[Jun 14, 2014] June BAR Meeting (Hayward, CA)

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June BAR Meeting
Start Date: Jun 14, 2014 12:00 PM
End Date: Jun 14, 2014 03:00 PM
Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles -07:00 PDT

Chabot College, Room 722
25555 Hesperian Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545

Posted By: FeliciaLynn

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  1. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    Thanks Felecia for the great event, it was fun experience making our special blends :)

    Here are some snaps from todays event...

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  2. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

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  3. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Great to see the meeting was a success, and really awesome that there are so many newer members contributing, attending, and becoming an important part of the club!
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  4. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    +100 to that!

    For all that did not attend, it wasn't as gross as the pictures make it seem. It was tons of fun. It looks like "Mad Scientists do Cooking!" :)

    Thanks to Felicia for getting this all together.
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  5. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    Thanks, Navdeep - great shots and you are a mad cleaner too! We made a mess but it was fun and we certainly learned a lot for the next time! Felicia really pulled it off - thanks again!!
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  6. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    Thank you aqua-nut for washing all the dishes with that crazy hot water - are your hands back to normal yet?!
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  7. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I beg to differ ;)

    But yeah, I think these types of meetings are great for new members (and old too) actually doing something getting hands on with the hobby, and most importantly actually talking to other members is what makes this club a community. I talked to a bunch of new members, and I'm ashamed to say I don't think I caught most of their names (where were those name tags!), but at least we were talking with each other bouncing ideas back and forth talking about our tanks and what we do differently, etc. IMO that's the type of stuff that makes people want to stay with a club.
    Not putting down having speakers or what not, it's just that with a speaker there is a whole lot less personal interaction between members because the focus is all on one person, and that is the only person that should be speaking during most of the meeting.
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  8. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    My wife asked if it would be possible to get the recipe for this.
  9. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    Water wasn't a problem. I usually wash dishes with the hottest water I can get. And today my hands no longer smell like fish!
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  10. Thanks to everyone that was a part of this! It was a lot of fun. My fish got to sample the goodies last night and went crazy for it. The acans had their tentacles out too.
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  11. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Thanks for the awesome photos, Navdeep!

    It was pretty gross, but in a fun way! :p

    Thanks again to all of you who made the cleaning go so quickly! John, thanks for doing so many dishes yesterday!

    Mike, I agree with you about the lack of social interaction during speaker-based meetings. I think that speakers are wonderful educational tools, so I don't want to eliminate those entirely, but I thought it would be nice to mix it up and make the club a big more social and more of a community. Getting hands on is also a really fun way to learn :) I'm glad you enjoyed doing something a bit different! I think we may have to make food-making an annual event.
  12. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    +1 on the extra social interaction being a nice change.
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  13. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    Glad it was enjoyed! . Sure. No problem. I will type it up tomorrow. It's remarkably simple to make.

    I always worry I'm not bringing enough to potlucks.... Until I'm there and there is so much stuff I have to take 1/8 tsp portions to fit it all on the plate. .

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  14. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    Alright, here goes...

    Indonesian Peanut Chicken
    3 to 3 1/2 cut pound cut up broiler chicken pieces (I used boneless skinless thighs)
    3/4 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp pepper
    2 tbsp cooking oil
    1 med onion chopped (~ 1/2 cup)
    1/3 cup peanut butter
    1/4 cup chili sauce (NOTE: this is NOT spicy chili sauce you might find beside soy sauce or Sriracha; this is Heinz Chili Sauce, which is more of a tomato paste based sauce. You can find it in the condiment aisle with the mustards, etc. There is plenty of opportunity to make the dish spicier later)
    1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
    1 cup water
    1/4 cup chopped salted peanuts
    1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper

    1. Sprinkle chicken with salt/pepper.
    2. Heat oil in skilled or 4 quart dutch oven over medium heat (I use dutch oven to contain spatters). Cook chicken in oil about 15 min until browned, turning occasionally. Cover and cook on low heat another 20 min or until juice no longer comes out pink. Remove from skillet/pot with tongs.
    3. Drain all but 1 tbsp drippings from skillet and heat over med heat. Cook onions (I also cook red peppers) until tender. Reduce heat. Add peanut butter, chili sauce, cayenne. Gradually stir in water, stirring constantly, until peanut butter is melted.
    4. Re-add cooked chicken. Mix sauce into chicken. Heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer uncovered about 5 min until sauce is slightly thickened. Sprinkle with peanuts and red pepper (as I said before I prefer to cook them).
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  15. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    Oh and my clowns tried my frozen "slurry" and loved it. I'm sure they appreciated the garlic extreme too. :)

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  16. Spoon

    Spoon Guest

    Oh damn, I just saw this and my mouth started to water. I'll make it to the next round for sure!
  17. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Old bump

    Need to apology Felicia. I was feeding some of the wonderchow to my fish and I noticed on the plastic bag the name Felicia was written on it. Now unless I was dressing in drag as my alter-ego self I'm pretty sure I grabbed your food baggy and not mine. I simply reached into the freezer and grabbed where I put it (one of the first ones in there)... so I hope at the very least you got my food baggy :)
  18. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Yeah no worries! My baggie says Mike :) I'm sure they were pretty similar so no worries at all.

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