I am in the thick of preparing gifts for the coaches and teachers in my children’s lives and I thought I would share with you what we are gifting food-wise this year.
My daughter wanted to gift her teachers with some body butters, and my son will be giving some of his middle school teachers gift certificates, but we will be giving the coaches in our lives the “healthier” caramel popcorn that I made one month as my Secret Recipe Club assignment.
The original version was loaded with butter and sugar, so I rolled-up my sleeves and did my best to remake the recipe. My family loves the recipe I came-up with and while it is definitely a treat, it is much healthier than the traditional version.
I just air popped the popcorn and will be making it into caramel popcorn tomorrow. This recipe is SO EASY. I have made caramel popcorn before where you have to stir and stir and stir and with this recipe you shake it all up in a big brown paper bag…it couldn’t be more simple.
Click HERE for the recipe or HERE for the original post with detailed pictures.
Clearly it has taken me a while to write this post…
The school year is long gone (and another has begun), however I wanted to share with you the Teacher’s Gifts that we handed out to my children’s wonderful teachers at the end of this past school year.
These gifts were inspired by a pin I saw on Pinterest which led me toTHISblog post. I had a lot of fun putting these bags together. The funny part came when I e-mailed both teachers to find out their shoe size (They must have thought I was crazy!).
I wished I thought to take a picture of the contents while not in the bag, but I didn’t. Here is a list of the contents (as I remember them):
Snacks – Baked green bean crunchies, freeze-dried grapes, light kettle corn, nuts, some chocolate covered goodies
Re-usable drink container along with chocolate coconut milk
I placed all of the goodies into a cooler bag which can also be used at the beach, pool, park, etc.
I did all of the shopping atTrader Joes, Big Lots, and Kohls (with a 30% off coupon), so I was able to keep the costs down and still give a nice gift.
Maybe a version of this could be made as a beginning of the school year gift…some sort of “Survive the School Year” bag.
What sorts of gifts did you give to your children’s teachers this year?
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~T. Colin Campbell
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