I took some heavy, natural tissue, the kind used to wrap breakables, some hot pink tissue paper, and some scrapbooking letter stickers. I folded the clothes into a neat stack and made sure they would fit in one sheet of tissue. I then used a glue stick to attach a hot pink heart I cut freehand and the letter stickers to spell out their names. I made a quick trip around three sides with hot pink thread and a basting stitch, inserting the clothes before sewing the last side. Here are the packages ready to be mailed.
And what's inside:
I did cook, though. I even drug the grill out of the garage in 10 degree weather to grill some NY strip steaks. I roasted some Yukon Gold potatoes with some onions, steamed asparagus, and made Hollandaise to go over it. There is nothing like a steak off the grill. We drank a Coppola Claret, which was really delicious.
It was the first time I made a Hollandaise sauce as far as I can remember. It was so, so, so good. By itself it tasted salty, but on the asparagus, which I had only salted a bit to steam, it was perfect. We had some leftover, so for breakfast, I toasted some English muffins, layered the potatoes, asparagus and a poached egg on top and covered it all with the leftover Hollandaise. The sauce broke a bit, but still tasted good enough to make this a decadent breakfast. Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures.