Friends are hosting a "taste-off" potluck, with four families bringing variants of the main dish, with a view to comparing them. The other (six or so) families were asked what they would like to bring.
Today I got the confirmation email - I am down for salad (as I offered). What I did not expect is that I am the only person making salad for a potluck at which 50 people are expected.
This seems insane and unreasonable to me - I have even googled "potluck etiquette" to see if I'm just being clueless. The standard suggestion is that one make enough to serve 10.
So, what do I do? Just take enough for 10 (or even 20)? Bring this up with the hostess (who can be a bit touchy)? ???
From the looks of the assignments, the hosts get away with providing just one of the main dishes. Not bad if you can pull it off, I suppose.