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Ideas for "birthday breakfast" at work

In our office, we do a monthly potlucks breakfast where everyone brings in a treat to celebrate that months birthdays. There are lots of sweets (coffee cakes, muffins, fruit) so I'm trying to think of something maybe on the savory side. I've toyed with cheddar muffins, but I'm wondering if there's something besides a baked good that might be a good idea. Thanks.

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  1. My first thought was mini-quiche, great hot or at room temp. Scones would be another option. I'd love an empanada too!

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    1. re: Breadcrumbs

      I wound up doing a spinach and mushroom quiche and it was a big hit - I think that's gonna be my go-to for a while.

      1. re: mickeygee

        That's great mickey, so happy to hear it worked out well and I love spinach and mushroom...great choice!

        1. re: Breadcrumbs

          Don't be beholden to spinach and mushroom. You;ve got ham and cheddar, bacon and caramelized mushroom, spinach and feta, peppadew pepper and feta, apple and sweet sausage, and so much more!

    2. i'm with Breadcrumbs - mini quiche or frittate would certainly be appreciated by people who don't (or can't) eat tons of carbs for breakfast.

      a savory ricotta pie or tart would be great too. David Lebovitz has a terrific & simple recipe with herbs, goat cheese & chorizo:
      http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2009/08/...

      1. As much as I hate to agree with a hoity toity suggestion. A quiche sounds like exactly what you are looking for and it can be served hot or cold. As a plus a lot of your co-workers may never have had a quiche.

        Now, if you don't want quiche, you couldn't go wrong with biscuits and sausage gravy. You could bring the gravy in a thermos type pitcher so it would hold its temperature.

        1. I once worked where we brought in breakfast-for-all every Friday---quiche, using pre-made bought pie crusts, was the go-to because if you have three eggs and two cups of milk and some cheese you can put ANYTHING in a quiche and get away with it and it's very quick. At this time of year fresh asparagus and Feta cheese are a nice combination as the asparagus is sweet and the Feta is salty. I do half Feta and half Swiss.

          1. a bread pudding type dish would be lovely
            a breakfast casserole...I do these for the husband to take to the fire dept...always a big hit!

            1. Consider breakfast tamales next time around?

              1. egg scramble with sausage, peppers, onions, mushrooms, bacon bits, chopped ham. just about anything you can think of......cooked ahead and brought in a crockpot with fresh tortillas and shredded cheese, each person can prepare their own burrito. I've done this at a work situation and everyone loved it.