Okay, I need to be honest with myself. This will not work. I tried to tie-down a crockpot to the rack on my bike. There is no way I would make it to work without spilling the contents stored in the crockpot.
Alas, today I need to drive the car into work – it is potluck day. A serious workday indeed.
You have to understand, I work with professional potluck folks who know how to plan and execute on a great department potluck. I love to cook and always contribute to these potlucks.
Yet truth be told … I love to eat more than cook and a well put together potluck is a dream.
As usual there was more food than we could eat today. It was enough food for an army. It got me thinking … how can we look at a typical potluck mathematically. We should be able to plan our potluck to have just enough food.
Here is how I work out the numbers:
Start with 50 people bringing in food for the potluck
Each person generally makes enough for 10 people
As such we have 500 portions
Yet as we line up to grab food to fill our plate, each person takes maybe 5 servings
So we use 250 servings or half of the total available
As such we planned for a one time department potluck and finish with enough food for a second day. Maybe it is just good food with good people. Maybe it is more and a lesson for each of us.