Sunday, June 7, 2009

Tower of Goodies

Tony and I needed a housewarming gift for a 20-something male. This young man and his roommates are typical bachelors, so I knew that the gifts I'd usually bring (like a candle, picture frame, or plant) wouldn't be appreciated.

We decided to go with something consumable. I bought a set of nesting bowls, made a recipe of good chili, and poured it into the biggest bowl. We put tortilla chips in the next bowl, and a container of sour cream and bags of chopped onions and cheddar cheese in the third. In this picture the top bowl is empty; we stopped at the grocery store and bought a bottle of sriracha hot sauce to put in it. I tied everything together with a ribbon and we were on our way.

When we presented the tower, the young man's eyes lit up. Who doesn't like to have prepared food waiting for them when they come home from work? He can either keep it all for himself (freezing it in smaller portions in the bowls) or share some with his other housemates.


  1. That sounds like a great gift - I love getting consumables! I have a small apartment and like getting stuff I can eat and use.