Now that my littlest is in kindergarten I have a large chunk of time to play, and on Thursday morning I did!
I threw the kids on the bus and booked it into the city with my pal Vera to attend a bunch of blog events.
As it typically goes in Manhattan, we encountered tons of traffic and delays so that when we finally arrived at our first event to hear about Princess House and experience Muy Bueno cooking we were weary, parched and starving.
Lucky for us, we were so warmly greeted and handed some hibiscus tea. I was a bit hesitant but accepted out of politeness. My goodness was I surprised by how much I enjoyed it (and 3 glasses later I was saying “what exactly is hibiscus and where can I get some!?!”). It is out of this world delicious and one of the many fabulous recipes in MUY BUENO Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor by: Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, Veronica Gonzalez-Smith and Evangelina Soza.
Yvette and Veronica created some succulent dishes for us to sample including Spicy Mexican Chorizo Zucchini Frittata, Chilaquiles and Coconut & Pineapple Pancakes.
And speaking of dishes, all the food was being prepared on Princess House cookware/bakeware (and served on beautiful Princess Berry Plates). I had never heard of Princess House before but learned quickly that the company offers a large catalogue of home and entertaining products including (in addition to the cookware), food storage, meal preparation, serving and entertaining and home organization and decor. The products are marketed directly to consumers through consultants. We’ve all been to parties like these right? Now I’m dying to go to a Princess House party.
My pancake was prepared using the Pancake Pen which looks like something I would definitely use. I also loved that the some of the cookware, in addition to so many great features, has flared rims for easy pouring and built-in colander in the lids which is so convenient when you have that giant boiling pot of pasta!
And of course, the fact that there’s a line of products geared for children is very appealing and something I haven’t seen before.
I had a nice time hanging with my buddy and meeting some new friends. I’m really excited to try out some of the recipes in the Muy Bueno Cookbook — if you’re looking for some great Mexican recipes this is the book for you. I also can’t wait to delve into the Princess House catalog to locate everything I need, because we always need something right!? :)
Have you ever been to a Princess House party?
Samples provided for review.