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Second Blogger Meet-Up Nude Dinner Party

Well the day is finally here. Tonight almost forty of my blogging friends will converge on my home and hopefully enjoy a mostly organic meal in their most organic selves. The table is set including place cards for seating, the music has been chosen and and the host is mentally preparing for a houseful of guests. Last year a few people felt a little uncomfortable with total nudity so this year the lighting has been altered and candles will be the only light in the dining room. Furthermore if you are not happy with your menu, there will be plenty of food to choose from everyone elses main course but I do hope you are pleased.

Most of you know that I love cooking and that is the basis for this faux dinner party. Since the first dinner party I threw went so well I wanted to have yet another one. It would have been nice to invite everyone from last time and all the new friends, however not everyone is still blogging and not everyone still visits here regularly. Let’s not focus on the past though. Enjoy this evening to the fullest. If you were not a regular visitor here when I decided to do this last December but you would like to join in; feel free. Your menu will be the Unexpected But Invited Guests. Keep in mind that this is a nude party but do not take it seriously. It’s just a little bit of fun.

Click on your name to see your menu. Names that include an asterisk were also in attendance at the first Dinner Party.

Unexpected But Invited Guests


* Cherlyn Cochrane

Mai Mergili

* Yuuki Chan

* Iron Cook Carl


Michelle Teoh

Tom Baker

Te’Kia Miller

Ina Schroders-Zeeders


* Jia Xin

* Judy Santiago

Prinsesa Musang

Deborah Bryan


Chris King

Brittany Wood

* Rish Mangubat

David (1MereMortal)

* Rose Reynolds


Ruth Ligget

Giovanna Rodriguez

* Sylvia Garza

Paul Orr

Janie Blim

* Blaga Todorova


Isadora De La Vega

Kim Koning






* Seth Winternight

* Chris Ferrell


Dinner Conversation

Since we are obviously not really getting together, I thought it might be fun if we simulated dinner conversation. If you don’t mind (and in keeping with the spirit of fun and fellowship), share two things below in the comment section that might come up in casual dinner talk between we bloggers. If you can think of at least two things about yourself that you have never shared with your blog readers, please enlighten us here. Inquiring minds want to know. Maybe what you think of might only come up after a few glasses of wine! Think carefully.

Many thanks for humoring me and coming to the dinner my friends! In lieu of a mini blogging conference when we wake up tomorrow you will be treated to February’s guest blogger, Mai Mergili. Mai’s post is about her passion for photography and fashion. Enjoy!

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Party Bread

December did not turn out to be the food month I had planned and I’ve been busier lately than I usually am so I thought to myself, why not steal someone else’s post! Immediately after seeing this post I knew I was making this on New Year’s Day.

What do you think about this beautiful appetizer?

New Year’s Eve will be upon us in six short days. Now, ask yourself this questions: are you properly prepared to celebrate?

If you don’t have all the ingredients to make this Party Bread, then the answer is: no.

You see, I’ve been ringin’ in the New Year with this cheesy, buttery, heavenly bread for as long as I can remember, and I don’t think I could celebrate without it. It is so insanely good; we’re talking blow-your-mind-all-the-way-to-the-moon-and-back good. You won’t even be able to wrap your head around the utter deliciousness of this hot, cheesy bread.

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Philly Cheesesteak

Two of the bloggers who participated in the meme yesterday were from Philadelphia and my guest blogger Iron Cook Carl is from Willow Grove which is just outside of Philadelphia. With his help I was able to put this post together to at least begin my month of food related posts. I was inspired to post my recipe for a Philly Cheesesteak and see what you think about it. If you have never had an authentic cheesesteak I’m going to ask you to never get one. What you talkin’ bout Willis?

Let me explain. Authentic Philadelphia Cheesesteaks use Cheez Whiz. Personally Cheez Whiz belongs on a cheesesteak the same way vomit belongs on your cereal. It’s culinary sacrilege. There are many variations to the cheesesteak as far as what kind of cheese to use: mozzarella, provolone or white American.  Whether or not you want sautéed onions, hot peppers, mushrooms, banana peppers, bell peppers, salt and pepper, or with the addition of shredded lettuce and tomatoes, the all powerful cheesesteak hoagie! Ketchup and mayonnaise are also optional but if you put mayonnaise on a cheesesteak don’t think about sitting at the same table with me. You have to eat somewhere else. I do feel that strongly bout it!

So you know Cheez Whiz is out! The one constant in a Philly Cheesesteak is the bread. True cheesesteak aficionados only use Amoroso long rolls to make their sandwiches. When making a cheesesteak do not use Steak-Ums. Get a butcher to cut thinly sliced rib-eye or top round for you. It is easier to purchase the roast, freeze it and bring it back to the butcher to get it sliced as thin as humanly possible.

It is quite possible that if you try to make a cheesesteak with Cheez Whiz crap that you might like it. For that reason you should try to make it with either provolone, mozzarella or white American cheese first. Then after that, you won’t like it with Cheez Whiz. I guarantee! Wanna make one? Or better yet, let me make it for you.

Philadelphia Cheesesteak
Prep Time 15:00 minutes, Makes two sandwiches
In other words, serves one

1 medium onion, sliced thin
12 ozs. thinly sliced rib-eye steak
Four slices provolone cheese
Two slices mozzarella
2 Amoroso rolls, sliced but not through ends
Mushrooms (optional)
Bell peppers (optional)
Goya Adobo seasoning to taste

Sauté onions on low flame until translucent in fry pan. Remove the onions and turn heat up to medium. Cook the meat until brown and add seasoning to taste. Add onions back into pan and separate contents into two piles. Place the cheese on top of the piles of onions and meat to melt. Cover with open rolls. When cheese is melted use spatula to fold meat and onions into roll. Serve with pickle, French fries and ketchup. Mmm mmm great!

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On a side note: some bloggers from yesterday’s meme are under the impression they can only visit blogs that they have never visited or commented on before. Not so. As long as you do visit the sites you don’t normally or have never visited, you can also visit and comment on all the other blogs that participated as well. Also another blogger who had difficulties with scheduling has her meme answers posted; visit Disjointed Rhymings to read and comment.

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