But if you ask my kids they would say no, I'm not an expert. Care packages come far and few between.
Although when I took my son to NY at the start of the semester, things changed a bit. The idea of him on the East Coast while we were on the West Coast (this was before we moved to STL) made me realize that I should bridge the long distance. And sending care packages was the way to go.
Ok, maybe I over did it because as soon as I deplaned that day, (coming from NY) I went straight to the post office and sent him a box full of stuff from home. Oh my you should have seen how my girls reacted... haha!
No, I'm not playing favorites (hmmm do I see eyebrows raising?) But in my defense both of my girls live within driving distance... so seeing them or being with them is easy. And the thought of them being near made me neglect the "mom-sending-care-packages" part.
Now that we live in the Midwest, I have to make sure that I send to all three of them, no more excuses haha!
I'm progressing quite well. And the best part of it is hearing my son say: " Mom I was surprised to see the box with my name on it. It felt like Christmas opening the box!"
Oh well, if you would please excuse me, I have to run to the Post Office...
Pumpkin Yema Balls (adapted from AsiaRecipe.com)
Yema is a sweet treat popular in the Philippines. I found this recipe from Asia Recipe online which added mashed potatoes in their recipe. That gave me the idea that it will work with pumpkin too. Verdict? I'm afraid I have nothing left to mail anymore as the yema balls disappeared faster than I could make them. LOL!
1 can condensed milk
1/2 can pumpkin puree
1 tbsp plain flour
a pinch of salt
Combine all the ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Cook in a double boiler. Continue stirring until it thickens. It took me about 25 minutes. Let it cool. I actually put it in the fridge overnight. Roll into balls. Sprinkle sugar to lightly coat the yema balls.