April of The 21st Century Housewife and I would like to welcome you to our weekend blog hop: Gallery of Favorites!
Today is Veteran's Day in the US and Remembrance Day in the UK and Canada. Today is set aside so that we can ensure that ALL Veterans know we appreciate their service and sacrifice. On this Veteran's Day, I sit waiting to hear news as to whether my husband will be deployed again. And while I hope that he is not deployed , I know that I will have lots of support if he is!
On this Veteran's Day, I would like to say thank you. Thank you to my loving and supportive family and friends; I am incredibly blessed to have you in my life! Thank you to the American public, who may not always agree with the politicians decisions, but who still support our troops. Thank you to the people who stop my husband on the street, at church, and in airports to thank him for his service. Thank you to everyone who lifts my husband and other service members up in prayer, when you know little about them other than their names and that they are deployed. Thank you to my civilian neighbors who don't know what to say when my husband is deployed, but offer to help with the yard work. And thank you to the American military who provides support and services to the families of our soldiers, so they can focus on their jobs rather than worry about their family.
Thank you to everyone who shared a post last week. There were many lovely and thought provoking posts. This week April and I are featuring two post that would make lovely food gifts, not just for the friends and neighbors, but that would also hold up well if shipped overseas to a soldier.
These Confetti Bars from Brenda's Canadian Kitchen could easily be adapted to any holiday. They would also be a great way to use up all the miscellaneous bits of leftover chocolate chips and nuts.
These Chocolate Fudgy Cookies from Bizzy B Bakes would make a lovely treat any time of year!
Both of these wonderful recipes would make perfect gifts for neighbours, friends and family. They could also be shipped to a solider overseas. If you have never sent baked goods to a soldier, I encourage you to visit The Baking Gals to see how you can send a little bit of home-baked love to service personnel overseas, not just at Christmas, but regularly, all year long. I can tell you that baked goods and homemade candies are always appreciated!
The Gallery of Favorites is a place for you to feature your favorite posts from your own blog. Although April and I both spend a lot of our time writing about food, we do have many other interests and we know our readers do as well. The Gallery of Favorites is a place for all bloggers – not just food bloggers – to share their ideas, interests and passions.