Necessity is the Mother of Invention.
Or is it
Your Mother Invented Necessity?
I can never remember.
But anyway, to move this along, I have an announcement: I've Had an Idea.
Now, that's not to say I've never had one before. I have. Some better than others. The Chief keeps a list, I believe, of some of the most memorable ones. But I'd appreciate it if no one asked him about it, because for some reason he only puts certain ones on there, and they're usually not my favorites.
I just know though, that y'all are going to like this one.
I can feel it.
Several times I've mentioned that The Chief sometimes very politely accuses me of trying to kill him with cookies and cakes and OTHERSUCHSTUFF.
And well, I can understand. Not the attempting to do him bodily harm part, just the concern about the health effects of the two of us being responsible for NOT WASTING the baked goods I make in order to showcase the recipe here on the blog.
So I was wondering... (and I've seen something similar on another website) how it might work if all of you thought about people you know who might be just as pleased as punch to receive a little baked goods surprise in the mail.
For example, maybe you know someone who has had a recent bout of illness, or the extended illness of a family member. Or perhaps a friend who has lost their job or has been on a job hunt LIKE FOREVER. Or maybe your neighbor who has just been down in the dumps and needs to know that someone out there is thinking about them.
I would let y'all "nominate" people for several days and then I'll choose one and pack and ship a box of cookies or brownies or whatever I was making for the blog recipe. Of course I would have to limit the shipped items to things that wouldn't melt or be destroyed.
I would include a little note in the box to let them know who suggested them, and why they were receiving the gift. Probably just something like "Quixote was thinking of you and thought you might like this treat...Enjoy!" You know, something short and sweet and not embarrassing or anything.
I would be proud and honored to pay the shipping costs for these "gifts." All that to say, I hope all of the people you nominate aren't in Antarctica.(Insert smiley face)
I hope you understand that even though I certainly don't have to know you personally for you to nominate someone, I can't take nominations from "Anonymous" readers. Because of this, in order to nominate someone, please put a Non-anonymous comment in the comments section right after this post. Please tell us a little bit about the person you think would appreciate the gift (without mentioning any names or other identifying information).
Something like this:
I have a friend who, as a single Mom, is having a really difficult time making ends meet. She's exhausted both mentally and physically. I think a little surprise like this in the mail would really lift her spirits!
My neighbor recently spent two weeks in the hospital but is home now. She's still unable to do a lot around the house and I know her family would appreciate something that didn't come from a fast food restaurant!
After I choose a recipient (by drawing a number or I may get fan-cee and use the random choice computer thingie), I'll announce that on the blog and then ask that whoever suggested that person send me the information necessary to send the gift on it's way!
Let's at least try it. I'll plan to do a recipe post next Thursday ( March 30). You can start suggesting people today!
I may post some type of recipe later this week, but it won't be one that will ship well. So our first gift will go out at the end of next week.
Don't you just LOVE making someone smile?
Have I ever mentioned how many times all of you have made me smile?.