Saturday, January 1, 2011

Sandra Lee Party *Sneak Peek*

I know, I know, I have been a very bad blogger and I'm not going to try to begin listing the excuses as to why I haven't blogged in 3 months!

To redeem myself, I am giving you a sneak peek to our Sandra Lee party which will commence tomorrow night! I am a member of a fabulous cooking club comprised of 5 other opinionated foodies. We share the same feelings towards a certain Food Network star and while we would never choose to prepare her recipes for our family, we decided to come together and host a party inspired by Sandra Lee.

Some people get stressed out at work, but I get stressed out over my lunch break when I watch Ms. Lee make a fool of herself on national television. I wonder what Ina Garten thought of Sandra's Chocolate Truffle Disaster...

I respect the fact that there are food personalities out there that create recipes for busy families who either don't have time to cook, or do not care to cook, blah,blah,blah but Sandra Lee is the exception. Here are my issues with Aunt Sandy:

1. She gets inspirations for recipes from clothing found at discount big box stores.
2. While I love a good cocktail to accompany any meal, if you are offering advice for a "money saving meal", don't you think alcohol should be the first ingredient eliminated?!
3. Tablescapes, need I say more?

Since I am not alone on this opinion, I will not waste any more time on her.

So here is a sneak peak to what you might find at the Sandra Lee party tomorrow.

Austin and I went shopping at Sandra's favorite craft and party store (walmart ) with a $10 budget and here is what we found!
First rule to building a great tablescape:

Pick a theme! Without a proper theme, how can you decorate your home, create 4 outlandish cocktails and cook a meal for you and your family?

We have decided to create Sandra's semi-homemade recipes and cocktails for this party along with our own semi-homemade disaster of a recipe to share with guests. Aunt Sandy would be proud!

Happy New Year and be sure to check out our post on the SL party tomorrow!