Monday, December 22, 2014

Handmade Holidays

          A few days ago my hubby and I decided to have a neighborhood dinner......a get-together after the main event just to relax and reflect. I have been baking for the past few weeks and before I put that mammoth mixer under the cabinet, I decided one more bowl full of goodness into the oven!
          Simona, from Briciole is hosting a handmade gift idea page and this is my contribution. Inside the wrapped packages, banana-nut bread. The recipe is one from Martha Stewarts "Baking Handbook" I received as a gift years ago. This recipe never fails, loaded with goodness and is the perfect sweet bread this time of year. On the back of the Merry, Merry cards I wrote our invitation to the dinner. The bread was baked early enough in the day so I could deliver these packages for my guests to enjoy with a cup of coffee or hot tea!

           "Happy Holidays" to my blogger friends and your family~I wish we lived closer so I could have delivered a treat to you!


Simona Carini said...

Such a lovely idea: the whole package, I mean, from the edible homemade gift to the hand-written invitation to the personal delivery. Just wonderful. Thank you so much for contributing to Handmade Holidays!

Jann said...

Simona, you are so welcome! I am making more today....just can't help myself!

Betty Carlson said...

Your handmade food gifts are very attractive! Giving homemade food at Christmas doesn't seem to be much of a tradition here in France, although people will give chocolates, foie gras and so forth...a bit more for New Year's than for Christmas.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Very classy packaging Jann. I wish you lived closer too.

Joyeux Noël to you and your family.