Saturday, July 31, 2010

what do you bring

to a potluck dinner?

33 comments:

Steffe said...

Can't say I have ever been to one, but probably my Swedish meatballs.

Malyss said...

What is a "potluck"?a kind of picnic?.. In this case, one of my famous "quiche lorraine"!and some good pies..
Bon appétit! :)

Birdman said...

Are these people going to a potluck dinner or a garage sale with these cardboard boxes? hahahaha! As for the 'potluck' item, I'd defer to the fabulous cook I live with on that one. I wouldn't even try. Stay tuned!

brattcat said...

A potluck dinner is a dinner in which each guest brings something to eat (or drink) to be shared with all of the guests. Most people who are competent in the kitchen bring a dish they are known for doing well. Those who are not cooks often bring some sort of elegant store bought cake or pastry (and sometimes ice cream). The host usually prepares a main dish and all the guests arrange their offerings like wonderful satellites circling round it. The guests in this image are foreign exchange students, perhaps experiencing a potluck for the first time. People in Vermont generally bring their contribution to the potluck in a lovely basket, not boxes, but I loved the novel approach here.

Naturedigital said...

Can I bring some greek wine..?
Costas

Irina said...

Are you sure they are going in, not out?
New word and idea for me, looks great relief for the host, and makes guests' links stronger.

Elenka said...

Tortellini with pesto and chicken. And Birdman....

brattcat said...

Yummm, Elenka. I hope there will be enough for seconds.
Greek wine would be a perfect contribution, Costas.
Steffe, your swedish meatballs would be devoured immediately.
Malyss, bring on the quiche and the pie!

Sharon Creech said...

I'd bring pie (apple), unless the hostess asked for something else.

JM said...

Never heard the word potluck before, hope I don't forget it now! :-)

Jacob said...

Good grief...that is one big family or it is a very big potluck! Cute.

Re your question on Florida Fotos: Yes, I thought the shot was rather boring so I did a little manipulation...

Re your question on Ocala DP: Actually, I think the yellow was green grass...one never knows what one will get with that Triqui Paint action (for Photoshop)...it's fun, though.

Sunny said...

I usually bring a pasta and shrimp salad, or potato and egg salad, or a broccoli, cranberry and walnut salad.
I love to create salad, can you tell? LOL
☼ Sunny

brattcat said...

We love to eat salad, Sunny, so bring it on.
Sharon, Mr. Brattcat's fav is apple pie.

magiceye said...

samosas?!!!

brattcat said...

Mmmm, yes, yes, magiceye, bring the samosas!

SRQ said...

Bringing a dish to a potluck in a box is indeed a novel approach. Hope everyone had a good time!

biebkriebels said...

I have never heard of the word "potluck" either. In the Netherlands we call this an "American" party. Everybody has to take some food or drinks to share. I suppose we have ever seen it in the States and copied it.

Sharon said...

Last night I brought cheese and crackers and tabouli.

Small City Scenes said...

A big dish of scalloped potatoes and some home grown tomatoes. Am I invited too? MB

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Interesting that potluck is called an "American Party" in the Netherlands.

Sharon not only brought wonderful food to our potluck last evening, but she brought an excellent bottle of Argentine wine, and she arrived before Julie did, so she helped set up all the food items brought by others and helped me get the gathering started.

We have a potluck gathering at our house about once a month of a group of friends who must also bring an original piece of art that embodies the same theme. A few of our group are artists, but most are not. We then critique each other's work, after eating each other's food.

Cezar and Léia said...

Those are the best, with the spirit of sharing and enjoying!
God bless you!
Cezar

brattcat said...

Sharon, one time we had a potluck and EVERYONE bought tabouli. Mr. Brattcat has refused to eat tabouli ever since.
MB, I have a seat next to me reserved for you. Anyone who brings scalloped potatoes AND homegrown tomatoes will surely be welcome.

brattcat said...

Dave, I love the idea of a regular potluck dinner but I think it would not aid my digestion to critique and be critiqued after dinner. Especially if inhibitions are lowered with a glass or two of wine. You all must be marvelous artists and critics to pull this off with grace each month.

Kate said...

I always bring something EASY, but tasty.

VP said...

I guess me it's not enough...

cieldequimper said...

Lol @ VP!

Home made quiche, home baked olive and ham cake, maybe a chocolate and orange cake... And a bottle of red plonk. Is that okay?

brattcat said...

V.P., of course you can come empty handed. We wouldn't mind at all. Just come and enjoy yourself.
Ciel, you're working so many hours in the kitchen for this little potluck. But your offerings sound splendid. Are you trying to make up for V.P.?

Magpie said...

What interesting comments on this one. I think I would bring a pasta salad...doesn't need to be chilled.

Eki said...

They seem to have a lot of things to bring to the potluck ... Big feast?

Jilly said...

That looks like an awful lot of food!

Au and Target said...

Cream puffs, sherry trifle, and Dutch apple pie...

brattcat said...

Au and Target, come any time!

Malyss said...

:))))
With all what your readers will bring, we'll have a potluck for a full week!!