Wedding Shower : Thank you gifts

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When I decided to have my shower Memorial Day weekend, it was so that I could take a couple of extra days off and spend more time with my wonderful family and friends. I didn’t know that I was going to be blessed with 7…yes you read that correctly…7 family members and a friend that wanted to help plan my shower. I knew that they were going to do an awesome job with it.

Then I realized that I was going to need to get something for each one of them as a thank you for taking their time and money to plan this shower. I didn’t really want to just get them a bottle of wine or something typcial. I have been working on other projects for the wedding and said what is one more project. This one wouldn’t be that overwhelming and my mom was able to help me with this one.

After tossing around several ideas I finally came up with creating something in a jar for them. I wanted to do different types and not all the same thing because each one is very different. I came up with 4 different jars and ended up with a spice rub, chai tea, soup and cookies.

Here is what they turned out looking like. I thought overall they turned out awesome. I really only had problems with one of the jars getting all of the ingredients in the jar. The rest were super easy!

I did four different types of jars for seven different people. All of the recipes are at the very end of this post. Here are some pictures of the final product. The tags were printables I found here. I used kraft cardstock in strips for the circle and then printed the instructions onto kraft paper for the back portion. The names on top were part of the printables that I had found. The recipes for the jars all came from Pinterest!

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The recipe for Chai Tea, All purpose Spice Rub, Soup, and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Quick Bread.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Quick Bread

1. In a large bowl, mix the contents of this bottle: 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, and 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips.

2. In a small bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, 2 large eggs, and 1/4 cup melted butter.

3. Stir wet mixture into dry ingredients just until evenly moistened (batter will be lumpy).

4. 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.

 

Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar recipe

Place following ingredients into an airtight jar:
1 cup uncooked fine egg noodles
1 1/2 tablespoons chicken-flavored bouillon
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried whole thyme
1/8 teaspoon celery seeds
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 bay leaf

Attach this recipe to the jar:

Chicken Noodle Soup

Entire contents of soup mix from the jar
8 cups water
2 carrots, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1/4 cup minced onion
3 cups cooked diced chicken

Empty the soup mix from the jar and the water into a large stockpot. Add the carrots, celery, and onion and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes.

Remove the bay leaf. Stir in the chicken and simmer an additional 5 minutes.

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