southern grits & peach preserves
i know i'm a little behind here but i just sat down with the new martha stewart weddings magazine this morning ... if you haven't already thumbed through it, go pick one up and turn directly to the spread on regional favors (or just click here!). i've been looking forward to this specific article after seeing it mentioned on a few of my favorite blogs and i certainly wasn't let down! while not *every* state is mentioned (boo! why wasn't mississippi?!?), there's a good mix of different regions and a few of my favorites are shown above. (note to vermont brides: i'm jealous!)
my absolute favorite, of course, are the buckeyes!! i've decided that candied buckeyes will be our favors - unfortunately, real buckeye nuts are poisonous. i'm thinking about making them myself - i did back in 7th grade home ec and they turned out fabulous so i'm thinking why not?? i can't wait to try it out with my mom when i'm home visiting! ;o)
i found these candy buckeyes at marie's candies, recommended by martha, if the DIY route proves too time-consuming.
is anyone else doing regional favors or OOT baskets for guests?