Okay, picture this… two very tired 3rd grade teachers on a Friday afternoon trying to figure out how to celebrate the February staff birthdays. Mind you, this is after dealing with 27 eight and nine year olds (each), with about 3 of them (per class) throwing attitude/hissy fits. Good times.
In truth, that is a very true story but I didn’t mention the 24 or so (each) delightfully sweet kids we teach. Regardless, we truly do love them all (which frustrates us to no end because the 3 or so students who are trying to give us wrinkles and gray hairs are endearing too).
Anyhoo, I digress. My incredibly gifted, kick arse teaching partner and I are in charge of bringing snacks tomorrow. I hate this kind of team/community building stuff because of the pressure alone. Who wants to spend $1200 on snacks (okay, just a bit of an exaggeration) on a staff celebration when we don’t even all get to hang out together because of recess timing?
With that said, I LOVE when other people are in charge of this because I am the first in line with my paper plate tapping in my hand impatiently as they set up the treats. I never said I’m fair or logical.
We decided to divide and conquer. I made a big coffee cake plus these crazy delicious lemon blueberry muffins while my friend is bringing juices and cheeses and crackers and loveliness.
Hopefully the birthday kids will feel loved.
Bakery Style Lemon Blueberry Muffins (recipe care of thecafesucrefarine.com)
Crumb topping: 5 tablespoons butter (melted), ½ cup sugar, ½ cup flour, ½ cup oatmeal, 1/4 teaspoon salt