These gifts in a jar have become very popular in the last couple of years. They're great gifts if you have
a tea lover, a hot drink lover, someone who doesn't particularly like to cook but loves a good homemade soup, or someone with
a sweet tooth on your list. You can pretty up the jars/containers, add a nice recipe card and a pretty ribbon, tie on
a few cookie cutters for cookie recipes, give a nice large size mug or some soup bowls to go with your jar gift, maybe a set
of measuring cups and spoons or wooden mixing spoons or some spatulas (you can't have too many of those) -
the possibilities are endless! Just use your imagination.
ALMOND RICE SEASONING MIX
1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
2 tbsp dried parsley
4 1/2 tsp dillweed
1 tbsp dried minced onion
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp celery seed
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp pepper
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to three months.
RECIPE TO GO ALONG WITH JAR GIFT:
3 tbsp almond rice seasoning mix
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup long grain rice
1 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
Shake seasoning mix before measuring. In a large sauce pan bring broth and mix to a boil. Add the rice, butter
and lemon peel. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 15-20 minutes or until broth is absorbed.
TIP: Put cans of chicken broth, boxes of rices, a couple of lemons, and the jar of mix in a pretty basket
for a nice gift.
FLAVORED MOCHA DRINK MIX
1 1/2 cups powdered nondairy creamer
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup instant coffee granules
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
In a bowl, combine first five ingredients; mix well. Divide mixture evenly into two smaller bowls. Add vanilla
extract to one, almond extract to the other; mix well. Store in airtight containers in a cool, dry place for up to 1
RECIPE CARD FOR DRINK MIX:
3 tbsp flavored mocha drink mix
3/4 cup boiling water
Dissolve mix in water, stir well. Top with whipped cream.
HOT RASPBERRY LEMONADE TEA MIX
1 1/2 cups powdered lemonade mix with sugar
1.3 oz raspberry drink mix
1 cup instant tea mix
Mix all three ingredients together in a bowl. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.l
RECIPE CARD TO GO WITH MIX:
1 tsp drink mix
1 cup boiling water
Dissolve mix in water. Enjoy!
TIP: Include a couple of nice, large mugs and maybe a set of coasters with these two drink mixes.
CHICKEN RICE SOUP MIX
2 cups uncooked long grain brown rice
1/2 cup chicken bouillon granules
4 tsp dried tarragon
4 tsp dried parsley flakes
1 tsp white pepper
Combine all ingredients. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
RECIPE CARD TO GO WITH MIX:
2/3 cup soup mix
3 cups water
1 tsp butter
Shake soup mix before measuring. In a large saucepan bring water, butter and soup mix to a boil. Reduce heat,
cover and simmer 30-35 minutes or until rice is tender. Makes 2-3 servings of soup.
TIP: Place in a basket with a couple of soup mugs and matching napkins or maybe a loaf of homemade or bakery bread
for a thoughtful gift.
PEANUT BUTTER CHIP COOKIE MIX
1 pkg. chocolate cake mix
1 cup peanut butter chips
In a 1 quart glass container, layer half the cake mix, all the peanut butter chips, and the other half of the cake mix.
Cover and store in a cool, dry place up to 6 months.
RECIPE TO GO WITH MIX:
4 cups cookie mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
In a large mixing bowl, combine cookie mix, oil and eggs. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches part on ungreased
cookie sheet. Bake at 350 14-16 minutes or until surface cracks. Makes about 2 dozen cookies
TIP: Place in a basket with pretty pot holders and trivets. Another idea would be to give with a cookie jar
or nice serving plate.