August 27, 2010

Tasteful and Simple?

So last night I attended my first ever Tastefully Simple party. For those of you not familiar with the concept, essentially it's food and drink mixes that require very few additional ingredients and very little work. The party concept is so guests are able to try some of the items prior to purchasing them. For someone like me who tends to reinvent the wheel each time I plan a menu, I will admit I was a bit skeptical. How can something that takes very little work be good? Well, I will be the first to admit, I was wrong! (I also believe this is another step in the twelve step program I considered following for two minutes. Maybe I'm not done after all!) Everything I tried was delicious!

There were dip mixes such as the fiesta dip and warm spinach artichoke dip that appeared very easy to make and definitely worthy of serving to a group of people. I'm a food snob and I was truly surprised and impressed. I would not recommended any of these items if you were say, on a diet. Most of them are made with mayonnaise and/or sour cream. For those of you who could care less or who care a little but like food more, dig in!  I will also say, I've never been one to campaign on the behalf of drink mixes either, I tend to find them not strong enough for someone who likes to drink too sweet for my taste. Wrong again! The watermelon margarita was outstanding! All that is required is water,  tequila, and a freezer, (oh and of course the mix.)

So the rumor is true, I suppose the wheel doesn't always need to be reinvented and it is possible for food to be delicious and easy to make. Although I highly doubt I will apply this theory to all cooking and party planning I'm glad to know it's out there.

To find out more about Tastefully Simple, please visit their website.

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