Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Christmas Salt

We are all about not spending money this year, since we don't have any = LOL So we are trying to be creative in our gift giving venture, using things we already have around the house. I am currently making counted cross-stitch cards/ornaments with scraps of adia cloth I had, more on that later with photos when they are done. Today I wanted to share the Christmas gourmet salt we are making to give out as thank you and hostess gifts this holiday season. Since I already keep most of my jars, free. I also have many scraps of fabric and left over raffia, so also free. I also have every imaginable spice, so all I needed was the salt. I bought a box of kosher salt for $2 and will get 4 gift jars out of it, so 50 cents a gift; not bad.

I decided on Southwestern salt blend first.

Look how pretty the colors are in the salt.
Finished project topped off with some pretty green fabric with cardinals on it.
Pretty simple huh? I have 3 different recipes and am glad to share them with you!
Southwestern Salt Blend
2 cups kosher salt
1 Tbs. brown sugar
1Tbs. chili powder
1 Tbs. oregano
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. ground chipolata chili pepper ( I used crushed red pepper flakes)
Mediterranean Salt Blend
2 cups kosher salt
1 Tbs. basil
1 Tbs. marjoram
2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. rosemary
1 tsp. thyme
Moroccan Salt Blend
2 cups kosher salt 1 Tbs. paprika
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
Hope you enjoy these and can put them to good use. Let me know if you have other ideas on how to use these.
Blessings, Beth Ann


Queen-Size funny bone said...

I'm going to try this thanks.

Smelling Coffee said...

Thanks for sharing these recicpes. What a great gift idea!!!