It’s my favorite time of year! It’s when we celebrate two of the best teams in the National Football League. It’s especially exciting at SAS this year. If you didn’t know the team from North Carolina has made it to the final game! Those cats are located in Charlotte just a few short hours from our headquarters in Cary.
The halls at SAS are filled with people wearing blue, but not our traditional SAS blue. A little greener shade to show off their home team pride.
Everyone’s talking about the parties; the food; the teams; the quarterbacks; the hopes that Dr. Goodnight will give us a day off if our home team wins. Ok, so no one is talking about the day off except me. It’s possible – he is a North Carolina native, born not far from Charlotte. I assume he’s pulling for Cam! I’ll have to ask next time I see him in the hall or the café.
I, myself am hosting a “little” gathering for my friends, most of whom are fellow SAS employees. I go all out for this party - I pull together data around popular snacks, I read and analyze reviews of recipes, I check out the recipe ratings, I even do some pre-testing with my family. Once that’s done, I evaluate who is coming to ensure I have the right balance of food. I’m in marketing, so it isn’t enough to just make the food, I have to name it too! Check out a SAMPLE of my menu for the upcoming party. I’m sure you’ll agree that Data makes every decision, or rather menu, better! Remember, it’s just a DAB, can’t give away all my creative use of data for free. It’s not SAS University Edition!
Draft Menu (yes, the pun was intended)
Super “CAM” Sandwiches (Ham and Swiss)
Play Maker Meatballs (Cocktail Meatballs)
Lil’ Pigskins (Little Smokies)
Quarterback Sacks (Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Olives)
SpaniKUECHLY Bites (Spanakopita Bites)
Touchdown Tarts (Brie Cheese Bites)
Graham Ga”NOT” Gonna Last Long Mushroom Bites (Mushroom Bites)
Southern Style Rocky Mountain Oysters - (Sausage Balls)
Flea Flickers (Mozzarella Cheese Bites)
Heisman Trophy Winning Sausage Dip
Kicker Dip (Jalapeno Popper)
No Cardiac Cats Dip (Healthy Hummus)
Keep Pounding Potato Chips
Sack and Cheese (Mac and Cheese)
Bootleg Baked Beans (Baked Beans)
Pulled Hamstring Sandwiches (Pulled Pork)
Halftime Hot Dogs with a DAB of mustard (Hot Dogs)
Carolina Blowout Brownies
Ted Ginn and Tonic - not so junior – (Gin and Tonic)
Carolina Sweet Tea – (Sweet Tea flavored vodka and lemonade)
For the kids - Panther Cub Punch (Blue Gatorade)
Just wanted to show that we are a fun group of people at SAS. We are passionate about each other and especially our jobs!
Keep up the hard work learning SAS so you can one day be at a job you love as much as I love mine. That job could even be here at SAS. You'll get to work and be friends with an amazing, fun, creative and passionate group of people! Some with lots of great recipes to share – just ask.