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Old 05-09-2005, 04:00 PM   #1
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Need a potluck dish idea..........

preferably cold -- like sandwiches or main entree-type. We will have very limited reheating resources - so cold dish would be ideal.



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Old 05-09-2005, 04:43 PM   #2
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How about wrap sandwiches. Buy spinach or tomato tortillas and stuff them with whatever you like. Cut them on an angle and they make a nice presentation. Very colorful and easy.

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Old 05-09-2005, 04:51 PM   #3
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This isn't very fancy, but my friends like it when I bring my cold salad. It actually started as a greek salad, but evolved to accomodate the taste buds of my friends.It is light and healthy and people like munching on it through the day.

Just cut all of these up into bite size pieces and put into a bowl

green pepper
red onion
cherry, grape or roma tomatoes
hearts of palm
artichoke hearts
sharp cheddar cheese

Just pour a little robust italian dressing over, toss and enjoy. I like this recipe because you can play around with it and make it your own. You can even try a red wine vinegarette, it will be a little sweeter. Serve in a fancy bowl.
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Old 05-09-2005, 04:57 PM   #4
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Chinese Chicken Salad

2 T. sugar
1 t. salt
1 t. Accent seasoning mix
1/2 t. cracked pepper
1/4 cup salad oil
1 t. sesame oil
3 T. vinegar
1/2 lb. cooked chicken
2 oz. chow mein noodles
1 small head lettuce. shredded
3 green onions, chopped
2 T. almonds, toasted and chopped
1 T. sesame seeds, toasted

Mix first 7 ingredients and chill. Boil chicken then shred. Toss together with other ingredients. Add chow mein noodles before serving.
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Old 05-09-2005, 05:06 PM   #5
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Braided Stuffed Pizza Sandwiches

Roll out a can of pillsbury pizza crust on a sprayed cookie sheet, forming a 14x11 inch rectangle.

Spread ingredients of your choosing (exp: garlic herb cheese, canadian bacon, pepperoni, mozzerela, parmesan, pepper flakes) down the center 1/3 of your bread. This will leave you with equal sides of dough on the right and left of your toppings.

With scissors or knife, make cuts 1 inch apart on long sides of dough to within 1/2" of filling. Basically the cuts will run from the filling and through the end of the bread all the way down. This will make strips that you can pull over the filling in a braided look.

Alternately cross strips over filling. Fold ends under to seal.

Brush with mixture of egg yolk and water. Sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds.

Bake at 400 for 11-16 minutes or until golden brown. Cut bread into slices and serve with pizza sauce.
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Old 05-09-2005, 05:18 PM   #6
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Party Sandwiches

1 unslices 8-10 inch long load pumpernickel bread or other dense specialty bread
1 bunch green onions, chppped
1 (8oz.) package cream cheese, room temp
1/2 t. creole seasoning
1 1/2 pounds thinly sliced rare roast beef, from deli
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 pound bacon, fried crisp and drained
Hellmann's real mayo
Romaine lettuce leaves

Slice bread half lengthwise and hollow out the top of the loaf about 1/2 inch deep. Bread loaf should be about 3 1/2 inches wide. Mix green onion and creole seasoning into the cream cheese. Spread bottom half generously with mayonnaise. Cover the edge of bread. Layer the settuce on the bottom half, tomatoes, meat and top with bacon slices. Top with the hollowed our bread filled with cream cheese. Slice sandwich diagonally at 2" intervals with serrated knife.
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Old 05-09-2005, 09:22 PM   #7
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I took this to a potluck once and I came home with an empty platter. If you can not find broccoli slaw, substitute shredded cabbage.

Vietnamese Chicken Salad

1¼ lbs. cooked chicken, shredded by hand into julienne strips
6 oz. thin rice stick noodles (maifun)
1 package of Mann™s broccoli slaw
2 tablespoons oil
1 ½ cups grated carrot
2 cups bean sprouts
¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
½ cup finely chopped scallion greens
¼ cup dry-roasted peanuts

Fill large bowl with very hot water out of tap, enough to cover noodles. Soak noodles in water for ten minutes. Rinse under cold water in colander and drain thoroughly. Clip noodles in to 3-inch lengths and arrange on large serving platter.

Stir-fry broccoli slaw in 2 tablespoons oil for approximately 2 minutes. Allow to cool. Completely cover rice noodles with broccoli slaw. Arrange chicken in the center of platter over the broccoli slaw and then arrange carrots and bean sprouts around it in a circle. Sprinkle with cilantro, basil, scallions, and chopped peanuts on top of salad. Serve the salad at room temperature or chilled.

Serve with the Vietnamese Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce on the side or pour it over the top and toss before serving. This sauce can be purchased under the name of Sweet Chili (Nuoc Cham) Sauce. The brand name is Mae Ploy.

Vietnamese Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce:

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Juice of 3 limes or 2 lemons
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3 tablespoons sugar
¼ cup fish sauce
2 tablespoons grated carrot

Soak the crushed red pepper in citrus juice for several minutes. Add the garlic, sugar, and fish sauce and stir to dissolve the sugar. Transfer to serving container, add the grated carrots and serve at room temperature. Refrigerated, the sauce will keep in a tightly covered container for up to 5 days. Makes about 2/3 cup.
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Old 05-10-2005, 04:46 AM   #8
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abjcooking dish added ideas

abjcooking sald is great I make this to, I add califlower,carrots, blanched baby brussel sprouts, or some peas. This is a versital dish.
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Old 05-10-2005, 10:25 AM   #9
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Oh -- my gosh!!! Thank you all for the wonderful ideas. I think I'll have to find more parties to go to!!

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Old 05-10-2005, 10:29 AM   #10
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i make these potato and chicken cakes often for potlucks and its always a hit,though u will have to fry them at home before taking them to the party,but they are excellent eaten cold or warm.


boiled and mashed potatoes
boiled and shredded chicken(potatoes and chicken should be in equal qantities)
finely diced onion
finely chopped scallion
chopped parsley
a little lemon juice
beaten egg
bread crumbs


mix together the 1st 8 ingredients,and form into medium sized round cakes.dip in the beaten egg and then bread crumbs and shallow fry in a little veg oil.serve with tomatoe ketchup or hot sauce according to your taste!enjoy!

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