Friday, January 23, 2015

The Ultimate Pinterest Party!

Thank you for participating in The Ultimate Pinterest Party!

Last week, the re-pins from our pinterest board were a little low.  Please make sure that if you link up, that you go to Pinterest on Saturdays and re-pin some of the pins on Saturday.  Do not pin from the linky.  We want you to pin from The Ultimate Pinterest Party board on Saturday, preferably Saturday morning if you are able to do that.  If you are  not able to re-pin any at all, then please do not link up.  It's not fair to anyone else!  This party is awesome if everyone does their part--and it doesn't take long:  less than 5 minutes to link up on Friday or Saturday morning and 5 minutes to repin on Saturday.  Sometimes, your pin will get a ton of re-pins, and sometimes it may get none; but at least it got pinned once from the party hosts.
Link up two pins to The Ultimate Pinterest Party to get them pinned again!

The following pins both had 8 re-pins just from The Ultimate Pinterest Party board:

Skinny Buffalo Cheddar Dipping Sauce
Rosemary Sea Salt Roasted Almonds

Please read!!

  1. Link to a PIN, not a post!!  Make sure you only link up *2 pins.*  We will delete any pins after the first 2 pins.
  2. Before you link up the pin, click on the pin and make sure it takes you to your post, not your home page.
  3. PLEASE remember to go pin other people's pins FROM THE ULTIMATE PINTEREST BOARD on SATURDAY MORNING  (not tonight from the linky).  Do not link up if you do not have the time to re-pin.
  4. Please re-pin (not like) at least 2 pins for every pin that you link up.  Liking does not boost the pins.  If you want to like some after you re-pin 2 pins, that is fine.
  5. Please link up pins that are new to our party.  (Do not link up the same pin that you have already linked up a previous week.  They will not be repinned.)
  6. PLEASE SHARE!  I think this party could be awesome, but we need to have you get out the word!  That being said, we only want people to link up who will come back and pin on Saturday!  You can share on all the social medias (facebook, google+, etc.) but  here is a Twitter button to make it easy!

Now let's get to our party!

Here are the directions or rules:
  • Follow your host and co-hosts on Pinterest.  (Click "Follow All" and then go back and unfollow individual boards if you don't want to see some of our pins):
Tammy from Creative K Kids -- Click HERE to follow on Pinterest.
host of The Ultimate Pinterest Party
Amanda from Old House to New Home -- Click HERE to follow on Pinterest.
Anna from Anna's Blog -- Click HERE to follow on Pinterest.
  • Tammy will send out an email to everyone that has ever participated in this party on Friday afternoon when the linky is open.  She will also send an email on Saturday morning reminding everyone to re-pin some pins.   There will be a link to the party in case you haven't linked up and there will be a link to the Pinterest board. 
  • We will start pinning at 8:30 a.m. EST Saturday morning.  We will pin until they are all pinned.
  •  If you know that you do not have the time to re-pin pins on Saturday, then DO NOT LINK UP!
  • I can decide to not pin a pin if it goes against my beliefs or against the rules of this party.
  • Please grab the button to help bring awareness to this party.  Put on your party page, sidebar, or post!
Creative K Kids


The Ultimate Party on Google Plus!

hosts for The Ultimate Party

 Welcome to The Ultimate Party on G+!

Why do we do a G+ party at all, and why do we do it on Fridays?

  1. Posting on G+ helps with SEO optimization.
  2. Posting on G+ helps  your posts get ranked higher in Google's search engine.
  3. Friday is supposed to be the best time for interaction on G+, specifically between 11a.m. - 2 p.m. and 7 - 10 p.m
  4. To help you gain more followers on G+.  (We'll have a G+ circle that we share every week for those who link up.)
  5. To interact with and get to know other bloggers.
  6. BECAUSE IT'S FUN!!  Why do a party if it isn't going to be fun?
 Please tell your blogging friends about this party as the more people that participate means that your posts get boosted more!  Plus almost every week, we make a circle for only those who participated in that week's party.  It's an easy way to grow your circles and get your posts boosted and maybe pinned all at the same time!

Now let's party!

Thank you for linking up and joining our party.  We will remind people to link up every single Friday as it helps us know who is participating in our party, and which people are being by spammers by just using the hashtag #theultimateparty.
Please follow all the co-hosts above and the hosts,  +Tammy Doiel from Creative K Kids, +Tammy A from My Life Abundant, +Kim P from KidPep, +Amanda Paxton from Old House to New House and +Paula Kumert from Paula-Buenos Aires on Google+ and any other social media that you would like to follow us on.    The hosts are the first 5 people linked up below, so it is easy to follow us on G+.

Here is a little extra information for this party:

  1. You can follow our G+ page (The Ultimate Party) if you want to see our updates!    Also, if you follow our page, we will invite you every week to our party "event" so that you will be reminded of the party!
  2. If you wish, you can follow our Pinterest board called The Ultimate Party where all of your hosts can pin your great posts.
  3. Optional:  You can include your pin URL that coincides with your post on G+ so that others can pin it if they want to do so.   If you repin the pin, please try to remember to include the hashtag #theultimateparty in the pin description.
  4. We would love it if you grabbed our button!
Creative K Kids
I also would love any tweets you could do to help spread the word about this party! The more people that come, the more your posts will be boosted!   

Monday, January 19, 2015

#ad General Tso Wonton Cups with Crunchy Ramen Salad

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One of my New Year's resolutions is to enjoy more and stress less. One of the ways I really want to achieve this is during party planning. I am the type of person that gets so bogged down in the details of party planning that I obsess until I get everything can only imagine how that does wonders for my stress levels. I worry so much about the menu and making everything from scratch that I find myself in the kitchen instead of enjoying the party, but this year, I want to change that.

For New Year's Eve this year, we had people over and I decided to buy some store bought Tyson's frozen boneless wings. Everyone loved them and it was one less thing I had to make. Imagine my excitement when I realized that I could make that step even easier, by buying the Tyson's boneless wings already cooked in the deli department at WalMart!

I have always seen the deli section with the wings but usually just pick up the Rotisserie Chickens there. I didn't realize that the wings they sell there are good quality Tyson's chicken! For more info on the deli and what you can get please visit here!

Since this is football party entertaining season, I wanted to create an easy make ahead appetizer using the Tyson's boneless wings from WalMart.  One of the flavors they offer is General Tso's which is really different than your normal buffalo or bbq wing. One of our favorite Asian inspired dishes is this crunchy ramen coleslaw, which I knew I wanted to somehow incorporate into the dish.

After a bit of experimenting, I definitely found a winning recipe! A crispy wonton cup filled with diced boneless wings and then topped off with the sweet and crunchy ramen salad! I had my parents over to enjoy these with us and everyone loved them! These are so different than your normal party appetizer and they will go great with any party menu! The best part of these is that you can make the salad and wontons ahead of time, purchase the chicken before your party, and then assemble right before your guests come!

Is your favorite football team still in the running? Whether or not you like the teams, will you be hosting a party for the Big Game? If you are, add these to your menu!

General Tso Won Ton Cups with Crunchy Ramen Salad

Makes 24 Wonton Cups
1 lb. Tyson's Boneless General Tso Wings
1 package wonton wrappers
2 packages ramen noodles, flavor pack discarded
1 bag asian salad blend (a mixture of cabbage, cilantro, and almonds, buy regular coleslaw mix and slivered almonds if you can't find this)
1/4 cup green onions
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp. sugar

To make the salad combine the coleslaw mix and ramen noodles in a large bowl. Break up the ramen noodles with your fingers, leaving some large chunks. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegars, and sugar. Pour dressing over the salad. Refrigerate and cover until ready to serve. Let sit for at least 1 hour so that the noodles can soften.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. To prepare the wontons, spray 2 12 cup muffin tips with cooking spray. Lay two wonton wrappers in opposite directions in each cup. Bake for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown and crunchy. Remove from tin when finished and set aside until ready to serve.

To prepare the cups, chop up the boneless wings into small bite sized pieces. Put 1 tbsp. of chicken into the bottom of each wonton cup and then top with about 2 tbsp. of the ramen salad. Garnish with the chopped green onions. Serve and enjoy!

For more info on Walmart's deli items please go here!