In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures. ~ Gibran

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Make and Take, May 6, 2010

Make and Take ~ May 2010, A Purse Full Of Chocolate!

April was skipped over for our meeting last month as our members were pulled in other directions, so when I saw today was finally another Make and Take, I was filled with joy!  We gathered at Poh's this morning and lingered over tea and carrot bread while we caught up on all the news.  Then Poh had a little something extra to share by roasting garlic.

Roasted garlic Recipe:

Cut tops off garlic, making sure all cloves have top cut off.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper, sprinkle with fresh Thyme, and then drizzle with olive oil.  Bake for one hour, or until golden on 400 degree oven.  Serve as a spread from the garlic head or remove roasted cloves and serve in your favorite recipe like mashed potatoes!

The house smelled divine as we worked on our main project.  Favors, and darling ones that we would be making for an event that Jean's mother was sponsoring.  Knowing we would be happy to produce the little satchels, Jean laid out a gorgeous array of pre-cut papers for us to get to work on.  Soon the table filled with one cuter than the next, purse favor filled with mini-chocolate bars!

 It wasn't long before the smell of the roasted garlic and Poh's cooking beckoned us to lunch.  Once again Poh created a delicious selection for us to enjoy...and we did!

Purse Favor How To:

To make your own chocolate purse favors, which I think would make cute place card holders as well, take a decorative strip of 1 1/2 in wide x 6" long.  Trim corners on one side and cut a solid complimentary color rectangle to glue behind the end where corners are trimmed.  Rectangle and be 1/2" long by 1 1/2 wide.  Then poke small holes 1 inch from layer end and 3/4" from the straight end.  Fold the bottom straight end up under the layer end and secure with a colorful brad through the 2 holes.  Insert 2 mini-chocolate bars that you double-side tape together and then again tape to bottom of purse.  Pinch the top to form the triangle shape of the purse and cut a complementing piece of ribbon as the handle.  We used double sided tape for all the securing.  That's it!  Enjoy as treats for Mother's day or your next party!

Thank you Poh and gals for another wonderful Make and Take!

~ MJ
Copyright 2010 MJ's Table Talk

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