Boxes and Paper, Bags and Bows and a Recipe, too

It’s time to start wrapping all the presents you’ve bought. Some people recommend you spread this over several days.  Or wrap each present as purchased. 

Not me! 

Just as I devote one day to sending out cards, I devote another day to wrapping.  While I’m busy wrapping, I let the broth for Spicy Shrimp simmer on my stove.  Served with crusty bread for dipping and salad, this is a simple dinner with plenty of leftovers that only improve in flavor. 

Don’t have wrapping paper, but get a newspaper delivered daily.  Save the environment and use that as your wrapping paper.  015 (2)  Brown paper bags from your grocery store also wrap up very nicely.  

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Each year I recycle the Christmas cards we receive by trimming them into fun shapes. 020 They make darling gift tags and the price can’t be beat. 

Ribbon can be expensive.  These pictured cost $4.00 for three yards.  For $5.00 buy 185 yards of thick knobby red yarn. 002 (3) Your presents will be distinctive and colorful.

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And while we’re talking about presents, why not give the fabulous book about me.

Christmas_cover - Copy Wrap it up for any parents on your guest list, teachers, too.   The books can be purchased on-line, in stores, or autographed copies are available here.

Did you do the crossword puzzles mentioned in the last post?  Hope you had fun.  Here are both the puzzle and answers for Christmas Crossword and Christmas Colors.

Next post December 6th, we’ll talk about your friend the freezer where you can put the leftover Spicy Shrimp Broth and begin cooking in earnest.

Until then, let’s all strive for a stress-free, love-filled Christmas . . .

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