What should I bring to the potluck christmas party?

Not just the regular veggie or cheese tray, something new and different. I'm an excellent cook.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Whenever we go to a gathering, I'm expected to bring something truely yummy. The favorite by far is empenadas.

    I make a dough simular to pie crust to which I add seasoning like garlic, paprika, curry, or anything to spice it up.

    Add a little cheese, some ground cooked chicken, form into little pockets and bake.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    How about a tasty pumpkin cheesecake?? delicious...

    INGREDIENTS

    3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

    1/2 cup ground pecans

    2 tablespoons white sugar

    2 tablespoons brown sugar

    1/4 cup butter

    3/4 cup white sugar

    3/4 cup canned pumpkin

    3 egg yolks

    1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

    1/2 teaspoon ground mace

    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese

    3/8 cup white sugar

    1 egg

    1 egg yolk

    2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

    1 tablespoon cornstarch

    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

    DIRECTIONS

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

    Combine the graham cracker crumbs, ground pecans, 2 tablespoons white sugar, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and the melted butter or margarine and mix well. Firmly press mixture into one 9 inch springform pan.

    Combine 3/4 cup of the white sugar, the pumpkin, 3 egg yolks, ground cinnamon, ground mace, ground ginger and salt in a medium bowl. Mix well, and set aside.

    Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until light and fluffy; gradually add 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons white sugar and mix well. Add the whole egg, remaining egg yolk and the whipping cream, beating well. Add cornstarch and vanilla and lemon flavorings, beat batter until smooth. Add pumpkin mixture and mix well. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

    Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 to 55 minutes. Do not overbake. Center may be soft but it will firm up when chilled. Let cheesecake cool on a wire rack, then refrigerate.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The food that's most enjoyed at potlucks are the ones that have homecooked meat in it (excluding store bought ham). If you're a good cook then I'd stick with that. People often bring veggies and stuff alike but few people touche it or will it earn compliments. Show your talents as well as your appreciation for your co-workers. They'll remember things like that. Try a roast chicken, bbq ribs, lasagna, fried rice with meat or shrimp, egg rolls, mini sausage in sauce, etc.

  • 1 decade ago

    I would bring a salad-with fresh salad greens. Add dried cranberries, crumbled blue cheese, and candied pecans. Do a rasberry vingeratte salad dressing.

    You could also do a seven layer salad

    sour cream, shredded cheese, sweet peas, ham (or turkey ham),

    shredded lettuce, mayonaisse, and bacon bits (can use fake bacon bits) Refrigerate and leave in overnight.

    Ramen Noodle Salad

    Break up and sautee ramen noodles in small amt of butter

    Break up romaine lettuce

    Chop up Green onions

    Add Pecans / or Walnut Halves

    Use a soy/oriental vingerette dressing.

    Broccolli Slaw

    one bag od Broccolli slaw

    dried cranberries

    halved cashews

    mazaretti slaw dressing 1/2 bottle

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  • Cister
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Mini Potato Bites

    As an alternative try green pesto with mixed mushroom antipasto or herby cream cheese with sun dried tomatoes and black olives.

    36 bites of lovelyness 40 min 10 min prep

    Change to: bites of lovelyness US Metric

    450 g new potatoes, halved

    2 tablespoons olive oil

    6 tablespoons red pesto sauce

    4 tablespoons mixed peppers, in jars

    1/4 cup fresh basil

    Heat oven to 200C / 400°F.

    cook potatoes in boiling salted water for 3 mins and drain.

    Place potatoes in a roasting tin with olive oil and toss. season if desired and bake for 15 minutes.

    Assemble the snacks by placing 1/2 tsp pesto on each potato then a small amount of the pepper and top with torn basil.

  • 1 decade ago

    What you should bring to a potluck is your favorite dish. If you don't have one buy a cake from the store. Buy a cake that you've tasted because you might not like yourself and you have to take it home with you. Ask the person who's hosting the party if they want anything certain like plain chocolate cake or something.

  • 1 decade ago

    My favorite hot dish would be lasagna, I don't have a written recipe, it's from my dad and I just have it in my head. Everyone always seems to like that. I also have a favorite cake recipe, it's really just a jazzed-up cake mix, but heavenly!

    Chocolate Goo Cake

    (1) German chocolate cake mix

    (1) jar butterscotch or caramel ice cream sauce

    (1) 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)

    (1) 8oz. Cool Whip topping

    Heath or toffee bits to taste

    Make the cake according to package directions in a 9x13 inch pan. When you take it out of the oven, poke holes in it with a wooden spoon handle, and pour over the ice cream sauce and the can of milk. Cover loosely and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Shortly before serving, top cake with Cool Whip and sprinkle candy bits over the top, as many as you like.

  • 1 decade ago

    I would go for some bread or rolls! Not just plain ones, but try some flavoered ones as well! Good luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    I would either make a taco dip or some homemade cookies.

  • 1 decade ago

    I would bring Swedish meatballs...

    or even a seven layer dip.....Sounds good...

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