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My best friend and her family live 5 hours away in Ohio. We only get to see each other a few times a year, and it is no fun! We are both busy with life and don’t keep in touch as much as we should. So how can I make the most of our time together? Why a friendship basket featuring DOVE® Fruit, of course!
My best is so much better at the long-distance friendship than I am. I think it is because she has the craft-talent gene and I don’t. She can make all kinds of fancy cards, and is a whiz at scrapbooking.
But that is no excuse for me! She and her family are coming out at the end of this month, so I will have a special treat waiting just for her.
So here are a few ideas to help bridge the distance between you and your long-distance friend.
Nurturing A Long-Distance Friendship With DOVE® Fruit:
- Send a card! This is the easiest way to stay in touch! And if you are really talented like my best friend, you can make your own cards!
- Create a care basket to send. Fill it with your friend’s favorite things, and send it off in the mail. Or, if you are lucky like me, present it in person. My bestie and her family are coming to visit at the end of the month, so I will be able to give it to her in person! Yeah! I have it filled with a few things I know she will love, and put it in a fun container!
- Use DOVE® Fruit cranberries to create a sweet-treat to share. I used a simple banana muffin recipe and added the DOVE® Fruit cranberry to it to make a yummy breakfast treat to share when they are out.
I was able to get everything I needed for my friendship cranberry muffins during a recent shopping trip to Walmart. The DOVE® Fruit comes in 3 flavors and I found them in a display right at the end of the aisle. Love the convenience!
To make the muffins, I simply took a boxed banana muffin mix, and made as directed. If you have your own muffin recipe, then you can use that as well! I dropped several of the DOVE® Fruit cranberries into the batter right before I popped them in the oven. I didn’t even put them in muffin tins because I didn’t want the standard muffin shape.
I let them bake as directed, and then as soon as I pulled them out of the oven, I stuck another DOVE® Fruit cranberry on top! The chocolate melted a bit, and the taste combination is amazing!
I can’t wait to sit with my bestie and have a cup of coffee, enjoy the muffins, and do lots of catching up!
Did you like that recipe? Be sure to see more great DOVE® Fruit recipe ideas on the DOVE® Fruit Social Hub. And, because we all like to save, click here to download a coupon to save on your DOVE® purchase.
Being far away from a best friend is never easy. I hope these ideas will inspire you to reach out and keep in touch with a long-distance friend.