Day 1 of my Valentine marathon came and I was ready with a gift I knew his stomach would appreciate: banana bread. Earlier in the morning I took a short walk over to his apartment and placed it next to his door (out of the way where no one would accidentally step on it!).
Now, in my mind, the difference between 'here, I made you some food' and 'here, I made this food as a present for you' is presentation. Thankfully, breads are quite easy to dress up. Wrapping the loaf with plastic wrap will help keep it moist and protected as well as keep it crumb-free. It also allows the bread type to be clearly displayed. The next step is to add a little bit of adornment. I happened to have some blue curling ribbon on hand so I chose to tie it around the loaf before adding a few curls on top. You could also wrap a small bit of brown paper and twine around your loaf or add a bow on top.
I made a sweet little tag in part so that whoever opened the door and found it would know who it was for.
Last, I enclosed a letter I had written that morning explaining why he was getting food on his doorstep and the whole 22 day valentine idea. Words mean a lot to Billy, so I wanted to be sure and include some.
And that's it! Simple, easy, but appreciated.
Have a great Tuesday!