Every year my work hosts a potluck luncheon in November. I love a good potluck, so this is right up my alley.
My first year I made pumpkin spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and handmade chocolate leaves for garnish. Last year I made a pumpkin trifle with layers of spice cake, pumpkin pudding, toffee pieces, and whipped cream.
In keeping with the pumpkin tradition, for this year my mind immediately went to the Pumpkin Pie Bites I saw on Bakerella’s site last fall.
Beyond cute, and autumn in your mouth.
There were some other very tasty desserts, too. Homemade submissions included Ulla’s artisan bread, Laura’s pumpkin bars, Sam’s carrot cake, Chuck’s raspberry blondies, and Marilyn’s frosted brownies.
And in particular, Matt knocked my socks off with his homemade filled donuts – in raspberry or prune. They were actually a Polish pastry called “paczki”, but Matt was kind enough to just let us call them “donuts”.
After filling my plate with Sarah’s lasagna, Holli’s baked beans, Jenn’s macaroni and cheese, Sam’s lo mein, and Tracy’s sweet potatoes with apples…I still had room for a selection of these. Now you know why I went into an immediate food coma yesterday.
SO WORTH IT.
Do you have a potluck staple? Do you have a potluck enemy? Mine is pretty much anything with mayo. Mayo and I are not friends.