Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Midnight Snack for the Bride and Groom

I saw this done a few years ago but in a little different way and I thought it was really cute.  So I took the basic idea and adapted it for us and came up with an even better presentation.

We started with a gable-end box from the Paper Source.  These were the perfect size for what we planned.

First order of business after assembling the box was to add a goodly amount of excelsior to the bottom.  This gave some cushion to the items we would add and it was visually attractive.

We started with two mini bottles of Freixenet Cordon Negro.  One for the bride; one for the groom.

Some Almond Cashew bars, which were really delicious.  I bought an extra to sample and they are really, really good.

 We slipped the two bars between the Freixenet to help keep them stable in the box.

Then we started layering lots of yummy, delicious but healthy treats for their enjoyment later on. Next was a bag of Nature's Joy California Pistachios.

A bag of Cashew Crunch.  I recently read some information online about the health benefits of consuming cashews.  Not only do cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts, approximately 82% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids, plus about 66% of this unsaturated fatty acid content are heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, similar to those found in olive oil. Studies of diabetic patients show that monounsaturated fat, when added to a low-fat diet, can help to reduce high triglyceride levels. Triglycerides are a form in which fats are carried in the blood, and high triglyceride levels are associated with an increased risk for heart disease, so ensuring you have some monounsaturated fats in your diet by enjoying cashews is a good idea, especially for persons with diabetes.

Lastly, we added two more Almond Cashew bars on top.  At this point we had filled our snack box to the brim.  So we closed it up and we were ready to present it to the bride and groom on their wedding day.

Here it is, ready to be presented.

A close-up view of the label.  Such a great idea and it can be done very reasonably.  It will be most appreciated.

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