I hate throwing jars away, plastic or glass. I was thinking that after they have been washed and the lables removed... there has got to be a way to make a little gift out of them or something. I know you can fill them with cookie mix and put cloth over the lids with a stamped image on top... but does anyone have any other ideas for decorating a jar full of MmMs or something? Something a tad bit more contemporary maybe? Let me know (pictures if you have them!) :) Thanks!
I've made a special French herb and spices mix that I have given away as presents. It's from Julia Child's book "The Art of French Cooking". This mix goes very well with all red meat.
1 tbsp each: bay, clove, mace, nutmeg, paprika, thyme (all dried)
1.5 tsp each: basil, cinnamon, marjoram / oregano, sage savory (all dried)
1/2 cup white (or mixed) peppercorns
Throw everything into a blender or coffee grinder (finest setting) and pulverize.
You are actually giving a great idea here! It's FRENCH. It's COOKING.
There are some jar ideas within this thread that was posted for Christmas Gift ideas....
Sounds yummy, but we in the US don't know what "sponge" is....can you enlighten us??? Is it like a pound cake or something??
If you can put it in a jar, you can gift it is my theory, lol! I made homemade salsa and put into jars. And remember, Gina K has an awesome set of stamps that you could use to label those jars too even! :D Here are the little jars I decorated:
We use them for storage more than anything.
I store my buttons in repurposed Frappachino bottles, LOL! They all match and they look pretty in my craft room.
Another container has our pup's milk bones in it - do you have friends or neighbors who have dogs? Cute gift idea...
I hate throwing out those Frapp bottles. Here is a link to a project I made and keep in my kitchen. I covered the container with patterned file folders (from $1 bin at Michael's).