Saturday, February 6, 2010

Always be prepared

Recently, our church has been working on forming an emergency preparedness plan that would provide help and strategies for our congregation in the event of a major disaster. They've divided us into groups based on our geographic proximity to one another, and the Husband is our team captain.

So last night, we got our group together to help form our team plan. In true Stie form, I provided sustenance in the best way I know how:

In sugar cookie form:



In red velvet cake pop form:



In peanut butter cup cookie form:



In chocolate peanut butter chip cheesecake form:



And in my most favorite of all, coconut cake form:


I feel confident in saying we will be the most prepared group of them all.

Or the fattest.

Honestly though, either one works for me.

36 comments:

Michael said...

Man, I hope you have a huge group, 'cause that is A LOT of dessert.

Rochelleht said...

Holy freakin' COW!! That's my kind of emergency!

Jen said...

I definitely want to be in your group. Yum!

Annemarie said...

Our (boring) group did nothing like this. Gheesh.
I think I might have to orchestrate another meeting and follow your plan.

the wrath of khandrea said...

i can't even wrap my mind around that much sweet stuff. or the preparation that went into it.

wow.

Stefani said...

I wanna be in your group!

Christy said...

Why, oh why, can't I be in your ward?

Lauren's blog said...

Those are the absolute CUTEST Valentine's Day cookies I have ever seen!!!

Jessica said...

That's my favorite form of food storage...stomach (and thigh and butt and upper arm) storage. Those little Utah skinnies would have nothing to draw from. Me? Years of sustenance.

I think we need those great food storage recipes, esp. the cheesecake one.

I need to be prepared, after all.

Travelin'Oma said...

Our group is NOT prepared. Our captain is 85 years old and we had a surprise fire drill. BORING.

Linsey said...

I am in a food coma just looking at all that deliciousness. And all so professional looking -- you got skilz girl!

Woman Interrupted said...

That was so selfless of you to slave over the oven for two days. And a mighty fine way of showing God's love, I might add.

Keep the glucose meter handy when you enjoy the leftovers!

Jennifer said...

I'm selling my house and moving to your neighborhood. I'm having an emergency!!! I need a to-go box!!

Tia Juana said...

Oh Bless You! Bless You! Bless You! You do not know how this makes my heart sing! I was going to make cookies for the team captain that got their plans done the fastest but, it looks like my cookies will not even compare to that of yours!

I think the next step is to have YOU be the Ward Emergency Preparedness Specialist!!!

Bless You!

And, I love you.

Meggan said...

Just to make all jealous. It was wonderful. And she even sent everyone home with plate. I know this time next year I will shed a small tear, because I know the greatness of a Stie Spread. But for now, I revel in having you as a friend. Bake on, oh master of all things sweet! You are awesome. Best church meeting ever. My waistline can attest.

Emily said...

Our plan is to have enough gas to get us to St. Louis, where I now know we will be well taken care of, as if I ever had any question :)

Tristan said...

I am so coming to your meeting :) Damn girl!

Michelle said...

get on an airplane. I need you here for Valentine's Day.

brooke said...

What the? Any one of those would have been a major feet for me. They all are look beautiful and delicious.

The funny thing about this, is I stockpile cake mixes and choc chips and baking supplies but I am totally low on real food supplies. In a real emergency, I probably will be making cake and cookies, etc.

Kari said...

Oh my goodness, I'm drooling over all your baked goodies. They are so pretty and look yummy.

What a wonderful idea that you guys are doing - we should all work to be more prepared for emergencies (speaking from experience - we've lost power and water a few times in the last year and I was totally unprepared. Didn't have a single battery in the house and limited supply of bottled water).

jessica said...

I'm sure they tasted as fabulous as they looked. Those red velvet pops are screaming at me! YUM!

Chatter said...

When that disaster strikes I'll be calling you :). I don't know how you do it Stie! Yum, yum!
Chandra

Paula Tomey-Allen said...

You're killing my diet!

SM said...

OMG everything looks so good!!
congrats on being so prepared.
I love how all your stuff always looks SO NEAT! You are my hero.

Lauren in GA said...

You are amazing. Way to be concerned for your team members. Your efforts will save many lives...and enhance them.

Your parting line was hilarious. How is it possible to have such great comedic timing...even in the written word. I love it.

Jeanelle said...

Love the way you prepare. That cheesecake looks fantastic. Did you like the cake pops? I wasn't that crazy about them after all of the work...

Cynthia said...

I agree - Congratulations on being so prepared! Perfect for valentine's week.I am going to make some of these for our book club meeting next weekend, although I have no realistic expectations of them looking like yours.

The warrior in me said...

OMG! I'm so hungry now, i could eat up my screen! You made ALL of that? I'm coming to get you, just so you can enjoy your cooking n i'll do the eating- GLADLY :)

danandcindy said...

I'm sure there will be plenty of time during the big emergency to make your little cake suckers.

shilo said...

WHY AM I NOT ON YOUR TEAM??? Can I be an honorary member? Or maybe our teams could join forces. I only live 15 minutes away. That's close enough, right?

Cindy said...

What beautiful treats! Maybe for your next full-time job you could be a professional dessert maker. Great job!

Cindy in AZ said...

Why oh why must you show those yummy desserts when you can't share with me! I want some of those cookies! I love sugar cookies!

Jayci said...

Um...can I be apart of your congregation?

Jenibelle said...

Dang...my powdered milk, butter buds and huge amounts of potato pearls PALE in light of your food storage. If I share my wheat (and even have a mill to grind it) will you bake?


Hanging my lowly head in shame as I gaze upon my cans of peaches and canned hamburger.....

Red Velvet pops are definitely on my new food storage list. Do they have those at the cannery?

Anonymous said...

No fair! I was dealt a bad hand. How come I'm not on your team for the Emergency Preparedness?!?

Amanda D said...

Man! I want to live in your neighborhood. Wow...