Let me start this post by stating that it is full of recipes from my weekend with my punks. I have all of the recipes located at the end of the post, just keep scrolling!
Last week was a bonus week for this Mama, my Raleigh punks came home! They normally only come home during Christmas but one punk couldn’t make it this past holiday so I got a bonus! I literally could not stop smiling last week.
I have been posting Valentine’s goodness for 2 weeks. I have rounded all of them into one post for you. I am helpful like that. Aren’t you glad you are my friend? There is so much goodness here to choose from.
Chocolate Coconut Macaroons are always one of the favorite desserts on the tea party menu whenever I serve them. Some of the ladies asked for the recipe so I thought I would share it with you as well. We all win!!
I am a member of the best Sunday School Class ever!!! We are called “The FOLD”, Following Our Lord Daily. These people are my family. They are the first to show up and the last to leave when there is a need in our class. But please be assured, these friends of mine LOVE to have a good time! Our teacher retired and we honored him at our Valentine Party. Edna and I gifted a dessert table. The class seemed to enjoy it, but then again, they are very easy to please!!
The “Love” day is right around the corner! I love everything pink, red and covered in sprinkles. Sometimes I think I hear the sprinkles talking to me saying things like, “Hey Jody, we need to party, sprinkle on!” “Hey Jody, we need to make these cupcakes cute today, sprinkle on!” “Hey Jody, we can make this bad day you are having better, sprinkle on!” I tend to get way to attached to my sprinkles. Who am I kidding, I am on a first name basis with every appliance, ingredient, cupcake liner, and utensil in my kitchen. I mean, my oven is my BFF!! As a food blogger, I am constantly looking for the latest, greatest and newest food item in my grocery store. As I walked down my favorite aisle, a light started shining brightly guiding me to the very end of the cookie aisle. I kept hearing a voice saying “Go to the Oreo…..the Oreo…..go to the Oreo.”
He wanted Brownies. She wanted Chocolate Chip Cookies. She only wanted to bake one dessert. She wanted to make him happy after working a long hard week in freezing weather in Connecticut. After all, he is a Florida boy. She combined the wants and needs of these two lovebirds. She must be a BRILLIANT woman! This was the day that the Brownie met the Cookie. Brownie + Cookie equals “Brookie”, and Cookie + Brownie equals “Coonie.” Which is it?! I don’t know and I don’t care. All I know is we were two happy people that weekend. We each got what we wanted plus a bonus dessert. A bite into this baby and you get a taste of rich chocolate followed by a chocolate chip cookie. Have a mat on the ground ready to cushion your fall because you just…might…pass…out when you take a bite. At the very least you will groan, moan and your eyes will roll back in your head. It is just that good.
Yesterday I posted about the FOLD’s Christmas party and Christmas cookies I gave as “Lovies”. You can read about that here. I shared Sugar Cookies and Oatmeal Cookies. I thought you might like to know what else was in the “Lovie” box.
Last week my Sunday School Class, the FOLD, held our annual Christmas Party. As usual, their was much laughing, great fellowship, good food, and our annual “Dirty Santa” game. “Dirty Santa” is a game where participants steal gifts from one another trying to end up with the best, or at least not the worst gift. It is so much fun and we do play “dirty”…not down and dirty, just “dirty. I had opened a perfectly adorable snowman teapot that was perfect for me and someone, I won’t name names, stole it from me! It worked out because in the end I went home with a beautiful red Christmas Platter. I love to give “Lovies” at parties. A ‘Lovie” is a little gift that I give out that lets me love on my friends just a little bit more. I set a timer and every 10 minutes or so, the timer goes off, scares everyone out of their skin, a name is drawn and a “Lovie” is presented. For our Christmas party, I gave out little trays of Christmas cookies.