Saturday follies! 

Sometimes you need a good head scratcher and a good laugh. Here it is! 


Strange foods at church potlucks! (By Thom Ranier) 


Many churches still have potluck meals. Some have them once a week; others once a month and some once a year.  

One Pastor said, I remember them well in some of the churches where I served as pastor. One of the most challenging issues for me occurs when a church member asks me to try his or her dish. I still have nightmares about those experiences.


So, I went to social media and asked for feedback (pun intended). What are some of the strangest and weirdest dishes you have seen at church potluck meals? We had many responses. It was tough to highlight just twelve of them, but I decided to throw up, I mean throw out, these responses.


I know I left out many good and nauseating responses. These are not listed in any particular order: 

    1. Alpo casserole. Yes, a church member admitted that the dog food was the “meat” in the dish.

    2. Raccoon. The respondent did not indicate if the raccoon was grilled, baked, or fried. That would make a lot of difference.

    3. Rattlesnake. I admit I tried that dish one time. It was both my first and last time.

    4. Livermush. Everything about this word bothers me.

    5. Grilled chicken feet and intestines. I like chicken. But there are some parts of the chicken I didn’t think you could eat.                   These two would be among them.

    6. Armadillo cake. I had to read it twice. Yes, he did say “cake.”

    7. Squirrel pot pie. I hope it was appropriately labeled.

    8. Crow. I’ve eaten crow several times, but not literally.

    9. Coconut cake brought by a lady that has an indoor white Persian cat. Coconut should only be in a pie or Christmas treats. 

  10. Pasta covered in Jello. Give the cook bonus points for creativity.

  11. Cow hoof stew. No. Just no.

  12. Possum dumplings. I wouldn’t eat possum. And I am worried about where they got the dumplings.

I wonder if the Apostle Paul had this in mind when he said in Ephesians 3:14 - It is for this reason I bow my  knees before the Father!!!!!!!

I am thankful and blessed that we have at LWAG some great cooks and we can trust eating their food! Amen and Amen!!!!

Breakthrough 2021

Pastor Larry