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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Summer Party with Nestle Drumsticks

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The last few weeks have been crazy. I say that all the time, and it's pretty much always true, but our travel schedules in particular have been busier than normal. I went to Seattle. Ryan went to Chicago. I went to Memphis. Ryan road-tripped to Vegas. I met him in Arizona, where we rendezvoused and celebrated his sister's wedding for a few days. Less than twelve hours after returning home, he was on a plane to Philadelphia. Next week, I'm back to Seattle...and we'll meet each other in Chicago, the first of three weekends we'll be spending there in June.
Yup, pure insanity. Not only do we miss seeing each other, but our social lives take a hit when one of us is always on the go. When Foodbuzz and Nestle Drumstick offered me the chance to throw a bit of a party featuring their ice cream cones, I jumped on the chance. There was nothing more that I wanted to do this weekend, then to kick off summer with friends we haven't had the chance to spend quality time with lately.
We spent Friday night on our back patio, starting with grilled vegetable salads and homemade sourdough bread. The night then took a turn for the indulgent and we chowed down on Nestle Drumsticks and a few new flavors of homemade ice cream that I can't wait to share with you guys in the weeks to come! I picked up some of the cookie dipped and pretzel dipped drumsticks, both of which were new to us. The drumsticks were a huge hit, conjuring up memories of ice cream trucks and summer treats when we were kids.
It was so nice to keep things super simple--the easy meal and even easier dessert were perfect for the end of a long week when you want to be chatting in the backyard over cocktails (watermelon gin fizz, to be exact!), not slaving away in the kitchen. Here's to many more similar evenings throughout the summer and in-between our crazy schedules!
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Full disclosure: Nestlé has provided me with free product and other items in order to help with my review, but anything I receive from Nestle does not affect my thoughts on its company or their products.