Staff birthday treat ideas

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  1. Dzenna

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    At our school we celebrate staff birthdays by each staff member drawing a staff member's name and bringing a birthday treat (usually cake) for all the staff along with a card and flowers for the birthday celebrant.

    I need a treat idea for Monday. Since most of us have had our fill of sweets over the holidays, I'm looking for something special other than cake and cookies.

    Any ideas?
     
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    thats what i was thinking st

    - the last thing i want on monday is a cookie, pie, or cake haha I am so over the holiday treats !
     
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    Fruit Pizza...

    Use a plain, not frozen or regrigerated pizza crust. Spread cream cheese on the bottom. Artistically arrange the fruit of your choice. Top with whipped cream.
     
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    Love both the fruit ideas.

    How long can the fruit pizza sit out?
     
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    I'd keep it refrigerated until right before it's going to be eaten, but it goes together really fast, so you can just keep the cream cheese and the cut up fruit in the fridge, then pull the cream cheese in enough time to soften, then throw it together 5 minutes before you want to eat it if refrigerator (or cooler) space is an issue. As for sitting out for the eating...no longer than you'd want the cream cheese to sit out.
     
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    Well! Long enough for some greedy people to eat it all UP b4 the rest of the staff get some! That is why it is best to bring in something that is already cut up and write a note;
    BE NICE, DON'T EAT TWICE!:rolleyes:
    How abt the good old doughnuts OR BROWNIEs?
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    I like the idea of fruit, brownies or bar cookie instead of cake for that reason.
     
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    What about doing donuts and fruit for breakfast? That could be a fun way to start off the new year at work!
     
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    Hummus and pita chips. That can be decorated to make it look festive. It's also good for dieters AND vegetarians.
     
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    BBQ Biscuit Cups
    8 oz extra lean ground beef or turkey
    1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
    1/4 cup finely chopped onion
    1 cup tomato sauce
    1 tablespoon brown sugar twin or splenda
    1 teaspoons prepared mustard
    1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    1 can Pillsbury refrigerated flaky biscuits
    2 1/4 oz reduced fat cheddar cheese - shredded

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    In a large skillet, sprayed with olive oil flavored spray, brown the ground meat, onion & green pepper. Drain well, then add the tomato sauce, sweetener, mustard & black pepper. Simmer 5 minutes.

    Place each biscuit in a muffin cup, pressing dough up the sides, to the edge of the cups. Evenly spoon the mixture into cups.

    Bake 10 - 15 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle on the cheese & continue baking for 2 - 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

    You can cheat and make it with sloppy joe/Manwich mix and then put it in the biscuits - super easy and already individual servings.
     
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    veggie trays and fruit trays either would be very nice
     
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    How about making fruit kebabs and sticking them into a pineapple or half a small watermelon to display - poor man's version of the fruit arrangements they are selling lately. Like me, you are in California, and cantelope, strawberries, grapes, etc. from Chile have been cheap lately.
     

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