Thursday, December 15

sharing holiday cheer

i'm hoping that the kids are old enough to begin understanding that its just as much fun to give gifts as it is to receive them. 
yesterday we (and by we, i mean me) made some treats to take to a few of our friends from church.
i had been thinking for quite some time of something thats easy, cheap, but creative to give and then it hit me while listening to cheesy christmas music (feliz navidad)...
not very many people give salsa for christmas, so its a little fun and a little different.
and then the tags popped into my head and then the cute little jars and red stripes and i just got carried away with it.
well, i think the jars turned out pretty great!

i love 'em. 
which is good because the salsa only turned out so-so. 
and, i didn't have enough for all the people i had in mind.
so rather than buying more stuff for mediocre salsa, i decided to try something different.

candy cane truffles!
you can eat them plain or pour some hot milk over them and stir to make hot chocolate.
and their wrapping turned out fun too.
which, again is a good thing, because the truffles themselves certainly won't win any prizes.

now the fun part!
 we are going to deliver these bad boys when we pick jack up from school today.
I'm going to try and convince him to wear a santa hat.
we'll see how that goes...


Larissa said...

just enjoyed a truffle in hot milk as suggested- yum yum yummy! thank you Brower fam! (lis :)

Steve and Donna said...

always the creative one :)

Carrie said...

very cute ideas!!

Kandie said...

As soon as you left, I asked Steve why I can't be more like you!! I was blown away by your creativity and deliciousness.

Smith Family said...

You are amazing! I don't know any other way to put it!