Hello Red Couch Readers. I just wanted to give you a peek of some cookies we made last night. My daughter and her friend are going to San Antonio for FCCLA Nationals in July. They won first place in Food Innovations at the State FCCLA competition. Some of the funds for the trip are paid for by their high school and by the state FCCLA organizations, but, alas, they must earn the rest.
They are selling these cookies at their high school to earn money for their trip to San Antonio.
The mascot at their high school is a dinosaur. They are called the Carbon Dinos. The big blocked C's are for Carbon High School. The high school colors are blue and white, and we added a bit of violet to provide some additional color. I learned at Cookie Con to use what I would call "themed colors," in other words, don't use every color in your cupboard.:). Last year, their mascot, the Carbon Dino, received second place in the nation, in a contest conducted by USA Today, for best high school mascot. The first place high school mascot was the Orphans from Centralia, Illinois.
My youngest, Talley, made Dina the dinosaur. I love her and her pearl necklace. I hope that Dina sells today.
Yesterday was their first sale date. They did pretty well. One male purchaser asked, in high school parlance, "How the h--- did you make these?" They got a chuckle out of that.
In order to go to San Antonio, they will have to sell lots of cookies! We all love the decorating process and it is so fun for the four of us to decorate together. This is a time for free expression. No mother telling them to do this or do that. There IS a mother telling them to try things, to experiment ,and express themselves. I like that kind of mother, and should be it more often. As we sit down to decorate, the chatter lessens somewhat, and we get into a "Zen-like" creative state. Love it!
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