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Winning the Holiday Potluck with the Pioneer Woman

AlwaysReiding_Winning the Holiday Putluck with the Pioneer Woman

Winning the Holiday Potluck with the Pioneer Woman

It’s the time of the year when you can be sure of one thing–working in a corporate environment means potluck meals! Since I’m a huge fan of something easy, I sometimes look to my favorite chefs and cookbooks to assist in this trying time–I was able to take a dish I’d read about (and fell in love with at home) on the Pioneer Woman’s website and make it potluck friendly.

Here’s the modified version of the recipe I used:

  • 3 packages Ramen Noodles (plain–we discarded the packets of seasoning)
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Pure Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Hot Chili Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 6¬†whole Green Onions, Sliced Thin

I cooked the noodles and popped them in a ziplock container. Then we whipped up the ‘sauce’ in a separate container. If I were doing it again, I would be adding less of the oil (maybe 1 tablespoon less of the Sesame and Canola oils) and adding a little more of the sugar and soy sauce. The garlic was strong, so I would even say less of that.

The next day I combined the noodles with the wet stuff and chopped up the onions–it was a hit! We ended up getting rid of 90% of that due to people putting it on their plates and enjoying it, but the oily residue was left. Overall, however, it was a rewarding dish. I would recommend a stickier sauce and less garlic.

Because I work with a lot of vegetarians, this was a hit.
What is your go-to potluck dish? Do you ever mess around with recipes you like? Share in the comments below or share with me on Twitter.

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