Sunday, November 9, 2014

Christmas gift from the kitchen

 Last year I was helping my girls pack to move into their own apartment. That when I notice that they had keep all the gifts that I made for them for Christmas over the years.  Yet I could find little left that had been bought. When talking to friends they seem to remember the stuff people made rather then thing that were purchased.
So this year I decide to make homemade gifts instead of buying them. They seem to mean more to the person receiving them then something bought from the store.

 This one is a cheap yet wonderful Christmas gift for a friend who loves soup. The cup was $1.50 and the whisk was $2 at the General dollar store.The ribbon was $1 for 9 feet from the Dollar store.
Recipe for the soup:
4 cups instant milk
4 tbs dried minced onion
8 tbs corn starch
8 tbs low sodium  chicken bullion granules
3 tsp dry basil
3 tsp thyme
1 tsp pepper
1/2 to 3/4 cup dehydrated broccoli
3 tbs cheddar cheese powder
Mix well
 Cooking directions:
 Add 1 cup mix with 2 1/2 cups water. Cook over med heat for 7 minutes . If it is to thick for you just add a little more water.
 To wrap it up as a gift place 1 cup  of mix in a plastic bag  and put in cup of your choice . Add a card with  directions on it.   Tie your whisk on with a little ribbon.

Short cut: If you don't want  or have the stuff to make the soup ,just buy a package of any dry Bear Creek soup ( any dry soup will work) and place in the plastic bag with their directions.


  1. This is a nice idea. Do you dehydrate your own broccoli for it? I've never dehydrated it before. I do have dried minced onions on hand though.

  2. I love this idea and you've given us a gift and recipe!

    1. Yes Kristina I do dehydrate my own broccoli. But you can make up the dry mix then add frozen broccoli to it.

  3. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing at the Homestead Blog Hop! :)