Christmas is coming! I know it’s shocking..
First of course is Halloween, and since I am not fond of that “holiday” I tend to just skip it in my mind. Then there is Thanksgiving, I tend to couple that with Christmas for some odd reason. Like a prelude to Christmas.
The fun part is Thanksgiving will be at our house this year. We had Christmas here last year, and I loved it. Personally I really enjoying hosting these events.
I’ve been slowly thinking about Christmas. I am reminded each time I go on Pinterest, as there is a pin about it somehow lately.
Here are a few Christmas gift ideas that seriously won’t break ANY budget! I love the first one, and will never buy Brownie mix again.
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Flour
- 1/3 Cup Cocoa
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
Write on the container or on piece of paper attached to package:
Add: 2 Eggs, 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil, 1 teaspoon Vanilla. Bake @ 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
Write on container or note paper:
In large bowl mix ingredients of container.
In a small bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, 2 large eggs, and 1/4 cup melted butter.
Stir wet mixture into dry ingredients just until evenly moistened (batter will be lumpy).
Scrape into a buttered and floured 9- by 5-inch loaf pan (with a 9-cup capacity), and bake in a 350° oven until a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes.
- 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup & leveled
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cooking oats
- 3/4 cup m&ms
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup chopped pecans
On container or paper attached:
Mix all ingredients in large bowl
Om small bowl mix:
1 slightly beaten egg
1/2 cup butter (melted slightly in the microwave)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients together
Roll cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, place on a parchment covered baking sheet or non-stick baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes in a preheated oven on 350
I love these, and can totally see a little modification to the bread and cookies would probably be fine to make different recipes. Somehow I think even making these up ahead of time just to have it ready for when we want brownies, bread or cookies. 🙂 Not to mention they are SO much better then the box mixes!