Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Little Care Package

Sweet Daughter won't be home for Thanksgiving. It will leave a big hole at our table Thanksgiving Day. I know she is working hard and on a very limited budget.
I also know that
her apartment is cute, but there are no extra $$ for decorating.

The other challenge is space and the idea that it all has to be moved back here in less than 3 years now. ( yup! I'm counting the months) So, I thought that I would send her a little care package. All mostly consumable stuff. An inexpensive fall wreath. A yummy smelling Pumpkin Pie Spice candle, fall tea towels, Thanksgiving napkins and finally homemade chocolate chip cookies.

Here's the recipe for the cookies:

  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1tsp cinnamon

Combine and set aside.

  • 2 sticks butter, (room temp)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla
In a large mixing bowl cream butter. Add sugars, beat until smooth. Add vanilla and eggs. Beat until creamy smooth.

  • 6oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6oz white chocolate chips
Begin to add flour mixture, a little at a time to the sugar mixture. Continue to beat and add until completely combined. Fold in chips.

I used an ice cream scoop and placed on an ungreased cookie pan. Bake for about 15 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven.

I hope you enjoy these, Sweetie! And I hope that the rest of the package reminds you just a little of home. We love & miss you!!!!


Quick Reminder!

Don't forget this Friday is our third Fresh Cut Friday!

I will have the linky tool up at by 8:00PM Thursday night (maybe before).

Another reminder.....Participating in the party is the 5th way to get your name in the pot for your choice of one of the evergreen arrangements below.

Enjoy your week!


Blue Creek Home said...

I know one girl who is going to be excited when she picks up her mail.

We used to do that when the girls were away. They always called immediately to thank us.

The recipe sounds scrumptious!

Terri Gordon said...

Oh what a wonderful care package for your daughter. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day. Terri

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Liz Sweetie...
What a beautiful share this morning. Oh my won't she be happy when she receives this little box of love? It is just perfect right down to the napkins. I love sending care packages.

Have a gorgeous day sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Nanette said...

Hi Liz,
She is going to love the care package. Such a nice way to let her know you will be thinking of her!

Blondie's Journal said...

Liz, you are the sweetest. Your daughter is going to love your wonderful care package! Don't you wish you could see her face when she opens it? Big hugs to you!


Kit said...

You are a very sweet Mommy! She is going to love all her treats and treasures. Kit

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry your daughter won't be home for Thanksgiving.:( She will enjoy all her goodies you sent , though. It's the perfect Fall dose of TLC.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a cute idea! My son will not be home for Christmas or Thanksgiving this year. he moved to DC and started a new job and will not have any time off. You just inspired me to send a Thanksgiving care package. Thank you


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

oh liz, i so know how you are feeling inside not having your beautiful daughter able to come home for thanksgiving. you are so sweet to send her a loving care package from home. these are so important and will be greatly appreciated, especially with homemade cookies.

sending you a hug,

Decor To Adore said...

You win the mother of decorating award. So sweet!

I am helping out a fellow blogger in need by hosting an online auction tomorrow. I would love for you to come by and take a peek and perhaps join in.

Janna said...

Oooooh I can't wait for this to come in the mail!! Those look yummmmmmy!!! :) Thanks Mama!