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Friday, March 9, 2012

A Few Foodie Perks to My Job...

I've talked previously about how blessed I am to have a part-time job I enjoy, while still being able to be home with my family most of the time.  I usually work Tuesday-Thursday unless we have an event I need to attend, or I need to finish some work up at home.

But, all in all I get to spend long weekends at home with the kids and hubby.  I am grateful each and everyday for that option, as I know many moms (including me at one point) do not have that choice.  My background is in media and marketing, so when a part-time position came up for the local Chamber of Commerce, I jumped on it.

Literally, almost jumped on it.

Each day I get to write, publish and market our events - exactly what I love doing.  And each month I get to attend a Business After Hours, which is usually a foodie lover's dream.  Last night was NO exception.  The local hospital hosted and they went all out.  The city I work in is trying to become a Blue Zone Community, which focuses on healthy living - physical, emotional, spiritual, etc.  We have our fingers crossed we are picked.

So their food was fresh, local and delicious.  My partner in crime and I jumped on this buffet like flies on sticky paper.

Tons of fresh fruit (just what we Iowans need to see in March!)

Hummus with Pita Chips
Crab & Avocado Stuffed Shells

Fresh sushi, cocktail shrimp and smoked salmon

Raspberry Mousse Cups

Asparagus Stuffed Phyllo & Raspberry and Brie Stuffed Phyllo

Mozzarella with Prosciutto

German Chocolate Cake

I came home stuffed to the gills.

But today is a new day - we are off to the library for story hour, running a few errands and then heading back home.  I am going to try a new recipe for a Chicken Pot Pie...with a twist.  We'll see how it turns out!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Oh my come to me please food, Ill take those crab cups and cheese with prosuitto. Trader Joes sells that cheese combo, I love it.

  2. Lucky! I really don't like my job anymore - I've been a legal secretary for 20+ years and its just getting old. I don't feel like my day even begins until I get home and start making dinner!

    Happy Friday!!

  3. Looks delicious and VERY jealous!

  4. Appetizers are my favorite kind of food. Seriously... I could eat little finger foods all day everyday. I love that they labeled everything. When we do parties I always want to do that but I think everyone will think I'm going a little overboard :)

  5. I'm all for labeling...it takes the guessing out of "what is this?"

  6. Ugh...Biz...sorry to hear that. I've been there before:(

  7. That is awesome! Congrats on the new part time gig!

  8. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)March 11, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    4 day weekends each week would be awesome! Lucky! That is awesome that you get to be home with your family most of the time. I hope to be able to do that when I have kids.

  9. LOL, "Literally, almost jumped on it." Viewing it from the other side, I think we almost literally jumped on you. In a good way, of course. They're lucky to have you. And the visual on your and your "partner in crime" at that buffet makes me miss Muscatine. :)