Let's start the new year fresh (since I can't remember the assignments from the last potluck and the record went down with the old website).  It seems the alphabetic distribution of our families remains about the same so those with last names beginning with A-F can bring a main course (meat, pasta, casserole, soup/stew), G-N can bring a side dish (salad, veggie, bread), and O-Z can bring dessert (self explanatory).  Obviously there is some amount of overlap between categories, so don't obsess too much about which is which, especially if you happen to have all the makings for a particular dish on hand and it is more convenient to bring that. Please remember to have the dish ready in advance, with nothing more than a little warming required.