I have a story. And it’s a cute one. While in college, one of my brother’s friends applied to the mall during Christmas to earn some extra money. He was interviewing with a mall manager who asked him his qualifications and he was pleased that he was qualified for the position. At the end of the interview the manager said, “I have one more question, can you wrap?”
My brother’s friend was a bit taken aback and had no idea why he would be asked such a question. So he stood up, cleared his throat and in his loudest voice said, “My name is Dave and I can rap, wikka, wikka, wikka, wikka, wikka, wikka, wikka.”
We still get a good laugh over Dave’s many antics and he is still one of the funniest guys I know and when he and Rob get together every ones sides hurt from laughing so much. Do you have people like that in your life?
I like to use good ole brown lunch sacks to wrap my gift mixes. It is quite easy to do, see the photo up top? Simple. Make accordian-like folds, pinch the top corners together, and staple. I like to use red raffia to wrap around the bag a few times and secure with a gift sticker. Be sure to include directions inside your mix bag for making the hot drink.
Here are Big Red Kitchen’s favorite hot drink mixes. I do not care for non-dairy coffee creamer powder because of the hydrogenated oils. Are there any brands without it? So I substitute powdered milk.
Old Fashioned Hot Cocoa
1 cup non-dairy coffee creamer powder, or powdered milk
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup mini marshmallows
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and place in zip-top bag or jar and place in brown lunch sac with these directions:
To one mug boiling water add 1/3 cup mix. Stir and enjoy.
1/2 cup Cherry Kool Aid with sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
4 tsp. lemonade mix with sugar
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and place in zip-top bag or jar and place in brown sack with these directions:
Individual Servings- stir 2 tsp. mix into mug of hot apple cider or cranberry juice. Also nice in hot red wine. For one gallon- stir entire contents of mix into one gallon of hot cider, cranberry juice, or red wine. This can be done in a crockpot.
Come back tomorrow for Day 17.