I will bring a fruit salad and some brownies that will be from me and my husband David
Sue and David LaPlante
On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 11:23 PM, Charlie Landino wrote:
Everyone, I have some more info about the cookout:
First, thanks to everyone who volunteered, but we need more help, which I will explain below.
Volume: When planning a dish to bring, do not make a dish big enough for 35 people! If everybody did that, we would have to recruit an army just so we could feed it! Think about the arithmetic – it would be like a 25-course meal for each of us!
So, I suggest when you plan a dish (and please do) that you plan one big enough for about 8-12 people.
For obvious complements to a picnic like this - for example potato salad - we could use two or three of them. For more interesting/creative entries, one is enough. This way, there would be potato salad for everyone, but the creative stuff would likely not get duplicated. If your creative dish is a hit – well, it will just run out faster and there will still be lots of food.
Does that make sense?
I have the beginnings of a table with what people are bringing – pasted in below.
Suggestions: I would like to see:
1. Perhaps two more potato or pasta salads (mentioned above) – your choice of style
2. We will need some bread, too.
3. Some fruit – in addition to the watermelon
4. Appetizers are always popular – and lots of room for creativity – plus they can often double as side dishes (?)
5. We need some side-dishes to complement the roasted vegetables. These could be salads with greens, beans, rice, veggies, etc. like coleslaw.
6. We have some desserts at this point but we need 3 or 4 more
I will attempt to manage the paper plates, napkins, plastic-ware, etc.
We will have the club’s wine glasses
Feel free to comment and make suggestions, too.
Pies and cheese/crackers
With supporting elements (sugar, etc.)
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