Home for the Holiday -Friday’s addition:
Welcome to my Home for the Holidays but maybe you are going away for the Holidays or going to a holiday party?
Today’s post is all about Hostess gifts: Some idea’s you can make yourself:
- Bouquet of flowers in a vase.
- Boxed candies.
- Potted plant.
- Bottles of wine.
- Tin of cookies.
- Decorator candles.
- Guest soaps.
- Flavored vinegars.
Homemade Candy :
- 30 crushed peppermint hard candies
- , 1 1/2 pounds milk chocolate candy, coarsely chopped
- 1 1/2 pounds white chocolate, chopped
- 1 teaspoon oil-based peppermint flavoring, or to taste
- Spread 1/3 of the peppermint candy over a 9×13-inch baking pan lined with wax paper.
- Melt the milk chocolate in the top of a double boiler over just-barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, just until melted. Pour the melted chocolate over peppermint candy in the prepared pan. Sprinkle another 1/3 of the candy on top of the milk chocolate. Refrigerate until the chocolate hardens, about 30 minutes.
- Melt the white chocolate in the top of a double boiler over just-barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Stir in the oil-based peppermint flavoring. Pour the white chocolate over the milk chocolate, then spread the remaining 1/3 peppermint candy on top.
- Refrigerate until the white chocolate hardens, about 30 minutes. Cut or break into pieces to serve.
- Homemade cookies are great also.
Wine and Wine Tag :
Grab a great bottle of wine to share and make fun tags for your bottles.
A basket of Seasonal bath & body products:
I grab containers from the Dollar store and filled them with homemade bath and beauty products. You can match the holiday or your hostess likes.
Cranberry Vinegar :
- 3/4 cup white vinegar
- 3/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
In a saucepan, bring all ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until the cranberries burst. Cool. Strain through a fine sieve into sterilized bottles or jars. Seal tightly. Discard cranberries and cinnamon stick. Chill until ready to use in your vinegar-and-oil salad dressing.