seriously, do not worry about GF stuff for me because I also have the dairy thing as a tag along...I'll stick to what I bring, and Mo's 'tater salad...maybe we need to "...call her 'tater salad..." waddoyathink?
I am used to this, in fact I even bring my own pots and a couple bans when I do travel or visit friends and since cooking is something I really enjoy, I am used to it all anymore.
I do, however appreciate the consideration...especially considering the sounds, I mean geeze...hehehehe...
I was thinking of making my own sort of casserole thing, there to last a couple days or even just a couple pots of soup, even good German sauerkraut, can't use barley anymore of course but I found, HOMMINE of all things serves as a nice substitute. Plus that is my all time favorite breakfast food, cold leftover sauerkraut...not to worry it grossed out my family, well, except for my Uncle Ray, he thought I was weird, but also loved that I just liked it!... All of this I can make ahead of time or even there since we have a bit of a kitchen.
Did I mention, from the info I read, I really like even the studio units. They seem a lot like the rooms at Extended Stay of America (I stayed in them when they were new and I was still doing Antique Shows, and losing my shirt and about any other body part you care to name...)
Anyway, I am going to try and get the stuff together to make a BIG pot if salsa. I will try and get really fresh lard (only beef, nor pork just in case there are non-porkers there, veggie/vegans...screw 'em...hehehehe, naw if there are any vegans/veggies coming lemme know so I just grab a few gallon's of peanut oil for making the chips then and there). We have a large number of amazing Mexican markets here and the meats & such are always exceptional.
As for the potluck, I say we simply wing it. It's fun when spontaneous and simple. Too much organization might be not as much fun...this group seems more sperm of the moment kinda peeples...those are always the more fun pot luck things.
I will plan on meats for about 10 folks and if we have more, we slice thinner... :P That reminds me, time to spend some quality time with my knives...did I mention Dexter is my hero?
OK, back to finally trying to get a grasp of how Chase Bank handles checking accounts...one thing about WaMu was they were 100% REAL TIME...these geezers at Chase are pure Robber Barons and I never know what my balance is when i look online...and these days I confuse easily. Right about now I wish I actually sent in my MMJ application, it sure couldn't hurt! hehehehe....