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Old 08-20-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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Smile Pot Luck

I am constantly invited to pot luck functions and was wondering if members would mind sharing their favourite pot luck dish. I am running out of ideas and tired of bringing the same ones.



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Old 08-20-2006, 05:40 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC, Karen!

Can you tell us some of the foods you have taken in the past?

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Old 08-20-2006, 05:54 PM   #3
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But maybe everyone looks forward to your bringing your old favorites! Our now exDIL was mandated to bring her sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving--not another thing would do.
Yes, what have you been bringing?
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Old 08-20-2006, 06:50 PM   #4
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stuffed grape leaves
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Old 08-21-2006, 11:25 AM   #5
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Here's an idea that my old customers really liked -

* Exported from MasterCook *

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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12 cups Pasta -- gemelli(twist pasta), uncooked
10 ounces leek soup, packet -- (6 packets)
12 cups milk
1 1/2 pounds crabmeat -- chunks, imitation, or use cooked chicken
10 cups spinach leaves -- baby, stems removed
1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese -- freshly grated

Heat oven to 350.
spray chafing dish.
Cook & drain pasta

While pasta is cooking, mix soup mix & milk in a large pan, Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.

Cut up larger pcs. of crab (of chicken) if desired.
Mix pasta, meat, spinach in baking dish.

Pour soup mixture over pasta; stir gently to mix.
Spread evenly. Sprinkle w/cheese

Bake uncovered till bubbly & light golden brown.
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Old 08-21-2006, 11:30 AM   #6
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Jean, that sounds so good I can hardly wait for cold weather to make it!
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Old 08-21-2006, 12:49 PM   #7
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a pot of chili or a chicken pot pie with a simple buscuit crust are easy to make and always welcome. In the summer a salad and 7 layer dip and tortilla chips goes well too.

other easy items: a chicken and wild rice casserole using the rice mix and a rotisserie chicken
chicken noodle green bean...basic green bean casserole with chicken cut up (again use a rotisserie chicken if you like)
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Old 08-21-2006, 12:54 PM   #8
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Broccoli Wild Rice Casserole is a BIG fan favorite. And you can mess with the recipe a bit too. Asparagus works well.
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Old 09-16-2006, 04:26 PM   #9
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Bringing Pot Luck Dishes To Friends Gatherings

A friend of mine has a lot of dinners at her house. I found that one of my favorites was a large empty bread filled with a spinach dip. She also made a cover for the bread with a bread handle on it. She made 2 and I have never seen so many people enjoying this dish.

I will try to contact Sandy and ask for her friend's number. I would love the receipe for myself and I will also share it with DC.

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