Sunday, October 23, 2011

Italian Dinner Gift Basket

I was blown away by the gift my niece gave me for my birthday. She went to a lot of work to make it, and it was right up my alley with a theme to it. She made me an Italian dinner gift basket. Here is what she did....

She made home made tomato sauce in the crock pot. Then she put it in a nice jar with the hand written recipe on how to make it. 

My niece also made  Italian seasoning. She put it in an adorable jar, again with the recipe written out. 

Included in the gift basket was some gourmet pasta, four Italian style place mats, and some adorable Italian flags that my niece made. The dinner was very yummy. All I had to add was some hamburger and parmesan and I was set!

Here are some pictures of my creative, gourmet chef niece putting the gift together. I feel like the luckiest Auntie in the world!

Thank you so much kiddo - your gift was awesome!!!


  1. That gift basket is so beautiful and thoughtful. My mom and sister are in Italy right now enjoying the "real
    thing". I think they're eating themselves silly.

  2. I would like to add you can do this with any theme. A mexican theme, chinese anything! And you can choose what you want to put in them.
    From your Niece <3

  3. Oh yes - there are unlimited possibilities! The Asian theme one would be really neat :)