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4th Potluck

Anyone have any really creative but easy ideas for something to bring for a 4th of july potluck??? After doing all the cooking for 60 some people this weekend....I'm wiped...but still want to keep up my reputation! lol!

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Pip-Squeek

Asked by Pip-Squeek at 12:46 PM on Jul. 1, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Broccoli casserole. Mix a smaller bag of frozen broccoli, a can of cream of mushroom soup, a cup of mayo, and egg and cup of cheddar cheese(I use more) top with crumbled rits and drizzle with butter. Bake at 350 for about 20-30 min. DELICIOUS!!
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 12:48 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • I know how you feel, i'm the same way. Everyone knows i cook, so they always expect me to bring something yummy. These are my favorite to bring for a summer potluck.


    http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/tomato-and-mozzarella-bites/Detail.aspx

    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 12:49 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • How about a quick fruit bowl? Fruit kabobs are great too. =)
    MichelleK41

    Answer by MichelleK41 at 12:50 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • I'm always great with desserts. Is that something you could do? Make a killer ice cream cake or make some great cupcakes, but make them blue velvet, red velvet and then regular white cupcakes with different frostings and sprinkles on top. THe blue velvet is the same as red velvet but rather than red food coloring, use blue food coloring.
    My3LittleGirls

    Answer by My3LittleGirls at 12:51 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • I also like to bring crab dip & crackers, this always goes so quicky & is a cool summer treat. This is a simple recipe. I like to add a little spice. You can add all kinds of stuff in there, like bacon, green onions instead of yellow, diced red pepper. It never ends.


    http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/crab-dip/Detail.aspx


     

    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 12:53 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • Wow, there are so many!
    Flag cake: Bake any flavor cake in 9 x 13 pan, frost with whipped topping. Just before the potluck, use whole blueberries & halved strawberries to make an American flag on the top of the cake.
    Red/white/blue cupcakes: Make a white cake mix. Divide batter into 3rds. Tint one red, one blue, & leave one white. Put a tablespoon of each color in paper liners in a muffin tin. Bake as directed. Frost with white frosting, sprinkle with colored sugar or sprinkles if desired.
    Calico beans: 1 large or 2 small cans each kidney beans, butter beans, & pork & beans, add 1 lb. cooked ground beef & 1/2 lb. cooked bacon crumbled. Add your favorite BBQ sauce & a bit of diced onion. Put in crockpot & heat through.
    Tortilla roll ups: spread flour tortillas with cream cheese (flavored or not). top with variety of meat slices, cheese, pimento, diced pickle, sliced green onion, etc. Roll & slice, fasten w/toothpicks.
    michiganmom116

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 1:22 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • I just wrote a post on this for my examiner.com column. I'm making spaghetti salad, spiral pasta salad, bacon and egg potato salad, horseradish potato salad, ramen noodle cabbage salad, and broccoli bacon salad. The article is posted. I'll be posting two recipes today, two tomorrow, and two Saturday, with photos. The link is: http://www.examiner.com/x-55035-San-Pedro-Budget-Meals-Examiner~y2010m6d23-Menu-planning-for-affordable-family-meals
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 1:43 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

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