Debbie M. asks:
What’s good for potlucks?
Spinach balls! Pasta salad. Casserole? Cookies. Cake. Rolls.
This is a hard one for #2– lately I’ve been bringing things like “soda” and “cups” to pot-lucks. It’s not that I don’t like to cook, it’s just that I don’t have the time or that’s what I’m assigned. I think the last pot-luck I was assigned to bring Pocky.
One pot-lock I brought a chicken pate thing that nobody ate at all. It was delicious later with my RAs, but sad at the time. (#1 has tried this recipe and ATE IT ALL UP!)
My Swedish rose cookies are always a hit (butter cookies with a thumb-print of raspberry or strawberry jam in the middle).
If asked to bring a salad, I will often make champagne salad , which was my mother’s potluck standard. It’s kind of like a healthy ice cream, for some definitions of healthy. I make it with whipped cream instead of cool-whip.
#1 is too tired to cook most of the time, but I generally try to bring something I’d like to eat; something easy; something that’s ok at room temperature; or something I had lying around anyway. Ain’t nothing wrong with bringing a store platter of hummus, pita, cheese, grapes, etc. I can barely get up the motivation to cook my OWN food sometimes!
Golly gee wiz, I just don’t know.
Grumpy Nation: The potluck season is upon us. What is good for potlucks?