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Old 08-21-2007, 11:45 AM   #1
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Need ideas for potluck

Hi, all. Some neighbors are having a Porch Party this Saturday where everyone brings a dish, and I am looking for ideas. There are always lots of pasta dishes and layered casserole-type dishes. I'd like to bring something more unique and substantial, maybe with chicken or shrimp. Looking forward to hearing your ideas Thanks.
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:10 PM   #2
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How about a nice big pan of chicken enchiladas? Tasty, serves a lot and inexpensive, too.
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:12 PM   #3
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Katie... GMTA! I was thinking Chicken Chilaquiles! Mexican food is so festive for a party.. especially in summer!
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:29 PM   #4
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how about my chicken piccata, with a little twist? Limey - Thymey Chicken Piccata (for kadesma)

most parties and pot luck's around here seem to always have either chicken piccata or marsala. the use of tenderloins helps to control serving portions.
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:16 PM   #5
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Wow, they all sound so good It's going to be hard to decide.

As it happens, I have about a pound and a half of tomatillos from my garden sitting on the counter waiting to be turned into some kind of sauce or salsa - could be enchilada sauce, or could be for the chilaquiles. Hmmm.

I have lemon thyme in my garden, too. But I really need to do something with the tomatillos, so I think I'll go that way. And I have peppers and onions from the garden, too, which I put in my chicken enchiladas, so I think that idea wins

I guess I'll cut them in half as I put the rolled-up enchiladas in the pan, to allow for more portions, especially since there will be lots of other foods to pile on your plate

Thanks, all. I'm saving the other ideas for future get-togethers.
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How about a cold salad made with lots of fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, shrimp, pasta.
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Everyone likes a pot of chicken curry
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:39 PM   #8
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Wow, they all sound so good It's going to be hard to decide.

As it happens, I have about a pound and a half of tomatillos from my garden sitting on the counter waiting to be turned into some kind of sauce or salsa - could be enchilada sauce, or could be for the chilaquiles. Hmmm.

I have lemon thyme in my garden, too. But I really need to do something with the tomatillos, so I think I'll go that way. And I have peppers and onions from the garden, too, which I put in my chicken enchiladas, so I think that idea wins

I guess I'll cut them in half as I put the rolled-up enchiladas in the pan, to allow for more portions, especially since there will be lots of other foods to pile on your plate

Thanks, all. I'm saving the other ideas for future get-togethers.
Chicken enchiladas with a green tomatillo sauce are fantastic. Most of us use a red sauce, but the green tomatillos make a bright, slightly tart refreshing topping. I first had them on a vacation in San Antonio and have loved this ever since. If your interested, let me know and I'll get the recipe out for you.
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Chicken enchiladas with a green tomatillo sauce are fantastic. Most of us use a red sauce, but the green tomatillos make a bright, slightly tart refreshing topping. I first had them on a vacation in San Antonio and have loved this ever since. If your interested, let me know and I'll get the recipe out for you.
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Kadesma, you're making me hungry!

I'd like that recipe! Thanks.
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:13 PM   #10
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Chicken enchiladas with a green tomatillo sauce are fantastic. Most of us use a red sauce, but the green tomatillos make a bright, slightly tart refreshing topping. I first had them on a vacation in San Antonio and have loved this ever since. If your interested, let me know and I'll get the recipe out for you.
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Sounds like a winner, especially the "refreshing" part, since it's supposed to be 97 degrees here on Saturday I'd love to see your recipe. Thanks.
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