I don’t really think I had to tell anyone that, but it is what inspired this post. Well, that and Oprah, who is apparently not immune to the hardened financial times we are in.
I felt like I should get something for my co-workers this year and since I don’t work in a place where some sort of “secret Santa” (do you capitalize Santa?) is organized and we are a small operation I figure I should get something for everyone.
In order to be economical about it, I thought a homemade gift would be the way to go. As luck would have it, the December 2008 Oprah magazine had some solutions.
So here I bring you the easiest gift you will probably ever make. I made it in under 10 minutes and now all they require is a bow and a label (which coincidentally I am pilfering from work).
Hot Chocolate Mocha Mix
Adapted from O Magazine, December 2008
3/4 cup premium un-sweetened cacao
3 tbsp instant espresso
1/2 cup Splenda
Combine dry ingredients and spoon into a small decorative tin or a glass mason jar (as I have done). Attach a tag that says “Mix 3 tbsp hot chocolate mocha mix with 1 cup steamed or simmered milk. Top with marshmallows.”
Done and Done.