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Has anyone ever tried a "pot luck" get together around here. I know there are SO many great places to eat around here and picking up a dish at the local markets is so easy But yesterday I had one of Kds awesome BBQ sandwiches and he seemed to like my deviled eggs. We all occasionally have a need to cook one of our home countries comfort foods, if we can find the ingrediants. This format places no large burden on anyone. Everyone brings a large dish but does not have to worry about how many people are coming. The beer, wine, etc. group BYOB. The get together could be at a park or home. Everyone could bring enough plastic forks plates for themselves plus a little.

No big burden on anyone, no need to RSVP and you might get a taste of home. I would love to see what our european and Oz members might come up with.

Food for thought. No pun intended.:whistling:

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Hi Scorpio.!

I for my part, think that this is a really great idea-Me and Suphaphon, are inn for it-no mather where or when.

Great idea,mann.!

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Hi Scorpio.!

I for my part, think that this is a really great idea-Me and Suphaphon, are inn for it-no mather where or when.

Great idea,mann.!

Yummy, good idea.

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I think it's a great idea !

To add to it , why not make it a tour type of pot luck.

That is - hosting from the fringes.

example;

I'm about 15 km. s/e of Chiang Saen.and would host if enough people would be interested in visiting a lovely rural farm village for a great social afternoon.

Also the 40 sociable

pigs love being scratched and given attention.

No there is no smell at the house as these pigs are well for.

Marc g.

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I was rather surprised and a bit disappointed as well. I chalked it up to a reluctance to mix. Hope I was wrong. It would seem to be an ideal Sunday brunch type event. Minimal effort and a lot of flexibility. Would not put much burden on host. No waste. If you make too much, take it home. If you did not make enough, you had a culinary hit. Did not get any PM on why there was little interest.:whistling:

Maybe the American term pot luck was too obscure.:jap:

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""If you cook it, they will come""

Start the ball rolling, name a day, preferably a Sunday and a place( with directions) and we'll see.

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As with most pots Scorpio, you must stir from time to time. Things here take a little more persistence and someone to take the lead. Even then it may need to wait for the right time. Just keep at it. It might be necessary to add some non-TV'ers into the mix as well.

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As with most pots Scorpio, you must stir from time to time. Things here take a little more persistence and someone to take the lead. Even then it may need to wait for the right time. Just keep at it. It might be necessary to add some non-TV'ers into the mix as well.

Never intended to let it completely die. Was going to resurrect it after a month but got distracted. Thanks for the memory jog, Memories of your ladies pastries, Scea's toad in the hole and other foods brought up on TV kept it in the back of my mind. Might even want a small taste of Vegemite or Oxo.

Marcgee's idea of a rotating venue was my original hope. If there is enough interest it might be best to shoot for a central location here in the Rai (suggestions?) for the first one then go on from there.

Somehow involving HHH and Expats would also be a good idea but maybe a little early. Baby steps.

I would like feedback on if our deli and restaurant owners would like to join in for the good will and felowship or BAD idea.

Will let it ferment a little longer for some additional input and see if it reaches a critical mass. :jap:

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I wouldn't mind starting it, though I'm not a Hasher or an Expat member.

I do live pretty central( near Big C).

However, with holidays and a birthday coming up, I wouldn't be able to do until November.

Over to ye all.

Edited by dindong

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Towards the end of the month I might could host a pot-luck get-together at my

Place near the new airport. It would have to be oriented to children, and not to drinking, though. I'm not interested in HHH.

The village, as is usual, has tables, chairs and awning thing for funerals, weddings, etc, and arrangements would need to be made for that. It would be important, also, to have a good idea in advance who would come.

We have 3.5 rai, a fenced off fish pond, banana grove and guest house, but weekend mornings my wife is taking driving lessons until noon. I’ve concerns about parking (a close neighbor had a party and things got pretty tight), and am hardly set up to play DJ or anything like that. My son isn’t yet 3, my wife’s 7 year old young brother is up in the hills until school restarts… some local friends might come with their kids, of a variety of ages, but in all, I think this not as simple as may have originally been thought.

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I am encouraged that there have been three members who have volunteered their homes for this idea. This makes me think it is possible to do. I think though that the first try should be at a neutral site to give it a test drive to work out the kinks. Is their such a thing as a park like setting with cover and tables that we could try it out or am I thinking to much like the US.

I am a little confused about the comments about the Expats and HHH. They do not have anything to do with it at this point other than the fact that many TV members are members of one or both of those organizations.

I don't know all the commenter's nationality but I hope it gathers a more international feel. That is what could really make it work.:jap:

More input please!

Edited by scorpio1945

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"a neutral site" might be a good idea - except for the possibility of rain, need for tables and chairs for

at least some (I certainly prefer them),

and, well, that I can't think of any!

Jubby informed me this morning that HHH here isn't a bunch of roudy alcoholics - didn't know that! :-)

Nor did I realize "Expats" referred to a sort of club (am aware of CM Expats and that there

have been gatherings here).

What brought me around to interest was thinking of the fun kids could have meeting each other and running around.

Then Dad wouldn't have to be the only English language teacher!

I expect parents wouldn't be drinking too much, mothers have a natural tendency to help,

and everybody would have at least one important thin g in common (kids!).

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"a neutral site" might be a good idea - except for the possibility of rain, need for tables and chairs for

at least some (I certainly prefer them),

and, well, that I can't think of any!

Jubby informed me this morning that HHH here isn't a bunch of roudy alcoholics - didn't know that! :-)

Nor did I realize "Expats" referred to a sort of club (am aware of CM Expats and that there

have been gatherings here).

What brought me around to interest was thinking of the fun kids could have meeting each other and running around.

Then Dad wouldn't have to be the only English language teacher!

I expect parents wouldn't be drinking too much, mothers have a natural tendency to help,

and everybody would have at least one important thin g in common (kids!).

I think Joels place would be fine. Obviously whoever organises it will need some help the day before. The Kids thing would work for me especially as its schools holidays now. maybe make the 'Kid' optional would work for others ;-)

maybe the ones who don't feel confident enough to cook something could bring some soft drinks or a couple of beers.

I think you'll find joel that the Chiang Rai HHH is quite conservative by Hashing standards. soft drinks outsell beer , its definately a family thing. You should try it. We had CM up a few months ago and most of us are still realling from the experience :D

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