I always looked forward to big game days and potluck parties because it meant a whole spread of treats I wouldn’t normally indulge in at home alone on a Saturday night. One time I brought chili cheese dip to a Superbowl party and ended up eating the entire bowl of it before sharing with anyone else. I threw myself a little impromptu birthday party last year and asked that everyone bring something they could share. I panicked at the last minute thinking everyone would bring chips and brownies so I went out and bought a vegetable and fruit tray. Turns out my fears were unwarranted as every single one of my friends marched through the front door with the most marvelous array of delectable (yet super easy to make) foods. Every craving was covered as the foods ranged from baked brie with apples to a more exotic meat and cheese tray. I really started to enjoy this idea of grown up potluck parties, the were so much more than a bottle of ranch thrown out with a bag of carrots and a few random bag of chips.
While my husband still demands wings and ribs at our annual March Madness party, here’s how I’m going to be classing it up for the more sophisticated palates in attendance:
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Add in a vegetable and/or fruit tray and I say you’ve got yourself a party. Don’t forget the frosty beverages out back in the cooler full of ice. Look at you with your grown up March Madness party! Baked brie and seemingly exotic meatballs everyone is going to want the recipe for? Good job you. See you back here for the finals.
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