mother


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It's august 6th.

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cjsiege


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Me + kkv123 are in. We are both good for Aug 6. June 25 is good for me. Aug 13 starts getting dicey, with family holidays rolling around toward the 2nd half of Aug.

I'll have to confer with kkv, but she would pound me into the sand if I didn't get us both on record as vehement YES until proven otherwise.

cheron98


quality posts: 123 Private Messages cheron98
mother wrote:Discuss...

Any preferences between the weekend of June 25th, August 6th, and what the heck, August 13th?



I am in this year. I SWEAR.

June 25 and August 6 are better for me, I already have a vacation planned for Aug 20-27 and it would be BAD to be gone two weekends in a row like that, since I fully intend to make this a long weekend. June is the preferable date for me.

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tenuki


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Is there a maybe, I'm REALLY tempted category?

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tiger7610


quality posts: 17 Private Messages tiger7610

August 6th works better for me, so if its then I'm in

rpm


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rpm + swmbo

either 6/25 or 8/6 works, I think

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HitAnyKey42


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I'm also in. At this current time I believe both dates work for me, though my preference would be for 8/6.
I have a Habitat for Humanity house build thing I was going to do on 6/25, but if that's when the Clambake ends up being, they'll just have to do without me.

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klezman


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tenuki wrote:Is there a maybe, I'm REALLY tempted category?



Ditto

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polarbear22


quality posts: 35 Private Messages polarbear22

Count my wife and I in. Prefer June date, but can make either.

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kttest


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Count Cesare and I in. I think August 6 may be better for us, but not definite on that one.

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wkdpanda


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Mother, from all the good things I have heard about the last one, put me in as a definite maybe.

I will start finagling schedules, and see if I can't firm that up soon.

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cjsiege


quality posts: 13 Private Messages cjsiege
tenuki wrote:Is there a maybe, I'm REALLY tempted category?


Dearest maybe'ers: this will fill up within the next 48 hours -- 96 tops. Counting the postings already, we have 11 "you betcha and I will make the date work" within the first 2 hours of the thread going live.

"Maybe" will quickly become waitlist (a.k.a. "so sorry that there is no more room.")

Imagine4vr


quality posts: 22 Private Messages Imagine4vr

Please add me to the yes list if it's in August. June is too soon for me to plan this.

Thanks!

InShadows


quality posts: 1 Private Messages InShadows

Both those dates work for me. I'm in.

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bahwm


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June 25th is not an option for ddeuddeg and me. August 6th is better for us. Is July 30th not an option for you mother?

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bhodilee


quality posts: 32 Private Messages bhodilee
HitAnyKey42 wrote:I'm also in. At this current time I believe both dates work for me, though my preference would be for 8/6.
I have a Habitat for Humanity house build thing I was going to do on 6/25, but if that's when the Clambake ends up being, they'll just have to do without me.



Glad your priorities are in the right place. I figure with the clam shells, you could provide shelter for a family.

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MarkDaSpark


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tiger7610 wrote:August 6th works better for me, so if its then I'm in



Ditto for me. June 25th will be out.


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tiger7610


quality posts: 17 Private Messages tiger7610

Also HAK my goal is to eat 2 lobsters as well, this time I will avoid 2 bowls of the awesome clam chowder. I'm not sure if the recipe for that was every published.

random122


quality posts: 6 Private Messages random122

what's a clambake?

otolith


quality posts: 22 Private Messages otolith

Dammit! This would be so awesome to make. Will have to look at all the pics afterwards to live vicariously.

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UBlink


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This sounds like something the Blinks need to experience - put us in for 2.

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rpm


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UBlink wrote:This sounds like something the Blinks need to experience - put us in for 2.



Outstanding!

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InShadows


quality posts: 1 Private Messages InShadows

By my calculations, June 25th has 2 possible spots left open and August 6th is already 3 over capacity. There are 3 strong maybes.

cj, 96 hours? 15 hours for August 6th.

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polarbear22


quality posts: 35 Private Messages polarbear22
UBlink wrote:This sounds like something the Blinks need to experience - put us in for 2.


You'll love it.

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rpm


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random122 wrote:what's a clambake?



Wikipedia is your friend: New England clam bake


And, the best article on clambakes: Now is the Time to Enjoy an Old-Fashioned Clam-Bake Picnic from the August 10, 1913 New York Times.

These quantities are more or less accurate:

For each person to be fed, one-half chicken, broiler size, one live lobster of about a pound and an half in weight; two or thre hard-shell crabs; two good-sized Irish potatoes, one large sweet potato, two ears of sweet corn, a dozen each of roasting oysters and medium-sized round clams, a peck of "steamers," or long clams, the larger the better; one watermelon for every four persons, and a one-pound fish.

....

If wines are to be served a light Rhine wine is the best, or some rather tart white wine, never a sweet one....



Sausage is also now typical in a good clambake, and are part of Mother's clambake, as are mussels - Guests supply some beer, oceans of wine, of course, as well as breads and desserts in Lucullan amounts .

Note that the white wines of choice in the early 20th century in the US were Rieslings, made in a dry style. Actually, those wines were probably a bit sweeter than we'd prefer today, but they were still much drier than the mass produced sweetish wines (think Liebfraumilch and Blue Nun) many people associate with German wine. And today, we don't think of white Burgundy (Chardonnay), which is the preferred wine with Lobster, as tart. (Though Chablis or Muscadet - for the oysters, of course - could probably be called 'tart' even now).

California wine aside - the top white wine of the California Wine Association pre-Prohibition was a Riesling.

The Official Mother's Wine.Woot Clambakes are a major Northeastern Woot Tradition and an outstanding example of the Clam bake!

Wine-tasting in 8 words:
Pull lots of corks!
Remember what you taste!

HitAnyKey42


quality posts: 29 Private Messages HitAnyKey42
InShadows wrote:By my calculations, June 25th has 2 possible spots left open and August 6th is already 3 over capacity. There are 3 strong maybes.

cj, 96 hours? 15 hours for August 6th.



I could be wrong, but I think mother put those numbers in just as a placeholder and not to state it as capacity. So we should be fine still. Last time we had almost twice that number attend.

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InShadows


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HitAnyKey42 wrote:I could be wrong, but I think mother put those numbers in just as a placeholder and not to state it as capacity. So we should be fine still. Last time we had almost twice that number attend.



*sigh* And I made a nice spreadsheet and everything.

Edit: Added link to spreadsheet. Okay so maybe it's not all that nice but it should be up to date and I can give mother edit access.

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ddeuddeg


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Just to confirm what bahwm said (in case things are really filling up quickly), we definitely can't make it on June 25, but if it's August 6, we'll be there.

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cjsiege


quality posts: 13 Private Messages cjsiege
HitAnyKey42 wrote:I could be wrong, but I think mother put those numbers in just as a placeholder and not to state it as capacity. So we should be fine still. Last time we had almost twice that number attend.


I think that is truly up to mother... Last time, there was a cap at 25 because mother had a number of personal guests as well. Not sure how many personal guests there will be this time. Considering how wonderful last year was, I would not be surprised if mother is getting more inquiries/requests for invites from *that* side of the house as well.

cheron98


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UBlink wrote:This sounds like something the Blinks need to experience - put us in for 2.



Hey UB - two of my area people are transferring to Dallas in June. I hope they get in touch with your area's group

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bahwm


quality posts: 26 Private Messages bahwm
InShadows wrote:*sigh* And I made a nice spreadsheet and everything.


Keep it going! Thanks for doing it.

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justinrsanderson


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(2) votes for August 6th (mine and Katy's). We'll be having our Buffalo wedding reception on June 25.

"If it smells done, it's done. If it smells burnt, it's burnt. If it don't smell, it ain't done yet."

random122


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rpm wrote:
The Official Mother's Wine.Woot Clambakes are a major Northeastern Woot Tradition and an outstanding example of the Clam bake!



Wow, thanks for all the info. I was thinking that clambake was an official woot term. Haha. But, in any case, it sounds absolutely amazing!

kkv123


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cjsiege wrote:Me + kkv123 are in. We are both good for Aug 6. June 25 is good for me.

I'll have to confer with kkv, but she would pound me into the sand if I didn't get us both on record as vehement YES until proven otherwise.



I am an enthusiastic YES! for either date. Or any other. Simply settle the date and I'll plan life's other events around it as best I may.

A big shout out to CJ for monitoring this thread for me! I've been away on travel without internet access, and returning to find myself down at the bottom of the list AGAIN would have been so deflating.

In the meantime, please know that I've been keeping up with pizza research. Pete's Apizza just opened in my neighborhood, one block away.

bahwm


quality posts: 26 Private Messages bahwm
justinrsanderson wrote:(2) votes for August 6th (mine and Katy's). We'll be having our Buffalo wedding reception on June 25.



May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

ddeuddeg


quality posts: 26 Private Messages ddeuddeg
rpm wrote:Sausage is also now typical in a good clambake, and are part of Mother's clambake, as are mussels - Guests supply some beer, oceans of wine, of course, as well as breads and desserts in Lucullan amounts .

Note that the white wines of choice in the early 20th century in the US were Rieslings, made in a dry style. Actually, those wines were probably a bit sweeter than we'd prefer today, but they were still much drier than the mass produced sweetish wines (think Liebfraumilch and Blue Nun) many people associate with German wine. And today, we don't think of white Burgundy (Chardonnay), which is the preferred wine with Lobster, as tart. (Though Chablis or Muscadet - for the oysters, of course - could probably be called 'tart' even now).

The Official Mother's Wine.Woot Clambakes are a major Northeastern Woot Tradition and an outstanding example of the Clam bake!

Of course, for the clambake at mother's, traditional or not, we have desserts. Pending the date selection, and mother's ability to put up with bahwm and me again, I'll plan on doing a couple of cheesecakes.

"Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


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ddeuddeg


quality posts: 26 Private Messages ddeuddeg
bahwm wrote:

Nearly simultaneous posts. Cosmic!

"Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


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bahwm


quality posts: 26 Private Messages bahwm
ddeuddeg wrote:Nearly simultaneous posts. Cosmic!


+ heart

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rpm


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ddeuddeg wrote:Of course, for the clambake at mother's, traditional or not, we have desserts. Pending the date selection, and mother's ability to put up with bahwm and me again, I'll plan on doing a couple of cheesecakes.



As I said, positively Lucullan!

Wine-tasting in 8 words:
Pull lots of corks!
Remember what you taste!

cjsiege


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InShadows wrote:
cj, 96 hours? 15 hours for August 6th.



I was trying to give people some hope.