How about an inexpensive and easy way to show your gratefulness for them? Last year, I made some Thankful Jars filled with peppermints.
This year, I was in a fallish mood to make some spiced tea mix to fill the Thankful Jars. I made these jars for our daughters' teachers. (Shh! Don't tell!)
Here's what I did:
I purchased the ingredients. Actually, I purchased the Tang and lemon iced tea mix, and just assumed I had ground cinnamon and ground cloves at home. Ruh-row--guess who did NOT have ground cloves? (By the way, my 2 purchased ingredients cost $5.18, and was enough for 3 small jars.)
So, here's how I improvised--to turn whole cloves, into ground cloves: (Actually, my sweet husband helped me. He strong man make powder with big pound pound.)
Mix it all up (recipe below)--but PLEASE, do not inhale. We do not need any spiced tea hallucinations.When you're done mixing, and not inhaling, pour the mix into your adorable little glass jars...I mean your Thankful Jars!
(I purchased mine at Walmart for $1.97 each. Mason jars would have worked great, too!)
I included the directions for the Spiced Tea Mix, as well as the ingredients. (Yeah, feel free to print yours...unless your stinking printer is broken like mine...) The "ribbon" I used was just some old fabric I had, that I ripped into a 1/2" strip.
Here's the poem I put on the front card:
I'm thankful for you, Mrs._______
And share this gift of tea
Thank you for being my teacher,
And caring so much for me!
And lastly, here's the recipe I used. There are lots of variations for this recipe, but this one seemed simplest, with the fewest ingredients. I suggest mixing this up, and trying a mug of it yourself--to see if you'd like to tweak it at all.
Spiced Tea Mix Recipe
2 cups orange-flavored drink mix (Tang)
1 cup lemon flavored instant tea powder (has sugar mixed in)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
TO MAKE A CUP: Mix 3 teaspoons of mix to a mug of hot water. Mmm, enjoy!
* Does this gift not strike your fancy? How about another FUN and VERY EASY idea-- Sonic Happies! *
Who are you thankful for this year?
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