups (probably not enough!) and trash bags plus some food

    Bookmark   May 5, 2006 at 9:19PM
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rosewomann(z7 MD Montg. Co)

I'm bringing my usual: pita & hummus.
This time my own recipe(not Trader Joes). Hope you like garlic! Can't wait to see everyone & talk plants ;-)

    Bookmark   May 5, 2006 at 9:21PM
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cynthia_gw

Do not worry!!!! I have the hotdogs, 56. And rolls, 48. I hope there are a few doggies around to eat 8 hot dogs without rolls :-)

    Bookmark   May 5, 2006 at 9:33PM
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treehouse(z7 MD USA)

Rachel will eat a hot dog without a roll.

Can you all believe she is two years old!!!!!!!!!!!
Last you saw her she was 5 months old!!!

    Bookmark   May 5, 2006 at 11:02PM
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