COOK OF THE WEEK - Willard cook shares potluck specialty

Bobbi Montoney believes her featured recipe, crock pot spaghetti, is a great dish to bring to potlucks. Plus, she said it's quick and easy to make. It must be she brought it Friday to work, at the Huron County General Health District.
Cary Ashby
Jul 25, 2010

Bobbi Montoney believes her featured recipe, crock pot spaghetti, is a great dish to bring to potlucks. Plus, she said it's quick and easy to make.

It must be she brought it Friday to work, at the Huron County General Health District.

The deputy registrar obtained the recipe from her mother-in-law a couple years ago. Since then, Montoney makes it about once a month.

"It's easy to transport," the Willard woman said. "Everyone seems to always enjoy it."

Not surprisingly, Montoney's crock pot spaghetti is her potluck specialty. She does potlucks every few months at work or her three daughters' activities.

Karen Boose has worked with Montoney since January, when the cook started at the health department. Boose describes Montoney as a caring person who does a great job with cakes.

"She's always the first one to bring in a cake or brownies to celebrate someone's birthday," Boose said. "She brings in baked goods, which is wonderful. (But) it's bad for our waist lines."

Besides spaghetti, Montoney makes meatloaf her husband Dave's favorite dish quite often.

"Usually we always have company or kids seeing the horses. I always make a lot of food I can feed (people) in abundance," Montoney said.

She makes "anything with hamburger" when she has unexpected company she has to feed.

"You can make it go a long way," Montoney said.

Her family requests she make chicken, meatloaf and pasta salad the most.

"They all like different things," Montoney said.

Green pepper soup is the best thing she has ever made.

"You wouldn't expect pepper soup to be sweet. You can't stop at one bowl. Everyone just loves it," she said.

Montoney makes a big turkey dinner for Thanksgiving. The featured dish during Christmas and Easter is ham.

"I love to cook for (our) families on the holiday," she said.

Her in-laws look forward to her green bean casserole and bread dip during the holidays.

"That's the request," Montoney said.