The Loft Link-Up [Potluck…]


I’ve been away from “THE LOFT” for two weeks and I’ve missed this weekly connection with new friends and certainly my friend Leah Adams However, I thoroughly enjoyed some time away from my office and all things electronic and media – but I’m glad to be back today with this Potluck topic.

My dictionary app defines potluck as “a food or a meal that happens to be available without special preparation or purchase; a meal especially for a large group to which participants bring various foods to share; whatever is available or comes one’s way.”

To me, the word Potluck brings to mind memories of 38 years as a pastor’s wife and many, many, many (did I say many?) covered dish lunches, suppers, and fellowship times around the table. I believe meal time is so important and something sadly missing in today’s families. A time to relax, connect, and share conversation. When I was growing up we didn’t eat on the run, or really even eat “out” very often. Most families ate at home…together. Some of my sweetest memories surround being in the kitchen with my mother and my sisters.  Although I do recall many squabbles with whose turn it was to wash the dishes and whose turn it was to dry! Gotta love being raised in a house full of sisters. To this day one of my favorite times is when both of my boys have their feet back under their mama’s table! 3GenerationsSo for our potluck gathering today at The Loft I am going to literally share a potluck with you – some of my favorite recipes. Click on the title link below for each one and I hope you will try one, or some, or all of them. I will tell you that the meatloaf recipe receives more “hits” than any on my blog! So fun!

Icebox Banana Pudding

Morton Meatloaf – Delicious!

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Jalepeno Cornbread Muffins

Southern Tomato Sandwich 🙂

Peach Cobbler!

Quick & Easy Lasagna

Buttermilk Biscuits

Happy Potluck! It’s Wednesday, how about that? Many churches have potluck suppers on Wednesday night!




  1. Dear Jan,
    I loved your post – what a clever and unique way to share a potluck! The recipes are a treasure to have. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow! I wish I’de thought of that Recipes. Wish I could cook. Oh I can cook – Anyone for take out? I got to get back to the loft….lol thanks for coming back to us. We value what you have to share.

  3. Oh Jan, I am nearly jumping up and down with excitement at your potluck post. The RECIPES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a treasure! Thank you so much for sharing the definition of potluck and for sharing your recipes. The other Lofters have no idea what a blessing it is to have you in The Loft. Love you greatly. xoxoxoxo

  4. Wow – that memory of all eating together around the table and even squabbling over the dishes is one to hold on to. I pray that we will continue to spend time together around the table with friends and family, despite it being less common these days. It sounds great that you had a lovely break from all electronics – bliss! Thanks for joining us again at The Loft 🙂 The recipes sound awesome! 🙂

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