Potluck advice

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  1. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    I need some Potluck Advice. We've been invited by some friends of ours, to a Church Potluck. I have never ever been to a church potluck, and need some good advice on what to bring. The people there are OLD. Like older than my mom, and I'm 30. like grandmas and grandpas. so I assume some can't have sugar, etc. I won a quilt in their raffle today, spent $15 on tickets, and won a beautiful quilt, so I have to bring something good... I already have stuff for breads, cakes, etc. (milk, flour, eggs, sugar, baking powder/soda, vanilla, etc.) but not a lot of fresh fruit, or carrots or stuff... I also don't make things from mixes, and can't bear to make anything gross.... help!
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Deviled eggs. Always a winner, imo.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Casseroles, breads, rolls, nothing too hard to bite into. Old people love chicken casseroles (I used to work in assisted living) and they also love to see things that are a treat to them.
     
  4. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    Chocolate chip cookies,everyone loves home made cookies.OOOOh or pie like cherry or pumkin...cheese cake....ect ect ect
    Homemade snicker doodles every one loves them as well and if you google it you shoud have everything to make em.
     
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  5. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I make a mean squash cassarole... its not too expensive either...
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I like to make sweet and sour kielbasa in a crock pot.. everyone always loves it.
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Lazy perogi is also another easy good church supper dish...
    And you dont HAVE to add meat(kielbasa) to it... but i do. [​IMG]
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Oh that sounds yummy!!!

    Op, I would make sweet cornbread if it were me. Or corn casserole.
     
  9. Imagica5

    Imagica5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe something like banana bread or zukini bread? Also chicken strips were a favorite at the pot luck I just hosted just grilled and finished in the oven with just salt and fresh ground pepper it was great. especially if there is fresh bread and deli mustard to put on the chicken. Another thing that would be good that people do not often think of is bringing something good to drink, like home made tea. I make a great mint tea with basil and lemongrass that grows in my garden. Coffee, juice and other drinks are good too. It is especially nice to have something good other than just the sodas that are at many pot lucks. I hope this helps! [​IMG]

    Best wishes,
    Leah
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Oh that sounds yummy!!!

    Op, I would make sweet cornbread if it were me. Or corn casserole.

    It is! The ingredients dont sound good together [​IMG] ..but man..it IS yummy!
    Cut your kielbasa in bite sized slices... put it in the crock pot..
    Add a jar of grape jelly,
    a jar of cocktail sauce(the kind you use to dip shrimp cocktail in..),
    a jar of Marachino(sp?) cherries with liquid,
    a can of pineapple chunks with liquid..
    and a little squirt of mustard...
    cook it all day in the crock pot till it kinda glazes the meat...
    Yum!
    Somepeople also just use BBQ sauce and grape jelly.... thats good also.
     

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