I was in a moderate panic the week leading up to Christmas since some of my gifts, meant for my son’s two preschool teachers, had not arrived. I tracked the packages…and then tracked again. The items should have arrived by Tuesday Dec 21st and I needed them no later than the 23rd for the preschool Christmas party. I had bought a couple candles to give them, but it wasn’t nearly enough (for all they do), and I considered baking two more pound cakes as gifts. This would have been a wonderful solution had I not already baked a dozen (yes, 12) pound cakes for neighbors, school office staff, postal workers, and my regular UPS and FedEx delivery people. The thought of taking out that mixer again was almost enough to have me chasing some Motrin with a glass (or three of wine). Plus, at that point, I hadn’t even begun to wrap gifts & still had a million other things on my ‘to do’ list.
Then, the solution hit me. Perkin’s Restaurant & Bakery had given me a gift card to come in and have a meal with my family. As busy as the week was, I knew a meal wasn’t happening anytime soon, so I decided to take advantage of their Bakery-to-go. I called their Newark, Delaware Liberty Plaza location (where I had frequently eaten while attending University of Delaware and later as an MBNA employee with a site right up the road) and placed an order for two pies for the preschool teachers…and two more to bring to our family parties Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
I was just in time for my last minutes order, try to give them at least 24 hours notice for bakery orders, and order two of the Chocolate Silk pies and two of the Chocolate Peanut butter pies. These were each $12.99, but depending on location and pie type, they range from $9.99-$12.99.
Just in time, Thursday December 23rd, I sent my husband to Newark where he picked up the pies which were boxed, looking delicious, and ready to go. The service staff was quick and helpful, as usual, and had my husband back in time to deliver the goods (and I’m extra thankful that they made is back whole as appealing as they looked).
The teachers were grateful for a tasty treat to share with their families, and my family didn’t object to the pies that I brought unannounced to the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day festivities. I, of course, being plagued with a wheat allergy, could only gaze upon what was surely slices of heaven in pie form, but from what I could understand from my family between bites, they were “amazing.”
So if you’re ever in a pinch, want to really impress some guests, or if you want to bring a hit dish to your next event, call Perkin’s Bakery & bring one of their divine pies! I know I’ll be ordering from them again! You can find the Perkin’s Restaurant & Bakery near you on their restaurant locator online by clicking here. While you’re on their website check out their menu (which has their Bakery selections, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Seniors, Kids and even Specials).
Special thanks to Perkins for the fabulous last minute gift!