Wednesday, November 17, 2021

5 Holiday Recipes that Travel Well

We're planning on doing Thanksgiving with my husband's extended family this year. As I was thinking about what to bring I had the realization that the perfect pot luck dish is one that you don't need to cook onsite. There are plenty of casseroles that I love, but I don't love the idea of being the person who shows up and hogs the oven. So today I decided to share some of the yummy dishes I found on Pinterest that are all served cold and will travel well so we can all be the low maintenance holiday get-together guest. 

Cold Spinach Dip - My mom has made this dip for years and it is always a crowd pleaser! For a healthier twist sub out the mayo or sour cream (or both) for plain greek yogurt. I like to dip baby carrots or pretzel chips. 

Cranberry Bacon Broccoli Salad - Is broccoli salad only a thing in the South? The addition of cranberries here is a fun holiday twist! 

Winter Pasta Salad with Roasted Vegetables - The addition of shrimp really elevates this above your simple picnic pasta salad. 

Winter Pomegranate Orange Quinoa Salad - I dare you to try and find a more festive looking salad! In a season full of casseroles and stuffings I love the idea of a bright healthy salad. 

Pumpkin Fluff Dip - I obviously had to finish this list with a dessert and this is the perfect one! I made this randomly last fall one weekend and have been thinking about it since. So easy to make; honestly the only easier dessert would be picking one up from the store. I like dipping sliced apples and graham crackers. 

What are your go to pot luck holiday dishes? 

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