Saturday, December 16, 2017

A Christmas Breakfast Gift Basket

Who doesn't love breakfast?
With just a few fun and quick-to-put-together items you
can warm the cockles of someone's breakfast-loving heart!

Once upon a Christmas we had a fabulous neighbor
help us out with something a little challenging.
To thank them I put together this breakfast gift basket.

It was pretty simple and fun to do.

I picked up most of the non-food items at HomeGoods or TJMaxx.

Start with some really cute Christmas plates.
There are four in this set packaged in a nice box.
Sorry I didn't take a picture of them alone.

Pile in the goodies.
I've thrown in some maple syrup sporting a Santa hat.

Next add some ready-to-mix pancakes in a mason jar.
I can't remember which recipe I used, this one or this one...
but I'm leaning toward the one that adds butter.
Because butter makes it better, right?  Right.

Just mix up the dry ingredients and add a tag for
the instructions to add the wet ingredients.
If you want to deliver the whole package...
include some milk, eggs, and butter in the basket.

My basket also included a bag of Christmas Cappuccino mix...
perfect for chilly mornings...or evenings...or lazy afternoons!

If you can, add in a jar of homemade jam...this one's peach.

Stick some cute labels to the tops of your mason jars.
Make it festive!

Tuck it all in a basket with some tissue,
or as I have here, a snowflake canvas bin.
Add a fun dish towel - which may or may not ask a dubious question - and
some absolutely necessary red and green striped straws!

And there you have it...
A fun and easy gift you can throw together at almost the last minute.

Now, I just have to ask you...
Have YOU been naughty or nice?

I refuse to answer that question on the
grounds it may tend to incriminate me.

At any rate...
I hope you and your family have a wonderfully magical
Christmas surrounded by love and joy and the peace of the baby born in Bethlehem.