Celebrating me! Celebrating you! (GIVEAWAY: 2 $100 AmEx gift cards)CONTESTS, REVIEWS & CONTESTS | Nirasha Jaganath | December 23, 2013 at 8:59 am
We are in the midst of the holidays but I made an extra effort to mark my own holiday this year, courtesy of being a Hellmann’s ambassador. I decided to have a birthday party for me. I know, and call it selfish or indulgent or just a wicked good idea but it was one of the best I had all year. The fact that I share my birthday with my spouse (I know, I think it is crazy too) makes it doubly selfish, but I was set on me time.
I roused up my favorite girlfriends who all had their kids at school to meet at my home for a chick flick, wine, lunch and laughter. It was perfect as school was our babysitter for the day and we got to just talk in grown up voices. Of course my friends were aghast I was working cooking for them, but seriously cooking is my passion so it was a pleasure. Plus I was dying to use my favorite recipe Hellmann’s recipe of spinach and goat cheese in puff pastry. It was a winner and honestly clearly why we only use Hellmann’s in my home. You definitely have to go and check out the recipe here, I swear it is easy peasy!
Here’s a picture of that recipe to make you tempted.
So we chatted, we ate, we laughed, and I think every single one of us were thinking “Why don’t we do this more often?” and I am thinking of finding another date on our calendar pretty soon. In fact I may decided, like my little girls, to start celebrating 1/2 birthdays. I love that Hellmann’s mayonnaise gave me the opportunity to choose a reason for a party, because I think that is the wonderful thing about food and how it unites us. I am a total foodie, I look forward to fabulous food and sharing food with friends has got to be one of the best ways to enjoy it. My kids were really bummed they were “not invited”. They reminded me that I was invited to their parties and I was quick to remind them that I actually cooked and cleaned at their party and did not get to indulge as a guest. They also knew several of their friends’ moms were going to be there so that did not help. Finally they did come around and my 8 year old made friendship bands with her Rainbow Loom!
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Disclosure: I am a Hellmann’s ambassador!