Last week, when I received an email from the Family Readiness Group asking for baked goods for a Bake Auction, I was really excited! — Finally! Something I can do!
When you are a stay at home mom of many small children, being a volunteer is challenging! I love volunteering my time to better our community, but I prefer not to put my children in daycare to do it. Because then I would be paying to volunteer… and I find that hard to rationalize!
I decide to donate an Apple Rosette pie, Engineer Guidon Flag Sugar Cookies, No Bake Reindeer Poop Cookies, and my husband’s favorite – Chocolate Pudding pie. (I’ll be blogging these recipes this week!)
This Bake Auction was a complete success earning almost $700 in about 30 minutes!
This was mostly because the Command also provided incentives! They assigned numbers to the baked goods which coordinated with a list of freebies such as 4-day passes (take Friday and Monday off). So no one knew what was being auctioned with the baked item! When a winner was pronounced, they announced the freebie!
All the money that was raised goes back into the FRG so we can plan events such as an Easter Egg Hunt this spring or buy the food to host a summer potluck picnic in the park! So besides getting a yummy dessert, and the chance to win some extra vacation time, all the money goes back into programs to support the soldiers and families. Everyone wins!
No Bake Cookies
1/2c. butter (1 stick)
2c. granulated sugar
1/2c. cocoa powder
Boil for 1 minute
1/2c. peanut butter (JIF)
3c. quick cooking oats (9 packets)
Mix together. Drop by spoonfuls onto parchment paper.
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