Soething that is a hit at every pot luck I've served it at is a great, juicy cole slaw. Here is my recipe.
1 head of cabbage, green or purple, or mix together half of each. must be grated, not chopped.
1 onion, minced
2 carrots grated
3 to 4 tbs Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
2 tbs sugar
1/2 cup ice water
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 diced apple (optional)
Mix all ingredients together and chill. Serve cold.
Another hit is as follows - Sweet & Sour Bean Salad
2 cups water
12 oz can dark red kidney beans
12 oz can wax beans
12 oz can green beans
12 oz can garbanzo beans
1 midium onion, sliced
1/2 tsp. celery seed
1/4 tsp. ground mustard
apple cider vinegar
Rinse and drain all the beans. Combine all ingrediants into a large bowl except for the vinegar and sugar. Add a quarter cup of sugar and stir until it's dissolved. Now add the vinegar, a little at a time. Stir it in. Taste. Continue adding the vinegar until the mixture tastes just right to you. Cover and chill. Serve cold. Many people add cooking oil to this recipe. I made a batch without the oil, just to experiment. It turned out very good. So why add the oil if you don't need to?
Pigs in the blanket, using good hot dogs and fresh bread dough was the most successful item I've ever taken to a pot luck, and I've taken many well received dishes. Another huge hit is a good apple pie, with a latticed top crust. Place bits of caramel between the lattice pieces. Yeh, people love that one too.
I've never taken home left over chili from a pot luck either.
I could go on. Just use your imagination. Key lime pie, Freshly baked bread, burgers, sausages, jello deserts, you name it. Try Knox Blocks. The recipe is on Knox Unflavored Gelatin. It makes a delicious finger jello.
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