NOW THIS feels like Christmas. We had plenty ideas for this part of the 12 days of Christmas. Feel free to use some of these, or choose your own. Comfort foods are definitely things people need in time of any type of crisis:
Options that are Free or Under $1
Candy Bar or Pudding Mix
Even just a candy bar or 2 in your storage for just in case scenarios are great. Pick up the person’s favorite one and surprise them with a little treat to have in time of need (and tell them they can’t eat it right away, they have to store it 😉 Tie a cute ribbon around the candy bar and add the Day 10 Tags and you’re all set.
An Option that is $5-$30
Holiday Hot Cocoa
These cute Holiday Hot Coca pantry cans from Thrive Life are the perfect food storage gift. They are sealed in pantry cans with a long shelf life so ideal for long term storage. But they never last that long around our house 🙂 You can buy a ten pack and give as neighbor gifts, or just buy a single can for someone if you are doing a full 12 days for them. (Order before December 15th for guaranteed shipping before Christmas)
Big Baskets of Goodies (that would store well)
A More Expensive Option
FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer
One of the best ways we have found to make your comfort foods last longer is to utilize a vacuum sealer or oxygen absorbers. We love the jar attachment on FoodSaver Vacuum Sealers. You simply pour your candies, crackers, treats, etc. into a mason jar and seal the jar up with your Foodsaver. This extends the shelf life up to 5 years or so and keeps your treats nice and fresh for an emergency. Don’t forget your Day 10 Tags if you grab one of these!
-Jodi Weiss Schroeder