Great Dishes for Office Potlucks that Won’t Break the Bank?

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Q: The holiday season is in full swing, and that means an abundance of office potlucks. This year, I have more than usual and want to provide a dish for each (ideally a side, appetizer, or main dish). While I usually go all out for these things, this year I need to remain a little more budget friendly. What are some good potluck dishes that won’t break the holiday budget?

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Editor: I’m a big fan of grain salads in these situations — they’re easy to make ahead, portable, and since they’re grain- and veggie-based, usually pretty affordable! For some of your other dishes, take a look at these round-ups:

Readers, what ideas do you have?