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mpjmph Dec 1, 2009 11:25 AM

I'm planning a party for "Old Christmas" in early January, I want to share a little bit of my Eastern North Carolina heritage with my friends. The observance is essentially a New World Twelfth Night, but here's the hitch - the traditional Old Christmas celebration involves oysters and other seafood, and lots of it. I can't afford an elaborate seafood dinner for my friends (all grad students and young professionals), and they wouldn't expect it. Instead of a real seafood dinner, I'm planning a "fish" themed menu. I'm not afraid of a good pun, and I'll have to go all out to make this work, so any suggestions are welcome!

So far I have:

Swedish fish
goldfish crackers
oyster crackers
clam chowder

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    appycamper Dec 1, 2009 11:44 AM

    serve the goldfish crackers with potato chips for fish 'n' chips. anchovy paste. scalloped potatoes. mini tuna melts. serve on a "skate" board. cocktail sauce shooters? salt water taffy. sponge cake.

    will you have a "conger" line? and wear fishnet stockings? listen to lawrence "whelk"?

    1. Cherylptw Dec 1, 2009 11:45 AM

      Just off the top of my head, I thought about a seafood pate or aspic dip molded in one of those copper fish molds that everyone's mother had from the old days..If you had a fish shape cutter (can be ordered online), you can make fish shaped crostini to go with...this is a good challenge by the way. I'll have to think of more ideas....

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        appycamper Dec 1, 2009 11:55 AM

        the fish-shaped crostini would be a good place to use the anchovy paste.

        and musselman's brand applesauce is available in nc.

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          mpjmph Dec 1, 2009 12:06 PM

          I have a shark shaped cutter. I thought about sugar cookies, but crostini is good!

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          appycamper Dec 1, 2009 12:13 PM

          make sure all your guests have crayons and paper so they can design their own "plaice" mats. creamed pearl onions. "a baloney" sandwich.

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            HotMelly Dec 1, 2009 12:54 PM

            "Scallop potatoes"

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              appycamper Dec 1, 2009 03:18 PM

              schooner of beer? gee, i'm liking this way too much...

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