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Potluck hosts, please don't do this.

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Potluck hosts, please don't do this.

Glencora | Jun 23, 2008 10:10 AM

I was invited to a casual backyard potluck, 11-2 on Sunday. The host said he'd provide sandwich makings and was asking the guests to bring salads. I said I'd bring broccoli. (There's actually a thread here about the recipe: "NYT Garlicky Sesame-Cured Broccoli Salad?") When I arrived a little after 11, I found that the host had gone all brunchy on me, setting out bagels, cream cheese, red onion, capers, etc. Someone else had brought fruit salad and another had made lovely cheesy rolls. My garlicky broccoli was way too robust for the meal. It didn't fit in at all. Everyone was polite, of course. I just wish I'd been told of the change in plans. Or am I being overly sensitive?

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