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August 20, 2009

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lucy

A potluck party? That sounds interesting x

Elizabeth

Nice soup to usher out summer and start fall soon, I shall give this one a try!

Ginger & Pickle

The last potluck my family went to, we brought a laundry basket full of Patak's Pappadums! (yes, a laundry basket... there were a lot of guests)! Although I did make an Indian salsa to go with it (which has tomatoes (*sorry*), cucumber, jalepeno peppers, onion, cilantro and lime...) I also brought along a jar of mango chutney. Everyone loved it... it was different... and how can you go wrong with fried carbs!?
Home made Samosas would be super yummy too... Finger food always rocks!
Saying that... you just can't go wrong with anything Ina!

joy

great post and thanks for sharing the recipe. but oh no: my husband was the one who rescued our beloved hound-dog! well, i did name her :)

Lisa

My favorite is a broccoli grape salad, but it has just a tiny bit of vinegar in it, so I guess that wouldn't work for you, but it truly is delish!

Thimbleanna

If you don't like vinegar, does that mean you like your salads on the sweet side? How 'bout a simple spaghetti salad. My family always insists that I make it when we go to a potluck. They consider it their safe dish if they don't like anything that everyone else brings!

Recipe here: http://thimbleanna.com/recipes/spaghettisalad.html

mo

That corn bisque looks amaaazzzing. I will tell you that my new favorite for potlucks is the five cheese tortellini from costco with their kirkland cibo pesto on it. I add pine nuts and parm cheese but it is so good it makes me want to eat it everyday. And it takes about 10 min. to put together. I usually put a little more effort into it but I had to make food for 80 so I wanted something quick for that and now it is my favorite.

Julie

You play the corgi card to win every disagreement?? Brilliant, I'm taking notes.

Soup is beautiful. I sometimes forget that homemade soup is a meal option. Thanks for the reminder.

Kelly D. - ThreeLittleApples

Oooohhh! I'm going to start using that line... "I was the one who wanted a Lappy!"

I really like this recipe for a cool salad: http://threelittleapples.blogspot.com/2009/08/summer-cool-down.html

Takes a little adjusting on the flavors, but it comes out nice and you can make it ahead.

Juile

The soup sounds delicious and of course I LOVE the table cloth. I'm going to have to try that soup soon! One of my fav dishes is Greek cous cous salad (you can find a good version on allrecipes.com but I always alter it to suit my tastes). I also like a good spinach salad - you can never go wrong with that.

AmandaMay

Your soup looks delicious! I must say that, thanks to you, I am completely obsessed with clafoutis and would bring them to any potluck and then probably eat most of it myself. But if you are looking for something less dessert-ish, maybe couscous? this is a couscous and cucumber salad that looks yummy, I haven't tried it yet but I think I would add feta cheese... http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Couscous-and-Cucumber-Salad/Detail.aspx

Sunflower Fairy

what....you guys argue.......

Meg

Favorite summer dish for taking along to potlucks is is blueberry lemon poundcake (made lowfat with lemon yogurt). Also, broccoli salad with toasted slivered almonds, sliced red and green grapes, crumbled bacon, and a slightly sweetened mayonnaise dressing. There's never a bite leftover!

HeidiAnn

I have been a huge Tasha Tudor fan all of my life - from the time our Mother read to us , a chapter each night from "A Little Princess" - a copy from the library, the one with Tasha Tudor illustrations. I am so grateful that I began collecting her books years ago, as they have far exceeded my budget for quite some time now. Because of her, I have always loved Corgis. For a variety of reasons, I am not sure we will ever get a dog - but my sister has a Corgi now - so at least I am related to her sweet Robin Hood of Kelsey. "Robby" does have some behavioral problems.....but he sure is cute!!

Yola

yum bisque! One of my favorites to doctor up and share:
Thai coconut noodles:
http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=223715

Kim in NC

My standard potluck dish is Ina's Guacamole Salad (Barefoot Contessa Cooks at Home) - black beans, red onion, yellow bell pepper, lime juice, avocadoes. Everyone always asks me for the recipe. It calls for cherry tomatoes, but I've substituted mango chunks for the tomatoes before and it was delicioso!!

Christina

First off, I just love your blog. Simply stated- It's wonderful.
I will absolutely try that soup. Sounds amazing. I recently made stuffed zucchini with ricotta and herbs that turned out great. I got the recipe from a book called "The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook" by Jack Bishop. It was originally made for a potluck dinner that was cancelled. Great reviews from my husband though. :)

Colleen

For our neighborhood block party, I love to make Boston Baked Beans, pulled pork sandwiches, and lemon rosemary crumb cake. My husband is always first in line!

Jennifer O.

I like a corn-avocado-red onion-tomato (sorry) salad recipe that originally was in Real Simple and then republished in one of the Paula Deen cookbooks. It's super yummy, and different depending on whether the avocado stays firm or gets all creamy meltedy. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/corn-avocado-and-tomato-salad-recipe/index.html

Lorna

Finally, someone who shares my Anthony Bourdain obsession! So glad to meet you, lol. Can't wait for the Montana episode...

ter

The soup looks fantastic! I wish I could reach through the screen and just take that bowl right there.

Corgis are so cute! I've never had one but they are so cute. (shh don't let my pup hear this!)

beth p

Alicia,
Since I read my first Tasha Tudor book years ago, I have always wanted a corgi, but one of the Pembrokes - the brown, foxy little ones. The are such wonderful dogs. Maybe someday...

The soup looks delicious. Thanks for sharing that recipe.

Ivy

Favorite summertime dish for feeding a ton of people:

Completely vegan fruit salad

Go get yourself a bunch of ripe fruit -- any combination of any kinds (except watermelon, which disintegrates) -- whatever's in season and sweet and good.

Chop into a range of bite-sized bits in a giant bowl, removing inedible bits.

Add chopped walnuts if you like them.

Add a can (or two depending on how big your bowl is) of coconut milk, including the fat. Mix gently.

Eat immediately or refrigerate overnight. It gets better over the course of two days or so.

No cooking. Completely vegan. Totally delicious.

bird

i normally bring along a tortellini salad, but eek, it has vinegar and olives in it! my latest pot luck obsession is broccoli salad with diced onions, crispy chopped bacon, mayo and shredded cheddar cheese. a little old fashioned, maybe, but quite popular and i am never stuck with leftovers!

little pink room

If you can heat it up Nigella Lawson's spanish stew from How to Eat is brilliant - easy to cook, and can be done in a huge batch. If you have to bring something that can be eaten cold I always go to the the Avoca Cafe Cookbook for hearty salad recipes for big groups...oriental bean sprout and egg noodle salad, triple rice salad with sesame dressing, kilmacanogue curried rice... mmm. I'm getting hungry now.

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