Every once in a while our youngest daughter receives a message from her daddy.
"Here's my moon tonight...does yours look the same Kaitlyn? Love you Monkey"
She looks forward to these little messages from her daddy and the picture with his moon.
Time is going by fast but at times it feels like it is going slowly.
These cookie brownies we sent him in the beginning of his deployment have been a favorite over there.
He L.O.V.E.S. these brownies!
He shares with everyone and then has a few left over for himself.
A while back I promised to make him a whole box full of these brownies and ship it out to him.
While our kids were at camp I spent the morning making batches and batches of these brownies. After letting them cool, wrapping them in loads of saran wrap and packaging them in a box....I took them to the post office to ship.
The man at the post office getting the box ready for shipping noticed the inside of Jerome's box.
He asked if I minded if he take a peek. Of course I told him I didn't mind and then he smiled and told me how he had never seen the inside of a shipping box decorated the way that I had.
I told him the kids and I enjoy decorating them for him. And it feels good sending him a little bit more of home.
And as requested from a few of his friends over there, here is the recipe -
Reese Chocolate Chip Brownies.
Use a square muffin style pan. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Spoon chocolate chip cookie dough into the bottom of each square, then press flat.
Unwrap a Reese cup and place upside down in the center of each square.
Make your brownie mix according to the directions on the box.
Pour brownie mix into each square until about 3/4 full.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
The brownie squares will look a little moist in the center, but after trial and error I have found that 20 minutes is good. Any longer in my oven and they are burnt brownies:)
Let cookies cool.
For packaging, I let the cookie brownies cool COMPLETELY.
I wrap each one in saran wrap. Then wrap three at a time in a long piece of saran wrap. Then I place several of these brownies wrapped into a ziploc bag.