Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

It's Not a Party without the Melba Snacks

Embarrassingly (that's a word, right?) I spaced on the date yesterday and totally missed Cinco De Mayo. I didn't actually miss it. I was around and thinking about it all day. I was just without a Margarita and my munchies that I normally enjoy with neighbors and friends on our annual Cinco Happy Hour. I had to work. I totally forgot to request it off. Since Puddin Pop has Strep and was still in the contagious stage it's probably just as well. Who says you can't celebrate it late? We do it with Birthday's all the time.

It's a beautiful day. The sun is shining and I'm ready to have my Cinco party. Don't even care if anyone comes. My neighbor picked up my slack and had Margs ready yesterday. Not sure who's going to be ready for round 2. I also found a wine (Yes. You can drink wine for a Cinco celebration) that an inside source has revealed won Double Gold at a recent Wine Tasting. You'll have to wait for more information on that.

I have prepared a spicy black bean layer dip (with cream cheese, black olives and red onion) and found guacamole hummus at Trader Joe's that I knew would go wonderfully with Old London's Melba snacks. Especially the Spicy 3 Pepper ones. I love Melba Snacks for their flavor and stability. Nothing's worse than dipping a chip or cracker and having it break in the dip. I knew the Melba snacks would be perfect with the layer dip and no one will have to worry about digging for their lost piece.

Old London's site A Toast for Everyday Health, offers some very tasty recipes to make with Melba Snacks. I'm going to try the Atlantic Salmon Bites for our next Girl's Night In. They are also offering one Lucky Individual (and guest) a Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience in their Dance Your Way To Hollywood Contest.

Win a Vacation to Hollywood!
“Dance Your Way to Hollywood” will send one lucky winner and a guest to Tinseltown for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, including private dance lessons and tickets to watch the taping of a highly popular television show. The four-day, three-night, all-expenses-paid experience includes air travel and accommodations at a popular Hollywood hotel. Sweepstakes entries accepted March 17 through June 30, 2010

You better believe I entered. Now, I'm not a huge fan of watching others dance, but I secretly (*whispered*) wish I could dance. Maybe this is my chance.

So. (For those of you too far away to attend in person) Grab yourself some Melba Snacks. Make or purchase your favorite dip(s). Grab a Margarita or any other beverage (I'm trying to make this as user friendly as possible) and join me at 5pm (Eastern Time) for a belated Cinco De Mayo Celebration. We'll call it Thursday De Mayo.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Old London Melba Toast and received a sample to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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