Monday, October 27, 2008

Monday again...

I have been thinking about what to post all morning. My brain just doesn't seem to be functioning up to par this morning for some unknown reason. Saturday was crazy busy with the band competition but I didn't do much of anything yesterday so you would think I'd be well rested and ready to go.

Nah. It ain't happening.

Friday night I baked cookies. Cute cookies in the shape of candy corn and then peanut butter blossoms complete with Hershey kiss centers for the bake sale. I also made a trail mix with candy corn to put out at the hospitality tent.

My friends stopped by and so we ate "reject" cookies and talked for a few hours while I was baking. It was nice to have a Friday night off especially because I knew Saturday would be a long day.

And it was.

I got there later than I wanted to, but it was raining and I just knew we would hold the competition indoors. Wrong. Our band director decided that it was clearing up and we would set up outside.

So after getting there late I discovered the tent for my area was still packed away and I needed to get that up, get the tables out and have everything ready to go before leaving to pick up the food.

Thank goodness a local restaurant donated all the food for our hospitality tent. I cannot even imagine having to cook on top of all the other things going on. The hospitality tent is for all the band directors and staff...we had baked ziti, pasta salad, breadsticks, garden salad, brownies and cookies so they were really pleased with our area.

I was there from about 11:30 until 9:30 that night.

There were a few snags (all concession stand related, but didn't I tell you guys that would happen) but the rain did stop, the sun came out and it seems we made a tidy profit with little to no complaints from the visiting bands. I don't think we could ask for any more.

I was pretty busy but managed to sneak a few pictures of the crowd and my tent.

Yesterday the only thing I managed to do was make dinner and dessert, a yummy apple cider cake. Later in the week once I get my mind working right I will post the cookie recipe from Friday night and maybe, just maybe if you're good I will post my apple cider cake recipe too.

But only if you ask nice.


Kat said...

What a day! I can't imagine manning a concession stand for a crowd like that. And even a hospitality tent is a lot of work.

Looking forward to the recipes...

(and I still need to make chicken and dumplings for you!)

Aleta said...

I'm asking nicely, "please."

Sounds like it would be a perfect Thanksgiving treat!

~Trish~ said...

Wow, I thought I had a busy weekend!!! Glad it all worked out for you :)

Lula! said...

I'd eat reject cookies with you anyday. And I must have the apple cider cake yes, please post. Or I'll have to kill you. HA!

Anonymous said...

Look at you miss community involvement...

I have that pb cookie recipe. You ever try putting mini reese's pb cups on top? omg. so good.

you want me to ask nice? GIMME IT!!!

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Carrie said...

I want to see the candy corn cookies!!

And apple cider cake sounds scrumptious. That's my word for the day...