29 November 2011

She be doin' work.

Headed to a ton of holiday parties this year?

Me too.

So how, oh how will you thank your hostess?

I wouldn't say hostess gifts are a "must" necessarily, but when you think about all the work this chick  is doing to get her house ready for a party, all the food and drink prep, and cleaning up after your drunk ass (most likely) she probably deserves a little som'in, som'in.  
(Sorry fellas, but we know you are not the one putting together center pieces or icing the gingerbread cookies.)

Ya heard?

There are plenty of ideas that you can come up with, and here is a favorite of mine:

Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

These are so easy.
They take about 15 minutes total to put together.
They look fancier than they actually are.
You likely have most of the ingredients already in your pantry.
Equals a friend to your wallet.

So here's what ya need:
A 1-quart wide-mouth mason jar: Michael's ($A buck.99 yo)
1 3/4 c. all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
3/4 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 c of chocolate chips (Nestle semi-sweets)
3/4 c PACKED brown sugar
1/2 c granulated sugar.

A small square of fabric (JoAnn's 0.99 cent)
Card stock
hole punch
(If you don't have the above items you can find them at a craft store.  But then again, its likely you aren't opting for a homemade hostess gift if you ain't gots these)

And here's what ya do:
In a small bowl mix together flour, baking soda, and salt.  Transfer to jar.

Layer the rest of the ingredients in order, packing in between layers.

Put your fabric on the top of the lid and screw the ring on.

Attach instructions card.

Here is what ya card should say:
Preheat oven to 375.
Beat 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) softened butter or margarine, 1 large egg, and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract together in a large bowl until blended.
Add cookie mix, mix well to combine, breaking up any clumps.
Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and allow to cool on sheets for 2 minutes.
Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.

Now, go thank your hostess, 'cause you know she tha mostess.

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