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To Monday Morning

Fun With Food #1



People often have specialties they love to create (for example, breads, appetizers, salads, desserts). Create a calendar for the year and designate the Monday after each payday as a "theme lunch" day. If you have a large staff, people can sign up for a theme day (or two) when they would like to bring in something to share. Theme days could include:

  • Ethnic foods
  • Crockpot cuisine
  • Salads
  • Creative sandwiches
  • Appetizers
  • Desserts
  • Soups
  • Chef's choice
    . Each participant should provide copies of the recipes, which might be compiled into a staff cookbook.

    [content block] SALAD BAR POTLUCK

    Invite everyone to sign up to bring in an item for a Salad Bar Lunch. The sign-up sheet ensures that there will be a variety of items -- not just carrots!


    Free food is becoming a highly valued employee perk. Here are some fun food ideas you might use to recognize the hard work of your staff, individually or collectively.

  • Decorate a cookie inscribed with Super_____ [ job title].
  • Have bagels delivered to the staff lounge.
  • Have students or staff members bring in fruit to be placed in baskets for other staff members. Have the fruit sorted, arranged, wrapped, ribboned, and delivered.
  • Hold a "Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae" event.


    There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
    ~ Mother Teresa


    Concerned about his son's progress in school, a dad said, "Son, I am worried about you being at the bottom of the class."

    "Don't worry, Dad," the son replied. "They teach the same stuff at both ends."

    Find more smiles, chuckles, and grins in my books Laugh Lines for Educators and Grin and Share It! Find more quotes for educators in my book Quote This!

    Drive your staff happy!

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