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Spring into flavor with these quick and delicious recipes made with all natural Alexia products.
I wrote recently about the ‘invisible shortcuts’ that can help make a summer themed gathering a far simpler task than it otherwise might be, essentially ways to please an entire family, adults and children alike. While ways to please ‘the entire family’ is a perennial and undying subject, the opposite end of the spectrum deserves its fair share of attention as well.
That was precisely what I had to take into consideration recently, as I hosted a close friend of mine for a dinner party the other night. I wanted to create something that was proudly and unabashedly for the more mature of palettes. However, I still wanted to keep the summer theme as my guiding principle.
There was just one problem, I waited until the last minute to actually begin planning out the menu, and so I needed something that I could prepare relatively quickly, and relatively easily. While ease and elegance are not typically associated with one another, I was nevertheless determined to try.
It is here that I will admit that I found my inspiration, and the evening’s salvation, in one of the most unlikely of places; frozen French fries. I cannot place my finger on exactly why or how it clicked, but when I saw the fries during my last Walmart run, that is precisely what happened. As a result, I picked up several bags of Alexia Fries and Onion Rings, in particular the Crispy Onion Rings and the Sweet Potato Fries, as well as a bag of the Rosemary and Sea Salt Fries. Having tried these fries in the past, I knew that they were a quality product, and would fit in perfectly what I now I had in mind for the dinner party.
When I got home, I ended up preparing the meal in reverse. I started out by whipping up a batch of homemade ice cream. After the main course, I served the ice cream on a warm bed or nest of the sweet potato fries, which created for a delicious contrast between the chilled sweet of the ice cream, and the warm savory tones of the fries.
Needless to say, the night was a success, due in no small part to inspiration from an unlikely source. On that note, what did you serve at your last dinner party? Or what is your surest way of making a dinner party a success? I would just love to hear from you.
Enjoy with Love,