Every year, on Thanksgiving Eve, our family drives across the water (Chesapeake Bay) to have a feast with my Dad's side of the family. Aunt Essie puts on quite a spread and doesn't allow anyone to help. Since our family consists of several large eaters, I always feel bad about not contributing to the meal but Aunt Essie insists on doing it herself.
I don't want to go empty handed, so I always bring a hostess gift - something small as a token of thanks.
I usually take a jar of apple butter, or a candle, or a loaf of banana bread. This year I wanted to do something different.
I bought a small jar at Walmart, tied on a bow, and added a sticker.
The hardest part, so far, was getting the store sticker off of the bottom of the jar. I practically had to do surgery!
Then I got my ingredients out to make a fun treat. All you need are Hershey kisses, mini Nilla wafers, and a bit of chocolate frosting. You simply put a dab of frosting on the bottom of the kiss and stick it onto the flat side of the Nilla wafer. You can pipe on a little stem or use a toothpick (like I did) to make a little mark. Put them in the fridge to harden up a bit.
Then fill your jar with the little acorns and try not to eat them on the trip over to see the relatives.