Yesterday, I was early preparing my list for our Fall Festival cake walk. Since my oldest is a junior, I get the pleasure of making at minimum of 12 cakes for the cake walk. Each junior parent is asked to do this. That’s a lot of cakes! My plans are to mix it up with cakes, cookies, and I’ll even be doing pink cupcakes in honor of breast cancer awareness month. I guess I’ll start on Friday and bake all day. This is when it would be nice to own a double oven!
I started my breakfast yesterday with HoneyNut Cheerios. I’ve been eating them for awhile now. I’ve gotten to where I can’t eat sugary cereals and try to keep raisin bran or cheerios on hand instead. What do you eat for breakfast?
I browsed through my pantry to see what cake mixes and baking goods I already have and it didn’t take me too long unfortunately. It’s quite bare in fact but I’ll be making trip to get it fully stocked. I also had to buy the disposable cake pans because even if I owned a dozen cake pans, I wouldn’t be using them. Can you imagine having to wash all those, plus, the people who win the cakes can’t take them home if used my own. duh.
For lunch, I went with my absolute favorite thing ever….Stouffer’s Lasagna!!! If you’ve read my blog long enough, you’ll recall that it’s actually what I’d want for my last meal. What I love about it is that you can buy it in a huge party size, family size, regular size, or in a small serving size for one. I love to cook it longer than it says just to have that crispy edge. You can cook the smaller ones in the microwave, which I do but I usually buy the big party size and serve with Texas Toast and cauliflower. The party size feeds 6 or more and we are a family of 5 so it works perfectly for us. I feel like the pasta, cheese, and well, all of it tastes fresh to me. It’s like as if it was a home-cooked meal. It’s also my favorite because it means I don’t have to wash a big casserole pan. LOL You know you hate cleaning those caked on casserole pans. I forgot to take the photo before I hacked into it..sorry. If you look closely though, you can see towards the back that my edges are crispy. hehe Have you tried Stouffer’s Lasagna? Oh! The party size would be great for game day too!
So with a full belly, I went back to preparing for bake a dozen cakes day. I need to prepare mentally because that’s a hot kitchen and a lot of cakes. I’m wondering if I’ll even want to eat a cake by the time cake walk rolls around……Have you had to bake in huge amounts for something like a cake walk or fundraiser? Do you have any tips for me?