How to Throw a ‘Worksgiving’ Thanksgiving Potluck
Friendsgiving may be all the rage the past few years, but we think ‘Worksgiving‘ – Thanksgiving at work – deserves its own spotlight. With Turkey Day just a week and a half away, we wanted to break down how to throw a delicious Thanksgiving potluck with your coworkers. Everyone will love these traditional dishes as well as the unique twists on the classics.
Here are some tips for having a successful Worksgiving:
– Decide up front if you’ll be having turkey and/or ham – keep in mind that this is a huge expense/task for one person and can definitely be skipped.
– Create a sign-up list consisting of supplies needed (plates/napkins/cutlery/cups) and then appetizers, side dishes, desserts, drinks, etc. that each person can volunteer to bring.
– When transporting your hot dish(es) to the office, wrap your food in a few layers of dish towels, then stick the whole thing inside an insulated bag or cooler.
– If driving to work with your dish, make sure you have it on the flattest surface (like your backseat floor or trunk) and wedged next to things so it doesn’t slide around and spill over.
– Bring serving spoons and other utensils with you in case your office kitchen isn’t stocked with the appropriate tools.
– Don’t forget to bring an extension cord and/or power strip if there will be multiple slow cookers or other appliances that need plugged in at the potluck.
– Be sure to bring plastic containers for leftovers, bags, aluminium foil, plastic wrap, etc. for an easier clean-up.
– Be sure there is enough fridge space for items that need to be kept cold – or remember to bring a cooler if not.
Hold everyone over with appetizers that aren’t overly filling:
- This Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus is a unique appetizer that’s perfect for fall!
- Be sure to bring bowls if you’ll be having Slow Cooker Smoky Butternut Squash Soup at your potluck.
- These Crockpot Meatballs with Cranberry Sauce and Orange are bursting with fall flavors!
- Serve up this light and tasty Cowboy Caviar with tortilla chip scoops.
- You can’t go wrong with Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Chives!
Keep it traditional with these side dishes:
- There’s no need to peel potatoes when you can heat up these fluffy Mashed Potatoes in the microwave!
- You can make Green Bean Casserole in a slow cooker. Just combine all of the ingredients in the crock, cover and cook on your crock pot’s low setting for 5 to 6 hours and then top with the remaining French-fried onions just before serving.
- These Holiday Glazed Carrots are simply delicious.
- Bake Crescent Rolls ahead of time, refrigerated and then re-heat in the microwave when it’s time to eat.
- You don’t want to miss out on this tasty Thanksgiving Stuffing.
- This Southern Sweet Potato Casserole is almost sweet enough for dessert – almost!
- Skip the canned version and make this recipe for Cranberry Sauce instead.
- For the corn lovers, whip up Plantation Corn Pudding.
- Because Elsie’s Baked Mac & Cheese should be at every Thanksgiving feast!
Enjoy these twists on classics:
- Swap out your ordinary rolls with fun Thanksgiving Turkey Rolls!
- These Cranberry Glazed Turkey Tenderloin means you can skip bringing cranberry sauce.
- Add some citrusy flair to your potluck spread with these Orange Mashed Sweet Potatoes.
- If you know you’ll be having the traditional dish next week, why not switch it up by making Asparagus Green Bean Casserole!
- These Cranberry Brussels Sprouts will definitely become a Thanksgiving feast must!
- Step up your stuffing game with this unique recipe for Bavarian Pretzel Stuffing.
- Switch things up by having a mouthwatering Mashed Potato Casserole.
- Combine two favorites in this recipe for Green Bean Stuffing Bake.
- if your office insists on having turkey, try this Simple Turkey One Pot for your Worksgiving.
Gobble up these Thanksgiving desserts:
- Dessert is a breeze when you can bake up a Dutch Apple Pie or Sweet Potato Pie that tastes like homemade!
- You’ll be the talk of the office if you show up with this luscious Libby’s Pumpkin Roll!
- There’s no need to bake a pecan pie when you can make these easy Mini Phyllo Pecan Tarts.
- Chocolate lovers will go crazy over this Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread!
- For a twist on the classic, make Orchard Pear Crisp for a comforting treat.
- Be sure to bring vanilla ice cream and whipped cream topping to serve with your desserts!
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