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
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.