Monday Night Potluck history tells us that meats (and particularly bacon) get the job done when in matters most.
In the fourth quarter, when the chips are all on the table, throw some bacon on the table (thick cut, hickory-smoked bacon please) and you're all but guaranteed a victory.
Well, the times, they are a-changin.
Three non-meat dishes took home hardware this week, included what is believed to be the first ever podium finish for a vegan dish. Even nine desserts couldn't stop the health food craze.
Grandma Fannie's Butternut Squash Lasagna led the health charge, tallying 39 points en route to a first place finish for potluck rookie Robyn Canton. The Bro Chefs' vegan dish, Ullrs Undeniable Potatoes, took home second place with 32 points. And sugary, unhealthy dishes could not totally be shut out, as Debbie's Chocolate Eclair Cake finished third with 30 points.
As always here are our phenomenal chefs and their phenomenal dishes:
Abbe - Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
Debbie - Chocolate Eclair Cake (3rd Place)
Brodie and Diana - Cheesy Pesto Bread With Roasted Garlic
Sharon and Randy Huebner - Deviled Eggs
Chelsea Barco - Fluffberry Kebabs
Tommy Peters - Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
Jack Yeaton - Orea Stuffed Cookies (yes, you read that correctly)
Isaac Marobla - Loco Pumpkin Dip
Claudia Richardson - Caramelized Onion Rolls
Liz - French Vanilla Cake With Chocolate Frosting
Sydney Schwab - Butternut Squash Bacon Mac N Cheese
Brian Munger - Kitchen Sink Pulled Pork
Maria Galgas - Wild Rice Salad With Currants And Almonds
Robyn Canton - Grandma Fannies Butternut Squash Lasagna (1st Place)
Maria Mattera - Tears Of Joy Bacon Onion Tart
Steven Stoker - Rocket Man Salad
Mike Spies - Venison Meatloaf
Bro Chefs - Ullrs Undeniable Potatoes (2nd Place)
The Lovelys - Holy Stromboli!
Brittany Lindsey - Pineapple Casserole
Becky Walter - Mostly Organic Chocolate Peanut Chip Banana Bread