Saturday, May 2, 2015
Another work obligation
Just when we finally got through the work colleague birthday lunches, another work obligation has sprung up. Traditionally, depts. have signed up for TGIF social hours. These past few years, it's been more sporadic, with fewer depts hosting. Sometimes it's a before work breakfast. Next week, we have a workshop to attend, and a colleague who also is on the committee that plans these things, suggested that we offer our dept as hosts for that afternoon. Great! Kicker is, she wants appetizers and a ton of them. She is envisioning shrimp, Prochutto (sp?), baked finger foods like mini Greek pies. I replied that I physically can not carry a lot of things in (I didn't even address the financial aspect with my expensive OOP PTdebt at the moment) but I can bring in 2 "banana breads." She reiterated that she wants to make sure that there is plenty on hand. Sigh-I ignored the follow up commentary.
Turns out that I do have bananas that need to be baked into something, and I also defrosted 2 baggies of organic, homemade pumpkin puree last night so as to do some batch cooking. I will make up a platter of some sort, have one of my kids pack it in my car and I will drive it to work Monday, for Tuesday afternoon, asking someone to carry it in from my car for me.It will simply have to do.