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September 30th, 2012, 08:37 AM
~mommy~'s Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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If your family was invited to a family gathering that specified "bring a dish to pass" given the size of your own personal family, how many dishes would you bring?
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September 30th, 2012, 08:57 AM
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I usually take 2 or 3 dozen cupcakes or cookies as my dish. Unless they specify a side dish (which has happened), then I just take one large one.
I've never been to a gathering where lack of food was an issue.
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September 30th, 2012, 09:09 AM
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I usually bring more than is necessary, just because our family IS so large. We attended a Harvest Party at my BFF's last night and I told her I'd provide the desserts. I took a cake I made to look like a pumpkin, pumpkin whoopie pies, and 2 apples pies.

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September 30th, 2012, 09:38 AM
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I bring more. If my whole family goes its 6 adults and 4 little ones, plus a vegetarian dd. I always make one dish I know she can eat and then enough to really feed an army. Everyone is very good about remembering the vegetarian dd, but I feel better knowing there will be something for her.
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September 30th, 2012, 03:13 PM
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September 30th, 2012, 03:26 PM
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I usually take a couple different kinds of things. Sometimes I double each dish, and sometimes not. But I know a lot of people only show up with 2-3 people, and when we have more, I feel like I should contribute more.
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September 30th, 2012, 06:18 PM
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I take 2 as well a main dish and a dessert.My mom,Dad and brother his wife are Vegans so we get plenty of veggietarian and vegan dishes so it is a nice mix
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September 30th, 2012, 07:04 PM
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I bring double what my family would eat.
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