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Son in Iraq, need recipes for items that ship well.Go to page << Previous Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Chef Mike in Indy
Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:08 pmSemi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
When I was in VietNam lo those many years ago, we used to get home made cookies from middle and high school cooking classes. They usually packed them in popcorn, (the real thing) and usually they arrived quickly enough that we ate the corn as well as the cookies. Christmas of 1966 we had so many care packages arriving, we all got 2 or 3 and had cookies for weeks. And they were all greatly appreciated. At that time of the year, when you're so far from home and your loved ones, it's nice to know that somebody somewhere cares about what you're doing for them.
Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:14 amNewbie "Fry Cook" Poster
Here is one recipe that always makes to Iraq, but never makes it back.
SALTED PEANUT CRISPS
This recipe is taken from “Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book”
1 cup shortening (part butter or margarine)
1 ˝ cups brown sugar, packed
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour*
˝ tsp. soda*
1 tsp. salt*
2 cups salted peanuts
Heat oven to 375.
Mix shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla thoroughly.
Combine dry ingredients – flour, soda, salt. Stir into shortening mixture.
Stir in peanuts.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls of dough about 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheet.
Flatten with bottom of greased glass dipped in sugar.
Bake 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
Yield: About 6 dozen 2” cookies.
Military Gifts Specialists provide a wide range of Gifts for soldiers for all branches of the Armed Services.
Ann Marie F
Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:57 pmFood.com Groupie
I posted an extreeemely looong reply in this topic in the Community Cafe forum.
To that looong post I'd like to add portable personal fans, especially those that shoot out a fine mist, for instance Misty Mate. You can get them at places like Target and Walgreens. I have one that requires no batteries. If you send anything battery operated, be sure to to include lots of extra batteries.
Also powdered Gatorade. Plastic spoons in pretty colors.
Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:08 amNewbie "Fry Cook" Poster
My daughter is in Afghanistan, below is poem I wrote with a recipe.
Reindeer Poop for Afghanistan
I went to the North Pole for a meeting with Santa,
I requested special gifts for the troops in Afghanistan.
Now Santa heard me out, but his mission is gifts
For good little boys and girls worldwide.
The population is growing yet resources shrinking.
The elves have been busy, preparing surprises
To put under the trees for Johnny, Betty, David and Sue
With Mommies and Daddies in far away lands.
Fiscal cliffs and austerity measures loom over head,
But as I was leaving the Reindeer cried, â€ťWe can help!â€ť
Rudolph the red-nose reindeer stepped out from the crowd
He said the reindeer have made â€ślittle giftsâ€ť for years.
So I shoveled and scooped the Reindeer Poop
Presents prepared by Donner, Dasher and Blitzen,
Comet, Cupid, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen!
A treat created with love for our troops in Afghanistan!
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-year!"
â€śReindeer Poopâ€ť Rum Balls
1 Â˝ cups walnuts or pecans chopped fine
1 Âľ cups graham cracker or ginger snap crumbs
1 cup powered sugar
1 Tabsp cocoa
1/3 cup light corn syrup or maple syrup
3-6 Tabsp rum
1 Tabsp vanilla
Makes about 3 dozen
Mix ingredients. Form into small balls.
Roll balls into additional powered sugar or cocoa powder.
Store in airtight can, let sit a few weeks before consuming.
Or put a few in zip lock sandwich bags and attach the poem to each bag.
These are great to send in the mail, because they get better over time.
Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:03 pmFood.com Groupie
Thanks for sharing that cute poem and the â€śReindeer Poopâ€ť recipe, Regina.
I have saved all these interesting related Topic Threads about sending baked goods to our heroes and brave soldiers. May Our Lord bless and protect them always.
BAKING FOR SOLDIERS -
FOREVER YOUNG - Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:08 pm
Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
Next week, our company is sending baked goodies to the soldiers in Afganistan. Our boss is over there on the front line. I would appreciate any recipe ideas for cookies or candies or nuts that would stay fairly fresh. It will take about 5 days to get there. I'm looking for something a little different than the typical choco. chip, peanut butter or oatmeal cookie. Thanks so much!
COOKIE, CANDY RECIPES FOR SHIPPING TO A MILITARY SON -
Littlemsk - 03 Feb 2010 00:16 - Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
I have a Son that is deployed and I want to send him some baked goodies. Cookies, candies, etc. I am looking for really tasty good recipes that will stay fresh for shipping. Thanks in advance for all suggestions.
COOKIES THAT WILL SHIP WELL:
pinky kookie - 30 Apr 2010 16:13 - Food.com Groupie
You can find the right cookies and bars and the correct way to ship them in these Websites. Here are the links:
HOW TO SHIP FOODS -
Rita~ 02 Nov 2007 15:34 - Forum Host
SWEET BITS OF INFORMATION! - PART 1 TO 5 -
Rita~ 02 Nov 2007 11:15 = Forum Host
And also you can check out this other one:
THE 40 BEST C00KIE RECIPES FOR SHIPPING:
BAKING TO SHIP OVERSEAS! PLEASE HELP -
Red Chef Mama - 06 Jul 2010 21:01 - Food.com Groupie
My husband is currently deployed to Africa. I baked some peanut butter cookies recently and sent over and they made it just fine, it took 8 days to get there! I have the packaging down so things stay fresh, but I don't want to send the same things all the time. Does anyone have ideas for baked goods that they like that freeze and hold up well? Thank you!
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