Saturday, December 18, 2010

Waffle Trifle, Saturday's Party AND a $50 Giveaway!


Last night, our dinner was a flop.  K-girl ended up with chicken nuggets, and I was scrambling trying to find something decent for Captain Jax and I, that didn't involve too much effort.

Frozen waffles it was!  But I wanted to showcase these beautiful, handcrafted glasses I purchased through  So I played around and created this waffle trifle.  Quite easy, and would be a beautiful presentation for a breakfast party.

Aren't these glasses pretty?  I love them!  Because they're hand-crafted, they are all different.  Very subtle differences, like the thickness of the glasses, or the heights aren't exactly the same.  But that is what is so wonderful about them!  Our current glasses, that we got for our wedding 5 years ago, I see everywhere.  They are NOT unique!  I hate that, which is why I love these glasses.  My next door neighbor isn't going to have these glasses.

Novica has a wonderful selection of gifts for everyone!  And it helps support artisans across the world, who otherwise would only be local.  They have a corporate gift section, which is where I purchase these glasses from, and have wonderful items.

Do you want to win a $50 gift certificate to Novica?  Here's what you've got to do:

1-Go check out their gifts for mom, their gifts for that man in your life, their jewlery, such as bracelets and earrings, their corporate gift section, ANY of there wonderful sections (tableware and entertaining?  You can never have enough beautiful dishes!)

2-Leave a comment letting me know what you would purchase from there if you received this $50 gift certificate and WHY.  Is it because it's made it Thailand and you feel you have a special bond with Thai items after spending 2 weeks there?  Or because it would just plain look awesome in your home?  Or maybe you're like me, and you like being able to support artisans in their craft.  Let me know :)

(One comment per person please!  Contest closes MONDAY Dec 20th at midnight, winner has 24hrs to contact me to get their code for $50 before another one will be drawn.  This giveaway is sponsored by Novica, who provided me with a gift certificate, and one for my awesome readers.)

(amounts per glass)
  • 2 frozen waffles, cooked and cut into small pieces
  • fresh strawberries or other fruit--cut into small pieces
  • whipped cream
  • syrup
Starting with the waffles, layer waffles, strawberries, whipped cream, and syrup in the glass.  End with waffles, topped with syrup (or another dollop of whipped cream drizzled with syrup for a beautiful presentation).

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  • Anything pertaining to a party is welcome!  Food, drinks, decoration   ideas, theme ideas, etc. 
  • Grab the Saturday's party button to add to your post, or link back to this post so others can come here and see the other great party ideas!
  • go check out the other bloggers and see what they made!  Who knows, you might find a new blog to follow!

Recipes Of A Cheapskate



  1. Very clever to turn something simple into something wow! And very cool glasses.

    I'd probably go with the Summer Harvest ceramic platter b/c I've wanted a nice, unique serving platter for a while and I can't resist floral or plant motifs.

  2. I love Novica! I've bought a wall rug and a mirror from them in the past. I would actually use the certificate for drinking glasses as well; we need them! The confetti ones look awesome.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, it's great to meet you!d

  3. I would get the ocean treasure coasters, or the blown glass drinking glasses. The coasters because I've wanted some forever, and the glasses because they look so cool!

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  4. Krystal! I'm not very good at this whole winning thing, but here goes nothin. haha I LOVE this! ( Just imagine how stellar it will look on my wedding cake?! hahaha like that's going to happen anytime soon, maybe I'd have to just end up using it on those sweet glasses for my apartment or something :) Love you!

    P.s I'll probably try this little waffle thing over the break! Think the boys would have it? Probably too picky. Oh well, more for me :) To be as creative as you, just for one day! Awesome!

  5. WOW that is a great idea! I LOVE your recipes! AMAZING! Now...if I only will get back into cooking...

    On novica I LOVE two things...they ADORABLE christmas platter, and their cute little nativity! I would love to begin to collect nativities from all over!


  6. I'd get the Carnelian and citrine wrap bracelet, 'Blossoming Web' simply because it looks gorgeous. Actually everything that the artist, Busarin from Thailand, who made this piece are all gorgeous therefore I'm a big fan of hers.

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  7. I don't know what I would buy, there are so many things to choose from. I would love to buy almost anything from there just to make my house look pretty. I hope I win!

  8. Since I collect mugs it leaves me at a deficit when it comes to glasses for dinner, so thats what I'd get. Unless of course I get distracted by something else, which tends to happen. Anyway I would love to win something.

  9. I had to laugh at your comment about spending 2 weeks in Thailand, since I did exactly that! If I win this giveaway, I would use it to get a nice set of the glasses for our friends that just got married, we saw a few really good things on the novica website that would really fit in with their kitchen and just them in general. Here's hoping you pick our lucky number! :)

  10. I would probably get one of their bags or accessories! Haha. You can never go wrong with a bag right?

  11. Their ear rings are beautiful. I'd get the Garnet dangle earrings just because they are so pretty.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. I would get their Amber hurricane glass vases, they are so simple and elegant. But I could change my mind, because they have so many nice things.

    Thanks for this give away!

  13. I would buy the Cotton handbag, 'Lemon Zest." It's darling and my sister in law and brother lived in Thailand for 2 years and I love all the items they brought back with them. Emily

  14. I love how you took something so simple for dinner and turned it into something amazing. Way to go! They glasses are awesome!

    Novica is a very fun sight and one could spend way too much money! If I win I night get a new set of dishes although they have some pretty earrings and lots of other cute things!

    Jenni Lawrence

  15. I would go with one of the beautiful wind chimes, probably the Forest Mysteries one. It's so pretty, I love the green stones. And I inherited a love of wind chimes from my mom, who collects them.

  16. I have never heard of Novica before.. They have some beautiful and awesome things!!! I am so glad you introduced me to it! I would buy... Sterling silver pendant necklace, 'Frangipani'. It is such a cute little flower necklace! Love it! Awesome giveaway! Can''t wait to see who wins :)

  17. Wow-what awesome stuff they have! I totally love their "Pearl drop earrings, 'Offer of Grace'". They are gorgeous! I don't have many earrings, and these are totally my style! Thanks for the chance!

  18. I would love the Pearl Flower Necklace: Calla Lily. What beautiful things! I never knew this website existed and I would love to have many of their items in my home!

  19. Hey there, I'm replying to your comment left on my foodie blog about the pancake sausage muffins.. They actually taste like fluffy pancakes and not like muffins at all! So amazing. They are a must try.

  20. I would get the Aluminum serving plate "Spirals" because I love to host parties at my house, and this would make a perfect addition to what I already have.

    Debbie P: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com