MSSF Culinary Blog

October Feast

Posted on 15 September 2010 by Pat George

The MSSF Culinary Group will meet Monday, October 4, 2010, at 7 pm, SF County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 9th and Lincoln, SF.

As usual, reservations are required and must be made no later than Thursday, September 30th this month. To make a reservation contact Pat George at (510) 204-9130 or plgeorge33@yahoo.com. We limit the number of diners to 60, including cooks.

Culinary Group dinners are open only to MSSF members in good standing and their guests.
The dinner price will be $16.00, $15.00 for students. Remember to bring your own tableware, beverage and an appetizer to share. Members are listed by city in the back of the membership roster should you (wisely) choose to carpool.

OUR MENU FOR THIS MONTH OUR VOLUNTEER COOKS
New Mexico style pulled pork with bolete sauce George Collier
Southwestern Salad Sandy Waks
Rice David Eichorn
Squash Casserole Carol Hellums
Dessert George Willis

Our next Culinary Group dinner will be on November 1, 2010.

More Notes:

  • Please help clean up and put away chairs after the dinner.
  • Consider taking photos at the dinner for our website.

SEE YOU AT THE DINNER…
Pat

THE MSSF CULINARY GROUP SEASON RETURNS!

Posted on 27 August 2010 by Pat George

September starts the new cooking and dining season with our annual POTLUCK, your chance to fix a favorite dish and impress us all. Or maybe try something new and you will still impress us. As for most potlucks, participants bring enough to serve 8 to 12 people. Naturally, we love to eat mushrooms at the dinners but we love good food in general so dishes without mushrooms are welcome also.

Because of Labor Day, our first meeting will be on
Tuesday, September 7, 2010.

We start at 7 pm at the San Francisco County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 9th and Lincoln, San Francisco.
Enter the left wing of the building from inside the park.

Be sure to bring your own tableware as the venue does not provide dishes, etc. Also, bring your favorite beverage.
Unlike our other dinners, reservations are not required this time. We will collect $8.00 from each person to pay for the use of the facility and the required security person.

We will not have our fabulous raffle this dinner as our rafflemeister may be out of town. We will resume enjoying this activity in October.

If you have questions about the Culinary Group call me at (510) 204-9130 or e-mail plgeorge33@yahoo.com.
If you haven’t joined yet, what are you waiting for?
See you there,
PAT

MSSF Summer Picnic – Sunday, Aug.22, Joaquin Miller Park

Posted on 27 July 2010 by Pat George

Don’t miss our grand summer picnic. MSSF members and friends meet at the Redwood Glen Picnic area, Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, on Sunday, August 22nd. Bring something to grill, a dish and beverages to share (excluding hard liquor as per our permit), and other picnic stuff including place settings. The MSSF will provide charcoal and good company. Don’t leave valuables in your car, please.

M is for May, Mushrooms and MORELS

Posted on 23 April 2010 by Pat George

The MSSF Culinary Group will meet Monday, May 3, 2010, at 7 pm, SF County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 9th and Lincoln, SF.

As usual, reservations are required and must be made no later than Thursday, April 29th this month. To make a reservation contact Pat George at (510) 204-9130 or plgeorge33@yahoo.com. We limit the number of diners to 60, including cooks.

Culinary Group dinners are open only to MSSF members in good standing and their guests.
The dinner price will be $16.00, $15.00 for students. Remember to bring your own tableware, beverage and an appetizer to share. Members are listed by city in the back of the membership roster should you(wisely)choose to carpool.

OUR MENU FOR THIS MONTH OUR VOLUNTEER COOKS
Punch Norm Andresen
Spring Vegetables Paul Plotkin
Rice David Eichorn
Grilled Chicken
with lots of Morels
Lou Prestia & friends
Dessert Liana Hain
Coffee Remo Arancio

NOTE: We do not meet in June, July or August. There will be an MSSF picnic in August. Details are up-coming in the May newsletter and on the website. Our next Culinary Group dinner will be our yearly potluck, the most splendid potluck you can imagine, on September 7, 2010. We do not meet the first Monday that month, September 6, as it is Labor Day. So we are meeting Tuesday instead.

More Notes:

  • We will have our grand raffle again; Curt’s back in town! Bring an interesting raffle item, preferably mushroom themed, and you will get 5 free raffle tickets.
  • Please help clean up and put away chairs after the dinner.
  • Consider taking photos at the dinner for our website.

SEE YOU AT THE DINNER…
Pat

A Welcome to Spring Menu for April

Posted on 31 March 2010 by Pat George

As Easter Sunday is April 5th, we’ve changed our usual first Monday dinner to the following week.

  • Monday, April 12, 2010, 7 pm
  • SF County Fair Building (aka Hall of Flowers) Golden Gate Park, 9th and Lincoln, SF
  • for a lovely Spring dinner.
  • As usual, reservations are required and must be made no later than Friday, April 9th. Late reservations will not be accepted as food orders must be made early for this dinner.
  • To make a reservation contact Pat George at (510) 204-9130 or plgeorge33@yahoo.com.
  • There are only 60 spaces available including the cooks.
  • Culinary Group dinners are open only to MSSF members in good standing and their guests.
  • The dinner price will be $16.00, $15.00 for seniors and students.
  • Remember to bring your own tableware, beverage and an appetizer to share.
  • The MSSF membership roster has a section with members listed by city should you prefer to carpool.
OUR MENU OUR VOLUNTEER COOKS
Punch Norm Andresen
Appetizers Everyone
Salad Liana Hain
Mixed grains pilaf Stephanie Wright
Rabbit in Mustard Sauce Kathleen Madsen & Pat George
Roasted Vegetables George Willis
Asparagus Toni Kiely
Fraisier (layered Genoise with fresh strawberries and a cream filling) Lisa Gorman
Coffee Remo Arancio

NOTES:

  • There will be NO raffle as our rafflemeister, Curt, will be out of the country that night.
  • A black laptop style bag with an “American Society of Hypertension” logo on it and a black and red bag with a pie tin was left at the last dinner.
  • cooks who need large pans for the dinner can obtain them by calling Al Carvajal’s daughter, Catherine at (415) 310-5432.
  • a member would like the recipe for the onions in balsamic appetizer we enjoyed at the Feb. dinner
  • bring containers in case we have leftovers to take home
  • Lisa Gorman lchanterelle@yahoo.com misplaced a large stainless steel lid at the last dinner. Let her know if you found it.
  • We’re recruiting for people to assist with chairing the Culinary Group…

See you at dinner,
Pat