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View Poll Results: With a Fried Maine Haddock Dinner...
Tater Tots 2 5.13%
Maine French Fries 37 94.87%
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:17 PM
 
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The Haddock dinner was a big success. We fed about 70 people. The baked potatoes were quite a hit! They went fast. We cooked about 30 thinking most people would take French Fries but alot of people wanted the baked spuds! Who'd a thunk it!
The fish was excellent. If you want some excellent haddock- Free Range Fish in Portland has fresh haddock for $3.99 a pound. It is excellent and at that price you can fill the freezer for winter! We paid $159.60 for 40 pounds and boy wasn't that good fish!
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:20 PM
 
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The Haddock dinner was a big success. We fed about 65-70 people. The baked potatoes were quite a hit! They went fast. We cooked about 30 thinking most people would take French Fries but alot of people wanted the baked spuds! Who'd a thunk it!
The fish was excellent. If you want some excellent haddock- Free Range Fish in Portland has fresh haddock for $3.99 a pound. It is excellent and at that price you can fill the freezer for winter! We paid $159.60 for 40 pounds and boy wasn't that good fish!
Sounds like a delightful time was had by all!
Thanks for including all of us in the planning stages....maybe someday, using your contacts and knowledge of planning large get togethers, we can plan to have a similar dinner for the entire cd forum gang!
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:30 PM
 
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Sounds like a delightful time was had by all!
Thanks for including all of us in the planning stages....maybe someday, using your contacts and knowledge of planning large get togethers, we can plan to have a similar dinner for the entire cd forum gang!
It was fun. We had a lot of compliments on the quality of the fish and the rest of the meal. It's nice to see the Vets get a great meal at a bargain price. They deserve it! We have a good time just putting it together and cooking. We MAY have a social adult beverage afterwards to toast our success. It's always a fun night!
The Maine forum boasts some restaurant owners in Calais that could help out with a big get together someday too! All kinds of talent in this group!
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:43 PM
 
Location: St. Augustine, FL
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Sounds like a delightful time was had by all!
Thanks for including all of us in the planning stages....maybe someday, using your contacts and knowledge of planning large get togethers, we can plan to have a similar dinner for the entire cd forum gang!
I second that motion! All in favor, raise their thumbs

Just kidding! (sort of)

But seriously, I'm glad the turnout was good and the dinner was a great success.
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:13 AM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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The Haddock dinner was a big success. We fed about 70 people. The baked potatoes were quite a hit! They went fast. We cooked about 30 thinking most people would take French Fries but alot of people wanted the baked spuds! Who'd a thunk it!
The fish was excellent. If you want some excellent haddock- Free Range Fish in Portland has fresh haddock for $3.99 a pound. It is excellent and at that price you can fill the freezer for winter! We paid $159.60 for 40 pounds and boy wasn't that good fish!
Glad it was a great success, your effort to coordinate and do something nice for the local vets is just one of your admirable qualities.
Where is Free Range Fish? Does that mean the fish was farm raised? $3.99 is a great price for fresh fish, can't beat that! More people in Maine should eat local fish, I'm amazed at how many people don't take advantage of it.
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:07 AM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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We take advantage every chance we get in this house. A good piec of haddock, halibut, or whatever? love it. Glad the supper was a succes Mainah. Good on ya.
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Old 11-21-2009, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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I'm glad a good time was had by all. And thanks for the tip. I've been looking for a referral to a geniune "off the boats" fish market around here for years! I will definitely check it out.
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:30 AM
 
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Glad it was a great success, your effort to coordinate and do something nice for the local vets is just one of your admirable qualities.
Where is Free Range Fish? Does that mean the fish was farm raised? $3.99 is a great price for fresh fish, can't beat that! More people in Maine should eat local fish, I'm amazed at how many people don't take advantage of it.
It's just past Becky's diner in the next block down toward the Ferry Terminal.
They have really good fish there, a large selection and the best prices around. The name, I think ,is a rub at the health conscious who seek out the free range chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys. It's kind of catchy. (no pun intended)
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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I'm glad a good time was had by all. And thanks for the tip. I've been looking for a referral to a geniune "off the boats" fish market around here for years! I will definitely check it out.
I know you're a lot further south T, but Harbor Fish on Custom House Wharf lands most of their local fish and all of their lobster right there on the wharf. Great guys too.

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It's just past Becky's diner in the next block down toward the Ferry Terminal.
They have really good fish there, a large selection and the best prices around. The name, I think ,is a rub at the health conscious who seek out the free range chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys. It's kind of catchy. (no pun intended)
Thanks, I'll check that out too, love the name!
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Am I the only person here that does not like fish of any kind? Hmmmm maybe I am. No fish, no seafood. I love Tater Tots even after middle school.
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