Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Homemade Gifts

Last week I celebrated my 39th birthday. I think I'm handling it well. The only major change is that I cut and colored my hair. We'll see if the big 40 next year will be a mid life crisis for me or not. I did appreciate the phone calls, e-mails, b-day cards and knocks on my door with a little something for me, from my dear friends. I feel truly blessed to be loved and thought of so dearly.

I thought I'd brag about this gift from my dear friend April, because it was homemade and would be simple to make and give to others for the holidays. It is homemade Double Chocolate Cocoa. She put it in this really tall ginormous glass that can hold a gallon size Ziploc bag full of cocoa. There are different types of recipes you could use too.

I too have made them as Christmas gifts about five years ago for family and put them in snowman jars. You can put the cocoa in mason jars or in a cute jar or glass like this one that maybe you can find at a thrift store. Add a little ribbon and card with instructions and there you go. Thrifty and delicious. Keep a look out for what I have in store for the ginormous glass my cocoa came in. Can you guess what I'm going to do with it?

Hot Cocoa Recipe
10 cups dry powdered milk
4 3/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 3/4 cups powdered non-dairy creamer
1 tsp salt
Mix all together and store in an airtight container. Makes about 15 cups of mix or 45 servings. For one serving add 1/3 cup cocoa mix with 3/4 cups of boiling water, stir and enjoy. You may want to add mini marshmallows or a dollop of whip cream on top.


NEW FAMILY said...

I think that home made gifts take takes time and thought and I Love them. I am proud of April to squeeze that in when she is so busy and it is very creative! As for the glass, I think that it would make a lovly fruit bowl or something.

April said...

I did it! I got on Angie's blog!! Ha Ha! Thanks for picturing that. I knew you would come up with something creative to fill it. I look forward to seeing what Christmas decore it will hold. Love ya.April