pot luck - travels well

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  1. silverspoon65

    silverspoon65 Enthusiast

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    I need an idea for what to make for my grandma's dinner tomorrow. It needs to hold up to a 3 hour car ride.

    I know most of the cold dishes have already been claimed by my cousins, so no veggie tray, salad, potato salad, pasta salad, etc.

    I was going for something in the crock pot that I can cook over n ight, throw in the car and then heat back up when I get there (I am going a little early so I will have a little time to warm something up or put finishing touches on it.)

    Any ideas? I am at a loss. Usually I go down the night before and prepare something at my mom's house but this year we are just going down for the day.

    Oh, and dessert doesn't count. I have to contribute to the meal. haha.
     
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    Soup?
     
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    I did soup last year and it went over well - I am just worried about spilling it in the car. But then I was thinking chili? Or a stew?
     
  5. Ranchwife

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    I suggest potaotes Romanoff. It is basically twice baked potatoes in a casserole with lots of yummy goodies mixed in. It is super easy to make and VERY good. You could even freeze it before you go and then leave it on the counter to thaw at your Grandma's once you get there before you bake it. I'm serving this with prime rib this year.

    http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/sidedishes/potatoes-romanoff/
     
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    Potatoes au gratin
    Shredded pork/chicken/beef for sandwiches
    Meatballs
     
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    I agree with meatballs.
    What about like a cheese (velveeta with the chili in it) and cheese?
    I was going to say like a cheesy potato casserole...
     
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    I just feel like everything is covered. I know there will be beans, mac and cheese, ham, meat balls, string bean casserole, salad, veggie tray, cole slaw, potato salad, fruit salad, jello salad... Maybe I will just do a dip. or soup. Dangit! I can't decided.
     
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    Trust me. Crock pots do not travel well!
     
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    Have you ever had corn casserole?!? I think I've seen called corn pudding I think!!!
     
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    Corn Pudding is great! For the next time you may want to invest in a traveling crock pot like I have. There is a rubber seal around the lid and a clasp to seal it into place. Nothing spills!
     
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    I thought grandma was making corn pudding but she didn't. I actually ended up making buffalo chicken dip which was a good choice because everyone munched on it before dinner.
     

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