Halloween II

(Collector's Edition) (1981) Jamie Lee Curtis

Read more


(Two-Disc Special Edition) (2007) Malcolm McDowell

Read more

DreamWorks Halloween

Double Pack (Scared Shrekless / Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space)

Read more

History of Halloween

The Haunted History of Halloween (History Channel) (A&E DVD Archives) (2005)

Read more

Return to Halloweentown

(Ultimate Secret Edition) (2006) Sara Paxton

Read more

The Day After Halloween

(Katarina's Nightmare Theater) Sigrid Thornton

Read more

SpongeBob SquarePants

Halloween (1999) Tom Kenny

Read more

Halloween III

Season of the Witch (1982) Tom Atkins

Read more

Playhouse Disney Halloween

(Just Say Boo/A Spookie Ookie Halloween) (1998) Cole Caplan

Read more


25 Years of Terror (2006) John Ottman

Read more

Need a good main dish recipe for office party.?

My office has decided to do a halloween party type event, with a pot-luck lunch. Each person was asked to sign up to bring something. Looking over the list, I see lots of people bring desserts and appetizer type foods, but pretty much nothing else. I would like to bring a good main dish, but am unsure of what would carry well (since I may not have a way to keep it very hot) and feed 20-30 people that wont break the bank in the process. Any ideas?

18 Responses to Need a good main dish recipe for office party.?

  • Lark says:

    Think like a poor person. What’s cheap, filling, and liked by all?
    Potatoes, that’s what. Potato salad, Scalloped potatoes with ham,maybe. One of my favorites and you don’t see much anymore is hot German potato salad. Good even after it hits room temperature.
    Check out allrecipes,com. Bet you find something there.

  • Luv2Cook says:

    Cesar salad with grilled chicken. This can be served cold and most people like cesar salads.

    Depending on how long you need to keep something warm will determine if you can bring a casserole. If you have a crock pot, make a batch of chile or a hearty chicken vegetable soup.

    Have fun at the party.

  • KRYSTL says:

    pasta is cheap, and people like it.

    or how about a sandwich/hoagie/or wrap platter?

  • Iffy says:

    Make a large bowl of chicken or tuna salad and bring some rolls or bread…

    Or you can purchase different lunch meats/cheeses and some condiments and arrange them on a tray, and bring bread or rolls for sandwiches.

  • smartiebc says:

    Bring some devil eggs or meat balls…..

  • Nola says:

    Lasagna is good, filling and easy. Vegetarian lasagna will work if you’re trying to avoid meat.

  • fidgit says:

    Either purchase or make your own cold cut platter. About 3 meats and 2 sliced cheeses; cut your meats and cheeses into smaller slices or shaped slices; add some black olives and a few pieces of broccoli flowerettes for garnish. Place some plain or colored toothpicks in a shotglass size container in the center of the plate.

  • devistatinglywonderful says:

    Chicken wings, meatballs on toothpicks, those little sausage hot dogs wrapped in pastry(pigs in a blanket) Just remember because it is at the office, you don’t want messy foods,or to have to use real plates or cutlery. Be the bell of the ball and supply the wet wipes.

  • Cheddar says:

    Italian Chicken Pasta Salad

    Meat from 1 rotesserie chicken – shredded
    1 large bag (or two small) tri-color spiral pasta – cooked and drained
    1 large bottle Italian salad dressing
    1 cucumber, peeled and diced
    12 oz. mozzerella cheese – cued
    1 package cherry tomatoes
    2 sweet peppers (any color) – diced
    1 cup frozen peas – thawed

    Mix all together and chill. This travels REALLY well.

  • angel due 12/11 says:

    you can take this in your crockpot


    1 lb. skinless, link pork sausage
    1/2 lb. thick sliced bacon, cut into pieces
    3 lg. onions, chopped
    1 green bell pepper, chopped
    1/2 c. minced fresh parsley
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 bay leaves
    1 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. thyme
    1/8 tsp. cayenne
    1 lb. shelled shrimp
    1 1/3 c. rice

    Fry sausage and bacon, stirring frequently. Remove sausage and bacon and rain off all but 2 tablespoons fat. Add onions and bell pepper; cook for 8-10 minutes. Add parsley, bacon, sausage, garlic and seasonings. Mix well.



    4 chicken breasts
    1-2 tbs cajun powder
    basmati rice
    1/2 cup vegetable oil

    Batter chicken breats with a cooks knife and cut up into tiny bits, roughly. Put into a frying pan with the oil and stir over medium heat.
    Before the chicken has whitened shake on Cajun powder to taste.

    Leave cooking until well done & crispy black (looks burnt but tastes perfect).

    Serve on a bed of Basmati rice with garnishes.

  • netgio says:

    tempura shrimp rice ball.

    make tempura shrimp.
    or you can buy frozen one from costco or similar place.
    dip them in to "mentsuyu"
    it’s a japanese noodle soup.
    you can find it at grocery store’s asian food section.

    make rice ball.

    cook rice.NOT long grain. they don’t have enough stick-y ness.
    use medium grain or sushi rice.

    spread plastic wrap.let your hands wet & sprinkle some salt on your hand.grab some rice,spread it on plastic.
    put tempra in middle. wrap it with rice.
    if shrimp has tail,let tail out from rice.
    just make a ball. as long as shrimp is covered with rice,that’s fine.

    if you can afford,buy NORI( seaweed)
    cut it small wrap it on rice ball.

    if you are not familiar with japanese food, it might sound weird.
    but it’s quite simple,great impression,delicious.

    you can google it for picture or more info.

  • Tony P says:

    Samosas! They are cheap, easy to make and delicious. You can do meat or veggie styles to satisfy carnivores and veggies and they are both equally good.

    They can be baked or fried depending on your preference. Like a previous answerer suggested potatoes, these contain them so you get that extra bonus for filling food. Add a couple different kinds of chutney for dipping…Yum!

  • musicimprovedme says:

    Make a pot of chili? Keep it hot in the crock pot. These tricks will save your budget without any sacrifice at all.

    Use ground turkey instead of hamburger. It is about 1.50 a pound. and stretch even further by adding black beans to any recipe. A bag of dried beans is about 50 cents and will double your finished amount of chili. It is all very very easy to prepare.

    If you want to, you can bring sour cream or shredded cheddar to blop into your chili.

  • ? Uwish ? says:

    How about a cold pasta salad?

    Pasta w/ diced tomatoes, green peppers, onions, cracked peppercorns, and some italian dressing

  • Sweet_Di says:


    1/2 pkg. 8 oz. rotelle pasta
    3 c. cubed cooked chicken
    1 c. diced zucchini
    3/4 c. diced celery
    1/2 c. mayonnaise
    1/8 tsp. pepper
    2 tbsp. dried basil
    3 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley (optional)
    1 c. diced tomatoes
    3/4 c. sour cream
    1 tsp. salt
    2 tsp. lemon juice
    1 tsp. dried oregano

    Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water and drain well. Add chicken, zucchini, tomatoes and celery. Place remaining ingredients in blender or food processor and blend until well mixed. Chill the dressing 1 hour before adding to salad. Toss salad, coating well. Makes about 10 cups.

  • ?missing a soldier in Iraq? says:

    i have two recipes for a cold pasta saled.

    1. cook tri color rotini while thats cooking boil eggs. drain the pasta when done and put in a large bowl .take the shell off the eggs and cut into small pieces.add to pasta. cut up olives,cucumbers,tomatoes and any other veggie you like and add to pasta then just put in some store bought italian dressing and mix ti all together.

    2.cook elbow pasta while thats cooking boil eggs. drain the pasta when done and put in a large bowl .take the shell off the eggs and cut into small pieces.add to pasta.then cut up onion and pickles and add to pasta. add miracle whip dressing and mix together.the pasta tends to absorb the miracle whip so make sure you add enough of it so its nice and creamy.

  • Stephen K says:

    Why don,t you make home made Beef Jerky. Everybody likes jerky.
    Beef jerky is healthy and nutritious, High in protein. low in fat,and low in cholesterol.
    Since it is an office party, i’m sure they will have just the right adult beverage
    to wash down the jerky.

  • Sunil T says:

    Cesar salad with grilled chicken.

Leave a Reply

Halloween Books