Monday, December 22, 2008

Last Minute Gift

If you need a last minute, inexpensive idea for neighbors or hostesses, whip up some raspberry vinegar. I found these bottles at the dollar store. Take 1 1/2 cups white vinegar and 1 cup of raspberries --frozen are great, but not the kind in juice. Put the raspberries and vinegar in a glass container and microwave on high for 3 minutes--it should be very warm , almost boiling. Let sit for 15 minutes and then strain. Put 10-15 raspberries in a glass jar and add vinegar. Include this dressing recipe:

Raspberry Vinegarette

1/3 cup salad oil
3 Tbs. sugar
2 Tbs raspberry vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. dijon mustard
1 Tbs. sour cream

Shake well and use over a salad made with mixed greens, pecans, raspberries, parmesan cheese.


  1. That is such a sweet idea... Thanks Bec!

  2. What a great idea and it sound delicious!

  3. This is a lovely idea! I'm doin' it, I have a few cool bottles my husband picked up on the side of the road for me (from an estate sale). I need 2 more gifts for my daughters preschool teachers, thanks so much!! I love your blog too! Merry Christmas- Krista

  4. what a great idea to do and have on hand for last minute needs. thanks for sharing, i will do these next year. have a merry christmas!

  5. That recipe sounds good! The bottles are really pretty.

  6. Merry Christmas Bec to you and your family!!


  7. New to your blog from PK. I am now a follower. Love this idea!


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