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Old 03-09-2012, 04:22 PM   #31
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Nope not offended at all.

Lately we have been having pot lucks at work every-other Wednesday now as we have meetings from 10 - 3:30 with an hour lunch break. Some people cook, some buy, it all seems to work out in the end.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:31 PM   #32
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I love eating food from questionable kitchens! I love a good potluck, but not when folks simply stop at the grocery store or drive-through for something already prepared. I don't want KFC at a potluck, I want home-cooking! :)
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:47 PM   #33
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The best potluck parties ive had are with members of my neighbourhood watch that is, the FBI, the French Bay Interceptors.
We go to one house for pre meal drinks and snacks, next house for next house for soups( my famous French CDN ham and pea soup,next house for mains, next house for deserts, next house for cigars and scotch and chocolate.
This way nobody get stuck with all the dishes and everybody gets to see everone elses mansion!
Great night out!
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:30 PM   #34
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Love potlucks & dinner parties. Most all of them are coordinated and communally contributed. There aren't many people or couples I know who have the kitchen chops to pull one off solo.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:13 PM   #35
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I don't know how to do this anymore.

I'm sure I've asked before, but I am curious.

How many people are actually offended by getting a "potluck" invitation.

My friends love to cook, but actually love to come to my house for some reason. So I scrub up and host, make the main dish, put out requests, and they do the rest.

One friend actually thought it was tacky for me to ask people to bring things to a party (she didn't think it was too tacky, she always brings food).

Is anyone out there actually offended by an invitation that says "bring something .... " I often do theme dinners... as in, I'm making halupke, bring something eastern European.

I'm just curious as to how many people entertain this way.
I actually had to look up "Potluck" as I've never been to, or been invited to same. By definition "Potluck" means everyone brings a dish. If a "friend" called me tacky, he or she is not a friend - or like myself, doesen't know the definition

I would not be offended if invited to a potluck. I have brought dishes to gatherings. I hope you wont be offended, but I'm not a big fan of casserole dishes. They are okay at Thanksgiving. My main concerns are - transporting cooked dishes, leaving them out for periods of time, and not being held or transported at the proper temperature. People can get sick.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:54 PM   #36
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We do potlucks for our rehab department about once every two months. On the plus side since I am in a rehab setting we have a stove, oven, refrig/ freezer and microwave. There are 13 of us and easy to coordinate.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:00 PM   #37
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Is anyone out there actually offended by an invitation that says "bring something .... " I often do theme dinners... as in, I'm making halupke, bring something eastern European.

I'm just curious as to how many people entertain this way.

No, I just tell my friends to bring what they want to drink. I can afford to feed them but not their drinking consumption.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:21 PM   #38
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That is not how the movie went. "Who ever pulled your keys went home with you". I can't think of the name of the movie right now.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:23 PM   #39
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That's another thing about those huge potlucks I just mentioned Rock.

The food sucks.
That is why I bring side dish/entree I like so I have something to eat.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:53 PM   #40
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For years when I was married, there was a large dinner group in the neighborhood that did recipe specific pot luck. The menu was themed and predetermined. Recipes were passed out, and exchanged if one was not confident with their item.

The parties went over very well, and the host did not have to cook for the 30 or so. We had fold up tables and a sit down dinner.
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