Help me win the office cooking contest! I need a main dish recipe that will knock their socks off.
We have a "golden skillet" competition at work next week. The categories are appetizer, main dish, and dessert. I had plans to bring a spinach-artichoke dip for the appetizer category, but I found out yesterday that someone is bringing buffalo chicken dip. I figure there's no point in trying to compete with that, since alot of people love it.
The main dish category has the fewest entries thus far, so I thought that would be my best option. But, I can't think of a main dish to bring! When we have potlucks I tend to bring things like potato salad.
To help frame things, I'm in Minnesota and most of my coworkers are middle-aged, family oriented people. We also have a big contingent of IT workers from India, many of whom are vegetarian. Taste wins over presentation. I can keep food warm in a crock pot. I only have a microwave at my disposal (no kitchen). Food has to be able to be served in small portions.
I thought of trying to make butternut squash ravioli with brown butter and crispy sage,
which I've made at home and is really tasty, but can't think of how to keep them warm without getting soggy.
Help me! Suggest some recipes!