What do you give 80 plus year old in-laws for Christmas, who don't want more stuff to dust/clutter up their place, who don't bake much, or can anymore?
This year I put together a basket of all my homemade preserves that I made this year ie: Salsa, Dill Pickles, Bread & Butter Pickles, Rosehip Jelly, Strawberry Jam, Green Tomato Chutney, Cranberry Chutney, Red Pepper Jelly along with several jars of "Meal in a Jar".
The "Meal in a Jar" included, Thai Red Bean Soup Mix, Quinoa and Lentil Soup, Lentil Soup, and Curry Soup. Each jar contains all the ingredients needed, along with a recipe. All that is reqiored is to add water and simmer till done. I also made a couple of casseroles for their freezer with a gift certificate of bringing over one new dinner each month - something they can have right away or put in their freezer for a night they don't feel like cooking.
In the basket I also included a half dozen knitted dish cloths to match their kitchen decor.