Tuesday, December 8, 2015

You've Been Jingled

A Pinterest find sure to spread the holiday spirit in your neighborhood. 
Christmas You've Been Jingled + Cute Way to Package Treats for Neighbor Gifts, Family and 
Friends

http://itswrittenonthewalls.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-youve-been-jingled-cute-way.html
Jingle Your Neighbor
One evening in December you may hear someone knock at your door or ring your doorbell. If you open the door and find there is no one there you may want to investigate further. Look carefully and you may discover a package of holiday goodies and a message indicating, "You've been Jingled!" or "You've Been Elfed"

If you've been Jingled, it means you have a secret friend in your neighborhood. Enjoy your holiday treats and the fun of trying to solve the mystery of who Jingled you. This game is similar to the old tradition of leaving someone May Day flowers or the Secret Santa game, but with a twist. As the recipient of a "Jingle" or "Elf" you have also been invited to participate in the game by Jingling other neighbors who have not yet been Jingled.

If you've never been Jingled, why not start the tradition in your neighborhood? Starting a chain reaction of the "You've Been Jingled" or "You've Been Elfed" game is fun and easy. It helps to strengthen neighborhood ties and makes a great family project for adults and kids to work on together. Your "Jingle" can be as simple or as complicated as you like. 

links to a printable download tags/poem
http://www.beenjingled.com/beenjingled-color.pdf
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B64k-zBHA3wRRG04UC1XOFpTdEU/view
So Get Started and Have Some Fun
Cook's notes: A treat idea for your bags
Morning Caramel Snack Mix recipe form BHG
Morning Caramel Snack Mix
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 TB. color corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 cups round toasted oat cereal
  • 2 cups miniature pretzel twists
  • 2 cups bite-size square corn cereal
  • 2 cups almonds, cashews, or peanuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries or raisins
Directions:
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set pans aside.
  • In a large pot or Dutch oven combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and baking soda. Stir in oat cereal, pretzels, corn cereal, almonds, and, if desired, dried cranberries until coated.
  • Divide cereal mixture between the prepared baking pans; cool. Break mixture apart into bite-size pieces. Transfer to resealable plastic bags or airtight storage containers; seal or cover tightly. Let stand at room temperature overnight.

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