Prepping for Potlucks

Potluck dinners are a St Andrews staple; they bring together friends and food and let you taste a variety of dishes in one seating. Stumped what to make at your next potluck gathering? Here are a few delicious recipes, varying from easy and quick to show-stopping!

Royal Wedding Dinner Party

For those of you who will be busy studying for exams and completing end of year assignments but want to join in on the Royal Wedding Celebration, this menu is for you! This straightforward but classy meal plan is inspired by the Royal event and is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

How to throw a dinner party

If you have managed to reach your fourth year at St Andrews and still not attended a dinner party, then you are an anomaly. The most common form of entertainment in this town, the humble dinner party comes in many forms: potluck, dress-up, restaurant, and my favourite with huge letters BYOB. Us Owl Eyes editors are shameless dinner party fanatics. We thought as a helpful hand to all the would-be hosts out there we’d let you in one some of the secrets of our most recent dinner party.

Crab, Grapefruit and Brussels Sprout Salad

This colourful, springy salad is relatively inexpensive and very healthy. Eating raw brussel sprouts may seem a little bizarre, but when sliced thinly with a mandolin, they serve as the perfect base for a salad. The bitterness of the grapefruit cuts the richness of the crab, and the lemon juice and olive oil brighten up the dish. I recommend going to Kerachers’ for top notch crab meat.

Cocktail of the week: Blood Orange Mojitos

In her daily perusing of blogs and tumblrs, my flatmate stumbled across this delightful recipe. As avid lovers of blood oranges and mojitos, this is our new go-to cocktail. It is sweet, citrusy and has a beautiful colour.