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Home Chef Gays - what should I make for my work potluck?

Got a work potluck coming up. It's my first year at the company, so it's time to make my mark! I want to make some kind of side dish, appetizer OR boozy dessert. I'm a decent (not great, not bad) home chef, but I also tend to focus on meals for 1-2 at home rather than potluck'y side dishes. I'd love to do something a little unusual or, that has a fun twist on a classic without being too polarizing for a diverse group of colleagues.
replies 13Dec 7, 2017 12:57 PM +00:00

Oh, and, yes, to confirm, this is a holiday work potluck. And the proteins (turkey, ham etc) are covered.

replies 1Dec 7, 2017 12:58 PM +00:00

Is what's his name stealing recipes for a new cookbook again?

replies 2Dec 7, 2017 12:59 PM +00:00

Johnny LaRue has you covered OP!

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replies 3Dec 7, 2017 1:02 PM +00:00

Fanny Cradock's "Angry Chinese Egg Men" would seem to fit the bill.
replies 4Dec 7, 2017 1:02 PM +00:00

It’s a soupluck not a potluck.

--Radical Faerie
replies 5Dec 7, 2017 1:03 PM +00:00

Rotel Dip

Kraft fake cheese and cans of Rotel and then bring tortilla chips. People went nuts where I used to work

replies 6Dec 7, 2017 1:10 PM +00:00

replies 7Dec 7, 2017 1:12 PM +00:00

Bulgar tabbouleh with enormous amount of fresh parsley and lemon and high quality oil. Also add pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds and some golden raisins. You can usually find fresh parsley (and the bulgar) at a reasonable price at Turkish greengrocer if there is one in town. You can garnish it with canned or fresh (if you can find) stuffed grape leaves.

replies 8Dec 7, 2017 1:23 PM +00:00

Paper products are always a big hit!

--Or a 2 liter diet coke.
replies 9Dec 7, 2017 1:25 PM +00:00

The tabbouleh sounds great. Or make a lot of the macaroni and cheese recipe from The Joy of Cooking. Everyone loves it.

replies 10Dec 7, 2017 1:40 PM +00:00

Scalloped potatoes. They're pretty easy.

replies 11Dec 7, 2017 1:45 PM +00:00

Are desserts covered? This was an actual recipe from Good Housekeeping from 1952.
--Paula Deen
replies 12Dec 7, 2017 1:54 PM +00:00
OR boozy dessert.

Now, I couldn't get by with that at my office, but if you think you can, bourbon balls are always a hit. Sort of old-fashioned, and not very PC nowadays. I've never known them to go to waste. You have to make them several days in advance, for the best flavor.

These delicious little bourbon balls are easy, no bake treats. They're made with vanilla wafers, cocoa, and bourbon. So easy and so good!
The Spruce
replies 13Dec 7, 2017 2:18 PM +00:00