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The Lunch I Sent To The Office

My husband’s new office has a break room/staff lounge. A real one, with a kitchen area and a table. The old office has a small fridge and a sink with no place to sit. So, they are enjoying the new space.

Because they now have more space, they have room for real office meetings. Yesterday, was their first official staff meeting at the new office. My husband wanted to make it a lunch meeting and provide lunch. He actually decided I should provide, in other words make, the lunch for them. I was glad to since it was an excuse to cook, which is one of my favorite things to do.

He did not give me much notice, but here is what I came up with.

A big crockpot of chili that cooked all morning while they worked and was ready just in time for lunch. I heard that this smelled really good and the smell of it cooking drifted though out the whole office. They even had a couple of patients comment on it and say it was making them hungry.

I also sent a pan of cornbread and salad.

And then I made a pan of these.

The best cream cheese, brownie, cake type dessert. I will post the recipe on Monday or Tuesday.

The meal turned out quite well and I think everyone enjoyed the lunch.

So here is a question for you. Would you rather have a meal like this served to you for a meeting at work or would you rather have pizza or something else brought in? I am just curious which one would be more popular. Restaurant or homemade food?

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  1. This all sounds delicious! I love homemade food at work. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. oh my gosh i would rather have a meal cooked by you! waiting patiently for the brownie/cake recipe! lol

  3. That’s a no brainer–homemade food would be such a treat at an working lunch!

  4. Homemade!!! There’s nothing from a fast food place that can compare to homemade.

  5. Hands down — yours! Looking forward to the recipe.

  6. Snow White says

    homemade, hands down. Can’t wait for the recipe on the dessert!

  7. Definetly homemade because you have fast food anytime. Homemade food by someone else is always greatly appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Aunt Krissy says

    I would vote take out. Sorry but I have homemade food all the time.
    Like a really yummy sandwich as you would never have all those type of meats and cheese at home at the same time.

  9. Mary @ Neat and Tidy says

    At my workplace, we often have a carry-in lunch day to celebrate birthdays or retirement; and everyone looks forward to these. And when a department has their own lunch, and the rest of us aren’t included, it drives us nuts to smell the goodies! Thanks for sharing this post. Just found your blog, and I love it.

  10. Homemade all the way! There is no way fast food could compare to this!
    Love your blog.

  11. newlyweds says

    100 % homemade food, oh wow, I wish I was at that meeting. Looks so good. Can’t wait for the recipe.

  12. Anonymous says

    Depends on who is doing the cooking!

    It is funny, I used to work in a hospital lab and we had pot-luck parties at the drop of a hat (same thing…we got a snazzy break room during renovations, before the days of such tight space planning) and the department I work in now would never do pot luck. If they don’t get a free lunch they don’t show up.

    So, I guess it all depends on the culture of the place (oh–an unintentional pun for all my microbiology friends!).

    Your lunch looked fabulous and I am sure everyone loved it!


  13. Tori, Jessie, Ria, Kat, and Tea. Who is next? says

    Homemade by someone else! ^_^

  14. I would choose homemade! I am from Texas and love sweet cornbread! Of course, my mother was from Iowa and my dad from Texas so maybe she made it sweet since she was a Yankee. ๐Ÿ™‚

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