Neighbor Christmas Gift: Holiday Shaped Pasta.
This neighbor gift with holiday-shaped pasta is unique, classy, and festive.
I had the idea of gifting this to neighbors when my two youngest children and I went shopping at World Market.
My daughter saw this holiday-shaped pasta and was so, so excited about it. She wanted this more than the other fancy treats we saw in the store—which were many!
I looked at the price and thought that this would make a beautiful and affordable neighbor gift in a glass jar with some cheesecloth on top.
I also bought a pack for us. We cooked it up and this is what it looked like cooked.
My four-year-old has never been so excited for lunch. She kept asking me if it was ready to eat!
I bet other children will respond similarly because this pasta has fun shapes and different colors.
It comes in colors of green, burnt orange, and white/tan. No food coloring was used in this mix though. It is colored by the tomato and spinach that were used to make it.
It really does look pretty—especially when it is dressed up in a glass jar with a nice ribbon.
Supply List for This Neighbor Christmas Gift: Holiday-Shaped Pasta
Holiday-Shaped Pasta World Market 17 oz bag (makes 2)
24 oz glass Jar (I save my peach jars from Costco and clean off the labels)
Cheesecloth If you want the same look as this, you’ll want Grade 100 cheesecloth
Cost Breakdown for This Neighbor Christmas Gift: Holiday-Shaped Pasta
Holiday-Shaped Pasta 17 0z bag at World Market with coupon was $2.79/2 = $1.39
24 oz glass Jar (I save my peach jars from Costco and clean off the labels). You can also find these for about .10 at thrift stores or new bought online bulk at places like Fillmore Container or Burch Bottles= .71 ea
Ribbon Offray green 7/8″ = .07 ea
Total Cost for these gifts-
If you save 24 oz jars you purchase with food in them throughout the year = $1.68
If you purchase jars at thrift stores for about .10 each = $1.78
If you purchase jars new at the bulk jar warehouses = $2.39
How to Put Together This Neighbor Christmas Gift: Holiday-Shaped Pasta
Continue reading and/or watch the video on this post on how to put these together.
1- Pour 1/2 contents of 17 oz bag of holiday-shaped pasta into a 24 oz jar.
2- Cut a piece of cheesecloth and fold it a few times to make a nice looking top.
Note– When tying cheesecloth onto a mason jar rim with ribbon it can get tricky. Ask a family member to hold it while you tie a ribbon around the rim. If you are assembling these alone, you can still do it. Watch the video on this page to see how I manage to tie the ribbon on to the slippery cheesecloth.
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