[Sca-cooks] OOP - Soldier Cookies
caointiarn1 at bresnan.net
Thu Nov 29 19:52:58 PST 2007
What a great idea! I'd like one!
Actually, as I began reading, I thought you were wanting volunteers to send
cookies -- something I have done in the past,
but presently don't know anyone in the military
> OK ... so some of you already have the story ... My son is serving in the
> Air Force, stationed at Hill AFB and on TDY to Qatar. My housemates
> cousin's son is a forward unit Marine, also serving in Iraq. There is a
> lad at Walter Reed AMH who is having a bit of life right now and needed
> some cheering up. Each and every week these lads receive a box of
> home-made cookies. For my son, he takes his box to the hospital at the
> base ans shares it with the service members there. My housemate's
> relative is squad leader and has a group of 11 other boys he is
> responsible for. The lad at Walter Reed shares among his ward mates. Each
> box contains four dozen cookies vacu-sealed and packaged in a box padded
> with wrapped candy. In five weeks, all three lads will be back home in
> their respective homes, and the Soldier Cookies project will be over. I
> have mixed emotions about that.
> Some of the challenges that have become apparent in this process:
> most cookie recipes are for 3 dozen cookies. That is fine for a family of
> four. I mail out 9 dozen cookies a week, plus keep our home cookie jar
> full and extras for the little warm cookie snatchers under my roof.
> Simply doubling the recipe is OK for some, but others do not double well,
> leave off with tripling, quadrupling or bigger. I kept track of the
> changes that I made to each recipe in order to make it biggerererer.
> some cookies just don't ship well. Others require special packaging, and
> all of them need to arrive at their destination two weeks later and still
> taste fresh.
> SO I am considering putting together a book of cookie recipes that will
> ship well and keep well. What do you folks think?
> Jo (Georgia L.) Foster
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