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Gifts of Food (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Posted By Jessica Fisher On November 3, 2010 @ 7:30 pm In Gift Ideas,Good Eats,URS | 24 Comments

Ultimate Recipe Swap [4]

The holiday season is fast approaching. Thanksgiving in three weeks away. Invitations to family get-togethers, church potlucks, office parties, and the like will start trickling in if they haven’t already. And it’s always fun to have a little something to bring to the hostess or to share with friends and coworkers.

And after the Holy Spirit, food is the Great Comforter.

So, what can you make?

Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing many ideas for quick and easy food gifts. And I’m sure today’s link up will provide tons to choose from.

Here are some of my favorites:

[5] Create a tea basket.

Include mugs or teacups, a few packages of tea, sugar cubes, honey straws, even a silver spoon. You might even throw in a bag of cookies or some quick breads. This particular basket cost less than $5 [6]. With a little creative thinking, you can find all kinds of goodies to make a little tea-party-on-the-go.

[7] Take dinner.

You know me, I love a freezer meal [8]. And sometimes friends get inundated with food gifts that need to be consumed right away. This does not contribute to a healthy holiday [9], does it? Instead, gift them with food that can be enjoyed next week! Pop in on Friday for freezer cooking inspiration.

[10]Bundle some goodies.

Bake some cookies, stir up some granola, or mix up a baking mix [11]. Package in a clear gift bag, tie it with a ribbon, and call it good.

If you’ve got a pretty presentation, the food gift will look extra special. Save ribbons and other gift toppers to use for wrapping food gifts. You might even want to keep a box in your pantry for quick and easy gifts.

What kind of food gifts do you like to give?

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[8] love a freezer meal: http://lifeasmom.com/category/good-eats/oamc

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[11] mix up a baking mix: http://goodcheapeats.com/2010/07/make-your-own-mixes/

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