I love to bake, and I often bake muffins--but lots of times, my very picky family doesn't eat them and it ends up being just me eating the batch. (And I don't make freaky weird kinds, either--and I know the muffins are tasty because I like them and because I've had my sister and parents try them before and they've always enjoyed all the kinds I've made. So, I know it isn't an issue of bad baking--my family is just super picky...but that's another topic.
Anyway, lots of times, after my two sons each try half a muffin (I always give them a half at first for them to taste--I don't tell them this, but I don't want each of them wasting an entire muffin if they don't like them...I'm too frugal for that!
) and my husband sometimes tries one (or sometimes not), then no one else touches them except me. And if I don't happen to see any family that week, I can't give any away and share them. So, how should I approach this?
Like take the batch I made today--it made 21 muffins. Should I immediately freeze a dozen or so of them? And, if so, what is the best way to do that, as I've never done that before? And, is there a good way to store muffins at room temperature so that they don't become all sticky? I know if the container is tightly sealed, they get all sticky. Or should I put them in the fridge? Would that help or not?
Geesh, this wouldn't even be a problem in most households my size...we have four people all the time, and then my stepson comes over a lot, bringing at least one friend. In most households, the baker would be more worried about trying to bake enough to make sure they lasted, right? And I've given up trying to bake things just to please everyone else--been there, tried that. I bake what I feel like baking, what I have a taste for, and I try to encourage my young sons (ages 4 and 5) to try new things.
Ahhhhh, the joys of motherhood, right?