I was a busy little elf this weekend, wrapping up the last minute details and gifts for Christmas. Despite Mr. Geek being kind of a grinch at Christmas, I insist that he gives a bit of cheer to his co-workers, who have to put up with him all year long (love you sweetie). One year I made felt ornaments, and other years I've made snack mix. Last year's Firecracker Mix was a little too spicy for the PA Dutchie taste buds, so this year I switched to Zesty Snack Mix, which I found at the Taste of Home website.
It is similar to Chex Mix and very tasty. I did forget to add the Cheerios, but I don't think anyone would notice.
I packaged the mix in Chinese takeout boxes, which were left over from a craft project from a few years back. I got a box of 100 quart sized ones at ULINE for $18 at the time, and since there's a warehouse nearby, I picked them up myself and didn't have to pay shipping. They've really come in handy over the years for making nice gift packages. However, I do wince at their environmental impact.
I cut out some labels from Christmas scrapbook paper and taped it to the top. I also added a little tag on the side from the scraps of the scraps and tied on a ribbon. I would have liked to have tucked in a candy cane, but I forgot to pick some up at the store. I thought the peppermint would be a nice palette cleanser after eating all that salty zest. As usual, please forgive the awful photo quality.Simple yet elegant! I hope everyone at the office is jealous of Mr. Geek's wife. Now that's the Christmas spirit, eh?