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Old 01-14-2006, 07:34 AM   #1
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What to take to a cook out?

I need some ideas and find out what others take to cookouts,
usually I take potatoe salad or home made mac and cheese...
what do you take?

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Old 01-14-2006, 08:14 AM   #2
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Everytime!!
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...roccolli+salad

You might do a search. Someone else asked this a few months ago. Maybe look under potluck or sidedish?
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Old 01-14-2006, 09:01 AM   #3
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Bonnie's Buffalo Chicken Dip is what I take to almost every large gathering, indoors or outdoors...you will be the hit of the party. I believe the recipe is here on discusscooking somewhere. If not, I'll post it.
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Old 01-14-2006, 09:03 AM   #4
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Baked beans are always a good addition to any BBQ. I will also take a pasta salad made with tri-color pasta, lots of cut up veggies, and use a vinegar/oil based salad dressing tossed in. If I have any roasted chicken around, I will also add that to the pasta salad. I feel that these two BBQ additions are good to take because they do not require refrigeration (the hosts' fridge may already be full of things that do need to be kept cold) and both can easily go along with whatever meat is on the menu as side dishes.
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Old 01-14-2006, 09:36 AM   #5
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I always bring 2 things... A small bag of charcoal or an extra tank of propane. You have no idea how many times this has come in handy! The other thing I bring is beer LOL.

Wifey almost always brings her fameous taco salsd. It's always the first salad gone at the table.
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Old 01-14-2006, 10:55 AM   #6
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California Chinese Cole Slaw

This is a change from your typical cole slaws and is very popular with folks.

Desserts are also appreciated by hosts.

Lee

California Chinese Coleslaw

1 head grated cabbage

1 pkg. (3/4 cup) slivered almonds, toasted
8 green onions, chopped
2 pkg. Ramen noodles, broken into pieces (uncooked)
(I discard the seasoning packet, but you can use it in the dressing, if you want)
1pkg. (1/2 cup) sesame seeds, toasted


Dressing:

1 cup oil cup sugar
6 T. Chinese white vinegar
dash pepper
dash garlic powder


Leaving out oil, heat the other dressing ingredients until sugar melts. Add oil and cool.

Mix grated cabbage and green onions.

Toast almonds and sesame seeds separately, since the almonds take longer. Combine with the dried broken noodles.


To prevent sogginess, toss everything together just before serving.
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Old 01-14-2006, 11:24 AM   #7
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I always bring 2 things... A small bag of charcoal or an extra tank of propane. You have no idea how many times this has come in handy! The other thing I bring is beer LOL.

Wifey almost always brings her fameous taco salsd. It's always the first salad gone at the table.
I'll bet everyone's always happy to see you two! How about posting your wife's taco salad recipe?

I usually take my Killer Baked Beans, 7 layer salad, and Double Chocolate or Chocolate Peanut Butter Gooey Butter Cake. I think I've posted all of those recipes here.
Deviled eggs always go over well, too. I make mine with a little Miracle Whip, mustard, and sweet pickle relish, then top with a sliced olive or pimiento and paprika.
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Old 01-14-2006, 12:06 PM   #8
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I usually take "THE Potatoes" ...

In a large bowl, mix together:
1 can cream of mushroom soup
Equal parts sour cream (equal to c of m soup)
1 medium onion, diced
3 to 4 cups shredded, sharp cheddar
1 lb bag, frozen, southern style hash browns (NOT the ones with the peppers)

Spread in a 9 x 13 baking dish and bake at 375 for 1 hour. If you leave them in the oven longer (covered), they only get better. I've also done it where I bake them at home then when we get to the party, I'll throw them in the host's oven until we're ready to eat.

BTW, the name came from all our friends asking "Are you bringing THE potatoes?" ... They might have a real name but I don't know it.
Enjoy!
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Old 01-14-2006, 01:06 PM   #9
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I love to bring a big basket of various cookies I've baked - everyone always needs sugar!
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Old 01-14-2006, 02:00 PM   #10
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Baked beans
deviled eggs with bacon
spinach and artichoke dip
and or stuffed mushrooms
or
a dessert of some kind.
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