holiday potluck...what to bring? - VeggieBoards
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 Old 12-04-2006, 05:13 PM
Veggie Regular
 
angelene17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Southern California
Posts: 464
Just about everyone (with the exception of myself) at my work eats meat...and we're having a potluck here very soon. I know what *I* like to eat (and I tend to consume food that others may find unappetizing), but I want to make something everyone would enjoy. Any suggestions?
angelene17 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 12-04-2006, 05:18 PM
Veggie Regular
 
evilvegan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 284
Pasta Salad! That is a fairly "normal" food that a lot of people like.
evilvegan is offline  
#3 Old 12-04-2006, 06:22 PM
Veggie Regular
 
jenna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 8,489
what are the foods that you like to eat? the times i've made veg*n/raw food for others to try, i always have tried to make it look really pretty; have a nice presentation. if i'm by myself, i don't care, but for others i know it helps when the food LOOKS good that they wil lwant to try it.



pasta salad could work. you could add chopped red bell peppers and something green for a festive feel.



veg*n cookies/cupcakes/pies/fudge.



i made raw strawberry crepes last year and everyone loved them.



you could make a fruit tray. a veggie tray. last year, i made a big veggie tray. had all kinds of veggies on the bottom, then on top i put broccoli and grape tomatoes to make it look like a big wreath. you could make some awesome dips for both.
jenna is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#4 Old 12-04-2006, 06:40 PM
Veggie Regular
 
berrykat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,203
My meat loving omni hubby loves this its quick and easy too http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/printer...an_lasagna.htm
berrykat is offline  
#5 Old 12-05-2006, 12:12 PM
Veggie Regular
 
asp3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,251
I have worked in several omni groups at work. One of my post popular pot luck dishes was a quinoa casserole that I used to take. It can be made vegetarian if you use cheese or vegan if you skip the cheese (the way I prefer it.)



I'll post the recipe in the recipe section either tonight or tomorrow night.
asp3 is offline  
#6 Old 12-05-2006, 03:53 PM
Veggie Regular
 
thebelovedtree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,477
Mashed potatos and gravy casserole is my new potluck fav.
thebelovedtree is offline  
#7 Old 12-05-2006, 07:38 PM
Veggie Regular
 
angelene17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Southern California
Posts: 464
These all sound good. I'm going to have a tough time deciding!



Mashed potatoes and gravy casserole?! I've never heard of that one! How does one make such a dish?



I'm intrigued to see what's in the quinoa casserole, asp3! Thanks (in advance) for posting the recipe.



The lasagne sounds yummy too! I don't think a fruit or veggie tray would be very popular. My fellow coworkers fear the healthy stuff.
angelene17 is offline  
#8 Old 12-05-2006, 07:44 PM
Veggie Regular
 
thebelovedtree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,477
I don't really use a recipe, I sautee onions and mushrooms in vegan butter w/ sage, garlic, salt, pepper, etc. until the onions start to caramalize, then I add a bit of flour to make a roux, and then a small amount of broth so there is a very thick gravy. Then I top w/ garlic mashed potatoes which have a bit of vegan cream cheese in them in addition to all the other good stuff ("butter, "milk", etc.). If you're not vegan of course you don't have to use the vegan stuff. I bake it at about 350 until the potatoes begin to brown (If you pipe it into a casserole it makes a very pretty pattern).





It's very much like mashed potatoes and gravy, but travels way better. My boyfriend's parent's church of old conservative cow farmers/farmer's wives love it.
thebelovedtree is offline  
#9 Old 12-05-2006, 07:45 PM
Veggie Regular
 
thebelovedtree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,477
I don't really use a recipe, I sautee onions and mushrooms in vegan butter w/ sage, garlic, salt, pepper, etc. until the onions start to caramalize, then I add a bit of flour to make a roux, and then a small amount of broth so there is a very thick gravy. Then I top w/ garlic mashed potatoes which have a bit of vegan cream cheese in them in addition to all the other good stuff ("butter, "milk", etc.). If you're not vegan of course you don't have to use the vegan stuff. I bake it at about 350 until the potatoes begin to brown (If you pipe it into a casserole it makes a very pretty pattern).





It's very much like mashed potatoes and gravy, but travels way better. My boyfriend's parent's church of old conservative cow farmers/farmer's wives love it.
thebelovedtree is offline  
#10 Old 12-05-2006, 10:34 PM
Newbie
 
FlightyGypsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 26
Ooooh, now I know what I'm making for my family's next holiday gathering, thebelovedtree. That sounds delicious and like just the thing to please everybody!
FlightyGypsy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the VeggieBoards forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off