Remember how we were talking about repurposing the Bonne Maman jars? A while back? No? Well, check it out here.
Anyhoo, we had about eight Bonne Maman jam jars that we deemed too pretty to recycle this year. And over the months, we’ve used them to store leftovers, or to hold a little homemade something that we are passing along.
So this year, in addition to contributing to the teacher’s gift money that the class parents collected, we decided to make some of the famously addictive peanut clusters, and some of the fabulous Union Square Cafe Bar Nut Mix, and pass them along to the women who work so hard with our kids in school.
This picture does not do the cuteness justice, but to give you the idea:
I slapped a little handwritten label on them and tied a bow around the jars, and put them in gift bags.
We had a few people more to give to than we had jars available. They got these cute little gift bags (and some scored Rich Roll Cookies — see your copy of The Joy of Cooking for the recipe):
And off we traipsed to school!