Union - Recipes Shared
The St. James Mothers'
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Cookies for Mailing
SOFTENER: To restore
moisture to hardened brown sugar, place the sugar in an airtight container
together with a large apple slice or a piece of bread.
Or warm sugar in the oven for a few minutes until a soft texture
returns, then keep it fresh and moist by storing in a tightly closed bag
in the refrigerator.
CASHEWS: Store nuts
in the refrigerator in airtight containers to keep them fresh for holiday
eating and baking.
SUBSTITUTE: Use 2 or
3 teaspoons of vinegar or lemon juice plus milk to equal ¾ to 1 cup of
SCENTS: Let the
fragrance of Christmas drift through the house. Put 3 cups of water in a pot, add a tablespoon of whole
cloves plus two or three sticks of cinnamon, a few citrus peels, and a
teaspoon each of ground nutmeg and ground ginger.
Bring mixture to a boil, then let it simmer on stove on low.
COOKIES FOR MAILING: Package cookies in heavy boxes lined with plastic or
foil. Make generous cushions
of filler, such as plastic bubble wrap, foam packing pieces, and crumpled
tissue paper. Wrap cookies in
plastic singly or in pairs – back to back.
Start with the sturdiest cookies in the bottom, then add a layer of
filler. Continue layering cookies and filler, and end with more
filler to prevent the cookies from shifting.
Insert a card with the recipient’s address. Tape the box shut with strapping tape and mark it
SUGAR: Fill a quart
jar with 4 cups sugar. Cut a
“vanilla bean” in half lengthwise and insert both halves into sugar.
Secure lid and store in a cool, dry place for several weeks before
using. Will keep
TOOTH PICK: to remind
you to pick out the good qualities in other people.
RUBBER BAND: to remind
you to be flexible; things may not always go the way we want, but they
always work out.
BAND-AID: to remind you
to heal hurt feelings, yours or someone else’s.
PENCIL: to remind you
to list your “blessings”.
AN ERASER: to remind
you that “everyone” makes mistakes and it’s “OK”.
GLUE: to remind you to
stick with it; if you do, you can accomplish anything.
A MINT: to remind you
you’re worth a mint.
A CANDY KISS: to remind
you that everyone needs a kiss or a hug every day, especially children.
A TEA BAG: to remind
you to take time for “yourself”; you’ve earned it.
There are only two
lasting bequests we can give our children: one is roots, the other wings.