We had a busy weekend filled with normal activities… soccer, birthday party, and even a little sledding! This past weekend had one more notable activity… the hubby’s Dad and Stepmom came to visit for the 1st time in almost 4 years. His job took him overseas for a couple years and getting back was difficult. So, now they are back stateside and wanted to visit the grandkids (and I guess us too)! Everyone had fun catching up.
From experience, I know our visitors are early birds… hubby and I definitely are not! Even though our guests would be up before us (and possibly before the sun as well), I wanted them to be able to have their morning coffee and a little to eat before we stumbled out of bed. As a guest, there is nothing worse than rummaging through cabinets in someone else’s kitchen trying to find everything! To alleviate this issue, I set up a little coffee/muffin tray for their convenience.
The tray contained mugs, instant Starbucks coffee, sugar, spoons, and a note directing them to the creamer in the refrigerator. It also contained muffins I discovered a couple weeks ago when looking for a quick and healthy recipe. They are blueberry-banana muffins and have all sorts of healthy ingredients like wheat flour, rolled oats, flaxseed, blueberries and bananas! Of course I found it via Pinterest on “Lady Behind the Curtain”… check out the recipe here!
The muffins were a huge hit as was the tray! Getting an extra hour sleep was nice while my in-laws were able to play with the kids and we snoozed a bit later! I highly suggest trying this the next time early bird guests are in town!!!