Hello! Just a quickie today as I'd like to share with you some thoughts on a range I've been road-testing at home. Back on QVC on the 12th of December, Temptations Ceramics is a range that comes to us from the USA and features ceramic bowls, plates, mugs, serving dishes that work from oven to table.
It's a great concept which minimises washing up (always a bonus!) and every piece looks really fresh and modern as well as being incredibly versatile.
I took three different sets home to test. First, I used the Soup, Mug and Sandwich Tray for Two. With the soup bowl and tray it was perfect for my quick lunch of soup and crackers (pictured above), but there are so many uses for this set!
For example, simply replace the soup bowl with the mug and use it for a steaming hot chocolate with a slice of cake on the side. Or fill the soup bowl with a nice dip, and use the tray for crudités or breadsticks. At breakfast time, use the bowl for cereal with some fruit or toast alongside on the tray. The list goes on and on – brilliantly useful!
Next I tried the Two Piece Roasting Dish with Spatula. I'm not sure why it's called a two piece as you actually get five pieces with this – a great big dish, with a ceramic lid AND a plastic lid which is handy for putting leftovers in the fridge, plus a funky polka dot spatula and a basket with carry handles so you can take the dish out of the oven, pop it in the basket and take it straight to the table.
Now, when I say I tried this, what I actually mean is that I asked hubby to try it…I can't cook to save my life, instant soup and crackers is about my limit! Luckily he is a fabulous chef and whipped up a delicious fish pie (pictured on the left).
He was very impressed with this dish – for a start it is HUGE and we could easily have fed about eight people. You can also put more food, like garlic bread for example, on the ceramic lid and cook that at the same time.
In that picture you can also see the two plates from the final set I tried, the 8-Piece Dinnerware Set for Two. You get two mugs, bowls, dinner plates and side plates. It's so nice to have your cookware and tableware all matching, and even better when they're all oven, dishwasher and microwave-proof. Hubby and I both very much enjoyed using it – test drive judged a big success!
If you want to try it, tune in to our Temptations shows on the 12th. I think the range would make great Christmas gifts too!
See you soon
Love Jackie x