I have so many fond Memorial Day Weekend memories. When I was a little girl, still living in NJ, my family always got together for a cook out in the park. We spent the whole afternoon grilling hamburgers and hotdogs, playing games, going for walks to feed the ducks, etc. It was one of my favorite days of the year, just because we got to spend time together. Over the years, we moved away from one another, and developed some new traditions, like back yard BBQ's, and family beach trips. This year, my parents have just returned from Germany, so we're not taking a family vacation until sometime in July. We were delighted to spend part of Memorial Day Weekend with my husband's family, who invited us over for a cook out... which meant that I wouldn't have to cook!
I do love cooking and entertaining, but sometimes it's nice not to have to be the hostess... less to worry about, you know? Even though we're never expected to bring anything along to a family get together, I always like to make a little something to take with us. This year, I was excited that I had a brand new set of bowls from Zak! Designs to do a little prepping and serving from!
Zak! Designs has been committed to making mealtime fun for folks since 1976! From dinnerware to on-the-go products, children's character products, kitchen prep items and more, Zak! Designs has been delighting cooks and non-cooks for years! I was so excited to have received an opportunity to try out one of Zak! Designs' latest products- their lovely Confetti Spirit Nested Bowls. I have some nice mixing bowls that I received when I got married, but if you ask me, you can never have too many bowls in your kitchen cabinets, especially in different sizes!
Here's my special delivery from Zak! Designs... I can't wait to see the Confetti Spirit Nested Bowls!
I lifted the top off of the box to find this colorful foursome!
I was so happy to find the spirited red, white, and blue bowls. These are perfect for everyday use, and summer entertaining. I love decorating the house for Memorial Day, and the 4th of July, and I knew these would make a festive addition! The lovely set of bowls feature four bowls in four sizes- two of them blue, one red, and one white.
Thick, sturdy bowls will make prep and serving time easy and fun!
As I removed the set of bowls from their box, I noted how thick they were. No one wants to serve up their best sides in flimsy bowls at the family picnic. These bowls aren't super heavy, but they do have a nice weight to them. They have a wide lip around the rim, making them easy to grasp and carry.
Beautiful confetti design...
The Confetti Spirit Nested Bowls feature a festive confetti design, showing little specs of opposite colors on each bowl. I have always wanted a confetti set of serving ware in my kitchen, and now I have one! The added confetti makes each and every use feel like party time!
Four different sizes give so many options for kitchen prep, and serving!
I couldn't wait to get the new Confetti Spirit Nested Bowls by Zak! Designs into the kitchen, and put them to use! I mentioned the Memorial Day cook out that we were attending with my husband's family- I wanted to make a little something to take along to the cook out, and I thought that a nice pasta salad would keep well, whether we were inside, or outside.
I grabbed the large blue bowl, and the red bowl, and headed to the kitchen to begin boiling rotini noodles. After the noodles were cooked through, rinsed with cold water, and drained, I placed them into the large blue nesting bowl. The bowl turned out to be the perfect size to hold all of the noodles, as they rested, and while I mixed up the oil and seasoning mix for the salad.
Seasoning and oil mix in the red bowl, and the pasta, resting in the blue bowl...
After I mixed the oil with the special seasonings, I poured it over the pasta in the blue bowl, and gently tossed it all together, to really get it mixed together well enough. No one wants a dry pasta salad, so I turned the pasta over several times to make sure each piece had a coating of the oil and seasonings.
Looking good... this might not all make it to the cook out!
After the pasta was coated, I added Parmesan cheese, and crushed Caesar croutons to the salad, and again, gently tossed it, to make sure it was well mixed. The garlic and Parmesan over the pasta smelled so delicious! I could wait to taste it! The large blue bowl was a bit larger than I needed for the bulk of the salad, so I carefully transferred the pasta salad to the red serving bowl, which was the perfect size. I covered it with some plastic wrap, let it chill in the refrigerator for several hours, and then transported it to the family cook out, where it was a big hit!
Everyone loves the yummy pasta salad, and loved the pretty serving bowl, as well!
I have been using the Zak Designs Confetti Spirit Nested Bowls for all sorts of things since I received them. The small blue bowl is a great size to scramble a couple of eggs in, or to serve a pre-portioned snack in! The white bowl is a nice size for smaller mixing jobs, or as a smaller serving bowl. The red and larger blue bowls are getting used quite a lot in our home right now, because they're perfectly sizes for mixing up and serving side dishes with our meals, whipping up a salad, or serving up popcorn for family movie night!
The red bowl is perfect for prepping and serving- here's a dinner salad, waiting to be dressed and served.
We found the blue bowl to be perfect for serving popcorn from! It's large, sturdy, and doesn't tip over easily!
Someone couldn't keep his little hands out of the popcorn bowl!
We think the Confetti Spirit Nested Bowls by Zak! Designs are pretty, and practical! I love their festive colors, and will proudly show my all American spirit this summer, as we use these bowls! I can't wait until our patio project is finished, because these bowls will be perfect for outdoor entertaining this summer! I hope to have a 4th of July cook out at our house, and have everything ready to show off to our family and friends- including these awesome bowls!
Features of the Confetti Spirit Nested Bowls
The set includes a 4.4qt, 2.5qt, 1.25qt, and an 18oz bowl that nest inside each other for easy storage. Although the patented process used to create the Confetti products means that each piece is unique, the colors in the Patriotic Bowl Set coordinate with the entire selection of dinnerware and serveware in the red and white Confetti collections, giving people an easy way to tie all of their Confetti products into one cohesive statement.
The bowls are BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and, like all Confetti products, they’re made with recycled melamine – allowing people across the country to show their green colors with as much pride as their red, white, and blue.
*Diswasher safe- Not Microwave safe.
Zak! Designs has all sorts of wonderful serving products and dinnerware to choose from and enjoy with your family this summer! Check out some of the other Zak! pieces we'd love to add to our collection...
TMNT Dinnerware Set
6 Piece Hostess Set
Spider-Man Snack and Sip Container
Petal Table Art Serving Set
With so many fantastic designs to choose from, you'll be serving up fun, yummy treats for your friends and family all summer long, with Zak Designs! I can't wait to add even more pieces to my serving collection- I need a lot of pieces for outdoor entertaining, which can hold up to lot's of hands, and little ones, as well! Zak! Designs products are wonderful for the family, and they make great gifts, too! Surprise a new bride and groom with a fun wedding shower gift, delight a new homeowner with a special housewarming gift, think about gifting Zak! products to a new graduate, headed to college in the fall, or thank a special friend and hostess with a lovely serving piece from Zak Designs!
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Head on over to Zak! Designs to browse all of the wonderful lines of dinnerware, serving pieces, and on the go products for families! Be sure to check out the outlet while you browse for even more great deals! You can connect with Zak! Designs on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram for the latest and greatest product news!
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One lucky MBP reader will win their very own set of Confetti Spirit Nested Bowls from Zak! Designs, just like the set I received ($39.99 RV). What a great giveaway to kick off the summer entertaining season! Just use the handy Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win! Giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older!
Special thanks to Zak! Designs for allowing us to get into the summer spirit with this wonderful nesting bowl set, and for offering this special summertime giveaway for our readers!