December 12th, 2007, 09:20 AM #1
Office Potluck Ideas?
I have no idea what to bring. Do any of you have tried-and-true recipes that you'd like to share?
I think I'd like to bring something for an appetizer or main dish, since it seems like everyone else in the office is bringing a dessert.
December 12th, 2007, 09:25 AM #2
Bring the "Special" Brownies
December 12th, 2007, 09:42 AM #3
Crock Pot + Little Cocktail Franks + BBQ or Teriaki Sauce =Success.
Crock Pot + Frozen Meatballs + Tomato Sauce
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December 12th, 2007, 09:55 AM #4
hummus & pita chips
plus hummus is really easy to make
December 12th, 2007, 10:01 AM #5
italian beef potroast in a crockpot (roast, beef broth, instant italian dressing, pepperoncini overnight)...some sandwich rolls and provolone
December 12th, 2007, 10:04 AM #6
December 12th, 2007, 10:07 AM #7
Crockpot Chili Recipe
* 1 pound ground beef
* 1/2 cup chopped Onion
* 1/2 green bell peppers, chopped
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 2 cans black or kidney beans, drained
* 2 cans chili style stewed tomatoes, or 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
* 1 cup beef broth
* 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
* 1 tablespoon each of dried oregano and thyme
* cayenne pepper or hot sauce to taste
* 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
* 2 tablespoons chili powder
Brown ground beef with the chopped onion, garlic and green pepper. Drain and transfer to crockpot liner. Add remaining ingredients and stir to blend. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours.
Serves 6 to 8.
December 12th, 2007, 10:39 AM #8
Here is an even easier one that I make that is all Christmas colors.
Broccoli and Tomato Salad
4 good sized heads of broccoli
1 large red onion
10 - 12 Roma tomato's (or more depending upon taste)
1 bottle Bernstein's Restaurant Italian Dressing (needs to be this one exactly)
-- "Shave" the broccoli crowns (you can use the stalks but most people like the crowns). Shave them length wise from the bottom of the stalks in the upward direction.
-- Chop the onion in large pieces
-- Chop up the tomatoes into chunks
-- Put everything into a gallon baggie. Dump in the full bottle of Bernstein's dressing. Refrigerate overnight, turning the bag over every hour or so, allowing full marination.
-- Empty bag into salad bowl and serve.
This is always a huge hit and extremely easy to make. Good luck.
December 12th, 2007, 03:40 PM #9
Here's one of my favorites to bring. People always request that I bring it.
Twice Baked Potato Casserole
5 large baking potatoes
1 Pint of sour cream
˝ pound of butter – melted
1 package of mild cheddar cheese (I think I used a 12oz. Bag)
˝ cup of chives
Add garlic to taste (I used 3 cloves)
Paprika for garnish
Bake the potatoes and let them cool enough so that you can handle them. Scoop out the insides of the potatoes into a bowl and mash till almost smooth. Stir in the sour cream, butter, cheese, onions, garlic, salt and pepper.
Bake in a 9 X 13 pan at 350 for about 30 minutes or until hot. You can also cook the casserole in the microwave for 8 to 12 minutes. Depends on the microwave
December 12th, 2007, 04:20 PM #10
The green beens with the crispy onions on top is easy and delicious.
Or beer. What can go wrong at an office party when everybody if hammered?