How would you explain ‘a little of everything’ in the context?
Independence Day, the town boiling with parades for the Revolution. At school the cretins performed in costume: traditional dances, impaired by the absence of girls. The teachers made a Patriotism Banquet: rice in the colors of the flag, red and green salsa. Cups of rice water, sugared almonds, a little of everything, and of nothing quite enough. At the head of the table by the bowl of pomegranates, Señora Bartolome had put a note: Take only one, our Lord Jesus is watching!
A second note appeared at the foot of the table beside the sugared almonds: Take all you want, Jesus is looking at the pomegranates. The other boys laughed and spit rice water.
How would you explain ‘a little of everything’ in ‘Cups of rice water, sugared almonds, a little of everything, and of nothing quite enough’?
Does it mean the rice water and sugared almonds were little, OR there were many another things except the rice water and sugared almonds, though very little?