Potlucks are popular in my circles – and a huge source of anxiety for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook [I did answer yes to Julia Child when she asked me that question in person, so I have to say yes].
But, sometimes there isn’t time to make what I want. Take last Sunday. Can’t you just smell how delicious a steamy Italian breakfast strada with bits of prosciutto, artichoke hearts and roasted red pepper topped with bubbly Parmesan cheese would be fresh out of the oven? That’s the dish I planned to make, but we had a blizzard here on Saturday and I didn’t get to the store. So, I had to resort to getting take out.
A few hours before we had to go to the potluck, I surveyed my family for suggestions. The winners: Jimmy John’s subs or fried chicken. When I ran to the store to grab the fried chicken, the deli told me there was only one piece ready to go.
“How long will it take to make some more? I need to get to a potluck right away,” I explained.
“It’s in the fryer now. Let’s see . . . it will take one minute and 43 seconds,” my server answered.
So, I waited 103 seconds, ran through the checkout and then rushed home to pile the chicken into a serving container that made it look more presentable than the greasy paper bag.
Don’t you think social media is kind of like a potluck?
We all bring something to share and what we share says a lot about us. What do you like to bring?
Social Media Potluck Menu
The Main Dish – meaty and filling
Your Secret Recipe – everyone wants to know how you made it
Side Dish – accompaniment to the main course
Dips and Chips – crunchy and addictive
Appetizer – nibbles that satisfy
Platter – variety counts
Salads – light, crunchy and flavorful
Desserts – sweet and fancy
Beverages – thirst quenchers, pick me up or kick back
Paper Goods – holders and catchers
Flowers – ambience and scents
Music – sets the tone
What are you brining to the menu or taking to put on your plate?