Thanksgiving Potluck ideas?
I hope I am posting in the right page. Was hoping what other CH's have done for potlucks and the reaction...I want to steal your idea :)
Having an office potluck, everyeone here is very open, and there are no food restrictions. Something out of the norm is very welcomed.
A big crockpot full of garlic mashed potatoes are always a hit. Pulled pork sandwiches are easy and most people like those as well.
Are you looking for Thanksgiving-specific ideas? Or is this just a regular pot luck at Thanksgiving time? If the former, this Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding from Epicurious has been a hit on my table quite a few times: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
I also like to serve a compote or chutney on T-Giving and that’s something you can be quite certain other people won’t be bringing. Lots of choices out there. I’ve served pumpkin chutney; a ginger/apple preserve; a prune, pear, and saffron compote; a chestnut and onion confit.
Big hit was mini cheesecakes in cupcake liners. Different flavors. Of course, it's a lot of work but so much fun. Everything from pomegranates to chocolate.
What kind of office kitchen do you have? ie Will there be a dozen people trying to use one plug in for their crockpots? Is there a fridge/stove? That and what kind of equipment you have will help determine what to bring.
Office potlucks I've been to vary from a sea of mayo laden deli salads to well organized dinners with a nice balance of apps, mains etc.
The mention of potlucks always reminds me of this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/577088 I don't know that it's quite what you're looking for but it's a fun read :)
Last year I made spinach brownies for Thanksgiving (named since made in a brownie pan), a recipe from HillJ.
What attracted me to the recipe was that it could be served at room temperature. Everyone enjoyed it. It was a quick and easy dish to make. Perfect for a potluck!