Have you started thinking about gifts for Christmas yet? I just did some kitchen crafting with the holidays in mind. Gifts of food are always tasteful (double entendre intended). Festive hand done packaging and labeling complete the presentation.
I've been playing with a couple of recipes for DIY favorite food mixes. Today it was a healthier take on long grain and wild rice mix. I want the rich herb flavor that comes out of our favorite commercial brand, but less salt and smaller portion size.
Most of the copycat recipes for long grain and wild rice herb blends use a hefty proportion of "Spike" herb mix. Since I didn't have any on hand, I went looking for Spike recipes too. Would you believe that wonderful concoction contains over 15 different herbs and spices? I'm up to 17, but may add more as taste tests progress.
The mix is pretty darn tasty already. My very picky hubby agrees.
The eight bags of two servings each will allow ample testing and tweaking. Each meal size pack cost one-quarter the price of one commercial brand box.
When I'm ready to make the actual gift bags, I'll use plainer bags (without the Ziploc logo)and add an artful crafty bag topper (yet to be created).
Here's your Home Ec homework for today. Post your numbered answers in the comments.
1. Would you like me to post my recipes?
2. Do you have any food gift ideas you'd like to work on?
3. Do you have any fun food mix recipes to share that would make good gifts?
Relevant links (to Pinterest, a blog or website - even your own) are welcome.