Blogmas Day 7: A Helpful Hamper

Christmas is about giving and it’s important to remember not just your friends and family, but those in need, too.

Normally at Christmas, I would do a hamper either for my uncle who live alone or my dad or even my step brother when he was at uni, but with circumstances changing, this year we have decided to create a hamper for someone in need. These could be for absolutely anyone you feel would benefit, but this year we will be giving it to the local food bank for those who need it.

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While it looks extravagant, this cost us so little as we would put one or two items at a time in with our shopping and didn’t really affect the costs at all. It doesn’t have to be branded – it could be the store’s own (ie: ASDA Smart Price), anything really is beneficial.

Of course, Christmas is very close to us now, but if you could pick up even five pounds worth on your Christmas shop. Perhaps in the new year, you could make it a resolution to buy one or two tinned items or food that isn’t dated to save and then make a hamper for someone. An elderly neighbour, someone who isn’t as fortunate financially or unable to get to the shops.¬†If you donate to your local food bank, they usually have a list of what they typically run out of most. Any donation is hugely appreciated and the warmth you feel for helping someone is truly a special Christmas gift alone.

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Quick doggy treats: Chicken Bites

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If you’re unable to go to the shop or fancy trying something different for your furry friend, then this quick recipe is easy enough for you to make a tasty treat which your dogs will love!

Dog treats

Ingreedients 

  • 200g flour
  • 1 tablespoon of butter/flora/stork
  • Fresh chicken stock

Instructions

  1. Rub the flour and butter together to make crumbs
  2. Add chicken stock to mix
  3. Mix until dough
  4. Roll out dough
  5. cut shapes
  6. Cook in a medium temperature oven for about 10 minutes
  7. Leave to cool

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Louis and Pepsi love these and I’m sure you’re dogs will, too!

Let me know if you make these and how you get on.

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Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.