Thanksgiving is *gasp* less than two weeks away, and for many of us the next six weeks will be a blur of potlucks. Casseroles, pies, cookies...we'll make them all, arrange them on pretty platters, and tote them off to our offices, churches, and friends' houses.
On the surface, potlucks seem especially suited to the holiday spirit of sharing and cooperation, like that Stone Soup story come to life. But let's face the ugly truth. These things are a viper's nest of culinary competition. God forbid two ladies somehow sign up to bring the same dish - oh the horror! You'd better avoid them both for the rest of the night, lest one of them discovers you didn't find her chicken salad superior in every way.
With the stakes so high, it's worth considering first impressions. Planning just to walk into the party with tin foil slapped on top of your casserole dish? Well, Vonny has got you covered. Based in Southern California but run by Southerners, this little company makes the cutest casserole, pie, and market totes you've ever seen.
And if everything you own must be monogrammed, In This Very Room can help (or enable, as the case may be).
May the best pie win.