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Heatherlily Oct 18, 2006 03:11 AM

At my night class we take turns bringing food at breaktime. On my first night the teacher brought Subway sandwiches. Whatever it is, I can't warm it up. Thanks for your suggestions

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    Marsha RE: Heatherlily Oct 18, 2006 05:03 AM

    Any dessert -- brownies, a large tart and a knife to cut it with, rice crispie treats all go over well.

    1. coolbean98 RE: Heatherlily Oct 18, 2006 05:08 AM

      What kind of class is it? Can you make something to fit your theme (historical, country)?

      Brings back memories of celery sticks and cheez-whiz from pre-school snack time. :)

      1. Kitchen Queen RE: Heatherlily Oct 18, 2006 06:36 AM

        Funny - I bring snacks for myself to class each lecture. Love a trail mix thing. Usually just raw almonds and raisins but, you can add anything, tart cherries, mini chocolate chips, peanut butter pretzels, etc. Tonight, I had soda crackers with a bit 'o butter ( and, hot tea) but, you could spread an herbed cream cheese on fancier crackers or (to avoid sogginess) sliced cheeses -I love smoked provolone and sharp cheddar. Sometimes just crunchy veges are nice -they break the monotony of a lecture and they're healthy and light eating - carrots, celery, yellow pepper, cucumbers...(add the herbed cheese....:)KQ

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          piccola RE: Heatherlily Oct 18, 2006 11:47 AM

          Whatever you bring, make sure it doesn't leave powder or grease on people's fingers. Unless, of course, you're also bringing wet naps.

          On that note - and keeping in mind that something too heavy might put people to sleep - maybe edamame and/or seasoned rice crackers? Or if you have access to a fridge/cooler, some vegetarian sushi.

          1. yumcha RE: Heatherlily Oct 18, 2006 01:56 PM

            Hummus(very cheap if you make it at home), wontons, mini cupcakes (or regular ones)

            Rice balls - just rice, with stuffing in the center. I usually do canned salmon, scallions, ginger and soy sauce.

            Lavosh rolls - I like hummus and provolone.

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              BabyBee RE: Heatherlily Oct 18, 2006 02:15 PM

              WOW! Subway sandwiches for a snack - my kind of class!!

              How about some kind of chicken or tuna salad with crackers and cheese. You can make "mini sandwiches" too with some small pieces of cut up bread. Also, I think dips (layered taco dip or spinach dip) with crackers and small pieces of meat like pepperoni or those little sausages are great for qick easy snacks.

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                Hungry Celeste RE: Heatherlily Oct 18, 2006 02:19 PM

                Good cheese & crackers...a couple diff cheeses would be nice, incl. a spreadable something like boursin. Or even a block of cream cheese w/pickapepper sauce or pepper jelly poured over it.

                Cut-up fruit or fruit salad.

                Cheese straws or cheese coins (make 'em w/whole wheat flour & they're even atkins-friendly).

                As someone else suggested, hummus & pita or babaganoush.

                Spiced pecans or almonds.

                1. Candice RE: Heatherlily Oct 18, 2006 05:14 PM

                  I also think hummus and spreads are a good idea. Pasta salad is a good room temp dish and you can add what ever you have on hand to it (sun dried tomatoes, fresh veggies, capers, olvies, chicken, etc). I've also made Asian noodle dishes before, with a sesame, rice vinegar, peanut dressing, any veggies or meat can be thrown in that too.

                  On the sweeter end, muffins and cupcakes are already in individual portions and brownies are quick and easy.

                  1. toodie jane RE: Heatherlily Oct 18, 2006 11:24 PM

                    Inari pockets. Deep-fried tofu which is marinated in a sweet sauce. They're like little envelopes-sans-flaps which you stuff with sushi rice. About 1 1/2"x2". "Sushi rice" is Cal-Rose short grain white rice cooked firm, and sprinkled with a sugar/mirin sauce while stirring and fanning it cool.

                    Easy to assemble, cheap enough for a large crowd. Figure two per serson if its a snack not a meal.

                    You can buy the pockets at an Asian market by the can or by the vacuum sealed pouch. I squeeze them gently to make them a bit dryer, then stuff about 1 1/2 T. sushi rice into each pocket. You can season with green horseradish -wasabi- (comes in a tube) or not. Maybe sprinkle with sesame. Fold top over and voila.

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