Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats: A Few Foodie Perks to My Job...

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!


  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 takes the guessing out of "what is this?"

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

  7. Jenn@slim-shoppinMarch 11, 2012 at 9:46 PM

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

  8. Jolene ( 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. :)