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Old 06-26-2012, 11:17 AM   #1
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Need something Italian for a pot luck

Every so often at work we will do a pot luck, and this time it was decided to do an Italian theme. So I need to make something that I can cook at home and just heat up (if necessary) at work -- we have microwaves, but no oven. And it can't take any expensive ingredients. Can be entree, dessert, whatever. Anyone have any great ideas for me?

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Old 06-26-2012, 11:34 AM   #2
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Re: Need something Italian for a pot luck

pasta heats up well.
You could also make tapenade and just bring bread.
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A simple salad would probably be appreciated. And you don't have to cook it! I'd do the big container of mixed greens ($5), some chopped romaine to bulk it up ($2), grape tomatoes ($2), 2 bottles of dressing (~$5). Less than $15, and I bet at least every woman eats some! Maybe a bag of critics, too.
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A simple salad would probably be appreciated. And you don't have to cook it! I'd do the big container of mixed greens ($5), some chopped romaine to bulk it up ($2), grape tomatoes ($2), 2 bottles of dressing (~$5). Less than $15, and I bet at least every woman eats some! Maybe a bag of critics, too.
I meant croutons, not critics, stupid autocorrect!
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Re: Need something Italian for a pot luck

What is tapenade?

I like the salad idea. And maybe some soft breadsticks and a bowl of marinara sauce to go with it. Hmm . . . that could work.
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You could do a cold pasta salad...
Noodles, italian dressing, black olives, tomato, and some grated parmesan cheese (or one of those pre-shredded cheese that is a blend).
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Cheese tortellini pasta salad. Use a mixture of 1/2 mayo and 1/2 italian dressing add whatever veggies you like. I usually add artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and sun dried tomatoes. Olives and some kind of pepperoni or salami would be good also.
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cannolis! You can buy pre-made shells and then make the ricotta filling yourself, yummmm!
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stromboli, easy and cheap. We make it the night before and take it to the beach. Its really tasty eaten cold.
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