Our last two recipes we made to package up for gifts. For the neighbors. The coworkers. A hostess. For friends & family. Cookies and sweet treats are nice. They are very nice. But since a lot of people do holiday baking, it's nice to give gifts that are different.
We started with All Purpose Spice Rub. This rub keeps for up to 6 months. It's sweet & spicy. Perfect on meat, poultry or seafood. The brown sugar in the rub carmelizes and all the spices balance nicely. Yum. I also can't wait try on roasted veggies.
Lastly we made Homeade Mulling Spice. We are mulling spice junkies. Hot apple cider just ain't complete without it. This is so yummy. I keep a big bag in the freezer. No lie. I have not tried mulling spice in red wine but you better believe I am going to this winter. (It's Sarah Walkers favorite. Or was it Kitty's? Did you catch that in the last episode?)
As you've noticed we bought Ball mason jars, got various ribbons, and I printed labels. Then we packaged them up and wrote a special (hand written) message on one side and directions (for the mulling spice) on the other. These were fun, inexpensive and unique gifts. And they've been very fun to give away this holiday season.
And just as my message reads on the jars, May your holidays be warm & your bellies full!
If you're interested in the gift recipes, give me a shout.