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John Wesley United Methodist Church 12th annual Angels and More Craft Show

Nov. 8, 2011 at 5:08 a.m.

John Wesley United Methodist Church will serve a chicken spaghetti dinner and offer homemade sweets at its 12th annual craft show Saturday.  Here is just a sampling of some of the items available to purchase at the show.

Country Soup In a Jar

1/2 cup barley

1/2 cup dried split peas

1/2 cup uncooked white rice

1/2 cup dry lentils

2 Tbsp. dried minced onion

2 Tbsp. dried parsley

2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. lemon pepper

2 Tbsp. beef bouillon granules

1/2 cup uncooked alphabet pasta

1 cup uncooked twist macaroni

In a wide mouth 1 quart jar, layer the barley, peas, rice and lentils. Then layer around the edges the onion, parsley, salt, lemon pepper, bouillon and the alphabet pasta. Fill the rest of the jar with the twist macaroni.

Seal and attach a gift card. The gift card should read: Add contents of jar to 3 quarts of water, 2 stalks of chopped celery, 2 sliced carrots, 1 cup of shredded cabbage (optional) and 2 cups diced tomatoes. Over medium-low heat, cover and simmer about 1 hour, or until vegetables are tender.

Peppermint Stick Cocoa

1 cup powdered milk

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips

1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy

Layer powdered milk, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, chocolate chips, and peppermint candy in this order into a quart jar.

For label: Spoon 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup boiling water.

Spiced Tea Mix

11/2 cups orange breakfast drink (like Tang)

3/4 cup iced tea mix

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

2 tsp. ground cloves

1 tsp. ground ginger

Stir all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Pour into quart jar and cap with a screw top lid, firmly screwed down.

For label: Spoon three teaspoons of spiced tea mix in a cup. Stir in one cup boiling water. Makes 4 cups.

John Wesley United Methodist Church will host its 12th annual Angels and More Craft Show from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. Saturday at 8300 N.E. Zac Lentz Parkway at Mallette Drive.

Admission is free and door prizes will be drawn every half hour. Breakfast consisting of homemade sausage kolaches and cinnamon rolls will be served starting at 9 a.m.

Chicken spaghetti dinners, including salad and bread, will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plates are $7 each, dine-in or to-go.

Funnel cakes made to order and served warm are returning for the second year. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will also be available throughout the day.

A variety of vendors from Victoria and the surrounding area will display their one-of-a-kind craft items. Examples of some of the items for sale include cloth gift bags, jewelry, candles, quilts, handmade wearables, baby items, floral art, wreaths, unique hand-carved wood items, angels and Christmas items, including yard displays.

John Wesley will sponsor several church booths, including a silent auction, a booth featuring all handmade items ranging from aprons, to wall hangings, to kitchen scrubbers, and an entertainment booth offering new and gently used books, CD's and DVD's. The Sweet Shoppe will offer pies, cakes, cookies, candies, bread and all kinds of goodies for purchase.

A raffle featuring the "Sleep Under The Stars" quilt will be the highlight of the show. The quilt was made by the Tuesday Group. Raffle tickets can be purchased from any church member or purchased on Saturday at the show.

For more information or questions, call Janet Myrick at 361-572-0390.

Recipes in a Jar make nice gifts for those with busy lives by saving them time running around the kitchen gathering all the different ingredients. You can fill a jar with ingredients to bake cookies, cakes, muffins or even pancakes.

Here are a few favorite Gift In a Jar recipes:

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