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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Even Less Time Today!

Yesterday I had a few suggestions for those of you who still hadn't started making gifts for Christmas. As of today, there's only 10 days left! Are you starting to panic?

Here's an idea that takes almost no time at all--Mason jar recipe mixes. The biggest expenditure of time is having to battle the traffic to get to the supermarket to purchase a few ingredients. You'll also need some Mason jars, and those probably can be picked up at the supermarket, too.

Look for The Mason Jar Soup-to-Nuts Cookbook by Lonnette Parks [641.5 PAR] at the library to provide simple-to-follow instructions for putting together mixes for buttermilk waffles, golden pecan muffins, barley rice stew, and more.

The book also includes printed directions that can be photocopied and included with the jars that are given as gifts.

You can go the extra mile and add little touches to the jar lids. For example, if you're giving someone the "Good Dog" treats jar, attach a bone shaped cookie cutter, or, if you're gifting the Scottish shortbread jar, tie a plaid ribbon around the lid.

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