December 19, 2008

Operation Baking GALS: Team Go Terps!

Wow. That is all I can say about my amazing Baking GALS team of 25 fan-freaking-tabulous bakers! I put the call out to some friends, a few message boards, and of course, on Facebook and we put together the biggest Baking GALS team of Round 5!

Our soldier is Brett, and his sister, Lindsay, was part of our baking team as well. Hopefully, Brett has started receiving some of the packages by now, and I'm sure he is one popular guy. Brett, if you're reading this, keep an eye out for about 25 packages in all! They'll be coming your way (wherever that is) for the next few weeks, so enjoy!

To all my wonderful bakers - THANK YOU! I was so excited to receive such an enthusiastic response from friends. I know that Lindsay truly appreciates your hard work, and I know that Brett will, too, as soon as he opens that first box. Thank you to all of your kids, as well! Many of you sent me adorable pictures of you baking with your little munchkins, so good job kids!

Here are some of the oh-so-awesome, often imitated, but never duplicated, bakers of Team Go Terps!

  • Lindsay B. baked brownies, cookies and mini-cupcakes and sent along a can of frosting and sprinkles for decorations
  • Kate L. and her daughter baked cookies and sent a whole care package

  • Sara E. baked and decorated oatmeal cookies, and then had her students bake snowman cookies

  • Kim G. baked gingersnap cookies

  • Melissa D. and Shauna baked oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

  • Michelle O. baked gingerbread cookies, cranberry-lemon cookies and a great care package

  • Jessica T. made fruit loop candy, puppy chow, and Rice Krispie treats

  • Alicia W. and her adorable helpers baked brownies and sugar cookies

  • Colleen C. baked peanut butter and sugar cookies

  • Cara baked Big Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies and Spicy Baked Pretzels

  • Shelly G. baked a huge assortment of cookies with her family

  • Sheri W. baked Oatmeal Scotchies and Glazed Pecans

    • Laura S. baked snickerdoodles

    • Courtney R. baked snickerdoodles, M&M cookies and Swedish almond cardamom cookies

    • Emily E. (and Owen) baked cookies

    • Kari S. baked cookies

    • Ginny S. baked gingerbread cookies

    • Elena H. baked chocolate chip cookies, jam thumbprints and whole care package

    • Megan G. baked chocolate chip cookies and sugar cookies

    • Amy S. baked peanut butter cookies and Christmas swirl chip cookies

    • Rachel N. baked Ritz cracker cookies, chocolate PB chip cookies, sugar cookies, Nutella cookies, and snickerdoodles


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    I mailed on December 8th and it looks like they got there on the 17th and 18th. I got the following note back from Brett:


    I just got your Christmas care package. Thank you so much! It's great to get a taste of home out here. I haven't had anything homemade in far too long, much less delicious cookies. I can't believe they made it here in this good of condition. All those paper towels works very well. I work in our company command post, so I've been sharing the wealth with all of our Soldiers who come to get their mail. They love them, too. Have a great holiday season!

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    What a fabulous care package!! Way to go :)

    Cristine said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

    How wonderful!!! Operation Baking Gals is AWESOME! I'm sure your soldier will be one happy guy very soon!

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    I received a message from Brett on Christmas day! Thanks for putting this all together!

    -Shelly G.