Our church small group meets once a week and we eat dinner together before Bible study. Each week we sign up to bring something for the next weeks meal, such as drinks, cups, side dish, dessert, etc. Well, I am scheduling the meals for the next few weeks to give the girl that normally does it a break. I started googling ideas for themes or dinner ideas and nothing much came up for a while. Eventually I read several posts and came up with a list of ideas. I thought I would share in case you needed some ideas for a dinner party or potluck too:
People can bring soup, bread or cornbread, garnishes for the soup, dessert or drinks.
Each person or couple brings a dish that is comforting or nostalgic for them. Mine would be macaroni and cheese or chocolate chip cookies. Google comfort foods and tons of great recipes emerge.
Wings, dips, sliders, pizza rolls, the possibilities are delicious and endless.
Breakfast at Night
Breakfast casserole, sausage balls, cinnamon rolls, bacon, fruit, juice, etc.
Bring any kind of salad: chicken salad, pasta salad, fruit salad.
chili, white chicken chili, bread/fritos, sour cream, cheese, hotdogs
Build Your Own Pasta
a few pastas to choose from, a couple of sauce choices (alfredo, marinara, pesto), garlic bread and then additions like chicken, mushrooms, roasted garlic, tomatoes, broccoli, peppers
everyone brings something to throw on the grill like: chicken, burgers, sausage, vegetables, etc
Baked Potato/Salad Bar
someone brings lettuce, someone brings baked potatoes, everyone else brings toppings for both
order pizzas or make your own, you could even have a fruit pizza or dessert pizza
Keeps everyone from heating up their home. Just bring a dish you make in the crockpot. Pulled pork, mashed potatoes, soup, cheese dip, veggies, etc.
Do you have any fun dinner night ideas? Or suggestions?
Update: your suggestions
Some people bring taco shells, tortilla chips or lettuce for taco salad. Others bring toppings and the meat: chicken, beef, pork, beans, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, cheese, jalapenos, salsa, onion, cilantro
Someone brings hotdogs, buns, condiments (ketchup, relish, chili), smores, sides like potato salad or chips
Sweet or Savory Night