Published on September 30th, 2009 | by thevyne1
Easy Entertaining: Gourmet Potluck
We’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:
- 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).
- 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.
- Assign someone to cook each course/dish and rotate each month.
- You can even rotate who hosts each dinner.
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!