Team-building breakfast challenge

Listening to Marilyn Johnson's  Lives In Ruins, an audiobook about modern day archaeologists, but my cd player is ejecting the discs at random times. This is not a relaxing addition to a morning commute in evil traffic. I'm feeling as disjointed as a Malaysian cave hobbit hominid. Still I caught most of the section about early humans' method of extracting bone grease to make pemmican. If pemmican did not require bone grease and dried meat jerky, it would be the perfect food to take when I host the fourth quarter team-building session on emotional intelligence next week.

The team-to-be-built is composed of nine environmental educators plus one emotional intelligence expert facilitator.

Budget: $20.00 (Coffee will be provided by venue)

Event: Morning meeting

Serving requirements:
  1. Minimal waste, aka Zero Waste
  2. Organics will be composted
  3. Absolutely no individual serving packaging
  4. Low carbon footprint
  5. Reusable serving utensils 
Menu requirements:
  1. Local
  2. Vegetarian
  3. Low salt
  4. Low carb
  5. Low refined sugar
  6. Preferably untouched by human hands
  7. No preservatives
  8. Include antioxidants 
  9. Unprocessed
  10. Brain food
  11. Tummy sustaining
  12. Respecting all learning styles, especially the nibbler route to knowledge
  13. There will be fruit
Personal goals
  1. Mildly festive
  2. Easy when awakened by alarm clock
  3. Educational and/or entertaining
  4. Visually appealing presentation
  5. Jalapeno jack cheese 
  6. Zero kelp/Zero kale
  7. Slather on the cream cheese!
Obviously, no vending machine Hostess powdered sugar donuts in this ring of hell. Hunter-gatherers did not have Power Points.

FYI, I found some vegetarian pemmican recipes...

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seana graham said...

Why is the intelligence expert facilitator so emotional?

Seriously, though, this sounds like an event that could be held in Santa Cruz. Although the event I'm going to in Santa Cruz tomorrow is one of the last Shakespeare plays in the Festival Glen, where I'm afraid a lot of plastic goes into the lunch fare, even if most of it it is theoretically recycled.

Collagemama said...

Theoretical recycling is better than no recycling at all.