|A simple plate lunch from Panda Express with fried rice chow mein, steak, shrimp|
and a fortune cookie for under $8.00 is much better than the food at most potlucks.
Potluck, not for me
I never understood the concept of potluck parties. Everyone attending is suppose to bring a dish to share with whatever number of people the host estimates may attend. Being a single man, if I get invited to a potluck with 15 people, am I suppose to bring enough entree or dessert for 15 people?
Potlucks are never fare, there are the lazy and cheap people who bring chips or prepared food and on the other hand you have the people who bring expensive salads and such delectable items like smoked salmon entrees. Then there are people who bring nothing to potlucks, they are usually the couples with 5 kids, what a deal for them. I find it ironic I can buy a delicious plate lunch for under $10.00 at many decent establishments. After-all why should a single person at a potluck be required to bring enough food for 15-20 people?
Potlucks were originally intended so the host was not out a lot of money. However I feel they are unhealthy. You do not know the condition where each guest prepared the meals. One guest may have prepared their contribution on a diaper changing table. Someone else may not practice proper Hygiene and someone else may not know to keep the mayonnaise refrigerated, this could easily lead to many guests contacting a variety of food poisonings.
In my day, when I was a couple and owned a business we had many parties that were always hosted by us. When I attended parties they were hosted by the host. Although not billed as potlucks I always brought something for the host, a bottle of wine, something from the garden or a nice gourmet dessert.
I was taught when you have a party you are the provider, not asking guests to be the provider. I know people who sponsor potlucks just so they can live off the leftovers of everyone's labor.labor. Remember that restaurant food has to pass FDA guidelines to safeguard patrons from diseases such as e.coli, botulism and salmonella.
I would much prefer to buy a fresh plate lunch, at one of the local Chinese, Thai or Korean restaurants and go to the beach with my dog and a friend or two than attend a potluck with food made at who knows where? Restaurants need to pass inspections, there are no inspections for your friend who makes pickled picks feet in his garage.
Potluck sounds like something that a stoner might say if they found someones stash, "Potluck" Foe me potluck is just that, your testing your luck on whether you get food poisoning or don't. My monies on the traditional plate lunch with FDA approval.
Potluck, some luck, a little luck or no luck, I'll take my chances on no potluck, did I mention I don't like potlucks?
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