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Every now and then, those of us who don’t like to cook get asked to bring something to an office party.
Most of the times, it’s easy enough to put some prepared platter of something or bring along the classic corn chips n salsa.
But when you are faced with responsibility for the celebratory cake, you feel a little more obligated.
Don’t worry, we’re still buying from the bakery department.
Most people will simply bring a sheet cake of one flavour or another and call it a day.
Your obligation would be completely discharged with that; but one sheet cake is actually a hassle you don’t need.
There will always be some who don’t like the flavour or are allergic to something in it. And, there’s the matter of leftovers.
Luckily there’s a simple and elegant solution.
Bring 2 regular sized cakes – one chocolate and the other something else.
This way, party attendees have a choice and you eliminate the likelihood of leftovers, since people who had a piece of one, can more easily be convinced to have a smaller piece of the other – than can a person be convinced into having a second of the cake they’ve already had.
So, convoluted way to say, no leftovers.
The only downside is that you will probably be asked more often to work out office party issues.
But how else can you be the hero for so little effort?
All the kudos for minimal work – now that’s a good enough thing.
If you enjoy having a party but hate the housework that goes into it; here’s a way to get the maximum bang for your dozens of minutes of housework:
Throw Two Parties
Yes, that’s right throw two parties back to back.
That way, you have only to do one really good clean – don’t worry, you can reward yourself with a good enough clean for the second party.
Clean the house, make food – have the first party.
The next day, the house will only need a small amount of tidying and if you planned the menu properly – you can make one batch of foods for both parties.
Better yet, you provide the party space and have everyone attending the first party to bring a dish. You can suggest a cuisine theme or be global and everyone bring a favorite.
That way, for your second party, you have a wide range of leftovers that no one has to be the wiser about and they will all be impressed with your sudden range and versatility in the kitchen. (Let’s face it, everyone you’d invite to your party would know you hate cooking too.)
Until next week, remember don’t stress – it only has to be a good enough thing.