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Thursday, December 8, 2011

5K And Truffle Gifts.....

Dan and the girls run a 5K in Redlands every December. It was the first year Ryanne was old enough to do the longer distance on her own. She was pretty excited. Morgan on the other hand HATES to run so she was probably thinking bad things about me right about here.
It was FREEZING out! Like 35 freezing and a breeze. It was hard work being a spectator. Ha!All in all they had a good father daughter time.

We have our Married Life Christmas dinner this coming Friday night. At each event I always try to come up with something creative to make for the couples who help us with the ministry. It's usually something to just say thanks for all your hard work!
This year I found this cute idea in a magazine. You take an egg crate, cut it in half and then line it with full sized cup cake liners. Then you put some red shredded paper in a 10" bag, slip the egg crate stuffed with truffles or your favorite home made cookie into the bag. Cut off the sealed side of the bag, and tie off with cute festive ribbon and a tag.
I made chocolate peppermint truffles and topped them off with crushed peppermint.
Hopefully the host couples will like them. I started saving egg crates months ago and even though I think Dan thought my "egg crate pile" was a bit strange he can see my vision now.
Anyways, thought I would share this little project with you. maybe it could bless a teacher, a neighbor, friend or your church staff. :)

3 comments:

BC said...

Love it...would I had time for creativity! You are always so crafty....keep sharing the ideas and someday I will get around to it.

Anonymous said...

recipes? for these, the donuts, and pizza (from precious posts)??

Christy said...

Sure, the donuts are a recipe from Cooking For Isaiah. The pizza we buy the Gluten Free crust at Clark's or Whole Foods has them and then we just invent the flavors as we go using basil, olive oil, spinach and chicken. The truffles are easy. I buy dairy free dark chocolate and flavor it with peppermint oil to taste then use whatever molds you have. There are also lots of truffle recipes that are dairy free that I use from the magazine Living Without. Enjoy!