Saturday, November 8, 2008

It’s All in the Packaging…


I don’t have any tattoos, although I admire people that have the guts or the pain threshold to put beautiful works of art on their bodies. If I had a tattoo it would say, “Keep it simple but make it count.” This mantra works with most things. And being a Type-A personality, I have to repeat my mantra quite often.

The above photo is courtesy of La Tartine Gourmande, whose recipes and stunning photography never disappoint. In the upcoming weeks, you will probably be bringing a potluck style dish to an event - be it a family affair or corporate gathering. Rather than spend all day in the kitchen covered from head to toe in flour, why not throw a simple dish into cute individual ramekins like the ones above?

The pictured ramekins are available at a food shop in Paris. If you are on your way to the City of Lights, it is perfect timing. However if you’re like most, it just so happens that Spode is having a sale at Macy’s - 2 polka dotted ramekins for $7.99. That is much more affordable than a plane ticket to Paris. If you need to bring a lot of individual servings you could consider using your everyday white ramekins. And if you switch out various styles on a nice tray it will look very chic. Believe me, they will remember your simple Apple Crisp in the cute ramekins over Larry from accounting’s lasagna in a tin foil tray. --b

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