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OT - Adore party pooper?

CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,746
edited September 2 in Off Topic
Attended a potluck couple of days ago, took my Adore for appeteaser pizza. Planned on cooking ten but decided to pull the plug after seven because the host 'hinted' that guests won't have room left for the feast! It was a Hit.

Managed to get a photo of a plain cheese one, topped by a volunteer kid...


canuckland

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  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 3,545
    Great looking crust 
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,746
    edited September 2
    @caliking agree absolutely, in this case the host is my SIL+D, so it's all good! btw, he made a killer brisket on his less than a week old Traeger, unthinkable for someone who never had a smoker. 
    canuckland
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,746
    OTOH, if you have the reputation of making decent food, they kind of expect it!  It is a delicate balancing act.
    canuckland
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 7,300
    1) Great cook

    2) On the issue of supplementing the host’s cooking, I’ve found that quality is expected and desired - to the max.  But quantity is where you can go wrong.  It’s OK if your appetizer is better than the entree. It’s not OK if people aren’t hungry when the entree comes and they don’t eat it. It goes against my nature to purposefully limit portions to amounts that are small and reasonable but I’ve found that is best. 

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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,746
    edited September 2
    @Foghorn ;Thanks. You nailed it on #2, most people had 1 slice, some had 2, and the pies were small.  In fact, a late-arriving guest had to settle for half a slice because I just pulled the plug reluctantly and didn't want to make pie #8. And no one had problem eating the mains and desserts, thankfully!
    canuckland
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 12,783
    caliking said:
    I have found that I need to temper my enthusiasm when doing away cooks, keeping the host’s sensibilities in mind. It’s game on if I know the host well enough to appreciate something like traveling with a pizza oven and homemade dough.

    Otherwise, it’s akin to making sure you don’t wear a dress more spectacular than the bride’s at a wedding. 
    Come to my house and don’t be bashful.  


    Both of you 


    I have little shame when going to/cooking at an egghead’s place. Especially the folks I know. So it’s on!

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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 7,300
    caliking said:
    caliking said:
    I have found that I need to temper my enthusiasm when doing away cooks, keeping the host’s sensibilities in mind. It’s game on if I know the host well enough to appreciate something like traveling with a pizza oven and homemade dough.

    Otherwise, it’s akin to making sure you don’t wear a dress more spectacular than the bride’s at a wedding. 
    Come to my house and don’t be bashful.  


    Both of you 


    I have little shame when going to/cooking at an egghead’s place. Especially the folks I know. So it’s on!
    FTFY @caliking


    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 12,783
    Foghorn said:
    caliking said:
    caliking said:
    I have found that I need to temper my enthusiasm when doing away cooks, keeping the host’s sensibilities in mind. It’s game on if I know the host well enough to appreciate something like traveling with a pizza oven and homemade dough.

    Otherwise, it’s akin to making sure you don’t wear a dress more spectacular than the bride’s at a wedding. 
    Come to my house and don’t be bashful.  


    Both of you 


    I have little shame when going to/cooking at an egghead’s place. Especially the folks I know. So it’s on!
    FTFY @caliking


    You know me too well :smiley:

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,929
    caliking said:
    I have found that I need to temper my enthusiasm when doing away cooks, keeping the host’s sensibilities in mind. It’s game on if I know the host well enough to appreciate something like traveling with a pizza oven and homemade dough.

    Otherwise, it’s akin to making sure you don’t wear a dress more spectacular than the bride’s at a wedding. 
    I know exactly what you mean. Years ago we were invited to a neighborhood pot luck party. In my unbridled enthusiasm I took 36 ABTs and 48 Georgia RedWings. It turned out to be only 15 couples attending versus what we thought would have been 30 or more couples. Unbeknownst to us the hostess fixed wings which we heard were horrible, much less saw, people discreetly trashing!

     Always nice to take home empty containers, but passing on hostess's food can be embarrassing.
    L, M, S &  Mini
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    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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