Tuesday, March 4, 2008

the joy of potluck

ah, the joy of work functions. now that i've moved out of the hospital and into my old building (windows!), i've been re-welcomed to the world of potlucks, parties, and showers. this office is a very small community, so they threw us a welcome party, and there's even a baby shower coming up next week. there's something about office potlucks that are just so cheesy and make me laugh, but they always end up being fun. plus, since 80% of the office is filipino, i know it won't be all pigs in a blanket and seven layer dip type shit.

pancit and the requisite rice. pancit was bomb, btw. thanks jerabel.

cute little bruschetta rounds...s was afraid they would be hard and stale, but they were toasty and nice. also, freshly-chopped tomatoes were a bright touch.

can a party with filipinos in attendance happen without chicken adobo??

duh, deviled eggs. i don't get down with that, but there weren't any left at the end of lunch.

crackers and dip. this dip is really something else. it sounds strange, but it's made with onion soup, water chesnuts, spinach, and love. t makes it almost every potluck because people demand it. i don't know what it is about this dip, but it is bomb.

this fruit salad was nice. it was more than just mini marshmallows, apples, grapes, and cherries. there were also plums, pears, walnuts, pineapple, and oranges with a touch of cinnamon. it was rather enjoyable.

these tiny trader joe's tidbit chocolate chip cookies are an office favorite. in fact, we just bought some today and put them out for our group to snack on...along with some casher caramel cookies. so good. too bad they're the size of quarters and i always end up having about 30 of them at a time.

and last, but not least, my addition to the potluck. i made two types of cupcakes....vanilla ones with green tea powder mixed in, filled with dark chocolate nibs, and chocolate-based ones with just a hint of green tea powder and chopped, dark coffee chocolate throughout. they were lightly-frosted with chocolate. thank got there weren't any leftover.

i hate bringing home anything from a potluck. :)

1 comment:

White Pepper said...

holy shit, this has midwest written all over it. from the deviled eggs to that fruit salad. shit, your cupcakes sound great and i dont even like sweets!!!!

ps. i heart spinach dip