Lunchtime lends itself to socialization,
and typically you choose a group of
people (your "Lunch Bunch") with whom
to eat. Make your Monday lunches more
interesting by trying some of the
LUNCH EXCHANGE #1
[content block] In advance of the Lunch Exchange, have each person draw the name of another staff member. On this special day, have each staff member pack a lunch for the person whose name s/he drew. (You may or may not want to keep the names anonymous.) Drawing a specific person's name allows each staff member to create "gourmet delights" -- brownies, fruit, or other things -- they know that person will enjoy.
MONDAY BROWN-BAG LUNCH EXCHANGE #2
Have everyone bring in a lunch and place them in a common place. Then have each person select a lunch from the bunch. Decorating the bag or making some other creative addition adds to the fun.
For something different, order pizzas or party-size submarine sandwiches to be delivered and divide the cost. This idea is perfect for a special Friday lunch.
GRIN AND SHARE IT
Now for our Thanksgiving weather forecast
Turkeys will thaw in the morning, then warm in the oven to an afternoon high of near 190 degrees Fahrenheit. The kitchen will turn hot and humid, and if you bother the cook, be ready for a severe squall or cold shoulder.
During the late afternoon and evening, the cold front of a knife will slice through the turkey, causing an accumulation of one or two inches on plates. Mashed potatoes will drift across one side while cranberry sauce creates slippery spots on the other side. Please pass the gravy.
A weight watch and indigestion warning have been issued for the entire area, with increased stuffiness around the beltway. During the evening, the turkey will diminish and taper off to leftovers, dropping to a low of 34 degrees Fahrenheit in the refrigerator.
Looking ahead to Friday and Saturday, high pressure to eat sandwiches will be established. Flurries of leftovers can be expected both days with a 50 percent chance of scattered soups late in the day. We expect a warming trend where soup develops. By early next week eating pressure will be low as the only wish left will be the bone.
Drive your staff happy!
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