Would you do this? If you were having a special gathering of important people, would you like to have Delicious, Fresh Pastries delivered for the occasion? If you did it, what would you do with the extra time? Clean? Spruce yourself up? Think of ways to make your guests more comfortable?
We had a chance to find out. Our guest was a young friend over to play with Dub after church. Our pastries were a box of Macaroon cookies (vanilla, chocolate, raspberry and pistachio)
A Box of Key Lime cheesecake
and a box of Chocolate Mousse cake.
They came packed in dry ice and thawed to a texture as fresh as if they were just baked and picked up from the bakery down the street. The kids were especially excited about the dry ice since their scientist uncle showed them how to use it to make homemade soda pop.
Here’s where my true character unfolds….
I hid the boxes of cake (since they had 2 servings each.) Then we cut each of the cookies into 4 pieces and passed them around so everyone could taste every kind. (Yes, we were that family you saw at the fair sharing a single funnel cake among 8 people.) Then I expressed amazement and delight over what a delicious and lovely treat we just had and dismissed all the children from the table.
When they were completely out of sight, I brought out the cakes. And savored lingering bites with my husband. When our two girls sauntered back into the kitchen, we shared a taste with them, and swore them to secrecy.
Guilt got to me an hour later, so I baked chocolate chip cookies for the rest of the kids. Then I read the back of the boxes for the cakes and was amazed at how great the ingredients were. It was pure, fresh, stuff that I would bake with in my own kitchen. Except nothing that came out of my kitchen ever tasted this good. That didn’t mean the cakes were calorie free though and I ate well more than 1 serving….should have shared.
All of this was before my allergy free diet and I’m glad I had the experience. They were delicious..but the macaroons were our favorite. Especially the raspberry.
Would you consider having something like this delivered for a very special occasion?