Pinspired Potluck

I’m kind of in this big phase of being a Pinterest addict. I have no shame about that because there are many people out there who are addicted to it also and have yet to admit that they have a problem. It’s actually not a bad thing at all or is it? Well, we all just want to be creative and innovative with food, fashion, and crafts. What’s wrong with that? There is no problem except that we are hoarding so much online in an organized manner using our boards.

Ok, ok. Pinterest is everything as in it’s good and bad. It’s however you see it. I used my Pinterest addiction in a positive way impacting a community of my friends! One day, I said to myself, “Hey, wouldn’t it be a great idea to gather some friends and have a potluck where we make food from what we’ve pinned on Pinsterest?” Then bam, the phrase ‘Pinspired Potluck’ happened just like that.

I somehow found an app on my iPad called Phoster where you can make posters using quirky templates. You just need to change the content of the poster however you’d like. So I used one of the templates and brought a Pinspiration feel to it and created this:

I created a Facebook event and invited some friends who I had’t seen in awhile since high school. I really wanted to see how everyone was doing since so much has happened for a lot of us whether it’s graduating from college or having a baby! Everyone wrote on the wall what they were bringing to the Pinspired Potluck. But funny thing was that, no one brought what they said they were going to bring! Except for Andrea. Thanks Andrea for following the rules! (I’m guilty!)

I bought some red paper plates and white utensils just to carry out the Pinterest colored theme of red and white. With a homie touch, my friend Connie made name cards for everyone attending.
Name Cards

I used a white porcelain bowl for the strawberries with cool whip and had iced tea in a clear glassed pitcher. I really wanted to carry a simple and subtle theme to my presentation. Luckily, it all worked out without having to buy anything.
Pinspired Potluck

Here is what the menu was for the Pinspired Potluck:
Top left: Tina’s Tea Sandwich ~ cucumber and cream cheese
Top right: Amy’s Zucchini Boats ~ zucchini, topped with tomatoes and melted cheese
Bottom left: Emily’s Mexican Casserole ~ bean, cheese, spicy shredded beef, tortilla made in crock pot
Bottom right: Tina’s Macaroni Pasta ~ homemade three cheese sauce with broccoli and sausage
The Food

Melissa’s main dish: Sausage with homemade smokey peach sauce
Melissa's Dish

We had more than enough food to feed each other for dinner. We all definitely ate a lot of good food that afternoon. After eating all that Pinspired food, we had to end it with dessert, of course. Andrea brought some mouth watering cupcakes.

Dessert: Andrea’s Cupcakes ~ Chocolate cupcake with nutella topped with a Ferrero Rocher
Andrea's Cupcakes

The cupcakes were a great way to sum up the Pinspired Potluck! The cupcakes were sweet and everyone there was sweet too! I really appreciated everyone taking the time from their busy schedule to make some yummy food and spend some time catching up!

Pinspired Potluck is definitely going to happen again next year. Bringing food and friends together can never go wrong! Hopefully, we can do something like this for the Christmas season too! Thank you Amy, Andrea, Emily, and Melissa coming out to the first Pinspired Potluck! Thank you to Kinsey for being such a cute little baby! Also, special thanks to Connie for helping me out with presentation!

Melissa & Kinsey. Emily. Tina. Andrea. Amy.

Melissa & Kinsey. Emily. Tina. Andrea. Amy.

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