Wednesday, May 09, 2007

This Blog is 2 Years Old

On May 11th Factorytown will be 2 years old. To celebrate I am holding a virtual potluck dinner that will last the entire month of May. Please tell me what you are bringing in the comments section.

I have written a little under 100 posts during the first 2 years. The first month, May 2005, I posted about 25 times. Most were poems that I had previosly written. The first post was Yellow Car. It is a prose poem that won 3rd or 4th place in a contest back in 1998. The judges were friends of mine and there were 4 entries. I won a certificate for a pizza. My later to be wife and I ate the pizza a few days later.

I invite the readers of this blog to click on the "May 2005" link in the archives to see how it all began. Thanks for reading!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am goona clean out my fridge and bring a bunch of leftovers. I got some three week old egg salad with blue green mold on top.

11:22 AM, May 09, 2007  
Anonymous Dave said...

Happy Blogday, Fred!

How does one consume virtual food?

2:13 PM, May 09, 2007  
Blogger Fred Garber said...

Thanks Dave! I would use a virtual the case of the moldy egg salad...I would have some virtual Rolaids ready!

2:57 PM, May 09, 2007  
Blogger MB said...

Happy Blogday, Fred!! I enjoyed reading May 2005, thanks for suggesting it.

I remember you mentioning this potluck idea a while ago at Patry's. I'll bring a spinach and strawberry salad. It has a yogurt dressing spiced with cardamom. What are you bringing?

12:09 PM, May 11, 2007  
Blogger Fred Garber said...

MB...that sounds so good! You must publish the recipe! I will be pit-roasing a whole goat with lots of garlic, olive oil and rosemary. Since this is a virtual feast, I have asked my long deceased Aunt Clara for some fried chicken.

12:44 PM, May 11, 2007  
Blogger MB said...

It all sounds good! The salad is easy and there's really no recipe. The dressing is yogurt (vanilla, or plain with honey) with cardamom to taste. Sliced strawberries drenched in the dressing, heaped on a bed of fresh spinach ... all nestled in a nicely glazed broad bowl. I guess I use a cup of yogurt for a big box of berries? Can't wait to try your Aunt Clara's fried chicken!

11:01 AM, May 14, 2007  
Blogger Fred Garber said...

MB...thanks for the recipe...think that I will try it tonight. You will like aunt Clara's fried chicken! By the way her sister Emma(also deceased) is bring her famous watermelon pickles.

12:03 PM, May 14, 2007  
Blogger Beth said...

This sounds like a great party! I hope I'm not too late -- but surely the leftovers will be good? Sure hope some of those watermelons pickles are left. I'll contribute Persian cucumbers in yogurt with mint, and some homemade baklava for dessert - it will be perfect with the goat.

8:09 AM, May 15, 2007  
Blogger Fred Garber said... are not late. Plenty of food is left. Aunt Emma made a gallon jar of the watermelon pickles. I just found a small jar of Aunt Georgia's pickled peaches. they were by the front door. She must have left them there last night. Oh those cukes sound great! And are killing me!

9:04 AM, May 15, 2007  
Anonymous Aunt Georgia said...

I rang the doorbell for ten minutes. You always were won to sleep thru anything! Now Freddy do not eat all of those pickles yourself!

9:09 AM, May 15, 2007  
Anonymous Aunt Emma said...

Ditto for my watermelon pickles. Save some for the guests. I am wondering if Beth could get some seeds to grow those Persian cucumbers.

9:11 AM, May 15, 2007  
Anonymous Aunt Clara said...

Freddy you forgot to mention that I brought mashed potatoes and chicken gravy. I made the gravy from the chicken drippings in the skillet after I fried the chicken. Don't eat all the drum sticks!

9:14 AM, May 15, 2007  
Blogger Fred Garber said...

Aunt Georgia....too late...I already ate half of the pickled peaches and I am hiding the rest. I might have been taking a shower when you rang the doorbell.

Aunt Emma...You made so many watermelon pickles! I am not sure if Beth has any seeds. But let me ask you this....they let you have a garden where you are are at? And by the way where are you?

Aunt Clara....How could I forget the mashed potatoes and gravy? Will you forgive me? Is Uncle Oscar coming?

9:48 AM, May 15, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm dropping off my new fish taco recipe with tequilla aoli sauce. Yummy. If I can find the pork ice cream I've been trying to locate, I'll bring it, also. Congrats on two years!

10:24 AM, May 15, 2007  
Blogger Fred Garber said...

Debbie ...I know it is tacos and Schwans Pork Swirl ice tacos sounds so fintastic and that ice cream always makes me feel one with the universe...hogistic sort of feeling

10:34 AM, May 15, 2007  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

I don't cook much these days, but I'll be happy to bring the wine. Every good blog day anniversary deserves a little wine.

11:17 PM, May 21, 2007  
Blogger Fred Garber said...

Patry...great....Just found out that one of my tea-totaling but drink in private long dead uncles is coming. He knows I know and will be discrete. Could I trouble you to bring a corkscrew? I broke mine over the weekend.

8:43 AM, May 22, 2007  
Anonymous damien garber said...

can you deep fry watermelon pickles? i think i might have some cat food around here somewhere...

9:48 PM, May 30, 2007  
Blogger Fred Garber said...

You can fry anything! Is the cat food wet? If so we will call it pate' and serve it with some little crackers. We could shred a hard boiled egg over it to make it look good. If the cat food is hard use it as filler in a nice meatloaf.

8:46 AM, May 31, 2007  

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