During the Summer months we love to entertain. By having a pond next door we areconstantly hosting last minute gatherings for friends and family. Sometimes we don’t have a lot of forewarning that we will be treating guests, so it is best to be prepared to whip something up for these unexpected parties. Tastefully Simple has the answer to catering your last-minute company.
Tastefully Simple offers many products that are ready to serve or only take a few ingredients that you would have on hand to create. Just this past weekend we found ourselves entertaining down by the pond for a day of swimming, paddle boats, playing in the sand and of course dining and drinking. We didn’t have much time to prepare so I was so happy that I had a few Tastefully Simple supplies on hand.
First, the Triple the Fun Spring Summer 2015 drink mixes. The three mini drink buckets are so easy to make. SImply add water, the alcohol of your choosing (or not) and freeze. If you don’t have 24 hours notice for your guests arriving, you can simply mix together in a blender with ice for a frozen drink or serve over ice. The set comes with a mini Red Raspberry Margarita Mix, mini Pineapple Breeze Daiquiri Mix, and a mini Wild Berry Slush Drink Mix all presented in a large chocolate colored gift bag. We made the mini Red Raspberry Margarita Mix with rum, so it was more like a daiquiri. All I did, was mix the powdered drink in the bucket with warm water and rum and then mixed with ice in a blender. We had some drink mix left, so I put that in the freezer for slushies at another time! My husband LOVED the Red Raspberry drink and I did too!
Next up everybody’s favorite Jalapeño Popper Warm Dip. This was a crowd pleaser. SImply add cream cheese and shredded Monteray Jack cheese with one of the mixes and microwave until heated through. Serve with tortilla chips or vegetables. This Jalapeño Popper Warm Dip has a delicious kick to it. Perfection and so easy to make, there is no added prep time by having to keep in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to marry. It tastes just like a warm deconstructed Jalapeño popper. I added some pickled jalapeño that I had on hand too. Yum!
Last but not least the Absolutely Almond Pound Cake. I can not explain to you how good this is or how good this smells. I prepared mine in small bundt pans and they were the cutest little cakes- oh my goodness. We served them with whip cream and sprinkle or whip cream and strawberries. This Absolutely Almond Pound Cake was so easy to make, just mix with melted butter and water and bake. So good!
About the Company
Tastefully Simple offers over 80 food and gift options for purchase. They now offer a variety of gluten-free products as well. Tastefully Simply is the original national home tasting company- that allows guests to sample products before they buy. For complete product information and full company details, visit them on the web.
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate this review. No additional compensation was received. All opinions are my own and yours may differ.