Potlucks – we love them at Quest. The offering of homemade food is the most effective way to gather together all of your closest friends. My friends and I like to take the organized approach, where a group of people (usually those who live together) are assigned a certain course to prepare (appetizer, main, desert, etc.). This lets us have a delicious 3 or 4-course dinner on a minimal budget.
As a fourth year, I have learned to treasure potlucks with friends. We are all busy with schoolwork, Keystone, and co-curricular activities. And, as the majority of us no longer have meal plans, we no longer spend time catching up in the cafeteria. These events are a way of gathering and keeping updated on our lives. My friends and I try to do this on the first Friday of each block, before people get too busy with their course work.
This past Friday, we had arancini (an Italian dish of stuffed rice balls coated in bread crumbs and deep fried) as appetizers. We had a green salad with a homemade dressing. The main course was one of our mom’s chicken stews which was the perfect comfort food after a rainy week. And finally, dessert was the a moist and fluffy orange cake with cream cheese frosting (I think it was the best cake I have ever tasted). The potluck was a success. Not only was the food delicious, but the hours spent enjoying each other’s company was what made it fantastic.