Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The 12 Days of a Simple Christmas (Revisited) ~ Day 4 Teacher's Gifts

Eli is one of those students who loves every teacher, and every teacher loves him .. even if he doesn't have them for any classes. He loves the secretaries (and never leaves for the day without hugging each of them), loves his principal and librarian and P.E. teacher and music teacher and computer teacher. He also has a speech pathologist, occupational therapist and reading specialist. Of course we give a Christmas gift to his homeroom teacher. But, he would be devastated if he didn't get to hand a gift to each of his other teachers (down to the lunchroom monitor, nurse, counselor and school instructional assistant.) That can get expensive!!  But we are grateful for them all and want to thank them for their love and care.

Here is our yearly solution, that doesn't cost much. But they are oh ... so ... good!

Spicy Pretzels

15 oz. bag pretzels
1 package  dry ranch dressing (i.e. Hidden Valley)
3/4 cup oil
1/2 tsp. lemon pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

Put all ingredients into a gallon-sized ziplock bag and shake. Shake and mix every 20-30 minutes for a couple of hours. Let sit for 24 hours before dividing. These ingredients fill about 3 cellophane Christmas snack gift bags.

Now that we are homeschoolers, we don't have all of those teachers. However, these are great gifts to give to Sunday school teachers, the mailman, the librarians, and coaches. They will all be receiving these from us this year.

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