this weekend, you can kiss the cook if you were here :)

Malaysia
June 25, 2010 12:21pm CST
this weekend i have the honor of being a cook for my friends here.. (here where i live, not here in myLot...unfortunately ). it's going to be a barbecue party hosted by yours truly so, starting tomorrow, i'll be preparing some nice marinades for the steaks i bought and also start the mashing for some nice hamburger patties.. and for my vegetarian friends who'll be coming over, there's gonna be some nice vegetable kebabs..mario style i'm so inspired by the 'Naked Chef' program on the cooking channel at the moment. oh what a wonderful day this Sunday will be (provided that the rain agrees to stay away).. i do like my little cookouts once in a while. and my friends and i sort of rotate amongst ourselves as to who hosts the our weekend get-togethers.. i usually am not around to join in as often as i would like, but i do grab the chance to put up a good spread and be a good host when my turn comes around.. plus, i'm going to take this chance to make my guests wear little cute party hats..haha.. how about you? are you a part of a circle of friends who do little cookouts once in a while? how are your parties like where you are?
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13 responses
• India
25 Jun 10
i would better find a good pair of skates. I shall run to DIANA to get a suitable one. so that I can VANISH .... Mario.. the Plumber, with a head.. that gives out showers of GOLD COINS, when he hits the ceiling.. trying to be a COOK? ...
@oldchem1 (8145)
25 Jun 10
I'm sure that our plumber is a man of many talents!!
• India
25 Jun 10
that is the trouble. What if he does not wash his hands, before he starts cooking? .. just what if? ...
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
25 Jun 10
It's for extra flavour, my sweet. Wait till you taste it.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
25 Jun 10
Get a room ready, Mario. I'm on my way. I would go for the steaks, thank you. It must be T-BONE, okay. We normally have cookouts, but i am lazy and busy these days, so they do it without me. Enjoy. TATA.
• Malaysia
25 Jun 10
take the next flight to Marioland.. i think the Mario Express leaves at about 11pm from Johannesburg and specially for you, there will be a t-bone steak...with a capital 'T' in it
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
25 Jun 10
I will probably take the freaking wrong damn flight. But i cannot wait to get my hands on that steak.
• Malaysia
25 Jun 10
no worries dear...just look out for the big pink plane with a clown stuck to it's tail. that's the plane, you won't miss it. and that clown is most probably me. you won't miss it too haha...
@oldchem1 (8145)
25 Jun 10
Harry - My little grandson could be your helper
I'll send you my little grandson Harry, he is a great help with the barbecue - see him in action!!
• India
25 Jun 10
wow.. you too are very very instaneous. Oldchem. My bestwishes to Harry. hope he is comfortable with making something my style. Stict vegetarian. will join your family soon! .. for lunch.
@oldchem1 (8145)
25 Jun 10
Harry again - See - he is a very busy little boy!!

He is good at grilled asparagus, sweetcorn and aubergines - just for you CT
Here is is busy again - I'll get the asparagus and aubergines out for you!
• Malaysia
25 Jun 10
@oldchem: thank you for sending Harry over he can help me with the stuffed mushrooms, and the chillies that CT seems to like so much @meluan: Go Mario...delicious..
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• United States
25 Jun 10
Just when im about to eat lunch you come along and post this delicious food making me drool :P Now if you will excuse me, I am going to eat my turkey sandwich with tomatoes, mustard and cheese :)
• United States
25 Jun 10
I will, also found some pickles to! :)
@oldchem1 (8145)
25 Jun 10
Our barbecue food ready to be cooked - Just for you
HERE YOU GO - HERE ARE SOME BARBECUE FOODS JUST FOR YOU READY TO BE COOKED
• Malaysia
25 Jun 10
now i feel like a turkey sandwich with cheese and mustard...and a little bit of garlic butter..sprinkled with some bacon bits..with some crispy lettuce leaves..between two warm toasted pieces of bread.. OMG..now i'm really hungry!
• United States
26 Jun 10
you go girl and have a good time a good cook start early and it sounds like you got it under control you have some lucky friends
• Malaysia
3 Jul 10
hi craftyhomebody thank you for the kind words...but last time i looked, i was still a good boy hehe.. thanks
• United States
3 Jul 10
sorry you go guy is that better
• Malaysia
3 Jul 10
not a problem dear...i was just pointing it out
@shibham (17025)
• India
26 Jun 10
so sorry friend. i am too lazy to cook anything even i dont like any household works. too lazy.
• Malaysia
26 Jun 10
get up you lazy boy....before the spiders start building little cobwebs around you hehe..
• Malaysia
27 Jun 10
LOL @ Mario induced discussion..
@sagar21 (1583)
• India
26 Jun 10
Kerala Banquet(Sadya) - Kerala-South Indian Banquet(Sadya)
Hi mario...I know how to cook our traditional banquet.....(Sadya).... here's the wiki link......http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadya and mostly I like veg.. non-veg less often.....
@sagar21 (1583)
• India
26 Jun 10
oh..forgot.. thanks for the topic...... have a great day/night........
• Malaysia
26 Jun 10
hi sagar thanks for that link. sure does look interesting i do need to add a bit more stuff to my vegetarian menu...hope to be able to check out a couple of stuff there
@Annina (67)
• Czech Republic
25 Jun 10
Barbecue is best suited for less juicy hard vegetables.Suitable as peppers, courgettes are excellent, or nightshade. Very powerful and popular is the grilled whole cobs.You can experiment but also with other varieties of vegetables - the carrots, celery or patisony. Grill potatoes remain classics. Grilled vegetables in a group may be included to simplify and fungi - grill great show for our own ┼żampionum catches out of the woods.If you grill vegetables just in isolation, cut it to medium-thin slices and sprinkle on just before grilling spices and salt. Have a nice day and good entertainment.
• Malaysia
25 Jun 10
hi Annina that's a really good tip! i have some mushrooms and peppers in mind, but your list has now opened up my eyes to a few other possible options..my shopping list for tomorrow is going to be re-edited now
@Annina (67)
• Czech Republic
26 Jun 10
Grill and tomorrow from his family.I like barbecue in the garden.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
30 Jun 10
nooo...i hate cooking, if my friends ask me to cook something i will say no. it is not because i am lazy, but i have a very very bad taste of cooking. i had try over time to cook something but the taste...u would not want more
• Malaysia
3 Jul 10
ok then the next time you feel like it, i'll do the cooking instead
@srganesh (6349)
• India
26 Jun 10
No! We don't have this type of cookouts in our locality. If we want to celebrate something with our friends, the only way is to have a dinner at a good restaurant or go for a picnic with all the desired edible things. But once in our college days, I remember a day where we cooked some Pooris and chappatis( Indian tiffin items) with omlette, in one of our friend's room.
• Malaysia
26 Jun 10
...well, it is something like a picnic where you do the cooking 'on-the-spot'. its a very nice experience and i do recommend it, if it's possible to do in your place and i looove Pooris..especially when it's all hot and fluffy
@allknowing (54662)
• India
26 Jun 10
Cooking Session - Organising a cooking session is quite enjoyable
I have organised several of them in my life time and the last one was for my classmates. The one that I organised for my office colleagues was indeed memorable. It was a full day affair. They all stayed overnight - all 8 of them (ladies only) and the only male around was my husband, pampered to the bone. I can still remember the ice cream made in the ice cream pale. One who we all looked up to was kept in charge of churning the ice cream pale and what a sight that was. One made the sweet corn and chicken soup, I was the boss seeing that everyone did their duties. There were several dishes each one being the responsibility of any one individual. The night was also wonderful - I did not have beds for all and so some of them slept on the floor and I slept with them. None of my office colleagues are in my life now but these memories sustain me!
• Malaysia
26 Jun 10
that sounded like a real nice evening you had there and you even made your own ice cream...! that is so awesome allknowing
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
26 Jun 10
Hey rollie buddy! I am so that I can't be there at your BBQ! I so wish that I could be there because I know that you and your friends are going to be partaaayyyyying down! I can smell the BBQ'd food and the rollies and hear the lol's and about that "Naked Chef" thingy, not sure about that really "yellow butt"! So, I am going to miss all the fun stuff! Hope you will take one minute of silence to remember your "rollie buddy Opal" sitting all alone, except for her two cats, Star & Luna mylotting while you are having all that fun!Oh, yeah, I'm sending you a "virtual kiss, since you are the Chef"!
• Malaysia
26 Jun 10
hiya Opal! don't feel sad...i'll save some mario for you. hehe.. i hope the weekend turns out as planned. meats in marinade.....check. vegetables & skewers....check. potato thingys wrapped in foil....check. rollies....check. wishing my buddy Opal was here......check dang...it would be a blast if you could be here and show us some secret NY barbecuing tips thanks for the virtual kiss...my virtual cheek is all blushing hehe..
• Brazil
25 Jun 10
Yes, I have some friends with who I met on weekends. Usually we eat a good barbecue with rice, vinaigrette and boiled cassava.
• Malaysia
26 Jun 10
i always look forward to a good weekend barbecue with my good friends and that menu sounds real filling thanks cleverson