Love your baked potato with sour cream and the works? This herb mix one-ups that. Add it to your sour cream for lots more flavor, no added calories. Easier, and better too actually, than adding the chives, salt, pepper, etc. But you will still have to do the work of adding the bacon bits. This herb mix is easy to make and package for gift-giving and it becomes very much a gift from the heart if you grow the herbs yourself.
Stir all together in a small bowl and pour into cellophane bags. I put two teaspoons of the mix in each cellophane bag. That is enough to flavor 1 – 3 cups of sour cream, depending on your taste.
Gift Packaging Materials:
• Small cellophane bags
• Small rectangular labels; I used French Market style in chocolate
• Address labels; I used French Market style in chocolate. Instead of using it for an address, I included recipe instructions.
• Small Oval Labels; I used the French Market style in chocolate.
• Card stock. You can use the inside of a cereal box or other paper box you have on hand (not corrugated), or go to a craft store for just the right color.
It is easiest to make the cards if you have a straightedge, triangle, craft knife and cutting surface, but you can make do with what you have to work with. You will also need a stapler and scissors.
Cut a long strip of card stock 3 inches wide, using the straightedge and craft knife. Score all down the middle of the strip at 1 – 1/2 inches, using the dull side of the craft knife to make the score. Cut the strip into 2 – 3/4 inch wide pieces. Repeat until you have the number of cards you need. Place a label on one or both sides of each card, centering carefully. Fold the card in half.
Cut the top 3 inches off the cellophane bags, and save the cut-off top for another use. Fill the bags with herb mix, using a funnel. Fold the top of the cellophane bag down two times, slide the folded top in between the card front and back, staple once or twice. Be careful where you staple; be sure that it is in an inconspicuous place and that it holds the cellophane bag securely. Adorn with your custom labels.