Enjoy the Creme Brulees playing the Mary's Cakes song for Art Night.
We're still recovering. It was pretty much a day from hell, but in a good sort of way. Most of the baking we needed to get done for the weekend (home game --> LOTS AND LOTS of Alabama themed cookies) was still not done because the new oven was not hooked up until Wednesday night. Then there was the baking that needed to be done BEFORE Thursday, the cakes we cut for Art Night. We had also agreed to make two large cakes for the grand opening of the Capstone Hotel (formerly the Sheraton). And the Farmers' Market goodies. It was after 9pm when I left on Wednesday. But the oven was ready to be put into action.
Thursday we had two ovens (no waiting) so we baked breakfast pastries, bread, pretzels, cheese straws, cheesecake, scones, cookies and cakes in record time. Oh yeah, we also made two large pans of bread pudding to give away at the Chamber of Commerce's "After Hours" event, which coincided with Art Night in downtown Northport. Wow! After the baking was done, all the tables had to be moved outside to the alley. The band had to set up. Will it rain or not? We had the remnants of hurricane Gustav threatening the status quo.
Finally the band got going. We had a good crowd, and the rain held out until 8:30. So it was a mad dash to get the electrical equipment, tables and chairs back inside before they were completely soaked. We went home wet and tired. The cookbook deadline was still looming (actually passed) with at least 6 hours of heavy editing left. Oh well, "I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow. " to quote Scarlet O'Hara in Gone With The Wind.