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Getting ready for a party

I apologize for the odd layout. This post is from a time when screens were narrower and center columns were much thinner and it shows.

My place is the scene of a reunion of sorts, a handful of no-longer kids who've known each other since they were actually kids have converged for a couple of days of network games and food. I asked what people wanted and was amused to see how specific their memories of my food are. Determined to relax once people arrive, I've spent a couple of days in the kitchen and just had to take pictures before the hungry hordes descend. Click below to see what I made.

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Two cookie jars (a triple batch of oatmeal chocolate chip, some with walnuts and coconut in the glass; another triple batch of extra-cinnamon snickerdoodles in the ceramic), fruit for salad at lunch tomorrow, other stuff for tomorrow night's salad, chocolate cake layers (in plastic wrap upper right).

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Backup cookies. These will be gone in 36 hours. Guaranteed.

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From top: Salad mix, fresh spinach dip, bucket of dough for pizza crusts (lunch), and the drawer holds tons of cheese and some danish dough.


 

 

 

 

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Five chickens hacked into pieces and frozen in a marinade of rosemary, lemon, dijon, garlic, and more rosemary. (If I grill this, I add rosemary branches to the fire just before I put the chicken on.)

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Eggs to be deviled.

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Herbed sourdough loaves rising.

Not shown: The rest of tonight's dinner, salmon for dinner tomorrow (with garlic mashed potatoes and this very precisely described salad--feta, cranberries, walnuts, raspberry vinagrette), any of breakfast (eggs, pancakes, bacon, hash browns--one of these kids has been living in farming country and got  used to old-fashioned country breakfasts), or the stash of chocolate and alcohol for the cook.

There will be "after" shots for comparison. Wish me luck.

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