(Closed) Potlucks (NWR)

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: 3 part poll :)
    I go for the impressive dish, the one that will leave everyone talking : (2 votes)
    3 %
    I bring something that I personally love and can't live without : (12 votes)
    18 %
    I bring something tried and true that I know will turn out well : (23 votes)
    35 %
    I buy something pre-made to bring / bring drinks instead of a dish : (3 votes)
    5 %
    I bring something low maintenance but still homemade : (9 votes)
    14 %
    Other (from the above) - explained below : (1 votes)
    2 %
    I go for health over flavor : (0 votes)
    I go for flavor over health : (13 votes)
    20 %
    I am the potluck goddess and bring healthy AND delicious side dishes : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I like to make something… but don’t spend too much time or money on it! 

    Post # 4
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m normally always on appetizer duty. I whip up a few dips and some homemade swedish meatballs, and we’re all set.

    ETA: I guess I read this wrong. To answer the question, I almost always make something but I’m never going to take on something too complex. 

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I always do one of two things: orzo salad (it is ALWAYS a hit!) or something baked.  (Usually cookies or cake.)  The former is great for when it’s hot, and I can make it in advance. And it usually provides a good non-meat option at bbqs.

    Otherwise I like to bake something.  It’s the only craft I’m really good at, so I enjoy showing it off. 😉

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    DH and I make a mean tuna casserole and it’s proved to be quite popular at potlucks. Super low maintenance and way yummy.

    ETA: We used to bring home-made pies but so many people grab ready-made desserts at the grocery store that often there were only two or three entrees and everything else was sweets. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been known to eat dessert for dinner, but not everyone has that much of a sweet tooth! 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I always bring my “famous” potato salad and angel eggs (otherwise known as deviled eggs, but I have a secret recipe).

    Post # 8
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    46159 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I love to bake and used to work as a pastry chef, so I can be counted on for dessert.

     

    Post # 9
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    999 posts
    Busy bee

    For the potlucks, I usually am always trying a new recipe that sounds amazing. My friends and coworkers love being my guinea pigs. I haven’t gone wrong so far. *knocking on wood*

    But I am always planning for like a day or two before the actual potluck. I can’t wait for our next potluck. I think it is next week when I get back from vacation since 2 of my coworkers have the same birthday. I need to start looking through recipes.

    Post # 10
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    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I almost always do deviled eggs, they are so simple, I can make them ahead of time and assemble at the party. Sometimes I’ll make something different, like meatballs (but i always do from scratch, so they take a while), some kind of dip.  It just really depends on what they want from us. Oh, I also make a bad ass crock pot pulled pork and chicken

    Post # 11
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    1493 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My potluck favorites are carmelized onion dip and blondies. I just made chocolate shortbread today. It’s a new favorite I’ll be making again. I’m going to take my current batch to knit night on Wednesday.

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It all depends on if I have time.  If I do, I’ll bring a desert because I love making dessert and it’s fairly easiy.  I always make cupcakes or cheesecake.

    If I don’t have time to make something homemade, I’ll bring a store bought dessert or a veggie or fruit tray.

     

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Honestly, I try to bring something “ethnic” to pot lucks. The only potlucks I have been to are at work though and I work in a really multicultural environment so it just makes sense.

     

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I usually do dips or desserts. My favorite is buffalo chicken wing dip, just made with canned chicken, cream cheese, ranch dressing and hot sauce. People are always scraping the bottom of the bowl and it’s so easy to make. I can literally throw it together in about 15 minutes, the only downside is I have to bake it when I get to wherever I’m going, or if it’s somewhere close by I can usually bake it and keep it hot long enough to get there. It is the easiest recipe and most popular that I’ve ever found!

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