Monday, February 13, 2012

Secret Family Recipe Revealed.


My weekending post will be up later today. I've been pondering being a working mother since Friday from all the of the clicking I did over at Kelly's blog. What I have to say is not ground breaking. It's simply a memory I have of my own working mother here at Valentine's Day. I thought it might help out some of you ladies short on time this evening.

My mom worked at the neighborhood elementary school I, and then my brother, attended. (We're 6 years apart.) Back in the day when children could have parties in school, one Valentine's Day I wanted to take treats at last minute. My mom marched into the grocery store, bought pre-made sugar cookies, then iced and decorated them. While you may think that's too semi-homemade, I thought it was brilliant.

I still do.

So on this day before Valentine's Day, I'm letting you in on the little secret family recipe. I still take these in to my Co-Workers every year for my "party at school." Feel free to make your own sugar cookies, use a mix, or just buy them pre-made in the store. Add a can of strawberry frosting and some of those Valentine hearts that will probably be picked off and tossed aside (at least, that's what I do with them.)

My mother (and dad too!) never missed a beat when it came to my brother and me. She was just "mom" to us, and I never gave a thought to whether she was working or not. Every year when I make these cookies, I'm taken back to a much simpler time in my life.

So if you're in a hurry tonight and need treats for tomorrow, you'll find this simple, delicious, and quite festive!

10 comments:

  1. Such a sweet post. I think this says a lot about your mom!
    Cookies are cute too :)

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  2. She is a great mom! Hope your cookies turned out great!!!

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  3. Valentines parties are alive and well at our school! : ) In fact, the number one activity during the party is to frost and decorate pre-made heart shaped cookies! Love the story about your mom.

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    1. I am so glad to hear it! Here in Texas they can't be called "parties" in public school. Ridiculous!

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  4. I made these last week for our small group from church and it made me think of you!

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  5. Oh the things you kids remember! No one here to make them for this year, so my 1st graders will be decorating them tomorrow. We're going to write a "how-to" paper on it afterward. Yes, I bought the cookies at the store! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Love,
    Mom

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    1. Some things will never change! Hahaha!

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  6. What a great idea! Hope you enjoy them today. :)

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