Posted on July 3, 2016
Cedar City Food Review (CCFR)
Summer Potluck – June 2016
Potluck dinners are always fun.
They remind me of family reunions
where everyone brings their favorite family recipes to share,
catch up on the past year, laugh and enjoy the day.
Well, with our Facebook group our potluck is like a reunion of a sort. Although, for many it is a first face to face meeting with members of the group. It is fun being part of the group online, although more fun to actually get to finally meet people I only chit chat with online.
We all have a connection and love for food… of course. Once we finally get to meet in person there is so much more than just food. Friends, Family, Life. It was so much fun to meet and enjoy a fun evening in the park with those that could make it.
I sadly realized I captured a lot of pictures of the food before we all dug in, but not many pictures of the group. I guess that is one of those things that happens for a reason. Enjoying people face to face, not just from behind the lens, thanks for the fun evening!
Now for the good stuff – the food!
Thank you all for such wonderful new adventures in food.
There were basics, basics with a twist, and new food I have never heard of, and am in love with.
DESSERTS – hey, no reason I can’t start with the sweet stuff.
No potluck is complete without sweet soft sugar cookies.
Dutch Oven Delights, brings us some dutch oven treats –
Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler and Dutch Oven Pineapple Upside Down Cake.
A crunchy top, and creamy fruit filled bottom.
Some Cheesecake fun; sweet creamy goodness. Some new (at least for me) twists on cheesecake.
Butter Mochi, crunchy top, creamy inside. I want the recipe, although it could be dangerous for me to have it. I would want to make it all the time.
SALADS – A must for any gathering, there are so many variations.
We had variations of crisp greens, tomato and black bean salads.
- 2 - 15 oz cans of Black Beans
- 3 - ears of corn or 2- 10 oz cans
- 2 - red bell peppers, diced
- 2 - cloves garlic, minced
- 2- tablespoons minced shallots
- 2- teaspoons salt
- ¼- teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2- tablespoons sugar
- 9- tablespoons olive oil
- 6- tablespoons lime juice
- 1- teaspoon lime zest
- ½- cup cilantro, chopped
- 2- avocados
- Combine all ingredients except avocados and chill overnight.
- Add chopped avocado just before serving.
SOUP – Even on a hot day a hearty soup does taste good.
Baked Beans – Look at all the bacon! Tasty.
The Main Dishes –
Tater Tot Casserole – This is adapted from a recipe I found. Garlic, well I can’t cook a main dish let alone many dishes without garlic. And of course layers of cheese.
Ham Pot Pie – An Amish recipe from our fearless leader. Oh, you know I had to work that in somehow.
BBQ Pulled Pork with Coleslaw -If you don’t put coleslaw on your bbq pulled pork sandwich, you need to do it.
Baked Ziti – Oh the cheese, the noodles and flavor. I am a crazy person for pasta.
Meat Loaf – A staple of… well most family meals. One of my son’s favorites although I can never cook it good.
Thanks again to everyone that could join us, for those of our group that couldn’t make it…maybe this fall we can try for another gathering.
Always enjoy the fun of food!