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wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

Posted by avoirgold z7 MD (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 18, 10 at 10:17

Food and Stuff List for
the 2010 Spring MAG Swap
at Gardengramma’s Gorgeous Encampment

As mentioned on another thread, we really need people to commit to main dishes and non-food items. We really do LOVE the chocolate, but 15 different forms of this food of the gods is a bit much.

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, old Floppy Disk labels work well, for example).
  • Charcoal and Lighter Fluid for Charcoal if you're planning to grill.
  • a few non-gardening husbands or partners 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.
  • (Let's give Gardengranma a break here:) Toilet Paper & Paper Towels.
  • Anything I've forgotten to list.


    Food:

  • Beverages
  • Appetizers
  • Main Courses
  • Some form of meat for the carnivores in the group
  • Brownies, fudge, cookies, cupcakes, muffins
  • Other desserts
  • Condiments: Mustard, Relish, Ketchup, salt & pepper.
  • Rolls if you're having hot dogs and burgers
  • 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!


    There will be power for crockpots, a microwave for reheating, and a refrigerator for cold items until we are ready to eat.

    (Directions are here but you can MapQuest, Bing, or GoogleMap:

    15716 Allnutt Lane

    Burtonsville, MD, 20866)

    Questions? just include them in your post here, or feel free to post them here. Someone will surely jump in!

    Have fun finding new homes for your surplus plants and discovering new plants you didn't know you needed!

    Wishing everyone a great swap! Happy gardening!


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    I have a large box of plastic flatware, cups and plates. Donated by a kind Freecycler.


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    (Is 15 different kinds of chocolate too much, in general, or is 15 different kinds of chocolate too much to leave as leftovers for the Gardengranma family? Maybe the rule should be: you have to take the leftovers home with you (chocolate or no chocolate)?)


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    gee.... I was thinking about bringing a "dirt cake" (oreo cookie, and gooey chocolate) like I did last year. but after the above comments, I am kinda afraid to offer it :)


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap - I

    I have a bunch of self-adhesive labels for nametags, and a couple of 'Sharpies'.


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    But Garden tenderfoot, what could be more appropriate for a plant swap than dirt cake? :-) (Well, besides compost cake, but I can't find any non-compost compost cake recipes in Google.)


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    Hey, the first to post can bring anything they want. The people posting later will have to take into consideration what has already been posted. :-) (yeah, dirt cake sounds awesome to me too!)

    I will bring actual food...deviled eggs. Also, I will bring 2 rolls of paper towels.

    Jen


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    I will bring a pasta salad and a Dessert To Be Named Later (probably not chocolate).


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    Happy to bring garbage bags and plates.


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    I can bring lots of labels (3x4), and orange-coconut buttercream cupcakes.


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    I will bring my own dishes and utensils as well as tubs to set up for everyone to wash non-disposible tableware, soap, and dish towels.

    For food, I'll bring potato salad and chicken.


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    I'm bringing protein & carbs!
    I'll bring a package of Costco hamburger patties for the grill & hamburger buns.

    Jette


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    There's 3 votes for the oreo cookie chocolatey "dirt cake" :) so I got 'dibbs' on bringing (at least one) chocolate dessert.
    yes, alfie, I thought "dirt cake" appropriate for a plant swap :0

    Kay


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    Another vote for dirt cake :)

    I'm going to bring some kind of vegetable salad to be served at room temp, probably green beans with walnut vinaegrette. NOT pasta salad.


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    I can bring an assortment of condiments: mustard, relish, ketchup, salt and pepper. Will one bottle of each be enough?


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    Has anybody offered to bring a cooler full of ice for the beverages? Bottled water? I will bring these things if they have not been spoken for already. I will volunteer to help clean up.


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    Hey there, we are going to starve if this is it. Anyone else out there?? We're a hungry bunch! ;-)

    Mostly just topping to make sure people see this list.

    Jen


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    I will bring some kind of a main course pasta salad and probably something chocolate since, despite opinions to the contrary, I believe one can never have enough:-)


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    I'll bring hot dogs and rolls.
    Gladys


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    I'm bringing hummus with fresh veggies and pita and possibly something else vegetarian or some kind of bread. lisa


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    I'll bring a rice curry salad (vegetarian) and maybe a dessert.


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    cake and chicken for the grill

    I'll bring a fruit and whipped cream cake dessert and chicken kebabs for the grill.


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    I'll bring Texas Caviar and Tortilla Chips to go with it. Mea


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    I will bring 3 bean salad and something else, most likely sweet.

    Denise


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    I'll bring 7 layer salad.

    Wendy


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    This is what has been promised so far - check what is still needed.

    But it is clear - NO MORE SALADS

    MORE CHOCOLATE

    Self-adhesive labels for participants (Nothing fancy, old Floppy Disk labels work well, for example).
    .....Labels for nametags blatherskite
    .....Self-adhesive nametags and Sharpies garden_tenderfoot
    Charcoal and Lighter Fluid for Charcoal if you're planning to grill.
    a few non-gardening husbands or partners to run the grill (makes 'em feel useful).
    Napkins and Paper Towels.
    .....Paper towels avoirgold
    Utensils
    .....flatware chrismd
    Cups - Paper or Plastic
    .....cups chrismd
    Plates-Paper or Plastic
    .....plates chrismd
    .....plates kmpsmom
    Large Heavy Duty Garbage Bags for Clean-up.
    .....Garbage bags kmpsmom
    .....Supplies for washing up oogy4plants
    Toilet Paper
    Beverages
    .....Cooler of ice pippi21
    .....Bottled water pippi21
    Appetizers
    .....Devilled eggs avoirgold
    .....Texas Caviar and Tortilla Chips giverny
    .....Hummus with veggies and pita shadysite
    Main Courses
    Some form of meat for the carnivores in the group
    .....Chicken kebabs ellicottcitycathy
    .....chicken oogy4plants
    .....Something protein oscar the cat
    Brownies, fudge, cookies, cupcakes, muffins
    .....Something chocolate janetm_md
    Other desserts
    .....Dessert To Be Named Later alfie_md6
    .....Something else, most likely sweet antiqueorchid
    .....Orange-coconut buttermilk cupcakes blatherskite
    .....Maybe dessert ellen_n
    .....Fruit and whipped cream cake dessert ellicottcitycathy
    .....Something else shadysite
    Condiments: Mustard, Relish, Ketchup, salt & pepper.
    .....Condiments: mustard, relish, ketchup, salt, pepper fromsdtomd
    Rolls if you're having hot dogs and burgers
    Hot dogs and burgers
    .....Hamburgers & buns busyasabee
    .....Hot dogs and rolls gladgourd
    Salads
    .....Pasta salad alfie_md6
    .....Three bean salad antiqueorchid
    .....Green bean salad with walnut dressing chrismd
    .....Rice curry salad ellen_n
    .....Main course pasta salad janetm_md
    .....potato salad oogy4plants
    .....Seven layer salad wtgxi


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    I'm bringing a batch of my grandma's red velvet cupcakes.


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    I'll bring fudge brownies of some flavor


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    Hey! I like the salads! :-)))

    Can we clarify what is still *needed* versus *nice to include*?

    Trying to figure out what to bring here...


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    More vegetables? More toilet paper?


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    No more salads!? All right, I'll bring cheese and crackers or something equally uninspired.


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    I'm doing my Costco run on Wednesday, is there anything else we need?
    Just want to double-check. I'm presuming there will be grill equipment on site?
    If not, then my alternate food to bring is -- cooked rotisserie chicken & rolls.

    Let me know.

    Jette


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    I can bring paper towels and a casserole or rice dish. Any preference to vegetarian or otherwise?


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    dirt cake yes

    I missed gardentenderfoot's excellent dirt cake in the list above. Just didn't want you to think it isn't needed!


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    I will bring roasted or grilled veggies on Saturday.


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    Couldn't seem to figure out what wasn't covered. But I've got it now--

    DRINKS-- 2 root beer, 2 Sprite, 2 orange soda, 1 cooler mint iced tea.

    Sound okay?

    Diana Lynn


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    Baked beans


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    Changed my mind. I'll get shrimp and cocktail sauce from ALDI.


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    I just found a recipe for a coconut lemon bundt cake that I want to try out, so that instead of brownies. I'll also bring a package of hot dogs for the grill.


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    The Dessert To Be Named Later will be my father's world-famous gingerbread.


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    I always thought that gardening was a good healthy activity until I read through the desserts coming to the SWAP! I can only hope that I have more willpower with the desserts than I will with the plants...


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    RE: wanted: food and stuff list for the 2010 spring mag swap

    My husband (who loves to bake) is going to try out a new dessert. Last year he sent a banana pumpkin pie. Sounds strange, but tasted good. He is still deciding...


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