A Happy Home is a #GoodeHome! Putting the #GoodeMail together for May was a little more challenging than usual – yet it came together. My goal is to bring you something fun that meshes with my #GoodePartner’s business too. And Lela being a realtor and Norwex consultant, #GoodeHome was a must theme! And then chatting with Stacy Krems from Sweet Rolling Pins about ideas – #WhipItGoode spoons came to life! And while that all sounds easy, the real feelings came from when I found the Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix and starting to remember my childhood.
Baking cookies was a regular thing in the #GoodeHousehold. Peanut Butter cookies and Chocolate Chip cookies were the favorites. Mom taught us about reading the ingredients, preparing everything ahead of time – like taking the butter out before dinner so it would be soft for mixing up the cookies after dinner. Mom loved putting a glass in the freezer for the milk to be extra cold for those yummy hot cookies. Cookies were fun and easy to make. And much later on, I discovered a recipe that included adding in butterscotch and white chocolate chips too. Well, these ended up being my mom’s favorite cookies. She requested them when we would get together. And if it was during her visit to me, she always left with a baggie full of them. Usually one or two really made it home.
The last time I saw my mom was June 2020 – in the middle of Covid – after driving 12 hours to see her and my dad. And I made this special batch of cookies just for her – from memory! And it was probably the best batch that I ever made.
How perfect is it that this whipped up a #GoodeMemory of my mom as we approach Mother’s Day. It will be my first one without her and yet these memories make me feel like she is still here with me everyday.
I hope that you enjoy a little kitchen time with your family as the memories will continue on for many more years.
PS: I couldn’t find a picture of my mom and I baking – but this is a special picture of the first time I took her flying after I earned my private pilot’s license – and it was for Mother’s Day in 2012.