Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A Birthday Giveaway!

In honor of Tupperware's 60th Birthday, I decided it would be fun to GIVE a few gifts to celebrate! We all LOVE to receive presents, don't we?

All you need to do is leave a comment on this post only, anytime from April 30th to May 15th! I will draw names at random on May 16th, and 3 of my blogging friends will win!

Here are the on the prize name to read the product details.

3rd prize is Tupperware's new Chop-N-Pour Set

2nd prize is Tupperware's Silicone Spatula Bouquet

Good luck!! Hope to hear from you soon!©

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

FridgeSmart Again!

If you’ve been reading this blog over the last couple of weeks, then you’ve learned that I believe that FridgeSmart is a kitchen “must-have”! The beautiful array of spring produce (our local strawberry stand has been open for a few days – whoo hoo!) and the soon to begin Farmer’s Market have me dreaming of crisp, ripe veggies & luscious fruits!

In celebration of the season and Tupperware’s 60th birthday, the company has created a TOWER of FridgeSmart at a 50% savings! This set also shows off a new color configuration – Watermelon, Apricot & Orange Peel! Yummm!

To view a larger picture, click here.

8 pieces, with a value of $115 are on sale for $57.75! This set includes two each of the Mini, Small and Medium FridgeSmart® Containers, plus a Medium Long and a Medium Deep container.

Now, you can keep your produce fresh longer, save $$ and dress up your refrigerator all at the same time!

Here’s a quick and easy recipe to enjoy with those spring strawberries, or to dip cookies in...if you must!

Lemon Delight
1 container (8 oz) whipped cream cheese
1 Tbsp sugar
1 container (6-8 oz) lemon yogurt
1 lemon, zest and juice
1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed

In Quick Chef with paddle blade, blend cream cheese, sugar, lemon yogurt, lemon juice and lemon zest until smooth and creamy. Add whipped topping and continue blending until smooth. Place into Snack Cups with the Saucy Silicone Spatula and serve with fresh strawberries or cookies.

From Tupperware Flyer - MAY/JUNE 2008

Enjoy! Chris

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Happy Birthday TUPPERWARE!

This month, Tupperware celebrates 60 Years of Partying!

What started as a few plastic containers with air-tight/liquid-tight seals, designed by Du Pont chemist Earl Tupper, has become a whole set of Systems and Solutions that simplify our lives!

From the Hardware Store Shelves to Home Parties to Mall Kiosks to the Internet, Tupperware's business plan has evolved to meet consumer’s lifestyles & buying habits!

Brownie Wise, a single mother with a flair for marketing & a love of people, helped to launch the home party phenomenon for which Tupperware is legendary!

Tupperware was THE FIRST Home Party Business. The hundreds that have followed have Earl Tupper & Browine Wise to thank for their vision!

In March 2008, Tupperware Brands Corporation was ranked #2 Household Brand on Fortune's Most Admired Companies list!

This is Birthday Month! It's a time when Tupperware consultants worldwide strive to give the company a huge present...record-breaking sales! We are ALL trying to make sales goals that are a very big s-t-r-e-t-c-h for us! My goal for the month of May is $15,000!! Will you help me reach my goal? The posts coming in the following days will tell you how you can help me sell more Tupperware in one month than I ever have before!

Tupperware has given us some awesome tools to meet these goals! Consumers, hosts & consultants will all be richly rewarded by Tupperware during May!

Stay tuned! The news is incredible!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Even Smarter!

Yesterday, I introduced you to Tupperware's FridgeSmart containers. Designed to keep your produce fresher... longer, FridgeSmart is one of the systems that promote the "Tupperware Lifestyle".

So how do these containers measure up?

Let's talk about how the product supports the shift to a “GREEN lifestyle”.
-Reusable container that rarely enters the landfills.
-Saves space, waste & money.

How much money does the average family throw away in spoiled fruits & veggies?

According to the University of Arizona’s Garbage Project, we throw away 150 pounds of produce a year! Even if you were throwing away 150 pounds of something inexpensive like cabbage, currently 33 cents per pound on sale, that is $50. Now let’s think of something a bit more expensive like grapes at $1.50; that is still $225 I don’t know about you, but the thought of losing that kind of money makes me ill. What is the last thing you had to send down the disposal or to the compost pile?

-Especially helpful for organic fruits & veggie which haven’t been coated with wax or treated with “who knows what” to preserve them.

Let’s Compare Prices!
Compare the price of buying pre-cut salad, vegetables & fruit to having “on-hand” quantities to cut as needed.

I did some shopping at my local supermarket yesterday.

- A 15 oz. bag of pre-washed (we hope) and pre-torn Romaine lettuce was $3.29.
- A head of Romaine weighing in at about 13 oz. was $1.29.

Save $2.00 every time you pass up the "bag" and purchase lettuce by the head or bunch !

- A 1 lb. bag of organic baby carrots was $1.59.
(*You do know about baby carrots, don’t you? They are really big carrots that aren’t pretty enough or have been broken/damaged that are cut and peeled to the size & shape of a “baby” carrot!)
- A 1 lb. bunch of organically grown loose carrots was $0.69.

There’s a $0.90 difference! If you buy a bag of baby carrots a week, that could save you almost $50 a year! And you’ll know it wasn’t an old damaged carrot to begin with!

- A 30-count box of 1-qt. (4-cup) plastic, zipper storage bags was $2.99.
That works out to be almost 10¢ per bag. If a family used only 3 bags per week, that adds up to $15.60 per year. The bags need to be repurchased and eventually end up in our landfills!
- A FridgeSmart Small Container holds 4-1/2 cups, costs $12.00 and will last for years!

Which is the smart choice; the GREEN Choice?

I read recently that the average family will use 7000 plastic bags in a lifetime! That, added to the statistic about the amount of produce we toss each year, is outrageous!

Given the rise in gas prices and the effect that is having on food prices, we all need to learn to conserve & eliminate waste! Tupperware's FridgeSmart containers can help to that!

Finally, here are a couple of easy recipes that make the most of fresh fruit & veggies!

Skewered Salad Caprese
Ripe cherry tomatoes
Whole, pitted, black olives
Pint container Bocconcini (small, fresh mozzarella balls) or 1” chunks of fresh mozzarella
Fresh basil - chopped
Your favorite bottled or home-made vinaigrette dressing
Tupperware Simple Indulgence™ Italian Herb Seasoning Blend
Bamboo skewers

Thread (alternating) tomatoes, cheese and olives on skewers. Place the skewers in a Season-Serve® Container. Pour vinaigrette dressing over skewers. Add ½ the chopped basil & Italian Herb seasoning to taste. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 –2 hours. Remove from marinade and arrange on serving platter. Sprinkle with remaining chopped basil & drizzle with small amount of marinade.
(You can approximate the flavor of the seasoning mix with a mixture of italian seasoning herbs, garlic powder & crushed red pepper)

Very Berry Dessert
Fresh seasonal berries
2 cups heavy whipping cream
Powdered sugar (or artificial sweetener) to taste
1 tsp (or less) Simple Indulgence™ Cinnamon & Vanilla Seasoning Blend
1 – orange or lemon, zested

Rinse berries and drain in colander. Add heavy cream, powdered sugar and cinnamon & vanilla blend to the Quick Chef. Process until you have whipped cream.
(You may substitute ground cinnamon & pure vanilla extract for the seasoning blend. But it won't be as delicious! *Ü*)

Place berries in individual bowls, top with whipped cream and grated citrus peel! Quick & yummy!

Enjoy! Chris

Monday, April 14, 2008

How Smart Am I?

I just graduated from Produce Polytechnic! My “degree” is in Produce Management.

So now, I am FridgeSmart! After today’s “class”, you can be FridgeSmart too!

Silly, I know. But throwing good greens ($$$) down the disposal or even into the compost pile is NOT the least bit funny!

Let me ask you a question. What are the challenges of keeping fresh fruit and vegetables?

1. They go bad before you can use them up? No one likes that slime monster in the crisper drawer!

2. Wasting money!

3. Storing them in those environmentally harmful plastic bags?

4. Wasting money!

5. Storing some produce items together can hasten spoilage?

6. Wasting money!

7. You’re eating organic produce for your health. But without the waxes, sprays & potions used to preserve them, your produce has “gone bad” in a flash?

8. Did I mention wasting money?

Tupperware’s FridgeSmart is the SOLUTION!

Look closely, and you'll see 2 little white buttons on the front of the container. Those are the ACE Vents. ACE = Atmosphere Controlled Environment. By setting the vents, you can control the flow of oxygen in and carbon dioxide and other gases out of the container. You see, even though produce has been harvested, it continues to "breathe". And wouldn't you know it? The different types of produce can require a different environment for optimal storage! The ACE vents allow you to provide that!

I kept a head of broccoli for 6 weeks in the large round container...then had it for dinner with no sign that it had been hangin' out in the refrigerator so long!

The container even has a storage chart integrated into the side of the container!

Below are some of the features and benefits of the FridgeSmart containers.

Hint: Do not wash produce before storing, only right before use. Different produce requiring the same ACE configuration may be stored in the same container. Be sure to place in lower containers middle-to-bottom of the fridge to avoid freezing.

Now you've had a brief intro to FridgeSmart. Tomorrow, we'll talk about Tupperware as the GREEN choice and show some price comparisons. I think you'll be surprised!

I've got a couple of recipes to share also!

Cheers! Chris