September 8, 2014

My Husband Needs a Snack for Work Today

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Written by: Shari
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Oh, by the way, we’re having an office party today, do you have anything I can take?

Has your husband (or kid) ever told you at the last minute that they need a snack to take to school or work or soccer practice?

Yeah. Me neither. ;)

Here are five of my favorite recipes that can be whipped up in an emergency–if you keep some basic ingredients on hand. There are no glossy pics, no step-by-step instructions–they are too easy for that! Enjoy!

5 snacks that can be prepared from some basic ingredients in less than fifteen minutes

Cream Cheese Spread and Crackers

  1. Soften an 8 ounce package of cream cheese.
  2. Dice the tops of about 3-5 green onions.
  3. Dice up 6-8 slices of Hormel Dried Beef.
  4. Stir beef, then onions into the cream cheese and serve with crackers.

(Dried beef comes in a jar, and is usually found in the grocery store along with the canned meat like Spam or tuna.) Do yourself a favor and order a twelve-pack, and you’ll have canned beef for all the office parties until your husband retires–or save it for the apocalypse!

Chocolate Ecclair

This one is so easy that your kids can make it themselves when they need a quick snack to take to a club meeting.

  1. Mix up a 6 oz box of vanilla pudding according to the pie filling directions on the box.
  2. Stir in one small container of Cool Whip.
  3. Layer the bottom of a 13 x 9 dish with graham crackers.
  4. Spread half of pudding/cool whip mixture over graham crackers. Repeat another layer of graham crackers and pudding mix.
  5. Top with a third layer of graham crackers.
  6. Melt a container of chocolate icing for a few seconds just to thin, then pour over one more layer of graham crackers.
  7. Chill and serve.

Cheese Ball

Combine 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, an 8 ounce package of softened cream cheese, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder together and form a ball. Roll in a mixture of 1 tablespoon each of chilli powder and paprika. Chill and serve in a cheese ball container with crackers.

Cherry Pie Filling Salad

  1. In a large serving container mix:
  • 21 ounce can of cherry pie filling
  • 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple, drained
  • 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 ounce container of frozen whipped topping, thawed

Chill for two hours before serving.

 Marshmallow Fruit and Dip

  1. Soften one 8 ounce package of cream cheese.
  2. Mix cream cheese with one jar of marshmallow creme.
  3. Chill and serve with fruit. (Apple slices or strawberries surrounding the dip create a pretty dish.)

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About the Author

Shari Popejoy, wife of twenty-eight years, mother of three, founder of a local co-op for hundreds of homeschool children, author of seven books, and creator of Won Without Words (a blog of encouragement for wives) lives in the quiet country of the Ozarks where she enjoys writing surrounded by nature (and her children, of course). She is currently completing Volume V of the Livingstone Library, an adventure series for 'smart' kids, which features characters with character, and underlying allegorical spiritual truths. She enjoys high places and the road less traveled, and moments when all is well, and peace permeates like a fragrance. . .oh, and chocolate, fresh fruit and veggies, and early morning sunrises. Read her blog at

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