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Old 10-18-2006, 03:34 PM   #11
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maybe bake some home made sugar cookies and use halloween cookie cutters...
or if you want something a little more use the cutters, on pizza shell
and make mini pizza's...use what ever toppings you like...
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:06 PM   #12
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pretzal rods dipped in chocolate with themed sprinkles
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:32 PM   #13
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My daughter's 5th grade teachers are somewhat sick of microwaveable food. I'd like to make them a nice homemade treat (that's not too complicated) since I'm also working full time and lately, seldom cook. Does anyone have recipes for favorite Halloween treats? If so, would you please, please post them here? I'd really appreciate any and all suggestions. Thanks.
Dina, I don't understand. What are the teachers microwaving - their lunches? For my lunches at work, I microwave my homemade soup or the leftovers from the previous night's dinner, so I'm missing the problem with using a microwave, I guess.

Are you looking for something with a Halloween theme to make them for lunch or for dessert or for a snack?

Or any of the above?

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Old 10-20-2006, 10:12 PM   #14
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Thank you all for the great ideas but it's not for the kids. Unfortunately, our district does not allow homemade foods much less sweets for the students. Crazy but that's just the way it is! It's the teachers I'd like to treat. Suggestions?
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I still thin the halloween pizza cut outs would be a smash for the teachers as well as students... :)
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Old 10-21-2006, 09:48 AM   #16
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Lovely idea Dina. Nice for shared staff lunches or cut into hefty wedges would be quiches or pies that can be eaten at room temp or warmed up. You can send them in already sliced and wrapped prettliy. Could you get your daughter to use ink and stamps to make pretty wrapping paper to go out side the clingfilm to make it attractive and personal as well as tasty? I also think a wedge of homemade cake to have with tea or coffee would be lovely, or a small packet of cookies, or both!
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Old 10-23-2006, 09:52 PM   #17
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Lee,
My co-workers do Ramen soup and microwavable frozen foods. I would just like to make them something homemade that fits the theme of the month. Perhaps some dessert would be easier. We do have a shared lunch every Friday and that's when the 5th grade teacher (my daughter's teachers) began asking when I would bring them a treat. I sort of feel compelled.

I'd appreciate any suggestions Lee. Thanks.
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Old 10-23-2006, 10:04 PM   #18
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Dina, I don't know about you, but on Halloween I always make a big pot of chili for the kids to eat before they go out to freeze their bums off trick or treating. That is our traditional meal. You could do it the night before and bring it to work in a crockpot and leave it heating all morning.

The other one that might work is Norwegian Meatballs. (Search for that title under my user name it should pop up for you.)

I don't know if you are going to do a dessert or not, but I think I would confine myself to the main meal. Bring along a bag of buns and some grated cheese and all the teachers will be thanking you.
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Old 10-24-2006, 07:35 PM   #19
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Lee,
My co-workers do Ramen soup and microwavable frozen foods. I would just like to make them something homemade that fits the theme of the month. Perhaps some dessert would be easier. We do have a shared lunch every Friday and that's when the 5th grade teacher (my daughter's teachers) began asking when I would bring them a treat. I sort of feel compelled.

I'd appreciate any suggestions Lee. Thanks.
Okay, I got it - thanks for the clarification, Dina.

Well, I love the crockpot idea - easy and keeps the stuff warm without using a microwave.

How about these ideas?

Oddly enough, the first recipe suggests using a microwave to make it, but I would brown the meat, then toss everything in the crock.

Pumpkin Chili Mexicana


1 pound ground beef or turkey
cup chopped onion
cup diced, each: red and green bell peppers
1 garlic clove, minced
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, including liquid
1 (15-ounce) can each: pumpkin, tomato sauce and kidney beans, drained
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies
cup frozen or fresh corn kernels
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon each: ground cumin and salt
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Crumble ground beef in a dishwasher-safe hard-plastic colander suspended over a 3- to 4-quart casserole. Sprinkle onion, red and green bell peppers and garlic over meat. Stirring midway through cooking, microwave on high 7 minutes. Discard grease and place meat mixture in same casserole.

Add tomatoes, pumpkin, tomato sauce, kidney beans, chilies, corn, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper; stir to blend. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap and microwave on high 8 minutes.

Stir, cover and microwave on medium (50 percent) 12 minutes.
Makes 10 servings, each: 216 calories. Serving Suggestion: Accompany with grated Cheddar cheese, diced green onion and sour cream.

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This one is TNT - one of my all-time favorite fall/winter stews!

Sausage and Squash Stew

2 T olive oil
2 onions, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
some garlic, chopped
1 pound of Italian sausage links, pricked all over
2 cups chicken broth
4 portobello mushroom caps, cut into half inch pieces
1 package peeled butternut squash, cut into half inch pieces
1 bag fresh spinach
1 T fresh thyme (or 1 teas dried)
Parm cheese for sprinkling

In a large pot, heat the oil and cook the onions, garlic, salt and pepper for 5 minutes. Add the sausages and cook to brown them. Add 1/2 cup of chicken stock to the pan, then add the mushrooms. Cook 5 minuters.

Stir in the squash and the thyme. Pour the remaining 1 1/2 cups stock and bring mixture to a boil. Lower the heat and cover the pan, simmer the stew for 20 minutes or until squash is tender.

Remove about 5 pieces of squash and mash them, then return to the stew. Slice the sausages down the middle and cut into bite-sized chunks, then return them to the stew. Add the spinach and cook for a few minutes until it's tender but still bright green.

Sprinkle with parm. cheese to serve.

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Someone recently posted a recipe for Pumpkin and Roasted Vegetable Soup which I am dying to try. I would add some Barilla tortellini to that one, though.

Good luck, Dina - let us know what you treat the teachers with!

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Qsis! That pumpkin chili sounds amazing!!!
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