Busy here today preparing our gifts for the wonderful people who work at our church. We all love this day.
From our kids to the other pastors' kids - a tabletop s'more kit.
I found the fun red and white striped parchment paper at World Market.
Baker's twine to hold it all together.
I use these labels for everything. Cut the rounded corners off for a sharper/less Avery-label look.
The clear bags I had were too small. Oh well. It still works... kind of.
The kids loved assembling these. A can of Sterno fuel, a cellophane bag of marshmallows, a giant chocolate bar, a pack of graham crackers, and some long skewers.
While they did that, I made cranberry-orange granola.
These wooden snowflakes are from Crate and Barrel - came in a pack of 24. So pretty... I wish I bought more.
And we baked piles and piles of our favorite ginger cookies. I'll be packaging those today.
All the "Can I help?" kitchen questions, led me to pull out the oranges and cloves. Pomanders are a favorite, slow-down Christmas activity here. This way we could all be together. It's nearly impossible for all four of us to bake together in our kitchen.
I had to include this photo of Will - so proud of the car he built with his new birthday Lego set. This is a fabulous Creator set, if you need a last minute gift.
Thanks for the great ideas!ReplyDelete
Hope you have a great Christmas w/your family!
I made your recipe for yummy granola for a friend for Christmas. She loved it. I do too. How do you make it orange cranberry?ReplyDelete
And how do you make your pompanders? I've never done it before. Thanks so much for the wonderful blog. LOVE IT!
I went ahead and posted the cranberry-orange granola recipe. Enjoy.
Here is That Artist Woman's post about pomanders: http://www.thatartistwoman.org/2008/11/how-to-make-christmas-orange-pomander.html
Merry Christmas to you!
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.ReplyDelete
I didn't mention that I made homemade vanilla extract for gifts this year too. Between you and Soule mama, I've done well with homemade gifts. Thanks again.