Each year we really want our holidays to be special. Purchasing just the right gift, being sure it arrives on time, wrapping it, and budgeting for all the gifts can all be overwhelming, paralyzing and most especially not in the spirit of the season. Is it time to rethink gift giving and simplify? Start a new holiday tradition with clutter free gifts for your family and friends.
Our family is moving to the next step of gift giving. We are going to share in the fun of creating our Delap Family Cookbook. Everyone contributes recipes for this. We will print it and share it with the spirit of the season.
For our grands, we are giving memberships to the Houston Children’s Museum www.cmhouston.org and Houston Zoo www.houstonzoo.org. It is all about the experiences we will share as we go together to these places.
So here are some other conscious consumerism ideas. What creative and fun ideas will your family share this holiday?
Make some yummy treats to share with your friends and family too!
Ellen’s Banana Bread
½ c oil
1 ½ c sugar
1 t salt
1t baking soda
4 T milk
2 beaten eggs
3 very ripe bananas mashed
2 c flour
Mix all together n electric mixer in the order given. Bake in 2 loaf pans sprayed with Baker’s Joy. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Freezes well!