Very impressed with you guys and your spreads…and esp. the homemade yogurt Ellen!
Chicago, yes I was thinking the same thing about things being opened in a private apt. Currently I leave the Land of Lakes Mini Moo Moos individual creamers. The don’t even require refrigeration. I do leave the large liquid bottles of Nestle flavored creamers that guests leave behind. But I do chuck any open bottles of milk, juice if I can’t use them myself.
I am considering turning an efficiency above a garage into a rental and was toying with the idea of providing a nice spread, and it giving me a competitive advantage. I have access to a discount grocery store - love this place - and you can get things for more than half price that you would pay at the Walmart grocery store. Only problem is some of the items are very close to the sell by or expiration date. As long as guests don’t look then it will be okay. They have really great steals. If guests think I am spending all this money on their breakfast and really it is so cheap for me, that will justify a higher price.
This discount grocery often has these kinds of deals:
Johnsonville pack of maple sausage links for $1.50 vs. at least $4 at Walmart. There is a small sink behind the wet bar so I guess they could use that to clean a small counter top cooking appliance.
Very large box of Nature Valley Fruit and Nut trail granola bars for $4.98. Regular price at Sam’s Club is at least $8.50.
Carton of Eggs for $1
Pack of Thomason’s bagels or a bag of the mini bagels for $1 or $1.50. Same price for Pepperidge Farm loaves of honey wheat bread, etc. It won’t matter if it’s not the freshest if they are just going to toast it anyway.
Jars of jelly for fifty cents. Although I would have to get squeeze bottle ones.
They have tons and tons of bulk individual snacks for so cheap too.
But I am thinking with a box of cereal and milk that guests would not want to use something open unless it was in the host’s home - then it would be expected to be shared by everyone.
And the cereal is so cheap too! Any thoughts on if I just put out some cereal in a clear glass jar and refilled it every time?
Thanks for all the responses.