Potluck dinner or potluck brunch

Discussion in 'Past Rallies' started by Snow, Jul 5, 2016.

Nevermind ... Will re-post in the spring ...

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  1. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

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    Thought of changing things up a bit...

    The potluck brunch would be stuff like pancakes, bacon, sausages, scrambled eggs (sorry folks only doing scrambled eggs), toast etc..
     
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    Why Not do both
     
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    I'm for changing it up. I think doing both might be a bit much for some people especially new members. But a potluck brunch sounds fun!
     
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    Why Just scrambled eggs ?
     
  5. Snow

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    Well when you think of all the different ways eggs can be prepared, you would be cooking eggs for hours ... Eggs would have to be kept simple, scrambled and maybe (and a big maybe at that) over easy and hard boiled but wouldn't go doing custom eggs .. Or are you volunteering to be the head egg cooker ?? [:D]
     
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    Awesome!!
     
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    for any large gathering of over 25 campers

    The soft boiled egg is the way to go

    5 to 7 minutes in boiling water to cook them

    After cooking them transfer them to a pot fill with warm water to retain heat

    Serve as needed

    No playing around with milk or stirring needed

    Easy clean up also

    If you want something more substantial Maybe a mountain man breakfast done in a Dutch Oven

    Think camp cooking, too many people try to bring their home cooking techniques to the camp grounds

    Use the KISS Method
     
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    Way to think, Art! Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS) :)
     
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    Scrambled eggs are pretty simple .. mixing bowl, wisk, eggs and a bit of milk all that is needed, besides a pan and spatula, keep warm in a crockpot.... Unless you have a microwave in your rolling house ..
     
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    Here is how I see it.
    Brunch is great but cuts in the day activities people might have planned, at dinner is the perfect time for gathering with friends (IMO).
    Fire & heat are better at night, potlucks must have a fire.
    I like to sleep in as much as possible [SNZ], having to prepare for brunch will ruin that [:D]
    Most likely we would gather at night anyway so why not kill two birds with one meatball [LOL]
     
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    I have to disagree on this one

    You have just listed 7 items needed to make the eggs. Plus the clean up time

    How about eggs a 2 pots and a spoon with no appreciable cleanup time

    You do not have to worry about anyone`s allergies or lactose intolerance problems

    again the Kiss method would make the most sense No point trying to reinvent the wheel
     
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    LOL. Meatball! Wrench made some killer meatballs!
     
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    Not arguing over the menu at this point in time.. right now looking for input on having either a potluck brunch or supper, not both just one or the other..


    we can ask his DW to make breakfast/brunch meatballs ....
     
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    I think you have made a very valid Point there Jman
    Most folks have their days activities planed and a potluck breakfast would conflict with their schedules

    Might be a better Idea to have a welcome breakfast hosted by the Wagomasters
     
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    Good thing is...we have a whole year to think about this!
     
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    I'm with Jman on this one. I can hardly make it there on time for a Saturday night one, let alone mid day. I also like to sleep, I also like meatballs. (Thanks Mel)
     
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    Anytime, Wrench! They were yummy!
     
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    True, but so does having supper at 5pm .. Some folks prepare the food that day (not all of them have a freezer) so the planned activity largely is prep work and cooking but I see where your coming from..

    Generally we have a fire of some sort going all day even in the rain...

    Kind of defeats your argument above about planned activities .. [;)]

    This is why the question is being asked, One reason for having an earlier potluck is so the afternoon is free, since we hold the rally over the Canada Day long weekend and next year the 1st is the Saturday, having a potluck brunch would allow anyone who wanted to head off to watch the local fireworks show that night to do so..
     
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    Just curious... why does a decision re the potluck--and the door prizes--need to be made so soon? This is my first year with POP, but the other 5 rallies I'm attending this year made decisions re this much closer to the rally date, after those participating had booked their reservations.

    It seems that decisions made based on the surveys closing in early October could be based on votes by people that may not be able to make the rally. In addition, the survey is not listed under the title of the rally, so others (previous participants and new) may not read the posts.

    Shouldn't decisions be made after the 2017 rally has been formally listed under rallies being planned and the actual participants are confirmed?

    Pat
     
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    Several reasons for posting the polls now... One is that many folks get extremely busy with stuff once the fall rolls around, some hibernate most of the winter.. another one is that when the ressi window opens it is still winter and some folks are still in their winter mode. Also, If we waited until everyone confirmed they were coming many would miss the best times to buy door prize items.

    Survey closes in October cause I figured by then everyone from this year would have time to offer an opinion, Yes some folks may vote and not attend, others may not vote and attend but to start planning for next year, we have to start somewhere... Yes I plan things up to almost a year ahead.. In 4 months I will know all my holidays for next year.. Don't worry a further discussion will take place again in the spring..

    As I said, we have to start some where ... Just because the polls are out now and close in 3 months doesn't meen the topics wont be revisited in March ..
     
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