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July 23rd SoCal Roundup! 
Jun. 22, 2011 10:32 am 
Updated: Jul. 23, 2011 3:53 pm
It will have been two whole months since Mauigirl hosted her Vegas Bash, and I'm getting lonely for my AR friends!  So I decided to open up my home to all my friends (whether I have met you or not) on Saturday, July 23rd at 11:00 A.M.  If you live ANYWHERE within 200 miles of the Long Beach-Huntington Beach area---OR if you are planning a Disneyland or Los Angeles visit, you really need to set aside some time and come to meet us!  I could never do something like this alone, so Baking Nana has graciously offered her services to make this all come together!  We are going to grill hamburgers, and all we'd ask of you is to bring a side dish or a hamburger relish dish to help out with the food.  There are already a few who I know would like to come--regulars on the Buzz!  If you are interested or would like more information, please email me at this address:  cookingbug@yahoo.com.  I will then give you more information.  PLEASE COME!!!!
Jun. 22, 2011 10:57 am
Just sent you an email-won't be back from vacation until late on the 23rd.
Jun. 22, 2011 11:03 am
I'll be there!! I'll send you an e-mail right now :-)
Jun. 22, 2011 11:17 am
I am in! :)
Jun. 22, 2011 11:24 am
How late Keni? You always seem to squeak out of our Great get together's young Man!. LOL J/K.:):) What would you like me to bring Honey? Don't tell me, I will figure it out. BN is cooking? I am sssooo IN! Come on folks!! Join us! Thanks Marianne:)
Jun. 22, 2011 11:32 am
I'm so in!! Anything I can do to help out let me know. I live pretty close to you. Thanks...sounds like a great time already!!
Jun. 22, 2011 11:48 am
Ba'Nana took the words right out of my mouth - I am in! (=
Jun. 22, 2011 11:51 am
It will be early evening Patty Cakes. I thought I would be able to make this one. If it was only Sunday.
Jun. 22, 2011 11:55 am
I haven't been to the LA area in years...wish I could swing it now, but two kids in college and two trips to NYC last year have put our traveling on hold for a bit. I know you'll be a fab hostess, Marianne.
Jun. 22, 2011 11:55 am
Ken, make your vacation to Disneyland again and you can swing by on your way home (=
Jun. 22, 2011 12:34 pm
Waaaahhh! I'm in Texas! Too far!
Jun. 22, 2011 12:58 pm
Oh, yay! We've got lots coming! This will be a real fun one. I am so sorry mauigirl and Ken won't be able to make it! Bibi, it just isn't THAT far!
Jun. 22, 2011 1:14 pm
Clover, I am so glad Ba'Nana will help me! I need all the help I can get!
Jun. 22, 2011 1:35 pm
Noemi!!!!!! I haven't seen you around here in a looooong time. I really hope to make Marianne. I do have a kiddies party at, of course, 11am! Maybe I can leave there early and drop in on yours. If I do go, like I said...sign me up for my artichoke dip.
Jun. 22, 2011 1:51 pm
Perfect, lovecakes. We'll be here for a while! Patty and xray could possibly even bring their daughters, I think---at least they are welcome! That artichoke dip HAS to come with you for sure!
Jun. 22, 2011 2:51 pm
Oh how I wish I could join in - - I'm afraid I'm on the opposite side of world from ya'll - Florida - - but I hope ya'll have a great time!
Jun. 22, 2011 3:43 pm
Thanks, luv2cook! I know you'll be there in spirit!
Jun. 22, 2011 4:51 pm
Oh Man!!! I SO wish I could come:(
Jun. 22, 2011 5:15 pm
Carrie, isn't it time for you to visit Hollywood?
Jun. 22, 2011 6:09 pm
Hi Marianne, my precious cutie! You know I'll be there and bringing my lovely daughter to meet all of our friends that I talk about so often. I'll bring sangria ingredients and a side dish. Undecided at the moment but something good. I don't make good desserts so that's out. Any word from mauigirl? Can't wait to see everyone!!!!! xoxoxoxox
Jun. 22, 2011 6:10 pm
Oh my goodness, I will truly be with you all in spirit! If I win the lottery....you can count me in!
Jun. 22, 2011 6:11 pm
Well, HECK!!! We will be in SoCal from Monday, July 11-Monday, July 18th for a big family Anniversary Bash. We're about a week early. HECK again!
Jun. 22, 2011 6:18 pm
Yeah! Cathy is in (with her Sangria too!) Woot Hoot - Bibi - you know where the airport is? Come on girl! Noemi - can't wait to see you again.! HOOT!
Jun. 22, 2011 6:19 pm
Candice! Gosh darn! What is the heck with that timing? Huh?
Jun. 22, 2011 6:26 pm
Argh! Crying in my beer (if I drank beer, that is.) The following weekend I will be in Kansas City for the midwest reunion. Can't wait to see Cat and the rest of the gang, plus some new faces.
Jun. 22, 2011 6:27 pm
dang...i gotta hit hit the lottery too! cindy lepp and i are planning a southern roundup in september...i'll be thinking of ya great folks...have a great time my california gals!
Jun. 22, 2011 6:33 pm
Ba'Nana, trying to find a time or day we can break away to come see you if you're available. I'll send you an e-mail.
Jun. 22, 2011 6:35 pm
Absolutely Candice - we can do a little round up! WOOT HOOT!
Jun. 22, 2011 6:53 pm
xraybarb-trust me, if I could I would. Really wanted to make this one.
Jun. 22, 2011 7:53 pm
Yay, Cathy! Just bring the sangria! Nothing else needed! Wyatt, Candice, Gary, Sweet Magnolia Blossom, you will all be sorely missed! But you will be there in spirit! And we will know that.
Jun. 23, 2011 5:06 am
Cannot go to CA this year but I will be there in spirit too! You will all have a wonderful time.
Jun. 23, 2011 5:48 am
Sorry about that, Lucky Noodles. We'll take photos, though.
Jun. 23, 2011 6:21 am
Have a wonderful time ladies & gents! I rarely get out that far...but if I do...would love to meet ya! Have fun & take lots 'o pics.
Jun. 23, 2011 6:37 am
Marianne, where are you in So Cal? Sounds like great fun!
Jun. 23, 2011 6:48 am
sorry, I see it now. I could make it a little vacation!
Jun. 23, 2011 6:56 am
have a great time, maybe this time I will box up some critters and send them down for you to let loose in your back yard as a momento of me. Anything wreaking havoc should make you think of me?
Jun. 23, 2011 7:01 am
Koriekiss, I think you should definitely come down for a vacation! Redneck, have you some specific critters in mind? Yes, havoc and rng do go together! :)
Jun. 23, 2011 7:03 am
Saveur, you need to come and gather in some air wafting up from the beach!
Jun. 23, 2011 8:04 am
Gderr~Would love to help with the southern roundup! Kepp me updated!
Jun. 23, 2011 8:09 am
Awww Marianne I can't make this one either! I'll be in Palm Springs that weekend with my mom and my sister. We're doing a little girls trip before my wedding!! Have fun and take a ton of pictures. So sad I'm going to miss it....AGAIN!
Jun. 23, 2011 8:13 am
Oh, heck, K-Dub! That's too bad! We'll take tons of photos!
Jun. 23, 2011 8:38 am
I will have to see if we will be in the Seal Beach area. Sounds fun!
Jun. 23, 2011 9:33 am
Sounds like it will be a blast ! Will be thinking about y'all and send some Arizona heat your way !!! (was 118 yesterday:/)
Jun. 23, 2011 9:49 am
I live a 10 hour drive north...I don't know that I can swing it, but I would LOVE to meet you guys!
Jun. 23, 2011 10:31 am
Ahhhh - K-Dub -- shoot - we will miss you!
Jun. 23, 2011 10:32 am
Lissa - that is a long drive. Sure wish you could make it.
Jun. 23, 2011 10:33 am
Sharyl4 - keep your heat please - we have enough of our own. :) Wish you could come though.
Jun. 23, 2011 11:09 am
Koriekiss - Do you want to ride with me?!?! You drive to my house and we can ride together in my car the rest of the way!
Jun. 23, 2011 1:02 pm
Awww... Would love to meet u guys, but impossible due to my being on the other side of the world.. Well, hope u guys have loads of fun & pls post lotsa pics for those if us who can't be there... I love putting faces to names :)
Jun. 23, 2011 1:04 pm
I would love to meet all you ladies but I'm a bit too far away. I'm hoping someone will do a northern california round up and I would be there for sure! Have a great time and please take a bunch of pictures!!
Jun. 23, 2011 1:09 pm
I am feeling so left out :( Will be leaving for work on Maui July21 WAAHHHHHHH! Drink a toast to me :)
Jun. 23, 2011 2:26 pm
Man, sure sounds like fun! I wish I could go, but I am too far away to make it happen. My darling daughter will be in the area though, so if you want a bratty 14 year old dropping by, I could send her your way lol!
Jun. 23, 2011 3:11 pm
cuppycake, missykitty, Puck---We understand that it is so far away! Puck, send your daughter---have her bring her camera! We will think of everyone who can't make it!
Jun. 23, 2011 3:12 pm
Mauigirl-----we'll miss you greatly! You can send us an aloha!
Jun. 23, 2011 3:38 pm
MissyKitty, I'm with you for NorCal! I live in the middle of nowhere so I'm not a good locale for hostess.
Jun. 23, 2011 3:55 pm
Oh darn, H and I will be in Monterey Bay that weekend. I'll be thinking of you all! Have a drink or two or three or more for me :) (((HUGS TO ALL)))
Jun. 23, 2011 3:56 pm
Hey Lissa, you're not to far from me :)
Jun. 23, 2011 3:58 pm
And you too missykitty, not too far away :)
Jun. 23, 2011 4:06 pm
I am thinking that I can make that one Marianne. I will let you know.
Jun. 23, 2011 4:54 pm
Thanks, Marianne, we will have a great time. Just talked to my boss and got my assingment for that week... Detroit! A different coast, for sure! You guys have a wonderful time!!!!
Jun. 23, 2011 5:23 pm
Northern California IS a long way away! Too bad, Celeste! You could have visited your old haunts! Cookin! That would be so GREAT if you could come! Oh, wow! Get it planned! And Saveur, SoCal is a lot different than Detroit!
Jun. 23, 2011 6:42 pm
Well, Marianne you know I won't be there. Thought you might like to know you, too, have a double. http://allrecipes.com/cook/18555862/profile.aspx. Just now ran across her while looking at random recipes.
Jun. 23, 2011 7:25 pm
Marie, there is another Marianne who puts ~ ~ these on either side of her name. I do wish you would come sometime, though! I know.....
Jun. 24, 2011 5:30 pm
I'll be there in spirit!!!!
Jun. 24, 2011 10:02 pm
Hey...I have an idea. Why don't you move it to Big Island????
Jun. 24, 2011 11:09 pm
Celeste-Santa Rosa-I go there all the time for Costco and World Market! I live about and hour + 15 min north!
Jun. 25, 2011 3:32 am
I was thinking that Julie should go to Hawaii by way of Seal Beach . . . She can still leave on the 21st, then she can fly out of So Cal late 7/23 - Heck! Ba'Nana or I - or Keri or Cathy - could drop her off at Ontario Airport on our way home from Marianne's to take of to Maui (=
Jun. 25, 2011 7:19 am
Elizabeth, maybe you could RUN down! Mauigirl, wouldn't that be fun! We need someone with a lot of money to win the lottery so they can take us all (ala Oprah). Barb, isn't THAT a good idea! Hey, maui!
Jun. 25, 2011 7:51 am
I would love to come, but already planned something that day. its my birthday. Next time , you planned another SoCal round up, include me in the loop.
Jun. 25, 2011 8:52 am
raineboe, please email (address up above) me so I have your info! Have fun on your birthday!
Jun. 25, 2011 9:18 am
To bad I'll be in LA the weekend before:(
Jun. 25, 2011 2:34 pm
So will Candice, SWEETJAM! Maybe you can all meet up!
Jun. 25, 2011 2:34 pm
Just a long layover in So Cal, Julie =D
Jun. 25, 2011 4:10 pm
I wish I could be there! I am having the Missouri Roundup July 29th and I am so looking forwward to it. You are in good hands with Baking Nana and I wish you both could be here at mine :) but I do have some great gals coming. Magnolia Blossom again is driving across 2 states to be here. You will have such a great time!!!
Jun. 25, 2011 4:23 pm
Awww, Cat Hill. I wish I could come to yours, too. But you have great Magnolia with you! How lucky!
Jun. 27, 2011 12:39 pm
Barb, Under any other conditions, I could do that cuz I fly standby through LAX. The thing that prevents me from a side trip is that my brother is getting married on that Sunday 24th on the beach and Mike and I are his witnesses. Otherwise, I would SO be there :(
Jun. 27, 2011 12:57 pm
Oh, Julie, I was joshing you - because we want you there. We understand that we all have lives and can't all be there! You owe us NO explanations (= Though brother's wedding definitely trumps an AR gathering - just a bit =D
Jun. 27, 2011 1:56 pm
Marianne, it just seems to be something about Missouri that makes it harder to get to for some :)(: Maui or Missouri? Las Vegas or Missouri? California or Missouri? What a choice! LOL! But you are so right Magnolia Blossom is a peach! I am so lucky she gets to come back. Wish you were going to be here too. Maybe next time :)
Jun. 28, 2011 1:32 pm
I know you'll have a blast; please upload plenty of pictures!
Jun. 28, 2011 2:00 pm
I am so looking forward to this! Yippee!!!
Jun. 28, 2011 2:15 pm
It's coming up fast!
Jun. 29, 2011 3:37 pm
You all are making me jealous...so please just pipe down!!! LOL
Jun. 29, 2011 3:53 pm
Me too Maggie, me too! I'm about ready to add you all to my guest list for the wedding. How about an AR gathering/wedding in Ventura County??? Instead of me paying a caterer we can all bring a dish! ha ha ha ha Have a wonderful time ladies!!!
Jun. 29, 2011 6:32 pm
What a wonderful wedding reception that would be!!!
Jun. 30, 2011 12:27 am
How fun, Kelly! You know we'd do it, too! OR Baking Nana can cater and we can all be her minions (= Btw, have I told you how much I love your avatar? I know I've mentioned it - but not sure if you were around . . .
Jun. 30, 2011 8:26 am
Thank you Barb!!! I am so happy with our photographer....she really knows how to capture the moment! Miss you girl, hope all is well!
Jul. 6, 2011 12:42 pm
I would gladly be one of baking Nana's minions!!! :)
Jul. 23, 2011 3:53 pm
Hope you all are having a great time!
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When I was first married more than 40 years ago, I bought a bag of peanuts from someone "giving" them away for some charitable organization. Naive, yes. I made a meatloaf (supposedly a very good recipe) using those stale, sour nuts and ended up throwing the "result" against the sink when my husband suggested that perhaps this was not really an edible meal. I have since learned better ways to handle disappointments!
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