I went to a potluck Sunday afternoon, but up until Saturday, I was a complete loss as to what to bring. I would normally aim for dessert, or cheese and crackers, or chips and salsa, but people had already claimed those (and LOTS of people were bringing dessert). I wanted to bring real food and somehow still avoid any real cooking. Guess what’s helpful when you find yourself in this kind of predicament? GOOGLE. Who knew?
So I googled “potluck ideas” and I landed on this Appetizer Tortilla Pinwheels thing. Guys, these are SO GOOD. Cream cheese, sour cream, cheese, green chiles, scallions, a little garlic, all wrapped in a tortilla and sliced into bite-size pieces – HEAVEN. I left out the olives (because gross) and doubled the cheese (because duh), and I want to eat them all day, every day.
But aside from this delicious discovery, I don’t like potlucks. Too much pressure. Like, if you end up having to take your food back home, you failed. Plus you end up tasting other people’s mystery dishes (because nothing is EVER labeled) and what if you got something awful you can’t finish and it turns out you’re sitting next to the person who made it? Better choke it all down – you never know who you might offend. And I live in Eugene, which means that fully a third of the dishes were vegan. Non-dairy cheese is NOT CHEESE, PEOPLE.