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What can I send?

My boyfriend is military and gets mail 3 days a week. I try to send him something every week or two when I don't get to see him. He is here in the states and it takes about 5 days for the mail to get to him. He can buy anything he wants, so I generally send pictures or homemade goodies. I'm worried that most food won't keep. I'm running out of ideas now. Any ideas? Also, what specific foods would keep best?

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Asked by camiam81 at 9:35 PM on Mar. 15, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • Jerky, homemade pastries, like cookies, that a relatively dry, chewing gum, chapstick....

    Answer by Adelicious at 9:38 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Banana muffins will keep for a few days. There is an excellent recipe for banana crumb muffins from Also cookies, candy, his favorite drinks like soda, gatorade etc. You can make homemade granola, Rice krispie bars homemade.

    Answer by Bamzakarat at 9:57 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Girl Scout Cookies! We donate to the troops every year! If you need a few boxes contact me and we can arrange to get them sent to your boyfriend. We are taking orders and delivering now. Certain kinds can't be sent because of the chocolate...but most travel great!


    Answer by lradant at 10:46 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Cookies or cakes in a jar (just the dry ingredients and a recipe). Home made jams/jellies/salsa. What ever is new now that he might not have seen yet (new candy, gum, chips)

    Answer by Kimedbs at 8:14 AM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • cookies, cupcakes, a book or other reading material, gum, chips, chocolate if he likes it anything homemade pretty much also

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 10:30 AM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • Muffins, cookies

    Answer by sstepph at 8:32 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

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