This past Sunday, our house and the neighbors came together to have a potluck dinner. We weren’t sure it was really going to happen, but by the early afternoon, the neighbors had a giant ham cooking so the rest of us began to work frantically on our own dishes.
Around 7:00 that evening we began to set up. We needed three tables, multiple chairs, a coffee table as a bench, and the couch to accommodate everyone. We used sheets for tablecloths and even found a few candles to use as centerpieces. As people started to bring in their contributions, it was beginning to look more and more like a feast. We had the ham, red and white wine, beer, two types of bread (Hawaiian rolls and a fresh loaf from Whole Foods), potatoes, broccoli, carne asada, sausage, spinach quiche, chicken, beef, and vegetable kabobs, chips and guacamole, an oreo cake, a key lime pie, and a bunch of mini banana cream pies. It was absolutely delicious. Most of us couldn’t remember the last time we’d had so much to eat at once. It was also the first Easter dinner I’ve had since I’ve been away at college, home was always too far to travel for a short weekend.
Hopefully the great success of this dinner will encourage more to come, because that was just too much fun not to do somewhat often.