What to take when asked to “bring a plate”

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

This post is sponsored by Praise

Christmas is that wonderful time of year that we catch up with friends for pre-Christmas celebrations and with our family as we also have quite a few birthdays between now and the new year.  When invited over to these celebrations we always ask if we can ‘bring a plate’, either snacks or something to help towards dinner.  This helps the host or hostess as it’s one less thing they have to prepare and also helps to keep the cost of food down for them.

Here are some suggestions on what you can bring when asked to ‘bring a plate’:

Mini Quichesview recipe here

Sausage Rolls view recipe here

{The Organised Housewife} Homemade Beef and Vegetable Sausage Rolls 8Devilled Eggs – A favourite at many of our gatherings is the good ole faithful devilled eggs, this very retro dish will never tire.  It’s a great snack that is easily picked up and eaten with one hand, or great to have on a buffet table to serve up for dinner.

{The Organised Housewife} Devilled Eggs recipeUsing only 4 ingredients, this recipe won’t take very long to make and is budget friendly.  I have used Praise Real Whole Egg Mayonnaise, giving the eggs a creamy delicious taste, making ordinary boiled eggs pop with flavour.  Praise Real Whole Egg Mayonnaise is made locally and uses fresh Australian whole eggs unlike some other brands that use powdered eggs.

{The Organised Housewife} Devilled Eggs 1

Peel and slice eggs in half – I find it easiest to peel the eggs when they are still warm

{The Organised Housewife} how to peel an egg tip

Use a teaspoon to remove egg yolks, place them into a bowl

{The Organised Housewife} Devilled Eggs 2

Mash yolks gently with a fork, add mayonnaise, mustard, chives and salt and pepper, stir to combine

{The Organised Housewife} Devilled Eggs 3Spoon yolk into a zip lock bag, seal bag and snip a small corner off bag

{The Organised Housewife} Devilled Eggs 4

Pipe yolk mixture back into each egg half

{The Organised Housewife} Devilled Eggs 5

To decorate add some little sprigs of parsley and sprinkle of chives.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

{The Organised Housewife} Devilled Eggs 6

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Devilled Eggs

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Side, snack

Ingredients

Scale
  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Praise whole egg mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Peel and slice eggs in half
  2. Use a teaspoon to remove egg yolks, place them into a bowl
  3. Mash yolks gently with a fork
  4. Add mayonnaise, mustard, chives and salt and pepper, stir to combine
  5. Spoon yolk into a zip lock bag, seal bag and snip a small corner off bag
  6. Pipe yolk mixture back into each egg half
  7. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve

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What to take when asked to bring a plate ideas

I asked The Organised Housewife community recently what they would take when asked to bring a plate, here are some of their awesome ideas (thank you to each of you for sharing).

  • antipasto platter
  • smoked salmon, Guacamole & little crustini’s/Melba toast
  • zucchini slice cut into bite sizes
  • warm Cob loaf or dinner rolls with ham, mustard and lettuce (the men love these!)
  • cold cheesy spinach cob loaf dip
  • home made sushi
  • crackers top with cottage cheese, ham and sun dried tomato
  • toothpicks/half skewers with cabanosi, baby bococini & sun dried tomato
  • corn relish dip
  • potato bake
  • layered Mexican dip
  • mini pumpkin and feta pies
  • vegemite pinwheels
  • dip of any kind with crackers and vegetable sticks
  • marinated chicken wings
  • Salami circles – cut bread in a circle with a cookie cutter, lay a piece of salami on it, add some asparagus (tinned one), roll up and secure with a tooth pick.
  • bruschetta
  • sandwiches
  • filled croissants
  • dukkah and flat bread
  • Spinach and feta fill triangles
  • cheese board
  • mozzarella and tomato salad
  • spicy meatballs on toothpicks (beef mince, minced garlic paprika, onion, cumin , parsley) with lemon yogurt sauce (greek yogurt, lemon zest, bit of lemon juice, mint)
  • creamed corn quiches – basically corn, chives, egg in puff pastry made in a muffin tin

What do you take when asked to bring a plate?

Please share your recipes in the comments below

This post was coordinated by The Remarkables Group and run in accordance with my disclosure policy

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15 comments

erin @ erinmadethis.com December 1, 2014 - 5:51 PM

I have a secret weakness for devilled eggs! yum!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife December 1, 2014 - 7:22 PM

they are so yummy, even a curried variation would be nice!

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Bev Lange December 3, 2014 - 4:17 PM

here’s an even easier version of eggs, boil and halve as per usual, but instead of taking out yolk, simply sprinkle some curry powder over each halve (don’t get too heavy handed) and drizzle a few drops of french dressing and hep presto all done

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Imogen Hodson December 5, 2014 - 5:41 PM

Hiya organised housewife!

I have an idea for your {Daily task}.
Donate the wedding dress you adore (but is clogging up wardrobe space) to…
Angel Gowns for Australian Angel Babies Inc.
(angelgowns.org.au OR they also have a facebook page, just search for Angel Gowns for Australian Angel Babies Inc)

These awesome volunteers transform the dresses into beautiful burial gowns for stillborn babies. This is a completely free service.

They will also take your random sewing supplies or ribbony bits if you feel like cleaning out your sewing stuff.

If you need more info (or want to do a blog story), just message Sarah the CEO. She is adorable and they really love the publicity.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife December 5, 2014 - 8:01 PM

Thank you Imogen for these details, I have just shared it on my facebook page x

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sheryl December 1, 2015 - 6:34 PM

what a great thing to do with a wedding dress ..such special people sewing for those darling little babies …this brought me to tears ..

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Amanda December 14, 2015 - 9:00 PM

I have a wedding dress I just need to save money for it to be steam cleaned& to send it to angel gown,such a beautiful thing they do.

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Imogen Hodson December 5, 2014 - 8:32 PM

Thank you, thank you! ????

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Karin December 8, 2014 - 8:13 AM

Than you for your wonderful ideas!! I never thought of using a piping bag to put the mixture in the eggs brilliant!!!

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Karin December 8, 2014 - 8:13 AM

Thank you for your wonderful ideas!! I never thought of using a piping bag to put the mixture in the eggs brilliant!!!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife December 8, 2014 - 9:28 AM

You are very welcome, Karin!.:)

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Peta December 14, 2015 - 11:15 AM

I’m making BBQ pulled chicken and coleslaw sliders using dinner rolls

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife December 14, 2015 - 7:23 PM

Yum, that sounds delicious Peta, I’m loving pulled chicken, beef and pork lately!!

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saltandserenity September 13, 2018 - 11:01 PM

So many great ideas here for what to bring to a friend’s house.
Thanks so much for the link to my dukkah recipe. It is a fantastic hostess gift. Everyone I serve it to loves it!

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linda cameron December 27, 2018 - 3:33 PM

cant seem to print zucchini slice ????

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