Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My First Potluck That Went Splat!

So, it turns out people love hotdogs.  My calling in church is the activity chairperson.  In our ward we have monthly potlucks most months.  The trick is coming up with new ideas each month.  I decided to try something a little different this month.  It's June and the start of summer (yes it's Washington and still raining).  So, this month I thought we'd do a hotdog potluck.  I figured I would supply the hotdogs and have everyone else bring the hotdog buns, condiments, side dishes, and desserts.  I calculated the number of hotdogs we would need by the number of people we usually have at our potlucks.  We have a pretty good showing every month, but nothing like this month.

I went to Costco and bought 126 hotdogs.  That should have been enough in my mind.  I did not factor in the obvious fact that I guess people come out of the woodwork for hotdogs.  Who would have known.  Also, people wanted many more than one hotdog.  That created a bit of a trial for the hotdog supply.  Tom was the best husband ever and helped me not only get ready for the potluck (thanks also to the Loynd family for their last minute help with setup!), but also with the hectic preparation of making more hotdogs than I thought we would need.  We were lucky to get any food, we were so busy making sure every piece of food available was ready to eat.

It's definitely something I'll do again, because everyone seemed to really like the hotdogs.  However next time I will make sure I over-plan on the number we will need.


Cozzens Family said...

How funny. I guess us mormons love our hot dogs. :)

Tara said...

I have learned through my work that it is always better to have too much food than not enough.