Oct. 14, 2010 10:30 pm
Updated: Oct. 16, 2010 1:19 am
I'm determined this holiday season to "make" as many gifts as I can for local friends... oh and the neighbors all get a "goodie bag" mid December(ish.) I've saved many a rec to my recipe box, have some old faithful goodies I've made for years, but during
the past couple of weeks, I've been pondering... just what to make (besides cookies etc) to give to caring friends, especially those who are... shall I be "polite" and say, "cooking challenged?"
Of late, I've saved from AR a number of recipes for things like "cookie mix" or "soup" in a jar, but there really must be more! I've also thought about making trail mix and granola bars for a few in particular, but I'm still faced with something for a dear
friend, who I swear eats nothing but beef and potatoes! No wonder her body has "issues!"
So, plain and simple, "Do you have a favorite home-made gift that you like to give during the Holidays?"
Cookies and breads are an old standby, the "in a jar" mixes are not foreign to me, but still, I'm coming up short, I think! So, meantime, I have been baking as much as I can, but this far have only 4 batches of yummies in the freezer... for once, I'm not waiting
until late November to begin! I've even considered putting together some sort of "bath salts," thinking of my mom, of course, but then can't think of anyone locally who actually "soaks in the tub" anymore! Sis, neice, and mom will get the usual catalog stuff,
as to keep me from needing to hassle the post office in Dec!
I'm also wondering if I made granola bars now and froze them, if they'd thaw well? For that quandry, I'm holding off, although I do have the ingredients on hand, just put the sunflower kernels in the freezer...
So, folks, guess I'm just "holiday crazy," while still attempting to keep the house together... although we are out of sandwich bread for lunches, and are dangerously low on milk. While I blew off getting to a store today, I guess that means that I MUST, MUST,
MUST bite the bullet and venture out come Friday afternoon!