Wednesday, January 02, 2008

sooo... no one has my address yet

so you know this isn't me trying to guilt anyone into baking. this is one of those "more for me to look back upon later" posts. anyways, we didn't really get "Christmas" this year. i mean, we got it, everyone gets the 25th of December, but because we were so busy and flying and blah-blah-blah it was just kinda there. and then it was past. and we didn't really notice it or miss it much. i'm sure the other guys who celebrate the holiday thought about it quietly like me, prayed for family and loved ones and said "thanks", but there wasn't alot of hooplah. and to be honest, that's really, really nice in it's own way if you're Christian. amazing to take some of the commercialism out of it and quietly reflect upon it.

anyways, we were just cruising along, when all of a sudden the people that we're replacing started to bring out their leftovers. they're going home, so they just decided to share. all sorts of homemade fudge, cookies and different candies and things. and we devoured. and what's funny about it, is that most of us are a little older and have been out of the house for awhile. so it's not like this is the first time we've been without. mom's have kinda slacked off on their baking when the kids moved out and when they come back to visit, don't do as much in the kitchen. or they visit us and we're helpless. so we were all eating lots of sweet treats. and then they were gone. the look of sadness on everyone's face as they turn away from the empty goodie table is really kinda funny. i guess when i go home, i'm gonna have to raid mom's recipe box and learn to make alot of this stuff for myself. the one thing i haven't seen yet are the homemade uhm. whatever you call them. they taste just like peanut butter cups. i remember one of my aunts making them. in the glass pyrex 9x13 or whatever pan. the peanut butter on the bottom, and then the melted chocolate poured and spread on top. and then when it FINALLY cooled off enough to eat, fighting for the edge pieces because they always had more chocolate from where it clung to the sides of the pan. and how it's crack and break into little pieces once it hardened.

on the plus side, the PX here started selling electric blankets today! i got one for me and my buddy. whoo-hoo!


Blogger Bubblewench said...

Thank god for the electric blankets! Glad to hear you're going to be warmer!

I know how to make those peanut butter chocolate thingies! aka Peanut Butter fudge brownies. Could send you some, or I can just be lazy and send you a box full of tastykakes....

10:30 AM  
Blogger courtney said...

And yet, the address is still not in the post. I'll bake you whatever you want. I am a really good baker.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Paige Jennifer said...

Ditto to Courtney though I'm a crappy baker. I once made banana bread, baked the ingredients for three hours unclear as to why it was soupy and then realized I forgot flour. My bad.

12:34 PM  
Blogger PUNFOUNDED said...

ditto for me as well.. I am an awesome cook.. And, my little first grade darlings in my class are learning to write letters and they are dying to send you guys some love from WV... Really they are... I told them we could possibly be writing to you guys and they freaked... so waiting anxiously for the addy... Thanks for all you do Sean... DG...

3:24 PM  
Blogger TC said...

I was going to say what courtney did... we can't send you anything without an address. Cough it up.

6:59 AM  
Blogger Loving Annie said...

Yeay on the electri blankets !

Okay, I'm a total sucker.

If you think they won't get stale (is there such a thing as next day air to where you are ???) if you e-mail me your address, I'll make you 6 dozen double chocolate chip with chopped walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts and macadamias cookies this weekend.

It'll probably weigh 3 - 5 pounds in the plastic box put in the corrugated cardboard box for proper mailing :)

See now, you've already got cookies coming from 3 different women...

7:49 PM  
Blogger Teena said...

Sounds like a fun garage sale :)

9:37 PM  
Blogger Loving Annie said...

I can do it this weekend. Hope to hear from you today !

8:17 AM  
Blogger courtney said...

What you need is one of those Food Saver vacuum sealer things, which will keep them hermetically sealed and fresh during transport. That would probably work the best.

Sean, the women here will keep you in baked goods for your entire tour. And tastykakes. Submit to the crack, dude, you KNOW you want it;)

9:37 AM  
Blogger julie said...

I'll send you yummy cookies... just email me your address!

2:45 PM  
Blogger Shoshana said...

I still have fear of electric blankets...what if it kills me?

BTW, my family would love to sendyour home baoked goods, and if not, store bought good which is similar to homebaked.

Leave me a comment with your e-mail...I'll get your address there.

7:14 PM  

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