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faye_cat
05 May 2016, 08:48
Okay, so my extended family in small town AL has this thing called Decoration Day, where they get together to clean the cemeteries, and then afterwards on Sunday they have a giant community potluck. This year is especially tough, since it'll be my first DD without my grandma, who was one of the driving forces behind it, and I want to make her proud.

I'd like to contribute, but I need some help coming up with food. It needs to be:

1. Easy to transport--it will be a 3-4 hour drive there, as well as from the hotel to the house to the church, and then we leave on the same day after eating.
2. Won't spoil outside--We set up around 10 and stay until everyone is done catching up.
3. Simple to make, as I won't have access to my kitchen and tools and will be puttering around with other people cooking
4. Easy to get the ingredients: I will probably bring some of the dry or harder to find ingredients and then buy other stuff I know small towns will stock.

There's usually a ton of mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, fried chicken, and bread there. I can do deserts, sides, or main course, doesn't matter.

I've been toying with some ideas (baking mainly) but I want some more options and ideas that might be better.

Rick
05 May 2016, 08:53
Banana pudding with the vanilla wafers. Easy to make, always a crowd pleaser.

faye_cat
05 May 2016, 08:55
Banana pudding with the vanilla wafers. Easy to make, always a crowd pleaser. It's super funny you say this, because this was Grandma's legacy lol. I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to make it the way she did. The whole town raved about it. I've considered making sure I have her recipe and making it. =)

anunitu
05 May 2016, 09:07
Desert is always a good bet...at least it would be for me..

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Banana pudding with the vanilla wafers. Easy to make, always a crowd pleaser.

I always liked that...

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I am thinking southern small town,legends as in your Grand mas pudding..and also Her connection to the event..hard to "jump that high" sometimes..but you are "Kin" so maybe easier than most.

Rick
05 May 2016, 10:59
It's super funny you say this, because this was Grandma's legacy lol. I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to make it the way she did. The whole town raved about it. I've considered making sure I have her recipe and making it. =)

The secret ingredient is love... ;)