Post # 1
With a few potlucks this weekend, I got to thinking – I always look for the lowest effort recipe I can find that’s still yummy. One of my friends always brings something totally insane – he brought live lobster to our bbq this weekend, and killed them on the back porch before grilling them. Another couple always brings something store bought, like a veggie tray. We do a great job of potlucking together, because we’ve all got our “groove” and end up with a little of everything.
Do you have a “type” when it comes to bringing a dish to share?
Post # 3
I like to make something… but don’t spend too much time or money on it!
Post # 4
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
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
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
I always bring my “famous” potato salad and angel eggs (otherwise known as deviled eggs, but I have a secret recipe).
Post # 8
I love to bake and used to work as a pastry chef, so I can be counted on for dessert.
Post # 9
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
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
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
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 # 13
@UpstateCait: That’s a good point though – I almost always default to a dessert, the guy with the lobster always does some sort of protein (usually but not always meat), etc. too.
Post # 14
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
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!