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Post: #1 Need "Continental Breakfast " Ideas , 02-08-2009 06:11 PM


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I might have asked this a year or two ago, but there are lots of new people on the forum, so I thought I'd ask again.

Once a year I host a day-long meeting of a bunch of small-business CEOs. As the host, I have to provide a "continental breakfast" style spread before the meeting. The other hosts do the typical bagels, muffins, fruit, etc. I sure want to have some good low-carb options for my spread.

The obvious thing to do is deviled eggs, and I'll be supplying those. Any suggestions for other low-carb, finger food appropriate at breakfast time?

Any ideas appreciated!
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Post: #2 RE: Need "Continental Breakfast " Ideas , 02-08-2009 08:51 PM


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How about a Scandinavian style with lots of cold cuts and cheeses? And maybe some breads for the carbers.

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Post: #3 RE: Need "Continental Breakfast " Ideas , 02-09-2009 12:35 AM


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Jim,

Will you be doing the cooking.... or having it catered??

How about Melon slices wrapped with Prosciutto, fresh berries topped off with HWC, Eggs Benedict w/o the bread, omelets, mini quiches, stuffed jalapenos.. (stuffed with cream cheese, cheddar, spices), and cream cheese/Lox/and bagel, and of course lots of bacon and ham.

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Post: #4 RE: Need "Continental Breakfast " Ideas , 02-09-2009 01:19 AM


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How about non-breakfast foods? Sausage, cheeses, cold cuts, veggies, dips, etc. Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you should be able to eat lunch and dinner foods in the morning.
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Post: #5 RE: Need "Continental Breakfast " Ideas , 02-09-2009 01:39 AM


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Smoked Salmon. Sliced summer sausage.

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Post: #6 RE: Need "Continental Breakfast " Ideas , 02-09-2009 12:21 PM


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I hate Continental breakfasts. Definitely the best thing is the cheese and cold cuts. Everything else is garbage.

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Post: #7 RE: Need "Continental Breakfast " Ideas , 02-09-2009 08:21 PM


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Thanks for the great ideas!

I'm going to try to find a caterer to help, and if I can we'll get a bit fancy, but it may be too late for that. However, several of these ideas are within my abilities and time to get done, particularly cold cuts & cheese, deviled eggs, smoked salmon, sliced summer sausage, etc.

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Post: #8 RE: Need "Continental Breakfast " Ideas , 02-10-2009 12:27 PM


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Good luck, Jim! When is the big event??

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Post: #9 RE: Need "Continental Breakfast " Ideas , 02-10-2009 02:03 PM


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(02-10-2009 12:27 PM)BIKINIBOUNDINTX Wrote:  Good luck, Jim! When is the big event??

It is Thursday, 19 February. I'll take pictures of what I end up preparing and post them.

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Post: #10 RE: Need "Continental Breakfast " Ideas , 02-24-2009 12:16 AM


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How did your breakfast go?

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Post: #11 RE: Need "Continental Breakfast " Ideas , 02-24-2009 02:06 PM


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Ladybug, I appreciate your asking, but it didn't go anywhere. I had some unexpected surgery last Tuesday, and was house-bound through Friday, so I missed the meeting entirely. Since my company was hosting, our secretary just arranged for the normal bagels and such.

We host about twice a year, so hopefully I can do the low-carb thing next time.
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Post: #12 RE: Need "Continental Breakfast " Ideas , 02-25-2009 12:56 AM


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I hope you are on the mend since your surgery.

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Post: #13 RE: Need "Continental Breakfast " Ideas , 04-05-2009 10:06 PM


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I had a brunch not to long ago and I was doing induction so I was determined to be able to eat too and was determined to serve a great menu it would be super healthy for everybody.Wink

Menu
Egg Casserole (eggs, breakfast sausage, cheddar cheese, green onions) baked in individual muffin cups (the metalic cups peel off better)

Chicken Salad on Cucumber. Finely chopped chicken (food processor) with mayo and caraway seeds to make a chicken salad that is served on cucumber slices (arrange the cucumber slices on a tray and add a tablespoon or so of the chicken salad. The cucumbers act like crackers.

Cream Cheese spread Cream Cheese with mayo, green olives chopped, walnuts chopped. Should be able to hold it's shape, not to soft not to hard. Put a tablespoon or so on top of cucumber slices.

Mini cheesecake
. Splenda has an okay cheese cake recipe. I made individual servings in muffin cups (again the metallic cup liners peel away better). Used pecans instead of graham crackers for crust. Top with 1 raspberry or a chocolate curl.

Fruit Salad. I choose 3 low carb fruits and cut them up into small pieces to make a very pretty fruit salad. Watermelon, papaya, strawberry (1/2 cup is about 6 gm carb)

Set it out buffet style. People raved about it. So delicious, such a lovely presentation. Everybody, including me, enjoyed it. They didn't even know they had been "low carb'd".



(02-08-2009 06:11 PM)KeldiKlutz Wrote:  I might have asked this a year or two ago, but there are lots of new people on the forum, so I thought I'd ask again.

Once a year I host a day-long meeting of a bunch of small-business CEOs. As the host, I have to provide a "continental breakfast" style spread before the meeting. The other hosts do the typical bagels, muffins, fruit, etc. I sure want to have some good low-carb options for my spread.

The obvious thing to do is deviled eggs, and I'll be supplying those. Any suggestions for other low-carb, finger food appropriate at breakfast time?

Any ideas appreciated!
Jim
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Post: #14 RE: Need "Continental Breakfast " Ideas , 04-05-2009 10:11 PM
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Sad My bad. The egg casserole is not very continental. The other stuff would work okay.
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