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Pampered Chef: Dearborn MI Spring Launch - dinner and meeting afterward

Attending the event?

Poll closed Feb 4, 2010.
  1. Count me in for the meeting, but not for dinner

    50.0%
  2. Yes, no special dietary needs

    50.0%
  3. Yes, vegetarian

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Yes, vegan

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Yes, gluten free

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Yes, dairy free

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Yes, nut free

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Yes, soy free

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Yes, kosher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Yes, other (indicate in a comment)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Hey, all!

    I've posted an announcement about this already, but wanted to get some feedback so that I can plan.

    If you are attending the Spring Launch in Dearborn, MI on Feb. 4, you are invited to dinner and a meeting/debriefing (oh, get your mind out of the gutter) at my house that evening. I live about 10-15 minutes travel time from the host hotel. And my team is having our scheduled monthly cluster meeting that evening, so there will be some other folks there with whom we can share ideas and our excitement (I know that there are a few in my local group who can't attend the Launch because of work commitments).

    IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND DINNER AND/OR THE MEETING, please indicate so in this thread and use the poll area to indicate whether you have any dietary restrictions. I'm planning on serving something simple for dinner, but can make allowances for those who have food allergies, etc. And I'll also need to know how many servings to have prepared. :) When I say simple, it really is. The protein and main side dish are from a "fix and freeze" cookbook. They're already in my freezer, so all I'll be doing on the meeting day is thawing them out and heating them through.

    Schedule:
    4:00 - Spring Launch meeting adjourns
    4:30 or thereafter - social hour and snacks at my house
    6:00 - dinner
    7:00 - cluster meeting
    10:00 - I gotta kick everyone out by this time so that Car Guy can get to sleep for work the next day

    Tentative dinner menu:
    meatballs and mushroom gravy (contains wheat and dairy)
    garlic mashed potatoes (contains dairy)
    steamed vegetables
    homemade bread (contains wheat)
    some kind of dessert - will almost definitely contain wheat, and probably dairy and nuts, too
    assorted beverages (coffee, tea, soft drinks, milk)

    One of my clustermates must keep to a gluten-free diet, so I will be preparing a separate protein for her (probably grilled chicken). Adding to the batch isn't a big deal.

    Some of the options I have posted, I'll do my best to accommodate, but they may be beyond my capabilities. Kosher, for example. I can do a Kosher-style meal, but since I don't usually cook Kosher, none of my tools are Kosher.

    There are also some fun restaurant choices in the area. If you'd like to skip dinner and just come for the meeting portion of the evening, there's a choice for that, too.


    As the meeting date approaches, I'll use this thread as the "guest list" to send out a map and directions to my house from the hotel.
     
    Jan 11, 2010
    #1
  2. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Anyone else planning to stop by? I'm just trying to get a feel for dinner, and for how many chairs I'll need (Car Guy has one of the dining room chairs out in the garage to fix, where it's been for several months - but if I know I'll need it, I'll get on his case to get it done).
     
    Jan 26, 2010
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  3. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Only 2 more days!!

    PLEASE respond to this thread if you plan to attend dinner or after meeting at my house.
    Thanks!
     
    Feb 2, 2010
    #3
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