This Is War!
For those of you in the corporate world... or maybe not even just the corporate world, I suppose this topic would apply to anybody going to a "potluck" sort of gathering where you bring your food item of choice to the table for others to enjoy.
I, being the insanely competitive person that I am, see these events not as nice social gatherings but rather as WAR!
Bringing the most delicious dish, made from scratch, you want the recipe DON'T YOU! is the goal I have in mind for each of these occasions. Since my company seeks out reasons to eat (no really, it's WEDNESDAY we should have a potluck don't ya think?)I get many chances to go to battle over who can bring the most sought after food item quite frequently.
So far I've brought:
A cheese ball - yes, I really did and yes, it was tasty and dorky and YAY FOR ME!
Rice Krispy Bars with Chocolate Smeared on Top - per co-workers request, usually I wouldn't stoop to this level
Ginger-Nutmeg Spiced Muffins - mmmm these were excellent, but most were eaten before noon.
Key Lime Pie Tarts - miniature little key lime pies, definitely a big hit.
Which brings me to the upcoming potluck for the pre-Labor Day Weekend (SEE I told you they find ways). What to make?
Now that I have my stove back in working order and my refrigerator in the kitchen instead of the dining room the world is my oyster and I can tap back into my inner cook. Unfortunately I still don't have much of a countertop (pressboard) or a sink (in the living room) so my options are a tad bid limited. I can always do dishes in the laundry basin downstairs and use my roll out cutting board for counterspace if needed.
Here's some ideas I've been mulling around:
Crock Pot Baked Beans - I have this excellent recipe from my old daycare lady.
Marshmallow Melty Brownies - tried this recipe out about a month ago at a friends house because I JUST COULDN'T WAIT for my kitchen to be done... these were lovely.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread - my specialty and I have 4 overripe bananas just asking for it
That's all I have for ideas. Which is pretty slim considering most days I just read food blog after food blog in search of the perfect meal. I would make my famous potstickers but those have to be eaten immediately from pan to mouth I think.
Who's got a recipe or idea for me? I HAVE TO WIN!
errrr I mean... I'd really like to bring something tasty for my co-workers to enjoy.