Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Food Gifts

It's been my tradition, each Christmas,  to make something homemade for all our church people. Since it's something I need to make a LOT of - it's not usually something huge - just a little something to say "Merry Christmas with Love."
This year I made up a homemade hot chocolate mix and paired it with mini oatmeal/chocolate chip cookies.  It's a lot more work than it appears to be, and it ended up taking me 1 whole day to get them all done!
For the 'Peppermint Hot Chocolate' I used a recipe from this website.
The batch I made for my husbands co-workers (and their families) included these yummy (and darling) Waffle Iron Cookies
 --- click here for the recipe from the Something Edible blog
Though it was fun - it was also a lot of work -- I'm glad to have one more "big" project checked off my list!

Here's a photo of mini pumpkin breads I did a few years ago for Christmas gifts --
I also have several things in my "Gift Ideas" folder on Pinterest like:
 These cute candy bar wraps from Kerry's Craft Blog
Snowman Popcorn Wrap from Paper Crafts Connection
Fudge in Cookie Cutters from Betty Crocker
Cinnamon Honey Butter from Tidy Mom
Snowman Kisses from Impressions
This post linked to:
Our Sheltering Tree


Little Birdie Blessings said...

You are AMAZING! Your family and congregation is truly blessed. Your friends are as well!! Thanks for being you. ~ Abby

Christa said...

That hot chocolate looks yummy! Have you tried any? I may have to make some. :)

Pamela said...

You have the best ideas! What a kind thing to do for your church families. Lots of love goes into those gifts. I've been wandering around your crochet pintrest and found so many projects I want to try.