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    We're Issuing a New Budget101 Challenge! We frequently get together with friends, potluck style, where each of us brings a dish to share with everyone else. What are some of your Favorite BBQ Bash Potluck Dishes to bring along on outings?

    How do you keep them warm (or cold) until serving time?

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    Default Re: B101 Challenge: BBQ Bash- What's your Favorite Recipe/Tip?

    This recipe is cold. The ingredients are:

    cherry tomatoes, halved
    mozzarella cheese, cubed
    colby cheese, cubed
    monterey jack cheese, cubed
    scallions, chopped
    Italian dressing

    Combine all ingredients into a large bowl, toss with the dressing and serve with toothpicks. If you really want to get "fancy" and get the kids out of your hair, hand the children some wooden skewers and have them premake the skewers. My mom makes this all the time and it is light and refreshing. A nice alternative to the heavy macaroni and potato salads.

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    Default Re: B101 Challenge: BBQ Bash- What's your Favorite Recipe/Tip?

    Dyed deviled eggs! They are so colorful and usually get lots of attention. after you have boiled, peeled, sliced and scooped out the yolk, you place the eggs in a food color bath for a few minutes till they are the desired darkness. It doesn't change the taste but add "flair" to your eggs. Red, white , and blue are always a big hit at 4th of July or memorial day bashes. Pastel colors go over really well at Easter.

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    Default Re: B101 Challenge: BBQ Bash- What's your Favorite Recipe/Tip?

    Potatoe Salad is a must, baked beans, and a bag of BBQ flavored chips
    Keeping the potatoe salad cold just fill a lunch box or ice chest depending on the salad size and plunk the bowl down in. keeping beans hot just wrap the pan and lid tightly in a couple layers of bath towels.

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    Default Re: B101 Challenge: BBQ Bash- What's your Favorite Recipe/Tip?

    I recently made strawberries dipped in white chocolate (white almond bark) and then dipped them in green colored sugar to look like the Italian flag. It was for an anniversary celebration. They were a huge hit! You could do the same thing with blue colored sugar to make a USA flag for 4th of July or any patriotic holiday! An easy (a little time consuming, however), impressive, and yummy treat. Different from other desserts.

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    Default Re: B101 Challenge: BBQ Bash- What's your Favorite Recipe/Tip?

    Hot foods can be kept warm in a Crock Pot on warm, or if no electricity, then in a thermal product. (Even a cheap Styrofoam cooler works).
    Cold foods can be kept cool in a cooler or a thermal product with ice blocks, (blue ice products).

    Some of my favorite items to bring to a cook out:

    Baked beans-with or without meat
    BBQ --Yummy!
    Grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, or chicken breasts
    Slaw- mayo, mustard, or vinegar based
    deviled eggs
    Potato or macaroni salad
    Twice backed potatoes
    HM mac and cheese
    Tomato, cucumber, onion slices
    Carrot and zucchini sticks
    Ranch dressing-to be used for dips or spreads
    Condiments
    Sliced cheeses
    Potato chips-flavored or plain
    And I always bring a pan of peanut butter fantasy fudge. ((So good!))
    Brownies and cookies are always a good choice also!

    Don't forget the foil, napkins, paper plates, plastic utensils and cups, and trash bag. ((Makes cleanup a breeze.))

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    Default Re: B101 Challenge: BBQ Bash- What's your Favorite Recipe/Tip?

    Black bean, barley and corn salad.
    This is served cold.
    Equal amounts of cooked black beans, barley and corn. Raw onion to taste. Olive oil and lime juice for dressing. Any other spices or herbs you might like to add like cilantro.

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    Default Re: B101 Challenge: BBQ Bash- What's your Favorite Recipe/Tip?

    My favorite dish for the family BBQ is Baked Beans- I start with a pan of VanCamps (2 large cans -regular pork-n-beans) add half a cup of Ketchup (I prefer Heinz but use what ever you have). Add a good squirt of mustard (enough for 3 hotdogs should do it), add 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Add some uncooked bacon pieces and mix well. This is great in a crockpot or bake in a 375 oven for 30-45 minutes.

    Keep warm on a warmer plate, or wrap in towels to hold heat until served.

    We also like to make macaroni salad, this is a kids favorite because it is a basic taste that kids with undeveloped taste buds love...all it requires is a bowl of cooked macaroni 6 hard boiled eggs cut in small pieces and a jar of Miracle Whip. Mix together, salt and pepper to taste and serve cold (use ice to keep it cold if outside); (Mom always made devil eggs to top it).

    When we are picnicking in the back yard we use large tubs of ice to keep the cold stuff cold, Hot stuff doesn't leave the grill until ready to serve.

    At our holiday get together we use the Warming trays, oven and/or bring to temp using the microwave. Cold items stay refrigerated until serving.

 

 
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