We had a house full of family and friends last weekend who were all here for Courtney's Homecoming festivities. What are Homecoming festivities, you ask? Well, let me tell you what I've learned in the last couple of weeks. Homecoming is not just a dance that you attend - it's a coronation ceremony, it's a parade with floats and convertibles, it's a plethora of photo sessions, it's a football game halftime presentation, it's nail and hair appointments AND it's a dance. It's definitely a week long celebration.
Courtney was chosen to be on the Homecoming court this year and we could not have been more proud. This girl is the complete package: she's smart, she's funny, she's creative, she's athletic, she's a God follower, she's honest and she's beautiful. (Ok, so I am her mom but I am definitely not the only person who feels this way.)
While the demands of last weeks Homecoming events were consuming, I wouldn't have traded it for anything. There were times when I had to leave a house full of family and friends and accompany Courtney. So what do I do when I need to feed dinner to 14 when I can't even be home? I leave them warm pots full of chili on the stove and cookie bars for dessert. (It's a good thing my family doesn't mind serving themselves dinner when they come to my house.)
Want to know my absentee menu?
So here is the recipe for those yummy looking Snickerdoodle bars.
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Bake 25 minutes at 350.
Nothing makes me quite as happy as when my house is filled to capacity with people that I love.
Of course, I documented all of the events of Homecoming week with my camera but you'll have to wait until tomorrow for those pictures. Trust me though - you will want to check in tomorrow to see the pictures.
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