Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Three Easy Potluck Themes for Your Next Work Party

Everyone can agree that generic potlucks are a safe and fun way of making sure there's enough food to eat at your next work event without having to break the bank.  Still, this can get a bit boring sometimes.  

One way to liven things up is to give the meal a theme. This ensures that everyone still contributes to the meal by bringing an item to share, but adds some flavor to the proceedings. 

Here are three examples of easy potluck themes that might work for your next office party:

Sandwich Potluck - Most everyone loves sandwiches, and there's a huge variety of sandwich ingredients people can bring without having to put in too much effort.

What to ask people to bring:
  • Bread (white/whole wheat/sour dough)
  • Sandwich meats (chicken/turkey/ham/salami/roast beef)
  • Cheese (swiss/cheddar/provolone)
  • Veggies (lettuce/pickles/tomatoes/cucumber slices/avocado/onions)
  • Condiments (mayonnaise/hummus/mustard)
To spice things up, bring some bacon for some BLT's. Most of these ingredients are relatively cheap and there's an almost endless variety of sandwiches you can make. Also, there's no cooking involved, a major plus! This theme is also great for summer events.

Salad Potluck - Here's another relatively easy one. You have a couple options here. One is to have everyone make their favorite salad and bring some in to share and the other is to have everyone bring in some salad ingredients, allowing folks to create their own personalized salads from the variety of ingredients provided by their coworkers.

What to ask people to bring:
  • Some leafy veggies (lettuce/spinach/kale)
  • Salad Dressing
  • Veggies (tomatoes/black olives/avocado/sprouts
  • Croutons/bacon bits/other crunchies
  • Some sort of protein to mix in (chicken strips/eggs/tofu/kidney beans)
Mexican Fiesta Potluck - Much like salads and sandwiches, burritos and tacos can be put together without too much cooking know-how. Some of the ingredients may need to be heated up in the microwave, but no actual cooking need be done at work to set up a taco/burrito station for your party.

What to ask people to bring:
  • Tortillas
  • Taco shells
  • Cheese
  • Ground beef
  • Chicken
  • Re-fried or black beans
  • Corn
  • Salsa
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Optional beverage: Horchata
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