Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gift Giving Idea's for Food Storage Giving

Soooo......Family gifts this time of year become the bane of my existence....
A.What the CRAP do you give people that won't end up being re-gifted (I so know you all do it)...

 B. You only can buy so many Board Games and large cans of Gourmet Popcorn.
C. In this economy you really want to give a gift that will be used....

Soooo I decided to give Food Storage Meals....

Here is the Menu and links to the recipe's (simply print them out on index cards and attach to grouped ingredients):

Corn Chowder
Corn Bread
Pumpkin Cookies

 What you will need to buy:
2 cans Cream of Potato Soup
1 can Clam Chowder
1 can Whole Corn (or give your own frozen sweet corn)
1 small bad of Spice cake mix
1small bag of chocolate chips
1 small can of Libby's Pumpkin
Corn Meal
Baking Powder
Jar or Gallon Baggie for Corn Bread Mix.

I did this for 3 family gifts. Along with a homemade Snow globe of their family....
Total cost about $15.00

Merry Christmas ya'll.

California Cornbread Mix in a Jar recipe

I found this recipe here.

This is a sweet, cake-like corn bread that is delicious with honey butter.

2 cups Bisquick baking mix
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder

In a large glass or ceramic bowl, stir all the ingredients together. Store in an airtight container/jar.

Attach to jar if giving as a gift:

California Corn Bread

Serves 4 to 6

1 jar California Corn Bread Mix
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the cornbread mix in a large mixing bowl and add the eggs, milk and butter. Blend until the mixture is smooth. Poor into a greased 8-inch square baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.