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for dd's teachers, i was thinking of making mini quick breads—if i can figure out how to reduce the baking time for the smaller pan <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
any other ideas? a snack mix in a ribboned jar, or....?<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">for dd's teachers, i was thinking of making mini quick breads—if i can figure out how to reduce the baking time for the smaller pan <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
any other ideas? a snack mix in a ribboned jar, or....?<br><br>
i am drawing a blank.</div>
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It's so hard to gift food with all of the intollerences, allergies, preferences, diets, lifestyles out there!<br><br>
What about something healthy like vinegrettes in pretty dollar store bottles/jars etc. (This went over big for christmas. Everyone thanked me and told me how much baked stuff they throw away every year. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">)<br><br>
I did a pomegranate vinegrette and a sun dried tomato one.<br><br>
Flavored vinegars or herb infused oils would also be good.<br><br>
I added a little note about suggested uses (for the sun dried tomato one I suggested that in addition to dressing a salad, it was super good on chicken! The pomegranate one was great for marinating beef, or wild game.)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It's so hard to gift food with all of the intollerences, allergies, preferences, diets, lifestyles out there!<br><br>
What about something healthy like vinegrettes in pretty dollar store bottles/jars etc. (This went over big for christmas. Everyone thanked me and told me how much baked stuff they throw away every year. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">)</div>
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i like this vinaigrette idea! i know the teachers are very health-conscious (and weight-conscious), and so hesitate about sweets. even healthful baked goods are still, perhaps, unwanted extra calories.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i like this vinaigrette idea! i know the teachers are very health-conscious (and weight-conscious), and so hesitate about sweets. even healthful baked goods are still, perhaps, unwanted extra calories.</div>
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Exactly! There are tons of great recipes on the net, but if you want mine I'm happy to share. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I've also had good luck with flavored vinegars. I usually do basil/blueberry and hot pepper vinegar (just because that's what I have a lot of in the garden during that season). People seem to like them, though.
 

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flavored vinegars sound like a great idea.<br>
when i worked in a school, lots of kids gave food gifts, so a problem would be for the teacher receiving all those perishable type items all at once <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> pre swimsuit time padding, whoa!<br>
so, i'd go with the vinegars or maybe marinade type things, they look pretty in a bottle, or else bake something that will keep a little longer, like biscotti. those are good to give and fun to bake b/c you can flavor them differently and make them pretty! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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we are giving either a strawberry plant or a basil plant from our garden to dd's teacher. She hasn't decided which yet.
 

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I always loved getting those spoons dipped in chocolate (perfect for coffee) or homemade cocoa mix.
 
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