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Old 04-25-2015, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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I don't eat food other people, outside of my family, have cooked. In the past I have had co workers who brought in something they had cooked to share, and I generally said I was on a strict diet and could not eat it.

Sometimes at work they will order in pizza for everyone, and I see it laying out all day and then people still eat it ! Or, they put it in the fridge and 4 or 5 days later are eating it again. Not me, after two days food goes out.

I had food poisoning years ago and NEVER WANT IT AGAIN !


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Old 04-25-2015, 10:09 AM
 
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I always bring some amazing and delicious dish to the Potluck. I just eat what I bring

I have always been leery of potlucks. I don't know how meticulous people are, I don't know where they purchase their food. I always use top ingredients.

And besides, we are a Nation of overweight people. It just encourages people to overeat. So that is another reason I stay away from them.
I think this nation has a problem with overthinking things. Its ok to enjoy things like food. Its ok to eat food made from generic ingredients. Goodness gracious.
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Old 04-25-2015, 10:19 AM
 
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I'm always humored by people who think it's ok to sleep around with multiple partners, but are more concerned about the kitchen and hygiene habits of others. IMO, the first is much riskier than the latter.

I'm not big on potlucks after seeing a coworker take a coffee pot into the bathroom, go potty, not wash hands and then grab that coffee pot, fill it with water and then make coffee. I suck it up and find something to eat any way. Baked goods are generally safe as is rice and a few other items.
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Old 04-25-2015, 10:28 AM
 
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Friends of mine got sick from a bad batch of V8 juice. I still drink it. I don't understand this mindset of never doing something ever again because something happened to someone once.
I feel the same way...I'm still mad that Taco Bell will never have green onions again because several years ago they got a batch with salmonella...it could just as easily be the lettuce or tomatoes. There is nothing inherently riskier about green onions.
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:58 PM
 
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I'm a clean freak in the kitchen. Hands washed, hair pulled back, counters and sinks washed and I'm ready to make a hot mess!

Last summer I made a really good turkey salad to bring to an out-door potluck for the neighbors. I made it the night before so the flavors would meld and of course covered and refrigerated. When I brought it to our our neighborhood party, I had it in a cooler full of ice because the salad had mayonnaise in it. Some of the people who had volunteered to set up the party didn't like my presentation by bringing my salad in a cooler... they also told me that I should have been more concerned about the turkey going bad than the Mayo. (Nothing went bad. It was never allowed to get warm).

OK - so I'm a slob. I serve clean food prepared by clean hands in a clean environment, but my presentation is less than perfect.
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Old 04-25-2015, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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This reminds me of one of the detectives on Major Crimes always says the husband did it. Nine times out of ten if you are getting sick from food it will be from mom's hand not an extended network of friends and co-workers or a restaurant employee.
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Old 04-25-2015, 04:04 PM
 
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I find it hilarious that people are so put out that some people don't eat at potlucks. I mean, really, it's more for you! I do not care what you eat in the slightest.
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Old 04-25-2015, 04:50 PM
 
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I find it hilarious that people are so put out that some people don't eat at potlucks. I mean, really, it's more for you! I do not care what you eat in the slightest.
That's some odd logic. If someone doesn't eat at potlucks, then that's actually less food at the potluck. Potluck participants don't just consume the food, they also provide the food.
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Old 04-25-2015, 05:41 PM
 
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...Its ok to eat food made from generic ingredients. Goodness gracious.
To each his own.

People always comment on how tasty my food is. At a potluck, mine is the first to be gone.

Why, because I use top ingredients. No generic butter, generic flour, etc.

My sons, husband have mention how delicious my food is compared to others.

Do what you want...if I am going to put the calories in, you bet it is going to be delicious!!

I am okay with it
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:04 PM
 
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That's some odd logic. If someone doesn't eat at potlucks, then that's actually less food at the potluck. Potluck participants don't just consume the food, they also provide the food.
Sorry, I meant more weird, dirty food for you.
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