Saturday Snippets… 24th July 2021…Potluck and an Invitation…


Welcome to Saturday Snippets where I indulge my whimsy and my passions… maybe a tune or two…something which has caught my eye this last week…just anything out of the ordinary or extraordinary…

For the last few weeks, I have taken inspiration from something I have read or watched… this week and also because it just happens that where I live because of the increase in the cases of Covid…we are a red zone…back to curfews etc etc…

Over the past 18 months like many others, we have been isolated and our movements restricted…therefore I have decided my word this week will be Potluck…

Why Potluck?… Well, like many of us I miss the social side of life so I thought why not a virtual Potluck once a month it will give my guests the chance to promote their blog and a recipe…I was also curious as to what else Potluck came up with and proceeded to do my A-Z research on the word “Potluck”

Come with me and see what I discovered…

Alaska Potluck:

You can’t buy moose, or caribou in Alaska. Alaska law forbids the selling of game. Thus, when you want to eat it you have to host a potluck. It is pretty much guaranteed that someone will bring a dish of moose or caribou stew or even a raw piece for the grill. Alternatively, you may trade your garden’s or fishing bounty with some game from your hunting friends.

Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party is an American variety show starring Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. The series premiered on VH1 on November 7, 2016…who knew…I certainly didn’t!

Is this show a favourite of yours?… It sounds like fun…

Where did Potluck originate from…?

The word pot-luck appears in the 16th-century English work of Thomas Nashe, and used to mean “food provided for an unexpected or uninvited guest, the luck of the pot.” The modern execution of a “communal meal, where guests bring their own food,” most likely originated in the 1930s during the Depression.

Potluck was not something I experienced until I came here to live…

Potluck Paris:

High-end Parisian jewellery…That sounds expensive to me…

Pot Luck…The Series…again centres around a dinner party which was what most of my findings were with word…PotLuck however I still learnt a few things I didn’t know.

A new one on me…Potluck does appear to be more of an American tradition…

Music…I found a few some rapping I would rather not share …a string band of sorts which was not for me…I decided on this one, not my musical genre but I leave it to you to decide…best of a bad bunch…

Well, he certainly has a good pair of lungs…and he wasn’t even out of breathe…

That’s it for the word Potluck…I’m sure the food will be much better…If you are interested in joining me once a month then drop me a message on Contact me …for details on joining me at the table of my new monthly Potluck Dinner Party…of course, it goes without saying that it will be a virtual one…each month there will be a theme just to make things fun…

There will be a BBQ potluck, for meat-eaters and Vegetarians, A Chinese themed Potluck, Indian themed Potluck, a cheese potluck it doesn’t matter if you only have one dish you cook in your culinary repertoire you will be welcome at my table… Let’s have some fun and promote our blogs and recipes…Join me x

Thank you for popping in today I hope you enjoyed “Potluck” see you tomorrow for my weekly roundup…I hope you have a great weekend…xx




42 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets… 24th July 2021…Potluck and an Invitation…

    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Yeah…I’ll add you to the list, Debby…I will be sending out an email to interested parties with the intended themes and we can go from there it should fun and we get to try some awesome food 🙂 x

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  1. janetsm

    Our church here in North Carolina has potluck dinners (or did, prior to Covid!), but they’re called “covered dish dinners.” I don’t know why. Maybe it’s a Southern US thing. Whatever you call it, it’s wonderful! Everyone brings their best foods. The best part is getting to taste what others bring!

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  2. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more

    Potluck parties sounds very crazy, but also funny. Without knowing the term, we had i regularely during time at university. The only problem was that the good things were usually eaten up very quickly. Have a beautiful week, Carol! xx Michael

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    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    In this week’s Saturday Snippets Carol Taylor explores the origins and the variations for ‘Potluck’ – usually a party when guests bring a dish or you throw something together from the fridge when an unexpected visitor arrives.. Carol also has invited guests to join her for a monthly ‘Potluck’ with a theme…a chance to share your cooking skills and join other guests at the party.


  4. petespringerauthor

    I have never seen the Snoop and Martha show before. I think it’s brilliant to pair together these two unlikely characters.

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  6. johnrieber

    HA! The great American “potluck” meal – where everyone shows up with something, puts it on a table, and its a grab bag of stuff to fill a plate! Some to savor, some to avoid!

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  7. Clive

    Here the word just means take what you can find, and doesn’t have to be about food. I’ve learned something new. Well, two somethings: the other is that I really didn’t like the ten seconds of that ‘song’ I heard before I had to switch it off! 😊 x

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  9. beetleypete

    I remember when I used to ask my Mum, “What’s for dinner?” if my dad was home, he would always say ‘Potluck’. He thought it was funny, though I was too young to understand what it meant.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    That rap certainly woke me up. I have my own potluck blogs and yoursCarol was the first blog of the day on my email notifications! Potluck must also have applied to pottage, the peasants’ pot simmering in their cottage with scraps and manglewurzels thrown in!

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  11. Darlene

    Being from the Canadian prairies I was raised on potluck dinners. They were so much fun and as my hubby commented, “The women always bring their best dishes.” He was born and raised in Yorkshire so was not aware of potlucks until he moved to Canada. Needless to say, he loved them! I would love to be part of your potluck series. Another fun idea!!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Cool when I have a few responses I will send an email.. Like your hubby I never experienced a potluck until I lived here and they were great fun and interesting as so many different nationalities I got to try lots of different dishes. I hope it will be fun I will keep it small 6 people at the table… Have a great weekend, Darlene x

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