Updated March 2018


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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.

BON APETTITE Tablesetting

Appetizers Picture of Appetizers
Appetizers are one of the easiest ways to entertain. Here are some recipes.

ASIAN Rice Bowl
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.

A-Z FOOD Picture of Apple and Zucchini
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

Back-of-the-Box Food Picture of Food Boxes
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 Picture of Mexican Food
This is a nice potluck for the month of May.
Suggestions: Tacos, Burritos, Enchiladas, Refried Beans.... Recipes for Cinco de Mayo.

EASY TO DO Picture of Salad being tossed

Sloppy Joes - Salad Bar - Fast Food

FAVORITE FOOD pegmihedu.webs.com/potg/favorite.jpg
People bring their favorite food. Indicate type of food (meat, vegetable, dessert, bread)
or there might only be chocolate chip cookies!

FINGER FOOD Picture of chicken wings
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.....

LUAU Picture of Luau
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,.....

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 Pancakes being tossed
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!

SOUL FOOD Picture of Red Beans and Rice
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.

SOUPER BOWL Football Player
An interesting potluck for Super Bowl Sunday. Several kinds of soup, salads, crackers, bread, and desserts.

ST PATRICK'S DAY Picture of Baked Potato
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 Picture of Washington Apple
Examples include Salmon, apple pie, meatballs, Cranberry sauce,
Crab cocktail, Berry Cobbler, Green Salad, .... Below is information about each state.

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 U.N. logo
Here is a list of food in every country. Click HERE for more food from around the world.

VALENTINE'S DAY Two Valentines
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.....