Are you looking for ideas for gifts from the kitchen? A gift to give to your friends that is easy to put together and helps to create a delicious meal? My sister-in-law gave us this wonderful gift several years ago. We enjoyed it so much I decided to re-create it last year and give to friends. Hopefully they appreciated it as much as we did.

The gift is a spice bag full of spices to make Simon & Garfunkel Roast Chicken. Included with the gift is a card with the directions to create this delicious dinner as well as what to do with the leftovers!

Simon & Garfunkel Roast Chicken

First make up your spice bags. I found the perfect bags on Amazon. I could fill the bags and then seal the top of each bag so that the ingredients stayed fresh.

In each bag put the following ingredients:

4 tsp. Dried rosemary
3 tsp. Ground sage
3 tsp. Dried thyme
½ tsp. Ground pepper
4 Bay leaves

Attach a card to each bag of spices with the following information:

Simon & Garfunkel Roast Chicken

Preheat oven to 425. (Convection if you have it). Coat 2 roasting chickens, a dozen shallots and root vegies with olive oil and all of this mix. Put a half a lemon inside of each chicken.

Roast 20 minutes then reduce heat to 325. Don’t open the oven! Roast 60 more minutes (ish). Allow to sit 15 minutes before carving. Combine leftovers, frozen rice and 1-2 boxes of high quality chicken stock to make soup. Freeze for tomorrow.

Gifts from the kitchen are perfect for gift giving over the holidays. Whether you are baking something or helping others to create a wonderful meal it is sure to be appreciated. Dress the bag of spices up with a festive card and you’ll end up with a very creative gift!

Check out my YouTube video to watch me put the bags together.

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3 comments on “Gifts From The Kitchen

Mother of 3 on November 12, 2019 10:29 pm

I love giving gifts like this! Those packets are perfect too. Pinned.

Erica on November 14, 2019 12:51 pm

What a cute idea! I could see giving this as part of a gift basket with some fresh bread and a bottle of wine. Thanks for sharing with the Simple Homestead Blog Hop.

Clearissa Coward on November 23, 2019 4:36 pm

This is an awesome idea. And so personal. Thanks for sharing with #omhgww.

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