So. Y’know those moments that you work so very hard for? Those times when you have placed your entire heart and soul into a mere few hours of an event, program or dinner?
Well, last night was one of those times.
For many, many years, we have had the honor to host the Camp Emunah Touring Shluchos 10th grade summer program. It is always a highlight of our summer as we tap into the incredible energy found deep within this fun loving, upbeat group.
Last night, however was a bit different as I had the most beautiful experience to host my very own daughter who is participating in this very program she basically grew up with.
And yes, apart from feeling a bit
old incredulous that I am witnessing a full circle before my very own eyes, I was simply moved and so very grateful.
Grateful that not only my ankle has healed enough to bake, cook, decorate and host but grateful to see my daughter at this stage in life, so happy and so full of energy, the kind that reminds me of those teen days, I now reminisce about.
One of the things I like to do is send off the girls with a favor. This year I decided to package two extra large cookies per girl (that’s 100 cookies!!) and pack them in the most adorable cookie boxes! (I know…I never even knew there was such a thing!).
I must tell you, they were a hit and oh so cute!
Simply (or maybe not so simply) bake 100 cookies of your choice. Use a large cookie dough scoop and package the cookies with food grade tissue paper and bakers twine if you wish , and a label for personalization.
Here’s the resources:
Cookie Recipe (I use Earth Balance margarine and skip the cranberries and fleur de sel)