Church potluck meals are when each church member brings a dish prepared at home. Then, all gather at one place to fellowship and feast.
Below are some potluck themes to inspire and even motivate you and your church.
These can be as hard or as easy as you like. You can go to your local deli and grab a few loaves of bread and lunchmeat or look in cookbooks or on-line for something more elaborate.
Who does not like a pasta, potato, casserole, or whatever you like to prepare in the middle of winter to fill our bellys up to fill the void of no sunny days?
Meatless Friday During Lent
Usually fish dinners and fish sandwiches are a staple during Lent on Fridays. However, spaghetti with marinara, potato dishes and other vegetarian meals may be prepared and eaten.
This theme may be either for early-after Sunday services or to have as a breakfast-for-dinner theme. Everything from eggs, sausage, pancakes, oatmeal, waffles, bagels, etc.
Pick A Country
Could you imagine the variety of food with this theme? Whether, Italian, Chinese, Mexican, etc., you will definitely not run out of ideas or get bored.
Baked Potato Bar
Have crockpots filled with cooked russets wrapped in aluminum foil and have a bar fixed up with numerous toppings, such as butter, cheese, sour cream, spaghetti sauce, pepperoni, mushrooms, etc. Use your creativity.
Again, endless options. Crockpot food is often comfort food, yet not limited to. Try a new recipe or contribute a favorite.
Soup and/or Salad
You coulc either have just soup or just salad or have both. There are so many versions of both.
On A Budget
Simply create something with ingredients you already have in your pantry or something you can create with inexpensive ingredients from a discount or dollar store.
3 Ingredients or 5 Ingredients
As-simple-as that. See what recipe you can create with only 3 or 5 ingredients, depending on which your church selects. This could be really neat research if you do not know of any off-hand. It may even become a staple in your kitchen for when money is tight or need something quick to prepare.
While growing up, my church never had potluck dinners. I think people would really bond by having potluck dinners throughout the year...different themes on various occasions to get people people involved and in the spirit of friendship and giving.