Picnics and potlucks and parties, oh my! Got to love the start of the social season. I’m so looking forward to concerts in the park, school social potlucks, pool parties, backyard parties… [Read more…]
Um, yeah, so it’s snowing again. It’s late March and it’s snowing. But I can’t stop believing that someday, one day, soon, we will have an actual spring. With picnics, and potlucks, and get togethers. And outside. Playgrounds. Running, jumping outside of my house….that’s not a dream is it? We will be able to leave the house, won’t we? [Read more…]
Riff on an old classic:
The holidays are all about comfort and tradition, so I embrace that but add a little twist. You can’t go wrong with classics for potluck, especially one around the holidays. At the same time, you don’t want to bring the same old, same old. In times like these, I’ll come up with the substance of an old classic dish that I want to make and then go to recipes on food network or epicurious to inspire different seasonings, sauces, etc.
The cocktail meatball, for instance. Get a big bag of them from Costco or Sam’s. Then search Asian recipes on your epicurious app. One of the first recipes that comes up is Eggplant and Beef Stir-Fry–a Thai-inspired dish. Mint, soy sauce, chiles, ginger, fish sauce, lime juice, garlic, sugar. Yum. Mix up the sauce per the recipe instructions, pour over your meatballs and heat. You could do exactly the same thing with a pork butt or even veggies.
Make a dip:
You just can’t go wrong with a tasty dip at a potluck. It’s the work horse of the potluck table. You may not get as many props for bringing it, but you won’t be taking any home. My go-to dip: Spinach Artichoke Dip.
Thanks for the facebook question, sis! I hope this helps you out in your holiday potluck adventures.
I loved getting the question! Keep them coming!