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Pirate Party Food

Published May 9, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

Here is a list of foods you can have at your Pirate Party.

Deadman Fingers – Bread or cookie dough shaped into fingers, add a sliver of almond for the nail and take a knife and make grooves for knuckles.

Parrot Beaks – potatoe or orange wedges

Parrot Legs – Chicken drumsticks

Swimming with the Fishes snack mix – make chex cereal mix and dye it blue, then add goldfishes.

Beware of Shark Punch – fill icecube trays with cranberry juice and gummi sharks, freeze. then on party night put lemon lime soda in beverage container and add icecubes. the icecubes will color your soda and once the sharks are loose they will float to the top.

Long John Silver Peg Legs – chocolate covered pretzels (you will need the long straight pretzels)

Squirmy Octopus’s – Hotdogs cut in half and then you cut legs in the bottoms, pop into a pot of boiling water so the legs will curl and then take them out and serve.

Cannonballs – chocolate malt balls or cheesy puffs

Goonie Dubloons – Chocolate coins with the silver or gold wrappers

Catch of the day – Gummi fish, gummi sharks and gummi octopus

One-Eyed Willies Rich Stuff – Candy Rings, Dubloons, Candy necklaces or any kind of candy jewelry

Flesh & Lard  on a Bisquit РMeat & Cheese platter with crackers

Food for our Pampered Spa Party

Published May 8, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

We had so much fun designing and putting all of our thoughts and ideas that were on paper to life.
It was a spa party so we figured other than the cupcakes we would try to keep it healthy and yummy.
Our color chooses were: Yellow, Green and Orange so that we could incorporate the citrus fruits.

What spa party is great without chocolate covered strawberries. (be mindful though if you decide to make some of your own, that once you dip & cover the strawberries with chocolate they are only good for maybe 2 days top. so the closer to the party time or when you want to enjoy them the better ūüôā

I used my circle glass dish and filled it with: orange slices, green grapes, yellow pineapple chunks and orange canteloupe rounds. Spear one with a toothpick and dip it in the fruit dip and you have a party in your tummy.

Cucumber slices. 1 cucumber peeled then sliced and 1 cucumber just sliced. Depending on people’s preference. Or to use on your eyes during your face mask.

Now we have a couple of my cute white ceramic mugs with carrot sticks, celery sticks and yellow bell pepper slices.
we had a Lipton Onion dip for the veggies.

time for dessert: we had yellow cupcakes with a fluffy frosting.

We made a homemade mint lemonade the night before and garnished our glasses with yellow, orange and green striped straws and orange, lemon and lime slices to make the straws.


Watermelon Pirate Ship and Veggie Island

Published May 5, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

At our Pirate Party we covered the island in our kitchen with a water and sand decor, creating a place for our watermelon pirate ship and veggie island. They were a hit with our guests.

I used blue Easter grass for the water. Placed a couple of my agua glass rectangle dished for the sword picks and veggie and fruit dips. Then topped if off with our ship.

How to make the ship: hollow out a watermelon shell, making sure you angle the opening to look like a ship. then to make the masts, I used to bread kneaders that are mixer attachments and tied on the paper masts. then you fill the watermelon up with all your fruits. we used pineapple, cantelope, grapes and of course watermelon ūüôā

Here is my model Jonathan showing off the ship.

Now we take a few steps over and we arrive at Veggie Island. The mounds are cabbage halfs. then to make the palm trees. take a carrot and make notches criss crossing down the carrot to look like the bark of a palm tree, using toothpicks, place them in the bottom of the carrot and poke into the cabbages. then make zip zags through the middle of a green bell pepper and separate. take more toothpicks, half them and attach the green bell pepper to the top of the carrots. Now to make the sand. I used brown sugar and it looked awesome.

Jonathan modeling off the veggie island.

Chocolate covered pretzels

Published April 25, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

Today I am going to teach you how to make chocolate covered pretzels.
I used these at my Pirate party, as Peg legs.
Items you will need are a bag of long large straight pretzels, a bag of chocolate (I used semi sweet chocolate chips) and sprinkles or nuts.

Melt your chocolate it a microwave safe container. Start off with a minute and then 15 second increments until it is totally melted. Be careful not to heat to long, chocolate can burn easily.

Using a spoon I would take a couple pretzels at a time and spoon melted chocolate 2/3rd’s of the way up the pretzel. Then I would tap the pretzel in the bowl to remove excess chocolate.

Now take a sheet of waxed paper and lay on the bottom of a cookie sheet. Once you finish adding chocolate onto your pretzel lay on top of waxed paper.

Add sprinkles, nuts or swirl a different color chocolate onto the chocolate dipped part of pretzel.
Continue until you have a complete row on waxed paper.



Once I finished all of the pretzels and the were all layed out. I placed in the freezer for and hour to set. These were a hit at the party and we all love the sweet and salty taste. mmmmm

Cranberry Shark Ice Cubes

Published April 18, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

I decided to tackle part of the beverage last night. So I emptied my ice cube trays last night and put together the ice cubes for my “Beware of Sharks” Punch.

I used Langers Cranberry Plus 100% Juice (instead of the cocktail juice).

Then using the gummi sharks you can find in the candy bins at your local health store. I placed a shark in each cube spot.


I poured the cranberry juice into a measuring cup because it had a pouring spout.


Now you just have to let them freeze.


This morning I broke them out of the trays and placed them in a freezer zip lock bag. Ready for there performance on saturday.

Food Review – Guadalahonkys

Published April 16, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

I would say this is the best Mexican food I have eaten since living in Utah.

We give this Restaurant 5 Pink Pig Snouts

Website: http://www.guadalahonkys.com/
Address: 136 East 12300 South Draper, UT 84020
(801) 571-3838

Type of Food: Mexican

Prices – $9.50 – $15.00

Decor & Atmosphere: Decor is authentic, fun and has a beachy vibe. They had straw hut overhangs over some of the booths. salt & pepper shakers were corona bottles. Booths were comfortable and roomy.

Service: Drinks were recceived quickly. It took about 15 minutes to even put in our order. But we did receive our meals within 30 minutes from sitting down.

Meal 1: Smothered chimichanga with ground beef and a side of chile relleno. Comes with spanish rice, refried beans and sour cream. $12.99

Drink: Raspberry Virgin Margaretta

Review Meal 1: Had chimichanga and chili relleno with green sauce. Good size portion, rice and beans cooked just right with good mild flavor. Two cooked peppers, red and green, garnished the plate. Peppers had amazing flavor and just enough nip, comparable to a banana pepper taste. the chimmi was great, thick and loaded with just the right amount of flavor. the chilli relleno had almost a tamale breading over it and just took away from the egg on the chilli. Less could have been more on this chilli relleno.

Review on Drink: Raspberry Virgin Margaretta was good size and nice taste of raspberry, but tasted more like a smoothie than a margarrita. P.S. make sure they charge you for the virgin and not the whole margarrita.

Meal 2: Fajitas – Served with fresh sauteed veggies. Spanish rice, refried beans, sour cream, guacamole, pica de gallo salsa and 3 warm tortillas $12.99

Review Meal 2: The meat was flavorful and tender, the veggies were green peppers, onions, squash and zucchini sauteed to perfection. I loved the whole plateful. My mouth was in food heaven throughout the entire meal.

Here are a couple shots from there Menu

Pirate Food Labels

Published April 10, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

Today I made the pirate food labels for my upcoming “Pirate Party”.

First things first I sat down with a notepad and pen and wrote down all of my dishes and sweets I planned on having.  Then I did some research on the web and a lot of thinking to come up with some funny and entertaining names for my food.

A few examples were: Goonie Dubloon’s, Beware the Shark punch. etc.

Next I pulled up word on my computer and found a Pirate like font and typed all of the names out and printed them on a cream colored card stock sheet.

I wanted to rough up the edges a bit and make the paper look a little older without having to go to the long process of using teabags to age them.
so I grabbed a Distress Ink Pad. The one I used was Tim Holz’s Walnut stain.

Freshly printed, this is how the label looks:

After applying the distress ink around the edges and scuffing the top a bit, it looks like the label has been around since the days of the Barbary Pirates.


Next it was time to mount each of the food tags onto 2 other pieces of paper to add color and depth. So I used a sheet of black card stock and a sheet of scrapbook paper from Rusty Pickle called Mayflower.

I glued my name sheet to the striped paper first then after cutting around the edges. I then glued in onto the black paper.

My next step was to add holes to each side so that I could attach the label to the container. Now I don’t plan on putting holes in all of them because I plan on putting some of the labels next to the plate instead.

I wanted to add one more touch to my labels so I decided to use bronzed mica flakes from Stampendous. I dabbed a little bit of glue where I wanted to apply the fragments.  After that I used a q tip. dampened a little on one end, to grab the flakes and apply them.



These are some shots of what the label will look like once you have wrapped the twine around the container. This is my apothecary cooler. I plan on having my “Beware the Shark” punch in it. I wanted you to see how the twine is wrapped around the container and holds the label on the front.


And here is a back shot.

Having a Sweet Tooth

Published April 3, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

I was having a really bad sweet tooth attack today. so what better way to fill my need for a sweet fix was to go to “the Sweet Tooth Fairy” click here

I bought a dozen of there cakebites: lemon, red velvet, salt carmel, samoa and carrot cake ($10.00 for a dozen)

the samoa bite was my favorite

these are a must try.
I am hoping to make something like these for the upcoming party I am throwing for my hubby and sister later this month.

Food Review – Schmidt’s Pastry Cottage

Published March 31, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

This place had a fun look on the outside and screamed to me “come in”, so in we went.

We give this Restaurant 3 Pink Pig Snouts

Located at: 1133 West South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, Utah  84095

(there is also one in taylorsville and salt lake city)

Website: http://www.schmidtspastry.net

Type of Food: hot & cold sandwiches, soups and of course pastries

Prices ‚Äď $7.00 ‚Äď $10.00 (our lunches were $6.99-$7.99 each)

Decor & Atmosphere:  The decor and atmosphere were horrid.  From outside you would expect to enter a cute and cozy cottage styled atmosphere.  Instead we were assaulted with a confused cacophony of marble walls, industrial vent tubes and bland neutral colors.

Service:  Fast, friendly and drink refills were available.

Meal 1:  Philly Cheese steak on focaccia bread.  Included Lays chips and your choice of brownie, mint brownie or eclair $6.99 drink: sprite $1.99 for large with refills

Review:  Bread was moist and flavorful, meat and cheese a bit skimpy.  Mediocre sums it up.  The best part of the plate was the brownie, which was rich and tasty.

Meal 2:  Turkey bacon tomato sandwich on sourdough bread.  Included Lays potato chips and choice of brownie, mint brownie or eclair.  Avocado was $1.00 extra for a total of $7.99.  Drink: coke $1.99 large with refills

Review:  Sandwich was very good and flavorful.  Two complaints:  a) The crust of the bread was very hard and b) even though i paid $1.00 extra for avocado, the portion was a very small slice >^(  I chose the mint brownie for my desert and, like the plain brownie, was rich and tasty.

Since the pastries were the true highlight of the meal, here are some selections from their menu that might be worth a go:

Mint Cookie

Orange Butterflakes

Eclair

Getting down at the scrapbook expo

Published March 30, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

me and my sister were at the scrapbook use expo 2012 all day on saturday. we received many fabulous items, won drawings and participated in extra fun games.
the dj had games going throughout the day to keep things fun and to give you a reason to get out of your chairs (well another reason then going and checking out all the fantastic deals at the vendor stations)

we watched a race against time scavenger hunt. where the 2 teams (blue and red) had to go to different vendor stations and find there colored circle and beat the other team back to the dj station before the other team collected all of theres.
then we had a tug of war. we did get into this one and got our butts handed to us on the 1st pull. congrats to all the woman that won this even after 4 pulls.
here are a few shots of the action.


then we had a dance contest. they warmed them all up with a zumba lesson. then each stage to be able to stay in you had to receive an item from one of the floor judges.
1st stage – marti gras beads
2nd stage – marti gras mask
3rd stage – u guessed it a marti gras boa.
the final stage they would change up the music every 10 seconds.
i was so proud of my sister she did the change overs so well. think about going from doing moves from thriller to a country hoe down.




Here she is (the 3rd one in pink.. oh course) with the 4 top finalist.