autumn celebration baskets

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2 mediums Wicker baskets
4 smalls Autumn-colored gift bags
  Autumn-colored tissue paper
2 smalls Autumn wreath decorations
  Autumn-colored satin ribbon
24  "Homemade Goodies" labels
  Clear plastic wrap
2 packs Autumn cocktail napkins
12-oz canning jars
16 smalls Disposable loaf pans
  "Pumpkin Bread"
  "Banana Bread"
"Spiced Apple Butter"
  "Maple Kisses"
1 carton Instant Apple Cider

The first day of Fall, September 22, 1996. Baskets for Mom & Dad R. and Mom & Dad C. Bags for Granny & Grandpa, Aunt Lorraine & Uncle Bob, Aunt Candy & Uncle Bill, Donna & Tom.

Print out 24 2x4 labels that say "Homemade Goodies" in black ink, preferably using a laser printer: 8 Apple Butter, 8 Pumpkin Bread, 4 Banana Bread, 4 Maple Fudge, and 4 plain. Use a varying size of the TrueType Architect font. Decorate specific lables with "kitchen crock" stamp in black & a different bright color for each type of label. Decorate unspecified labels with "crock border" stamp in black and dark blue.

Prepare 2 batches of Spiced Apple Butter according to recipe & store in canning jars according to instructions that came with the jars. Affix Apple Butter labels to jars.

Prepare Pumpkin Bread according to recipe, except instead of 2 large loaf pans, use 8 of the small disposable pans. Remove bread from pans and cool on wire racks. When cool, wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Affix Pumpkin Bread labels across the top of the wrapped bread.

Prepare Banana Bread according to recipe, except instead of 1 large loaf pan, use 4 of the small disposable pans. Remove bread from pans and cool on wire racks. When cool, wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Affix banana Bread labels across the top of the wrapped bread.

Prepare Maple Kisses according to recipe, except instead of cooling by teaspoonfuls, divide hot mixture among the remaining 4 small disposable pans. When fudge has cooled, pop it out of the pans and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Affix Maple Fudge labels across the top of the wrapped fudge.

In the two baskets, assemble 1 each of the napkins, Apple Butter, Pumpkin Bread, Banana Bread, and Maple Fudge, on a bed of tissue paper. Weave fall wreath decorations into basket handles. Make a big bow on top with the satin ribbon.

In the four bags, assemble 1 Pumpkin Bread, 1 Apple Butter, and 2-3 apple cider packets among tissue paper. Decorate the handles with satin ribbon, and place one of the "crock border" stickers on the front of the bag.

You have 2 of everything left then: one for sampling, and one for company or to bring in to work.

Source: Lisa Clarke

Posted to Bakery-Shoppe Digest V1 #216 by Lisa Clarke <lisa@...> on Sep 3, 97

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