By Chicken Wrangler Sara
Our school secretary/business administrator is a wonderful lady. I’ve always known that the school secretary is the one who runs the school, and that is never truer than in a small private school. When she was gone for a few days taking care of her husband it took 4 people to do her job.
She has two grandsons who were in my music classes when they were at the school. They frequently visit so I keep an eye out at the food pantry for things they might enjoy. Each week I stop by the school on my way home to deliver whatever prizes I have found.
Last Friday Mary had a prize for me. She had been working at a garage sale and found a basket of cookie cutters. Among them was this:She immediately thought of me.
I was thrilled. I have quite a collection of cookie cutters – thanks to my mother – but a chicken was not among them.
Over the weekend, along with canning 6 pints of tomato sauce, 6 pints of spiced apples, 4 half pints of apple butter, and freezing 10 cups of mashed sweet potatoes, I made chicken cookies.
I took them to school and left them in the teacher workroom with a note explaining that they were chicken cookies – sugar cookies shaped like chickens, not cookies made from chicken. At least one teacher was glad for the clarification.
Sarah, you go girl. I love your ways. The old ways. Where in your part of the country did you find all that fresh produce to ‘put up’?
The produce is what is left over after the food distribution I help with on Fridays. Rather than send it to the dumpster I load it in the truck and bring it home. If I don’t use it, someone else will. There are several in my circle of friends who also enjoy the “old ways.” We need to all stick together :-)
Thanks for the encouragement.
I love sugar cookies, and those look positively yummy! Didn’t even need the clarification…
Thanks. The recipe is from my mom so they are wonderful. Seeing the picture makes me think I need to make some more :-)