Host an energy-free potluck party

Posted on Jun 24 2022 in Features, Heartland REMC

If it’s too hot to fire up the grill for summertime entertaining, then it’s too warm indoors to heat up the oven. The solution: Host an energy-free potluck and ask each guest to bring a cold dish that does not require any cooking before the get-together or heating during the event.

Some suggestions:

  • Salads featuring ripe, red tomatoes and other fresh veggies from the backyard garden
  • Bruschetta, a mix of chopped tomatoes, olive oil and basil
  • Hard cheeses and fancy crackers
  • Coleslaw (try shredding apples instead of cabbage for a summery twist)
  • Watermelon mixed with a drizzle of oil, apple cider vinegar, cilantro and mint
  • Tangy, homemade salsa and guacamole
  • A big fruit platter for dessert.

A bonus: The no-heat menu means no sweaty, last-minute kitchen duty for the hostess.