I admit it, I usually take the easy way out of my work's potlucks (they have maybe 3 a year). Usually I make a dessert, like from scratch brownies, cookies, etc since I don't have to worry about heating anything up or fighting for fridge space. I want to try and contribute a main dish this year but am stumped. There are always the old stand-bys like chili, pulled pork, meatballs, etc thrown in a crockpot which are fine, but uninspired and regular staples at these events.
So has anyone come across a great food item at a potluck? Something different? Have one you make yourself? Oh, and a big stipulation: I have access to a tiny microwave, a freezer and a fridge. I also have a crockpot at home.