Potlucks are one of the most congenial of all social events -
informality, good food, not a lot of work,
and the element of surprise in what is served.
The organizer of a potluck can make it very simple
or enlist the help of others.
Having a theme and assigning an item
or having a sign-up is helpful.
Make-ahead items provide hazzle-free entertainment.
Avoid items that need to be spooned, sliced or spread
or are messy or difficult to eat.
Have food that can be prepared in advance and one or two that need to be reheated.
Make a list of dishes and utensils needed to serve the food.
Appetizers are one of the easiest ways to entertain. Here are some recipes.
There is a variety of Asian food including Fried Rice and egg foo young. The Chop Suey and Chow Mein varies from country to country. There are also Asian desserts including Fortune Cookies.
Kind of fun and unique
Apple Dessert, Bread Sticks (soft), Chicken Casserole, Dill Pickles, Eggs (Deviled),
Fruit, Green Pea Salad, Ham Slices, Icebox Cookies, Jello Salad, Kielbasa,
Lettuce Salad, Macroni & Cheese, Nachos, Oatbread,
Potato Salad, Quiche, Rice Krispie Treats, Slaw, Turkey,
Utensils, Veggies, Wheat Rolls, Xtra Plates, Yams, Zucchinni Squares
All food at this potluck has to be made from a recipe from the back of a box or on a can.
The options are many from appetizers to deserts. Have people bring the box or can. Images for recipes. Recipes. More BOB recipes.
Eggs, Meat, Potatoes, Breadstuff, Spread, Juice, Fruit,..... Breakfast & Brunch ideas. Breakfast recipes to make-ahead. Recipes for breakfast casseroles.
CINCO DE MAYO
This is a nice potluck for the month of May.
Suggestions: Tacos, Burritos, Enchiladas, Refried Beans.... Recipes for Cinco de Mayo.
EASY TO DO
Sloppy Joes - Salad Bar - Fast Food
People bring their favorite food. Indicate type of food (meat, vegetable, dessert, bread)
or there might only be chocolate chip cookies!
Finger Food is food that do not require a fork or spoon and are easy to pick up.
Chicken wings, beef rollups, deviled eggs, fruit, vegetables,
cheese, pickles, pinwheels, kabobs, meatballs, vienna sausage, bread sticks, cheese puffs,
brownies, bars, cream puffs, cookies.....
Ham, rice, lumpia, kebobs, chinese chicken salad,..... Recipes for a Luau
Indian Stew, Meatballs, Tamales, Sliced Turkey, Smoked Fish, Sweet Potatoes,
Cabbage Slaw, Bean Salad, Potato Salad, Green Salad, Corn Bread,
White Rolls, Wheat Rolls, Pumpkin Pie, Berry Cobbler, Carrot Cake,.....
NEW BABY OR NEIGHBOR DINNER
Provide dinner for the family that has a new baby or is new to the neighborhood.
This can be done by one person or several people can make just one of the items.
Food can include Salad, Casserole, Vegetable, Dessert.
Pancakes are one of the oldest prepared food in human history. Get recipes for pancakes.
Picnics are great for large or small groups. recipes for a picnic
This can be done any time of year but National Sandwich Day is November 3. A Sandwich can have a variety of fillings and different kinds of bread.
And then, of course, sandwich cookies for dessert!
Celebrate Black History Month in February with soul food such as fried chicken, black eyed peas with ham hocks,
potato salad, macaroni and cheese, red beans and rice, cornbread, grits, and cobbler.
An interesting potluck for Super Bowl Sunday. Several kinds of soup, salads, crackers, bread, and desserts.
ST PATRICK'S DAY
Celebrate ST PATRICK'S DAY with a feast including soda bread and Irish Stew. For dessert have green velvet cupcakes.
TASTE OF THE State of Washington
Examples include Salmon, apple pie, meatballs, Cranberry sauce,
Crab cocktail, Berry Cobbler, Green Salad, .... Below is information about each state.
TASTE OF THE
suggestions for some states:
AK-Salmon, AL-Shrimp, AZ-Burrito, CA-Avocado
CO-Anaszi Bean Dip, FL-orange juice, GA-peach cobbler,
HA-pineapple upsidedown cake, ID-potato salad, IO-cornbread,
KA-sunflower seeds, KY-fried chicken, LA-gumbo, ME-lobster, MD-crab cakes,
MA-baked beans, MN-meatballs, MS-mud pie, MT-cowboy stew,
NB-corn chowder, NM-tortillas, NY-pizza, NC-sweet potatoes, OR-cherry pie,
PA-Dutch cakes, RI-deviled eggs, TN-pecan pie, TX-Tex-Mex chili,
VT-maple brittle, VA-ham, WA-apple cake, WV-spaghetti, WS-meatballs......
UNITED NATIONS - suggestions for some countries
Here is a list of food in every country. Click HERE for more food from around the world.
Appetizers for Valentine's Day.
Dinner for Valentine's Day: Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, and Green Salad.
Everything red: Ham, Tomatoes, Cranberry Sauce,
Kidney Bean Salad, Red Jello Salad, Cherry Pie.....