Saturday, December 16, 2006
Party planning: muffin breakfast
The muffin extravaganza is Thursday morning. On that day we (I) will offer coffee, fruit and muffins for 120 people at my husband's workplace. That's a lot of baking coming out of this one-oven kitchen! Luckily, my recipes were saved in last year's post, so I don't have to shake them out of the broken hard drive. This year I'm doing a few things differently. Instead of fancy bottled teas (free with Wild Oats promotion), I'll have an urn of hot spiced fruit tea. I found a recipe at the bottom of this post by blogger Toni.
I decided that gingerbread muffins age well, so I'll bake those ahead of time and glaze them the night before. I'm also foregoing muffin cups, even if it means slowing down the assembly line to wash the pans more often. My cheapo paper cups started scorching the bottoms. They also made the breakfast messier.
My husband just informed me that the burlap table cover is missing from his closet. Now I have to forage for a tablecloth, too. I might just use a white cloth with the potted lemon trees on either end of the table. I could fill the planters with pinecones, lemons and greenery to cover the soil--or I could use the grapevine stag from last year with greenery all among the baskets of muffins.
Decisions, decisions! How fun is this?