Kim at Life In a Shoe has the following to share about potlucks.
… We love potlucks and have hosted them nearly weekly for years. Our church also has a potluck meal after the worship service every week. We love the additional fellowship and I believe our church body is exceptionally close because of this tradition….
The Common Room has more to share about potlucks.
… My mother taught me that you should also bring a main dish, a side dish, and a dessert to a potluck, and it should be enough to feed as many people as are in your family plus around four others. …
Previously I had shared some helpful tips to make potlucks easier:
Our church has potluck meals each Sunday AM. We also had been in a previous church that had Providence Meals each Sunday. 🙂 So I’m beginning to get some experience with them.
When I was little my grandmother would fix a complete meal for a Dinner on the Grounds, different term same meal. She would prepare everything. Meat, sides, dessert, salads, drinks, etc. Right down to sliced tomatoes, pickles, hot pepper sauce, chow-chow …. How we got everything to church is a wonder. She always had a large box that she would pack with her food. I have a couple of coke bottle carriers that work well for transporting casserole dishes, hot crock-pots, etc. By the time my family of seven is loaded in the car with all the food, bibles, computers, camera equipment, and violins we are jamb packed.
Here in the south we do use the term pot luck in two ways.
1) Covered dish meal
2) You get whatever is in the pot when visiting. Although we may have to throw in a few more vegetables. 🙂