Okay, here are a few more recipes for drink mixes that you can put in a jar and give as Christmas gifts.
Spiced Mocha Mix
2 cups sweetened cocoa mix
1/3 cup instant coffee crystals
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Combine cocoa mix, coffee, and cinnamon. Stir thoroughly. Store in airtight containers. Makes 2 1/4 cups mix.
Directions to pack with mix: For one serving, combine 3 Tablesppons mix with 2/3 cup boining water in a cup.
Hot Tea Mix
1- 9 oz jar orange flavor breakfast drink powder (1 1/4 cups)
3/4 cup iced tea mix with lemon and sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Store in airtight containers. Makes 2 cups mix.
Directions to pack with mix: For one serving, combine 2 tablesppons mix with 1 cup boiling water in a cup.
Another idea is to make homemade Christmas ornaments to give to family and/or friends. I usually try to hit the stores right after Christmas is over, that way I can buy several boxes of plain colored glass ball ornaments real cheap.
Using a paint pen/marker write something special on the ornaments. I usually write a "Christmas" word (ie:peace, joy, etc.).
On the other side I write "Love Ray & Jill" with the year right under our names. Then I usually do little stars all over.
I have done these for at least the past 5 or 6 years for our kids. That way when they move out on their own, they will have a few ornaments to hang on their tree.
I also did this for my friend when she got married. As a matter of fact, I just got an e-mail from Sascha yesterday. Their tree fell over the other night and thank goodness only 3 ornaments broke. One of the 3 was the one I made for them the year they got married.
Don't worry Sascha, I don't know when I will get it done and mailed out to you, but you will get another one.
Last night I made 2 batches of Chex mix for our Christmas party. I don't think it will last until the 17th. Oh I am not worried about it staying fresh, I am worried about there being any left, lol. So I suppose I will make some more today along with some of the baking I will be doing. Didn't I just get done with a bunch of baking and cooking? LOL
I also got some of the fillo (or is it phyllo?) dough yesterday. I've heard that you can use that to make some goodies or appetizers. I will be off searching the internet today for some recipes for that.
Well, I guess that is all for now. I hope you find some of this useful and visiting me today wasn't a complete waste of your time.
I just want to add that my thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the 8 year old boy killed in last nights tragedy at the Chicago airport.