As you know, I had quite the BUSY weekend this past weekend. Not only was I getting ready for my wedding, but I was also baking up a storm!!
Craig’s group at asked me to cater their breakfast yesterday, and I was MORE than happy to do it! I actually felt pretty honored. They asked me about a week before the event, so I had plenty of time to plan out my menu. The only thing that I did not have to worry about were the eggs & coffee because their cafeteria provided those. (I was grateful for this because you can’t really cook eggs an hour before the event…soggy, cold eggs- yuck!)
I figured that I would share with you what I made– get prepared for LOTS of pictures! ;) Of course the first page that I hit up was Jessica’s blog. (duh! :) ) I actually used three of Jessica’s recipes! She NEVER disappoints, so even though I have only tried one of the recipes before I was NOT at all worried that they wouldn’t taste good. Love that about her recipes!
First up: Better than Crack Brownies. I made these at Christmas time for Craig’s family’s party & they were the HIT of the party. EVERYONE was asking me for the recipe & just raving at how good they were. I only wanted to make one ‘treat’ for the work breakfast…because it was just that- a breakfast. But, I knew that they would appreciate something sweet ;)
Is this not the best site you have ever seen…
Peanuts & Reese’s. OH YUM!
I also made Jessica’s Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins. I did use white flour instead of wheat, just in case of allergies.
I used grape jelly for the middle.
Not gonna lie, I definitely had to steal a little piece off of each of these types of muffins….and I wish I had made MORE for Craig & I. SO GOOD! I especially LOVED the peanut muffin muffin. (go figure, right?! ;) ) I think they would be perfect as cupcakes too-with MORE peanut butter frosting :D Mmmmmm!! I’m going to keep that in mind for some cupcakes in the future.
I wish I could of cut one of these open to show you the inside…but I didn’t want to ruin them before they got them for the breakfast. (& I didn’t have any extras :( )
I did have a special request for Mixed Berry Coffee Cake. I had made this before for Craig’s co-workers & they LOVED it. One lady actually asked me to make this particular recipe & she would pay me for it…that’s HOW much she liked it! Of course this recipe had to go on the list of items to bring :)
Another requst that I got was for Monkey Bread. I’m SURE you have heard of it & probably even had it, right?!! If not, you NEED to go to your kitchen & make this IMMEDIATELY. It’s one of those recipes that you just want to share with everyone because not only is it SO good, but it’s SO easy! It is NOT a healthy recipe, but it’s SO worth the calories ;)
Mmmmmm ooooooey gooooey goodness :D
I made this back when I made the Mixed Berry Coffee Cake for Craig’s office & they devoured it. This is also one of Craig’s favorite breakfast foods. I had to keep a watchful eye on him to make sure he didn’t sneak any ;)
Another really easy recipe I found is for Chocolate Chip Filled Crescent Rolls. I followed that recipe, and then I added chocolate drizzle to the top of each crescent roll. (About 2/3 cup chocolate chips + 1 1/2 teaspoons shortening- do NOT replace shortening with butter or oil, it will NOT turn out right.)
(I made 2 batches- this is batch #1)
Last but NOT least, I made two loves of bread- one white bread & one whole wheat bread.
Needless to say, my Kitchen Aid mixer DEFINITELY got a workout this weekend!! I really enjoyed making all of these things for his co workers. I think one of my favorite parts is picking out all of the recipes. I love trying new things & kind of testing as I go along.
Craig was texting me through out the breakfast & he said it was AWESOME & that everyone was enjoying all of the food. The BEST part of the whole thing was that I got ANOTHER order for catering!!!!!!!! One of Craig’s co-workers came up & said that she would like me to cater a party for 50 people!!!!! I was SO happy :D :D It is such a complement to have someone ask for ME to cater their party! He’s going to get me all of the information soon (of course it’s after our wedding & honeymoon :) ) & then I can start planning the menu! I told him this could be my side job :)
Well, I’m off! It’s my last day of work for almost 2 weeks!!! Hard to believe that today is already here..I remember looking at my work calendar just a little while ago thinking how LONG it would be until I got my short 2 day week..and now it’s HERE! Ahh!!
My sister is also flying in tonight from Buffalo, NY- so I’m going to pick her up & then maybe take her to dinner…or do whatever she wants. She is staying with us tonight! I’m looking forward to a fun girl’s night :D I haven’t seen her since October, so it will be VERY nice to catch up!!!