A group of parent volunteers at Stacey's elementary school pulls off a fantastic Holiday Lunch every year, and this year's lunch was last Friday. It's quite a spectacle: a turkey dinner with the works, and the gym decked out with mom-crafted decorations. The kids look forward to it for weeks, and dozens of additional parents show up to help serve the lunch. It's heart-warming to watch the kids file into the gym with all these parents clapping and cheering and singing.
For the second year in a row, I volunteered to make the dessert treat: 20 dozen mini chocolate cupcakes with a vanilla buttercream swirl and tiny red and green sprinkles. For a commercial bakery, this may be just another standard job, but for a home baker like me, it's a decent sized undertaking.
But not one that I would miss for the world.
It's a pretty cool thing for your Kindergartner to know that her mom is the one who made dessert for the entire school. No doubt it'll embarrass her in a couple of years, but I'm embracing the love while it lasts.
The process took over our kitchen and dining room for two days: baking on Wednesday, frosting on Thursday, and delivering on Friday.
Merry Christmas to all!!