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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Mid September 2017 brochure!

Yes it is that time of the month again ...
No not THAT time, 
it's time for the 

And there are some really AWESOME pieces in this brochure!

Check it out .. its APPLE time 
and we have some awesome awesome things to go with 
Apple Time!


I LOVE my Mandolin for so many different things, but to slice up apples on a nice even thickness for apple pie, apple dippers, ... can't wait for you to see how well these work.
And of course we all need an apple corer!  I need to get a few. Don't ask.

Oh did I say apple dippers?  Check out the dipper bowl ... makes some great dippers for your fruit, but its all about the apple in September right??  (chocolates are perfect right?) 
I also LOVE the color of the vent n serve pieces.  

Perfect for apple time but also for tomato sauces you want to heat up without worry of "staining".
And of course the kids lunch sets (Cars and Wonder Woman) are fantastic.  They could be the hit of the lunch crowd!



And with any mid month brochure, there are short term sale items and this month it will be for 3 weeks!!!  AND it has 2 more of the Modular Mate Sets ... at a big discount!  



Don't wait until January, when we normally have our Modular Mate sales.. I would grab some now and then you can pick up more in January if you need to.  

Have a question?  Give me a shout.
Want to join my team?  Talk to me OR you can join right from my Tupperware Site and I will give you a shout out and help you on your way.  It is fun to Party for a Living!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Set a Pretty Table Giveaway Hop

Good morning (or evening as the case may be).
I know its been a while since I had a Giveaway on my page but
today the "drought" ends.


That's because Today, 
I'm joining my friend Katherine from Katherines Corner 
and her Sponsor La Bella Vita Cucina for the 
Set a Pretty Table Giveaway.



One winner will receive their choice of a $50 gift card from Pier 1 OR Williams Sonoma from La Bella Vita Cucina and
$125 Cash prize or Amazon gift card (winner's choice) 
and a copy of the book The Simple Art of Napkin Folding by Linda Hetzer provided by Katherine, Katherine's Corner Shop and her Hostesses.
This giveaway is NOT endorsed or affiliated with Pier 1, WIlliams Sonoma, Linda Hetzer or PayPal.
Please remember to follow your sponsors and all of the hostess so you can get all of your entries!




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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Easy Loaded Baked Potato Soup

It will be cold sooner than I want to think about, so this one will definitely be kept in the back of my mind.

And of course, having leftover mashed potatoes seems to be the norm in this house.  I just don't get the right number of potatoes peeled and cooked ... even now.




Yield: 4
Serving Size: 1 ½ cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (leftover) mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • ½ cup sour cream, divided
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar, divided
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked, crumbled, divided
  • ½ cup cooked chopped broccoli florets, divided
Instructions
  1. In the base of the 1¾-Qt. TupperWave® Stack Cooker Casserole, stir together leftover potatoes and vegetable stock. 
  2. Cover and microwave on high power 3 minutes, or until heated through.
  3. Divide soup between four bowls or our wonderful Microwave soup mugs
  4. Top each bowl of soup with 2 tbsp. of the sour cream, ¼ cup of the Cheddar; sprinkle with crumbled bacon, and broccoli florets.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tupperware's College Dorm Room Care Package

Do you have a child who has recently gone off to college?
Or do you know one that is special to you?

Are they ready for those nights when they just can't find anything at the college dining hall that makes them want to sit and eat?  

How about for when the munchies hit after the dining hall is closed for the night?  Or during those late night mid term exam cram sessions?  You know we all get stressed out and need something to eat.  How about supplying them with good food instead of junk.

Tupperware has the answer ... again.




If they are a TupperKid, we know they are prepare with a good stock of products to start. Here’s some great pieces of Tupperware that I suggest:
  • Microwave Rice Maker
  • Microwave Pasta Maker
  • Spatula
  • Cutting Board
  • Universal Series Chef Knife
  • Essentials Bowls
  • Power Chef® System
  • Thatsa® Bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons


Care Package #1

We call care package #1 Mexican Night, for a perfect for a Tuesday or any night. 
Pack up these dry ingredients with the below instructions and send it to their way (note: your college student will need to purchase the perishables for both recipes when ready to start cooking. We wouldn’t recommend mailing mangoes—that could get messy).
  • 1 small bag Jasmine rice
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 small can green chills
  • DIY Southwest Chipotle seasoning or favorite seasoning mix

Serves: 4 (so roommates can join in)
Serving Size: about 1 cup
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup Jasmin rice
  • 1 cup black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 tbsp. green chilies
  • 2 tbsp. DIY Southwest Chipotle Seasoning Blend, or favorite Southwest seasoning
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled, minced
  • 3/4 cup chopped avocado
  • 3/4 cup chopped mango
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime, cut into quarters
Directions:
  1. In the base of the Rice Maker stir together rice, beans, chilies, seasoning, water, and ¼ tsp. of the salt. 
  2. Place rice insert on base; place rice cover on insert. 
  3. Microwave on high power 5 minutes, then 50% power for 10 minutes more. 
  4. Remove from microwave, set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl toss together garlic, avocado, mango, and remaining salt; set aside.
  6. Divide rice evenly between 4 serving bowls. 
  7. Top with ¼ of the avocado mixture, garnish with cilantro and squeeze of lime.


Care Package #2

Care package #2 is for Italian Night. 
For this one, put the follow ingredients in the mail:
  • 1 lb. box of rotini pasta
  • Small bottle of olive oil
  • 1 jar sun dried tomato packed in olive oil
  • 1 small bag chopped walnuts
Serves: 4 (again great for roommates or study partners)
Serving Size: about 1 cup
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled
  • ¼ cup chopped sundried tomatoes (packed in oil)
  • ½ cup fresh parsley or basil
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ lb. rotini pasta
  • 1 1/4 tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
  1. In the base of the Power Chef® System with blade attachment, add olive oil, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and ¼ tsp. of salt. 
  2. Cover and pull cord until garlic and tomatoes are well minced. 
  3. Add parsley and walnuts. Cover and pull cord until finely chopped.
  4. In the Round Pasta Maker, add rotini and remaining salt. Add water to max fill line. 
  5. Microwave on high power 8 minutes or until al-dente.
  6. Drain and transfer to large bowl. 
  7. Pour olive oil mixture over pasta, toss to coat. 
  8. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top. 
  9. Serve warm.

You could be the hit of his or her dorm with these little care packages arriving at just the right time.  

What?  They don't have these great pieces?  You could grab them today and send them off with the first care package.  My Tupperware Site is always open, and I love to share some great and easy recipes to use them with .. so make sure you stop by often.

Let me know how they make out this year.  
After having 2 in college, I feel like I'm a "pro" at being prepared for dorm meals.  Not that my 2 were picky eaters or anything.

Now I have to check and see if there is something my niece needs to keep her stomach and that of her roommates full this semester, without worry of the Freshman 10. 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Have you checked out Tupperware's Seasons Savings

Have you started to think about the holiday gift season?
How about those teachers and coaches that you want to remember with something awesome but don't want to spend an arm or a leg?

Tupperware has some great ideas on sale until September 8th that could be a great gift or the base for some home-made awesomeness!


These Eco Water Bottles are fantastic as water bottles ... gives you half of your suggested water intake for the day with just 1 bottle!  I love that the flip top cap, when snapped closed means it is leak proof.  
Yes I have put these on my car seat, laying down, and had not a problem. Oh heck I've even turned it upside down and nothing dripped!

You can also use the bottles as the container for those cookies or brownies in a jar projects that we always see around the holidays, with no fear of broken glass when those gifts are taken to school.

The Salsa bowl set would be great for all those party animals in your life.  

Check out all these ideas and so many more on my Tupperware Site. Just remember that these pieces shown above are only available at this price until Friday Sept 8th.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

COQ AU VIN BLANC in 27 Minutes

Yes you read that correctly ... 27 minutes!
And you really don't need to be some super experienced cook to do it.  
I can just see your friends faces when you bring this to the table. The awe when you tell them "I made it myself".




Ingredients:

  • 2 carrots, chopped 
  • 5 new potatoes, quartered 
  • 1 small onion, chopped 
  • 5 mushrooms, chopped 
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed 
  • 2 strips raw bacon, chopped 
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme or ½ tsp. dried 
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp. dry white wine, divided 
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt 
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs 
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch 
  • ½ cup fresh parsley leaves, loosely packed 


Instructions:
  1. In the base of the Microwave Pressure Cooker, combine carrots, potatoes, onion, mushrooms, garlic, bacon, thyme, ¼ cup wine and salt; stir to combine. 
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. 
  3. Place chicken on top of vegetables. 
  4. Seal and microwave on high power 12 minutes. 
  5. Remove from microwave and allow pressure to release naturally until pressure indicator fully lowers. 
  6. Remove cover, transfer ½ cup of the cooking liquid to the 2-cup Micro Pitcher; stir in cornstarch. 
  7. Microwave on high power 30 seconds, or until thick. 
  8. Meanwhile, remove chicken from pressure cooker, set aside. 
  9. Transfer cornstarch mixture to base of pressure cooker; stir into vegetables and liquid. 
  10. Stir in remaining wine and parsley. 
  11. Return chicken to pressure cooker, coat with sauce. 
  12. Serve warm.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Grilled Ricotta and Mixed Berries

I saw this in an advertisement for one of my local food stores.  
Thank you Acme.

This actually looks like it could be a great dessert option for anyone.  I can see this one for a family night dinner or for a casual dinner with friends.

And you don't have to be as "precise" in putting your fruit out like this one, but you could be creative to the extreme or just sprinkle the fruit here and there, its pretty much up to you.  

Or let the kids get their inner DaVinci out.



12-inch prepared pizza crust or naan bread
1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp honey
2 cups assorted berries



1. Preheat grill to medium heat (350°-400ยบ). 
2. In a bowl, mix to combine ricotta cheese, lemon zest, vanilla and honey. 
3. Spread mixture on crust and top with berries.
4. Turn off middle burners for indirect grilling and place pizza crust in center of grill. Grill about 10-12 minutes, until berries are juicy and ready to burst. 
5. Remove from heat and let rest 5 minutes. 
6. Slice and serve.
Pro Tips: 
1. Cooking over indirect heat helps avoid scorching the bottom of the flatbread. 
2. Stone fruits such as cherries, peaches or plums are a fantastic substitute for berries.