Being a hospitable person doesn’t mean that hospitality has to center on food
Being a hospitable person is about being warm and welcoming – wherever you go!
My sister Di is a great example of that. She is hugely involved in her grandsons’ lives, helping her kids out by babysitting – and just by being there for them whenever they need her. She and her husband can’t get enough of these darling kids.
They want to know these boys. To love them. To be a part of their lives. To influence them, crossing the lines of generations.
Di is also a great cook and her adorable grandsons find her cookies mighty tasty. You can tell by the above photo that they love Grandma’s cookies! And Gavin actually helped make the cookies, as he’s very interested in helping in the kitchen!
Yes, my sister does know what true hospitality is.
Her doors are always open.
It’s a beautiful thing.
Di’s Oatmeal Cookies
1 ¾ c flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 ¼ c packed brown sugar
½ c butter; softened
½ c shortening
½ c granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 C quick or old-fashioned oats
2 C semi-sweet Choc chips
1 c coarsely chopped nuts (I used macadamia nuts)
Preheat over to 375.
Combine flour, soda and salt in small bowl. Beat brown sugar, butter, shortening and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until cream. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, morsels and nuts; mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 9-10 min for chewy cookies for 12-13 minutes for crispy cookies.
Di’s Note: I usually bake 1 dozen cookies and the rest of the dough I roll into balls and freeze. I place the balls in Ziploc bags and keep in the freezer for when I’m ready to make fresh, hot cookies. Place frozen balls on cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes at 375.
Sandy's Note: My sis and I must think alike! I do the same thing with cookie dough. Roll and freeze, just like I did with my Snicker Doodles.
I am blessed by my sis, and her beautiful family.