Saturday, 25 February 2012


Ok so I just came up with that name, but I thought it was an appropriate title to introduce the story of hosting my first Tupperwear party. What it entailed:
·         Meeting with the demonstrator to plan when and what recipe to demonstrate using the products
·         Inviting friends
·         Buying the ingredients
·         Setting up

My main motivator for hosting was to catch up with friends and, of course, the food! Off I went to the Christchurch Farmers Market to pick up some goodies for all to share. Because let’s be honest- food is a social thing.

On the menu were pre-dinner drinks and nibbles. The recipes used were fast and simple (with the ones that used the products detailed below). 


The drinks were:
Elderflower Cordial with some goodies (i.e. mint, strawberries, lemons)
Sparkling Wine Cocktail

The nibbles featured:
Zingy Salsa
Sliced baguette and rice crackers, to serve with dips
A selection of olives and feta

Sparkling Wine Cocktail

Serves 4

4 ripe medium strawberries
4 teaspoons brown sugar
750ml sparkling white wine
100ml peach Smirnoff

Shake together sugar, bitters and vodka. Divide between glasses and fill to top with sparkling wine.

This drink was simple, yet effective- great for a late summer’s evening.

Zingy Salsa

Serves 8ish

2 cloves garlic
1 small red onion
1 small red chillies
Handful coriander
Handful mint
1 punnet ripe cherry tomatoes, chopped
2 lemons
425g can unsweetened crushed pineapple, lightly drained
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt & pepper

Blend all ingredients together and serve.

Given I’m not really a fan of raw onions; I felt this taste came through a tad strongly. Although there were comments from some about how the liked the sweet and the tang. That’s a great thing about having people over- they may like what you don’t and consequently you won’t have to worry about throwing away food at the end of the night!


Serves 4ish

1 clove garlic
1 small red onion
1 small red chilli
1 large ripe avocado
1 medium lemon
Salt & pepper

You can’t go wrong with this easy guacamole. Very tasty- it went down quickly. Plus the Tupperware hand powered blender (aka the Quick Chef II) was helpful!

If you haven’t experienced Tupperware before and are looking for an easy entertaining option- why not host a party!

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