I was watching the "food channel" (again) and they were doing a "low country boil".
The concept is to have a simmered pot of ingredients that everyone (almost) would like.
Here is a typical recipe - http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/daves-low- ... etail.aspx
I (personally) will eat just about anything, but I really like the idea of the "boil" for the gatherings.
This would be a simple (donate a part) meal that we could all enjoy. Part of the fun would be "tending the pot" during the day and then, of course , enjoying the food.
I need comments about this so (if approved) is something we could try at the spring gathering.
After all, the gatherings are actually a "food fest" surrounded by a bunch of trailers, so let me know what you think.
another option , that Carter and Susan are familiar with, is "the Chili Dump". They can elaborate on that if needed.