Potluck Recipe?

What's your favorite thing to bring or see on a potluck line?  Our extended family (50+ ppl) normally does Christmas the weekend after Christmas so I normally have some time to think about it, but this year, they decided to do it the weekend after Thanksgiving!  Ugh.  The classics such as mostacolli, meatballs, and mac & cheese are always covered, and my family is a bunch of farmers, so nothing to exotic.....

I have to transport whatever I make about an hour, so something that doesn't need to be kept piping hot would be best. 

Posted on November 11, 2010 at 11:36 pm
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theresaobyrne
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how about something you can throw in a crockpot? like.....some shredded pork in bbq sauce (can't take the country out of a girl), or some sweet and sour meatballs


or a dip that is pretty harty - like buffalo chicken dip (never a bite left)


or just do a tray of cookies and brownies? (and you can cheat and buy - hey, you're a new mom - you should get extra slack this year!)

Posted on November 12, 2010 at 12:33 am
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My favorite recipe for potlucks is an appetizer....  My family is a bunch of farmers too.  :)


Veggie Bars


2 pkg. crescent rolls


2 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened


1 c. mayonnaise


1 envelope dry Hidden Valley Ranch dressing


2 c. broccoli


2 c. cauliflower


8 oz. grated cheddar cheese


1 c. shredded carrots


1 c. chopped green onions


1 c. diced tomatoes


Press crescent rolls together & flatten on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 10 min.  Cool!  Mix together cream cheese, mayo, and dry dressing mix.  Spread on cooled crust.  Mix broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, onions, and tomatoes together.  Spread on cream cheese layer & press.  Top with grated cheese.  Add to crust no more than 2 hours before serving.  The crust will become soggy.


 


P.S.  I've tried the same thing using 2/3 c. of the regular Hidden Valley Ranch dressing (instead of the mayo & dry ranch packet) & it comes out fine.  Not quite as tangy but it's fine if you're in a rush.  I also always use low fat cream cheese & mayo.  Cutting the veggies is a breeze with a hand chopper.  If you're feeding 50 you should at least double this.

Posted on November 12, 2010 at 1:51 am

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