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!