I am just finishing my 4 week crossfit bootcamp. We are having a party next week and I would like to bring a paleo dish. Any ideas? It will be a the crossfit box not at a home.
1 onion diced, 2 garlic gloves cut in half, half a stick of butter, 1/2 pound of cut up bacon, 1/2 pound of natural sausage, a quart of cream, 2 tablespoons of Great Lakes gelatin
Saute everything in your skillet till meat is golden brown, then pour in cream and 2 tablespoons of Great Lakes pork or beef gelatin, simmer, then let stand to thicken
If you like it spicy add a 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
You can easily double or triple this recipe. You can also use beef.
I love this salad recipe called Sister Slaw from allrecipes.com. You could add a few slices of crumbled bacon and some thinly sliced chicken breast and have it be a very economical kale-based salad. It looks great with some multicolored veggie slaw (carrots, broccoli, cabbage, usually ~$1.50/bag) mixed in, and holds up very well in the fridge overnight - in fact it's better the next day, so making it ahead is easy. I've made it both with and without the maple syrup in the dressing; both ways are tasty in their own right.
Also, salads usually should be dressed just before serving, lest the vinegar or other acids break down the cellular structure in the veggies for too long - but in this case, the key to the salad is the long dressing time / cellular breakdown; it's what turns typically tough kale into a much more appetizing texture overnight. Therefore timing with the dressing for a potluck is not as much of an issue!
So: pretty, easy, cheap, timing-friendly. That covers a lot of bases for potlucking. :)
Here's a pic from the last time I made it, posted to my blog: