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Old 02-15-2020, 07:02 PM   #21
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Now, on the receiving end of this spectrum

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A friend of ours is really into chickens.
She has me save my egg cartons when ever I buy
commercial eggs.
When I bring her empty cartons, she fills them with
fresh eggs from her 'girls'.
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Old 02-21-2020, 10:28 PM   #22
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I made some of this as
Christmas gifts for both my Mother and younger Sister, who both LOVE this stuff

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Meyer Lemon Curd

Well, my Sister sent me a text this afternoon that she's run out and needs more

She said that it's the BEST she's ever had...

My Sister had NEVER, EVER said anything nice about anything that I have made!!!

Funny thing is, I was just about to make another batch of the stuff for us!!!
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Old 08-08-2020, 05:05 PM   #23
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Lightbulb Salad In A Mason Jar

Ms. Across-The-Street-Neighbor gave us a mason jar of
her homegrown/homemade Tomato Jam not so long ago.

I cleaned and sterilized the jar and was search the WWW
for a food idea to re-pay her.
I mean, you can't just hand an empty jar back and say, Thanks.

I found this.

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Cobb Salad In A Mason Jar, how cool does this look?
DH thinks I'm a genius, of course we all know that I am,
*cough cough*

but I did have to admit that this was not my idea alone.

I had all of the ingredients on hand in order to repay her in kind.

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I decided to put the dressing separately so as not to sog the salad out.
So I used a small covered plastic cup from Dollar Tree,
and Bob's your Uncle.
I put this all into a decorated brown bag, along with a plastic fork and napkin.
Lunch is all set for her when she goes to work!!
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Old 08-08-2020, 05:46 PM   #24
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I mean, you can't just hand an empty jar back and say, Thanks.


Cobb Salad In A Mason Jar, how cool does this look?
DH thinks I'm a genius, of course we all know that I am,
*cough cough*

but I did have to admit that this was not my idea alone.

!
My mom always said you should never return a dish empty!
Neighbour came over this afternoon with some dishes of mine and a jar of blueberry jelly. YUMMM

and yes, of course you are a genius! That looks really great!
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Old 08-08-2020, 06:09 PM   #25
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My mom always said you should never return a dish empty!
Neighbour came over this afternoon with some dishes of mine and a jar of blueberry jelly. YUMMM

and yes, of course you are a genius! That looks really great!
Doesn't it dragn?
Did you get a chance to look at the gals website that I linked?
I'm thinking that some of the other salads that she posted
would make for great "Food To Share" with all of the
NeighborHood Gal Pals.
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Old 08-08-2020, 06:18 PM   #26
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Lightbulb And Speaking Of Jam ...

I'm pretty sure I posted this in another thread, but that dang
Old Timer's Disease kicks in ...

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Fresh Strawberries were a steal and they were quite tasty too.
So I made Jam to share with my new NeighborHood Gal Pals ...

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... and y'know, ya need some freshly baked homemade
Bread to go along with that Jam!

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Both your jar salad and the jam are lovely gifts to give. Especially with your pretty (and likely tasty) rolls!
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Old 08-08-2020, 10:24 PM   #28
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I sent home a jar of pickles with a friend recently, but I'll probably just get the jar back - his wife has never been one for canning (or cooking in general!). Unless he takes it to his older daughter (she gives jars of really good stuff at Christmas), I probably wouldn't want it filled!
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Old 08-09-2020, 06:27 AM   #29
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It's a little difficult to give to this neighbour. She's one of those people who doesn't even think about what she's cooking. Just goes in there and creates the most amazing - simple but amazing meals. She also a good gardener, again just goes out, digs a hole, sticks it in, bammm it grows.

I made a little pie in one of those 6" plates. She doesn't bake, not being a sweet person, she'll eat it and enjoy it when presented (her hubby loves'em) but she doesn't make herself. I keep him with a good supply of Madeli nes and sometimes lemon curd.

We had a good giggle - there was a bumper crop of raspberries behind her house somewhere, she picked tons. Trying to stay away from sugar, she experimented making jam. First jar was delish! She was so happy to have discovered a combo that was delish and healthy! Except 2nd jar waved little fingers at her when opened.
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Old 08-09-2020, 12:42 PM   #30
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Both your jar salad and the jam are lovely gifts to give. Especially with your pretty (and likely tasty) rolls!
Mahalo, thanks Kathleen!
Those are small loaves of King Arthur's No Knead Crusty White Bread, and yes, it's very yummy!
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Old 10-05-2020, 12:53 PM   #31
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Our neighbors to the left of us were headed to
a really cool hotel this weekend to celebrate
their Wedding Anniversary.
I wanted to give them something to enjoy while there.



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I found two plastic Champagne Flutes at Dollar Tree;
used a pipe cleaner to fasten them to
the neck of a bottle of Champagne.
With some of my Dollar Tree ribbon,
I made a Pompom bow and attached
that as well with a pipe cleaner.



VOILA!
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Old 10-05-2020, 01:22 PM   #32
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I've a bit of a theme going on this past
year of gift giving
Dollar Tree has come out with a load of
uber cute glassware!
So I bought a bunch and stashed
them away in my craft cart.
I also grab all sorts of ribbons and bows
at Dollar Tree to add to my collection.

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This was a Hostess Gift to a Gal who invited
all of us over to play cards one afternoon.
I was racking my brain what to take,
I wasn't real sure, since I had never met
her before this.



I had just made a batch of Meyer Lemon Curd,
and stashed in the deep freeze for Pie later.
She was so excited when she saw this,
"OH! How did you know that I just LOVE
Meyer Lemon Curd!"

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CUTE Ideas!
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I saw this idea on another social media site:

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How stinkin' cute is that?
I just went and "boo-zed" each of the Neighborhood Gal Pals front doors; sent them each a text:
Heh! I just went to check the mail and I guess the FedEx guy forgot to ring your bell. There's a deliver at your front door!
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Very inventive.

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I made two half Bundt cakes the other day,
one to take to a Neighborhood Gal Pal card game and
one for us to eat.
Well, I wound up with a whole cake left over and
I wanted to share.

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I haven't been able to share anything with the nice
young gals that work at our Community Center,
so I made up these cute hunks of cake to take them!
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Do ya think our family knows what we like?
Food as gifts!
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Did I tell y'all about these treat boxes that I made for my
Neighborhood Pals?

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Copycat Big Island Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookies, Plain as well dipped in Milk and Dark Chocolate and these cute gift boxes that I found at Walmart!
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I had 4 Hoagie Rolls, that weren't really that great,
and I forgot about them in the pantry ... they went stale

** note to self: don't EVER buy rolls at Safeway again

So I ground them up pretty fine in the Food Processor,
spread them out on sheet pans, toasted them for about 5
minutes in the oven, PLAIN, no seasonings.

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I let them cool and packaged them all pretty like
for my Neighborhood Gal Pals. They're in zip-top
baggies in those embellished brown paper
lunch sacks, I gotta craft it up

I went plain so that the recipient could flavor them
as they wish for the intended recipe.


Food as gifts, for free!
Share the Aloha
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I had 4 Hoagie Rolls, that weren't really that great,
and I forgot about them in the pantry ... they went stale

** note to self: don't EVER buy rolls at Safeway again

So I ground them up pretty fine in the Food Processor,
spread them out on sheet pans, toasted them for about 5
minutes in the oven, PLAIN, no seasonings.

Attachment 44865

I let them cool and packaged them all pretty like
for my Neighborhood Gal Pals. They're in zip-top
baggies in those embellished brown paper
lunch sacks, I gotta craft it up

I went plain so that the recipient could flavor them
as they wish for the intended recipe.


Food as gifts, for free!
Share the Aloha
Please move to my neighborhood!
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