Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mandarin Oranges

I love canning.  So the other day I saw where you can can your own Mandarin Oranges.
Yippee.  So, it was closer to Christmas time and there is always an abundance of mandarin's then, so I 
got a couple boxes of them to try. 
 So easy!  Now, when we make Mandarin Orange Salad... I can use the ones I canned!
 What's Mandarin Orange salad?  I pkg cook lemon pudding, 1 pkg orange jello.  Make each separately then blend them together when pudding is cool.  You can fold the oranges in to the jello mixture, or we set ours then top with whip cream and then put all the oranges on the top.  Families favorite salad of all time!

Hope you like!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bottle Treats

I got these cute little bottles from a bulk buy last year.  They have a cap you can seal and everything.  The only problem was I didn't know what to put in them.  They are kinda big for M&M's, but not big enough for large chunky things.  So they've been sitting in my stash, just waiting...
 Then I was over at a friends house, she was making 3-2-1 cake.  What's that??
 Well, you mix a plain cake mix with a angel food cake mix.  Take 3 tablespoons of the mix and put it in your mug, then 2 tablespoons of water and microwave for 1 minute.  3-2-1
 5 servings fit in my jars!!  So I made some for a valentine treat for a couple of friends and then I made a couple for Birthday presents for several other friends!
 I found some adorable cupcake wine charms.  I should have bought all they had.  But, I can only have a stash so big you know.
 I wrapped ribbon around the jar first, then put the little headers on them, then tied the jar lid with a ribbon and the charm with a tag and directions.

Hope you like!