We had Son’s birthday party last night – he turned two. 30 people were invited, and even RSVP’d. 20 people actually showed up. I bought 32 hotdogs, had some beef sausage in the fridge, and bought 40 hotdog buns. I bought 5 two-litres of soda. I cooked up ten potatoes worth of potato salad, had the cake, along with 30 extra cupcakes. I sent people home with the cupcakes, so I only have six of those left. Somebody through out a whole slice of cake, but even so, I still have 4 slices in the fridge. But even worse are the 15 hotdogs/sausages, 20 something buns, 4 servings of potato salad, and 4.5 litres of soda! Now three of my guests arrived with the announcement they were trying vegetarianism for a month, so they brought their own “Smart Dogs;” this I understand, but just wish I’d been told before I bought 4 hotdogs for them. The rest must be my fault. I grossly underestimated how effective the “buying in litres vs buying in cans” strategy would be, and I overestimated how many hotdogs people would eat.
The question now is what do I do so as not to waste all those left overs!