Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tuesday's Timesaver- Entertaining Part 3- Potlucks

Well, its been a few weeks since the last Tuesday's Timesaver- sorry friends!  If you missed the last 2 posts you can view them here and here. I love this idea from my friend Robin about doing pot-luck style dinners to keep meals inexpensive when you are entertaining.  Again, start with that pantry!  Say you have flour, yeast and cheese- well sounds like pizza to me!  Have your friends bring their favorite toppings.  By splitting things up a bit you are saving yourself time and money- and are still able to open your home and have a great time!

Here are a few of my favorite pot-luck style meals:

  • Pizza (thanks Robin!)
  • Chili- friends bring fixins
  • Tacos/ Taco Salad
  • Fondue (you provide the dips, friends bring the dippers
  • BBQ's- great for summer- have friends bring their favorite meat.  That always kind of grosses me out, so I like to provide the meat and have them bring sides :)
  • Sub Sandwiches and Soup
  • ...and of course Banana Splits for dessert!
Really and truly you can divide things up with any meal- keeps everyone involved and most importantly, its fun! What potluck style meals are your favorites?

1 comment:

  1. LOL about people bringing their favorite meat for BBQ! (Me too!)

    This post reminds me that I need to get my act together for Super Bowl Sunday!