What recipes would you suggest for a Middle School Drama crew?

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    What recipes would you suggest for a Middle School Drama crew?

    OK So Im looking for recipes i can make to help out my daughter's Drama department, I am hesitant about the apple bars because one kid is not able to eat fresh fruit. But I rather them have stuff that will keep their energy up and not be a sugar high

    #2
    In ye olden days you just baked them a cake or strudel, but today that's just a minefield. I wonder how I survived on all that mom-made cookies and cake
    Get them some pre-cut veggies like carrot sticks and yoghurt/sour cream-dips or guacamole and nachos.
    Tabbouleh (not gluten-free!) is easy to make in large quantities, healthy and works with a huge variety of veggies. Just hold back on the usually recommended mega-ton of parsley.
    Couscous (contains gluten as well) works if no bulgur is at hand.

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      #3
      I know the old cake and strudel days, too, no one cared for allergies back then. There was some kid who couldn't eat eggs, he just got something else instead.
      For non sweet stuff, we usually had sausages and bread rolls, the good old thick pea soup with chunks of beef, carrots, onions, celery and (of course) sausage. And bread rolls. Sausage and bread rolls was a huge thing in my childhood and early teen years.
      Goulash out of cans was another thing. With bread rolls, of course.
      If I had a kid and had to do something, I probably would go for pasta with tomato sauce. Tastes well hot and cold, even on the next day. Every kid likes pasta and tomato sauce. At least when I was one.
      Please someone tell me kids these days like that, too.

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        #4
        I'm thinking more of snacks for the 3 days a week they rehearse for 2 hours. Pasta will probably be a thing for WOW week (dress rehearsal) but for them to grab when not on stage during the weeks leading up to Wow week snacks a must theres 35 students involved in the fall production of Sherlock Holmes. Allergies are more common now than they were in the 90s and early 2000s

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          #5
          Snacks ! in olden daze we never had snacks, my fave would be sausage rolls or samosas, or both the samosas would be vegan. California roll, Makizushi.

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            #6
            thinman Samosas are a great idea!
            They take a huge variety of veggies (e.g. onions, peas, lentils ..., but mostly potatoes. Anybody allergic against potatoes?) or any kind of minced meat-stuffing in them. You can eat them with your hands, so no plastic or any other cutlery needed. You can put ketchup or other sauces (chutney!) on them. And they stay fresh and crunchy for a reasonable time, like till tomorrow evening. Reheat them in the oven and they are (almost) as good as new.
            They are very easy to make and allow for mass-production. My favourite so far!

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              #7
              Okay, snacks, let's see...
              There's a lot of possibilities if you think stuffed dumplings (? word?) or other filled things stuffed into dough. The eastern european cuisine is full of that stuff, things like pelmeni, štrukli, pide... Some of those can be sweet or hearty, whatever you prefer. And you can make a lot of those in one afternoon.
              Mini-pizzas could be nice. Make the dough, roll out dozens of little circles, put seasoned tomato paste and toppings on them, done.
              Hashbrowns with apple sauce?
              We used to make spinach brownies, which were amazing when cold on the next day. Made with spinach, cheese and old bread, with eggs and onions. Something like that.
              Btw, where are the mums to come forth with their suggestions? Why are only guys of presumably middle age posting here? I don't even have kids!

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                #8
                Some things that come to mind, depending on whether or not this is a plates and forks thing and how much time you want to invest in it:

                - pita or crackers with veggies and hummus
                - mini burritos
                - trail mix
                - ants on a log
                - orange slices (obviously not for the kid who can't eat fruit)
                - roasted chickpeas
                - date/nut butter balls or energy bites
                - mac n cheese (made with a pasta made out of chickpeas or lentils for more protein less quick conversion to sugar)
                - avocado toasts
                - popcorn
                - homemade granola bars

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by sunpetal View Post
                  - ants on a log
                  Glass noodles with minced meat and curry paste?

                  Just remembered another thing that was super trendy for some time: muffins. Sweet, savoury, with fillings, without, muffins of every kind you can think of. I liked muffins with cheese and salami the most. Or with olives, feta and garlic.
                  Did they die out or something?

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                    #10
                    Ants on a log = celery filled with peanut butter dotted with raisins. It was a common snack where I grew up.

                    But in looking that up, I found the Wikipedia page for it which says "Not to be confused with Ants climbing a tree" which is the dish you described lofivelcro. I just learned something!

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                      #11
                      just got a list of allergies which added peanut butter to the list of allergies. so ants on a log are out. maybe I will make the apple sauce oat bars for snack time i'm not sure how to do the roasted chick peas since due to Covid everything has to be individually wrapped. i might take in my family's recipe of Health Foo d Candy a

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                        #12
                        My wife makes fig bars and banana walnut bread for her hiking friends and wraps them in stretch wrap.

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                          #13
                          Have you tried the raw gingerbread bites in the recipe section? You could substitute milk with non-dairy milk (coconut, soy, oat; I guess almond milk would be out due to peanut allergy?)

                          Or these are awesome and one of my faves:

                          Tahini maple energy bites:

                          1 cup sunflower seeds
                          1 cup pitted dates
                          1/4 cup tahini
                          1/4 maple syrup

                          In a food processor, pulse the sunflower seeds and dates until they form a coarse crumb. Add the tahini and maple syrup and process until a dough-like mixture is formed. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls. Store in refrigerator.

                          Also popcorn! Who doesn't like it?

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by sunpetal View Post
                            Ants on a log = celery filled with peanut butter dotted with raisins. It was a common snack where I grew up.

                            But in looking that up, I found the Wikipedia page for it which says "Not to be confused with Ants climbing a tree" which is the dish you described lofivelcro. I just learned something!
                            Ha, I learnt something too. Translation error, I know the "Ants climbing a tree" as "Ameisen auf dem Baumstamm" (German) that translates to "Ants on a log". Yours sound tasty, too.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Lady Celerity View Post
                              Have you tried the raw gingerbread bites in the recipe section? You could substitute milk with non-dairy milk (coconut, soy, oat; I guess almond milk would be out due to peanut allergy?)

                              Or these are awesome and one of my faves:

                              Tahini maple energy bites:

                              1 cup sunflower seeds
                              1 cup pitted dates
                              1/4 cup tahini
                              1/4 maple syrup
                              whats tahini?

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