Thursday, November 10, 2011

Homemade Christmas

Are many of you doing a lot of homemade gifts this year? I injured my thumbs and fingers a few years ago, so a lot of hand sewing crafts are out for me. I'm thinking of doing mostly food gifts.

I've done Cookies in a Jar before, but just the other day I found this jar recipe for Rosemary Focaccia Mix. It looks very nice and would be great with homemade dry soup mixes. It also got me thinking about other Bread in a Jar baskets I could do. I'm thinking about doing pizza crust mixes. All they would have to add is warm water and a few tablespoons of oil. I'm wondering if some people wouldn't also appreciate larger jars/containers of homemade Bisquick.

I'm also considering dry homemade mixes, like onion soup mix, or ranch dressing mix.

But, Thanksgiving first! Tomorrow, I hope to get my rolls baked for Thanksgiving, get my sausage/celery/onion mix for dressing frozen, and also get my pie crusts made. I imagine some of you are way, way ahead of me! I do have my potatoes frozen and the ingredients for most things ready.

Have a great day!


  1. Sounds like you've got some great ideas! I think these days busy folks appreciate getting something Homemade!

  2. Ahead of you? I haven't even begun to think about Thanksgiving. I'm a late bloomer. :) blessings, marlene

  3. I like home made gifts, too. We will probably be going to my sons house for Thanksgiving. I will take desert of some kind, sweet potato casserole and rolls and maybe some stuffing.

  4. one year at the nursing home, a patient's daughter made ranch and other types of mixes for the staff. she had them packaged in small baby food jars that were decorated and tied with a ribbon. we all enjoyed them very much. I saw smores in a jar on pinterest.. yum! I have my Thanksgiving menu planned, but haven't cooked anything or prepared ahead of time.

  5. Ooooh~ that sounds like a great idea, Rose Mary! I always enjoyed getting the brownie and cookie mixes in a jar, and one year I even got a soup mix with pasta and dried veggies and it was WONDERFUL!