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Title: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: ChefPete on June 06, 2011, 09:16:34 PM
Hi Gang,

ChefPete here. :chef:  As some of you know know, I'm a chef/caterer/event planner.  That being said, I've volunteered to organize the Saturday night pop up dinner at Raystown Lake.  I like parties that have themes, but not just your average theme.  You may have already guessed that the theme of this dinner is PURPLE!!   What does that mean? 

Like any potluck, bring your favorite dish. Please reply to this thread with your dish.  BUT, do try to cook with purple or display your dish in purple, and WEAR something purple! Creativity counts, however purple tattoos from 1964 do not count.  ;)  There will be two prizes:  best use of purple in your food contribution and best use of purple on yourself (i.e. costume, hair style, clothing, etc..).   
 
Why purple?   Well...why not?

The dinner will be held lakeside at the Gathering Site, #47 on Saturday Evening.  Food service shall begin at 6PM.  Please have your contributions to the tables by 5:45PM.



Forum User Name                Dinner Contribution                                       
JoeCamperCorn on the Cob & Summer Fruit Salad
ChefPete2 - 6ft Tables, tablecloths, cups, plates, cutlery, 15ft canopy & decorations
ChefPetePurple Meatloaf
ChefPeteIce Tea, Purple Lemonade, Water
SaintPaulaBaked Ziti & Coleslaw w/purple cabbage
BigDawgGangGrilled Eggplant
mdbaird76BigBaked beans, rolls, buns, purple index cards
mtn_bikersCurry Chicken and purple strawberry shortcake
DaveSTeriyaki pork tenderloin & berry cobbler
ChristineVegetable dip and cookies
BiXLLSpicy spanish rice
Marc S.Creamy black bean soup
Team Pop PupApple Vinegar Bean Salad
twstdpearBread pudding w/ caramel sauce
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: JoeCamper on June 06, 2011, 09:30:36 PM
Sounds great, count us in for 'Corn on the Cob' and a nice summer fruit salad. 
I've never made  ??? a nice summer fruit salad but nows a good time.  ::)
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: saintpaula on June 07, 2011, 10:02:59 AM
Sounds great. Thanks for organizing this event. I'll bring Baked Ziti for my picky kids and everyone else.  Not sure yet where to fit in the purple.  I'll have to think about that one.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: saintpaula on June 07, 2011, 01:27:03 PM
You can add coleslaw  with PURPLE cabbage to the list. Also, how risque can we get with our costume?  ::)
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: Tonyride on June 07, 2011, 01:46:50 PM
Paula, you can get as risque as you can without embarassing your kids too much. My kid is only 8.5 months old so there's no embarassing him.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: ChefPete on June 07, 2011, 09:18:33 PM
Paula, the whole point of having kids is to embarass them.  So I say be as Risque as you want!!!   ;D
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: CampingPhil on June 07, 2011, 09:23:54 PM
So flashing a purple jockstrap won't fly - huh....  :rofl:
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: BiXLL on June 08, 2011, 02:48:04 PM
Paula, the whole point of having kids is to embarass them.  So I say be as Risque as you want!!!   ;D
OH BOY!!!!!  Go Paula!!!!!

On a side note, we are really having a hard time with trying to come up with purple food???????? ???
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: JoeCamper on June 08, 2011, 03:03:31 PM
Put anything in a purple bowl or line it with a purple napkin.
Maybe a beverage that's purple or served in purple cups?

Purple Food:
eggplant, plums, prunes, raisins, grapes, Purple figs, Purple grapes, Plums, Raisins, Purple asparagus, Purple cabbage, Purple carrots, Eggplant, Purple Belgian endive, Purple peppers,
Potatoes (purple fleshed)

How about purple jello or grape jello shots?
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: Tonyride on June 08, 2011, 03:06:12 PM
We're bringing grape soda. How's that?
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: thingette1 on June 08, 2011, 03:19:56 PM
A food for thought: Red beet eggs/red beets. Add a little blue food dye. It should make a darker purple.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: CampingPhil on June 08, 2011, 04:12:03 PM
Red and Blue food coloring is your friend.

And remember, its doesn't have to be the food, it could be what its served on or with. Hell, a few years ago Heinz actually made a purple ketchup.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: saintpaula on June 08, 2011, 04:21:03 PM
Peter Piper picked a peck of purple peppers. How many purple peppers did Peter Piper pick.   :idiot2:

Tell me where I can pick purple peppers and I'll bring them to the dinner.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: ChefPete on June 08, 2011, 09:46:06 PM
This is going to be a LOT of fun!  But don't forget to wear purple too! 
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: saintpaula on June 08, 2011, 10:55:49 PM
After reading all of the ideas for purple food and using food coloring, I have been having images in my head all day.  All of the other campers at Raystown will know who is from the CanvasCampers group.  We all will have purple mouths, tongue, teeth and lips on Saturday night.  :hah:
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: BigDawgGang on June 08, 2011, 11:30:05 PM
DW  tells me we will bring grilled egg plant
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: CampingPhil on June 08, 2011, 11:40:29 PM
Vodka Martini mouthwash will fix that.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: ChefPete on June 08, 2011, 11:43:32 PM
I love grilled eggplant.  I know we'll be having purple martinis, but I guess I'd better think of a purple food too, huh?  :chef:
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: twstdpear on June 09, 2011, 09:14:10 AM
After reading all of the ideas for purple food and using food coloring, I have been having images in my head all day.  All of the other campers at Raystown will know who is from the CanvasCampers group.  We all will have purple mouths, tongue, teeth and lips on Saturday night.  :hah:

I was thinking along those lines.  Purple caramel sauce for the bread pudding just seems so wrong, which is why I'm thinking about it.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: CampingPhil on June 09, 2011, 09:52:59 AM
.... and now you see know why Peter always wants some type of theme for a group get together. It gets people thinking and plotting......
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: mdbaird76 on June 09, 2011, 03:32:27 PM
We will bring baked beans, rolls, and buns. We will have to think about the purple effect. We will also bring index cards for the food to be labeled they will be Purple.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: CampingPhil on June 09, 2011, 05:51:38 PM
Purple caramel sauce for the bread pudding just seems so wrong, which is why I'm thinking about it.

Bread pudding, well executed, is one my all time favorites. I have been known to rate restaurants just based on the bread pudding and rum sauce.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: Tonyride on June 09, 2011, 07:59:28 PM
No pressure there.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: mtn_bikers on June 09, 2011, 08:15:40 PM
Put us down for a dessert of some type as well as a main dish TBD. Maybe curry chicken, maybe something else - I have to check my cookbooks to see what looks good.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: twstdpear on June 09, 2011, 10:57:28 PM
Bread pudding, well executed, is one my all time favorites. I have been known to rate restaurants just based on the bread pudding and rum sauce.

Hopefully, we'll live up to your high standards.  I know the first attempt back at French Creek was so-so, but the last couple of batches have improved significantly.  I had more than a couple of people threaten my life (jokingly ... I think) when we didn't bring it to a trip over Memorial Day.

@mtn_bikers:  Mmm...  Purple curry chicken.   What are you making for everyone else?   ;D
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: mtn_bikers on June 10, 2011, 07:41:30 AM
Jeff - - I guess that means you like the curry chicken?? guess I'll stop searching the cookbooks and make that for the Sat diner  ;)

Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: ChefPete on June 10, 2011, 09:08:58 PM
I made Coq au Vin last time, so I guess I can't repeat that.  Maybe a purple potato salad, or a purple meatloaf.  (Or w/purple gravy at the very least!)  Time to pull out the cookbooks.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: mtn_bikers on June 11, 2011, 10:20:13 AM
Put us down for the curry chicken for dinner and a purple strawberry shortcake for dessert.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: DaveS on June 11, 2011, 01:42:40 PM
I'll do my campfire teriyaki pork tenderloin and a berry cobbler.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: Christine on June 11, 2011, 03:17:01 PM
DH and I will bring vegetable dip and cookies.
Don't forget your hiking shoes girls !!!!  ;)
Should arrive Fri around 6.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: BiXLL on June 12, 2011, 09:05:55 AM
We will bring Bev's "Spicy" Spanish rice.  Even with her skepticism, I am going to try to make it PURPLE!!!!!!  LOL
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: saintpaula on June 12, 2011, 02:28:11 PM
Don't forget your dancing shoes for Saturday night too.  :dans2:
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: Marc S. on June 12, 2011, 02:42:28 PM
I'm going to try my hand at creamy black bean soup (it kind of looks purple).
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: BiXLL on June 12, 2011, 03:50:48 PM
Don't forget your dancing shoes for Saturday night too.  :dans2:
I will be needing some campfire beverages for me to have my dancing shoes on!
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: Team Pop Pup on June 14, 2011, 08:37:00 PM
We will be bringing Apple Vinegar Bean Salad.
Looking forward to the long weekend.
We're heading up tomorrow morning.  :dog:
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: CampingPhil on June 14, 2011, 08:45:11 PM
Would everyone please take a moment and check the first message in the topic to see if we have you listed correctly with what you are bringing to the popluck. We want to make sure we fill in the missing items.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: JoeCamper on June 14, 2011, 08:50:52 PM
I have 2ea 5gal drink jugs if you want me to bring them.  I also have a 6ft table if I can find room.  Let me know?

I will be bringing my deep fryer for fresh french fries, maybe purple ketchup  :-\  I'd also like to make funnel cake if I can get my act together.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: BiXLL on June 14, 2011, 08:53:38 PM
I'll throw a table in also, it seems to get used at every rally.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: CampingPhil on June 14, 2011, 09:03:54 PM
I know everyone has some, but we are going to need some extension cords and power strips for all the crock pots.

Joe, we are trying to perfect purple ketchup for the Meatloaf. Actually Heinz used to make an orange, green and purple ketchups.

We have a couple of water jugs, we will be providing purple lemonade and ice water.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: CampingPhil on June 14, 2011, 09:07:31 PM
I'll throw a table in also, it seems to get used at every rally.

Thanks BiXLL - the extra table might be needed.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: twstdpear on June 14, 2011, 09:38:44 PM
I usually have my heavy duty 100' extension cord and a power strip with me when camping. I'll make sure they definitely come this time.

Unless I somehow missed it, we're not on the list: bread pudding w/ caramel sauce.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: CampingPhil on June 14, 2011, 09:54:57 PM
Unless I somehow missed it, we're not on the list: bread pudding w/ caramel sauce.

Added, thanks
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: BiXLL on June 14, 2011, 11:32:18 PM
The forcast is not looking all that good for Thursday and Friday, but I am sure we will still have a blast!
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: BigDawgGang on June 15, 2011, 02:23:22 PM
DW is getting in the spirit of the event.  She got a purple shirts for her and the boys.   Just as long as there are no purple dinosaurs.  I am so glad we are past that stage.  :anono1:
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: mdbaird76 on June 16, 2011, 06:21:40 PM
Not sure if the large coffee pot will be there, but I have Sugar, creamers, 12oz cups, and lids.
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: Bad seed on June 18, 2011, 07:55:49 AM
If I bring a purple camper do I win a prize?
Title: Re: Raystown Lake Saturday Purple Potluck Dinner Details
Post by: ChefPete on June 19, 2011, 07:09:49 PM
Hi Everyone,

I just want to thank you all for a superb Purple Pot Luck.  Sure, Phil and I would love to take credit, but the truth is it was all of you and your wonderful food that made the dinner a smashing success!!  And and a chef, I was very much impressed with the food.  Yes, we always have great food, but having a theme seemed to make everyone kick it up a notch!  Phil and I hope that you'll continue this new tradition even when we're not around to organize it! 

Thanks again for getting into the spirit and having fun!
Pete a.k.a. ChefPete :chef: