Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! MOVED! May 10th, 2014!

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Postby MorningDiverBob » Mon May 12, 2014 6:01 pm

We had great dive time and meet nice divers. A foods were great. Thanks to Penoploypants for wonderful planning and good time.
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Postby SeahorseDeb » Sun May 11, 2014 9:52 pm

Thankyou for the warm welcome and yummy food!!! Kim and I sure didn't expect sunshine and meeting new friends yesterday, but WOW what a wonderful group of friends,,,,...and you dive too that makes it all that much nicer! Thankyou again so much!!!! We hope to meetup with you again!!!!
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Postby Gregp » Sun May 11, 2014 6:55 pm

It was so great to meet so many of you, and what a super friendly bunch of people you all are!

Here's Monica and I's water melon recipe (I know - it's a tough one):

1. Sunny skies
2. Be post-dive (though can be eaten pre-dive with certain safety precautions).
3. Be with the NWDC.
4. One full and ripe watermelon (apparently you can find a good one by the way it sounds when tapping it - you'll have to ask my wife Monica about this trick as I haven't been able to master it yet).
5. Clean your dive knife
6. Cut the watermelon slices

Enjoy!
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Postby YellowEye » Sun May 11, 2014 5:40 pm

I'd love to see other recipes too. Those brownies and beans were super good. I didn't get a chance to try the raspberry sauce cupcakes.

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Postby YellowEye » Sun May 11, 2014 4:58 pm

Hi Guys
Glad you liked the bacon jam! :) It is pretty easy to make.

1) Fry some bacon, set aside. I like to use Apple Gate Farms Sunday Bacon, patted crisp on paper towels when done.
2) Caramelize some onions. You can likely do this in oil or strained bacon fat -- I used oil. This takes about 45 mins. To avoid burning, stir every minute, and start at a high heat lowering the temp as you go. Add a little salt in the beginning to help melt the onions.
3) Get the pan hot, then deglaze the onions with balsamic vinegar
4) Add some brown sugar, and a bit of pepper to taste
5) Add crumbled bacon to the mixture, stir.

The amounts are very forgiving. Adjust with more vinegar or sugar at the end if needed, to get a balanced taste and a nice coating for the bacon and onions.

I use about 1 1/2 onions per pack of bacon. I suggest two packs of bacon minimum. Consider using a couple of frying pans to help speed up the process a bit.

This is great on grass fed burgers with blue cheese and arugula with toasted brioche buns like Skillet does (I also add avocado). I also made a really good mango, blue cheese, avocado, bacon jam with balsamic vinaigrette arugula salad last night.

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Postby Grateful Diver » Sun May 11, 2014 2:50 pm

... that bacon jam recipe needs to be posted ... for posterity, of course ...

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Postby Penopolypants » Sun May 11, 2014 12:19 pm

What a wonderful day! The weather was great, the viz was...somewhat improved :), and the company was, of course, excellent. Many thanks to everyone there, and special thanks to to all the big buddies and everyone who helped set up and break down. And to the bringers of food! Bacon jam, corn and black bean salad, fruit salad, baked beans, brownies, cookies, gourmet cheese, arugula, avocado, and did I mention bacon jam?!

Also, many thanks to everyone who was willing to loan gear out, including to me after my reg when TU and my tanks were all loaned out, which meant that I got to do an unexpected and delightful second dive. Woohoo!
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Postby LowDrag » Sun May 11, 2014 9:36 am

Grateful Diver wrote:
LowDrag wrote:I agree, thank you Penelopy for putting together a fun day. We showed up and had a great time. We got to meet and re-meet a few folks from the forum. I just hope I can keep everyone's names straight for the next time. Danee and I did one dive and got to see the octo under the little boat. That was our very first octo sighting on a dive. That was awesome!!! It was a great day diving and hanging out with cool folks.

Thanks everyone for making us feel at home on our first NWDC get together!!!

Dave


Dave ... sorry I missed talking to you more. When I came back from the second dive you had left already.

Was good to spend a few minutes with you and Danee.

Come on up for a dive sometime ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)



No worries Bob...it was great talking to you as well. We needed to get going, we were both really tired from getting up so early and driving up from Portland. It was an even longer drive home this time for some reason. We will definitely be calling you sometime son to set up a dive or two.

Thanks,
Dave and Danee

Great pic's of the group!!!

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Postby Grateful Diver » Sun May 11, 2014 8:36 am

Here's some pics from the day's festivities ... compliments of Cheng's camera ...

Pam, Penelope, James (behind Penelope),and an Easter Egg in a drysuit ... :)
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Me & Pam ...
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Kim and Bob ...
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Our lovely hostess ...
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Sun, fun, food and diving ... it don't get no better than this ...
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Kim & Debbie ... who came all the way out from Spokane for this event ...
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Me & Pam, heading down for Dive 2 ...
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Yes, we're going diving ... somebody else watch the grill for a while ...
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Happy hour ...
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Those of us who were still hanging out after 3 PM ... Penelope managed to hide behind me ...
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Postby Grateful Diver » Sun May 11, 2014 8:21 am

LowDrag wrote:I agree, thank you Penelopy for putting together a fun day. We showed up and had a great time. We got to meet and re-meet a few folks from the forum. I just hope I can keep everyone's names straight for the next time. Danee and I did one dive and got to see the octo under the little boat. That was our very first octo sighting on a dive. That was awesome!!! It was a great day diving and hanging out with cool folks.

Thanks everyone for making us feel at home on our first NWDC get together!!!

Dave


Dave ... sorry I missed talking to you more. When I came back from the second dive you had left already.

Was good to spend a few minutes with you and Danee.

Come on up for a dive sometime ...

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Postby olalladiver » Sat May 10, 2014 11:26 pm

Good times today --

Thanks to all of you, but also so very nice to finally put faces with a few names I've seen online for awhile. It was a pleasure and great that weather cooperated.

I look forward our next splash all...

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Postby Hoodsport_Diver » Sat May 10, 2014 9:32 pm

Great time today! I met lots of nice folks, had some good food and got to go diving.

Thanks to Penopolypants for coordinating the day.
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Postby YellowEye » Sat May 10, 2014 7:45 pm

Great to see everybody! It was a wonderful day, and a good time was had by all. Great food, great people, sunshine, diving, critters, what else can you ask for?

Here were a few pics

Lots of octos in bottles
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There weren't many nudis around, but there were eggs
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clam
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Anemone
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Also seen were squirting stubbys, tube snouts, a 9" sunflower star (the biggest I've seen in a while), dying ochre stars, horned shrimp, spaghetti worms, and a lot of the usual creatures.

Thanks again to Penopolypants for hosting!

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Postby LowDrag » Sat May 10, 2014 6:51 pm

I agree, thank you Penelopy for putting together a fun day. We showed up and had a great time. We got to meet and re-meet a few folks from the forum. I just hope I can keep everyone's names straight for the next time. Danee and I did one dive and got to see the octo under the little boat. That was our very first octo sighting on a dive. That was awesome!!! It was a great day diving and hanging out with cool folks.

Thanks everyone for making us feel at home on our first NWDC get together!!!

Dave

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Postby Goodt_godiving » Sat May 10, 2014 4:29 pm

Super fun times today and of course great food!! I think my favs were the raspberry reduction chocolate cake cups and the bacon jelly for the burgers - YUM! Yelloweye we are for sure making that!
Penelope Thanks for being a great host again! The viz also cooperated :)

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Postby Jeff Pack » Fri May 09, 2014 7:40 pm

I'm out as well, hopefully to better viz
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Postby RenaB » Fri May 09, 2014 4:41 pm

I have a sick brat at home now. I can't make it. Sorry for the short notice. See you next time.
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Postby MorningDiverBob » Fri May 09, 2014 3:32 pm

I came back from Calif. yesterday 5/8. I haven't go Club dive before. I'm in :) I bring two divers from Spokane. I bring cookies or desserts. See all of you there.
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Postby Penopolypants » Thu May 08, 2014 6:36 pm

I found a large pack of hot dog buns when I was pulling the ground beef out of the freeze, so never mind about the hot dog buns!
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Postby RenaB » Thu May 08, 2014 6:07 pm

I have two brats at home too. :)
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Postby Jeff Pack » Thu May 08, 2014 5:03 pm

I can bring some Brats....
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Postby Scubie Doo » Thu May 08, 2014 2:18 pm

Sorry, I cannot make this one. We are heading to the coast for a surf weekend :)

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Postby LowDrag » Thu May 08, 2014 1:57 pm

LCF wrote:Wish I could be there this time, but I will think of you guys having a good time as I am working!


That's a bummer. Danee and I would have liked to say hi to you and Peter again.

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Postby Penopolypants » Thu May 08, 2014 9:02 am

If you are looking for something to bring, I would recommend hot dogs and/or hot dog buns. I have some field roast veggie dogs that I will bring too. Also sides and desserts: potato salad, cookies, and....dare I say it....chips! Store bought anything is totally fine.

I have a ton of bottled water that I am trying to get out of my garage, so please DON'T bring that.

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Postby Penopolypants » Thu May 08, 2014 8:57 am

YellowEye wrote:I'm in. I will bring some gourmet burger toppings (bacon jam, blue cheese, avocado, arugula, or similar).
Looking forward to seeing people.


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