I am the designated Potluck Focal for my team at work. Right after the potluck we are also having our second annual cookie competition. It is a very exciting day. I am taking any suggestions for a first place cookie recipe. Also, any fun potluck recipes would be greatly appreciated. I have a cookie recipe in mind (which I won’t mention here because I don’t want anyone on my team who is reading this post to know.) However, I never decide these things until the last minute. Then I usually panic and make something that I have made a million times before.
Speaking of organizing potlucks, we aren’t allowed to use this for work, but for my daughters’ school we use a tool called Sign-Up Genius. It’s a great way to get people to sign up online for potlucks or for volunteering. I used it last year when I was a room mom so that parents could sign up to come in to do centers in Taylor’s Kindergarten classroom. It’s really easy to use and it is so much easier than tracking manually with a spreadsheet. You just set it up and everyone else does all the work. It also sends out reminders a day or two ahead of time.
This recipe would be perfect for a potluck because it is great cold and the flavors get better if it sits for a little while. You could certainly use a different noodle, but for authenticity I think you should use the long noodles.
This is a big hit at my house and I like it because it is so easy to put together. Big bang for your buck! I served this the other night along with a flank steak (recipe to come), and Ella said that it was the best day of her life (can you sense the drama we have in our house??) Jim and I usually throw some pepper flakes or sriracha on top for some added heat.
This recipe is from Pioneer Woman and I think she has it listed as one of her favorites, too. Try it out – I bet it will be the best day of your life, too!
- 12 ounces, long noodles, cooked and drained (we used thin spaghetti noodles)
- ¼ cup Soy Sauce
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar
- 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
- 2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons Pure Sesame Oil
- ½ teaspoon Hot Chili Oil (we didn’t use this)
- 4 Tablespoons Canola Oil
- 4 whole Green Onions, Sliced Thin
- Combine soy sauce through canola oil and whisk in a bowl.
- Pour over the noodles and mix.
- Add onions and sesame seeds.
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