Monday, November 10, 2008

Say it ain't so!

Has it REALLY been 2 WEEKS since I last wrote here??? Guess I've been too busy with the craziness that is my life to realize!

Well I wanted to let you all know about a recipe I tried that was AMAZING! Now I do NOT claim to be Suzy Homemaker by any stretch of the imagination, so when I made this Apple Butter I think Dave was quite shocked. (In a good way!) Since we are having a 'light' Christmas this year and scaling back on purchases for others, this might be an idea for me to make for people.

As Christmas draws ever closer, and along with it my sister's wedding, I'm getting busier and busier so I am going to start working on gifts probably this week or next. Like I said, we are going 'light' so most if not all gifts will be homemade. I don't want to do too much food, because almost all my family is on diets and my Dad can't have any carbs so most holiday snacks are out for him. I'm thinking about doing a "Coffee/Tea Basket" for most people.

I found a bunch of different recipes for making Coffee and Tea mixes that you just add water to, along with homemade flavored coffee syrups, and maybe biscotti? Then for those that don't like coffee or tea I could make the apple butter and some soup mixes or something.

What do you think? Is it too cheap sounding, or do you think people will like it????


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great idea to me, Jenna! We're scaling back this year, too. I have a bunch of old Christmas cookie recipes that I was planning to use and give our families big tins of cookies, along with a homemade hot chocolate recipe. I checked out your apple butter recipe and I bet it would be a nice addition to their gifts! Your ideas for tea, coffee, and soup mixes sound yummy!!

Anonymous said...

Whoops, I just noticed my full name doesn't show up.. this is Erin (Dail) McCuller. :)

nshek said...

i think people appreciate it more when you put thought and effort into your gifts.

Jenna said...

I hope so!