Saturday, December 4, 2010

CountDoown to Christmas Day 4 and Cathy's CountDown to Christmas

Today's box comes from Hope of Pixies Ponderings who lives in England.
She sent me this glittery little box with a super cute bottle top ornie inside.
It is so cute!
Thanks Hope!

Here's my day #4 that someone out there received.
It is a little Rudolph box with a "Nose cover" and extra red light bulb inside the box.

Cathy has been having a monthly Christmas ideas and projects blog-a-long going to inspire everyone to get an early start on Christmas. I can't really show any of the things I've been making because most of my family sees my I thought I'd share a recipe with you.

I started making Emerils Baby Bam several years ago and sending it to my family back home using it for as part of teachers gifts and giving it to my older kids in their bags at Christmas. It's easy to make and everyone really seems to enjoy it.

Ingredients needed:

3 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons dried parsley
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon celery salt

Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir well to combine, using a wooden spoon. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Yield: About 3/4 cup

I make it in huge quantities because I give it to so many people. I usually go to Sam's to get the bulk spices and either save and reuse old spice jars from the year or buy plastic salt and pepper shakers at Wal-mart to bottle the Baby Bam in.



Angela Weimer said...

What a cute machbox from hope and yours is adorable too. I am still searching to see who received my number 4. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Cathy said...

Your lil' Rudolph matchbox is soo cute! What a fun swap :)
Thanks for sharing your recipe with us over on the countdown!! That sounds like a great gift idea.

Shawnee H said...

Too cute! I'm loving this swap. I saw the box you sent a bit ago -- fun!!

Cathy said...

These are adorable!

My DIL made this up using the pictures of my 5 oldest boys. So funny!

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