Monday, 24 December 2012 10:00
Bitchin Craft Holiday Mocha Mix for Everyone!
By this time last year, all my Christmas gifts were neatly (and quite awesomely) wrapped under the tree. This time, I got a case of the lazies and haven’t done a single hour of shopping… and it’s December 24th.
While I could just declare a 2012 gift strike, I know I’ll be feeling grinch guilty. So I’ll do what I call a “Holiday Mocha Mix for Everyone” – a tradition I started a few years back when the G-Star showed me how to perfect the greatest mocha recipe mankind has ever known.
It’s simple, it’s festive, and it’s thrifty.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Nadia G’s Mocha Recipe
If you have G’s first cookbook, you’re all set. If you haven’t got it…how can you call yourself a super-fan?! Sheesh, buy it already, it’s a classic. But if you’ve run out of time, I can tell you that we have her recipe over on the BK website – a magical place full of all things bitchin’.
Mosey on down to your local grocery store and pick up whatever you are missing. You’d be surprised by how many newrdz don’t have cocoa in their pantries, so don’t feel bad (but do question your kitchen arsenal, c’mon). Try your best to avoid all the Christmas items that have already gone on sale (you don’t need a three foot nut cracker).
Mason Jars, Name tags & Ribbon
Depending on how many people you like enough to gift with this bad boy, you’ll need to pick up one or more mason jars (they can be found in flats, folks). I love mason jars, they’re super cute and can be re-used as glasses after the mocha mix has been used up (‘Cause I’m cool like that). They can be found at dollar stores and just about any place that sells kitchenware. While you’re out, buy some bows and name tags to personalize the gift. Keep it classy (or tacky wtves), but step away from the glue gun, bedazzled elves are not a good idea.
Mocha Mix, ASSEMBLE!!!
Slap on your favorite holiday movie (mine’s Elf) and get your festive on. Add the mix to a mason jar and go to town on decorations. Address the name tag to someone and tie it on with a ribbon. Cinch!
Now all you have to do is sit back, sip on some spiked eggnog, and enjoy the holiday season. People, more often than not, will appreciate getting a homemade gift. And the ones who are serial “regifters” will totally be outta luck this year (those folks don’t deserve gifts anyhow).
By Angelique Picanco