Charitable giving through baking #FamilyMeals

Last Updated on October 8, 2018 by Diane Hoffmaster

There are a lot of people in this world who work hard every day and rarely even get a thank you for their hard work. Police officers, fire fighters, teachers, nurses, and the list goes on… Sometimes, just a moment out of  your day, a kind word, a handshake, or a plate of cookies helps them make it through their day with a smile on their face. Remember, kids model what they see their parents doing. If you say thank you, you will get thank yous from your children. If you offer a kind word or a helpful hand, you will see your children follow your lead. I got my children together and we baked cookies for the nursing home staff. This is the nursing home my son’s Cub Scout pack visits at Christmas with homemade cards for the staff and residents. Pick an organization that is close to your heart and consider bringing them a little something to brighten their day!
In preparation for my Charitable Giving Through Baking, I headed to Walmart for a number of Conagra products that I needed. Unfortunately, it was the day before a major snow storm and we were about to be homebound for days. Mass panic at Walmart made my journey slightly more difficult but I found all the ingredients I needed! We made Peanutbutter Fudge Bars. Here is the recipe:


1. In a bowl, combine cake mix, peanut butter, egg and oil. Spray a 13 x 9 inch pan with PAM to prevent sticking. Press two-thirds of the mixture into the 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
2. In a heavy saucepan, heat the milk, chocolate chips and butter over low heat; stir until blended. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Here are the kids in front of the nursing home where we took our cookies. They were a little concerned about the ambulance in front of the building but everything was okay inside and we chatted with the nurses and my son shook hands with several of the residents. I heard a number of them remark about what a nice boy he is…made me very proud! My daughter was a little bit quieter and hung out by my side for most of the time.
Hopefully, we brightened the day for a few of the residents and nurses. I know my kids and I enjoyed ourselves and I am glad we tackled this project. I hope you take a few minutes out of your week to cook with your kids and maybe donate a little something to a person who is overworked and under appreciated!
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  2. We were searching for the best cookie recipe and came across your website! Is it bad that I just licked my monitor? Looooks yummy!

  3. my kids and I licked the bowl…I think it tasted better than your moniter 🙂

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