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Office Lunch Ideas

FoodChic Sep 24, 2012 03:16 PM

We have a group of people that rotates bringing in Monday lunch for all of us.
There are about 17 in the group, and much of it is crockpot food or casseroles. I've got a few ideas for my turn ( lasanga, beef stew, spaghetti and meatballs, etc), but thought I'd reachout to the hounders to see what ideas are out there.

What would you bring to the office for a good lunch. I have a crockpot and an electric skillet.
Don't worry about transfer, I have amazing tupperware options. But reheating is something to think about.

Thanks so much.

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    sunflwrsdh Sep 25, 2012 06:23 PM

    Macaroni and cheese. I make mine the traditional way, and then just keep it warm in the slow cooker.
    Any soup. I've done black bean soup with all the toppings...salsa, tortilla chips or strips, cilantro, shredded mexican cheese, scallions, sour cream, guacamole.
    Any other soup with salad and crusty bread.
    Beef stew , also with crusty bread.
    Another potluck type lunch item that is very popualr at my office is Cobb salad.

    1. Musie Sep 25, 2012 04:10 AM

      Curry with naan bread or poppadoms for serving.
      Meatballs with a good quality bakery bread to mop up the sauce.
      Soup. You could really go all out with the flavour combinations.
      Over the warmer months you could make gazpacho.

      1. Breadcrumbs Sep 24, 2012 05:59 PM

        Jerk Chicken

        Braised Short Ribs


        Chicken Pot Pie w the pastry served on the side

        Sausage & Peppers (on a bun)

        1. DuchessNukem Sep 24, 2012 05:34 PM

          Sausage, peppers and onions in tomato sauce. Can bring rolls and a bit of sliced mozzarella/provolone for making sandwiches; can also be eaten in bowl/plates. Saute up Italian sausage slices, drain, add to sliced onions and sliced bell peppers and tomato sauce/spices of choice, simmer in crockpot. You could cook it all ahead of time, transfer to tupperware and fridge, then put into crockpot in a.m. in breakroom on low so that it will be hot for lunch.

          1. pinehurst Sep 24, 2012 05:15 PM

            I would never say no to good chili. Or beef stew. Or gumbo. Or good chicken soup. Or a nice crockpot frittata. Yeah, I said it. I'd eat eggs eighteen times a day if I could.

            1. t
              Tara57 Sep 24, 2012 04:44 PM

              Mexican seasoned beef or chicken in your crockpot with tortillas, taco shells, and toppings on the side
              Chicken salad with good rolls and sandwich toppings
              Crockpot Italian beef and rolls
              Pimento cheese sandwiches and a crockpot of soup

              1. m
                mariars Sep 24, 2012 04:24 PM

                Chicken and dumplings, Swiss steak with rice, sweet and sour chicken, beef and broccoli, chili, shredded beef burros, pork sandwiches.

                1. LaLa Sep 24, 2012 04:24 PM

                  chicken and dumpling
                  pulled pork to make little sandwiches with coleslaw and chips
                  chili that you can make the Frito thing with
                  here in sc we would do chicken bog or pilau/ purloo
                  a brunch type lunch would be fun

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