Spring Plant Swap 2015 Food PotLuck Discussion

Vienna, VA(Zone 7a)

The Spring Plant Swap is less than a month away - hooray!!

As usual, we'll have a pot-luck luncheon. I'll provide grilled burgers (beef and also veggie ones), chicken kebabs with peanut sauce and possibly something else for the grill. I'll also provide water, cups, plates, utensils and napkins...and sangria, of course!

Bring one of your favorite side dishes or deserts to share. I'll keep a consolidated list updated at the top of this thread.

Pot Luck Consolidated List:

Main:
burgers (beef and also veggie ones), buns, condiments - Muddy
chicken kebabs with peanut sauce - Muddy

Sides:
chips and pretzels - Sequoia
Chinese dumplings and sauce - Donnerville
crispy slaw - Sally
Greek Pasta Salad - Holly and Ric
potato salad - Gita
garlic pickles - Gita
deviled eggs - Aspenhill
baked beans - CAM
mac 'n cheese - critter
Jalapeno stuffed olives - CAM
pasta primavera - terlichman
fruit salad with Grand Marnier - ssg
fruit salad with vanilla yoghurt - Catbird
bread and maybe kimchee, pickled carrots and smokey Thai kraut - coleup

Desserts:
Hello Dolly bars - Sequoia
Brownies - Catbird
dessert - ecnalg

Drinks and ice:
bottled water and sangria - Muddy
iced tea - Sally
sodas - Chantell
ice - ssg

Misc:
Cups, plates, utensils, napkins - Muddy

This message was edited May 6, 2015 5:48 PM

Lititz, PA(Zone 6b)

I'll bring chips, pretzels, and the like. I'll also bring a dessert of some sort. Hopefully I can convince Darcy to make my new favorite: Hello Dolly bars.

Damascus, MD(Zone 7a)

I will bring Chinese dumplings.

Lucketts, VA(Zone 7a)

And your sauce I hope. :-)

Damascus, MD(Zone 7a)

Sauce will definitely go with them. I did forget the sauce once, didn't I? :o)

Middle of, VA(Zone 7a)

Shocker, I know...but is there a need for sodas?

Vienna, VA(Zone 7a)

Chantell, sodas would be great! I'm sure there will be plenty of takers.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

I'll bring home brew...

..ed unsweetened ice tea, two gallons. Or sweet? I think one gallon ran out last time, I was sorry.

and something else...my usual crispy slaw?

Vienna, VA(Zone 7a)

Sally, I don't know which kind of tea you brought last year - sweet or not - but people obviously liked it so bring it again!

Definitely bring your special slaw too.

Baltimore, MD(Zone 7a)

I will wait a bit and see what is missing--and maybe i could make
something to fill that void. G.

Lititz, PA(Zone 6b)

Darcy said she'll make the Hello Dolly bars....and they'll be gluten free for anyone who needs such diet.

Vienna, VA(Zone 7a)

I have no idea what Hello Dolly bars are, but I'm looking forward to finding out!

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

Aka magic cookie bars/ layered bars. A fave!!!

Lititz, PA(Zone 6b)

Yeah they're pretty simple. As I understand them they are layered as such from bottom to top:

crushed graham cracker
nestle choco morsels
sweetened condensed milk
coconut

Basically little slices of utopia.

Dover, PA(Zone 6b)

I'll get Ric to make a Greek Pasta Salad.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

yes J-man, on a sea of melted butter to start with...and I add (used recipe calling for) walnuts

Fruits nuts dairy whole grain, basically health food......
=8 ^D

Vienna, VA(Zone 7a)

Thanks Holly! I love any kind of Greek salad.

Those Hello Dolly bars sound decadent ; - )

Lititz, PA(Zone 6b)

Lol...J-man

Odenton, MD(Zone 7b)

I will bring some kind of brownies, of course, and something to be determined later.

Dover, PA(Zone 6b)

Catbird's brownies are so yummy

Baltimore, MD(Zone 7a)

I will bring are my yummy Garlic-Dill home-made pickles.
This seems to be an expected donation by now....:o)

Seems we are short on main dishes... SO---I will bring my Potato Salad too.
What's a picnic without Potato Salad?

Gita

Vienna, VA(Zone 7a)

Thanks, Catbird and Gita!
Gita, I'm listing all food items that aren't desserts and don't go on the grill as sides because I find it easier that way.

Lucketts, VA(Zone 7a)

I'll bring deviled eggs.

Silver Spring, MD(Zone 7a)

Checking to see what we might be missing...

It looks like we don't have enough desserts. I'll bring something sweet, or a fruit salad.

Muddy, do you need ice?

Lucketts, VA(Zone 7a)

I'll bring a dessert as well. Not sure what it will be yet.

Vienna, VA(Zone 7a)

Aspen, ssg and ecnalg - thanks!

ssg, I had forgotten about ice... I probably would have remembered it hours before people arrived ; - ) Yes, ice would be great.

Lucketts, VA(Zone 7a)

Ice, ice baby!

Vienna, VA(Zone 7a)

Never heard of it, but I just knew it had to be a song title.... I wouldn't have pegged you for a rap fan, greenthumb!

Lucketts, VA(Zone 7a)

I'm not, not at all, but I have had regular exposure to TV and radio most of my life. See what you miss spending time in Belgium eating chocolate. ;-)

Silver Spring, MD(Zone 7a)

LOL greenthumb!!!

Frederick, MD

Put me down for Baked Beans, please. Thank you.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

we always have such a nice meal!

Vienna, VA(Zone 7a)

Greenthumb, you're right! I was overseas when that song came out and it probably had dropped off the charts by the time I returned....and I don't think I missed anything ; - )

Thanks, CAM!

This message was edited Apr 24, 2015 8:32 PM

Frederick, MD(Zone 6b)

I was thinking olive pasta salad (with mozzarella bites), but Joyanna says cupcakes with chocolate chip and banana. Sequoia, if you like olives, I'll do a side-serving with just the add-ins (peppers, cukes, mozzarella) and no pasta.

Frederick, MD

If we have some olive lovers, I'll bring some Jalepeno stuffed olives. Yummmmmm.

Vienna, VA(Zone 7a)

I love olives!

Critter, are you planning to bring the pasta salad and the cupcakes, or just the salad (not that salad is not enough!)? In other words, did Joyanna convince you to bring cupcakes?

This message was edited Apr 25, 2015 8:43 PM

Frederick, MD

One host who loves olives is as good as a dozen others who do. Olives now on my list of things to bring. :)

Vienna, VA(Zone 7a)

Yum; thanks CAM!
This is turning out to be a feast!

Frederick, MD

My pleasure... least I can do for the host and for everyone who is bringing plants for me. Really looking forward to putting faces to these names.

Baltimore, MD(Zone 7a)

Hmmmm---
Does someone want to be the official photographer and take pictures
of everyone at the swap? I think that would be nice.....Didn't someone do it at Jan's?

Years ago--it was customary for everyone to post one's picture people could see
if they clicked on your name.
There is (was) also a members list with photos of people. Of course--this was
voluntary. You did NOT have to have a picture. I kind of like putting a face with a name.

Mine is still there if you click on my name--but it is from 2009 I think...
I do not seem to change over the years--or--so everyone tells me when they see me--
and it has been--like 10 years since. Makes me feel good....like I am ageless....HA!!

G.

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