So....just a couple of days ago I was telling you about how a pending snow storm was messing with my planning for a food-serving event. I'm glad to say that the event went off without any major hitches.
In the end approximately a third of the registered meeting attendees ended up cancelling. My combination of sweet and salty snacks was too heavy on cookies, but there were only a couple of bags of chips left. I was surprised that hardly anyone one in this crowd was an orange juice drinker; after two breakfasts less than a half gallon was gone and one was unopened. And, as I had suspected, there were unopened packages of plates, cereal bowls, and cups.
But...after Friday's social hour was over I ran to the grocery store across the street from the hotel for more cheese sticks and nuts. Mid-day on Saturday I returned to the store, this time to get more yogurt, hard boiled eggs, and bananas for Sunday's breakfast. Because of my scaled back food purchasing there was wiggle room in my budget, so each morning I was able to walk across the street to the St. Louis Bread Company (AKA Panera) and bring back totes of coffee.
As the weekend unfolded the start of the predicted snow storm kept getting pushed back. When I woke up this morning I was thrilled to see that the ground was clear. Fifteen minutes later flakes were flying during my coffee run, but in the end we only got a couple of inches of white stuff. After the meeting attendees finished breakfast I told them to take anything they wanted for later in the day snacks, passed on the unopened food items to someone for another event next weekend, packed up the Hospitality room, and headed home. My drive only took five minutes longer than normal.
About noon the snow stopped and it wasn't long before the sun came out. This afternoon I took back all of the extra paper products and some jugs of iced tea that tasted 'off'. I tallied up all of my expenses and submitted the total for reimbursement. Project finished.
Five years ago today: The Mom Look