Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Acorn Hostess Gift For Thanksgiving

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. 

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Yummy - even I can do that!!
    Sheri O.

  2. You are so creative and thoughtful! Your Aunt will love them!

    I spent some time this afternoon peeling stickers off too! Why do they do that? errr

    Sometimes it's hard to let others do everything. But it also brings them so much joy to take care of their families that every once in a while, it's good to let them!


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