Friday, January 1, 2016

Christmas Jam

Happy New Year!  I have a couple of year recap posts coming up, but for now, I hope everyone is off to a great start for 2016.

This year for teacher gifts I made a Christmas Jam.  I had copied the recipe out of a cookbook I checked out of the library last spring.  It's a miracle I remembered it when it came time to make teacher gifts.  The jam has strawberries and cranberries in it.  Along with some mini loaves of homemade bread, I thought they made cute little gifts.

Readers, did you give or receive any unique homemade gifts this year?

20 comments:

Tom said...

I just made some cranberry jam...I like it!

Out on the prairie said...

I had a collection of teacher gifts, finally shared them with others.Lots of apple stuff it seemed. Happy New Year

PioneerPreppy said...

I didn't receive any myself this year. Mrs.PP did as my mother made her a huge quilt with our own hand spun batting (sp?) and such. I gave a lot fo honey as presents though.

Lynn said...

Lucky teachers! Happy New Year to you all..;

Karen S. said...

Looks delicious, nice presentation! Enjoy your new year!

Pam said...

Looks yummy! Jam and bread is also what I gave out for X-mas this year too! :)

Aodhnait said...

Very cute gifts!!! I'm sure the teachers loved them!

Maggid said...

Ooooh, Blissful teachers . . . what a terrific gift!!!

Sally said...

How wonderful and I know the teachers loved their gifts. I made jam once. LOL

Happy New Year, Lisa and family. I wish only the best for you all.

xoxo

DMS said...

Very sweet! Always nice to get special gifts like the jam and bread you gave to teachers. I bet they were very happy. :)
~Jess

Becca said...

Those do sound like really nice gifts! My only homemade gift this year was a scarf from my aunt. It has definitely kept my neck warm in this new cold climate!

TexWisGirl said...

how very nice and homey. :)

A Quiet Corner said...

Of course I made little Christmas gifts and yes, received lovely ones as well but after reading what went into your jam, I sure wish I was a teacher!! Happy New Year, Baby Girl!...:)JP

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a great gift. I bet the teachers really appreciated them! I use to make cookies and take them to all my neighbors. Haven't made anything lately as a gift. My one friend from bowling makes candied pecans each year and I love them.....

Michelle said...

Very thoughtful gifts for the teachers. I didn't make anything this year.

Michael Manning said...

This is a very thoughtful gift for teachers, or anyone Lisa! I can't compete with this great idea. Happy New Year! :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Those were the coolest gifts ever!
love
tweedles

alissa apel said...

I made the wrapping paper, a washer necklace for 1 of my nephews, lip balm with Isaak, wake up spray with Mica, and my husband made a flyer from Star Wars from a dollar for another nephew.

Linda said...

Great idea! No homemade gifts this year. Last year my daughter gave us ceramic mugs that she made in a class.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

That is a cute idea to give bread and jam as gifts. I bet everyone loved it.