Pot Luck

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    Feb 06, 2009 5:41 AM GMT
    I've got this pot luck thingy to go to in about three weeks. I would like to actually make some easy type of non desert item. Any suggestions? It's a true pot luck. Nothing will be there except what the guests bring.
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    Feb 06, 2009 6:25 AM GMT
    Pasta salad. Pretty easy to make. Relatively healthy. Travels well and won't go bad like potato salad.

    Wraps. Simple ingredients. Only drawback is trying to make enough for everyone. It's easy to make, but it might be time consuming.

    7 layer bean dip and tortilla chips. This is more of an appetizer I guess.

    Pasta dish with some sort of meat. Rigatoni or some other small pasta that can easily be eaten with just a fork. I like rigatoni with sliced Italian sausage.
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    Feb 06, 2009 8:36 AM GMT
    Go to a nice deli and pick something. If you have to make something, betty crocker is easy - I even made a cake in 20 mins. It looked bad (bad frosting job) but everyone loved it. First time I ever cooked something not in a casserole dish or skillet.
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    Feb 06, 2009 8:39 AM GMT
    mexican layer dip
  • jc_online

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    Feb 06, 2009 11:58 AM GMT
    Spicy fruit salad is my favorite thing to take to pot lucks and picnics. Whatever fruit you like (apples, cucumber, pear, grapes, etc), cut into edible sizes, scallions(small pieces but not too small), a bit of fresh cilantro cut up, a bit of fresh mint cut up, one aneheim hot pepper (seeded and diced small), one tablespoon of brown sugar and some fresh lime juice. It's the most awesom sweet-spicy-hot-cooling food ever! Enjoy! The cookbook I got it out of originally called it Fruit Gazpacho salad - I call it yummy!
  • vindog

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    Feb 06, 2009 5:05 PM GMT
    Healthy mixed green salads are good.


    Homemade hummus w/ artisian bread and olive oil/balsalmic

    Thai peanut pasta

    Roasted sweet potatoes
  • GoodPup

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    Feb 27, 2009 7:23 AM GMT
    How easy are ya talking? You going for healthy or comfort food?
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    Feb 28, 2009 5:38 PM GMT
    These have always been received well when we bring them somewhere. They're a side dish assuming other's are bringing main courses.
    Not low calorie or anything, but tasty and comforting:

    Cheesy Potatoes
    2 lbs. Frozen Southern Style (cubed) Hash Browns, thawed 1 hour
    (do not use O'Brien style)
    1 lb. Coarsely Shredded Cheddar Cheese, separated
    2 Cans Cream of Celery Soup
    1 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
    3 tbs. Dried Minced Onions
    Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients except 2 cups cheese in a large bowl with a spoon.
    Spread in glass or ceramic 9 x 13 inch dish. Sprinkle with remaining 2 cups of cheese. Bake
    uncovered at 350 for one hour or until top begins to brown.
  • Timbales

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    Feb 28, 2009 5:44 PM GMT
    Roasted new potatoes

    They are usually sold in 1 1/2lb bags. Wash them, quarter them, toss them in a bowl with extra virgin olive oil until lightly coated. Season as you like, some garlic and Italian seasoning is good. Spread in a single layer in a shallow pan you've lined with foil and sprayed with Pam. Bake at 425 for 20 - 25 minutes, toss, bake again 20 - 25 minutes.

    They are great hot, warm or cold.