Sunday, May 5, 2013

Every Wedding Needs A Great Salad

Photo by Ghetto Foodie
Every wedding needs a great salad and this will be your go to salad for weddings and parties for years to come. Sometimes I come across a recipe that I love, this Apple Bacon Slaw is one of those times. It is so, so good! Will it wreck my diet? Of course. But that's just one reason it's so so good. A combination of apples, bacon, fennel and some other goodies, this recipe is one that gets better the longer it sits (kind of like lasagna). It is also a perfect option for a picnic wedding. The only issue is keeping it cool. Be sure to only put it out in limited amounts that will be scarfed up as soon as you put it out! This isn't food, it's an addiction! You've been warned. Now go grab the ingredients and try it out. Your won't regret it.(Recipe based on one by Ghetto Foodie)
Apple Bacon Slaw Recipe:
1/4 C cider vinegar
1 C mayonnaise
1/3 C honey
2 tsps kosher salt
1/4 C pulp free orange juice
juice from 1/2 fresh lemon
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 sm Fennel shredded
1 medium cabbage, cored, shredded
1/2 pack of bacon fried very crispy then broken up into small pieces
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 C finely minced parsley leaves, optional
4 firm apples, peeled, cored and shredded
Place all items in a large mixing bowl and let sit in the refrigerator 8 hours or for best results, overnight. The longer it sits the better it tastes. You will love this recipe, and it's so easy to make and

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Critical For Picnic or Backyard Weddings

I know, the last thing you want to think about at your summer outdoor wedding is BUGS! But one way to keep your guests comfortable is to provide buckets set around the perimeter filled with bug repellents. Yes, I know, you love your perfume and the bug spray is yucky at best but it beats being eaten alive by assorted bugs as you enjoy your best friend's wedding and reception.
Pick up some shepherd's crooks at your local hardware store or garden supply store, decorate them with ribbon streamers, and fill some small metal buckets with some of Avon's best bug repellents.
Check with your favorite Avon Rep (that would be me) at my Avon website at and order yourself some bug repellent.  Don't forget to pick up some great body wash for when you head back to the hotel to wash off the bug repellent smell! Avon also sells an anti-itch spray that you could provide for your guests just in case they are bitten.

Beverage Dispenser Takes Your Picnic Up A Notch

This bubble beverage dispenser from Anthropologie is perfect for filling with lemonades or fruit juice or even iced teas. It's not only gorgeous to the eye but efficient to use.
Each dispenser holds 16 quarts and 16.25" high and 14.5" in diameter. Love the clean modern look that lets you dispense cool goodness in old fashioned flavors.
Line three up in a row filled with three different fruit juices or teas. Attractive and efficient. Perfect for your picnic wedding and to use afterward for family occasions.