Being the official “company chef” at my job, I’ve been tasked with making some snacks for our upcoming annual Manager’s Meeting. A little background on this meeting…I fly in all of our managers from around the world and they sit in our conference room for 4 days and talk about the state of the company. They have a morning break around 10, most days they have working lunches, and a break at 2. By the time the 2 o’clock break rolls around, everyone is bored and exhausted. Most everyone will want something sweet and/or carb heavy during this break to sustain them for the next 3 hours.
Here’s what I’m thinking:
Cookies - M&M and Lemon Sugar cookies
Spicy Chex mix
Fresh Dill dip with vegetables
First, I’m trying to make things easy on myself because I still have to work. Second, shelf life is key…I’d like to make everything on Sunday and have it last through the week. Third, variety…some healthy/some not so much.
Does anyone have any additional suggestions or thoughts on the current line-up?
I’d be happy to snack from that lineup!
Homemade granola and bought yogurt?
And for really easy, and still satisfying, how about even some bags of tortillas and a great jar of salsa?
And to make it really easy on yourself, a nice 9 x 13" cake or a pan of brownies?
DUH, your almond squares! Why wouldn’t you make those? Easy and a favorite with all who try them.
I agree with salsa and tortilla chips. LOVE the idea of the spicy Chex mix as well.
While you’d have to cut it the day of, what about cheese and crackers?
Trail mix (combination of dry roasted almonds, dry roasted and lightly salted peanuts, cashews, raisins and M&Ms) would give the sweet and savory. BJ’s Wholesale Club sells a good one under their Wellesley Farms brand.
Flavored popcorn would be easy to do ahead of time.
Ok, folks. The above menus has been approved by the director’s, however they would like to add some “breakfast-type items” on there. Mini quiche was a suggestion and I almost burst out laughing. I refuse to make 4 or 5 dozen mini quiche. Does anyone have other suggestions? I was thinking maybe mini frittata instead of quiche - those would be a helluva lot easier. Keep in mind that they will have fruit, granola bars, protein bars and yogurt already available to them.