Potlucks are always such fun. They remind Mother Connie of the Swedish smorgasbord, where all types of food are laid out on a heavily laden table. Diners are invited to partake of whatever strikes their fancy; people laugh and converse over all those goodies. Some people even go back for second helpings. Even the children find good things to suit their kid sized appetites.
Our little country church holds a Fellowship Meal every month. We have every sort of dish brought in from liver and onions to baked beans, breakfast casseroles, fruit juices and sandwiches. The noise level goes way up as the conversation and laughter takes over the whole crowd. It is wonderful.
One of my “go-to” carry in dishes is good old salad. Leafy greens, any kind of veg and a good home made dressing usually pleases people and I have those sorts of things on hand so I needn’t make a store run.
Another thing that’s popular and allows me to bring home a clean dish is rice and raisins. Velda often brings rice and spinach-mostly because her husband brings the liver and onions and she’ll have NONE of THAT! grin
Donnie can be depended upon to bring baked beans and sammies, usually dressed up with cheese. Royce likes us to taste his deer bologna and kraut; Irene brings the best coffeecake ever and LeAnn is famous for her moon pie dessert. ***They usually take home empty containers, too!
On this coming Sunday we’ll have our Annual Meeting, which calls for another pot luck meal. I’ll probably take a vegetable casserole. The Normanator hopes someone will bring a cake. I suggested that he could do that and he thought that was a great idea. He is the official baker in this household; I’m better with soups and eggs!
Speaking of eggs, whenever a dish of deviled eggs is presented, those are slicked up straightaway and there is always a struggle to get that very last one! I’ve been to funerals where tray after tray full of deviled eggs disappeared as if by magic!
What do YOU carry in when YOU go to a Pot Luck Dinner?
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