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Texas G2G - Spring 2019 Edition

At the Elf Party we started talking ideas for the next Texas g2g. We decided on the Hill Country area with a possible side trip into Austin. Think cabins instead of hotels, btw. We might be going a little rustic** this g2g.

Edited to narrow down the choice of dates:

April 26-28

And starting the list of possible suspects for the shenanigans:





Tred & Sandaway

lieshurt - maybe


jjct - maybe

poopylala - maybe

Sazzy - maybe

Punky - maybe

mos - maybe

a couple or three oldtimers (including one that claims he'd need im-Moo-nity from the shenanigans) - ?

**not so rustic that we won't have indoor plumbing and wifi

PS - if you know any SIers that might be interested but don't hang out on SI any more, please spread the word. I've contacted all the SIers I'm friends with on fb, but I know I'm not connected with all of the usual Texas g2g peeps there.

[This message edited by inconnu at 1:53 PM, January 27th (Sunday)]

23 comments posted: Friday, January 11th, 2019

next time the bar is open..

I'll take one of these.

17 comments posted: Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Houston mini-g2g aka dinner - anyone interested?

Edited to add: we decided on April 7th. Location will be sent out by PM, so please post here or PM me if you want to be included.

I swear the last time some of us had dinner we talked about doing this regularly, but it's been months and months. I seem to remember MOS said that we're supposed to pick somewhere that serves tequila the next time, too.

So, who's up for meeting for dinner in the Houston area? How does either Sat. March 24th or Sat. April 7th work for people? Please suggest other days that might work better.

[This message edited by inconnu at 6:27 PM, March 24th (Saturday)]

19 comments posted: Monday, March 5th, 2018

what's your favorite Christmas cookie?

I love the idea of the decorated sugar cookies, but mostly I'm too lazy to make them.

16 comments posted: Monday, December 18th, 2017

ya know it's Monday when...

10 minutes into your commute, you realize you left your coffee on the kitchen counter.

5 comments posted: Monday, November 27th, 2017

Thanksgiving - what's on your menu?

As some of you know, at my house we refer to this meal as our annual Carb Lover's Feast.

We also typically make the traditional meal, only tweaked a bit. We'll be having:

turkey - spatchcocked, dry brined, then smoked (at least I think that's the plan. My son may tell me differently next weekend.)

smashed baby new potatoes with creme fraiche

the ultimate homemade green bean casserole from

macaroni and cheese made with English cheddar cheese with chives and shallots

roasted rainbow carrots

stuffing - typically a cornbread based recipe, but I may try something different this year


homemade cranberry jelly

and since I learned at the g2g that jpapa hosted that there needs to be at least 3 desserts - apple cider pound cake, something chocolate, and something else that I haven't figured out yet. Possibly the infamous crack, since I now have the recipe.

What are all y'all having?

[This message edited by inconnu at 1:55 PM, November 12th (Sunday)]

25 comments posted: Sunday, November 12th, 2017

hey Houston peeps! is it dinner time yet?

At the last Houston g2g, several of us talked about planning some regularly scheduled dinners, aka mini g2gs, in the central Houston area.

I think it's time to start planning the first dinner.

Edited to Add: the date is set for Saturday May 27th. The exact time and location to be determined, but it will not be posted in this thread. PMs will be sent out instead. If anyone is lurking but would be interested in meeting up with us, please either post in the thread so I know to send you the details, or PM me.

[This message edited by inconnu at 6:16 PM, April 28th (Friday)]

33 comments posted: Thursday, April 20th, 2017

what's for dinner tonight?

I'll be throwing together a charcuterie board, pouring some wine, and enjoying a picnic style dinner with SO.

2 comments posted: Saturday, March 11th, 2017

opening the bar - tequila shots for DS

to a most special lady. thank you for showing us what love, acceptance, authenticity, and mostly, what courage is. we love you, and you will be so very missed.

to DS -

52 comments posted: Monday, December 26th, 2016

Texas - any interest in a Hill Country wine tour g2g?

Just an idea that's been floating around in my head for a while so I thought I'd toss it out there to see if there's enough interest to warrant me looking into pricing, lodging, wineries, etc.

I don't have any particular time/date/month in mind, although spring or fall would be better, I think.

ETA - I had suggested some weekends in April later this thread, but since MH is going ahead with the annual Texas St. Paddy's Day g2g, I'm going to postpone this one. Don't worry though, I am not going to forget about this idea.

[This message edited by inconnu at 6:24 PM, January 27th (Friday)]

29 comments posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2016

raspberry cream mimosas

I am having some, for my birthday.

There is steak and lobster for dinner, with chocolate mousse cake for dessert.

Jealous yet?

6 comments posted: Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Thanksgiving - what's on your menu?

As some of you may remember, we call this holiday Carb Lover's Feast Day at my house so obviously there will be plenty of carbs on the table here.

What are the rest of y'all planning to have?

22 comments posted: Thursday, November 19th, 2015

awfully quiet down here for a Friday night

so, a little wine

some music

and ya just never know what's gonna happen in the ol' SI bar. we just may have people dancing on tables, or something...

8 comments posted: Friday, November 6th, 2015

wonderful things are happening in my kitchen

ds23 usually makes salsa at Christmas time but I convinced him (er...bribed him with a pressure canner) to make it early this year.

Earlier this week he made this

and today he started on the red

3 comments posted: Friday, August 21st, 2015

hey bartender...

it's a lemon drop kind of evening, don't you think?

5 comments posted: Saturday, July 4th, 2015

MH, you're the best!!

I'm an elf!!!

13 comments posted: Saturday, December 6th, 2014

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