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    Son in Iraq, need recipes for items that ship well.

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    Chef Mike in Indy
    Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:08 pm
    Semi-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.
    Neven Mrgan
    Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:14 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Here is one recipe that always makes to Iraq, but never makes it back.

    This recipe is taken from “Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book”

    1 cup shortening (part butter or margarine)
    1 ˝ cups brown sugar, packed
    2 eggs
    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 pm 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 am
    Newbie "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, ”We can help!”
    Rudolph the red-nose reindeer stepped out from the crowd
    He said the reindeer have made “little gifts” 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!"

    “Reindeer Poop” Rum Balls
    1 ½ 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.
    pinky kookie
    Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:03 pm Groupie

    Thanks for sharing that cute poem and the “Reindeer Poop” recipe, Regina. icon_biggrin.gif icon_wink.gif

    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.

    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!

    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.

    pinky kookie - 30 Apr 2010 16:13 - Groupie
    You can find the right cookies and bars and the correct way to ship them in these Websites. Here are the links:

    Rita~ 02 Nov 2007 15:34 - Forum Host

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    And also you can check out this other one:


    Red Chef Mama - 06 Jul 2010 21:01 - 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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