It's the season of the Potluck and I have one tonight.
I'm attending the Xmas Potluck and Not-So-Silent Auction of the Richmond Hill Potters and Weavers Guilds. I am bringing Cucumbers with Hummus and Yogurt,
a recipe from Fine Cooking's 200 Appetizers.
Basically it's a slice of seedless cucumber, a tsp of hummus and a dollop of natural yogurt.
The recipe calls for toasted sesame seeds sprinkled on top, which in the picture of the recipe look adorable, but I didn't find them and, honestly, my appetizers look more rustic than the evenly shaped mounds in the book's photo.
The hummus is really good. I have wanted to make it for years. To me, this is the benefit of a potluck; I get to make (and try) things I don't normally do.
I know others rely and the tried and true but I look at it like this: my contribution will be one of *many* items on that food table. If it's not very good, well, I tried and people can choose something else. To me, this is a great environment for experimentation.