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Published on September 30th, 2009 | by thevyne

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Easy Entertaining: Gourmet Potluck

droke0320_potluck01_food_500We’re both huge fans of potlucks. Not only are they a way to avoid having to cook an entire meal while entertaining, but they are also a great way to enjoy your friends’ culinary expertise! Do you have a few friends who are great cooks? Do you want a way to partake of their delectables? Have an “iron chef” dinner party! Here’s the skinny:

  1. Select a few friends who like to cook and are good at it (you may want to limit it to the number of courses you want to eat).
  2. Every month, select a special ingredient that can be included in each course (sometimes dessert doesn’t count, but all main and side dishes should have the ingredient). Ideas: shallots, prosciutto, orange, etc.
  3. Assign someone to cook each course/dish and rotate each month.
  4. You can even rotate who hosts each dinner.
  5. ENJOY!

You would be surprised how creative and excited people get about their dishes. This is not only a great money saving way to enjoy a divine meal but it also allows people to put all their focus on one dish instead of three or four!

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One Response to Easy Entertaining: Gourmet Potluck

  1. Rowan Rain says:

    Wonderful idea. We’ve done a lot of themed potlucks, but I never thought to highlight a specific ingredient. I will be trying this out soon. Thank you!

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