Use a 1 quart, wide-mouth canning jar. Dump the bread cubes into jar. Combine all the seasonings well and place in a resealable plastic bag. Set the bag aside. Seal and decorate the jar, and attach the recipe tag. Attach the bag of seasonings to the jar with a ribbon.
Stuffing Mix You will need: 1 c. water 2 tbsp. butter Place the water, butter and seasonings in a pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and add the bread cubes. Lightly mix. Cover and let stand a few minutes, then toss with a fork. Serve.
Post by carnation037 on Oct 2, 2002 15:37:39 GMT -6
Microwave Play Dough in a Jar
2 c. all purpose flour 1 c. salt 2 tbsps. cream of tartar for fruit flavored : use 1 or 2 packages of unsweetened flavored drink mix for chocolate flavored: replace flour with cocoa powder
Use a 1 quart, wide-mouth canning jar. Combine flour, salt, cream of tartar, and pick the flavor /color you want. Pour the mixture into the jar, packing firmly. Seal and decorate jar, adding cookie cutters, and attach recipe tag.
Microwave Playdough (You may name the dough by the flavor you use.) You will need: 2 c. water 2 tbsps. baby oil Pour jar contents into a large bowl. Add the water and baby oil and mix well. If doing this with a child, be sure to supervise. Place mixture into microwave for about 4 minutes, stopping every 40 seconds or so to stir. Stir until a ball forms and put back into microwave until you have completed the 4 minutes time. Let cool. Play! Store in refrigerator or in an airtight container.
Post by carnation037 on Oct 10, 2002 20:12:22 GMT -6
Candy Cane or Peaches + Cream Bath Salts
for the Candy Cane Bath Salts: 8 c. + 8 c. Epsom Salts, separated 3 c. + 3 c. sea salt, separated 1/4 tsp. + 1/4 tsp. glycerin, separated 7 drops + 7 drops peppermint essential oil 14 drops red food color
for the Peaches and Cream Bath Salts: 8 c. + 8 c. Epsom Salts, separated 3 c. + 3 c. sea salt, separated 1/4 tsp. + 1/4 tsp. glycerin, separated 7 drops + 7 drops essential oil 7 drops + 7 drops orange food color
Use 12, 12oz. canning jars for either mix. Pour 8 cups Epsom Salt in a large bowl. Add 3 c. sea salt and mix well. Add 1/4 tsp. glycerin to every 7 drops of essential oil. Add food coloring and blend well. In another large bowl, pour 8 c. Epsom Salt. Add 3 c. sea salt and mix well. Add 1/4 tsp. glycerin to every 7 drops of essential oil and blend well. Alternate colored mixture and white mixture while adding the salts to the jar. Seal and decorate the jars, and attach recipe tags.
Attach the recipe tags to the jars depending on which flavor: Candy Cane Bath Salts (or) Peaches and Cream Bath Salts Add desired amount of bath salts, relax and enjoy!
Post by carnation037 on Oct 10, 2002 20:16:27 GMT -6
Basic Bath Salts Mix
1 cup Epsom salt 1 cup salt 1 cup baking soda
Use a one quart, wide-mouth canning jar or container. Use a large bowl to combine the Epsom salt, salt, and baking soda. Mix well. Pour into jar. Seal and decorate the jar and attach the tag to the jar. If desired, you may add a miniture bottle of fragrance oil, attached to the jar.
Bath Salts Relax in a warm tub with these bath salts. Pour in desired amount of bath salts. Drop in a few drops of scented oil and enjoy the aroma therapy while soaking in bath salts.
Post by carnation037 on Oct 10, 2002 20:23:50 GMT -6
Basic Bubble Bath Recipe
2 cups grated soap 1 gallon water 1/2 cup glycerin 2 cups shampoo scented oil
You can use several canning jars for this recipe. (Store in several containers or one large sealed container.) Combine the water, 2 tbsp. of the glycerin and soap flakes together. Place the combined ingredients in a pot and cook on the stovetop on a low heat, stirring frequently until the soap has melted. To make a 1 quart, Gift Jar: Pour 2 cups of the liquid soap mixture into a bowl. Add the shampoo and the rest of the glycerin, mixing well. Add a few drops of scented oil, mixing well. Seal and decorate the jar and attach the tag.
Bubble Bath (Name it for whatever scent you want) For a nice warm bubble bath, add 1 to 1/2 cups of Bubble Bath under running water. (Use as liquid handsoap if desired)
Post by carnation037 on Nov 3, 2002 11:28:43 GMT -6
Refried Beans Mix
3 c. dried beans, any variety 1 tbsp. ground cumin 1 tbsp. chili powder 1 tbsp. salt 1 tbsp. dried minced onion 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
Use a blender, food processor, coffee grinder or food mill to grind beans until resembles flour. Mix all the ingredients together in a medium bowl until they are well blended. Store mix in a large airtight container or jar in a cool, dry place.
To make refried beans: 3 slices diced bacon 3/4 c. mix 2 1/2 c. boiling water
Cook bacon in frying pan until almost done. Set aside. Combine the mix and water in a medium saucepan. Mix with a wire whisk until combined. Mixture may be lumpy. That is okay, it will just add texture to the finished product. Add the bacon and drippings and stir. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring frequently. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 4 - 5 minutes or until thickened. Mixture will thicken more as it cools.
Post by carnation037 on Dec 2, 2002 15:37:36 GMT -6
from today's newsletter
Boston Baked Beans In a Jar Mix
2 c. small white pea beans 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1 bay leaf 1/4 tsp. ground ginger 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper 1 1/2 tsp. salt Mix and store in an airtight jar. Attach the following to the jar:
Boston Baked Beans 1 jar bean mix 2 slices diced bacon 4 3/4 c. water 3/4 c. chopped onion 1 minced garlic clove 3 tbsp. dark molasses 2 tbsp. mustard Combine all ingredients in a crockpot/slow cooker or bean pot. Cook on low in crockpot for 10 - 12 hours, or at 300 in oven, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Makes 8 - 10 servings.
Post by carnation037 on Jan 2, 2003 12:42:53 GMT -6
from chief_cook or Sweetpea_mama « Thread started on: Dec 29th, 2002, 11:09pm » <br>..... Makes three, 1 plus cup containers
Jambalaya Mix in a Jar
3 C. uncooked long-grain rice 3 T. dried minced onion 3 T. dried parsley flakes 4 tsp. beef bouillon granules 1 T. dried minced chives 1 T. dried celery flakes 1 1/2 tsp. pepper 3/4 tsp. cayenne pepper 3/4 tsp. garlic powder 3/4 tsp. dried thyme
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Divide evenly among three airtight containers, (there will be a little over 1 cup in each container). Store in a dry, cool place for up to 6 months.
Jambalaya you will need: 2 c. water 1/2 c. chopped green bell peppers jar of mix 1 c. tomato sauce 1 lb fully cooked, smoked sausage, cut iinto 1/4" pieces 1 pound of medium-sized, peeled, de-veined shrimp
Bring water and pepper to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in the mix and return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 18 - 20 minutes, or until the rice is tender. In another saucepan, heat the tomato sauce and sausage. In another saucepan, cook the shrimp in water until pink and cooked through. Drain. Stir shrimp into sausage mixture. Spoon rice onto plates and spoon the sausage/ shrimp mixture on top. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Post by carnation037 on Feb 8, 2003 18:56:02 GMT -6
Relaxing Bath Salts
1 pound baking soda 1 tablespoon dried lavender or rose petals 8 drops lavender essential oil
Use a large sterilized glass jar with a tight fitting lid and a large glass bowl. Place the baking soda and dried petals in the bowl, all the essential oils, and mix thoroughly with the wooden spoon to combine. Pour the salts into the jar and keep in a cool dark place, handy to the bath. Pour into jar(s). Seal and decorate the jar and attach the tag to the jar.
Relaxing Bath Salts Relax in a warm tub with these bath salts. Pour in 2 handfuls per bath. Enjoy the aroma while soaking in bath.
Post by carnation037 on Sept 7, 2004 20:12:07 GMT -6
from marlaoh « Thread started on: Today at 10:53am » <br>This is a good one to give as a gift. Put it in some old fashion looking sugar bowls and shakers, tie pretty bows around with a card saying how to use. Cinnamon, cloves and ginger are all antiseptic and stimulating spices. They will help boost your circulation. Sugar is often used as a substitute for glycerin in bath products. It will cleanse your skin and act as an antioxidant. If you have hard water, baking soda will soften it; it also acts as a mild skin cleaner.
Sugar and Spice Bath Mix
1 cup baking soda 2 Tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cloves
Mix together all the ingredients until well blended. To use: Add 2 Tablespoons of the bath mix to a warm tub. Store the mixture in a clean, dry container. Yield: 5 oz enough for 2 - 3 baths