"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Special Events Planning & Holiday Cooking
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-11-2006, 06:13 PM   #11
Master Chef
 
Constance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern Illiniois
Posts: 8,175
Katie, would you mind sharing your recipe for the hot chocolate mix? I found several online, but would like to see a TNT one.
The soup mix looks interesting also.
I'd love to make doggie bones, as I have several friends with beloved dogs. But, realistically, I doubt I can get that done. Perhaps another year, when I can get an earlier start. I've been in a blue funk, and am just now getting in the spirit. I ordered my poinsettias today, so that should get me going.
__________________

__________________
We get by with a little help from our friends
Constance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2006, 07:08 PM   #12
Executive Chef
 
Half Baked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,927
Here's one -

Snowman Soup

1 pkg hot chocolate mix
3 Hershey's kisses
15 mini marshmallows
1 candy cane

Place all of the above in a mug and attach the following poem:

Was told you've been real good this year.
Always glad to hear it.
With freezing weather drawing near,
You'll need to warm the spirit.
So here's a little Snowman Soup,
Complete with stirring stick.
Add hot water, sip it slow,
It's sure to do the trick!
__________________

__________________
Jan
Please spay and neuter your pets. The Animal Rescue Site
Half Baked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2006, 07:38 AM   #13
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Galena, IL
Posts: 7,973
I actually just buy local food products to give as gifts. This week's job is to get some together to send. I bought them to send and .... well, wound up putting them out on a party table! GONE! Start over! Yes, anything home made from the heart is best, but it is also good to find out what is good and locally made. For example, my late grandfather was a cheese maker, so my family loves it when I send a bag of cheese curds. My other late grandfather made maple syrup. I used to send Mom syrup from Vermont, but she said she likes the WIsconson syrup just as well, and likes the fact that is is a local product. So next week I will scour the local shops for stuff that is made a few miles from my door step. So even if you aren't making it yourself, find a local guy/gal, and buy from them!!!
__________________
Claire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2006, 10:26 AM   #14
Head Chef
 
goboenomo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,208
Send a message via AIM to goboenomo Send a message via MSN to goboenomo Send a message via Yahoo to goboenomo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Half Baked
Here's one -

Snowman Soup

1 pkg hot chocolate mix
3 Hershey's kisses
15 mini marshmallows
1 candy cane

Place all of the above in a mug and attach the following poem:

Was told you've been real good this year.
Always glad to hear it.
With freezing weather drawing near,
You'll need to warm the spirit.
So here's a little Snowman Soup,
Complete with stirring stick.
Add hot water, sip it slow,
It's sure to do the trick!
That's pretty creative.
Nice!
I'm going to give that to my girlfriend sometime.
Thanks
__________________
Zzyxk - Short baked goods slideshow! Homemade
Please check it out.
goboenomo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2006, 01:36 PM   #15
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,159
Quote:
Originally Posted by Constance
Katie, would you mind sharing your recipe for the hot chocolate mix? I found several online, but would like to see a TNT one.
No problem, Connie. I've been making this for years and I have a friend who says it's the best he's ever had. I hope you'll like it, too.

HOMEMADE HOT CHOCOLATE MIX
(Makes about 18 cups mix)

1 (25.6-oz.) box nonfat dry milk powder
1 (6-oz.) jar powdered non-dairy coffee creamer, like Coffeemate
2 cups powdered sugar
1 (16-oz.) can instant chocolate drink mix, like Quik
cup dark cocoa powder

Sift all ingredients into a large bowl. Mix well. After mixing, sift again, then put in a large airtight container. Store in a cool, dry place. Can be stored up to 6 months.


To make hot chocolate, add 3 tablespoons mix to 1 cup of hot water. Stir to dissolve. To make mocha, use 1 cup of hot coffee instead of water.
__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2006, 01:59 PM   #16
Head Chef
 
goboenomo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,208
Send a message via AIM to goboenomo Send a message via MSN to goboenomo Send a message via Yahoo to goboenomo
Wow, that sounds great too.
I don't even know where I can get those first two ingredients.
I don't think I've seen them.
Dry milk... that's the same as evaporated milk?
__________________
Zzyxk - Short baked goods slideshow! Homemade
Please check it out.
goboenomo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2006, 05:15 PM   #17
Everymom
 
Alix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
No gobo, dry milk is in bags, usually in the baking aisle near the sugar. Evaporated milk is in cans and is liquid.
__________________
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2006, 05:26 PM   #18
Executive Chef
 
Half Baked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,927
http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/...CMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

My computer is soooo acting up. I couldn't paste the image Gobo, but here's a pic of a box of dried milk (Carnation).
__________________
Jan
Please spay and neuter your pets. The Animal Rescue Site
Half Baked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2006, 05:48 PM   #19
Master Chef
 
Constance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern Illiniois
Posts: 8,175
Thanks, Katie! That looks like a good one.

Half-Baked, that's such a cute idea. My grandchildren would love that.

Gobo, powdered milk is a good item to keep in your pantry. You can use it for all kinds of baking...even gravies and sauces. And if you get snowed in, you can still make pancakes.
__________________
We get by with a little help from our friends
Constance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 01:41 AM   #20
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3
thanks for nice idea about holiday giftbaskets..recently i saw some more great ideas for gift baskets at foodgiftbasket, it's a unique gift's store for all kinds of gorgeous gifts.
cheers..
__________________

__________________
zenith is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.