December is a very busy time full of parties and events. This menu plan full of potluck favorites can help simplify the holiday menu planning process.
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Potluck Favorites Menu Plan
This menu plan has 31 days of delicious potluck dishes that are sure to be favorites at any holiday party. Many of these recipes are crock pot friendly and can be made in advance and frozen to simplify the busy days of the holiday season. Additionally, most of these recipes can serve as a weeknight dinner meal. No matter the occasion, if you are going out or staying home for a relaxing evening, this menu plan is perfect for December!
What are the best foods to bring to a potluck?
There are many great potluck options out there, but some classics always seem to stand out. Here are a few of the best potluck foods to bring to any gathering!
Casseroles are always a hit at potlucks because they are usually packed with flavor and can feed a large crowd. Plus, they can be easily reheated if necessary. One of my favorites is this delicious pizza casserole because it is always a big hit with the kids.
Crockpot dishes are another great potluck option because they are usually very easy to prepare ahead of time and transport. Plus, they tend to be very hearty and filling, which is always a bonus. Several of my favorites are these crock pot chicken recipes.
Salads are always a great potluck option because they are usually healthy and light. They can also be easily made ahead of time and transported without much hassle. My all time favorite salad to take to a potluck meal is this broccoli slaw and ramen noodle salad.
Desserts are always a potluck favorite because who doesn’t love a little sweetness? Plus, they can be easily made ahead of time and transported without much hassle. One of my favorite desserts to take are these easy crock pot candied pecans. They are sweet, but also a finger food that is easy to distribute.
Finger foods are always a great potluck option because they are usually easy to eat and don’t require any utensils. Plus, they tend to be very flavorful and satisfying. An all time classic potluck finger food are these easy deviled eggs.
What should you not bring to a potluck?
There are a few things that you should avoid bringing to a potluck. First and foremost, try to avoid bringing anything that requires refrigeration or heating, as this can be a hassle for other potluck attendees. Also, try to avoid bringing anything that is too messy or difficult to eat. Lastly, try to avoid bringing anything that is too common or mundane, as potlucks are a great opportunity to showcase your culinary skills!
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