Wednesday, September 1, 2010

SEPTEMBER FRIENDSHIP GIFTS

I'm very excited about the gifts I have chosen to give as my September "Friendship Gifts." These are little gift bags filled with candied walnuts.
I chose this serving tray by Paula Deen..."Family and Friends" to display my gifts!
The cute little gift bags are also by Paula Deen..."From my kitchen to yours"! I love these colors for the season.
Candied Walnuts*...these are great to top off a mixed green salad or that pumpkin soup I know y'all are itching to have. They are also tasty alone as a snack! Love them!

My "Friendship Gifts" are ready to go...

*Recipe for the Candied Walnuts:
1 cup unsalted walnuts
2 tlbsp sugar
2 tlbsp butter
1/2 tsp salt

Melt the butter in a skillet and add the walnuts--stirring well. Add the sugar and salt--again, stirring well. Place the walnuts on a cookie sheet so that they are not touching. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Stir and turn over the walnuts and bake again for 3-5 minutes. Cool completely.


Thank you for visiting with me today. I'm excited that September is here and looking forward to Autumn! Remember, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

17 comments:

Lexilooo said...

those sound delightful!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Yum...my mom loves anything candied! xx

Kittie Howard said...

Yum, yum, adore those nibbles!

BEAR's Mom said...

What a SWEET friendship gift :D

Gert said...

Oh my these love so yummy and love the bags!! Have a blessed day!
xoxo Gert

stephanie said...

Candied walnuts sound fabulous...

I always enjoy so much seeing what your monthly friendship gifts are going to be...You have such a gift for hospitality!!

James said...

You dear lady have more class in your little finger than most folks have all together. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Mona said...

A very tasteful September gift. Thank you for sharing this sweet temptation to tickle our taste buds!

midnight macaroons said...

Miss Janice, where did you find such a beautiful secretary? I'm in the market for one and I have yet come across anything so wonderful. I like your "Friendship Gifts" they are really sweet.

Miss Janice said...

MM,
I purchased the secretary desk at Ethan Allen about 3 years ago.

annie said...

The gift bags are so cute and I will have to try making the nuts. They sound yummy.

Lori said...

Let's see you have nine bags and eight friends correct? You can send the extra my way! haha, they look great.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You always come up with the most clever friendship gifts. Even though we're not neighbors -- I always look forward with anticipation of knowing when you post about one of your "friendship" gifts -- it's going to be spectacular! Thanks for sharing these and giving us all such great inspiration.

High Heeled Life said...

What a wonderful idea!!! They look so yummie .. Miss Janice , you are most inspiring!!! HHL

Lisa said...

I love these, Miss Janice! Thanks for the recipe.:)

Candy said...

What thoughtful gift ideas! Thanks for sharing the recipe, xoxo

bevy said...

What a great and EASY recipe! I'd be afraid that I ate all of them though!