5 cups raw almonds (I get the ones with skin, from the bulk section)
1 egg white
1/4 tsp. tabasco or worcestershire sauce
3/4 tsp. coarse or regular salt
Whisk egg white together with the sauce in a large bowl. Add almonds to coat. Place salt in a large zip-lock bag, add almonds and shake to coat.
Place almonds on a non-stick cookie sheet (or two), bake at 300*F for 30-35 minutes. Take out (nuts will be soft) and let sit for 45 minutes-1 hour. Place in small jars. Decorate lids with bows, ribbons, or fabric.
Peanut Butter Bark
3.5 cups white cooking chocolate wafers
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup dark cooking chocolate wafers
Melt white wafers in microwave. Add peanut butter, stir until smooth. Pour onto cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Drizzle on melted dark chocolate and swirl with a knife. Refrigerate until hard, then break up.
Variation: 2.5 cups white and 1 cup milk chocolate wafers
You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng
I'm making a lot of these this year. I'm using cleaned and varnished used horse shoes that we got for wedding decorations (and have no need to keep), and just wrapping ribbon around them. The decorative stuff is just sprigs of whatever that I pull apart and remake.
Thanks! I thought about trying to put some on the horsey FB page I belong to, but figured it was way late in the season. They don't take too long to make, and I'm pretty sure I have 10 or 15 more shoes hanging around.
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"I am all for reaching out, but in some situations it needs to be done with a rolled up news paper." Alagirl
Easy and cheap....went to Lowe's and in the pet and garden aisle, they had bird seed shaped into bells. About $3 each. Bought five of them. Found a package of six red bows for about $1.50. Punched a small hole in the plastic wrap on the bird seed bells, and attached the bows to the hanger on the bells. Took about five minutes each. I usually give a small gift to each of my co-workers. This year they get a gift and the birds will get a gift too.