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    Post #1 - November 8th, 2018, 4:23 pm
    Post #1 - November 8th, 2018, 4:23 pm Post #1 - November 8th, 2018, 4:23 pm
    We're having a Thanksgiving potluck in our office later this month. I'm looking to my LTH friends for a delicious, transportable item I could bring. On-site heating is limited to a microwave or crock-pot (if I schlep that in.) There is a prize for the best food item. What ideas do you have?
    -Mary
  • Post #2 - November 8th, 2018, 4:32 pm
    Post #2 - November 8th, 2018, 4:32 pm Post #2 - November 8th, 2018, 4:32 pm
    Mary,

    Your re-heating options make me think that a soup -- maybe squash or mushroom -- might be a delicious and winning idea.

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  • Post #3 - November 8th, 2018, 6:40 pm
    Post #3 - November 8th, 2018, 6:40 pm Post #3 - November 8th, 2018, 6:40 pm
    For the Small Household Food Exchange on Sunday, I’m making several kinds of ravioli in a turkey bone broth. The ravioli is par-cooked (steamed). Should heat up well in a microwave.
  • Post #4 - November 8th, 2018, 10:20 pm
    Post #4 - November 8th, 2018, 10:20 pm Post #4 - November 8th, 2018, 10:20 pm
    Homemade cranberry sauce made with port. There are a bunch of recipes out there. No worries about reheating.
  • Post #5 - November 9th, 2018, 5:15 am
    Post #5 - November 9th, 2018, 5:15 am Post #5 - November 9th, 2018, 5:15 am
    “Easy-to-make and easy-to-bring” is the mantra of The Appetizer Person. Old favorites with a new taste often score high marks.

    Cheese-and-crackers/crudités fall into this category, with prepared dishes such as: Whipped Feta with Roasted Red Peppers or with Hatch Chiles or with Pistachios. Or Pimento Cheese (so many variations).

    Guacamole offers a plethora of tasty versions: bacon; Asian; Caribbean; Italian; Pear & Pistachio; Salsa Verde & Tomatillo

    Appetizers give you an opportunity for being creative and, since they are finger-food, your office-mates can eat as much as they wish – guilt-free – without having to load up a plate.
  • Post #6 - November 9th, 2018, 7:35 am
    Post #6 - November 9th, 2018, 7:35 am Post #6 - November 9th, 2018, 7:35 am
    The GP wrote:What ideas do you have?

    I've not made this, not sure I'm going to try but, as the proud owner of "White Trash Cookbook" vol 1 & 2, I'm intrigued. Linked ---> recipe is from The Wolf Pit a YouTube channel, which does (mostly) serious reviews of frozen dollar store entrees.

    If you make this and its a hit, great! If it bombs like Borat #3 in an Appalachian movie theater please forget I made the suggestion. :)

    According to the Wolf Pit recipe may be oven roasted or smoked, served cold, hot or as a sandwich. Were I to serve for a party I might cube with a drizzle of cranberry sauce and stick a frilly toothpick in the center
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  • Post #7 - November 9th, 2018, 8:14 am
    Post #7 - November 9th, 2018, 8:14 am Post #7 - November 9th, 2018, 8:14 am
    Ottolenghi does brilliant things with pumpkin/squash:

    Squash/tahini spread - sort of a thanksgiving hummus

    Roast Butternut Squash also terrific, but probably better warm, not so good in a crock pot.
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  • Post #8 - November 9th, 2018, 9:11 am
    Post #8 - November 9th, 2018, 9:11 am Post #8 - November 9th, 2018, 9:11 am
    Thanks everyone! Love the ideas and welcome more. I was contemplating doing "stuffing muffins" but worry about the reheating options. I might have to do a trial run.
    -Mary
  • Post #9 - November 9th, 2018, 10:07 am
    Post #9 - November 9th, 2018, 10:07 am Post #9 - November 9th, 2018, 10:07 am
    Concept only, have never done . . . but turkey 'n dumplings . . . with the dumplings being stuffing flavored.
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  • Post #10 - November 9th, 2018, 12:13 pm
    Post #10 - November 9th, 2018, 12:13 pm Post #10 - November 9th, 2018, 12:13 pm
    JoelF wrote:Ottolenghi does brilliant things with pumpkin/squash:

    Roast Butternut Squash also terrific, but probably better warm, not so good in a crock pot.


    I have made this, and it's fine at room temperature. It's also delicious.
    Leek

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  • Post #11 - November 9th, 2018, 5:56 pm
    Post #11 - November 9th, 2018, 5:56 pm Post #11 - November 9th, 2018, 5:56 pm
    Given your reheating options, the obvious options seem to be (1) a pumpkin/squash soup, (2) cranberry sauce, and (3) a dessert such as pumpkin pie. I'd also suggest a more unusual dessert, such as pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin bars, pumpkin/pecan pie bars, etc., or some turkey-and-stuffing muffins or miniloafs with gravy that can all be reheated in the microwave.
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  • Post #12 - November 12th, 2018, 10:26 am
    Post #12 - November 12th, 2018, 10:26 am Post #12 - November 12th, 2018, 10:26 am
    leek wrote:
    JoelF wrote:Ottolenghi does brilliant things with pumpkin/squash:

    Roast Butternut Squash also terrific, but probably better warm, not so good in a crock pot.


    I have made this, and it's fine at room temperature. It's also delicious.

    leek-

    Did you peel the squash? The recipe doesn't specify, but it seems awkward to eat without peeling it.
    -Mary
  • Post #13 - November 13th, 2018, 11:35 am
    Post #13 - November 13th, 2018, 11:35 am Post #13 - November 13th, 2018, 11:35 am
    The GP wrote:We're having a Thanksgiving potluck in our office later this month. I'm looking to my LTH friends for a delicious, transportable item I could bring. On-site heating is limited to a microwave or crock-pot (if I schlep that in.) There is a prize for the best food item. What ideas do you have?


    Can you do a "Black Friday" Muffalata? Large Boule with turkey slices and cranberry sauce inside. Heat on-site gravy (as a dunk for sandwich), heat sweet potatoes, mashed potato pancakes, and, dressing on site. They can add that to their slice of sandwich.
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  • Post #14 - November 13th, 2018, 12:58 pm
    Post #14 - November 13th, 2018, 12:58 pm Post #14 - November 13th, 2018, 12:58 pm
    pairs4life wrote:Can you do a "Black Friday" Muffalata? Large Boule with turkey slices and cranberry sauce inside. Heat on-site gravy (as a dunk for sandwich), heat sweet potatoes, mashed potato pancakes, and, dressing on site. They can add that to their slice of sandwich.

    I might do this at home with any leftovers I can scrape up. :-)
    -Mary
  • Post #15 - November 13th, 2018, 6:26 pm
    Post #15 - November 13th, 2018, 6:26 pm Post #15 - November 13th, 2018, 6:26 pm
    The GP wrote:
    leek wrote:
    JoelF wrote:Ottolenghi does brilliant things with pumpkin/squash:

    Roast Butternut Squash also terrific, but probably better warm, not so good in a crock pot.


    I have made this, and it's fine at room temperature. It's also delicious.

    leek-

    Did you peel the squash? The recipe doesn't specify, but it seems awkward to eat without peeling it.


    I did it with Kabocha which does not need peeling.
    Leek

    SAVING ONE DOG may not change the world,
    but it CHANGES THE WORLD for that one dog.
    American Brittany Rescue always needs foster homes. Please think about helping that one dog. http://www.americanbrittanyrescue.org
  • Post #16 - Today, 1:35 pm
    Post #16 - Today, 1:35 pm Post #16 - Today, 1:35 pm
    Thanks for all the great ideas. I ended up making cranberry cake, one of my favorites. It could not compete with a colleague's amazing mac & cheese. I do plan to make the roast butternut squash recipe that Joel recommended. Hopefully it will be a winner on my family's Thanksgiving table.
    -Mary

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