TIP #1. How to Make The Perfect Care Package
When making a proper care package there are just certain rules. I never knew that I had a gift for this until my husband, in our days of dating days, pointed out that I may be the best care package giver in the entire land. Hmmm...Who knew?
Well.......Here's the scoop if you want it to be very special:
1. Find a box not too big or small. You want a box that will fit everything you are giving snuggly. A huge box with only a little in it is ugly (sorry but it's true)
2. Line the inside of the box with tissue paper, any color or kind will do. It just makes it look fancy and we all like fancy, right?
3. Plan to have a very nice variety of items. This Is the most important step. I suggest at least one food item, maybe a reading material (magazine, book) this depends on the occasion of the care package. I also suggest one more expensive or "nicer" item but only one. It could be a piece of clothing or a purse, wallet, earrings....etc. You could also put some socks or pretty markers in there. Again it depends on the occasion.
4. Finally you MUST wrap every little item individually. It is so fun to get a box filed with a million little things to unwrap. It feels bigger and more special than a box full of what could look like junk.
Then I always fill it with some kind of confetti or glitter balls or colored shredded paper; just something really fun to put it over the top and rally adds a "WOW" factor!!!!
And there you have it!!
Oh and I ALWAYS, ALWAYS add a greeting card on top:)
(Below, care package for a friend with a huge hole in her heart at the moment)
(I hope it brought one tiny ounce of cheer to her broken spirit)
Tip #3. How to Make Steak House Baked Potatoes
If you want steak house baked potatoes, you must wash, poke with a fork several times, rub with olive oil, sprinkle tops with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper, and wrap in tin foil and bake. VOILA! Steakhouse potato!
Tip #4 How to Make Collard Greens Taste Good
If you want your collard greens to taste good AT ALL you better boil them with lots of ham hocks.