Not quite. But not for lack of a valiant attempt by a couple hundred people who made 379 different dishes. Definitely short of of the 602 needed to beat the record, but an impressive spread nonetheless. I mean, when is the last time you went to a potluck that had almost 400 different dishes?
The event, which was held this past Sunday the 12th at the Maple Grove United Methodist Church in Worthington, was attended by a huge variety of people – other food bloggers (I saw Jim, Anne, and Bethia there), reporters and photographers, heck, I even saw my former boss there. Go figure. The weather couldn’t have been better – clear and sunny, but the 80-degree heat kept me at least away from any dishes containing mayo (better safe than sorry!)
Here’s just a few dishes that we saw there:
So what did our party make and bring? Well, Joe made a really delicious pork loin that was wrapped in peppered bacon and cooked all night in a low oven. It really disappeared quickly, being one of the few protein items:
He also made a really good 32-Bean soup.
I made my Puerto Rican Roast Pork (Pernil), and my mom whipped up a batch of her Arroz con Gandules (Rice and Beans), which both seemed to go over well.
All in all, it was an enjoyable afternoon. I hope they give it another try next year, because I had a blast.