Friday, November 27, 2009

It's beginning to "COOK" a lot like CHriStMaS! Part 1: Neighborhood Gift Ideas!

These Lovely Things are DONE!!!
I promised you pics of the last SOTTP's crafty day!
(Sisterhood of the travailing PAINTS")
SOOOO Here they are!
We worked on the neighborhood or co-workers gifts for the Holiday season. WE ARE DONE! We made home made Dip mixes!
We made labels WITH Instructions, added a big bag of Pretzels and pop them in another CUTE cello bag AND VOILA! Our part here is done!
I hosted it AND Shilo Housed it!
I made Rosie's Famous AND YUMMY Kahlua Pig (Pulled pork) sandwiches on bakery fresh Rosette buns, fresh sliced pineapple & Lettuce and lunch is served! We had a great time, eatin & craftin'!

BELOW are the recipes for the Dip mixes we used. We made up fun names for the dips like:
Santa's Sesame Cheese dip & Rudolph's Ranch dip or Dasher's Dilly dip & Frosty's "Bakin" cheese dip And Mrs Santa Kickin' Cajun dip. I found it was easier to mix one bag at time, to insure the proper measurements. But Lyndsy did hers in fours, cuz she's a rebel!

Not really, she just could remember if she ADDED the right amount AND she said it was faster!

We found the baggies at the craft store. We used the medium size ones. They come in bags of 100. With a cute label, they worked great! I packaged the packets with 4 different flavors. I only made 10 sets.Shilo & Lyndsy did 3 in the sets, because they did 20 each. We bought a couple of packages of pretzels and folded 1 big label over the bag of pretzels and the dip mixes for a AWESOME gift for our neighbors or co-workers! Lyndsey just made some sticker labels that had the mixing instructions for the mixes, she stuck on those on before she put them in the big bag. SMART!


The Cajun Dip! Yummy! in a Spicy kinda way!

This is the only one that calls for BOTH MAYO and Sour Cream!

Ranch Dip

1/2 AND 1/4 Tlb Dried parsley

1/4 Tlb, Chives

1/8 Tlb. dried Tarragon

1/4 Tlb Lemon Pepper

1/2 Tlb Oregano

1/4 Tbls Garlic POWDER

1/2 tsp Salt

1 Tlb. Minced onion.

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Pour into SMALL Zip bag. Staple on appropriate label.

Mix instructions: mix packet with 1 1/2 cup Sour cream


1 1/2 Tlbs Dill weed

1 Tlb. Minced Onion

1 Tlb Dried Parsley

1/2 Tlb. Garlic Powder

1/4 tsp. Salt

Mix in small bowl & pour into small zip bag & staple on appropriate label.

Mix instructions: Mix season packet with 1 cup sour cream.

Sesame Cheese Dip:

2 Tlb Parmesan Cheese

2 tsp Toasted Sesame seeds

1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 Celery seed

dash black pepper

1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder

Mix into a small bowl & pour into a small bag. Staple on appropriate label.

Mix instructions: Mix season packet with 1 cup Sour cream


2 Tlb. Bacon bits

1 Tlbs Minced onion

1 tsp. Beef Bouillon granules

1 (HEAPING) Tlb. Parmesan (canned)

Combine all the ingredients and pour into a small zip bag & staple on appropriate label.

Cajun Dip mix

1 1/2 tsp parsley flakes

1 Tlb. Minced Onion

1/2 Tlb chives

1 tsp Chili powder

1/4 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper

1/4 tsp Cumin

Mix in Small bowl, pour into a small zip style bag & staple with appropriate label.

Mix instructions: Mix seasoning packet with 1 cup sour cream.

THE Kahlua PIG recipe:

I'll tell ya, but you gotta keep it mum!
My family thinks IT IS super hard to make...BUT It's so easy!

1 big pork roast (not too big! It's gotta fit in your crock pot)

1 clove for every (1 pound of pork ) FRESH, Diced garlic

(EX: Pork shoulder weighs 3 lbs. YOU use 3 cloves of garlic)

1 Can Of PEPSI( NOT Diet, AND NOT CAFFEINE free! you the sugar AND the caffeine to soften AND sweeten the pork!)

Place the ingredients in a large crock pot. Cook on low for about 8-9 hours, Or high for about 6 hours. OR until the meat shreds!

Shred the pork with your fork, DRAIN the juice from the pork. AND add a 1/2 jar of :

KONA COAST pineapple Teriyaki sauce (found on the BBQ sauce aisle) over the pork. SAVE some sauce to add on each sandwich. Cover each side of the bun with the lettuce to help keep the "SOGGIES" away! Add some meat & a slice of pineapple and a bit more sauce....... AND DEVOUR!!!


The Johnsons said...

So glad to have the neighbor gifts of the list now on to the next thing!

carlyndowdle said...