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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ideas for Potluck Lunch Day?

So, Friday the 21st is Potluck Lunch Day at work. Potluck Lunch Day is like Pretzel Day on The Office: Everyone looks forward to Potluck Lunch Day all year long.

The problem? Because I'm in IT, I'm supposed to bring a dessert. Last year, I brought cupcakes. However, I've got a lot going on and I know next week is going to be super busy, so I'm not going to have time to bake a dessert Thursday evening (trust me, there is no way). I still want to participate and I can get something from the bakery that I love in Hampstead, but I'd really rather bake something. So, can anyone think of something that I could make this weekend when I have time and either store it out or freeze or refrigerate it until Friday the 21st? Ideas?

I wake up every morning in a bed that's too small, drive my daughter to a school that's too expensive, and then I go to work to a job for which I get paid too little, but on pretzel day? Well, I like pretzel day... --Stanley

6 comments:

Mary said...

Pound cake. Basically, for a dessert to freeze well, you want it to have a dense crumb and no frosting or filling or anything like that. So then you don't have to worry about any sogginess or texture issues as you thaw it. I have a very good cream cheese pound cake recipe if you'd like.

Nick said...

baking cookies?

Sandra said...

brownies do well also, can make ahead and freeze. then just frost with powdered sugar. much more cost-effective than the bakery

Nick said...

Dustin's mint brownies!

Mary said...

The only problem with the mint brownies is you can't freeze them with the frosting and it's a little fiddly to deal with if you're short on time night before or day of the lunch. As me how I know this.

Kim said...

How do you know this, Mary? :)

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