Friday, December 16, 2005
The breakfast was a hit this morning, though my kitchen floor is smeared with molasses and smushed blueberries. I wish I had taken a better photo of the whole table, with the handcrafted twig stag in the center, surrounded by fruits, bottled teas, and the coffee tray. Let's just say that by the time 26 dozen muffins were baked, I was no longer operating on full capacity! Now I know why people plunk down a box of doughnuts on the table and call is breakfast. Still, I think the effort pleased the faculty and staff. They went out of their way to compliment us. I saw people eat one muffin, then return to try the other two. If the muffins didn't look perfect, at least they looked homemade. Muffins from the local bakery would have cost 50 cent each in bulk. I ended up spending $10 more than planned (bringing the total to $70)--but for the end result, I think it was money well spent.
Update: My husband returned home with only 20 muffins remaining. So much for my "planned leftovers"!