Sunday, November 14, 2010
POM Wonderful Party
I received 2 huge boxes of pomegranates and another box of other goodies from the wonderful folks at POM 2 weeks ago. I had entered my menu ideas for a chance to host my own POM Wonderful party and when I found out I was selected I was so excited. Then, when my living room was full of boxes and pomegranates, I was completely overwhelmed. How would I possibly use 44 pomegranates?!? *Disclaimer, I received the POM products for free to review. Even now, my party has come to an end, the house is cleaned and most of the pomegranates are gone, I'm still a little overwhelmed. I didn't make anything I had planned on because life just got too busy. I've had so much going on the past couple weeks that I didn't have much time to devote to a menu or preparation, but most of the dishes turned out yummy and the pomegranates were a hit so I think it went well. Without further ado, here is my photo documentation of my POM Wonderful party.
To drink I served POM Wonderful juice mixed with 7up over ice. Delicious.
My centerpiece was a last minute preparation. I'm definitely not a decorator and plants are sooo not my thing. I thought these flowers were pretty when I saw them at Trader Joes so in the cart they went. On the plate are pomegranates, lemons, oranges and the flowers which I think are Gerber Daisies.
A future post will be instructions on how to cut a pomegranate. For now, here's a close-up of the beautiful little seed jewels.
I didn't want absolutely everything to have pomegranate seeds so I served a toasts with roasted garlic cream cheese spread and prosciutto.
I loved this salad; greens with pomegranate seeds, candied pecans, bleu cheese crumbles and pear slices. So yummy.
Since I was making turkey I wanted something to substitute the cranberry sauce. This is orange and grapefruit wedges with pomegranate seeds sprinkled with a little raw sugar. I don't think I'd serve this again for a lunch/dinner. A dish I think I'll reserve for breakfast.
This dish sounded better in my head than it turned out. Roasted potato salad with carmelized onions and chives. I made this the night before and something odd happened to it. The sour cream and yogurt I used became a little like glue. I won't be making it again.
TURKEY! Was so moist and yummy. I stuffed it with pomegrante wedges, lemon and onions.
Oh how I love cupcakes. These are a vanilla cake with a whipped cream frosting that I flavored with lemon juice. Topped with beautiful seeds. These are going to be perfect for Christmas.
Goodie bags. YAY. Inside are recipes, pomegranates, a coupon for POM juice, bracelet and POM brochure.
Well, thanks for joining me in reliving my party experience. I think it was a success. Especially since the only food I have left is the potato salad. So sad potato salad.
Can't wait to see what all the other bloggers did with their pomegranates. And, if you haven't tried one, what are you waiting for?