We went to a potluck the other night. Oh, how I love potlucks!
Rushin' around the kitchen, packin' the hot stuff in the cooler, running in with the picnic basket...I love it all!
Takin' in our hot dish and a dessert, and putting it all together with everyone else's goodies, oh, my!
We got there early and set our dishes out (I took my trusty Baked Mac 'n Cheese and a good pan of brownies with homemade frosting) and went to our table and visited, and in ten minutes, magic had happened, the table was LOADED somehow! (I just love that!)
There were some GOOD cooks at this particular gathering, there was everything! The basketball players went first, and they were so proud and looked so happy carrying their loaded plates to their tables, the way it looked, there would be nothing left for us when we made it through the line.
But I was wrong, so wrong!
There were huge pans of fried chicken, Swedish meatballs, sloppy Joe's, taco salad, pasta salads, baked beans, mac 'n cheese, mostaccolli, lasagna, vegetable trays, desserts of every description! Texas sheet cake, huge pans of pudding, chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting...oh my gosh.
There was enough grub to feed an army!
I have stand-by dishes for potlucks, my go to list is:
baked mac 'n cheese
brownies with cooked fudge-y frosting
A sign of success? Nothing left in your dishes to take home. It's embarrassing to take food home from a potluck, is it not?
(I have NEVER taken a deviled egg back home, I can tell you that much for sure!)
Of course, a potluck delights me because I LOVE to load my plate with all the different salads! I take a little bit of every kind of salad and especially love Asian coleslaw! Yum!!
What's your favorite potluck dish to take?