My old boss use to say that to me. “Keep it simple stupid.”
So many times that he would just say ” KISS.”
I understand it now – it took 30 or so years but I am on top of it.
Especially with gifts. Here are a few gift ideas for some of the man folk that you may want to impress…
I hope you enjoy the selection – let me know what you think.
Give him the World.
Custom wrap his gift of Chapstick & beef jerky in a vintage National Geographic map. The vintage paper is perfect gift wrap – colorful and strong. Add a twine tie or a little rafia to punch it up a bit. Simple, but cool, right?
So he gets his point across.
Hand Carved Pointer or Yad. Custom Made Order. by Dave Yarbrough.
Each one is one of a kind. Hand carved from on piece of wood.
Every man’s gift nightmare re-dubbed. ‘nuf said.
He always wanted a dog.
He drives you crazy.
Let him have his fun.
“R” is for Right … Mister Right.
There’s always Momma’s Million Dollar Pound Cake ~ myrecipes.com
… Maybe he will share …
1 pound butter, softened
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. (The butter will become a lighter yellow color; this is an important step, as the job of the mixer is to incorporate air into the butter so the cake will rise. It will take 1 to 7 minutes, depending on the power of your mixer.) Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy. (Again, the times will vary, and butter will turn to a fluffy white.) Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow yolk disappears.
Add flour to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. (The batter should be smooth and bits of flour should be well incorporated; to rid batter of lumps, stir gently with a rubber spatula.) Stir in extracts.
Pour into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. (Use vegetable shortening or butter to grease the pan, getting every nook and cranny covered. Sprinkle a light coating of flour over the greased surface.)
Bake at 300° for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool completely on a wire rack.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used White Lily All-Purpose Flour.
Note: For the best results, preheat your oven to 300º before you begin. We also soften butter at room temperature for 30 minutes.
… And for the chocolate /caramel or strawberry sauce …
So, What gift ideas to you think take the cake?