Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Gotta Have Gadget!

I interrupt my bloggy break to show you the greatest thing to hit a crock pot!! I saw it at Wally-World and fell in love. Seriously, it was sent down from heaven when I was about to gag from the price to rent a nice warming tray for the open house.

It looks nice and it's super functional!!!
It was on sale for $60.

Did you know it was going to cost me $75 to rent 2 warming trays?

I am going to do a warm dip on one side and meatballs on the other side.

The very best part is.... I get to keep it at home!!

We enjoy entertaining, this will be put to lots of use. So.... my IRL (In Real Life) friends my new gadget will be signature item for parties. I will have my queso on one side and spinach dip on the other.

In other news....

I do have a confession..... I ordered fruit and cheese trays because I didn't want to make them myself.
Not at Wally-World or Kroger but, Market Street. The swanky grocery store.

Did you know their trays are much, much nicer and cheaper than Tom Thumb and Kroger?

So I guess I scored a little bit of frugal in my decision.

Sometimes it sounds great to do everything yourself but in reality you have to put your time in as a variable.


Griffith Family said...

Do you want to know the secret to making incredible looking fruit and cheese trays? Lettuce, curly green lettuce. Seriously. Use it to line your tray with the curly part towards the outside. Use some small dishes to hold dips, etc. The pile it high with grapes, cubed cheeses, apples, etc. Cluster groups that have been neatly cute and tuck in cracker sections. You will be surprised about the difference the lettuce makes. Use a good variety of items and you can use most any flat item for your tray. A wooden paddle style bowl looks great.

glam R baby said...

The BEST meatballs EVER!!

Frozen meatballs
1 Jar of Grape Jelly
1 Jar of Chili Sauce (by the ketchup) Looks kinda like Cocktail Sauce.

YUMMY!! Good luck girly!!


Rachel said...

I saw that dual crock in a BedBathandBeyond flyers.. i drooled! We wanna hear your menu :)

Do you need an easy fruit dip??? you can make this ahead.

4 cups

8 oz cream cheese, softened.
8 oz coolwhip, thawed.
1 cup of powdered sugar
1 tablespoon of milk.

Beat Cream cheese until smooth. Add coolwhip, powdered sugar, and milk. Beat until smooth and creamy.

This also freezes well!

Want Choco fruit dip?
Omit the milk and add 1/4 cup chocolate syrup. great for strawberries.

What peanut butter dip? great for bananas, apples, pears.

Omit milk in original recipe and add 1/3 cup peanut butter.