Now it’s your turn to help me!

If I phrase it with an exclamation it seems exciting!

So our holiday party at work is Friday. Of course I want to bring something exciting and great, but I’m sort of lacking on the energy thing.

Also, I have a midwife appt at 1:30 that day, and am leaving town after that, so I will have to leave our party at 1:00. This means that whatever I bring has to be in a disposable container, and needs to have practically no clean-up, since I’ll be leaving that task to someone else. Also, we have only microwaves and fridges for food prep at work, and with so many people they’ll be full, I’m sure… so something that can be stored at room temperature is best.

My original thought had been to bring chicken BBQ, but it doesn’t fit those last requirements, so now I’m back to square one.

I want to bring something great! Memorable! Something that won’t be completely overlooked among the kazillions of other dishes. First and second year students, plus faculty and staff will all be there. That’s somewhere well over 150 people. Even if half of them bring a dish, that’s a LOT of food!

So do I make a big dish of something? Do I make individual somethings but just not worry about actually making 150 of them, because there will be far too much food to worry about feeding everyone? Or what?

Cookies? Cupcakes? Pudding-filled cupcakes? A main course dish? I just have no idea!!!

Help!

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5 Comments »

  1. Lynda said

    I was just at a “bring a dish” party, and the two things that nobody brought were fruit and cheese. I’m not sure what you can do with that information, but it’ll be hard to compete with everyone’s best dessert (although truffles come to mind).

  2. Palila said

    I liked to bring my cheesy japaleno cornbread muffins to office parties (past tense only because of the lack of employment, should be gf, too. Haven’t made them recently because a batch makes a bunch and when we have company, someone is almost always opposed to some spice.) Definitely not overlooked, didn’t have to make enough for everyone, and leftovers were easy to take with or send home with people. And easy to make in advance. (Will email the recipe, if you want it)

    I think your idea of individual somethings is a good idea, since people can also grab an extra to take home and don’t need a plate for it.

  3. steven rash said

    The dip

  4. Serena said

    Dolmades! Recipe here (haven’t tried to make them personally, but they’re my favorite party snack):

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/dolmades-stuffed-grape-leaves-recipe/index.html

  5. Serena said

    Dangit, just realized how behind I was in reading your blog. 😛

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