My friend Cindy is always selling something. First, there was Arbonne (which I must say was pretty fabulous because it's all totally vegan). And now, she's peddling Premier Designs Jewelry. She talked me into having a jewelry party (think Tupperware party, but with necklaces and rings) for her on Friday night.
Since most of my friends aren't really the type to get into girly stuff, I knew I'd have to lure them over with food. I whipped up a batch of Eggplant Caviar from the Whole Foods iPhone recipe app. It's just roasted eggplant, red bell pepper, tomato, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Tasty served atop pita bread:
And also in the tomato-y stuff on bread category: Tomato Basil Bruschetta from Garden of Vegan. I grew the basil myself!
And because they were quick and easy, I made some Pigs in a Blanket using Smart Dogs and Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (yes, they're vegan):
Not pictured is the Garden of Eatin' Red Hot Blues tortilla chips with tequila-lime salsa and guacamole.
I was pressed for time on Thursday night when I was preparing for the party, so dessert had to be simple. So I made some Butterscotch-Dipped Pretzels with melted some vegan butterscotch chips and Chocolate Dipped Pretzels with plain ole' chocolate chips:
My plan worked! More than 10 people showed up, and I needed at least 10 folks so I could get some free jewelry. I ended up selling around $200 worth of jewelry for Cindy, and that means I get even more free stuff! I don't usually spend money on things like jewelry or clothes because I'd rather spend it on food. But it's nice to get some accessories for free.
Do you spend all your money on food? Or do you save some to blow on accessories or clothes?