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Old 03-09-2012, 12:19 PM   #21
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I am curious to find out how you all like the food at potlucks? Do you generally enjoy it or not? Sometimes I skip lots of it. I'm not picky, just hard to please
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:28 PM   #22
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That's another thing about those huge potlucks I just mentioned Rock.

The food sucks.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:30 PM   #23
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That's another thing about those huge potlucks I just mentioned Rock.

The food sucks.
Don't hold back!!!!!!!
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:32 PM   #24
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That's another thing about those huge potlucks I just mentioned Rock.

The food sucks.
Sorry, my bad for not reading all of the previous posts. I do agree with you, though....
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:40 PM   #25
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I am curious to find out how you all like the food at potlucks? Do you generally enjoy it or not? Sometimes I skip lots of it. I'm not picky, just hard to please
I'm the same way, but I also find that to be the beauty of potlucks. Some of it isn't that good, but every so often you find a hidden gem. Our wine club has a potluck every year, and there's one guy in particular who always brings something incredible. Last year it was a wild mushroom soup. The year before it was venison stew. I've picked up a few good recipes here and there.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:55 PM   #26
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I also have a hard time finding all of those flavors appetizing when eaten all together. Lots of them would probably be good on their own, but when you have a big plate of saucy meats, vegetables and/or salads from cuisines from all over the place, it can be a bit overwhelming on the taste buds and digestive system. It has to come out, too, after all......
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If we're hosting a potluck, I'll often ask what their specialties are and work around that. It helps to have one person organizing though so not everyone brings an entree or all salads etc.

When I host a dinner, there are some folks who just FEEL better if they bring something. My MIL is one of those. She wants to feel she has contributed, so I always ask her to bring lefse. Its something I don't make and that everyone loves. We all win.

Meals and parties are about enjoying one another. I firmly maintain that celebrations are about the people not the food. I've had as much fun at a weiner roast as I've had at a 7 course elegant dining experience.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:26 PM   #30
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Well, you're kind of asking the wrong group if they're offended by being asked to bring food. The only thing about any party is that you, as host, are obliged to select guests to whom the particular kind of party appeals. It might well be negligence to invite someone just because they were in your list, when you know they do not enjoy that kind of informal party.

I am reminded of the story from the 1930's. A wealthy but playful couple delighted in creating awkward parties. And they were influential enough that no one would dream of refusing their invitation. For instance, two versions of the invitation were printed. One specified that the party was strictly formal dress. The other made it clear that dress was strictly casual. They sent the casual version to their friends who delighted in dressing to the hilt. They sent the formal version to their friends who abhored anything more formal than Hawaiian shirts and sandals. They would apologize profusely at the door for the supposed printer's error but got a kick out of watching the discomfort.
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