Clara Ole Potluck FoodFest: A Double Baby Shower Celebration

Two months ago, I discovered products and cooking ingredients that encouraged me to cook. Read all about it here: Check out on What Encouraged me to Cook! I have enjoyed cooking for my family and recently, I had a great time and enjoyed cooking for one of my best friends who is pregnant with her second baby. I got to throw a double baby shower celebration for her and her sister, since both of them were pregnant! It was a cool double baby shower celebration. This party was part of the Clara Ole Potluck Foodfest. The Clara Ole Potluck Foodfest is a series of eight themed potluck mini parties at condo residences. In the party, we got to share our own own signature dishes using Clara Ole products.

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It took us weeks to prepare for this baby shower. I am really thankful that the Clara Ole team helped a lot in preparing for the event. The theme that we had for that double baby shower celebration was inspired by the book Dr. Seuss’ Oh the Places you’ll go. This is why we had little hot air balloons dangling from the ceiling. My friend Sharon is having a baby girl and her sister Michelle is having a baby boy. This is why we had to incorporate both the colors blue and pink.

Clara Ole Potluck Foodfest: Double Baby Shower

Clara Ole Potluck Foodfest: Double Baby Shower

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Clara Ole Potluck Foodfest: Double Baby Shower

Check out the cute napkin and plates that we had!

Check out the cute napkin and plates that we had!

The celebrants were so happy to see the decorations and were really excited! We had our pictures taken first before the guests arrived!

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The two Mommies, Sharon with son Tyler and Michelle with her husband and daughter, Chloe and their mom 🙂 That’s me on the right side!

With my friend, Sharon, her husband, Tim and Son Tyler! :)

With my friend, Sharon, her husband, Tim and Son Tyler! 🙂

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When guests arrived, they had to write down their own tips (#diskartips) for mommies Sharon and Michelle. I called out some guest to read their tips for the two lovely mommies, too!

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One of the guests writing her #diskartips for Mommy Sharon and Mommy Michelle

One of the guests writing her #diskartips for Mommy Sharon and Mommy Michelle

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Calling out guests to share their #diskartips with the two moms!

Calling out guests to share their #diskartips with the two moms!

Chicken Lollipop with Clara Ole Dips n' dressings

Chicken Lollipop with Clara Ole Dips n’ dressings

When almost everyone was there, I welcomed the guests to an afternoon of good food, fun and surprises! Of course, we started by introducing the dishes that we prepared. The first dish was prepared by Michelle. She prepared Chicken Lollipops with assorted Clara ole dips. It’s a very straight-forward dish but kids love this! All you need to do is to fry the chicken. It’s so easy to preprare.

Liempo marinated using Clara Ole Hickory

Liempo marinated using Clara Ole Barbecue Marinade -Hickory

The second dish was from Sharon. She prepared Grilled pork belly. A lot of people love liempo. They will love it even more when they did what Sharon did which was to use the Clara Ole Barbecue Marinade Hickory.

Clara Ole Dishes

Pasta using Cheesy Pesto Pasta Sauce topped with Sardines and Parmesan

The third dish was prepared by yours truly. For those who don’t know, I love Spanish sardines so what I did was I made pasta using the Clara Ole Cheesy Pesto Pasta Sauce. I cooked spaghetti then mixed the sauce and then topped it with parmesan cheese and Spanish sardines.

Ensaimada topped with Clara Ole Guava Jelly

Ensaimada topped with Clara Ole Guava Jelly

The last dish which was truly a hit was the Ensaimada topped with Clara ole guava jelly, which my friend Chef Raquel made. This was a great idea! This is something that you can actually pull off and prepare for your own celebration and party!

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Clara Ole Drinks

We also had a unique drink! We had Dalandan Soda mixed with Clara Ole Truly Fruity Blueberry. It was delicious!

After eating, we played games and here are some games that you can do for a baby shower:

1) Make a Baby using modelling clay – The adults and kids had fun making cute babies using clay. During the party, we had a lot of creative babies that Amy Perez-Castillo, Clara Ole Brand Endorser had a hard time choosing the winner!

Adults and kids having fun making babies (clay babies that is!) during the Clara Ole Potluck Foodfest!

Adults and kids having fun making babies (clay babies that is!) during the Clara Ole Potluck Foodfest!

Our friend Candice enjoying herself!

Our friend Candice enjoying herself!

Amy Perez-Castillo had a hard time choosing the winner!

Amy Perez-Castillo had a hard time choosing the winner!

2) We also played a game called baby genius. The mechanics was that the two celebrants had to guess as many words as they could in 2 minutes. They could ask questions only answerable by yes, no or maybe!

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3) We also played guess the waistline of Mommy! Contestants had to cut a ribbon approximating the waistline of mommy. They could not go near nor touch the mommies!

Guess the waistline of Mommy!

Guess the waistline of Mommy!

Clara Ole gave amazing prizes for the Clara Ole Potluck Foodfest Double Baby Shower! We all had so much fun! We would like to thank Amy Perez-Castillo also for coming and joining in the fun!

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We had so much fun. Are you preparing for a baby shower soon or any children’s party? What are some #diskartips that you would like to share? Feel free to comment below!

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Check on What Encouraged Me to Cook!

I don’t cook and I think it’s because of these things…

1) I avoid reading recipes. I think that recipes are complicated. In my mind, recipes are like really long and hard to understand manuals (although, a lot of mom friends tell me that there are simple recipes).

2) I am afraid the I might burn the house.

3) I fear the the ingredients that I will use might be wasted since my dish will turn out yucky.

I can’t believe that I have these hang-ups. If I had my friends with me, they would say na para akong TIME magazine… and daming kong issues. But last week, when I attended the Clara Ole event, they stressed on the fact that everyone can cook. Of course, I am miss competitive so I really wanted to see if, someone like me, with no experience in cooking dishes (the most that I’ve gone is to boil eggs and to fry hotdogs), can actually cook an edible dish using Clara Ole products.

The Clara Ole Event

Clara Ole Potluck Food fest

I went to the Clara Ole event and I went because I really love their Kung Pao Premium Pasta Sauce. When we have guests at home and we need to serve something, I really prefer to buy this brand because they have such unique flavors. For those who are not familiar with the different products that Clara Ole has, check this out!

Clara Ole Products

Clara Ole Products

During the event, aside from getting to know the products of Clara Ole, we got to meet their new brand endorser, who is none other than Amy Perez – Castillo. During the event, Amy went through a meal that she cooks for her own family. It was really simple and fast, which made me more curious if I can actually cook by myself, too.

Clara Ole's new Endorser, Amy Perez Castillo

Clara Ole’s new Endorser, Amy Perez Castillo

Another announcement that they had was that Clara Ole will let everyone experience using Clara Ole products. This will be done by holding the Potluck Foodfest. The Potluck Foodfest will be a series of eight themed potluck mini parties at condo residences. The first one was held last April 25. Clara Ole will be going around different condos of different personalities, who will then invite their neighbors, family, and friends to share their own signature dish using Clara Ole. Aside from recipes, they will get to share time and space-saving tips, hacks and helpful information to make fast-paced living a little bit easier.

Let the Challenge begin…

Okay, when I got home, I was excited to try out one of the sauces of Clara Ole. Taking from what Amy Perez – Castillo said to use ingredients that are already available in the house, I checked our refrigerator and the kitchen cabinets. I went through the simple recipes at the back of the packaging of the sauces and found that I could very well use the Cheesy Pesto.

I prepared the garlic, sardines (since I didn’t have tuna), olives, added capers even and had the pepper and salt within reach. I followed the recipe and voila, I got to single-handedly cook this…

The First Dish that I ever cooked alone!

The First Dish that I ever cooked alone!

Believe me when I say I haven’t cooked any dish on my own my whole life and this is really something that I am proud of! What I am happy about, too, is that I didn’t burn the house down and my family loved it! Check how much my daughter loved this.

My Baby loved my Pasta!

My Baby loved my Pasta!

Clara Ole has truly shown me and everyone that they can cook with its #ClaraOlePotluck. Even when we have no clue on what to do or even when we are in a hurry, we can still prepare and enjoy a hearty meal at home in no time. And because of this, we get to have more family time and self-time, too. Clara Ole’s convenient food products are ready for anyone to try, and are available in leading supermarkets nationwide.

For more exciting news on what else Clara Ole has in store for everyone, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MyClaraOle and follow their Instagram and Pinterest accounts @ClaraOlePH. Also, post a photo of your Clara Ole-infused meals and cooking tips and tag them using the hashtags #ClaraOlePotluck and #diskartips!

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