Will Owen's recent post got me thinking:
What's your potluck dish? The one thing that you bring for everyone to share, whether it's a new group who've never tried your food or a familiar group who actually requests you cook that thing you always bring.
In my house, it's chinese chicken salad, but my wife makes it. Apparently, she makes the best chinese chicken salad in the world. People are disappointed when she doesn't make chinese chicken salad. Funny thing is, I'm not a huge fan -- in general -- of chinese chicken salad. I'm not big on the flavor of the sesame oil in the dressing and I can take or leave raw cabbage. (I like cole slaw and cabbage on a fish taco, I just don't love it). But I'm told it's great chinese chicken salad. I do like it, I just don't love the dish -- generally speaking.
I'm I'm doing the cooking, I bring chili. I make good chile and I show up with the pot I cooked it in.
I have an old boss -- a former boss, actually, she's not old -- who can't cook so she brings boiled edamame.
(If this is a home cooking thread, my bad. I thought that board was for recipes and I'm not including any here. If you want her chinese chicken salad recipe, I'll get it and post it there.)