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Friday, October 1, 2010

Gifts....(V.T. ideas)

(I re-named my title, because it didn't occur to me when I first posted, what exactly that title means to most people! LOL! Maybe I should have still left it, but I didn't want to make you stop reading before you started!...Thanks Stranger for pointing that out!!)
(P.S. The previous title to the post was "Gift of the Month"...get it?
 I didn't at first...but whatever!)
I am starting a new tradition here at {dot}{dot}{dot}!
Every month I am thinking of an idea to take to my ladies that I visit. Something inexpensive, but thoughtful, more than just a plate of cookies! Not because I have anything against that, I just can't really bake very well, and I like to have an excuse to make things!
With this new feature I am going to try and give you a few ideas the first week of each month, so you can have a chance to make them too! These can be more than just V.T. gifts, just make adjustments for them to be Thank You, Just Because, Birthdays, Neighbor, Hostess gifts, etc....

The month of October has SOOO many fun things!

I am going to be making Gourmet Apples for my ladies!
 Inexpensive, yummy, and easy!
Start with getting your favorite kind of apple, the crispier the better!
Then get a bag of Caramels, Chocolate bark (I got vanilla and milk chocolate), Cinnamon sugar,  pecans, or whatever topping you prefer!

 The Apple Pie Apple...(super easy, and most ingredients you probably already have!)
   To make it-Melt your caramel and white chocolate (according to directions on package). Dip your apple in the caramel first, let it set for about 5-10 min the fridge. Then dip your apple in the chocolate and immediately sprinkle cinnamon sugar all over it!!
My favorite is the Pecan Delight Apple!
To make-Melt your caramel, white and milk chocolate (according to directions on package). Dip your apple in the caramel, let it set for about 5-10 min. in the fridge. Then dip in milk chocolate and immediately place pecans all over it. Then take a spoon in both your white and milk chocolate and drizzle over the apple!

All of the apples are pretty much the same thing, you just add your desired toppings, candy bars, gummy bears, plain chocolate, etc...!

I, at first put popsicle sticks in my apples, but then I found actual Candy Apple Scewers at Smith's for $3 a bag of 20 I think! They make them look more professional.

Once your apples have set, place them in cellophane, or a baggie of your choice, add a ribbon and a tag with a special note/message! Simple!
 (These are pictures of apples that I made awhile ago, just because I was having a craving for them, I have not made them for my V.T. ladies yet, because I haven't set a date with them, the apples will spoil if I make too soon! I will post a picture of the final product when I go! This is just an idea)

If the apple idea shoots your budget, there is always the classic Tootsie Pop Ghosts! Just get a few tootsie pops, place a tissue over each one, wrap a piece of string, yarn, or ribbon to hold in place. Then make 2 dots with a black marker for eyes!

You can also visit your local Dollar Tree, grab a festive basket and fill with Dollar Tree candies! That would be fun, festive, and inexpensive!

 I will be back later today with some more! My kids just woke up from their naps so I'm on mommy duty now!! Stay tuned though, I love this idea, and it's something my kids get to help me with!


cariboucountry said...

feel free to stop by anytime with those! I'm usually home during the day :)

Tasha said...

LOL! I'll fly over tomorrow!

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