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Potluck ‘N’ seemed to be filled with new challenges and unexpected surprises.

Challenge 1:  8 people = 8 pieces of naan, but there were 2 unexpected guests.  To be polite most people had 1/2 a piece of naan, so there was actually one piece left over.

Challenge 2:  Seating.  Ten people seems to be the maximum occupancy for the table.  With a little help from fold out chairs we managed fine.

Unexpected surprise 1:  Three new faces at the table.  It’s always good to have new people share in the experience.

Unexpected surprise 2:  Three salads made an appearance on the buffet.  Where the dinner is usually lacking in light salads, tonight the leafy greens were abundant.  We had napa cabbage salad, noodle (tortellini) on spinach, and navel orange and blue cheese salad.

So this is what a plate of ‘N’ foods look like.  We had the salads and naan, New Zealand pasta made with cauliflower and a red cream sauce and nachos.  Also, you’ll notice that Graeme made “Nothing” tonight, so the empty spaces represent Graeme’s contribution.

One newcomer brought Nestle Tollhouse cookie pie, but I forgot to take a picture. Just imagine a pie shell with gooey chocolate chip cookies in the center.

And nobody made any claims to next week’s “O”s, so I think that a vegetarian French onion soup may be in store, or maybe Onion tea sandwiches. We’ll see.


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As the alphabet progresses I feel that it is harder to come up with recipes.  “M” posed to be a problem because there aren’t a plethora of M veggies or meals.  However, we all managed to come up with another wonderful mix of plates.  The menu was as follows:

To start we had a mozarella spread on toasted bread:

Mediterranean couscous
Mashed potatoes
Mashed root veggies (courtesy of eggsonsunday)
Mustard delights
Monster cookies

Here’s the mustard delight on homemade poppy seed hamburger buns.

The plate of deliciousness:

Cat thinks that her plate of food looks like a face, however, I don’t see it.

And monster cookies:

I really had to stop myself from eating all of the cookies.

Ok, “N” will be a problem, right?  Are there any N veggies?  Any N cuisines?

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Going for the G

The thought process behind the letter G was strenuous.  Should we have Greek or grape leaves?  Gouda, gorgonzola, or gruyere cheese?  Goat and guinea pig were definitely off the list.  So we settled for this delicious spread:

Greek Salad: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/dads_greek_salad/

Grape Leaves, Stuffed from Epicurious.  Chef’s note: this recipe may seem deceptively simple.  It is easy to make, but time consuming unless you recruit an assembly team.

Gruyere Macaroni and Cheese

Green Bean Casserole

Gazpacho Soup

Ginger Cookies with chocolate chips:

And to top it all off, Gelato.   This was not home made, but bought from our local gelato place. The flavors were Italian egg nog, pumpkin, and chocolate.

As always, we overate and unbuttoned our pants before saying our good byes.

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