Originally Posted by edinatlanta
Your meal is two pork butts, a big pot of collards and smoke some tofu with the butts. Boom. Done.
In terms of volume vs. cost, that really isn't a terrible idea. Problem is, I don't really want to spend half of the only full day I'll have up there cooking.
Originally Posted by indesertum
I feel like the need for egality and fairness always fucks things up.
This is exactly right. I'm going, "so I'm going to spend a bunch of money to make dinner for all of you, but one couple is providing nothing, while another is only contributing a $15 breakfast casserole? Oh, and I probably won't end up eating any of it anyway? Hell no."
We're all grown adults, and there's a grocery store in town. If people want to coordinate when we get there, great, but there's just no fair/not-ridiculously-complicated way to coordinate this beforehand.