So, I'm going to a Christmas potluck.. Any ideas?

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    Dec 21, 2010 11:13 PM GMT
    My friend is hosting a Christmas potluck tomorrow, and I still have no idea what to bring. I usually would bake a cake, or make cookies, but a few of them already called dibs on bringing dessert. I'm not too great of a cook, but I really wanna make something, instead of pussing out and picking up something ready made.

    Anyone got any amazing recipes? or ideas? What should I bring icon_question.gif
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    Dec 21, 2010 11:16 PM GMT
    Taco Ring, ha
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    Dec 21, 2010 11:22 PM GMT
    Cubes of meat + vegetables + a simmer sauce from a jar

    This is what I'm doing for my company's potluck tomorrow: Chicken with potatoes and Chicken Korma sauce in a jar. Very easy and very yummy.
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    Dec 21, 2010 11:25 PM GMT
    Mine might be kind of trailer park, but it's good.

    White Castle Meatballs

    For the meatballs:
    10 White Castle hamburgers
    1 medium onion
    2 pounds of ground beef
    2 eggs
    1 tsp. of salt
    1/2 tsp. of ground pepper
    1/2 tbsp. of onion powder

    For the sauce:
    2-10.75 oz cans Cream of Mushroom soup
    2 tbsp. of mustard
    2 tbsp. of ketchup
    1 tbsp. of Worcestershire sauce

    Meatballs:
    Chop onion in a food processor until fine. Saute on medium heat until soft but not browned, about 5 minutes. Drain using a strainer. Chop all 10 burgers in a food processor until fine. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground burgers and sauteed onion with the remaining meatball ingredients, mixing well with your hands. Let mixture set covered in refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes. Spray baking dish or cookie sheet with a light coating of vegetable spray. Shape the meat mixture into balls by rolling a small amount into your hands until smooth. Meatballs should be slightly smaller than a golf ball. Bake meatballs in a 350-degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes, turning them over halfway through the cooking time. Meatballs should be browned on both sides. Remove the balls from the pan and strain with a colander.

    Sauce:
    Combine all sauce ingredients in a saucepan and heat on stove at medium heat, until thoroughly heated. Pour over the cooked meatballs. Serve immediately, or refrigerate the sauce-covered meatballs overnight and heat the following day in a slow-cooker.

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    Dec 21, 2010 11:37 PM GMT
    a bag of pot....good luck.........................Keithicon_cool.gif
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    Dec 22, 2010 12:12 AM GMT
    HeartRobb saidMine might be kind of trailer park, but it's good.

    White Castle Meatballs

    For the meatballs:



    That actually sounds pretty good. I'd have to substitute veggie stuff for the meat, though. But the sauce sounds delicious.
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    Dec 22, 2010 12:13 AM GMT
    a shrimp ring and seafood sauce
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Dec 22, 2010 3:02 AM GMT
    This is too easy, it's almost like a cop out and everyone likes it.

    Pick up an assortment of over-the-top crackers (pita chips are good). Take a couple of packages of cream cheese and place them on a platter. More cream cheese if the platter is of good size. Then take a jar of good (emphasis on the word "good" here) salsa or even some chutney and put it on top of the cream cheese and serve with the crackers.

    This surprisingly goes over well. It's much more creative than the melted Velveeta and salsa dip (hideous) and it shows off some good taste on your part if you use a good chutney.

    Simple. Elegant. Goes over well. How bad is that?
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Dec 22, 2010 3:04 AM GMT
    Trader Joe's has this new Pumpkin Ice Cream that is amazing! icon_lol.gif
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Dec 22, 2010 3:07 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidTrader Joe's has this new Pumpkin Ice Cream that is amazing! icon_lol.gif



    WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!

    You have Trader Joe's and we DON'T icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 22, 2010 3:12 AM GMT
    I'm having a potluck tomorrow for work too! Our team likes to host these. Last year I brought one tray of Lasagna...It was devoured in like 5 minutes. This year they skipped me for what to bring. Instead I was volun-told to do it again. This time 2 batches icon_sad.gif

    I started at 7 PM. I've only finished the first layer

    So if you're good at cooking something, I suggest you don't bring it in! Else you will be forced to bring it again next year, and in bigger quantities!!!
  • Karnage

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    Dec 22, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    My favorite recipe site is www.allrecipes.com. All of the recipes are rated, and there's currently a Christmas section!
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    Dec 22, 2010 3:17 AM GMT
    STUFFED CHERRY TOMATOES - Pretty easy to make and a good appetizer.

    2 cartons cherry tomatoes
    1 lb. bacon, fried & crumbled
    1/2 c. mayonnaise
    1 med. onion, finely chopped

    Wash cherry tomatoes, slice off tops, scoop out seeds and put aside. Blend remaining ingredients and stuff into tomatoes. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
  • mybud

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    Dec 22, 2010 3:19 AM GMT
    Dude...slice up a bunch of fruit.....with this dip......8oz of cream cheese...1/2 cups of brown sugar....vanilla...They'll go ape shit over it....trust me....BUD
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    Dec 22, 2010 3:28 AM GMT
    turtleneckjock said
    CuriousJockAZ saidTrader Joe's has this new Pumpkin Ice Cream that is amazing! icon_lol.gif



    WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!

    You have Trader Joe's and we DON'T icon_sad.gif


    I don't even know what trader joes is =P... Uh, what is it? A brand, i'm assuming, but is it really good?
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    Dec 22, 2010 3:32 AM GMT
    simple_collision saidI'm having a potluck tomorrow for work too! Our team likes to host these. Last year I brought one tray of Lasagna...It was devoured in like 5 minutes. This year they skipped me for what to bring. Instead I was volun-told to do it again. This time 2 batches icon_sad.gif

    I started at 7 PM. I've only finished the first layer

    So if you're good at cooking something, I suggest you don't bring it in! Else you will be forced to bring it again next year, and in bigger quantities!!!


    I'm really good at making this filipino dessert; it's one of my favourites (It's like, a macaroni salad dessert thing.) and I brought it to a potluck we had 2 or 3 years ago.. Everyone was too scared to try it icon_sad.gif. They barely touched it, and I felt soooo bad. I did a pretty good job of pretending I didn't care, though. Haha this year, things will be different, and what I will bring will be EPIC.



    These are really great ideas, guys. I'm such an indecisive person.. Gotta figure this shit out, and hopefully I can pull it off without being late for the party. Hehe.
  • rnch

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    Dec 22, 2010 3:48 AM GMT
    simple_collision saidI'm having a potluck tomorrow for work too! Our team likes to host these. Last year I brought one tray of Lasagna...


    hard to beat a large family tray of mamma stouffer's lasagna!

    "Heat 'n Eat"

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    Dec 22, 2010 3:52 AM GMT

    cgal said
    I'm really good at making this filipino dessert; it's one of my favourites (It's like, a macaroni salad dessert thing.) and I brought it to a potluck we had 2 or 3 years ago.. Everyone was too scared to try it icon_sad.gif. They barely touched it, and I felt soooo bad. I did a pretty good job of pretending I didn't care, though. Haha this year, things will be different, and what I will bring will be EPIC.



    These are really great ideas, guys. I'm such an indecisive person.. Gotta figure this shit out, and hopefully I can pull it off without being late for the party. Hehe.



    LOL- I know exactly what you're talking about! Whenever my family has a get together, someone randomly brings that dish. I'm not a fan, I'm pretty sure it's packed with cream icon_razz.gif

    I hear ya though. The only one I know who likes filipino food that isn't filipino is my boyfriend, lol.
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    Dec 22, 2010 4:00 AM GMT
    cgal said
    turtleneckjock said
    CuriousJockAZ saidTrader Joe's has this new Pumpkin Ice Cream that is amazing! icon_lol.gif



    WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!

    You have Trader Joe's and we DON'T icon_sad.gif


    I don't even know what trader joes is =P... Uh, what is it? A brand, i'm assuming, but is it really good?


    For those of you that have Trader Joe's in your area, please fill in any blanks I might leave out here.....TJ's is an upscale grocery store, not usually as large as a Whole Foods, but they carry a great line of their own foods as well as premium meats and other wonderful goodies.

    Gawd, if we had Trader Joe's, Dean and DeLuca here and if Wegman's would expand to the southeast......I would be in foodie heaven!
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    Dec 22, 2010 4:12 AM GMT
    I always bring my layer dip to potlucks. Its delicious and vegetarian.
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    Dec 22, 2010 4:16 AM GMT
    cgal saidMy friend is hosting a Christmas potluck tomorrow, and I still have no idea what to bring. I usually would bake a cake, or make cookies, but a few of them already called dibs on bringing dessert. I'm not too great of a cook, but I really wanna make something, instead of pussing out and picking up something ready made.

    Anyone got any amazing recipes? or ideas? What should I bring icon_question.gif
    if you can't cook buy something from wholefoods or bring a bottle of wine. hell get one of your friends to make something for you. also ask them what you can bring if you do not have a clue
  • neosyllogy

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    Dec 22, 2010 4:17 AM GMT
    Sugar plums!
    No one ever brings sugar plums!
    (Hell, I don't even know what they are, but I'd be damned excited to get some.)
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    Dec 22, 2010 4:21 AM GMT
    grape tomatoes, fresh basil and boccaccini on a tooth pic.

    nothing easier, tomato on, then basil leaf, followed by the boccaccini, lay on a serving platter and drizzle with "good" olive oil.
  • calibro

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    Dec 22, 2010 4:26 AM GMT
    homemade bread. it seems simple, but it's what everyone reaches for first. nothing like a warm, fresh herbed ciabatta
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    Dec 22, 2010 4:33 AM GMT
    Baby Jesus cookies and a donation to a charity. It is Christmas after all.icon_idea.gif