Originally Posted by hklinefelter22
Let's just say I have a serious canning problem, er, um, I mean Hobby, yeah, that's it!
My canned goods went over SO well last year that I'm doing it again this year. In addition to the usual pickles, jams, relishes, and fruit-in-syrup, I'm planning to add some funky things this year--BBQ sauce, honey mustard, pesto, blackberry liquor sauce. Jam is very easy to make, even for newbies, and you can check out a book on canning from the library.
If you have a few herb plants, you can make some dried herb blends and put them in pretty bottles. I've already decided that I'm making a Simon & Garfunkel blend--parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. It's for chicken, and I'll round it out with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I'll probably also do an Italian blend--basil, oregano, parsley, and garlic powder.
I grow my own popcorn and may give some of that in pretty containers.
I've acquired a lot of holiday tins over the years, and I need to fill them with food and regift them, LOL--cookies and candy for the sweet tooths, and spiced nuts for those with hotter palettes.
I need to start checking out thrift stores for vintage T-shirts with band logos, quirky sayings, product promotions, etc. That kind of thing is right up my teenage brother's alley, and he has no qualms about wearing secondhand.
I'll try to think of more to add later.