Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Allison: Cookie of the Month Club

Not bad, Lisa!!  Your man is pretty great.   He's helped me out many times.  I'll vouch for him.  :)

Happy Father's Day Week, everyone!  I'm so excited to celebrate (aka gush about) the amazing fathers in my life!  I was blessed with an outstanding father.  I have turned to him countless times when I've needed words of wisdom or a voice of reason.  He is the greatest man I know and I love him very much.

Having this kind of father, raised the bar pretty high when looking for the future father of my children.  It took me awhile longer than most of my sisters, but I did it!  My husband is the most amazing example to me of kindness, compassion and unconditional love.  He can look at me when I'm sleep deprived, unshowered and irritable and tell me how beautiful I am (with a straight face).  I feel incredibly lucky and so blessed to have him as my eternal partner.

Not only is Brent the best husband in the world, he's also the most amazing father to our little "I".  She LOVES spending time with him, and literally paces the floor until he comes home to play with her each evening.  She trusts him like every little girl should trust her daddy.  The love I see in her eyes for her father, is only matched by Brent's love for his little girl.

I could go on and on, but I'll stop now.  Because I'm still tweaking Brent's gift, I thought I'd share the idea I came up with to honor my father.  I know that I don't express my appreciation enough to him for all that he's done/does for me.  So I found a gift that will keep expressing that gratitude each month this year.  My dad has now been enrolled in "Grandpa's Cookie of the Month" club!!  My idea is to send a dozen cookies each month to his office, along with a note from his granddaughter expressing our love for him.  For this first month, "I" and I are sending him my much loved butterscotch, oatmeal and peanut butter cookies.  The official name of this cookie in the Better Homes and Gardens' cookbook is Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Rounds.  But I have put my own twist on this cookie and renamed them Scotchers.  I've tweaked the recipe a bit too.  Here it is:




I promise... these are amazing!  I look forward to trying new recipes as I run out of my go-to's.  Along with the cookies, I'll send this fun little label with a picture of "I" and a note on the back.  


You can download the Grandpa label here.   I also made an option for a Dad's Cookie of the Month label that you can download and print here.  Sorry about the shadow under the label.  PowerPoint and I are still figuring out how to be friends.  I just cut it off.  Problem solved.  :)
                                      

Everyone have a great week, and enjoy spoiling the men in your life!  


Allison




7 comments:

  1. I love this idea! I would be afraid that I would drop the ball three months in, though. Way to go for being on top of things!!

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    1. Thanks, but I haven't done it yet. Ask me in 3 months how it's going. :) I actually think I'll enjoy an excuse to bake.

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  2. I love the picture of you and dad. It is one of my favorite. Cute cookie label. You know dad will LOVE it too :)

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    1. Thanks... it's one of my favorites too. :) I figured anyone would love getting cookies in the mail. :)

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  3. Nicely done with the gift that keeps on giving! And that recipe sound delicious! You'll have to keep us updated on your cookie choice each month!

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  4. Umm...how does one enroll in cookie of the month? :)

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    1. I'm afraid it's a VERY exclusive club. :)

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