Monday, September 12, 2011

Potluck Favorites

The past week or two my life seems to have been all about the potluck.

I've been to four in a little over a week.  Two of them I didn't bring anything (gasp!) but for the other two I worried and fretted about what to make for days.

I have some Go-To potluck favorites, but for some reason I didn't want to make any of those. 

My Go To's are:

Rice Salad
BBQ Meatloaf
Spinach Salad
Sour Cream Noodle Bake (From Pioneer Woman's site)
Scalloped Corn (bread)

Spinach Ravioli Bake is a new to me dish.  Mrs. 4444's posted it on her Cooks blog.  It was a big hit so I made that along with the Birthday Cake Treats.  I have trouble just making one thing for potluck. 

I tend not to make new recipes for Tom and I, but I am perfectly willing to try something out on our potluck groups.  It's easy to see if the food is a hit or not and I get to find out if my husband likes the dish without having to make a giant amount for just the two of us.  

Friday I went to a few estate sales where I found very little worth the time or effort to pick up.  One place though had hundreds of cookbooks for  $1 - $3, with 35% off because it was the second day of the sale.   I thought I'd get a cookbook or two for my new craft project, but what I found instead was the "9x13 The Perfect Fit Dish" cookbook.  It was a 2010 First Edition.  I got it for 70¢. 

The new-to-me book in hand and I was ready to make something different in my 9 x 13 pan. 

After much consideration I chose:

Chicken Lasagna Rolls with chive-cream sauce. (also found at

I will be posting my photos & recipe sometime this week for this dish - OH and I still haven't posted the Spinach Ravioli Bake.  I'll have to do that, too.  It must be food week here at The Goat!

It was totally different for me but I had a good time making it, but wouldn't you know it, three lasagnas were at this potluck.  Still, mine was gobbled up and I came home with an empty pan.  I made a double batch though, so I baked the second pan when we got home.  Now we have little lunches or snacks for the rest of the week!

Thankfully I think I've only had one dud in my four years of trying out new foods at potluck.  Unfortunately I can't seem to remember what it was! Some dishes I could never make for us at home, like the Rice Krispies Treats, I'd have no willpower in resisting a dozen of them, but it's fun to make them for a group.

Have a wonderful beginning to your week!


Ann in the UP said...

You're very adventurous, and smart, too-----trying new stuff out on the unsuspecting. I'll have to remember that.

I just love the corn bread recipe. It was a big hit here with the guy, too.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Everything sound delicious. I am going to have to try these. Thanks for all the links.