Pot Luck

Pot Luck Because Variety is the Spice of Life!

I think a true Pot Luck Dinner is easy, allowing guests to try foods they normally wouldn’t cook, or in my case, even attempt to prepare!

The perfect format for a church fellowship, a large group of friends or neighbors, or a family reunion.

Pot Luck Methods:

One popular method has the host supplying the meat, like a large ham, turkey, or, if you live in Texas, brisket. The other guests supply the sides, salads, and desserts.

Some consider this format too risky. Like one Christmas fellowship at church, we ended up with ham, scalloped potatoes, and corn. Oh well. Send a volunteer to the store to grab some desserts and a few bags of salad and all is well. Who knew there were so many variations of scalloped potatoes!

If you prefer less risk, ask each guest to let you know what they are bringing. If you get too much of one thing, ask someone to change their dish, or just plan on filling the gaps yourself.

Remember, to keep it simple for the host too, just make it a true Pot Luck and see what happens. There is really no risk, everyone will have more than enough to eat.

You can keep a notepad on hand and allow guests to sign up to receive the recipes of their favorite dishes. If someone is really tech-savvy, set up a temporary Facebook, or your favorite social media page for the party so everyone can share their recipes and photos taken at the event.

Good luck with your next Pot Luck!