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I am starting a new tradition here on the Diner, The 12 Days of Winter Solstice Diner Collapse Potluck Feast & Music Festival:icon_sunny:

These Potluck (Potlach) Feasts and Music Festivals will be held twice a year, at the Winter & Summer Solstice.  Each kicks off on the day of the Solstice, December 21st for the Winter Solstice this year on Planet Earth, this coming Friday.

There are a few rules to this though if you want to partake of the meals we share here inside the Diner.

1- You must contribute either an Appetizer to snack on before the main meal and/or a Side Dish, Salad, Soup, Wine, Beer or Dessert to go with the Main Course.  I will be preparing the Main Course, and I will give a Heads Up the day before what the Main Course will be so you can think about & choose your accompaniment to compliment the Main Course.  The Big Feast Kicks Off around 2PM Alaska time, 6 PM EST.

2- Holiday Themed Music is suggested, but not required.  Add your favorite Tunes to the Playlist for the 12 Days, which finish off on Jan 2nd.

3- There will be a nightly Collapse discussion around the dinner table on a current Hot Topic hitting the newzwires.  All diners at the table are expected to chip in their 2 cents on this topic.


This year the Winter Solstice falls on Fish Friday, and we will kick off with a personal favorite of mine, Alaska King Crab.  :icon_sunny:


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I hate white wine, so that makes wine pairing hard for me on this one. But as a non-tradtional foodie, I have found that a good Pinot noir can be swilled with seafood and it tastes just fine. Who knows where prices will go, what with these Cali fires? Get it while you can.

This Rodney Strong Pinot noir is good...a Russian River Pinot noir, which are among the best, and Rodney Strong is a big outfit that makes a whole lot of wine, so they can sell it pretty cheap. I get it at Sam's Club, which is also where I buy my King crab, btw.  Welcome to America, comrade. Only 15 bucks and change. It's probably what I will serve with Christmas dinner.



Appetizers are not my long suit...but I like a good spinach dip. With decent tortilla chips, not that Frito-lay truckstop (no disrespect intended) quality crap.

I prefer the spinach dip with artichokes and I like the baked version. Bartlett's has this on their menu, a holdover from the day when it was a part of the Houston's chain.





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I hate white wine, so that makes wine pairing hard for me on this one. But as a non-tradtional foodie, I have found that a good Pinot noir can be swilled with seafood and it tastes just fine. Who knows where prices will go, what with these Cali fires? Get it while you can.

I'm non-traditional on wine choices also, and prefer the reds to the whites in general.  Also Pinot Noir is a favorite, along with Merlot.

Nice appetizer!

Good choice for the starter Feast Day!

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What ! No super models or Important Guy's drinkin' brewski's  :icon_mrgreen:
Doesn't appear to be A "me-too"  friendly gathering at all. Broad audience here  :icon_sunny:
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Tomorrow's MainCourse
Reminder: Tomorrow kicks off the Diner Winter Solstice Festival.  The Main Dish for tomorrow is Alaskan King Crab.  Put up your Appetizers before 2PM Alaska Time (6PM EST).  Soups, Salads, Side Dishes & Desserts should be posted after 2PM AST.  Wine, Beer & Recreationl Drugs can be posted anytime.  :icon_sunny:  Your Music Selection can also be posted anytime.

Let's make this a 12 Day Party to remember!


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Rules:

1- You must contribute either an Appetizer to snack on before the main meal and/or a Side Dish, Salad, Soup, Wine, Beer or Dessert to go with the Main Course.  I will be preparing the Main Course, and I will give a Heads Up the day before what the Main Course will be so you can think about & choose your accompaniment to compliment the Main Course.  The Big Feast Kicks Off around 2PM Alaska time, 6 PM EST.

2- Holiday Themed Music is suggested, but not required.  Add your favorite Tunes to the Playlist for the 12 Days, which finish off on Jan 2nd.

3- There will be a nightly Collapse discussion around the dinner table on a current Hot Topic hitting the newzwires.  All diners at the table are expected to chip in their 2 cents on this topic.





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Killer Cajun Shrimp....

Dig in diners. It comes with a loaf of bread, French/Italian/ or (drum roll please Nigel) SOURDOUGH  :icon_sunny:


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You donít know what it is but its there, like a splinter in your mind

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Killer Cajun Shrimp....

Dig in diners. It comes with a loaf of bread, French/Italian/ or (drum roll please Nigel) SOURDOUGH  :icon_sunny:


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Navajo Christmas Music. Enjoy !

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I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why youíre here. Youíre here because you know something. What you know you canít explain, but you feel it. Youíve felt it your entire life, that thereís something wrong with the world.
You donít know what it is but its there, like a splinter in your mind

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Killer Cajun Shrimp....

Dig in diners. It comes with a loaf of bread, French/Italian/ or (drum roll please Nigel) SOURDOUGH  :icon_sunny:


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/jc9N5zermSE&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/jc9N5zermSE&fs=1</a>

Navajo Christmas Music. Enjoy !

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You're early.  Festival Starts tomorrow.  That's OK though, looks delicious.  :icon_sunny:

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☃️ Diner Solstice Festival: It BEGINS!
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2018, 02:57:01 AM »
Today's MainCourse
Tomorrow's MainCourse
Today kicks off the Diner Winter Solstice Festival.  The Main Dish for tonight is Alaskan King Crab.  Tomorrow we are featuring Spit Roasted Suckling Pig. Put up your Appetizers before 2PM Alaska Standard Time (6PM EST).  Soups, Salads, Side Dishes & Desserts should be posted after 2PM AST.  Wine, Beer & Recreationl Drugs can be posted anytime.  :icon_sunny:  Your Music Selection can also be posted anytime.

Let the Bacchanalian Celebrations BEGIN!  Toga!


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Rules:

1- You must contribute either an Appetizer to snack on before the main meal and/or a Side Dish, Salad, Soup, Wine, Beer or Dessert to go with the Main Course.  I will be preparing the Main Course, and I will give a Heads Up the day before what the Main Course will be so you can think about & choose your accompaniment to compliment the Main Course.  The Big Feast Kicks Off around 2PM Alaska time, 6 PM EST.

2- Holiday Themed Music is suggested, but not required.  Add your favorite Tunes to the Playlist for the 12 Days, which finish off on Jan 2nd.

3- There will be a nightly Collapse discussion around the dinner table on a current Hot Topic hitting the newzwires.  All diners at the table are expected to chip in their 2 cents on this topic.



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🎵 Solstice Festival Music: Mummers' Dance - Loreena McKinnet
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2018, 03:08:07 AM »
Seeing as the Solstice is basically a Druid Holiday, my first selection for today's playlist is the Mummers' Dance by Loreena McKinnet.  Warm Holiday Greetings to all Druids and other Pagans on the Diner.  Contribute your own choices of Holiday Music to celebrate with and add them to the thread!

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🥟 Solstice Pre-Feast Appetizers
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2018, 03:18:32 AM »
For the (REALLY!  ::) ) Early Arrivals to the first day of the Festival today, we have prepared a Breakfast Appetizer to munch on this morning.  Feel free to contribute further appetizers until the main meal kicks off at 2PM Alaska Standard Time.

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Horenso Tamagoyaki (Japanese Spinach-Egg Omelet)
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📰 Solstice FestivalHot Newz Topics Today
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2018, 03:33:30 AM »
Plenty of good topics today to choose from to chew the Collapse Fat over while we consume Mass Quantities of Industrially produced food.  Some hot choices:

Mad Dog Mattis Resignation

Impending Goobermint Shutdown

Afghanistan Troop Withdrawals

Bear Market Commences on Wall Street

Oil Price Collapse


Or choose your own topic to rant on!  ;D

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Re: 📰 Solstice FestivalHot Newz Topics Today
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2018, 07:02:02 AM »



Or choose your own topic to rant on!  ;D

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Re: 📰 Solstice FestivalHot Newz Topics Today
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Or choose your own topic to rant on!  ;D

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N.J. has just inherited 1,000,000 new felons overnight because of nazi legislation.

How DUZ that grab yer' shorthairs  :icon_mrgreen:

Here's an old favorite, the Tommy Gun.  :icon_sunny:


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🥟 Solstice Pre-Feast Appetizers
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2018, 11:27:23 AM »


How about some more contributions from other Diners?

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Mid-Morning Appetizer

Duck Liver Pate
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