August 31, 2009

Presentation Is Everything

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

Presentation is everything. Well...almost everything. Especially when it comes to dessert, presentation is key. Dessert is the anticipated moment of a meal, its the last thing you eat and like a sweet afterthought, it will be what lingers in your mind long after the meal is finished. Make it look good, and you can be sure it'll taste good.

At my last dinner party I was out of ideas and ingredients for a fancy shmancy dessert. A quick peak into my pantry and my dilemma was solved. But would a box of 89¢ pistachio pudding wow my guests? With a few scoops of frozen whip cream and my everyday drinking glasses, my doubts were put to rest. Its my new favorite way to serve desserts and can't wait to try out different sizes and shape glasses. Fruit parfait next? Slices of cake and fruit maybe?

Start looking at your everyday kitchen tools in a different light and you'll be pleasantly surprised. A pretty bowl inverted with a plate on top is now a new cake stand or a wooden salad bowl is now a rice platter. Experimenting with what you already have in your home is cheap and fun way to showcase your yummy creations!


  1. I loved those glasses...most of them broke, have maybe 2 or 3 left :( Got it as a wedding gift and haven't found the exact set since then.


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