Potlucks

***On this page I will list not only the items that were made for the potlucks (which will be in bold) but also other ideas that I found as I researched what to make. This way if anyone else wants to have a themed potluck, they have a good place to start!***

December 2012 – Greece Ideas

  • pita
  • olives
  • hummus
  • tzatziki
  • greek salad
  • spanokopita (puff pastry with spinach and cheese)
  • chicken kebabs
  • lamb kebabs
  • falafel
  • dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves)
  • baklava
  • roasted garlic tyrokayteri (dip)
  • spicy baked feta (dip)
  • gorgonzola and olive stuffed grape leaves
  • figs with goat cheese
  • stuffed tomato bites
  • leek and cheese rolls
  • apple and goat cheese bruschetta
  • caramelized onion tartlets
  • spinach cheese mushroom caps
  • mediterranean polenta cups
  • shrimp and bacon skewers
  • mini sausage bundles
  • phyllo crab cups
  • puff pastry chicken
  • pasta salad
  • tortellini salad
  • lamb and orzo
  • beef kebabs
  • meatballs
  • zucchini fritters
  • eggplant fritters
  • eggplant rolls
  • galaktoboureko (dessert)
  • loukoumades (fried honey puffs)

October 2012 – France Ideas

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu
  • Bouillabaisse
  • Saffron Mussels Bisque
  • Au Gratin Potatoes
  • Mushroom Garlic Escargot
  • Chicken Chasseur
  • Pot-Au-Feu
  • Cassoulet
  • French Cheeses and Crackers
  • Quail Escabeche
  • Ratatouille
  • Coq Au Vin
  • Artichoke Tartlets
  • Chicken Fricassee with Tarragon
  • Potato Cake with Cheese and Bacon
  • French Onion Soup
  • Pork Tenderloin Diane
  • Escargots Vol-au-Vent
  • Shrimp Cucumber & Curry Cream Cheese Canapes
  • Parsleyed New Potatoes
  • Stuffed Pumpkins with Everything
  • Etouffee
  • Roasted Asparagus with Herbes de Provence
  • Fried Frog Legs with Creamy Onion-Mushroom Gravy
  • Grilled Vegetable Antipasto with Herbed Chevre and Crostini
  • Nutella Crepes
  • Apple Clafouti
  • Creme Brulee
  • French Apple Tart
  • Pear Clafoutis with Phyllo Crisps, Cider Sauce, and Quince Sorbet
  • Peches Melba
  • Eclairs
  • Mousse au Chocolat

August 2012 – England Ideas

  • High Tea (tea, scones, sandwiches, fruit, desserts)
  • Lancashire Hot Pot
  • Classic Bangers and Mash
  • Yorkshire Pudding
  • Beef Wellington
  • Brussels Sprouts Gratin
  • Fried Potatoes and Cabbage
  • Beef and Veggie Pasties
  • Vegetable Cornish Pasties
  • Banbury Tarts

August 2012 – Dominican Republic Ideas

  • Pork and Apple Empanadas
  • Garlic Shrimps
  • Shrimp Stew
  • Turkey Stew
  • Polenta and Mushroom Casserole
  • Shrimps with Coconut and Ginger
  • Roasted Chicken with Garlic Sauce
  • Ripe Plantain Rolls
  • Flan – Caramel Cream

July 2012 – Denmark Ideas

  • Roast Goose with Apple Dressing
  • Roast Chicken in Brandy
  • Chicken Fricassee
  • Champagne Chicken
  • Ham Baked in Wine
  • Champagne Ham
  • Pork Tenderloins
  • Shrimp in Beer
  • Breast of Lamb with Dill Sauce
  • Smoked Bacon with Apples and Onions
  • Stuffed Eggs
  • Stuffed Celery
  • Salmon Log
  • Mushroom Delight
  • Ham and Potato Balls
  • Caraway Cabbage

May 2012 – Columbia Ideas

  • Pork Risotto
  • Chicken with Lime and Honey
  • Orange Honey Baked Shrimp
  • Black Bean Soup with Plantain and Avocado Cumin Cream
  • Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Slaw
  • Tamales
  • Chicken with Passion Fruit Sauce Over Dried Fruit and Nuts Orzo
  • Rice with Caramelized Onions
  • Carrots with Lime

May 2012 – China Ideas

  • General Tsao’s Chicken
  • Tofu Ball Soup
  • Kung Pao Chicken
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken
  • Honey Walnut Shrimp
  • Bok Choy Stir Fry
  • Egg Rolls
  • Steamed Buns with Meat Filling
  • Pork and Shrimp Dumplings
  • Pot Stickers
  • Crab Rangoon
  • Bourbon Chicken
  • Sesame Chicken
  • Fried Rice
  • Shrimp and Veggie Stir Fry

April 2012 – Chile Ideas

  • Snapper with Honey Mango Sauce
  • Baked Salmon in Wine
  • Braised Chicken with Cilantro
  • Rabbit in Orange Sauce
  • Jerk Chicken
  • Pork Empanadas
  • Avocado Shrimp Ceviche
  • Spanish Rice
  • Chilean  Prawns
  • Chilean sea bass ceviche
  • Salsa
  • Sangria

September 2011 – Greek Ideas

  • Build-Your-Own Gyro Platter (chicken, lamb, tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, tzatziki, feta, pita, red onion)
  • Beef Stew
  • Sauteed Greek Sausage
  • Spinach Pie
  • Squash Pie
  • Artichokes a la Polita
  • Minced Meat Rissoles with Cummin
  • Stuffed Zucchini with Egg and Lemon Sauce
  • Veal with Red Beans
  • Baked Chub Mackerel with Tomato and Garlic
  • Steamed Mussels with Fennel, Tomato, Ouzo, and Cream
  • Pasta Salad
  • Lentil Soup
  • Puff Pastry Chicken
  • Couscous Salad
  • Stuffed Grape Leaves
  • Roasted Lemon Potatoes
  • Roasted Stuffed Eggplant
  • Bread with Olive Oil
  • Pita – fresh or baked
  • Spreads: Hummus, Tapenade, Baba Ganoush, Fava
  • Olive Platter
  • Cheese Platter
  • Roasted Garlic
  • Baklava
  • Lemon Cake
  • Baked Quince with Cinnamon
  • Grapes
  • Wine
  • Ouzo
  • Metaxa Sour Cocktail

August 2011 – Portuguese Ideas

  • Stuffed Pork Chops with Pomegranate Sauce
  • Marinated Beef on a Skewer
  • Chicken in a Bechamel Cream Sauce
  • Curry Chicken
  • Grilled Shrimp Piri Piri
  • Fried Fish
  • Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Chili Pepper
  • Wine and Garlic Marinated Swordfish
  • Potato and Kale Soup
  • Green Beans with Squash
  • Different Kinds of Salsas and Chips
  • Rice
  • Beer Cake
  • Custard Tarts
  • White Wine Sangria
  • Red Wine Reduction with Fruit

July 2011 – Caribbean Ideas

  • Pulled Pork
  • Mojito Shrimp
  • Jerk Chicken
  • Crab Cakes
  • Chorizo and Plantain-Stuffed Chicken
  • Coleslaw
  • Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche
  • Tuna and Cucumber Ceviche
  • Crabmeat Salad
  • Okra and Roasted Tomato Dip
  • Fried Dumplings
  • Tortilla Soup
  • Sweet Potato Salad
  • Pasta Salad with Olives and Jerk Seasoning
  • Mango Salsa
  • Roasted Onions
  • Banana Zucchini Coconut Bread
  • Sweet Island Brussels Sprouts
  • Rice
  • Grilled Plantains
  • Grilled Peaches with Honey and Honeynut Creamcheese
  • Lime Cheesecake with Mango Coulis
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