On an evening when butter reigned supreme and southern foods took center stage, a mighty upset occurred at Monday Night Potluck.

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin With Bacon nailed down the top spot over the likes of Texas Oreogasm Brownies, Beer And Brown Sugar Chicken Wings and Peach Cobbler, among many other delicious dishes. And while Sweet Potatoes was not in itself a massive surprise champion, it's creator, Marisa R's inability to even taste her own dish due to a lactose (gluten? the author can't remember) intolerance made for a perfect Cindarella story. 

Sweet Potatoes stood tall among a splendid field of 18 dishes, taking the top spot with 31 points. Claudia R's Louisiana Hacked Chicken and Rick and Maria's Pulled Pork Stuffed Potatoes (which, as you might imagine, inserted juicy pulled pork underneath a loaded baked potato...mind blown) fought tooth and nail to tie for second, while Taylor, Jess and Richard's Collard Greens turned in a strong showing for third. 

It was a delicious evening. As always, the chefs and their dishes:

Claudia R - Louisiana Hacked Chicken (2nd Place)
Julie G - Southern Greens
Jim B - Jalapeno Cheese Cornbread
Jim B - Rosemary Garlic Potatoes
Marisa R - Scalloped Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin w/ Bacon (1st Place)
Taylor, Jess and Richard - Collard Greens (3rd Place)
Judson Chase - Broccoli Salad
Sarah - Phyllo Wrapped Brie
Seth - Grilled Beer & Brown Sugar Chicken Wings
Karlie - Everythang's Bigger In This Mac N Cheese
Matt C - Texas Oreogasm Brownies
Rick and Maria - Pulled Pork Stuffed Potatoes (2nd Place)
Katie and Christine - Peach Cobbler & Ice Cream
Lauren P - Sour Cream Banana Bread
Vickie R - Texas Caviar
Taylor and TJay - King Ranch Casserole
Slayley - Slayley's Cornbread
Brenda K - Chili w/ Fixins