Q: I am hosting a healthy-themed potluck in a few weeks, calling it "Feasting on Fresh." Here in the South, potlucks are usually full of casseroles. What are some food items that you think would be good? I was thinking about Braised White Beans with Rosemary (but I have never made this before).
What other foods do you think would be good? The foods need to be non-processed, great at room temperature, and able to feed a lot of people.
Sent by Carrie
This is a Southern Easter potluck from last week - typical - everything in a 9x13 with "cream of...soup"!!!
Editor: Carrie, well, not to toot my own horn too badly, but not all 9x13 casseroles have to have cream-of-something-soup! I have a whole book of fresher, more modern casseroles (no canned soups at all) — it's called Not Your Mother's Casseroles.
But if you want a break from casseroles, then what about some grain salads? They fit all of your qualifications!
• Make-Ahead Lunches! 9 Fresh and Satisfying Grain Salads
Readers, what else would you suggest for Carrie's fresher potluck party?
Related: Good Question: Best Potluck Recipes?
(Image: Carrie via email)