Welcome to the Last Minute Gifts Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Holli's Blog
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Now, now... if you know me
or even if you don't know me and think you do, you may know think that "I" am the Ultimate Procrastinator... the Queen of Procrastination... By all means... get the words out while you can, because I don't take it personally.
We all have so much going on (I know I do!), that it's hard to remember everything at every moment, so sometimes... someone/something slips through the cracks. NOT TODAY, FOLKS! This is how you cope with that last-minute-putting-together-little-something.
I do it all.the.time.
First things first.
Duh. Why do people say that anyway? Have little things around. Purchase yummy smelling candles and smallish, quality items that can always be put together in a basket-type things.
Make lots of little "french-fry" bags, ready to go... (I made these in my Christmas-in-July post... using We R Memory Keepers; click here to find out how! using We R Memory Keepers; click here to find out how!) Add labels, insert candy
canes and more tags tags are all the rage!, put it in a dollar-section little gift bucket, and voila! You've got a "last-minute" gift... to GO!
And then... if you're like some people I may know
or not know... Food gifts are definitely the way to go. This is a simple (but festive-looking) delicious braid. Absolutely ANYONE can do it even my less than culinary friends!
Open up 2 cans of COLD refrigerated crescent roll dough (Pillsbury works best...
and NO, I'm not paid to say that...) Separate the dough into the triangles; lay them out like the picture, overlapping them; pat the center down but if you're OCD like me, you can roll it... what the heck... it's just one more thing to wash, no biggie...). Mix together 1/3 cup powdered sugar with 8 oz. softened cream cheese. Spread down the center of your masterpiece. Scoop pie filling (this is Comstock Cherry Pie Filling) on top of the cream cheese follow the picture as a guide, folks...
Starting at the "top," fold across the corners of the dough to the other side, until they are all folded over
and it makes a faux braid. Pinch the top and bottom ends "closed." If you'd like an egg wash (to make it shiny and pretty and sparkly...), simply beat up and egg and brush it all over the pastry. Bake at 375F for approximately 22 minutes, or until golden brown all over.
FYI, if you'd like to make it a cream-cheese only (no fruit filling), increase the powdered sugar to 1/2 cup. That's all there is to it. Simply said... It's awesome!
Next up is Jearise! She's always so much fun! Have a Jolly Holly-day with her!
If you get lost along the way, here is the entire lineup:
Amanda ~ http://salnclts76.blogspot.com/
Kim ~ http://katydidcards.com/
Jearise ~ http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
Card A Day Challenge blog ~ http://cardadaychallenge.blogspot.com/
Theresa ~ http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com/