Potluck Ideas that don't Suck?
My friend and I have been invited to a potluck. Which is basically a euphemism for a cornucopia of guacamole, hummus, and salsa. Anyone got any original ideas for something to make? Don't want to do any prep once there, except maybe stick something in the oven. But even that can be tricky.
Here's my favorite thing to bring to a potluck. I always get a lot of compliments on it and requests for the recipe.
Funny story ... I went googling for this recipe and found this. I don't know who Hillsmom is and have never heard of "Taste of Home", but I'm the person who wrote this recipe originally (I recognize my own verbiage) and posted it who-knows-where, where it was apparently seen by Hillsmom. Small world! So weird to see my own version of this recipe posted by someone else on a strange site!
A slow cooker expands your potluck horizon to infinity: curried lamb, barbecued beef, African chicken (in a spicy tomato sauce with a little peanut butter and some peppers), red beans & rice with andouille (Creole sausage), beef cooked in beer with onions and Portobello mushrooms, etc etc. Transport: set pot full of cooked stuff in cardbox in trunk of car in case it sloshes. On arrival, plug in pot to keep contents hot and let people serve themselves direct from the pot.
slow cooker, AKA crockpot, totally a-gree.
Transport: duct tape lid down (I started doing this after a whole crockpot full of etouffe turned over in our brand new chevy impala (less than 300km on the odometer). Note etouffe is butter-based and I rarely saw mrs. porker so angry, but I digress)
As for a dish suggestion, I like bringing curry goat. Again, the missus always rolls her eyes, but goat is not only 1. cheap and 2. tasty, but makes for a great conversation piece...
chicken pot pie? shepard's pie of some sort? easy to transport. easy to heat. easy to cut big or small portions.