Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Miss Janice's December "Friendship Gift"

I have chosen to give cheese straws as my "December Friendship Gift." Cheese straws are a Southern tradition and can be found on the dining tables at any social event in the South. From Baby Showers to Bridal Showers and Christenings to Funeral Receptions, it's just not a Southern event without cheese straws!

Cheese straws are just as popular in the South as grits, boiled peanuts, and pimiento cheese. Legend has it that a frugal cook mixed together leftover biscuit dough with some some cheese and formed them into straws, and voila...the South's most delectable cocktail snack was born! You will find them in the shape of straws, squares, or circles...the shape is not important--the taste is what makes them special.


"The Cocktail Snack of the South"...cheese straws

My December "Friendship Gift"...cheese straws, wrapped and ready to give!


Awhile back, I received the most awesome cheese straws from my BFF Teresa Jane. Teresa Jane recently designed a website for Chinaberry Foods of Thomson, Georgia {Thomson is a deep-south Southern town near Augusta} and Chinaberry Foods is known for their delicious cheese straws. Why are their cheese straws square? According to their website, "The square shape makes the wafer excellent for shipping and guarantees that each box will arrive in perfect condition."

Well Lord have mercy, Teresa Jane said these were a must-have and bless her heart...I love 'em! That's why I've chosen to give cheese straws from Chinaberry Foods as my December "Friendship Gift." You can find these Southern delicacies online here. You may also order them by calling their toll-free number 877.312.4462.

I hope y'all are having a wonderful day! Thank you for stopping by:)

17 comments:

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love cheese straws! And as always your presentation is fabulous! Hope you're having a wonderful trip.

Mrs. Lynch said...

Those sure do look tasty. As a new resident of the south, I really do need to get with the program.

Farrah said...

I like your "wrapping" idea!

Chloe said...

beautiful packaging!

Jill said...

Yum! These look delicious! I love the way you wrapped the cheese straws.

Tammy B said...

I just love cheese straws. I'll have to try the ones from Chinaberry Foods. A former coworker, that was from up North, said that she was amazed when she moved down South, because an event in the South is not an event without cheese straws and sausage balls.

Tardevil said...

I was wondering how you made them in such perfectly square wafers! LOL! Love the packaging!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

I do love seeing what you come up with each month, and I do love cheese straws!! Perhaps you would be willing to share your cheese straw recipe?

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Oh love cheese straws. This month I am giving Photo cards I made as hostess gifts.

Your gifts are so cute.

Cynthia

Trish said...

Simply adorable and love the packaging!! :)

Suburban Princess said...

Adorable! I love how you packaged them! How do you know in advance how many you will need for the month?

melissa said...

Love your packaging! :) And thanks for the reminder - I haven't made cheese straws in forever. I will certainly try this recipe!!
Thanks, Miss Janice ... love all your nutcrakers too!

melissa said...

oops - I see that I need to actualy buy these cheese straws. Even easier!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Very festive packaging. A beautiful way to present your cheese straws!
Valerie

Miss Janice said...

Mrs. Lynch...I do hope that you read this:

I have tried to comment on your posts and when I click "Post a Comment," NOTHING happens. Maybe it's just me! Anyway, congrats to you and your husband on all your accomplishments!

stephanie said...

Miss Janice, I look forward each month to seeing what your friendship gifts are---and this month you have outdone yourself with the presentation of these cheese straws.

Melissa Miller said...

So pretty and festive Miss Janice!

I'm really enjoying the new lime green I'm seeing everywhere this season. The cheese straws look delish!

Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)