I'm at a pot luck leaving do for a friend tomorrow evening and looking for inspiration. What have you taken that's gone down well? I have no constraints - sweet or savoury is fine. The hostess is veggie, but most others aren't so again either is fine. I'd prefer something not too complicated, but can cook so will make the effort where needed! TIA
Oooh I haven't been to a pot luck in yonks. It was all anyone ever did when I was a child
Lasagne always goes down well, or other one dish tihngs that are easy to cut up into small portions
or finger food type stuff like a big platter of roasted chicken wings with a bbq glaze, or drumsticks with 5 spice all over them.
Quiche or other savoury tart
Basically you want to make something that's easy for people to serve themselves, not too saucy or messy as they will probably want a few things on their plates at once and don't want sauces mixing, can be eaten at room temperature, transported easily, and made without too much fuss!
I do like mini versions of main meals, but I know they are time consuming to make. My Grandfather loved mini cornish pasties to be served at garden parties he hosted, I couldn't imagine having to make them though.