Friday, June 27, 2008

The Goody Basket

Every 4th of July, my grandmother would take the 5 hour drive with us and come to the cottage for a week. She'd bring her recipe cards, a coffee can full of "chocolate bits" cookies (announcing the number of cookies in the can when she arrived...92) and The Goody Basket. A lidded wooden basket full of Tootsie Rolls, Smarties, Milky Ways, Lollipops, Taffy and Caramels. 

We needed something "from the goody basket" all the time. During card games, before dinner, after was always easy to catch someone chewing as they left that corner of the kitchen. 

As I was packing for the holiday weekend yesterday, I realized I had my own goody basket, except my goodies are crafts. It is brimming with all the projects I want to work on over the 4th. 

The only thing it is missing is a box of Junior Mints!


MmeBenaut said...

Ah, that's what grandmothers were for - treats. I had a step-nanna who would have us over for dinner on Sunday after church. She always had cream cakes and chocolates and things that we rarely had at home. She was a rather large lady - about 300 lbs! My mother told me that she ate a whole block of chocolate in bed every night while reading her book.
Of course these days we're all watching our weight and those days seem to have passed us by so I understand the junior mints! One of my favourites is licorice allsorts - I could eat those all day.

Anne Reeves said...

I think that cooking and baking is a wonderful way to spoil someone. Yea for your step-nana! Sweet treats are what people remember!