St. Patrick’s Day potluck, our Church’s favorite!
This March We have over 90 people at the potluck on a crisp Sunday afternoon after our second church service. The fellowship committee in charge of potlucks has six committee members. The committee purchased six corn beef from Sam’s club. The person in charge of buying the food for the month’s potluck delivers the corned beef to the church refrigerator and each member picks up the corned beef prior to the potluck. Each member cooks their meat to their own recipe bringing that as the main dish for the event. This has been a spectacular treat over the years as it has provided a diversity of flavors. This is one of our most popular events, everyone loves corn beef, especially when it is cooked for them.
We purchased two loaves of rye bread and one large package of sandwich buns for people who want to make a corn beef sandwich. We are fortunate that someone always brings coleslaw or sauerkraut for layering. On hand are condiments we have mayonnaise and mustard. Sam’s club chicken nuggets for the children are prepared with Ketchup, as well as steamed broccoli. As a large part of our church members are getting older, and we encourage everyone to attend even if they could not bring a dish; for each potluck, we supply two Stouffer’s mac & cheese and two Stouffer’s lasagna just in case we don’t get enough entrées.
The decorations for this Irish holiday event is, of course, shamrocks and green decorations. My Cricut Explore Air makes this an easy and quick task. White round tablecloths layer the theme and the church parishioners add with ever more fancy outfits and hats.
All the hard work of setup and cleanup fades by the end of the day as each additional person comes up to me to express how much fun they had and what a great event for all the members. As the committee chats as we wash dishes we smile as each member of the committee shares how many people thanked them and collectively we realize we have a hit on our hands.
Thank you for your time,