There are times, when someone you care about, is feeling under the weather, and not
able to carry out the every day duties of daily life. You hurt for your friend, and you want
to let her know, in some small way, that you are thinking about her. If you know for a fact,
that she really likes mushroom soup, this may be just the thing. But, if she prefers another
flavor of soup, this small gift idea, would work for that too. By now, you probably have
figured out that I thoroughly enjoy putting small gifts together for others, and this is
another example of just that.
IF...you like mushroom soup, I will tell you that my husband and I really liked this soup!
In fact, he said, "it was the best mushroom bisque he had tasted! I purchased Amy's soups
in the organic section of my local grocery store.
I purchased a package of fresh mushrooms and sautéed them lightly in a pan, with butter,
until they were slightly soft and light brown in color.
I emptied two cans of the mushroom bisque into another pan, added a touch of salt
and pepper and 1 heaping tablespoon of light sour cream. I stirred the sautéed
mushrooms into the soup, and simmered it on med. low for 10 minutes.
This bowl was for my husband as his dinner, along with a grilled cheese sandwich. To
add a bit of color, I sprinkled some chives on top of the soup.
The remaining soup was cooled, poured into a clean, empty mayonnaise
jar, and refrigerated until ready to give as a gift. This is such an easy process that
I hesitate to share it with you all.
I purchased the pretty, sturdy mug at the dollar store, and the soft, fuzzy pair of
slippers at a local K Mart Store.
I placed some colorful filler into the mug, placed the jar of soup into the mug.
Set the mug on a large sheet of clear cellophane and pulled it up over the mug
and the soup. I cut a long piece of red ribbon and tied the ribbon tightly
over the cellophane. I placed the slippers on the ribbon, and then tied the
ribbon a second time, to hold the slippers in place.
Then, as I always do, I made a fun, colorful tag and tied it onto the ribbon.
I should have labeled the soup, "semi-homemade" instead of homemade,
because of the few steps that went into it's contents. I finished the gift by
making a bow with the same ribbon and tying it onto the front of the mug.
A mug, some hot soup, and a pair of comfy slippers, will be dropped off at my
friend's door. An easy way to let someone know you are thinking about them,
and praying for them to get better soon.
With clear white index cards, a vintage apron sticker, and a stamp, I whipped up this
little card. The card is always an important part of the gift, but how you make it
I am sure we all come in contact each week, with those who are
going through difficult times in their lives, whether it is with a
physical illness, or many other painful situations. As the weather gets
colder, and the winter approaches, a hot mug of soup and a warm
pair of slippers, just might brighten anyone's day.
Thank you to "Amy" and company, for creating such a
delicious mushroom bisque.
Thanks to each of you for dropping by for yet another one of my
endless,simple gift idea posts.