Friday Night -- Cooking & Movies

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Friday Night -- Cooking & Movies

Postby Theo » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:51 am

Hey y'all -- I've been neglecting to get this posted for various reasons, so with no further delay:

You're invited to my place, this Friday evening, to hang out, prepare good food & beverages, eat & drink, then watch a DVD or two on the Movie Wall. That's my DIY home theater downstairs, 165" diagonal, 5.1 surround, various cushy things to sit on. The upstairs is open-plan, with a good-size kitchen island, so it kinda lends itself to cooking parties. (Or so I imagine; this will be my first. I'm sure it will be every bit as structured & organized as last night's meeting. :D Err... minus the constitutional revisions. ;) )

Weather tomorrow looks cloudy and not too warm, so I doubt folks will spend much time on the deck I rebuilt, but it will also be available.

There will be 2 cats which will be sociable, 1 that will hide, and a rabbit. Plus I have like a jillion computers for folks to play with (well, OK, 5 that are actually hooked up) and an assortment of spare PC parts. Plus there's the old PS2, if folks feel like Soul Calibur or Lego Star Wars.

Folks can show up any time after 5:00 PM. I'm in Eagan; please PM me for actual directions. Bring food to cook! or beverages! or DVDs!

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Re: Friday Night -- Cooking & Movies

Postby uptownmaker » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:11 am

Lego Star Wars is my golf.

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Re: Friday Night -- Cooking & Movies

Postby Theo » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:29 am

UPDATE:

Entree will be homemade pizza! Thanks Metis for the excellent idea.
I will take care of getting the dough ready.

So: we'll need toppings! and ale! :D

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Re: Friday Night -- Cooking & Movies

Postby jtbarclay » Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:56 pm

Theo wrote:UPDATE:

Entree will be homemade pizza! Thanks Metis for the excellent idea.
I will take care of getting the dough ready.

So: we'll need toppings! and ale! :D


Good idea, one of the best parties I ever had involved everyone bringing a pizza topping. Put me down for a couple of batches of chocolate chip cookies, to be made by slave labor (or little sister) tomorrow afternoon.

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Re: Friday Night -- Cooking & Movies

Postby Nicholas Lee » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:07 pm

sounds like more and more fun that i'll still be missing out on.

but i got this date booked up months in advance.

someone take pics to share?

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Re: Friday Night -- Cooking & Movies

Postby Theo » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:33 pm

Oh it'll probably be relatively low-key, but yes, there will be at least 1 camera.

You know, you *could* bring a date, if you wanted... ;)

(JT & Uptown - I'll PM you directions in the AM :lol: ; I'm on iTouch right now)

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Re: Friday Night -- Cooking & Movies

Postby jtbarclay » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:48 pm

may I suggest this crust: http://www.jonathanbarclay.com/?p=74

of course shortening would be preferred over butter, but I had to use what I had.

The recipe I used was here: http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1926,154 ... 97,00.html
but my alterations were: I used a single 15" round pan, used butter instead of shortening. After dough had risen and I had spread on pan, I brushed it with olive oil and garlic and then baked it for 10 min. This helps when you add a lot of topping so it doesn't get soggy, it also tastes a lot better.

oh I also didn't bother with the corn meal, but it would have been a good addition. And a food processor makes quick work out of kneading the dough, don't know if you have one or not?

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Re: Friday Night -- Cooking & Movies

Postby noise » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:15 am

I wish I could come, but I'm...you don't want to know...
Make it happen.

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Re: Friday Night -- Cooking & Movies

Postby pyrodogg » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:58 am

noise wrote:I wish I could come, but I'm...you don't want to know...


It could be the single most disturbing thing in the world but as soon as you say "you don't want to know" nearly EVERYONE wants to know.

I'll be attending a play tonight so I'm out as well unfortunately.

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Re: Friday Night -- Cooking & Movies

Postby noise » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:11 am

Pyrodogg wrote:
noise wrote:I wish I could come, but I'm...you don't want to know...


It could be the single most disturbing thing in the world but as soon as you say "you don't want to know" nearly EVERYONE wants to know.

I'll be attending a play tonight so I'm out as well unfortunately.


Trust me you really don't. All I'll say is...SNIP!
Make it happen.


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